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Backstage: Rundown of music events for Labor Day weekend

Looking to spice up your Labor Day weekend with some live music? Look no further.

Friday - 08/30/2013, 07:39am EDT

Tags: tim bracken, Labor Day Capitol Concert, john mayer, Salt-N-Pepa

Buffett, Backstreet, Thievery Corporation among weekend shows

This weekend's best-bet concerts are divided between local favorites and stadium events.

Friday - 08/16/2013, 05:50am EDT

Tags: tim bracken, Jimmy Buffett, Thievery Corporation, Jiffy Lube Live, Backstreet Boys

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Bieber has nothing on Ozzy, Dick Dale this weekend

Bad Company and surf guitar legend Dick Dale are among the weekend concerts worth catching.

Friday - 08/02/2013, 07:15am EDT

Tags: tim bracken, Justin Bieber, ozzy osbourne, birchmere, Jiffy Lube Live, Dick Dale, Bad Company

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Weekend concerts: Dave Matthews, Loretta Lynn, Miranda Lambert

There are quite a few big name acts performing this weekend, but smaller venues also are featuring some excellent bands.

Friday - 07/26/2013, 07:14am EDT

Tags: tim bracken, music, bands, Dave Matthews Band, Loretta Lynn, Miranda Lambert

Venues big and small rock this weekend

This weekend is packed with big name concerts, but smaller venues are hosting some excellent acts as well.

Friday - 07/12/2013, 05:03am EDT

Tags: tim bracken, concerts, local music

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Close out June with free music events, concerts

This weekend holds many opportunities to see free live music at the Capital Fringe Festival Preview Party, a Backyard Barbecue concert and the New Orchestra of Washington.

Friday - 06/28/2013, 04:21am EDT

Tags: tim bracken, Capital Fringe Festival, things to do, Backyard Barbecue, New Orchestra of Washington

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Summer in the city starts with Janis Joplin

Music fans who don't make the trip to Delaware's Firefly Festival will find plenty of local options to enjoy this weekend.

Friday - 06/21/2013, 04:57am EDT

Tags: tim bracken, janis joplin, music

Ottmar Liebert, guitar master, performs Saturday at Birchmere

Guitarist and composer Ottmar Liebert helped to establish "new flamenco" music in the early '90s. Think flamenco guitar mixed with Latin, jazz, and even Middle Eastern influences.

Friday - 05/31/2013, 08:58am EDT

Tags: tim bracken, Ottmar Liebert, birchmere, Alexandria

Kenny Chesney, NSO headline long weekend of music

This weekend includes several musical tributes for Memorial Day, from country superstar Kenny Chesney to the National Symphony Orchestra.

Friday - 05/24/2013, 03:18am EDT

Tags: tim bracken, commodores, Kenny Chesney, National Symphony Orchestra, memorial day

Get retro: Fab Faux, Legwarmers spice up music scene (Video)

This weekend your music options include Beatles classics, 1980s music and a couple of legends who have been on the music scene more than 50 years.

Friday - 05/17/2013, 04:30am EDT

Tags: tim bracken, music, retro, birchmere, State Theatre, Fab Faux, Legwarmers, Bettye LaVette, Blind Boys of Alabama

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