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This list is an attempt to gather information about stuff that is of interest me and is not genre specific. 
Please call the venue to verify events in case of cancellations and for show times


Some other good websites for local DC/Baltimore information on music and dancing are 
www.foolsnightout.com            http://dcblues.org/            http://www.mojoworkin.com/

http://www.wherewegotozydeco.com             http://www.marycliff.net/whoswhere.php

 

 

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   2017

 

2017/10/01      Rhiannon Giddens      Weinberg Center         Frederick, MD

2017/10/03      Hermans Hermits       Birchmere       Alexandria, VA

2017/10/03      Pitbull | Enrique Iglesias          Capital One Arena/Verizon Center     Washington, DC

2017/10/03      Taj Mahal & Keb Mo   Wilson Center Wilmington, NC

2017/10/05      John Hall         Sellersville Theater 1894        Sellersville, PA

2017/10/06      Darlene Love  Weinberg Center         Frederick, MD

2017/10/06      The Crawdaddies        First Fridays at the Avenue     White Marsh, MD

 

4-7 Oct            King Biscuit Blues Festival - Helena, AR  (870) 572-5223     www.kingbiscuitfestival.com      

 

5-8 Oct            Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival  -- FREE  Pittsboro, NC    http://shakorihillsgrassroots.org/

 

6-8 Oct            The Festy Experience –  Oak Ridge Farm,  Arrington, VA      www.thefesty.com

The Infamous Stringdusters, Ani DiFranco, Drive-By Truckers, Elephant Revival, Sam Bush Band, Beats Antique, Jerry Douglas Band, Joan Osborne, Travelin' McCourys, Sierra Hull, Danny Barnes & Nick Forster, EmiSunshine, Garrettgrass Gospel Hour, Della Mae, Cabinet, Shook Twins, Billy Strings, Sarah Siskind & Sunliner Carl Anderson, Phoebe Hunt, Love Canon, Maggie Koerner, Dori Freeman, Erin Lunsford, Gallatin Canyon, Tara Mills, +

6-8 Oct            Daytona Blues Festival  -- Jackie Robinson Ballpark, Daytona Beach, FL     daytonabluesfestival.com 

Vanessa Collier, Long Tall Deb, Colin John, Sena Earnhardt, Carolyn Wonderland, Shakura S’Aida, Tas Cru & His Band of Tortured Souls, Souliz Band, Willie Green, Al Hill, Joe Louis Walker, Alvin Youngblood Hart Muscle Theory, Marcia Ball, Tinsley Ellis, Victor Wainright & the Train, Paul DesLauriers.

 

7 Oct   Taste of Bethesda --    Bethesda, MD    http://www.bethesda.org   

Chopteeth, Band of Us, Lloyd Dopler Effect, Patrick Alban Band, Hayley Fahey Band, +

 

2017/10/07      John Lennon Birthday Tribute            Bethesda Blues & Jazz           Bethesda, MD

2017/10/07      Miss Tess & Talkbacks           Sweet Nola's   Winchester, VA

2017/10/07      Temptations | Four Tops         Celebrate Virginia After Hours @ Marks & Harrison Amphitheater  Fredericksburg, VA

2017/10/08      James Hunter Six       Hamilton Live  Washington, DC

2017/10/08      Dixieland Direct | Ruthie & the Wranglers | Nick Moss Band w/Dennis Gruenling   JVs Restaurant           Falls Church, VA

2017/10/09      Wynonna & Big Noise Birchmere       Alexandria, VA

2017/10/09      Maria Muldaur Jammin Java  Vienna, VA

2017/10/10      Buddy Guy      Birchmere       Alexandria, VA

2017/10/10      California Honeydrops            Gypsy Sally's  Washington, DC

2017/10/12      Foo Fighters    Anthem @ The Wharf            Washington, DC

2017/10/12      Mountain Heart           Barns at Wolf Trap      Vienna, VA

2017/10/12      Corn Potato String Band         Barns of Rose Hill       Berryville, VA

