Best of the Year: Top 10 Photos of 2018 by Chris

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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.

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Music Park: Tony Bennett (and special surprise guest Lady Gaga) @ Wolf Trap — 6/23/18

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Tony Bennett performs with Lady Gaga at Wolf Trap on June 23, 2018. (Photo by Lock & Company)

Just minutes before showtime at Wolf Trap, an extremely bright double rainbow spanned across the sky, centering the venue beneath its colorful glow. The setting couldn’t have been more perfect to welcome a living legend to the stage.

Introduced by a recording from his friend Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, dressed in gray pants, a blue blazer, and sporting a mustache, hit the stage and was welcomed with a standing ovation.

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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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