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

daddy yankee


When: July 18th

Where: Echostage 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.




When: July 25th

Where: Echostage 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


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

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


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



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

 J alvarez

When: August 21st

Where: Echostage 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.


Bottle Special:

$150 Stoli vodka


  • Main Floor: Dance & Top 40
  • Bedroom (second floor): Latin & International
  • Chroma: Hip Hop & Top 40
  • Basement: Mashups

Discount Admission: See Event Passes


Age Requirement and Dress Code:
Open to ages 18+, Proper ID and Attire is Required. Dress Smart. Guys: No shorts, boots, oversized tees, baggy jeans, tennis shoes, etc.. Girls: Keep it classy.

Learn more about Ultrabar Nightclub DC

Location, Info:
911 F St. NW Washington DC 20004. Nearest metro: Gallery Place. 202 638 4663
More details about Ultrabar

A staple of DC club events, Ladies Night at Ultrabar Nightclub DC features 6 Bars, 5 levels and 4 DJs.

Hardwood floors, marble bartops, stainless steel accents and pounding subs have made Ultrabar a DC nightlife destination for years. With VIP/private table seating available on all floors, its a place to go reckless on the floor and party in style with your friends.

Take an inside look at Ultrabar!

Ultrabar Front Door

The front door at Ultrabar DC

Ultrabar Chroma Bottles

Racks of top shelf drinks

Ultrabar Chroma Going Crazy

Partying in Chroma (4th Floor)

Ultrabar Bedroom VIP Tables

VIP Tables in the Bedroom (3rd Floor)

Ultrabar VIP Table Service

VIP Tables in the Mezzanine (2nd Floor overlooking Main Floor)

Ultrabar Table

VIP Tables on the Main Floor

Ultrabar Vault Level Basement

Rocking out in the Vault (Basement Level)

Ultrabar DJ Mixer Pioneer DJM 800 Nightclub DJ Microphone Back Panel RCA Plugs

The best DJs use the Best Equipment at Ultrabar, like the Pioneer DJM 800 mixer and CDJ 1000 MK3s

Ultrabar Front Door Columbia National Bank

Ultrabar is actually housed in a historic turn-of-the-century bank building

Ultrabar Chroma VIP

The VIP in Chroma

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

Thank You Festival Flyer




Thursday June 26, 2014


Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD 21044


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.




-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, where fans can take action to encourage the United States government to continue its efforts to keep millions of children alive.    


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 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.


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

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

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).

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus Verizon Center

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.

Rick Ross

DC Concerts Rick Ross                                              

When: April 11, 2014
Where: Echostage
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.

Carl Cox

DC Concerts Carl Cox
When: April 19, 2014
Where: Echostage
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.


M.I.A. DC Spring Concerts

When: April 27, 2014
Where: Echostage
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

DC Concerts 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.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga Pop Art Tour

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

MGK DC Spring Concerts

When: May 16, 2014
Where: Echostage
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

DC Concerts 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.

Benny Benassi

DC Concerts Benny Benassi

When: May 17, 2014
Where: Echostage
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’.


DC Concerts Phoenix

When: June 7, 2014
Where: Echostage
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.

Panorama Productions and Ultrabar Present:

Memorial Day Beach Party & Bikini Contest

Sunday, May 25, 2014
Ultrabar • 911 F Street NW • Washington, DC


Don’t spend Memorial Day stuck in traffic on your way to the beach. Maybe you’ll get a couple hours of sun if you’re lucky.
Your best bet is to bring the beach to the club baby! Get your suit, sandals, tanks and shades. Then make your way over to Ultrabar!

In addition we will also be throwing a bikini contest on the main floor, we will have over $1,000 in cash/prizes

  • 5 Levels, 4 DJs spinning Top 40, House and International
  • $5 fireball shots
    $6 sex on the beach
  • $150 bottles of Stoli
  • Bottle service available at (202) 271 1171
  • Ages 18+ w/ valid ID
  • Dressy Casual

Music Format:
– Main Floor: DJ Heat, DJ Saam (Top 40, Mashups, Hip Hop)
– Vault: Trap Music
– Bedroom: DJ Eli (Latin)

Ladies Night - Sundress Edition: 6.7.14 at Ultrabar

By Garrett Blakeman in DC Events, DC Nightlife, Ultrabar DC
Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 12:00pm. (Updated: 6/08/14 at 1:42am) Add comments

Summer is in the air, the sun is shining bright, and it’s the perfect time to try on that sundress that’s been collecting dust!

Carnival: 5.24.14 at Ultrabar

By Garrett Blakeman in DC Events, DC Nightlife, Ultrabar DC
Thursday, March 20, 2014, 12:00pm. (Updated: 5/25/14 at 3:11am) Add comments

Drawing inspiration from the biggest party in the world, Panorama and Ultrabar fuse elements of the Brazilian, Portuguese and Caribbean Carnivals as well as New Orleans Mardi Gras into one massive event.

DJ Enferno : 5.23.14 at Barcode

By Garrett Blakeman in Barcode, DC Events, DC Lounges, DC Nightlife, DJ Events, Pop Music
Sunday, February 2, 2014, 12:00pm. (Updated: 5/24/14 at 7:53am) Add comments

DC native DJ Enferno will be back at Barcode for one night only to “Rock the House” like usual. This superstar DJ has remixed Dev, LMFAO and Far East Movement, designed sound for Rihanna’s “Loud Tour” and Cirque du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson show,” Created the “Live Remix Project,” DJed for Madonna’s “Sticky and Sweet” world tour and has Spun events from DC to Japan to Dubai.

Carnival: 3.29.14 at Ultrabar

By Garrett Blakeman in DC Events, DC Nightlife, Ultrabar DC
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 10:00am. (Updated: 3/30/14 at 5:27am) Add comments

Drawing inspiration from the biggest party in the world, Panorama and Ultrabar fuse elements of the Brazilian, Portuguese and Caribbean Carnivals as well as New Orleans Mardi Gras into one massive event.

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

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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