Rufus Wainwright (Photo by Tony Hauser)
GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright has announced plans for a U.S. co-headline tour alongside visionary singer-songwriter-guitarist José González. The tour named, “Unfollow The Rules in the Local Valley” arrives at The Anthem in DC on Tuesday, Sept. 28.
Lizzo headlines Firefly 2021 this weekend! (Photo courtesy Firefly Music Festival)
After a year off due to COVID-19 lockdowns, the Firefly Festival returns to Dover, Delaware, this weekend. This festival is an easy drive from DC, Maryland, and Virginia, so take a road trip to see headliners Billie Eilish (Thursday), The Killers (Friday), Tame Impala (Saturday), and Lizzo (Sunday)!
Catch the action at The Woodlands from Thursday, Sept. 23, through Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021.
Indigo Girls (Photo courtesy High Road Touring)
Indigo Girls, “one of the finest folk duos of all time” (NPR), and feminist icon and singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco return with a Grammy-winning blend of female-driven folk, rock, and pop on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Wolf Trap.
The Nth Power (Photo courtesy Margaret Willard)
Formed during an impromptu late-night jam during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, The Nth Power believes in music as a higher power. The trio performs at The Hamilton Live on Saturday, Sept. 18!
Lake Street Dive (Photo by Shervin Lainez)
In support of Lake Street Dive’s acclaimed album Obviously, the band is set to perform at Wolf Trap on Thursday, Sept. 9!
The Ocean Blue (Photo by Darin Back)
The Ocean Blue, the much admired dream pop act from Hershey, Pennsylvania, was always one of those American bands that sounded more like an English act. The band continued that streak with their newest album, Kings and Queens / Knaves and Thieves, released in 2019.
The band resumes touring their fan-favorite early material alongside their consistently terrific new songs in a show at Union Stage on Sunday, Sept. 5.
Brandi Carlile (Photo by Neil Krug)
Americana singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile is set to release her highly anticipated new album, In These Silent Days, on Oct. 1 via Low Country Sound/Elektra Records. On the way to her album release, she performs at Wolf Trap on Saturday, Aug. 28!
Willie Nile (Photos by Cristina Arrigoni)
Willie Nile is a man all about New York City, his longtime home. The man about town was in the process of releasing an album about New York City, titled New York at Night, when the COVID-19 pandemic struck the world and put things on hold.
In May 2020, Willie released that album. Not long before he did so, he chatted with Parklife DC’s Mark Engleson. Now, Willie is back with another album about the place he loves to live — The Day the Earth Stood Still, his 14th studio album, which was released on Aug. 13.
Willie is on tour again with a stop at The Hamilton Live in DC on Saturday, Aug. 28. But Parklife has been sitting on this unpublished interview from when Willie was promoting New York at Night. And in this interview, Willie chats about how much he also loves DC. So with no further ado, we present this chat and strongly suggest you catch Willie live at The Hamilton this weekend.
Shakey Graves (Photo by Magen Buse)
The long-running Hot August Music Festival hits Cockeysville, Maryland, with an exciting summer lineup that includes Greensky Bluegrass, Shakey Graves, Dumpstaphunk, Andy Frasco and The UN, and more at Oregon Ridge Park on Saturday, Aug. 28!