Goodman’s Good Mix – Concert Picks of the Week – September 16

Nina Goodman
By Nina Goodman / September 16, 2019
HERA MUSIC FEST ‘19

Week Of:  September 16 — 22, 2019

Summary: HERA, REACH, H Street, and HUGE artists

Big things happening this week. There are epic local festivals, huge artists, and some very cool, off the beaten path opportunities to experience music. 

Starting with our feature photo: HERA Fest 2019, an all-ages (18 and younger free admission!), female-fueled music festival showcasing women in music from DC and beyond, will be held at City Winery DC starting at noon on Sunday, Sept 22nd. With over 35 female-fronted acts (including headliner, Jill Sobule), multiple local vendors and awesome musical-themed activities, HERA Fest '19 will have something for everyone.

Proceeds will benefit ProjectHERA, a DC-based, 501c(3) nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for women of all ages to connect and support each other throughout the local music scene.  A special emphasis will be placed on the younger generation, providing performance opportunities in a supportive environment. In addition, Project HERA is partnering with the National Center for Children and Families and will be collecting unused toiletries as donations.  

This is a not-to-be-missed festival since you can see some of the best DC musicians (including local loves like Shelia, Elizabeth II, La Marvela, Alex Purdy, and Hayley Fahey, to name only a few) performing in one place for an amazing cause. 

Every day this week there are FREE events at the REACH at The Kennedy Center where you can experience "creativity in action."  There are too many fabulous REACH events to list out here (although many are listed below), so be sure to check out their FULL SCHEDULE and get to this amazing opportunity before it ends on Sunday.

On Saturday, get to H Street to what the Washington City Paper's Best of DC & Washingtonian Magazine says is "the best festival in town." Spanning 11 blocks of H Street NE and featuring 15 staging areas and more than 250 businesses, restaurants, community organizations and vendors. There will be great food, drinks, music, contests, kids’ activities and related events at amazing music venues on the block like the H Street Festival Kick-Off at Pie Shop DC and H Street Festival Party at Rock & Roll Hotel.

HUGE shows

Let's list some out right here:

Off the Beaten PatH Opps

Not just a show, but a conversation, a workshop, a listening party, and so much more. Conversations with Nick Cave and Billy Bragg? Yes, please. Check out all this good stuff:

So, yes, do get out there and check out our INSANELY AWESOME scene this week MORE shows are listed in the links 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 — September 16

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Jams, Mics & Such
Tue — September 17

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Hidden Gems
Wed — September 18

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Thu — September 19

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Jams, Mics & Such
Fri — September 20

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Jams, Mics & Such
Sat — September 21

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Hidden Gems
Sun — September 22

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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.