September entertainment guide 2021

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

The summer is about to give way to fall with plenty of fun happenings around town.

Which events should you mark on your calendar?

Time for your September Entertainment Guide:


September Entertainment Guide:

Sept. 1-5: D.C. Jazz Festival

Sept. 1-6: “Fairytales in the Sun” at Adventure Theatre

Sept. 1-12: “Moon Man Walk” at Constellation Theatre

Sept. 1-16: “Detroit ’67” at Signature Theatre

Sept. 1-18: Rosslyn Jazz Festival

Sept. 1-25: “Good People” at Keegan Theatre

Sept. 1-Oct. 31: “Godspell” at Toby’s Dinner Theatre

Sept. 2: Pitbull at Merriweather

Sept. 2-4: “A Raisin in the Sun” at Olney Theatre

Sept. 2-5: Tony Rock at DC Improv

Sept. 3: Broadway in the Park at Wolf Trap

Sept. 3: White Ford Bronco at 9:30 Club

Sept. 3-22: NSO In Your Neighborhood

Sept. 3-Oct. 3: “Toni Stone” at Arena Stage

Sept. 4: Rare Essence at City Winery

Sept. 4: Darius Rucker at Wolf Trap

Sept. 4-5: Capital Jazz Festival at Merriweather

Sept. 4-6: Monster Jam at Royal Farms Arena

Sept. 5: Marshall Tucker Band at The Birchmere

Sept. 5: NSO Labor Day Concert at Kennedy Center

Sept. 5: Big Tony & Trouble Funk at 9:30 Club

Sept. 7: Maroon 5 at Jiffy Lube Live

Sept. 7: The Struts at Lincoln Theatre

Sept. 7: My Morning Jacket & Brittany Howard at Merriweather

Sept. 8: Blue Oyster Cult at The Birchmere

Sept. 8: Kesha at The Anthem

Sept. 8: Shinedown at Warner Theatre

Sept. 8-Oct. 3: Quixote Neuvo at Round House Theatre

Sept. 9: Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood at Warner Theatre

Sept. 9: Lake Street Drive at Wolf Trap

Sept. 9-12: Jim Gaffigan at DAR Constitution Hall

Sept. 9-19: Robert Glasper Residency at Kennedy Center

Sept. 9-19: D.C. Shorts Film Festival

Sept. 10: NSO Concert of Remembrance at Kennedy Center

Sept. 10: Kings of Leon at Merriweather

Sept. 10: Joe Gatto at MGM National Harbor

Sept. 10: Marc Anthony at Capital One Arena

Sept. 10: Michael Che at Warner Theatre

Sept. 10: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic at Howard Theatre

Sept. 11: Fozzy at Baltimore Soundstage

Sept. 11: Johnny Mathis at Strathmore

Sept. 11: WWE SuperShow at Capital One Arena

Sept. 11-Oct. 8: “Miraculous Magical Balloon” at Synetic Theater

Sept. 12: Chevelle at The Fillmore

Sept. 14: Straight No Chaser at Weinberg Center

Sept. 14: Kennedy Center 50th Anniversary Concert

Sept. 14: Jason Isbell at Wolf Trap

Sept. 14-26: “The Amen Corner” at Shakespeare Theatre

Sept. 16-18: National Dance Day at Kennedy Center

Sept. 16: Patsy Cline Tribute at The Hamilton

Sept. 16: Dave Koz at The Birchmere

Sept. 16: “Blippi: The Musical” at EagleBank Arena

Sept. 16-17: Dr. Dog at 9:30 Club

Sept. 17: Patton Oswalt at Kennedy Center

Sept. 17: Patti LaBelle at The Hall at Live! Casino & Hotel

Sept. 17: Reckless Kelly at The Birchmere

Sept. 17-26: Library of Congress hosts National Book Festival

Sept. 18: Smithsonian Annual Museum Day

Sept. 18: Harry Styles at Capital One Arena

Sept. 18: Hall & Oates at Merriweather

Sept. 18: Nas & D-Nice at The Anthem

Sept. 18: Rodney Atkins & Shenandoah at Great Frederick Fair

Sept. 19: District Improv Festival at Kennedy Center

Sept. 19: Chaka Khan at MGM National Harbor

Sept. 19: Emmy Awards

Sept. 19: RAMMY Awards

Sept. 20: Amy Grant at The Birchmere

Sept. 21: Gabrielle Union at Warner Theatre

Sept. 21: Juanes at The Anthem

Sept. 21: Dashboard Confessional at Lincoln Theatre

Sept. 22: Black Crowes at Jiffy Lube Live

Sept. 22: Bela Fleck at Strathmore

Sept. 22-Oct. 17: “Teenage Dick” at Woolly Mammoth Theatre

Sept. 23: Dierks Bentley at Merriweather

Sept. 23: ZZ Top at Great Frederick Fair

Sept. 23: Tame Impala at Capital One Arena

Sept. 23-24: The Avett Brothers at Wolf Trap

Sept. 23-25: Jamali Maddix at DC Comedy Loft

Sept. 23-26: Firefly Music Festival

Sept. 24: Slick Rick at Howard Theatre

Sept. 24: Walk the Moon at 9:30 Club

Sept. 24: Outlaw Music Festival at Merriweather

Sept. 24: Whiskey Myers at Great Frederick Fair

Sept. 24: Trombone Shorty at Baltimore Soundstage

Sept. 25: NSO Season Opening Gala at Kennedy Center

Sept. 25: Fall Back Comedy Jam at Capital One Arena

Sept. 25: Jon Pardi at Great Frederick Fair

Sept. 25-26: Erykah Badu at MGM National Harbor

Sept. 26: Tony Awards

Sept. 26: Guns N Roses at Royal Farms Arena

Sept. 26: Flogging Molly & Violent Femmes at The Anthem

Sept. 26: Five for Fighting at The Birchmere

Sept. 27: Christopher Cross at The Birchmere

Sept. 28: Rufus Wainwright at The Anthem

Sept. 30: Gary Numan at 9:30 Club

WTOP's Jason Fraley previews September 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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