 

2017/10/12      Booker T Jones          Pearl Street Warehouse         Washington, DC

2017/10/12      Tommy Castro & Painkillers | Ronne Baker Brooks  Sellersville Theater 1894        Sellersville, PA

2017/10/12      Dikki Du & the Zydeco Krewe            St Georges Country Store      St Georges, DE

 

2017/10/13      Martin Barre    AMP by Strathmore    Bethesda, MD

2017/10/13      Tommy Castro & the Painkillers         Barns at Wolf Trap      Vienna, VA

2017/10/13      10,000 Maniacs          Birchmere       Alexandria, VA

2017/10/13      Cash'd Out (Johnny Cash tribute)      Hill Country BBQ        Washington, DC

2017/10/13      Amy Helm       Pearl Street Warehouse         Washington, DC

2017/10/13      The Woodshedders     Shepherdstown Opera House            Shepherdstown, WV

2017/10/14      Kaleo   Anthem @ The Wharf            Washington, DC

2017/10/14      Souled Out      Bright Box Theater      Winchester, VA

2017/10/14      Blues Traveler Fillmore Silver Spring Silver Spring, MD

2017/10/14      Three Dog Night         Hollywood Casino & Slots      Charles Town, WV

2017/10/14      Snake Farmers |The Vikings  JVs Restaurant           Falls Church, VA

2017/10/14      Kix       Tally Ho Theatre         Leesburg, VA

2017/10/14      Tommy Castro Band  The Southern  Charlottesville, VA

 

12-15 Oct        Suwannee Roots Revival  -- Live Oak, FL       http://www.suwanneerootsrevival.com/

 

12-15 Oct        Festival Acadiens et Creoles -- FREE  Girard Park, Lafayette, LA    http://www.festivalsacadiens.com

 

13-15 Oct        Austin City Limits Music Festival  -- Austin, TX    aclfestival.com   

 

13-15 Oct        Richmond Folk Festival  Richmond, VA     richmondfolkfestival.org  

Eddie Cotton Jr, Green Fields of America, Hot Club of Cowtown, Innov Gnawa, Paulin Brothers Brass Band,  Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo, Jan Knutson, Nicolae Feraru,

Oct      Mustang Music Festival – Corolla, NC    http://www.mustangmusicfestival.com/                                      CANCELLED in 2017

 

13-14 Oct  Voice of the Wetlands Festival – Southdown Museum Grounds, Houma, LA    
http://www.voiceofthewetlands.org/vow-festival/

Tab Benoit, Josh Garrett, Colin Lake, Ed Wills, George Porter Jr, Johnny Vidacovich, Brian Stoltz, The Fortifiers, Sam Price & True Believers, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles, Honey Island Swamp Band, Don Rich, Waylon Thibodeaux, Heath Ledet Band, Mark Stone Band, Jeff McCarty, Margie Perez, Nonc Nu & Wild Matous, Johnny Stassi & Wild Hares, Louisiana’s Leroux w/ Jimmy Hall & Tab Benoit, Chubby Carrier & Bayou Swamp Band, John “Papa” Gros, Dash Rip Rock, Roland Cheramie Cajun Band +

 

13-15 Oct  Hickory Oktoberfest – Hickory, NC    www.hickoryoctoberfest.com   

Samantha Fish, Girlz Girlz Girlz, Porch 40, Foothills Oompah Band, Silver Travis, Mason Via Band, Gregg Adams, Metro Jethros, Hickory Jazz Orchestra, +

13-15 Oct  Crescent City Blues Festival  --  Lafayette Square, New Orleans, LA     jazzandheritage.org/blues-fest/

Robert Cray, Bobby Rush, John Mooney, Luther Kent & Trick Bag, Deacon John’s Jump Blues, John Mooney,  Samantha Fish,  Grady Champion, AJ Ghent, King Edward, Louis Gearshifter Youngblood, Robert Finley, Como Mamas, Andrew Duhon, Walter Wolfman Washington, & the Raodmasers, Little Freddie King, New Soul Finders, The Fortifiers.

