July entertainment guide 2021

WTOP's Jason Fraley previews July entertainment (Part 1)

Summer is in full force with tons of activities going on around the D.C. area.

So what does the entertainment scene look like as we emerge from the pandemic?

Here’s a roundup of fun events for the month of July:


July Entertainment Guide

July 1: Cynthia Erivo at Wolf Trap 50th Anniversary Concert

July 1: “No Sudden Move” on HBO Max

July 1-3: Tedeschi Trucks at Frederick Fairgrounds

July 1-3: “Blindness” at Shakespeare Theatre Company

July 1-3: “Relax, Relate, Release” at Kennedy Center

July 1-3: Nimesh Patel at DC Improv

July 1-11: “We’re Gonna Die” at Round House Theatre

July 1-11: “Where We Belong” by Woolly Mammoth Theatre & Folger Theatre

July 1-Aug. 4: “After Midnight” at Signature Theatre

July 1-Aug. 6: Virtual Camp Arena Stage

July 1-Aug. 22: “Elf: The Musical” at Toby’s Dinner Theatre

July 2: DC Comedy Festival at Union Stage

July 2: “The Forever Purge” in movie theaters

July 2: “The Tomorrow War” on Amazon Prime

July 2-3: Wolf Trap Opera presents “Sweeney Todd”

July 2-4: M3 Rock Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion

July 2-11: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Olney Theatre

July 2-25: “Tender Age” at Studio Theatre

July 3-17: Heist Summer Series on Kennedy Center rooftop

July 4: “A Capitol Fourth” concert and fireworks on PBS

July 4: Local Independence Day Events

July 8: Asleep at the Wheel at The Birchmere

July 8: Stanley Jordan Plays Jimi Hendrix at Strathmore

July 8-10: NSO’s Beethoven, Simon & Bologne at Wolf Trap

July 8-10: “Wingapo! Welcome to the Native American Dance Circle” at Kennedy Center

July 8-Aug. 5: Library of Congress hosts “Summer Movies on the Lawn”

July 9: Deadmau5 at Echostage

July 9: Eric Byrd at Blues Alley

July 9: Xavier Wolf at Union Stage

July 9: “Black Widow” in movie theaters

July 9-11: “Homegrown” at Woolly Mammoth Theatre

July 10-11: Max Weinberg at Wolf Trap

July 13: Emmy Award nominees announced

July 13: Crystal Bowersox at Rams Head (Annapolis)

July 15-17: 1455’s Summer Literary Festival

July 15-17: “¡Viva Cultura! A Celebration of Latinx Arts & Culture” at Kennedy Center

July 16: “Space Jam: A New Legacy” in movie theaters

July 16: Wolf Trap Opera presents “Cinderella”

July 16: Modest Proposal at Pearl Street Warehouse

July 16: Greyson Chance at Union Stage

July 17: Wynonna Judd at The Birchmere

July 17: Luke Bryan at Jiffy Lube Live

July 17: Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Wolf Trap

July 18: Big Tony and Trouble Funk at Wolf Trap

July 21-22: Amos Lee at Wolf Trap

July 22: Sebastian Maniscalco at MGM National Harbor

July 22-24: “Adobo Gigante” at Kennedy Center

July 23: Wale at The Fillmore Silver Spring

July 23: “Ted Lasso” returns on Apple TV+

July 23: “Old” in movie theaters

July 23: “G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes” in movie theaters

July 23: Wolf Trap Opera presents “STARisas: Opera’s Most Powerful Moments”

July 24: The Washington Ballet at Washington National Cathedral

July 24: Taste of the South at The Anthem

July 24: The Nighthawks at Hamilton Live

July 24-25: Chris Thile at Wolf Trap

July 28: Aofie O’Donovan at Wolf Trap

July 29: The War and Treaty at Wolf Trap

July 29: Wil Gravatt Band at Pearl Street Warehouse

July 29-31: Aida Rodriguez at DC Comedy Loft

July 29-31: D.C. Legendary Musicians at Kennedy Center

July 30: KIX & The Roadducks at The State Theater

July 30: “Jungle Cruise” in movie theaters

July 30: “Stillwater” in movie theaters

July 30: Suede at Rams Head (Annapolis)

July 30-31: Norm Lewis at Wolf Trap

July 31: JoJo Siwa at Capital One Arena

July 31: Jamey Johnson at The Weinberg Center

July 31: Maryland Youth Ballet’s “Snow White” at Wolf Trap

WTOP's Jason Fraley previews July entertainment (Part 2)

Jason Fraley

Hailed by The Washington Post for “his savantlike ability to name every Best Picture winner in history," Jason Fraley began at WTOP as Morning Drive Writer in 2008, film critic in 2011 and Entertainment Editor in 2014, providing daily arts coverage on-air and online.

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