Summer is well underway and the heat is not the only thing pouring into the city. DC brings some of the biggest names in music, and this summer is no different. Whether you like tailgating in the sun out in Bristow/ various Maryland Pavilions or raging in DC’s nightlife, we have the details on the summer shows you’re looking for!

 

Daddy Yankee

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When: July 18th

Where: Echostage

Echostage.com: GA $58

Daddy Yankee helped coin the term Reggaeton when his singles began to top on the Billboards Top 200 chart. His ability to fuse Latin music with Hip-Hop is a favorite in the Clubbing Nightlife and always gets the party going.

 

MGK

MGK

When: July 25th

Where: Echostage

Echostage.com: GA $29

Machine Gun Kelly is the voice of this generation; his lyrics will attribute not only the party lifestyle in “Wild Boy”, but a deeper side to this artist. That doesn’t mean his ability to hype up any crowd won’t be there; MGK will always bring a show.

 

 Dave Mathews Band

 DMB

When: July 26th

Where: Jiffy Lube Live

Ticketmaster: $40- $89

A favorite of all ages, Dave Mathews Band will bring a mix of new and old rock to this performance. It will be a family fun show and maybe bring back some blasts from the past.

 

Wiz Khalifa
 WIZ

When: July 27th

Where: Jiffy Lube Live

Ticketmaster: $33.50- $94.65

Rapper, Song-writer Wiz Khalifa is performing with Young Jeezy and Tyga in Bristow this July. The pavilion will be well lit at this show.

 

Rascal Flatts

Rascal

When: August 2nd

Where: Jiffy Lube Live

Ticketmaster: $25- $255

A country favorite, Rascal Flatts is back again at Jiffy Lube Live for their annual show and a day of tailgating and music.

John Legend

John Legend

 

When: August 5th

Where: Pier Six

Ticketmaster: $50- $105

This 9 time Grammy winner is notable not only for collaborating with other artists but his own #1 chart topping album. 

 

Moonrise Festival

Moonrise

 

When: August 9th & 10th

Where: Pimlico Race Course

Moonrise Festival: $125

This two day event will feature four stages hosting a wide range of international, regional, and local EDM talent and live acts as well as visual artists, a vendor village, a Ferris wheel, and of course a massive audio and lighting production bigger and better than any we’ve done before.

 

One Direction

One Direction

 

When: August 11th

Where: Nationals Park

Washington Nationals MLB ticket page: $95+, prices vary for tiers, suites, and packages 

They are back again at Nationals Park by popular demand! These young performers became a global through X Factor, have released multiple chart topping singles and are still on the rise.

 

Linkin Park

Lincoln Park

Where: August 13th

When: Jiffy Lube Live

Ticketmaster: $35- $315

Linkin Parks is not just playing throwbacks at this one, their back with the most recent album ‘The Hunting Party’, they will continue to put on one of the best shows with a mix of past and present hits.

 

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon 

When: August 15th

Where: Jiffy Lube Live

Ticketmaster: $29.50- $85

Kings of Leon are an amazing live rock show; with a good mix of American Rock and vocals. With old favorites like “Sex on Fire” and new favorites off their new album “Supersoaker”, definitely check this show out.

 

Jimmy Buffet

Jimmy Buffet 

When: August 16th

Where: Jiffy Lube Live

Ticketmaster: $36- $158

Calling Parrot heads everywhere, Jimmy Buffet is back and timeless. It’s the perfect summer event to attend with a margarita in hand, this country favorite is praised everywhere.

 

J Alvarez

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When: August 21st

Where: Echostage

Echostage.com: GA $23.20

Up and coming Reggaeton artist is bringing the biggest bash to end this summer. He will definitely bring you a hot night at Echostage with his Latin hits.

J Alvarez: 8.21.14 at Echostage

By Garrett Blakeman in DC Concerts, Echostage
Friday, June 6, 2014, 1:30pm. (Updated: 7/26/14 at 3:19am) Add comments
DCClubbing Presents:

J Alvarez

DJ Suelto

Tickets On Sale Friday Noon EST
Thursday, August 21, 2014 | Doors 9pm | Ages 18+
Echostage • 2135 Queens Chapel Rd NE • Washington, DC
VIP and Venue Information – 202.503.2330

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J Alvarez makes his Echostage debut August 21, 2014. Get your tickets now for a reggaeton performance you won’t want to miss.

Javid David Álvarez Fernandez was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico on December 13, 1983. Both of his parents are from the Dominican Republic. When Alvarez was 12 years old he sang in front of several of his classmates and teachers, his first ever song “Lo Que Ella Trae” (What She Brings). He listened to many artists from the reggaeton genre, and paid much respect to artist Tego Calderon. Then, through his cousin, he met with DJ Nelson, and a working chemistry soon emerged between the two. He was then signed to Flow Music in 2009. Later that year, his debut album El Dueño Del Sistema was released. A special edition was later released on January 7, 2010. Otro Nivel De Musica, his second studio album was released on September 20, 2011 and featured the hit single “La Pregunta”. A special edition was later released on May 1, 2012, titled Otro Nivel De Musica Reloaded. This album was very well received among fans and was nominated for Best Urban Music Album at the 2012 Latin Grammy Awards.

