Spring Concerts in DC
Spring has officially sprung and so has a crop full of concerts in the nation’s capital that’ll propel you far into summer. Whether you’re into the nightclub feel of Echostage, outdoor mega shows at Jiffy Lube Live, or Festivals at Merriweather Post Pavillion the DMV’s got it all. We’ve scouted out some of the best gigs here, but don’t stand around picking your nose, if you want to grab seats for one of these must see concerts—tickets are already on sale for nearly everything listed, and some are already sold out. (We’re definitely talking about you, Sweet Life Festival and Country Mega Ticket). But don’t worry there’s always other ways to score tickets (Stubhub, Craigslist, beg, borrow, steal).
When: April 10, 2014
Where: Verizon Center
Tickets: Ticketmaster ($33.95-$108.00)
Don’t expect Disney channel princess Hannah Montana showing up at the ‘Bangerz’ tour. Witness the twerking and tongue wagging up close and personal with special guest Icona Pop, this won’t be the PG Miley of yesterday.
When: April 11, 2014
Tickets: Ticketmaster ($50.00)
“Both physically and culturally very large” (according the his website) his voice sells, the way Sinatra once sold an implacable but supple kind of confidence. With his record entitled ‘God Forgives, I Don’t’, I’d consider that a threat, so you’d better get your tickets pronto.
When: April 19, 2014
Tickets: Ticketmaster ($28.00)
Get ready for another major Glow DC event. As the very first winner of DJ Magazine’s prestigious Top 100 DJ poll in 1997, the ‘Three Deck Wizard’ himself, Carl Cox will be joined by one of the UK’s finest exports in electronic music, Nic Fanciulli, and head of his own record label (Younan Music) Saeed Younan all under the same roof.
When: April 27, 2014
Tickets: Ticketmaster ($53.70)
The electronic, dance, alternative, hip hop and world music artist known for her singles ‘Sunshowers’ and ‘Galang’, and reaching number 11 on the Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales in the US, she has been nominated for an Academy Award, two Grammy Awards and the Mercury Prize. You don’t wanna be MIA for this show.
Sweet life Festival
When: May 10, 2014
Where: Merriweather Post Pavilion
Tickets: Sweet Life Festival ($75-$150)
What began in 2010 as a 500-person gathering in the parking lot behind Sweet Green’s Dupont location has evolved into an annual celebration of flavorful music, wholesome food, and thoughtful living.
When: May 15, 2014
Where: Verizon Center
Tickets: Ticketmaster ($45.00-$230.00)
Gaga’s ‘ARTPOP’ album (follow-up to ‘Born This Way’), debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, with the ARTPOP Ball in support of her album kicking off this spring. If you’ve never seen Gaga in concert, it’s a must, full of surprises, and unmatched energy, the ARTPOP Ball should not be missed.
Machine Gun Kelly
When: May 16, 2014
Tickets: Ticketmaster ($29.00-$116.00)
Perhaps the new Eminem, Machine Gun Kelly is made famous by 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.
Country Mega Ticket
When: May 17- September 20, 2014
Where: Jiffy Lube Live
Tickets: Live Nation ($189.99- $859.99)
Hee Haw! While Mega Show tickets nearly sold out, after all country music is the most popular music in the good ol’ US of A, this is a hot ticket. If you can land a Megaticket, you’ll have access to an eight-show “package” featuring the summer’s hottest country shows at Jiffy Lube Live.
When: May 17, 2014
Tickets: Want Tickets ($34.50)
Benny Benassi, who recently worked with Madonna and Chris Brown is an EDM show full of charisma, his dj style is easy to describe… it’s kinda electro, sort of house-tec, dirty and cool, sweaty and smooth. This tour will surely bring you some ‘Satisfaction’.
When: June 7, 2014
Tickets: Ticketmaster ($43.45)
French alternative rock band, Phoenix, brings a different flavor to Echostage. They played at the Governor’s Ball, performed at the legendary Apollo Theatre in New York, played their new single ‘Entertainment’ on Saturday Night Live, and shared the stage with R. Kelly to a rendition of their smash hit, ‘1901’, at Coachella, won a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 2010 for their album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix’, and headlined Lollapalooza in Chicago. AKA get your ticket before it sells out.Tweet