13 Main Concerts and Audio Festivals in the DC Location This Fall

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Summer months is around, but that does not suggest the music scene is winding down. There’s a stream of massive live shows coming to the DC place this fall. Right here are a number of of notice.



Merriweather Publish Pavilion | September 30-October 1

Maryland singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers splits the headliner lineup with otherworldly vocalist Lana Del Rey and indie supergroup Boygenius at the All Matters Go New music Competition. The remarkably-anticipated two-working day concert—backed by guest singers Ethel Cain, Carly Rae Jepsen, and a ton more—is now bought out, but you even now have a chance to secure a reservation on the ticket waitlist ($95+).


Countrywide Shopping mall | Oct 6-7

Hip-hop turns 50 this yr, and the celebrations are not slowing down anytime quickly. Following month’s celebration is a significant bash at West Potomac Park on the Nationwide Mall, supplying lovers of the revolutionary genre a likelihood to bounce and bop to outdated-university raps by veteran artists: Public Enemy, Ice-T, Kurtis Blow, Roxanne Shante, the Sugarhill Gang, and extra (cost-free, but registration demanded).


The Anthem | October 17

In 2017, Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds started off LoveLoud pageant to assist LGBTQ+ communities. This 12 months Reynolds is taking his pageant on tour for the very first time, and the kickoff location is DC. The live performance options a assorted monthly bill of artists such as “On My Mama” singer Victoria Monét, violinist Lindsey Stirling, indie-pop producer Cavetown, and others  ($50+).



Cash A single Arena | September 23 and December 3 

Our favorite millennial boy band comes at Funds A single Arena twice this tumble, and we are “Burnin Up” with excitement. The Jonas Brothers are promising admirers medleys and standalone performances of their five albums in one night time. The trio’s reunion tour is a celebration of their practically 20-calendar year career ($92+).


The Anthem | September 24-25

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Versatile singer-songwriter Janelle Monáe not long ago added a 2nd evening to her DC tour cease immediately after offering out the to start with evening at The Anthem. Monáe delivers her eclectic type and funky-sensual seems to the Wharf in advertising of her most recent album, The Age of Pleasure ($95+).


The Anthem | October 12

Kim Petras samples with Europop and ’90s house tunes on her new album, Feed the Beast, teaming up with major musicians this sort of as Nicki Minaj and Sam Smith on hit tracks “Alone” and “Unholy.” Audiences can assume to hear a blend of shiny tunes from the most up-to-date album at the are living display ($59+).


The Anthem | Oct 15

R&B songster Daniel Caesar offered out his upcoming display with Montell Fish—the vocalist guiding TikTok feeling “Fall in Really like with You.” Even so, you can snag a pair of tickets for you and a pal at a amount of third-party web-sites, and witness the harmonies of equally artists in particular person ($98+).


Money A single Arena | Oct 21

Ms. Lauryn Hill introduced her socially mindful rhyme-loaded solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill virtually 25 decades ago. In commemoration of the album’s longtime accomplishment throughout the genres of reggae, rap, R&B, and hip-hop, the neo-soul artist is reconnecting with ’90s group Fugees for a multi-city operate ($75+).


Capital 1 Arena | November 12

The 2023 tour of Florida-centered rapper Rod Wave—known for his emotional hums and unglamorous songs—is an ode to the blues crooner’s new undertaking Nostalgia. Despite the fact that the album may well repeat Wave’s familiar gloomy aesthetic, specific company Ari Lennox, G Herbo, and Toosii are positive to decide on up the tempo and social gathering vibe at the Capital One particular Arena functionality ($50+).


Capital A single Arena | November 27

Billboard-charting star Doja Cat’s forthcoming album Scarlet introduces fans to a creepier bass-major aspect of the pop star’s repertoire. Anticipate to listen to music from her most recent function, and with any luck , a handful of throwback hyperpop hits like “Kiss Me More” and “Woman.” Also, mounting rap queen Ice Spice will accomplish ($79+).


The Anthem | November 21

Celebrity Lil Uzi Vert programs to amp up crowds with a blend of lure metal and club audio from their jam packed hip-rocking Pink Tape task together their providing speedy tour. The noteworthy lyricist. is returning to heart stage immediately after a five-yr headlining hiatus ($79+).


Money 1 Arena | December 10

Latin megastar Anuel AA’s tour cease in Washington—which has been rescheduled twice—will last but not least land at Funds Just one Arena this tumble. The world wide rapper from Puerto Rico specializes in Urbano Latino audio, sampling beats from a wide variety of genres which include reggaetón, Latin excursion, and drill, to make music that vibrates across the microphone and arenas ($39+).


Cash A single Arena | December 18-19

Queen of pop Madonna’s Celebration Tour is again with rescheduled dates soon after a recent overall health complication. The new set of dates for the icon’s globally trek contains two conclusion-of-the-calendar year demonstrates in DC. Previous and new lovers can dance all evening to the entertainer’s era-defining data ($110+).

Briana A. Thomas is a community journalist, historian, and tour manual who specializes in the research of D.C. record and society. She is the creator of the Black historical past guide, Black Broadway in Washington, D.C., a tale that was 1st printed in Washingtonian in 2016.