Summer has finally arrived and DC! The best time of year for outdoor concerts, stadium-packed shows, and serious summer lineups. This summer is on pace to be one of the most epic so far: Foo Fighters, Nicki Minaj, the Moonrise Festival, and so much more. Better start budgeting your Summer cash now, because you are probably going to want to see all of these. And by probably, I mean definitely.

Third Eye Blind and Dashboard Confessional

When: June 17, 2015
Where: Peir 6 Pavilion
Tickets: Ticketfly 

Tell the angst-ridden teen in you that is freaking out over this to take a couple of deep breaths and then reassure them that yes: this is indeed real. The emo royals who once ruled your AIM profile (don’t lie) and sang about “screaming infidelities” is reuniting for the first time in 5 years with none other than Third Eye Blind. Need I say more?


Panda Funk

ft. Dirty Audio, Deorro, Zoo Funktion, and Iez

When: June 26, 2015
Where: Echostage
Tickets: Wantickets 

“What good is art if no one gets to enjoy it?” Excellent question, Deorro. Panda Funk, lead by Deorro himself, is a west coast record label that prides itself on discovering new artists and letting them explore their capabilities. They aim to keep music as authentic and real as possible, and their show this summer at Echostage should prove to any skeptics just what they’re about.


Foo Fighters 20th Anniversary Blowout

When: July 7, 2015
Where: RFK Stadium
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Saying that this is a concert of colossal proportions would still be putting it mildly. To celebrate their 20th anniversary as one of the greatest, most influential rock bands alive (not to mention the coolest – have you ever read an interview with Dave Grohl? What a guy), the band is bringing together many of the groundbreaking American acts featured in their HBO docuseries, Sonic Highways: Buddy Guy, Gary Clark Jr., Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, LL Cool J feat. DJ Z-Trip – the list just goes on.

In the words of Wayne and Garth: We’re not worthy!


Taylor Swift

When: July 13-14, 2015
Where: Nationals Park

Leave a blank space in your calendar open! It’s time to party like it’s 1989! If you can’t make it one day, shake it off because there’s a second show!

I’ll stop.

But in all seriousness, my girl T-Swift deserves some credit: Her last album shattered the sales of whatever it was Justin Beiber put out and that is something everyone can get on board with. She’s also broken a few Guinness records that haven’t been touched (or realized) since the pre-Napster and mp3 days when TRL was the deciding factor of who achieved platinum status (#throwback #missyouCarson #rememberwhenDiddyranonthattreadmill?). And she’s coming to DC’s beloved Nationals Park.


Adventure Club

When: July 17, 2015
Where: Echostage
Tickets: Wantickets 

The Montreal duo started out as a pop-punk band, but after getting bored they switched to the high energy dubstep genre of EDM, generating their initial fan base with a remix of Brand New’s “Daisy”. Taking influence from Echostage veterans such as Tiesto, Skrillex, and Flux Pavillion, Adventure Club’s high energy Christian Srigley and Leighton James are no strangers to the festival circuit: appearing at both EDC Vegas and Ultra Miami in the past few years – their DC show will most definitely be worth checking out.


Nicki Minaj

When: July 22, 2015
Where: Jiffy Lube Live
Tickets: Live Nation

Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint Tour hits Jiffy Lube Live this July, bringing special guests Meek Mill, Rae Sremmurd, Tenashe, and Dej Loaf with her. If the trap/rap/pop mix on her December ’14 album is any indication of this tour’s direction, it’ll definitely be a rager on pace with the over-the-top style and attitude we’ve all come to know and love.


Flo Rida

When: July 24, 2015
Where: Echostage
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Southern rapper Flo Rida makes his Echostage debut this July following his October 2014 EP release My House. Having performed and worked with artists such as DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, Trick Daddy, and, of course, T-Pain (a collab which resulted in a Grammy win for “Low”), this show is sure to be a blowout. Tables and tickets are still available for now, but will more than likely sell out soon. If you want to be a part of this party, I’d get on it quick.


Milky Chance

When: July 27, 2015
Where: Echostage
Tickets: Ticketmaster

The German duo Milky Chance are quickly rising to fame with their laid-back blend of slinky dance beats, acoustic details, and soulful vocals. Their hit single “Stolen Dance” came out in 2013, but didn’t catch on stateside until late 2014.  When it did, though, the song shot to #39 on the Billboard Top 100 in just a few short weeks. Still not sold? Give “Down by the River” and “Flashed Junk Mind” a listen, I dare you to not immediately purchase tickets.


Moonrise Festival

When: August 8-9, 2015
Where: Pimlico Race Course
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Oh. Shit.

It’s back: two days of the best music Glow DC has to offer – which, coming from the people who put the #2 club in the country on the map, is a whole lot. Think Coachella just for EDM, but Coachella in it’s pre-commercialized golden days when it was more about the music and less about who was in attendance wearing godknowswhat (although, to be honest, the fashion will probably still be pretty awesome). Not as awesome as the acts themselves, though: check for lineup announcements leading up to the big day.


J. Cole

with special guests Big Sean, Jeremih, and YG

When: August 9, 2015
Where: Jiffy Lube Live
Tickets: Ticketmonster 

J. Cole brings his Forest Hills Drive tour to VA this Summer, accompanied by hiphop artist Big Sean, contemporary R&B singer Jeremih, and Compton rapper YG (you may recognize those last two from the radio-regular earworm “Don’t Tell ‘Em”). Approved and promoted by Jay-Z, J. Cole has been known to put on a energetic, diverse show: blending rap with jazz, R&B, funk, and neo soul with a love of storytelling. If anything, you should go to this purely for the “I heard it first” bragging rights –  Billboard is predicting big things for guy’s future.


