Snapshots: Sleepy Creek SpringDig @ Sleepy Creek on the Potomac (Berkeley Springs, WV) — 5/4-5/6/18

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Black Masala lead a parade at Sleepy Creek SpringDig 2018. (Photo by Chester Simpson)

Sleepy Creek SpringDig returned May 4-6, 2018 for its fifth year to the region’s favorite family-friendly venue, Sleepy Creek on the Potomac in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. The annual camp-out offers a stellar line-up of local roots music and national superstars, with added attractions such as playgrounds and parades. Chester Simpson took some photos of this year’s Sleepy Creek SpringDig, and folk musician Sally Mae Foster wrote some words to accompany them!

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Music Park: Anna & Elizabeth @ Pearl Street Warehouse — 4/15/18

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Anna & Elizabeth (Photo by Lisa Elmaleh)

Living in Washington, we can become numb to the myriad of entertainment and cultural opportunities available to us. It is easy to forget that we live in a word-class city with possibilities unmatched for its size. Without the institutions in our amazing city, without the Library of Congress’s musical archives, without Smithsonian Folkways, it wouldn’t be possible for Anna & Elizabeth to enthrall a hushed, rapt crowd with their music.

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Don’t Miss: Robbie Fulks @ Jammin’ Java, 2/27/18

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Robbie Fulks (Photo by Andy Goodwin)

Chicago singer-songwriter Robbie Fulks helped define alt-country when he released his first album in 1996. He most recently released Upland Stories to universal acclaim in 2016 via Bloodshot Records. On the road once again, Robbie plays Jammin’ Java tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 27.

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Don’t Miss: Marlon Williams @ Rock and Roll Hotel, 3/23/18

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Marlon Williams (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

New Zealand’s Marlon Williams released Make Way for Love, his second studio album, via Dead Oceans on Feb. 16. He’s embarked on the accompanying Make Way for Love Tour, which visits DC’s Rock and Roll Hotel on Friday, March 23.

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Snapshots: Trey Anastasio @ Sixth & I — 2/14/18

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Trey Anastasio performs at Sixth & I on Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

In his solo album Traveler, released in 2012 and co-produced with Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Jónsi), Trey Anastasio imagines a convergence of the many roads he has taken in his remarkable musical career. That convergence was on display Valentine’s Day evening at Sixth & I, where the frontman for Phish took the stage for a solo acoustic performance in a sold-out show.

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Don’t Miss: Overcoats @ 9:30 Club, 1/24/18

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Overcoats (Photo by Anna Azarov)

New York City electropop duo Overcoats released Young, their debut album, last year, and the response was so great that the band released a special deluxe edition of the album, now available via Arts & Crafts. Overcoats return to DC to open Tennis at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, Jan. 24.

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Snapshots: Sleepy Creek HarFest @ Sleepy Creek (Berkeley Springs, WV) — 10/6-10/8/17

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This Way to the Egress perform at HarFest 2017. (Photo by Chester Simpson)

Sleepy Creek actually started over 10 years ago as a house party on the hill at the venue owners’ property in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia every Apple Butter Weekend.

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Snapshots: Watermelon Park Festival @ Watermelon Park (Berryville, VA) — 9/21-9/24/17

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Keller Williams performs at Watermelon Park Festival. (Photo by Chester Simpson)

The 14th Annual Watermelon Park Fest, located in Berryville, Virginia, was held on the banks of the Shenandoah River on Sept. 21-24.

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