Moonrise Festival

Saturday, 8/9/14 & Sunday, 8/10/14
Pimlico Race Course
5201 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215

Get Tickets Here

More Info & Lineup

Moonrise Lineup

Moonrise Lineup

When it comes to Summer festivals near dc nothing is bigger than Moonrise! Taking place at Pimlico Race in Baltimore on August 9-10, Club Glow and Steez Promo have put together one of the craziest lineups of all time. Glow has been busy, from countless massive shows at Echostage to Thank You Festival and now Moonrise.

With four stages and a unique lineup Moonrise Festival will bring something for everyone including production value worth the visit itself (yes, there will be a Ferris wheel). Each stage will offer an expertly crafted experience and they will all come together to form an event unlike anything the mid-Atlantic has seen before with DJs, live performances, bands and much more. Read below for more information.

Phase 1 Lineup

August 9 – Kaskade | August 10 – Bassnectar

Adventure Club | A$AP Ferg | Bro Safari | Carnage | Excision | Infected Mushroom Live | Lotus | Morgan Page | Rusko | Sander van Doorn | DJ Snake | STS9 | Tommy Trash | Waka Flocka Flame | Zeds Dead

Amtrac | Anna Lunoe | Audien | Brillz | Clockwork | Cory Enemy | Crizzly | CRNKN | Dannic | Destructo | Digital Lab | The Disco Fries | Djemba Djemba | Dotcom | Downlink | Drumsound & Bassline Smith | Dzeko & Torres | EOTO | Evol Intent | Figure | Firebeatz | Gazzo | gLAdiator | GTA | Heroes x Villains | JackLNDN | Julio Bashmore | Kennedy Jones | Keys n Krates | Lets Be Friends | Lindsay Lowend | Luke the Knife | Mayhem vs Antiserum | Michael Brun | Mitis | Moon Boots | Mr Carmack | Ookay | Orjan Nilsen | Papadosio | Paper Diamond | Planet of the Drums | Rebecca & Fiona | RJD2 | Robert DeLong | Shiba San | Shiftee | Slander | Snails | Sound Remedy | Tchami | Terravita | Tony Junior | Tritonal | TV Noise | Victor Niglio | Z Trip | Zoogma

2RIP | Alex English | Architekt | Audio Ammo | Beltway Banditz | Bunk Buddha | Des McMahon | Electric Love Machine | Joe L | DJ Knowledge | Matt Goldman | Racecarbed | Roberto Gonzalez | RSK | Team Zapata

Venue Info

Moonrise Festival will be held at this world famous venue a short distance from downtown Baltimore:
Pimlico Race Course
5201 Park Heights Ave
Baltimore, MD 21215
The event will take place in the massive infield of the mile-long race course, which will be transformed into a world of sight and sound, building the event around a massive Ferris wheel in the center. The nature of the venue will allow easier access to concessions and much more space to expand the production and performance areas.

There are multiple parking lots in the surrounding area, and the venue is along public transportation routes.

Rules / FAQ

The Following Items Are Allowed:

  • Small handbags & backpacks
  • Cameras
  • Clothing Items
  • Outside food and beverages
  • Plastic toys, trinkets & glow sticks of reasonable size

The Following Items Are Strictly Prohibited:

  • Illegal drugs
  • Weapons of any size or shape
  • Glass bottles
  • Opened beverage containers or food items
  • Alcohol
  • Coolers
  • Bags larger than a basic backpack

Camping or tailgating is not allowed in or around the venue at any time before, during or after the event.

Machine Gun Kelly: 7.25.14 at Echostage

By Garrett Blakeman in DC Concerts, Echostage
Friday, May 16, 2014, 12:00pm. (Updated: 7/26/14 at 3:18am) Add comments
DCClubbing & KO Events Present:
Machine Gun Kelly

Tickets On Sale 4.4.14 Noon EST
Rescheduled: Friday, July 25, 2014 | Doors 9pm | Ages 18+
Echostage • 2135 Queens Chapel Rd NE • Washington, DC
Table Information – 202.503.2331

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BIOGRAPHY(via www.machinegunkelly.com)

There’s nothing like someone who has lived your story and Ohio’s MC MGK resilience has become a beacon of hope for thousands of kids across America. Penning rhymes about everything from addiction to family issues, MGK is a symbol of relentless perseverance to his fans and the MC is about to begin the next chapter of his already successful career.