Twenty One Pilots

with special guest Echosmith

When: September 8-9, 2015
Where: Echostage
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Anyone who has lived in the DMV area knows that September still counts as Summer, so finish yours off with a show that has been selling so well and so fast they added a second night. Animated indie-rockers Twenty-One Pilots mix elements of hip hop, hard rock, and pop into performances that have consistently left fans wanting more. Bonus: Echosmith is their special guest. Be there and be like the cool kids (zing!).


For more shows, updates, and other DCClubbing events: visit our Event Calendar and our friends at Club Glow and Echostage!

Bottle Specials:

  • $300 table special: Absolut, Bacardi, and House Champagne
  • $350 table special: Absolut, Jack, and House Champagne


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

Discounted Admission: See Event Passes


Age Requirement and Dress Code:
Open to ages 18+, Proper ID and Attire is Required. Dress Smart: no Timberlands, no sneakers, no t-shirts, no grungy or athletic clothes, no camo. 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

Glow Washington DC presents:

Armin Van Buuren

September 24, 2015

 2135 Queens Chapel Road NE • Washington, DC


For more than 15 years, the Grammy-nominated Dutchman has been living to the rhythm of his own international success. His 5-time number one position in the critically acclaimed DJ Mag Top 100 poll has been the result of his loyalty to fans, his creativity in the studio, the perseverance with which he hosts his weekly radio show ‘A State of Trance’, and the energy he brings to the crowds in front of him. Despite the heavy pressure that comes along with being one of the world’s most popular DJs, Armin has always kept his focus on the music. And that’s exactly what keeps him going.

More information  |  Tickets  |

Life in Color “The World’s Largest Paint Party” Presents:

The 2015 Big Bang Tour

The Creation Of Color

Washington D.C


Saturday September 12, 2015
RFK Stadium | 2400 E Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003


The world’s largest paint party is back again on September 12: T-Mobile and Glow Washington DC present Life In Color!

Featuring Adventure Club, Seven Lions, and Jaul!!

Miami, FL – June 2, 2015 — Life in Color today announced the dates and locations of Phase 2 of the “Big Bang – The Creation of Color” World Tour. Stops include Ibiza, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Lima, Colombia, Honduras, and many more. Life in Color capped off a stellar 2014 with their two-day Life In Color Miami Festival that brought in over 50,000 attendees and dumped 20,000+ gallons of paint on partiers. Pushing strong into 2015, it’s all about “New Year, New Hues”.

For the US portion of the tour, Life in Color announced T-Mobile as the title sponsor and T-Mobile customers attending these events in the US will receive special perks starting with the Atlanta/Marietta show on August 29th. T-Mobile has been working with SFX Entertainment for over a year to support live music experiences. T-Mobile launched Music Freedom last year, which lets T-Mobile Simple Choice™ customers stream all the music they want on T-Mobile’s Data Strong™ network without hitting their high speed data buckets. At the “Big Bang – The Creation of Color” tour, premier experience areas and special moments throughout the show will be Un-leashed™ by T-Mobile, bringing fans an enhanced Life in Color experience. Stay tuned for more information! What is anticipated to be a 130 city tour in over 40 countries, Phase 1 is wrapped and Phase 2 is about to be underway. The US portion of Phase 2 kicks off in Kennesaw / Atlanta on August 29th and aims to answer the age-old question: How did color come to be? It’s an ambitious pursuit spanning all of 2015 that involves combing the country for the most rambunctious paint partiers in the universe, with help along the way from some of dance music’s most colorful characters. Fans can learn about the origins of paint through the almighty “Paint Factory,” which Life in Color Miami attendees will recognize as one of the festival’s massive structures. The stage will accompany the “Big Bang – The Creation of Color” tour on all its dates. So get your tickets to your city and prepare for the countdown to the BIG BANG!



Stay tuned for more lineup announcements! |

Glow Washington DC presents:

Ruby Rose

with Michael Woods

Friday September 4, 2015

 2135 Queens Chapel Road NE • Washington, DC


Yes! The one and only Ruby Rose, who gained fame recently by appearing in the Netflix hit Orange is the New Black, is coming to Echostage on Friday September 4th for a full live DJ set with Michael Woods!

Many may not know that Rose has critical acclaim first and foremost as a DJ. In 2012 she released her first single with Gary Go and she’s continued performing between television and charity appearances ever since.

Tickets go on sale Friday July 31 at noon!


More information  |  |  Tickets on sale Friday 7/31 at 12pm!

Two days of Glow music comes to Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course August 8-9!

Spring Concerts in DC

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Here’s your guide to the best shows in the DMV this season! Whether they’re the can’t-miss EDM shows or outdoor mega concerts, the DMV’s got it all!

Panda Funk comes to Echostage this Summer! With special guests Dirty Audio, Deorro, Zoo Funktion, and Iez!

He rocked Echostage New Year’s Eve 2014, and came back with a vengeance last June. Now he’s back to kick the summer off in style!

Electronic Music Icon & Grammy Nominee Armin van Buuren To Headline 2015 Preakness Concert Series’ InfieldFest On Preakness Day!

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