Goodman’s Good Mix – Concert Picks of the Week – September 10

Nina Goodman
By Nina Goodman / September 10, 2018
Marian McLaughlin (Photo Credit: Jonathan Timmes)

Photo by Jonathan Timmes

Week Of:  September 10 - 16, 2018

Summary:  Summer send off

For the last official full week of summer, there's lots of music happening that I like to listen to during times of change.

Take Monday, with Marian McLaughlin playing at the Millenium Stage at The Kennedy Center.  DCMR recently interviewed Marian about her new album which is worth listening to outside as summer winds down. Read more about it here.

Wednesday check out Gaelynn Lea, who won the 2016 NPR Tiny Desk Concert, and is gracing up with an intimate show at the Electric Maid. 

And Thursday, an artist I adore, Buck Meek who I can't quite believe is playing right here at Songbyrd. Before I dove into his solo work, I saw a video of him playing with one of my favorite bands, Big Thief, and couldn't help but deeply appreciate, resonate with, and be inspired by the way music moves through his body. 

And Friday with Paul Simon who has been a soundtrack for many of us as we go through seasons and phases and turn corners. He's playing! Here! And so is Smokey Robinson! On Saturday! A living legend who has moved me all my life! And Van Morrison who has traveled with me just about everywhere, he's playing on Sunday!  It's THAT GOOD!

And Sunday, truly don't miss the 2nd Annual HERA FREE Music Festival starting at 12p and all ages for a day full of female fueled music, vendors, artists and all around awesomeness. This is the place to see and support some of the best local artists around and it's free and family friendly. 

So yes, lots of great things to see and do this week, with my personal choices in bold below, along with a list of the DCMR staff top picks and amazing  "gems" like: Jpegmafia with Joy Again and The Chuck Brown Band and The Brian McKnight 4 and Zach Deputy & The Yankees and Jasmine Gillison and Allthebestkids  and First Aid Kit with Julia Jacklin that will make this week shine even brighter. 


Mon - Sep 10

Mon - Sep 10

Mon - Sep 10


DCMR Staff Recs
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Tue - Sep 11

Tue - Sep 11

Tue - Sep 11


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Hidden Gems

Wed - Sep 12

Wed - Sep 12

Wed - Sep 12


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Hidden Gems

Thu - Sep 13

Thu - Sep 13

Thu - Sep 13


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Fri - Sep 14

Fri - Sep 14

Fri - Sep 14


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Sat- Sep 15

Sat- Sep 15

Sat- Sep 15


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Sun - Sep 16

Sun - Sep 16

Sun - Sep 16



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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.