Born Colson Baker in Houston, Texas, MGK lived almost a dozen places, including Egypt, before moving to Denver, Colorado with his father after his mother began a new life with a new man.

“I don’t have a relationship with my mom, she left when I was nine years old,” says MGK.

In Denver, the Bakers lived with MGK’s aunt. Though the father and son had each other, they couldn’t lay claim to much else. As his dad fought depression and unemployment, the young MC split his time between wearing two school outfits and being bullied by the neighborhood kids.

“I used to stand out because I was tall and I couldn’t really fight back then,” says MGK. “Then I got tired of getting beat up so I started fighting people with my words instead.”

In seventh grade, MGK found solace in rhyming after watching DMX’s “We Right Here” video.

“DMX is a huge influence on me because neither of us have siblings so we had to fight a lot of dark shit by ourselves,” says MGK.

And though he “wasn’t popular at all,” the lanky kid was good at battling his middle school challengers. Later, while attending Denver’s Thomas Jefferson High School, his father moved to Kuwait to work for the army and left MGK behind to live in a neighbor’s basement. It was then the teen began experimenting with drugs and recorded his first demo tape.

“It was terrible, but I thought it was cool,” says MGK, with a smile.

Without supervision, MGK stopped attending school and like 50 Cent, the high school freshmen, made a name for himself by calling out elder classmates. In 2005, his father moved MGK to Kuwait, where the teen got into even more trouble. Eventually, the pair were forced back stateside and settled in Cleveland, Ohio. While attending Shaker Heights High on the city’s east side, MGK convinced a local t-shirt shop owner, who doubled as an MC manager, to take him under his wing.

“I got the name Machine Gun Kelly because of my rapid-fire delivery when I was 15 and started doing shows,” says MGK.

Nicknamed MGK by his fans, the MC released his first mixtape Stamp of Approval in 2006 and built a local fan base performing at Cleveland venues like Hi-Fi. But it was a trip to New York’s famed Apollo Theater in 2009 that really gave him his start.

“We drove straight from Ohio and stood in line for ten hours,” recalls MGK. “I got boo’d as soon as I walked on the Apollo stage and then I won … twice.”

The energetic performer became the first rapper in history to win the Apollo’s talent show. MGK’s mixtape 100 Words And Running came shortly after and he created a high school promotional tour, where he performed to such excited crowds that school security teams began turning him away to keep the peace. And while the MC’s catchphrase, “Lace up,” which started as a mixtape interlude, became a call to arms for fans, their leader was still flipping burritos at Chipotle to pay his rent. After graduating high school, MGK’s father kicked him out of their home and forced the young MC to fend for himself. Not long after, an 18 year-old MGK welcomed his own child, a daughter named Casie. The infant gave the rapper new incentive to work even harder and he soon earned a nod for Best Midwest Artist at the 2010 Underground Music Awards and his “Alice in Wonderland” clip won Best Music Video at the 2010 Ohio Hip-Hop Awards.

But just as his star began to rise, MGK suffered a new setback. A polyp developed on his vocal chord which kept him offstage and out of the studio for six months. Without health insurance for surgery, MGK worked off the polyp by himself with tireless vocal exercises.

“Every night I’d wake up at 4 o’clock in the morning wanting to blow my brains out,” says MGK. “That was one of the most depressing periods of my life.”

But the sun shone again with the 2010 release of MGK’s Lace Up mixtape. The project not only earned the local favorite more fans baring their own “Lace Up” tattoos but a national audience. In 2011, the Ohio rapper secured a label deal with Diddy’s Bad Boy Records/ Interscope Records as well as a marketing partnership to score a spot for HTC’s Rezound Beats By Dre phone. Machine Gun MGK’s “Invincible” track plays during the electronics commercial, the release of which coincided with the song’s sale on iTunes.

In October, the Rage Pack mixtape, inspired by his energy on stage and a love for his fans, hit the web. A video for MGK’s single “Wild Boy” featuring Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame and produced by GB Hitz followed, leading MGK to win MTV’s Hottest Breakthrough MC for 2011.

“To be considered for the hottest breakthrough MC of 2011, it’s obviously an honor, but I want to be the hottest,” he told MTV News. “I’ve never been comfortable with sharing anything.”

Gearing up for his mainstream spotlight, MGK is currently prepping his official EP via Bad Boy/ Interscope entitled Lace Up. Slated to hit shelves in March, the Ohio native will take his new music across the United States during the record-breaking “90 Cities in 99 Days” tour with Midwest MC Tech N9ne also beginning that month. In addition, MGK’s secured a performance on this summer’s Vans Warped Tour line-up.

Already acknowledged by cultural gatekeepers like The New York Times, MTV, The FADER and Nah Right, MGK is ready to devour the next phase of his career. Lace up

Thank You Festival

The sun is threatening to come out, and that can only mean one thing, the summer festival season is upon us.  And this summer, the Thank You Festival is going to be the EDM event of the season. 