14-15 Oct  Pleasure Island Seafood Blues Festival  --  Fort Fisher Rec Area, Kure Beach, NC     http://www.pleasureislandnc.org/    

Roomful of Blues, Randall Bramblett, Mud Morganfield Blues Band, Nick Moss Band, Carolyn Wonderland, Gate City Divas, David Russell & Port City Blues,Little Zippers, Freeport Jazz, Will McBride Group, Leroy Harper Jr, Feebs, Hot Club of Wilmington, Justin Cody Fox.

 

2017/10/15      Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Anthem @ The Wharf            Washington, DC

2017/10/15      ZZ Top            Hippodrome Theatre   Baltimore, MD

2017/10/15      Tommy Castro Band  Tin Pan            Richmond, VA

2017/10/17      Johnny A         Blues Alley      Washington, DC

2017/10/17      Shovels and Rope      Rams Head On-Stage (Tavern)         Annapolis, MD

2017/10/18      Nick Lowe's Quality Rock & Roll Revue w/Los Straitjackets            Birchmere       Alexandria, VA

2017/10/18      Rickie Lee Jones        Rams Head On-Stage (Tavern)         Annapolis, MD

2017/10/18      Shovels & Rope          Tally Ho Theatre         Leesburg, VA

2017/10/19      Guns N Roses            Capital One Arena/Verizon Center     Washington, DC

2017/10/19      Joe Louis Walker        Jonathan's Landing     Magnolia, DE

2017/10/20      JJ Grey & Mofro         930 Club          Washington, DC

2017/10/20      Classic Albums Live: Hotel California            Weinberg Center         Frederick, MD

 

19-22 Oct  Clearwater Jazz Holiday  -- Clearwater, FL    http://www.clearwaterjazz.com/

The Temptations, The Four Tops, James Hunter Six, Erica Diceglie   |   Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Jon Cleary, Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox, Helios Jazz Orchestra  |  Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Alex Harris Band, La Lucha  |  Avett Brothers, Anderson East, Honey Island Swamp Band, Mamas Batch +


19-22 Oct  Lake Eden Arts Fall Festival -- Camp Rockmount/Black Mountain, NC  (828) 68-MUSIC      theleaf.com   

Toots & the Maytals, Los Lobos, Elephant Revival, Turkauz, Fantastic Negrito, Raul Midon, Chicano Batman, Nik West, Sierra Hull, Feufollet, Con Brio, Villalobos Brothers, Dustin Thomas, Jerry Cans, Khruangbin, The Broadcast, The Screamin J’s, Forlorn Strangers, David Lamont, Trad.Attack, Sparrow & Her Wingmen +

 

21-28 Oct  Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise–Ft Lauderdale, FL to Aruba, Curacao & Half Moon Cay, Bahamas   www.bluescruise.com 

Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal & Keb Mo, Elvin Bishop, Booker T Jones, Bettye LaVette, Tommy Castro & Painkillers, John Nemeth, G Love & Special Sauce, Vanessa Collier, Monster Mike Welch, Royal Southen Brotherhood, Ruthie Foster, James Hunter Six, Samantha Fish, Victor Wainright & Wildroots Revue, Coco Montoya, Mr Sipp, Chris Cain, Wee Willie Walker & Frank Bey, John Mooney Band, Marcus King Band, Chubby Carrier & Bayou Swamp Band,  California Honeydrops, Cedric Burnside Project, Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram, Mitch Woods, California Hoenydrop, Rev Billy C Wirtz, ++

 

2017/10/21      Chuck Berry Bash w/Daryl Davis & Ingrid Berry       Pearl Street Warehouse         Washington, DC

2017/10/21      The Nighthawks          VFW Hall         Chambersburg, PA

2017/10/22      10,000 Maniacs          Rams Head On-Stage (Tavern)         Annapolis, MD

