The 20 Concerts to See in DC Between Now and 2020

Bob Dylan. Bone Thugs. Something called “Hip-Hop Nutcracker.” Let’s review.

DC Fall Concerts
The Roots are performing at the Kennedy Center in December
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By Austa Somvichian-Clausen / September 17, 2019 7:46 am

This season’s concert lineup has everything, from old-school hip-hop icons to, say, the world’s greatest Grateful Dead cover band. In between, we also have The Dodos, Whitney, Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony and a couple shows that may require you to play chaperone for the evening.

Whether you’re shopping for yourself, your kids or someone you want to impress, we’ve picked out a diverse mix of genres, artists and venues to keep you entertained between now and the turn of the calendar.

Time to book some tickets.

Because drummer-vocalists are rare and usually awesome …

Whitney, The 9:30 Club, Sept. 23

Because you’re extremely cultured…

Embassy Row Rooftop Art, Live Jazz, & Champagne Soiree Under the Stars, Embassy Row Hotel, Sept. 26 

Because the ‘90s will never really die…

White Ford Bronco, Union Stage, Sept. 26

Because you …

The Head and the Heart, The Anthem, Oct. 3

Because they just put out new music for the first time since ‘14…

Bombay Bicycle Club, 9:30 Club, Oct. 5

Because indie music mixes well with wine…

The Dodos, City Winery, Oct. 11

Post Malone
Post Malone (Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images)

Because it’s your turn to chaperone (and also he does a mean cover of “All Apologies”) …

Post Malone, Capital One Arena, Oct. 12 

Because you can attend a festival, eat a full meal, and buy a filet to grill all in one place…

All Things Go Fall Classic Featuring Chvrches, Melanie Martinez and more, Union Market, Oct. 12-13

Because you’re howling for some good rock music…

The Black Keys with Modest Mouse, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, The Anthem, Oct. 16 

Because it’s been awhile since you’ve been to Boston…

Augustana, U Street Music Hall, Oct. 14

Because you’re missing Third Day…

Mac Powell and the Family Reunion, City Winery, Oct. 18 

Because you want to bond with your teen…

Kevin Gates, Echostage, Oct. 28

Because “Harvest Moon” will always be a bop…

A Neil Young Birthday as Performed by Danger Bird, Pearl Street Warehouse, Nov. 1

Because the acoustics in this historic synagogue are unreal…

SiriusXM Coffeehouse Tour Featuring Joshua Radin & The Weepies with Lily Kershaw, Sixth & I, Nov. 6

Because it may be your last chance…

Bob Dylan and His Band, UMBC Event Center, Nov. 12

Old Crow Medicine Show
Old Crow Medicine Show (Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

Because “Wagon Wheel” still slaps and always will…

Old Crow Medicine Show, Warner Theatre, Nov. 13

Because now it’s time to show your teen what real hip-hop sounds like…

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Fillmore Silver Spring, Nov. 23

Because you’re a Deadhead…

Dark Star Orchestra, The Anthem, Dec. 6

Because you’ve seen the original a million times…

The Hip Hop Nutcracker, Strathmore Mansion, Dec. 17

Because The Roots…

The Roots, The Kennedy Center, Dec. 29