Parklife DC Celebrates First Year

The site at quickly received recognition from clubs and bands as a reliable source for concert reviews.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 8, 2015)—The arts and entertainment blog Parklife DC marked its first year anniversary recently, celebrating a solid year of talking about life in DC. The highlight of 2015 is in providing music concert previews and reviews for the premiere nightclubs and concert venues in DC.

Founder Mickey McCarter and chief contributor Jeremy Bailey have been writing for Parklife DC since November 2014 at, where they have highlighted a diverse mix of topics about living in the DC. They focused on concerts and festivals at popular venues like the 9:30 Club, Black Cat, DC9, U Street Music Hall, Howard Theatre, Lincoln Theatre, Hamilton Live!, and many other places around the city. The site’s reviews focus on nationally touring bands as well as local DC acts, painting a portrait of the music scene around town, and often along the famous U Street Corridor.

“We’ve worked hard to take a journalist’s approach to concert reviews in the city,” said Mr. McCarter. “As such, Parklife DC has become recognized as a consistent and reliable source for concert reviews, particularly among our best-known nightclubs. We also consider it part of our mission to capture the color that bands and DC audiences bring to our concert halls, and we look forward to being a part of the mix in the year ahead.”

“Parklife DC also strives to talk about sports, food, drink — especially beer — and the entire experience of life in DC, with an emphasis on nightlife,” said Mr. Bailey. “So we will continue to cover food and drink and related topics as well.”

McCarter and Bailey point to the rise of DC microbreweries in recent times, for example, as going hand in hand with many of the exciting things happening in the city, including the introduction of new neighborhood destinations offering local beers. Parklife DC also has received recognition for its coverage of bar and restaurant openings as well as related activities around the city.

If you would like Parklife DC to cover your event, please contact us at

If you have questions about Parklife DC, contact Mickey McCarter at 202-427-8780.

About Parklife DC

Parklife DC, established by Mickey McCarter in 2014, is dedicated to citylife in the District of Columbia. The website features concert reviews of nationally touring and local bands at many of the most popular DC nightclubs and concert venues. Updated daily, Parklife DC bloggers also cover related events and nightlife around the city. Bookmark us at, and follow us on Twitter at