Greta Van Fleet performs at 9:30 Club on July 20, 2018. Chris Smyth chose another photo from this show as one of his 10 Best of the Year. (Photo by Chris Smyth)
Editor’s Note: This year, we asked our bloggers to name their Top 10 shows of 2018 or choose their Top 10 photos of the year. We will run them over the course of mid-December as our Best of the Year posts.
When I was asked to write a piece about my 10 favorite photos from the past year, initially I was very excited to do it. It seemed like an enjoyable way to recap what has been an exciting year of concert coverage. I joined Parklife DC in March, but as of this writing, I have been fortunate to have covered 21 shows, and I produced a total of 28 reviews. This has been far more fun than I ever could have imagined.
J. Cole performs at Capital One Arena on Oct. 8, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)
Kids On Drugs. King Overdosed. Kill Our Demons. The words written in a crude scrawl hung over the stage prior to Jermaine Cole’s performance earlier this week at the Capital One Arena. The Fayetteville, North Carolina rapper, better known as J. Cole, gave a powerful performance that delved into weighty topics.
Conductor Ramin Djawadi discusses the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience with the audience at Capital One Arena on Sept. 25, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
Winter may be coming, as the House of Stark says, but at least it will be accompanied by delightful music! Conductor Ramin Djawadi took charge of a full orchestra that offered twists and turns worthy of the Game of Thrones for the namesake Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience at Capital One Arena recently.
Shania Twain performs at Capital One Arena on July 15, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
Shania Twain’s NOW Tour, one of the most anticipated summer tours of 2018, hit DC on Sunday. The five-time GRAMMY winner and reigning Queen of Country Pop held court before a sold-out crowd at Capital One Arena and gave her audience a passionate two-hour performance with all the glitz and glamor befitting the highest-selling female country artist of all time.
Shania Twain (Photo courtesy BB Gun Press)
Shania Twain released Now, her fifth studio album, via Mercury Nashville last fall, and *now* she has embarked on her Shania Twain: Now Tour of North America. Catch her at Capital One Arena in DC on Sunday, July 15.
Daryl Hall and John Oates perform at Capital One Arena on June 11, 2018.
Proving they still got the goods, Daryl Hall and John Oates recently jammed through a satisfyingly smooth set of radio hits for a packed Capital One Arena.
Pink performs at Capital One Arena on April 16, 2018. (Photo by Chris R. Smyth)
Aerial acrobatics, costumed dancers, pyrotechnics, confetti, countless outfit changes, and fireworks filled Capital One Arena on Monday. Somehow, all of that was jam packed into two hours of Pink’s Beautiful Trauma World Tour, and it was a spectacle to behold.