Snapshots: The Roots @ MGM National Harbor — 8/13/17

The Roots 55 Black Thought (foreground) and Questlove (background) perform with The Roots at MGM National Harbor on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (Photo by Chris Castillo)

The Roots will soon release End Game, their 12th studio album, marking an extremely productive run for the house band for The Tonight Show. The nine-man ensemble, led by vocalist Black Thought and drummer Questlove, have been touring regularly lately, and they dropped by MGM National Harbor for an exciting show on Sunday, Aug. 13.

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Snapshots: River and Roots Festival @ Watermelon Park (Berryville, Va.), 6/23-6/25/17

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Attendees watch a performance at the River and Roots Festival in June. (Photo by Chester Simpson)

The fourth annual River and Roots Festival, hosted by Shepherds Ford Productions, was held outside of Berryville, Virginia (not far from Winchester) on Friday, June 23, through Sunday, June 25 with a lineup of bluegrass, Americana, and roots musicians. Check out these pictures of the festival!

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Snapshots: Red Wing V Roots Music Festival @ Natural Chimneys Park (Mt. Solon, VA) — 7/14-7/16/17

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The Red Wing Roots Music Festival at Natural Chimneys Park. (Photo by Chester Simpson)

Red Wing Roots Festival, a family-friendly celebration of music, features kids events and activities and bike rides in the park. Red Wings V was held in Natural Chimneys Park on July 14-16.

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Music Park: TOTO @ Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts (Annapolis, Md.) — 6/14/17

TOTO 22 Joseph Williams and Steve Porcaro perform with TOTO at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, Md., on June 14, 2017.

Steve Lukather paused to introduce the current members of TOTO about two-thirds of the way through a very full show at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, Maryland, on last Wednesday. And in so doing, he reminded a very happy crowd of the deep talents and resumes of the four principal members of TOTO.

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Music Park: Tony Bennett @ Strathmore Music Center — 5/6/17

Tony Bennett BW 10 Tony Bennett sings at Stathmore Music Center on May 6, 2017.

Mr. Tony Bennett regaled a full house at Strathmore Music Center on Saturday, taking his audience on a timeless journey from his very first song to one of his most recent for the annual Strathmore Spring Gala.

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Music Park: Bonobo @ 9:30 Club — 5/1/17

Bonobo 18 Szjerdene sings with Bonobo at 9:30 Club on Monday, May 1, 2017.

Bonobo may be a man, specifically Englishman Simon Green, but he’s got an impressive team. That team took a sold-out crowd at 9:30 Club on a lengthy tour of majestic sonic landscapes on Monday, dazzling us with engaging electronics, uplifting orchestral arrangements, and a soulful, winsome vocalist.

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