Music Park: Jill Scott @ MGM National Harbor — 7/14/18

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Jill Scott performs at MGM National Harbor on June 25, 2017. (Photo by Chris Castillo)

The sexual. The sensual. The political. The empowerment. Jilly from Philly — you know her as R&B veteran Jill Scott — gave MGM National Harbor a potent dose of all four experiences on Saturday.

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Music Park: Britney Spears @ MGM National Harbor — 7/13/18

BritneySpears Britney Spears performs at MGM National Harbor on July 12, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

In the second half of her show at MGM National Harbor on Friday, Britney Spears grinds to a halt for a mock conversation with one of her dancers.

“Stop the show?” Britney asked. “We need to find a hot guy to dance with us?”

As it turned out, Team Britney already had a game volunteer named “Scott” lined up aside the stage, and he would soon provide some comic relief as a fetish object during a flashy performance of “Freakshow” from Britney’s 2007 album, Blackout.

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Don’t Miss: Jill Scott @ MGM National Harbor, 7/15/18

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Jill Scott (Photo courtesy Atlantic Records)

R&B songstress Jill Scott hits MGM National Harbor on Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15, during her Live in the Moment Tour, which includes 13 cities. Saturday’s show is sold out, but limited tickets remain for Sunday! Jill last released Woman, her most recent album, via Blues Babe and Atlantic Records in 2015.

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Around Town: 2017 Venue of the Year @ MGM National Harbor

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The Deftones perform at MGM National Harbor on June 14, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

As 2017 closed, quite a few new concert venues opened their doors in the DC metropolitan area. So we got to thinking how concert venues are such invaluable friends to concert attendees (and bloggers)! With the close of the year, Parklife DC would like to start a tradition of recognizing great concert venues with our Venue of the Year Award.

We salute The Theater at MGM National Harbor as Parklife DC’s 2017 Venue of the Year for going above and beyond expectations in its first full year operating at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland.

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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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