Welcome to the 2023 Thrushie Awards!
Parklife DC will name the best local band, music festival, and venue of the year with your input. Write-in candidates are welcome in all categories. Parklife DC will honor DC bands and venues with our annual Thrushie Awards program, named for our mascot, DC’s own state bird — the Wood Thrush.
A best local DC band must perform in the continuum of indie rock clubs that we cover around the metro area, and they must have released new music in the past year.
The Thrushie Awards are open to DC-area music festivals. These festivals are in the National Capital Region, and often they occur annually.
The Thrushie Awards are open to DC-area music venues that host touring bands. These venues must be occupied by its owner-operator and not a “for-rent” concert hall operated by an independent agent.
Learn more about each nominee by clicking on their name in keywords.
As always, our Thrushie Awards are inspired by our mission to review live music concerts and spotlight bands and concert halls covered by Parklife DC. Voting for Thrushies runs through Friday, Dec. 15, at midnight, and you get to vote for your favorite DC band.