2017/10/22      Tracy Lawrence          Weinberg Center         Frederick, MD

2017/10/24      Third Eye Blind           Fillmore Silver Spring Silver Spring, MD

2017/10/24      Mark Wenner's Blues Warrior            JVs Restaurant           Falls Church, VA

2017/10/24      Steely Dan      Pier Six Pavilion          Baltimore, MD

2017/10/24      Son Little         Rams Head On-Stage (Tavern)         Annapolis, MD

2017/10/24      Howard Jones Tally Ho Theatre         Leesburg, VA

2017/10/25      Steely Dan      MGM National Harbor            Oxon Hill, MD

2017/10/26      Anders Osborne & Jackie Greene w/Cris Jacobs     Birchmere       Alexandria, VA

2017/10/26      Melvin Seals & JGB   Bright Box Theater      Winchester, VA

2017/10/28      Primus Anthem @ The Wharf            Washington, DC

2017/10/28      Davy Knowles Pearl Street Warehouse         Washington, DC

2017/10/28      Swampy Tonk            Sweet Nola's   Winchester, VA

2017/10/28      Michael McDonald      Warner Theatre           Washington, DC

2017/10/28      Gary Smallwood         Wayside Inn    Middletown, VA

2017/10/30      Lucinda Williams         Lincoln Theatre           Washington, DC

2017/10/30      Dennis Quaid & the Sharks    Rams Head On-Stage (Tavern)         Annapolis, MD

 

 

So Many Choices 10/4- 10/18/17

 

 

 Hi everyone,  

 

Lots going on, so many choices……get out those dance calendars…… and start filling in those dates…..keep those dance shoes happy.  

With so much going on for all of us, I can’t think of a better way to help keep our sanity, work off stress, see our friends (both old & new), than to take our dance shoes out as much as possible…. Though my own dance shoes are not too happy with me these days.

 

If I have missed something, sorry about that…..as I said earlier, things have been more than a little busy these days, so it’s been a bit of a “balancing act”.   And of course, some venues don’t always have up-to-date info, and, some send out info, just after I hit the “SEND” key.  But even with that, we have much to choose from.

 

As a reminder, I can’t predict the weather…..no matter where I/we are.   So, if you are in doubt, please check ahead.  Sometimes it can be cloudy in one place, raining in another, and sunshine in another…. it’s called “Mother Nature” and she is in charge…..of the weather, but not our dancing.

 

Yes, I have said this many times and I’ll keep urging all of you to take advantage of all that the DC area has to offer…we are so lucky to have the many choices that are free or have a minimal charge.  When I tell others how much we have to choose from on any given night, they are amazed and envious. We are truly very, very lucky to have all of this. I cannot say this enough …Please support our local musicians and bands and venues ! They LOVE us dancers! If we do not support them and our existing venues, we will lose much of our fabulous music that keeps us and our dance shoes happy!  When I post a new venue that a band has sent me info on, please try to get there and check it out. Like us dancers, the  bands are always looking for new venues…..so when they find one, let’s support them.  Get out your dance calendars and dance shoes.....fill up your dance card.....something for everyone!  And if you happen to be “listener”…many of the below listings you will also enjoy.  If I've missed something, it may because sites have not been updated…especially for the beginning of a new month.

 

 For those who are new to the list "Welcome". Most of the time, SMC will be sent to you on a Wednesday. But occasionally you will find it in your mailbox a day early, or a day late, depending upon my schedule, and unexpected delays.  And occasionally, there will be an "Update to So Many Choices' sent out with any additions, cancellations, changes, something extra-special, etc, that I am aware of.  

 

I know I say this often, but truly, how lucky we are to have so many choices!  Between dances with our fabulous local bands/musicians as well as national acts, classes, workshops, jams, festivals, parades, benefits, outdoor summer concerts and so much more, our dance shoes should be smiling and happily exhausted.  If you could just figure out how to be in more than one place at any one time, we could experience it all (I wish!).

