Goodman’s Good Mix – Concert Picks of the Week – August 20

Lockn Festival

Week Of: August 20-26

Summary: Rockin' at LOCKN'

There's a lot to look forward to this weekend, what with Dead & Company headlining the 2018 LOCKN' Festival (hopefully as a consolation to those who were thrown a curveball last weekend). 

If you're not headed to LOCKN', there is so much happening in town, including some of my personal favorite artists like Sheila E. at The Howard Theatre,  Beach House with Papercuts at The Anthem , Fishbone at The Fillmore Silver Spring, and the Cyrus Chestnut Trio at Blues Alley. (Details about these shows below!)

There's also some REALLY cool local artists that I have seen that are not to be missed, specifically: The OSYX with Crash Kitten, Candy Ambulance, and Honey at The Dew Drop Inn, Letitia VanSant plus The Young Novelists at Creative Alliance and again at Pearl Street Warehouse, Messenger Birds, FuzzQueen, Not Bored at Galaxy Hut, and Gina Sobel and Uasuf Gueye rock the Casa at Casa Phoenix.  Plus, the two shows I want to see based on their names/descriptions alone are  Strength & Power Band (Funk/Soul/R&B) at Blues Alley and  Alash, Orfeia: Tuvan throat singing at Rhizome.

There is also a plethora of FREE shows for every night of the week including (but not limited to): 

More details about all of the can't-go-wrong choices for every day of the week are below, including...

  • DCMR staff picks (shows that staff are abuzz about that we may be covering/seeing), and
  • Hidden Gems (sometimes smaller, often local, always downright cool shows) 

...with my personal choices in BOLD.  Now go have some fun out there!


Monday, August 20

Hidden Gems

Tuesday, August 21

Hidden Gems

Wednesday, August 22

DCMR Staff Recs
Hidden Gems

Thursday, August 23

DCMR Staff Recs
Hidden Gems

Friday, August 24


Saturday, August 25

DCMR Staff Recs
Hidden Gems

Sunday, August 26

DCMR Staff Recs

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Nina Goodman

Nina Goodman

Nina Goodman is a music lover, dancer, artist, keyboardist, and an avid ukulele player. You may even see her up on stage performing with local DC bands. Above all, Nina is a fierce supporter of the Washington DC local music scene. Nina's talents are mostly behind the scenes where she maintains and curates our event calendar and conducts interviews with local artists. If there is music playing in the DMV, you can expect to see her attending or at least making sure that our audience knows about it.