Preview: Calexico and Iron & Wine @ The Anthem, 2/7/20

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Calexico and Iron & Wine (Photo by Piper Ferguson)

Calexico and Iron & Wine first made an artistic connection with In the Reins, the 2005 EP that brought Sam Beam, Joey Burns, and John Convertino together. In 2019, the two acts collaborated again for Years to Burn, a full-length album. Calexico and Iron & Wine then launched a North American tour together, and they perform at The Anthem on Friday, Feb. 7.

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Live Review: Lil Baby w/ Rod Wave @ The Anthem — 1/23/20

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Lil Baby performs at The Anthem on Jan. 23, 2020. (Photo by AJ Waugh)

One dollar bills rained down on the crowd as Lil Baby hit the stage for a sold-out DC crowd recently at The Anthem along with opening act Rod Wave. Baby got the people bouncing from the minute he came out performing the Drake featured “Yes Indeed” followed by other older songs that helped establish him such as “My Dawg” and “Freestyle” while the money fell into the crowd.

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Preview: Greensky Bluegrass @ The Anthem, 1/31/20 + 2/1/20

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Greensky Bluegrass (Photo courtesy One in a Million Media)

Greensky Bluegrass, renowned for bringing rock ‘n’ roll showmanship to high-energy bluegrass, appears at The Anthem for two shows — Friday, Jan. 31, and Saturday, Feb. 1! Grab a two-night pass to see both shows at a discount!

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Preview: Lil Baby @ The Anthem, 1/23/20

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Lil Baby (Photo by Vxsionary)

Dominique Armani Jones, better known as Lil Baby, released Harder Than Ever, his debut studio album, in 2018 via 4 Pockets Full, Wolfpack Music Group, Quality Control Music, Motown, and Capitol Records. The trap superstar-in-the-making now performs at The Anthem on Jan. 23.

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Snapshots: White Ford Bronco w/ Leigh Nash, Vertical Horizon, and Eve 6 @ The Anthem — 12/31/19

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White Ford Bronco rocks DC with a New Year’s Eve performance at The Anthem, Dec. 31, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

White Ford Bronco, DC’s beloved all-’90s cover band, rocked in the new year at The Anthem recently where they played before a crowd of over 3,600 people, the biggest show yet in the band’s 11-year history.

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Best of the Year: Top 10 Concerts of 2019 by Mark E.

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Rosanne Cash placed as one of Mark Engleson’s top shows of the year. Read on to see who else made the cut. (Photo by David LaMason)

Editor’s Note: This year, we asked our bloggers to name their Top 10 shows of 2019 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.

Editor (again): After much consideration, the prolific Mark Engleson chose his top 10 shows for 2019.

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Best of the Year: Top 10 Concerts of 2019 by Mickey

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Editor’s Note: This year, we asked our bloggers to name their Top 10 shows of 2019 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.

Many of our bloggers work as one-man bands. They travel to a show, shoot it, and write it up. But as Parklife DC editor, I frequently work in collaboration with others. And so I have the opportunity to travel to shows I might otherwise not see in support of bloggers who are there to shoot (usually) or write (occasionally) about the program.

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Ticket Giveaway: White Ford Bronco @ The Anthem, 12/31/19

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Still looking for New Years Eve plans? Well, Parklife DC has you covered! You can win two tickets to see White Ford Bronco, DC’s top ’90s cover band, live at The Anthem on Dec. 31! Ring in the new year as you dance with careless abandon — at The Anthem!

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