 

Don't forget to scroll all the way down to “UPCOMING EVENTS”  that you and your dance shoes will not want to miss.

 

See you on the dance floor !

Cheers, Robin

 

PS-Suggestion: if unsure if a venue will be open, if there will be a dance floor, if there is a change in band status, if the weather has turned yucky, or if I have been multi-tasking and listed a band twice for the same night, please check and call the venue or check online, especially if I haven't sent out an update.  Some changes are indeed, very last minute.

 

PSS- Guys-  Yes, warmer temperatures are still  here. So, please remember those extra shirts…….it’s always nice have those for back-up in your dance bag…..and keep those “follows” happy ! 

 

 ******************************************************************************

 

Wednesday October 4th

 

*Wed. 10/4- Nicks-   Fast Eddie & the Slowpoke    $10.           9-11pm.  642 South Pickett Street, Alexandria VA.

 

*Wed. 10/4-JV's-   Open Mic with Bob Hume & Martha Capone             8:30pm    6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church Va.

 

 *Wed. 10/4- 219 Basin Street Lounge- Mudlark                      no cover/ 8:30-12mn.  219 King Street, Old Town Alexandria VA.  Music is upstairs. No "dance floor" but the floor is wood and sometimes you can find room for dancing, esp. on a weekend.  Note: smoking is allowed in this venue....sometimes there are smokers and other times you are in luck and no smoke.

 

*Wed. 10/4- LaHinch Tavern & Grill-  TBA                8pm   7747 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac MD.   240.499.8922

 

*Wed. 10/4- Irish Inn at Glen Echo-  19th Street Band      8pm

 

Thursday October 5th 

 

*Thurs. 10/5- JV's-  Thrillbillys/ Britepaths Benefit          $10.     8:30pm    6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church Va.   

 

*Thurs. 10/5- 219 Basin Street Lounge- Mike Kelly & Friends     no cover/ 8:30-12mn.  219 King Street, Old Town Alexandria VA.  Music is upstairs. No "dance floor" but the floor is wood and sometimes you can find room for dancing, esp. on a weekend.  Note: smoking is allowed in this venue....sometimes there are smokers and other times you are in luck and no smoke.

 

 *Thurs. 10/5- Glen Echo Annex-   DJ Dance/blues          $8.    lesson 8:15-9pm/ dance 9-11pm

 

*Thurs. 10/5- Nicks-   WCS    Drop-in-  7:45pm lesson with Tom Bowker/ DJ dance afterwards  $5.  Pickett Street, Alexandria VA.

 

*Thurs. 10/5- French Quarter Brasserie-  Blues Jam/ every Thursday evening.   7:30-11pm.   3950 University Blvd, Fairfax VA.   703-357-1957       “Black Cat plays first for short period, then the jam. Sign-up sheet starts at 7:30pm.  Band has full backline of equipment for use: tube amps, drums, cymbals, mics, pedalboards, full PA system and more.  Plenty of free parking nearby. Reasonably priced food & drinks too “.  Please support the venue, by purchasing food & beverage.

 

*Thurs. 10/5-The LOFT at the Hamilton-  TBA             10:30pm/no cover    600 14th Street, NW WDC  (the LOFT is located upstairs)

 

*Thurs. 10/5- LaHinch Tavern & Grill-  TBA            8pm   7747 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac MD.   240.499.8922

 

Friday October 6th

 

*Fri. 10/6 -Dulles Hilton- Karl Stoll & the Dangerzone          $15.        lesson 8-8:30/ dance 8:30-12mn.     13869 Park Center Road, Herndon, Va    <gottaswing.com>

 

*Fri. 10/6- JV's-  Shartel & Hume Band      9:15pm      6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church Va.   

 

*Fri. 10/6- Church of the Pilgrim-  DARK TONIGHT   City Swing DJ Dance/ Dancesport Dupont Circle     $10 or $5 w/student ID.     Lesson with David     8:30-9pm lesson/ dance 9-11:30pm  2201 P Street, NW  WDC     <gottawing.com>.

