Music Park: J. Cole @ Capital One Arena — 10/8/18

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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.

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Music Park: Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience @ Capital One Arena — 9/25/18

GameOfThrones05 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.

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Snapshots: Shania Twain @ Capital One Arena — 7/15/18

ShaniaTwain_CapOneArena 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.

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Don’t Miss: Shania Twain @ Capital One Arena, 7/15/18

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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.

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Music Park: Daryl Hall and John Oates @ Capital One Arena — 6/11/18

HallOates_13Daryl 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.

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Music Park: Pink @ Capital One Arena — 4/16/18

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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.

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Music Park: Parklife DC Top 10 Concerts of 2017 by Mickey

warpaint_dm-gore Martin Gore performs with Depeche Mode at Capital One Arena on Sept. 7, 2017. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath /Instagram+Twitter: ConspiracyCaptures/GrillworksBen)

The year 2017 was a good year for revisiting old friends as they returned to remind us that they truly still “got it.” In the past year, Parklife DC reviewed a great deal of musicians and bands, and the performances that really distinguished themselves often came as something of a pleasant surprise.

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