Glow in partnership with The Global Citizen movement, and the World Childhood Foundation, will host the event in an effort to motivate and educate socially active youth about the causes and consequences of extreme poverty.

Globally renowned headliner Tiësto stated,

Through my work with the World Childhood Foundation, I’ve learned about the millions of kids who are battling abuse and even dying from diseases that have known cures.  I hope all my fans will join me in working with these amazing organizations to help these children all around the world live and become healthy and strong so they can enjoy their childhoods.

Nothing gets your summer off to a blistering start more than a killer music festival, for a good cause so get ready for the Thank You Festival coming this June.

In the meantime, get planning. Buy your tickets; check out the insane lineup of artists you won’t want to miss and get hydrated for the area’s biggest and best summer festival.

Concertgoers can learn about the role the United States has played in helping to ensure children everywhere can live a healthy, full life by visiting globalcitizen.org.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW-

 

When:

Thursday June 26, 2014

Where:

Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD 21044

What:

The event will recognize the pivotal role of United States foreign aid in helping to cut global child deaths by nearly one-­‐half since 1990, and will emphasize the topic of child survival and protection.

Tickets: 

Glow

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-American Express Exclusive Pre Sale: Wednesday April 9, 2014 12PM

-Fan site’s Pre Sale: Thursday April 10, 2014 12PM

-General Sale to Public: Friday April 11, 2014 12PM

One hundred free tickets will be given away through globalcitizen.org, where fans can take action to encourage the United States government to continue its efforts to keep millions of children alive.    

Lineup:
                  Tiesto

Tiesto Thank You Festival

If you missed him at Echostage in November or his surprise appearance recently at Ultrabar, now’s your chance to check out one of the greatest DJ’s of all time.

                  Above & Beyond

Above & Beyond Thank You Festival

Hot off the Ultra Music Festival and WMC, Above & Beyond, one of the top trance acts over the last decade have embraced and embodied the concept of music as therapy for the soul. It’s time for some Group Therapy.

                  Krewella

Krewella Thank You Festival

On the heels of a massive DC debut at #MegaGlow and their sophomore appearance for Glow at Echostage, the rock star-EDM bass trio is on their boldest mission yet, the ‘Get Wet Live’ Tour promoting their latest album.

                  Alvin Risk

Alvin Risk Thank You Festival

Electronic music producer, singer and DJ and one of our own from Washington, D.C. Alvin Risk joins an all-star line-up at the Thank You festival to represent the DMV.

Why: 

Roughly 6.6 million children under five still die each year, most from preventable causes.  Children from all socioeconomic backgrounds continue to face challenges of exploitation and abuse, preventing them from having a happy and healthy childhood.

                  United States dollars help!
  • Reduce the number of children who die before their 5th birthday
  • Cut new polio cases from 1000 a day in 1990 to 1 a day in 2013
  • Prevent millions of children from becoming disabled

For more information and a chance to win free tickets visit globalcitizen.org/thankyou.

Can’t wait for the summer?  Check out DC’s Spring Concerts.

Spring Concerts in DC

By Peach in DC Concerts, DC Events, Whats hot in DC Nightlife
Sunday, April 6, 2014, 4:21pm. (Updated: 4/16/14 at 3:06pm) Add comments
Miley Cyrus Verizon Center

Spring has officially sprung and so has a crop full of concerts in the nation’s capital that’ll propel you far into summer. Check out the top shows in the DMV this Spring and get your tickets before they’re all sold out.

Arcangel, Ken-Y: 5.22.14 at Echostage

By Garrett Blakeman in DC Concerts, Echostage, live music, Music
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 12:00pm. (Updated: 5/23/14 at 2:32pm) Add comments
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Arcangel and Ken-Y Live in Concert in Washington D.C with local talent Jason Cerda all performing live!

Jarabe de Palo: 3.27.14 at Echostage

By Garrett Blakeman in DC Concerts, DC Events, Echostage, live music, Music
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 8:00am. (Updated: 3/28/14 at 4:08am) Add comments
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Jarabe de Palo, a Latin rock group from Spain, is coming straight to Echostage March 27th, 2014. Get your tickets for another fantastic live performance with the stellar sound and visuals only Echostage can provide.

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Can Washington, DC handle two days of David Guetta? Find out 3.9.14, 9pm at Echostage!

Party with Paris Hilton!

By Evan in DC Concerts, DJ Events, Echostage, Whats hot in DC Nightlife
Saturday, January 4, 2014, 6:00pm. (Updated: 5/28/14 at 2:21pm) Add comments
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DC Clubbing has teamed up with Night Life Agency to present a one of a kind VIP package, including an exclusive meet and greet with Paris Hilton on May 9th at Echostage!

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