File Photo: Gregory Porter performs as part of the DC Jazz Festival at the Capital River Front on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. He will return to DC to headline the 2017 DC Jazz Festival.
Correction: I mistakenly stated that the Smithsonian Folklife Festival starts this weekend. It does not. June 29 is when the festival starts. I apologize for the error.
This weekend is more of a kick off for the DC Jazz Festival, & Mountains of Music Homecoming. Each festival starts on June 9, but each festival will continue throughout next week. Check out the details below, and don’t forget to signup for our newsletter, and to check out our complete list of major music festivals in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
DC Jazz Festival
Date: June 9-18, 2017
Location: Multiple Venues
Lineup: Gregory Porter, Robert Glasper Experiment, An Evening With Pat Matheny, The Kenny Garrett Quintet, Black Violin, Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band, Ron Carter-Russell Malone Duo, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Odean Pipe Saxophone Choir, Mary Halvorson Octet, Hiromi & Edmar Castaneda Duo, Kandace Springs, Chano Dominguez, Mbowie and The Blast, Ola Onabule, New Century Jazz Quintet, Sarah Elizabeth Charles, Tommy Emmanuel, Smithsomian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, Lori Williams, Bill Cole, Joseph Daley, Gerald Veasley, Michael Thomas Quintet, Allyn Johnson UDC Jazztet, Youngjoo Song Septet, James King Band, Tommy Cecil, Billy Hart, Emmet Cohen, Herman Burney’s Ministerial Alliance, Kris Funn’s Cornerstone, Amy Shook and The Sr5tet, Trio Vera W/ Victor Dvoskin, Cowboys and Frenchmen, Anthony Nelson Quartet, Japanese Cultural Center Artist, 2017 DCJazzPrix Finalists, Lena Seikaly, Alison Crockett, Irene Jalenti, Tim Whalen Septet, Janelle Gill, Jogo Project, Jeff Antoniuk & the Jazz Update
Facebook: facebook.com/dcjazzfest | Twitter: @dcjazzfest
Mountains of Music Homecoming
Date: June 9-17, 2017
Location: Multiple Locations in Southwest Virginia
Lineup: Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys with Special Guests Larry Sparks and Ricky Skaggs, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Jerry Douglas & The Earls of Leicester, Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, Quebe Sisters, Jeff Little Trio, New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters, Wayne Henderson & Virginia Luthier Band, Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome, Crooked Road Ramblers, Flatt Lonesome, Fiddlin’ Carson Peters & Iron Mountain, The Church Sisters, Elizabeth Laprelle, Sheila Kay Adams, Archie Fisher, Dori Freeman, Amythyst Kiah, Will Jones, Wayne Henderson, Jesse McReynolds & The Virginia Boys, John Roberts, Aoife Clancy, Norman Kennedy, Emi Sunshine, Volume Five, Laura Leigh Jones, Shadowgrass, Whitetop Mountain Band, Snyder Family Band, Mountain Park Old Time Band, Loose Strings, & more to come.
Facebook: facebook.com/mtnsofmusichomecoming | Twitter: @mtnsofmusic