REMINDER- this dance is now being held the 2nd & the 4th Friday of the month.

 

*Fri. 10/6- 219 Basin Street Lounge- Mike Kelly & Friends                    $5/ 9pm-12mn.    219 King Street, Old Town Alexandria VA.  Music is upstairs. No "dance floor" but the floor is wood and sometimes you can find room for dancing, esp. on a weekend.  Note: smoking is allowed in this venue....sometimes there are smokers and other times you are in luck and no smoke.

 

*Fri. 10/6- Hersheys- Patty Reese Band          no cover      9pm.  17030 Oakmont Ave, Gaithersburg, MD  301.948.9893

 

*Fri. 10/6- New Deal Café- The Roustabouts       8:30-11:30pm  113 Centerway, Greenbelt MD. 301.474. 5642   Reservations recommended.

 

 *Fri. 10/6-  Branded 72-  TBA           9-12pm    East Gude Drive, Rockville MD.   301.340.8729     (band and dancing is in the bar area... .and they let us move tables for dancing)

 

*Fri. 10/6- Clydes Chevy Chase-  Vintage #18          9pm/ downstairs.   5441 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase Md.     Dancing on tile, once they pull up the rugs. 

 

*Fri. 10/6- Clydes/ Mark Center-  V-6 Band      10pm.   1700 N. Beauregard Street, Alexandria VA. 703-820-8300   (have no details as far as dance space etc).

 

*Fri. 10/6-The LOFT at the Hamilton-  Amanda Lynn Band         10:30pm/no cover    600 14th Street, NW WDC  (the LOFT is located upstairs)

 

*Fri. 10/6- Old Bowie Town Grill- Arty Hill & the Long Gone Daddys/ country (and great dancing music!)            8-11pm  / no cover       8604  Chestnut Ave, Bowie MD.    Reservations suggested:   301.464.8800.

 

*Fri. 10/6- Mustang Sally Brewing Company-  Deja Blue     6-9pm   14140 Parke Long Court/Suites A-C  Chantilly, VA.   703.378.745

 

Saturday October 7th

 

*Sat. 10/7- Glen Echo- Ballroom dance with Lucky Cats Orchestra    $12.   2-4:30pm.  Lesson 2-2:30pm/ waltz lesson

 

*Sat. 10/7- Glen Echo/Spanish Ballroom-  Ray Gelato & City Rhythm Orchestra        8-11:55pm       $20  

 

*Sat. 10/7- JV's-   Deja Blue Band      4-7:30pm/ Goodfellas Band           9pm     Arlington Blvd, Falls Church

 

*Sat. 10/7- 219 Basin Street Lounge-  Dead Cat Bounce                $5/ 9pm-12mn.  219 King Street, Old Town Alexandria, VA.  Music is upstairs. No "dance floor" but the floor is wood and sometimes you can find room for dancing, esp. on a weekend.  Note: smoking is allowed in this venue....sometimes there are smokers and other times you are in luck and no smoke.

 

*Sat. 10/7- Hersheys- TBA         no cover      9pm.  17030 Oakmont Ave, Gaithersburg, MD  301.948.9893

 

*Sat. 10/7 -The LOFT at the Hamilton – TBA         10:30pm         no cover    600 14th Street, NW WDC  (the LOFT is located upstairs)

 

*Sat. 10/7- New Deal Café-  Little Red & the Renegades    8:30pm           Greenbelt,  MD.    301.474. 5642     Reservations suggested

 

*Sat. 10/7 - Dietles Terri & the Back  Alley Rhythm Cats             9:30pm-12:30am / no cover     11010 Rockville Pike, Rockville MD.   Plenty of parking.  For those who have not been to Dietles before: very,very,very casual.  Beer & wine, no food.  Diagonally across from Strathmore Mansion, next to Georgetown Prep.  Dancing on tile.

