Goodman’s Good Mix – Concert Picks of the Week – October 8

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Week Of:  October 8 - 14

Summary: Hot fun in the autumn-time

This week, amongst everything else going on (listed below), we are highlighting here some incredible free shows, fundraisers, and festivals that DCMR will be checking out:

FUNDRAISERS

Two of many that caught our eye this week are:

  • MondayGirls Rock DC 2018 We Rock! Camp Camper Showcase! from 7-10p at U Street Music Hall. We Rock! Camp is a music education and power-building program for women, trans and gender non-binary adults. In just one weekend, We Rock! campers learn an instrument, form a band or DJ crew, collaborate to write an original musical expression and perform for a live audience. It's a great show for a great cause. 
  • SundayRock The Vote from 3p-midnight, the Dew Drop Inn DC, featuring a huge range of talent from the DMV (including Annie Stokes, Sonic Eddy, Bal Boheme, Ardamus, Mary-eL Music, Free Soil, Pagan Reagan, Passing Phases, The Khyber Pass, Flower Bomb, Marian McLaughlin, Thaylobleu, and FuzzQueen).

FREE SHOWS

There are a lot out there but something almost every night at The Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage including:

  • Monday: the Grammy-nominated son cubano ensemble El Septeto Santiaguero
  • Tuesday: the artistry of former Strathmore Artist-in-Residence and all around incredible musician Gina Sobel (Tues)
  • Thursday: and Puerto Rican punk musicians turned hardcore salsa masters Orquesta el Macabeo 

STREET FESTIVALS

There are plenty to get to while the weather is still nice, but two to check this Saturday are:

  • H Street Festival FREE from 12-7p at H St NE from 4th to 14th St.
  • HyFest #2 from 4-10p featuring Staycation, The Effects, The Osyx, Spice Boyz, and Just Rock Youth Performers at 4320 Hamilton St, Hyattsville

Check out ALL of the exciting things to see, hear, and do this week below, with personal choices in bold, along with a list of the DCMR staff top picks and cool "gems" that you don't want to miss!


Mon - Oct 8

Mon - Oct 8

Mon - Oct 8


DCMR Staff Recs
Jam Opportunity
Hidden Gems

Tue - Oct 9

Tue - Oct 9

Tue - Oct 9


DCMR Staff Recs

Jam Opportunity
Hidden Gems

Wed - Oct 10

Wed - Oct 10

Wed - Oct 10


DCMR Staff Recs
Jam Opportunities

Thu - Oct 11

Thu - Oct 11

Thu - Oct 11


DCMR Staff Recs
Jam Opportunity
Hidden Gems

Fri - Oct 12

Fri - Oct 12

Fri - Oct 12


DCMR Staff Recs
Hidden Gems

Sat- Oct 13

Sat- Oct 13

Sat- Oct 13


Hidden Gems

Sun - Oct 14

Sun - Oct 14

Sun - Oct 14


DCMR Staff Recs
Hidden Gems

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About the author
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.