August entertainment guide 2021

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

The concert industry is bouncing back after more than a year of COVID-19 cancellations.

Live shows started popping back up in June and July, but August will open the floodgates.

Here are some of the local highlights in our August Entertainment Guide:

August Entertainment Guide:

Aug. 2-4: “After Midnight” at Signature Theatre

Aug. 2-6: Virtual Camp Arena Stage

Aug. 2-22: UniverSoul Circus at National Harbor

Aug. 2-Sept. 16: “Detroit ’67” at Signature Theatre

Aug. 2-Sept. 6: “Fairytales in the Sun” at Adventure Theatre

Aug. 2-Sept.: “Miraculous Magical Balloon” at Synetic Theater

Aug. 4: New Kids on the Block & Salt N Pepa at Merriweather

Aug. 4: Billy Bob Thornton’s Boxmasters at Rams Head Annapolis

Aug. 4: Straight No Chaser at Wolf Trap

Aug. 4: Tony Woods at DC Improv

Aug. 4-28: Olney Outdoors at Olney Theatre Center

Aug. 5-7: Kennedy Center’s Raga at the REACH

Aug. 6: Air Supply at The Birchmere

Aug. 6: Renee Fleming at Wolf Trap

Aug. 6: Tamara Jade at Blues Alley

Aug. 6: “Nine Days” in movie theaters

Aug. 6: “Vivo” on Netflix

Aug. 6-7: Bruno Mars at MGM National Harbor

Aug. 7: Jimmy Buffett at Jiffy Lube Live

Aug. 7: Frankie Valli at The Anthem

Aug. 7: Gordon Lightfoot at Weinberg Center

Aug. 8: Croce on Croce at Strathmore

Aug. 8: Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer at Nats Park

Aug. 8: The Fifth Dimension at Rams Head Annapolis

Aug. 9: National Book Lovers Day

Aug. 10: James Taylor at Merriweather

Aug. 11: En Vouge at The Birchmere

Aug. 11: Korn & Staind at Jiffy Lube Live

Aug. 12: Lloyd Banks at The Fillmore Silver Spring

Aug. 12: MLB presents “Field of Dreams” Game

Aug. 12: Luke Bryan at Merriweather

Aug. 12: Joan Jett & George Thorogood at Wolf Trap

Aug. 12-14: Step Afrika! at Kennedy Center

Aug. 12-Sept. 12: “Moon Man Walk” at Constellation Theatre

Aug. 13: America at Strathmore

Aug. 13: En Vogue at The Fillmore Silver Spring

Aug. 13: “CODA” on Apple TV+

Aug. 13: “Respect” in movie theaters

Aug. 13-17: Uke Fest at Strathmore

Aug. 14: Ann Wilson of Heart at The Birchmere

Aug. 14: Chris Stapleton at Jiffy Lube Live

Aug. 14: Raheem DeVaughn salutes Marvin Gaye at Wolf Trap

Aug. 15: Jason Mraz at The Anthem

Aug. 17: Kennedy Center Book Club

Aug. 17: Modest Mouse at The Anthem

Aug. 17-18: Colin Hay of Men at Work at The Birchmere

Aug. 18: Shakespeare Lightning Round at Folger Theatre

Aug. 19: Zac Brown Band at Merriweather

Aug. 19: Pure Prairie League at The Birchmere

Aug. 19: Train & Vertical Horizon at Wolf Trap

Aug. 19-21: Don’t Mute DC at Kennedy Center

Aug. 19-21: Finesse Mitchell at DC Improv

Aug. 19-22: DC Black Film Festival

Aug. 19-22: Michael Colyar at DC Comedy Loft

Aug. 20: 3 Doors Down at Baltimore’s MECU Pavilion

Aug. 20: Wilco & Sleater-Kinney at Merriweather

Aug. 20: Harry Connick Jr. at Wolf Trap

Aug. 20: Kathy Mattea at The Birchmere

Aug. 20: “Reminiscence” in movie theaters

Aug. 20-22: Awesomecon at Washington Convention Center

Aug. 21: Dave Matthews Band at Merriweather

Aug. 21: Tanya Tucker at The Birchmere

Aug. 21: Ashley McBryde at The Fillmore Silver Spring

Aug. 21: Gabriel Iglesias at The Hall at Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland

Aug. 21: Harlem Globetrotters at EagleBank Arena

Aug. 22: Harlem Globetrotters at Capital One Arena

Aug. 22: O-Town & LFO at Rams Head Annapolis

Aug. 24: Trombone Shorty at Wolf Trap

Aug. 24: Kings of Leon at Merriweather

Aug. 24-28: Ali Wong at Warner Theatre

Aug. 25: Three Dog Night at Rams Head Annapolis

Aug. 25-27: “The Beatles: Get Back” documentary on Disney+

Aug. 26-28: Kennedy Center’s “On Deck: Women Shredding Boundaries”

Aug. 26: NSO’s “The Princess Bride: In Concert” at Wolf Trap

Aug. 27: NSO’s “Star Wars: In Concert” at Wolf Trap

Aug. 27: The Roots at The Hippodrome in Baltimore

Aug. 27: Drive-By Truckers at Rams Head Baltimore

Aug. 27: “Candyman” remake in movie theaters

Aug. 27-28: Christopher Titus at DC Comedy Loft

Aug. 27-29: “The Price is Right” at MGM National Harbor

Aug. 27-Oct. 31: “Godspell” at Toby’s Dinner Theatre

Aug. 28: “Opera in the Outfield” at Nats Park

Aug. 28: Brian McKnight at Bethesda Blues & Jazz

Aug. 28: Thomas Rhett & Cole Swindell at Jiffy Lube Live

Aug. 28: Three Dog Night at The Birchmere

Aug. 28: Willie Nile at Hamilton Live

Aug. 28: Brandi Carlile at Wolf Trap

Aug. 28-Sept. 25: “Good People” at Keegan Theatre

Aug. 31: Alanis Morrisette at Merriweather

Aug. 31-Sept. 1: Eagles at Capital One Arena

WTOP's Jason Fraley previews August 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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