Virginia

DC Music review covers events in and around Virginia.  The music scene is both plentiful and diverse in Virginia and we want to cover it all.  Look for our coverage in and around Washington, DC, but also around the great commonwealth including Charlottesville and Richmond and points in between.

Please find our coverage from Virginia below.

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Rise Moon: Full Moon Friday the 13th Tour Opener for The Stringdusters
As the full moon rose on Friday the 13th in Norfolk, Virginia, there were quite a few figures lurking in[...]
Mark Knopfler Serenades Sold-Out Wolf Trap Crowd
British guitar legend Mark Knopfler made a stop at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap on Sunday, August 18 to the[...]
The Duskwhales Celebrate New EP and 10 Years Together at Jammin’ Java
Photo by Au Yeah Media The Duskwhales had everyone in Jammin' Java hanging on every note and lyric on Saturday night. They[...]
Richmond Is DOOMED!
Flamingos generally are not migratory birds (unlike the European swallow), but luckily for Richmond, Virginia, Doom Flamingo does travel. The[...]
Umphrey’s McGee Rocks Richmond International Raceway
Umphrey’s McGee is a band that has a reputation of delivering an awesome, hard rocking  show that is a little[...]
Greensky Bluegrass Hosts Casual Wednesday at The NorVa
Wednesday nights for the average person are reserved for a celebration of being done with 60% of the workweek and[...]
moe. Blues Love Takes over Norfolk’s Chrysler Hall
Jam rock veterans moe. don’t often make it through the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, so when they do, it’s[...]
A Day To Remember Raises Hell in Richmond
On Saturday night, hundreds of fans filled The National in Richmond and rampaged in mosh pits to the high intensity[...]
Slightly Stoopid Brings SoCal Sounds to Virginia Beach
With summer in full swing, everyone wants to feel the sand between their toes and be able to jump in[...]
Wood Brothers and Lake Street Dive Shine at Wolftrap
It was an amazing evening of live music and festive celebration on June 9th at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA.[...]
Kendall Street Company and South Hill Banks Serve Up Virginian Flavors at Toast
Lava Presents, a promotion company run by Norfolk local Josh Coplon, has been on fire recently, booking talented acts in[...]
The Motet Brings The Rocky Mountain High to Virginia
It was a chilly night, but with the firestorm of funk that The Motet and the NO BS! Brass Band[...]
Joe Jackson Looks Sharp at The National
Guest Contributor:  Bob Adamek is a full time photographer working for Harrisonburg City Public Schools and the Forbes Center for[...]
The Pigeons Bring the Funk to “Norflock,” Virginia Because Virginia Is For Flockers
When the Pigeons decent on a city, two things are guaranteed: their fervent fan base, The Flock, will be in[...]
Umphrey’s McGee Bring Rarity and Rockers to Richmond
20 years is a long time in the scheme of things for humans. That’s about twenty five percent of an[...]
Keel Your Face: Larry Keel and Company Throw Down in Richmond
Bluegrass music has a deep history deeply rooted in very traditional values.  Over the years there have been many groups[...]
Dark Star Orchestra Shines Bright at The NorVa
Nostalgia is a big seller these days. People everywhere are attempting to get their hands on technology that has been[...]
MAE in the Fall: Giving Thanks for Friends, Family, and New Albums
Thanksgiving is a holiday to spend time with family, eat too much, and get in a little partying in with[...]
Hot Rize Rises Again for 40th Anniversary Tour
​A week full of bluegrass finished out at The Barns on Saturday, November 17 with some folks that have been[...]
The Pigeons Play Musical Ping Pong at the Red Hot Sgt. Peppers Halloween Show
To most, Halloween is synonymous with spikes in blood sugar and costumes that people don to impress, get a laugh,[...]
Phish Returns to the Mothership: 3 Nights at Hampton Coliseum
Hampton Coliseum has long been an important venue in Phish lore. The four-piece jam band from Vermont has played some[...]
Leftover Salmon Plays One of Their Finest Shows at The State Theatre in Falls Church, VA
The State Theatre in Falls Church was rocking Friday night thanks to the six-man jam band from Colorado, Leftover Salmon[...]
Van Morrison’s Latest Tour Proves He Is as Celestial and Iconic as Ever
Van Morrison has played in the background of my life since I was a kid. “Brown-Eyed Girl” was my mom’s comforting[...]
Music Lessons with Cory Wong at Jammin Java
Cory Wong kicked off his solo tour Tuesday night at Jammin Java with not only a great performance, but also[...]
Tri-headliners Bush, Stone Temple Pilots & The Cult Rock Out at Jiffy Lube Live
Guest Contributor: Sharon ReedSharon Reed is a writer and photographer based in Virginia. Sharon has written articles for: The Loudoun[...]
Afrobeat, Positivity, and The Talking Heads Music Visit Wolftrap
There are many things I’ve heard go well together, but have yet to try – melon with salt, peanut butter[...]
Fins to the Left, Fins to the Right: My Day Among the Parrotheads
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band made their annual summertime visit to Bristow, VA's Jiffy Lube Live on Saturday,[...]
Wheels of Soul Rolls into Wolf Trap with Tedeschi Trucks Band, Drive-By Truckers + Marcus King Band
Marcus King Band with Susan TedeschiThe 2018 Wheels of Soul tour returned to Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing[...]
WATCH: Arlington Arts brings AZTEC SUN to the Lubber Run Amphitheater
Lubber Run Amphitheater is home to a host of free concerts throughout the summer, brought us by Arlington Arts, and[...]
Hot Tuna Brings an Acoustic Show to The Birchmere
For nearly 50 years, Hot Tuna has evolved their inventive psychedelic rock sound in to their very distinctive and familiar current[...]
IOTA’s Last Stand – The Last IOTA Jam – July 18, 2017
The e-mails and text messages came early yesterday, "You have to come out to IOTA's tonight!  This is the last[...]