Suzanne Vega performs March 2 at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. (Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images)
Concert guide for March
WTOP's Tim Bracken
WASHINGTON - This month's top events might bring back memories and help make some
Opening Friday, March 1, the Bethesda Theater is reborn as the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper
An $8 million renovation has transformed the old theater into a world-class
concert venue with a capacity of 500 -- a combination of dinner seating and
The club's opening weekend includes performances from jazz trumpeter Irvin Mayfield and jazz keyboardist/pianist
In Alexandria, the Birchmere presents a
three-night engagement with the Bacon
Brothers, beginning March 1. Led by actor Kevin Bacon, the band has been
touring and performing for over 15 years.
On Saturday, March 2, singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega is scheduled to perform at the
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in the
The singer has released a series of four albums featuring stripped-down versions
of her songs, titled "Close-Up."
"I wanted to reclaim my songs from the major labels who own the recordings," Vega
tells WTOP in an email. "I thought the fans would like the songs without the
productions of the '80s and '90s."
The series is well worth a listen. The solo acoustic approach to her songs is
riveting, and Vega's live performances are no exception.
Vega has been testing out new songs on her current tour as well.
For a bit of 1990s nostalgia, check out Rusted Root at the 9:30 Club on March
Local indie rock sensation Shark Week
is slated for a March 8 performance at the Rock & Roll Hotel before a journey to the South By Southwest Music Festival.
For fans of bombastic pop, Pink is
bringing her "Truth About Love" tour to the Verizon Center on Thursday, March 14.
Scheduled for March 21 at the District's Howard
Theatre, is Jefferson Starship performing the 1967 Jefferson Airplane album,
"Surrealistic Pillow" in its entirety.
Jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall
closes out the month with a two-night performance at the Birchmere. Krall is touring in support of her
album, "Glad Rag Doll."
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