Local venues plan free Fourth of July parties

In this week's Backstage, Tim Bracken highlights local music venues hosting free July Fourth parties, in addition to some cool concerts over the weekend.

Thursday - 07/04/2013, 04:43am EDT

Close out June with free music events, concerts

This weekend holds many opportunities to see free live music at the Capital Fringe Festival Preview Party, a Backyard Barbecue concert and the New Orchestra of Washington.

Friday - 06/28/2013, 04:21am EDT
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Summer in the city starts with Janis Joplin

Music fans who don't make the trip to Delaware's Firefly Festival will find plenty of local options to enjoy this weekend.

Friday - 06/21/2013, 04:57am EDT

Capital Jazz festival revs up the stage at Merriweather Post

Thousands of jazz lovers will flock to the Merriweather Post Pavilion this weekend for Capital Jazz Fest.

Friday - 06/07/2013, 06:58am EDT
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Ottmar Liebert, guitar master, performs Saturday at Birchmere

Guitarist and composer Ottmar Liebert helped to establish "new flamenco" music in the early '90s. Think flamenco guitar mixed with Latin, jazz, and even Middle Eastern influences.

Friday - 05/31/2013, 08:58am EDT

Kenny Chesney, NSO headline long weekend of music

This weekend includes several musical tributes for Memorial Day, from country superstar Kenny Chesney to the National Symphony Orchestra.

Friday - 05/24/2013, 03:18am EDT

Get retro: Fab Faux, Legwarmers spice up music scene (Video)

This weekend your music options include Beatles classics, 1980s music and a couple of legends who have been on the music scene more than 50 years.

Friday - 05/17/2013, 04:30am EDT
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Backstage: The weekend's top free concert events

The D.C. area is host to numerous free concerts during the summer months. WTOP has a list of some of the weekend's best.

Friday - 05/10/2013, 06:36am EDT
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Merriweather's M3 Festival highlights local hair bands (Video)

Warm weather means great outdoor festivals, and this year is no exception. Tim Bracken previews the M3 Festival.

Friday - 05/03/2013, 07:30am EDT
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Mike Tyson, Bill O'Reilly, Dennis Miller on stage this weekend

Boxing legend Mike Tyson brings his one-man show to the stage in D.C. And Fox News pundit Bill O'Reilly joins comic Dennis Miller for their "Bolder and Fresher" tour.

Friday - 04/26/2013, 05:34am EDT
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Cure your cherry blossom withdrawal with local music

The Cherry Blossom Festival has officially ended, but there is certainly no shortage of events happening in the D.C. region.

Friday - 04/19/2013, 04:02am EDT
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Fleetwood Mac reunites at Verizon Center, previews new EP

After a three year break from performing, Fleetwood Mac is back on stage with a nationwide arena tour and new material.

Friday - 04/12/2013, 06:51am EDT
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Merriweather lineup: Marilyn Manson, Phish, Barenaked Ladies

Concerts this summer at Merriweather Post Pavilion will range from Great White to Alice Cooper to The Postal Service.

Friday - 04/05/2013, 06:41am EDT
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Tim McGraw, Dave Matthews Band at Jiffy Lube Live

This year's schedule is shaping up to be a big hit for fans of modern country, classic rock and even '80s alternative.

Friday - 03/29/2013, 05:17am EDT
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Bill Cosby, Steve Martin, Go-Go's to perform at Wolf Trap

The Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Va. is offering a wide variety of performances this year, including soul, rock, comedy and full-fledged theater productions.

Friday - 03/22/2013, 06:30am EDT

ShowScoop app lets you review, share concerts

A new app on the scene -- called ShowScoop -- aims to do for concerts what Yelp does for restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

Friday - 03/15/2013, 04:45am EDT
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Off-beat music rocks D.C. area this weekend (VIDEO)

Bored with the no-show snow? Backstage's Tim Bracken suggests a few concerts to brighten up your weekend.

Friday - 03/08/2013, 09:24am EST
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Bacon Brothers, Suzanne Vega among weekend concerts

This month's top music events might bring back memories and help make some new ones.

Friday - 03/01/2013, 06:48am EST
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Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty headline Dover's Firefly Festival

The three-day music festival's inaugural run was a great success and this year's lineup is even bigger than before.

Friday - 02/22/2013, 04:50am EST
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Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp lets you live out your dreams

Most music fans are content with going to their favorite artists' concerts, but many dream of being in the band.

Friday - 02/15/2013, 04:37am EST
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