July entertainment guide 2022

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

The summer is heating up with plenty of fun in the sun.

Below is a roundup of cool events around the D.C. area.

 

July Entertainment Guide

July 1: Rakim leads “Masters of the Mic” at Wolf Trap

July 1: Maggie Rose at Pearl Street Warehouse

July 1-2: “BLACK GIRLS ROCK FEST” at the Kennedy Center

July 1-3: “Nollywood Dreams” at Round House Theatre

July 1-3: DeRay Davis at D.C. Improv

July 1-10: “To Kill a Mockingbird” at the Kennedy Center

July 1-10: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Arlington Players

July 1-13: “Funambula” at MGM National Harbor

July 1-16: “Shakespeare in Love” at Keegan Theatre

July 1-17: “In His Hands” at Mosaic Theater

July 1-24: “The Music Man” at Olney Theatre Center

July 1-24: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Synetic Theater

July 1-31: “The Hot Wing King” at Studio Theatre

July 1-31: Second City’s “The Revolution Will Be Improvised’ at the Kennedy Center

July 1-Aug. 7: “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” at Imagination Stage

July 1-Aug. 21: “Fantastagirl and the Math Monster” at Adventure Theatre

July 2: The Guess Who at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

July 2: Bela Fleck at Wolf Trap

July 2: Eli Cook at Pearl Street Warehouse

July 2: Donnell Rawlings at The Birchmere

July 2: Three Dog Night at Rams Head Annapolis

July 3: Rare Essence at The Hamilton

July 3: Slaughter at Tally Ho Theater

July 3: “Celebrate America” tribute to veterans at the Kennedy Center

July 4: Mickey Guyton hosts “A Capitol Fourth” on PBS

July 5: Patty Reese at Blues Alley

July 5: Five Seconds of Summer at The Anthem

July 5-17: “Red Velvet” at Shakespeare Theatre Company

July 5-17: “Hotter Than July: Stevie Wonder” at Signature Theatre

July 5-Sept. 4: “SIX” at National Theatre

July 6: Dupont Brass Live from the Lawn at Strathmore

July 6: Eric Byrd Trio at Blues Alley

July 6-17: “The Band’s Visit” at the Kennedy Center

July 7-30: “Investigation: Detective McDevitt” at Ford’s Theatre

July 7-Aug. 4: Library of Congress presents “Movies on the Lawn”

July 8: Lee Brice at The Anthem

July 8: Willie Nile at The Hamilton

July 8: Joe Gatto at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

July 8: Sirius Co. & DCVybe at Howard Theatre

July 8: Dead & Company at Jiffy Lube Live

July 8-9: Teddy Ray at D.C. Comedy Loft

July 9: Dierks Bentley at Merriweather Post Pavilion

July 9: The Chicks at Jiffy Lube Live

July 9: The Smithereens at State Theatre

July 9: LeAnn Rimes at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

July 9: The Anthem screens “The Princess Bride” with NSO

July 9: Junior Marvin & The Legendary Wailers at The Hamilton

July 10: War on the Cat Walk at Lincoln Theatre

July 10: Average White Band at State Theatre

July 11-12: Bikini Kill at The Fillmore Silver Spring

July 12: Backstreet Boys at Jiffy Lube Live

July 12: Soul Asylum with Corey Glover at City Winery

July 12: Asia Featuring John Payne at Rams Head Annapolis

July 12: Emmy Award nominations announced

July 12-Aug. 28: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Folger Shakespeare Library

July 13: Barenaked Ladies at Pier Six Pavilion

July 13: David Cook at Tally Ho Theater

July 14: James Beard: Taste America: Washington D.C.

July 14: Herman’s Hermits at The Birchmere

July 15: Jack Johnson at Merriweather Post Pavilion

July 15: “Where the Crawdads Sing” opens in movie theaters

July 15: Tony Toni Tone at Bethesda Blues & Jazz

July 15: Wolf Trap Opera performs Verdi’s “La Traviata”

July 15-16: Christina P at D.C. Improv

July 15-Aug. 28: “American Prophet” at Arena Stage

July 15-17: “Shen Yun” at Kennedy Center

July 16: OneRepublic at Jiffy Lube Live

July 16: Be’la Dona at City Winery

July 16: Distrito Music Fest at Howard Theatre

July 16: “Toy Story” in concert at Strathmore

July 16: “The Sound of Music” Sing-Along at Wolf Trap

July 17: Barenaked Ladies at Wolf Trap

July 17: Jason Aldean at Jiffy Lube Live

July 17: Jimmie Vaughan at The Hamilton

July 18: L.A. Guns at Rams Head Annapolis

July 19: Jimmy Buffett at Merriweather Post Pavilion

July 19: Howard Jones & Midge Ure at 9:30 Club

July 19: Tedeschi Trucks Band at Wolf Trap

July 19: The Cult at The Anthem

July 19: Chris Brown & Lil Baby at Capital One Arena

July 19-31: Blue Man Group at Kennedy Center

July 20: Jackson Browne at Wolf Trap

July 20: Gordon Lightfoot at Weinberg Center

July 20: Steve Earle at The Birchmere

July 20: Lea Michele at City Winery

July 20: Ben Folds’ “DECLASSIFIED” with Cody Fry and Leyla McCalla at Kennedy Center

July 21: “Barry Farm” documentary at NCRC

July 21: Luke Bryan at Jiffy Lube Live

July 22: Jordan Peele’s “Nope” opens in movie theaters

July 22: Robert Earl Keen at The Birchmere

July 22: Princess at the Butterfly Museum at Baltimore Soundstage

July 22-23: “Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince” in concert at Wolf Trap

July 23: Ben Schwartz at Warner Theatre

July 23: Rob Zombie at Jiffy Lube Live

July 23: Norah Jones at Pier Six Pavilion

July 23: Sugar Bear & E.U. at Bethesda Blues & Jazz

July 23: Pat McGee at Rams Head Annapolis

July 23: Hanson at The Fillmore Silver Spring

July 23: New Kids on the Block at Capital One Arena

July 23: Third Eye Blind at Merriweather Post Pavilion

July 24: RAMMY Awards

July 24: A.J. Croce at The Birchmere

July 25: Gordon Lightfoot at Capital One Hall

July 25: The Black Keys at Merriweather Post Pavilion

July 26: Coheed and Cambria at The Anthem

July 26: ZZ Top at Pier Six Pavilion

July 26: “Unofficial Bridgerton Musical” in concert at Kennedy Center

July 27: Ziggy Marley & Stephen Marley at Wolf Trap

July 27: Shawn Mendes at Capital One Arena

July 28: Aaron Lewis of Staind at Capital One Hall

July 28-30: Ben Bailey at D.C. Comedy Loft

July 29: Incubus at Merriweather Post Pavilion

July 29: Pitbull at Jiffy Lube Live

July 29: “Femme it Forward” at MGM National Harbor

July 29: Old Crow Medicine Show at The Anthem

July 29: Smokey Robinson at The Hall at Maryland Live

July 29: “The Empire Strikes Back” in concert at Wolf Trap

July 29: Suede at Rams Head Annapolis

July 29-30: Jamey Johnson at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

July 29-30: Vince Gill at Capital One Hall

July 30: Keith Urban at Jiffy Lube Live

July 30: “Toy Story” in concert at Wolf Trap

July 30-31: Phish at Merriweather Post Pavilion

July 31: Sean Kingston at The Fillmore Silver Spring

July 31: Chris Tucker at The Hall at Maryland Live

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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