 

 *Sat. 10/7-  Branded 72- TBA       9-12mn/no cover   387 East Gude Drive, Rockville MD.  (band and dancing is in the bar area... .and they let us move tables for dancing)

 

*Sat. 10/7 - American Legion # 217/College Park-  DARK TONIGHT                             Doors open 7pm            8-11pm/ $10.(cash only)/ exact change would be greatly appreciated!     9218 Baltimore Ave. (Rt 1), College Park MD.   Free parking, large dance floor, bar.  

 

*Sat. 10/7- Old Bowie Town Grill- The Exclusives/ R&B, Soul, Blues             8-11pm  / $5.       8604  Chestnut Ave, Bowie MD.    Reservations suggested:   301.464.8800.

 

*Sat. 10/7- LaHinch Tavern & Grill-  TBA             8-11pm      7747 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac MD.   240.499.8922

 

*Sat. 10/7- Bistro 29- Gypsy Swing  / 7:30-9:30pm.   3911 Lee Highway, Arlington VA.   (music is good…..dance space could be tight….it may be “make your own”….and probably good for Balboa or Bal-Swing).  A good stop along the way to Glen Echo ?   I did hear from someone who said that they are thinking of adding dancing to their entertainment schedule……stay tuned for any updates.

 

*Sat. 10/7- Clydes Chevy Chase-  TBA        9pm/ downstairs.   5441 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase Md.     Dancing on tile, once they pull up the rugs. 

 

*Sat. 10/7- Clydes/ Mark Center-  TBA       10pm.   1700 N. Beauregard Street, Alexandria VA. 703-820-8300   (have no details as far as dance space etc).

 

*Sat. 10/7- Wheaton VFW- TBA    8pm   11316 Fern Street, Wheaton MD. 

 

*Sat. 10/7- LaHinch Tavern & Grill-  TBA                  8pm   7747 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac MD.   240.499.8922

 

*Sat. 10/7- Arts on the Avenue Festival-  <artsontheavenue.org> for more info.  2301 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria VA.   Multiple stages, food, vendors, entertainment, kids activities, music ……..10am-6pm

  

Sunday October 8th

 

*Sun.. 10/8- Glen Echo/Spanish Ballroom-  Sunday afternoon waltz with “  Addison Beauforte “    $10.   Lesson 2:45-3:30/ dance 3:30-6pm  

 

*Sun. 10/8-JVs-    Dixieland Direct 1:15pm   /   Ruthie & The Wranglers   4:15-7pm/    Nick Moss Band with special guest Dennis Gruenling      8:30pm           6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church Va.  

 

*Sun. 10/8- 219 Basin Street Lounge- Along For The Ride                 8:30pm    . 219 King Street, Old Town Alexandria, VA.     Music is upstairs. No "dance floor" but the floor is wood and sometimes you can find room for dancing, esp. on a weekend.  Note: smoking is allowed in this venue....sometimes there are smokers and other times you are in luck and no smoke.

 

*Sun. 10/8- Irish Inn at Glen Echo-  TBA      5-7pm

 

*Sun. 10/8- LaHinch Tavern & Grill-  TBA              8-11pm      7747 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac MD.   240.499.8922

 

*Sun. 10/8- Herndon Senior Center- West Coast Swing.   5-6pm/lesson    Grace Street #1,  Herndon VA.  

 

*Sun. 10/8- Church of the Pilgrim-   Swing Workshops with Paolo & Laurentina       Dancesport Dupont Circle    $20/advance   $25/at door       2201 P Street, NW  WDC     <gottaswing.com>    for more info & details 

 

Monday October 9th

 

Columbus day

 

*Mon. 10/9- Westminster Church- Blue Monday with Memphis Gold    …... $5.    6-9pm. (dinner is served downstairs and is extra....but very good and reasonable in price)  400 Eye Street, SW  WDC.  202. 484.7700.   One block north of the Green Line/Waterfront Metro.  This is a weekly event with many of our local musicians/bands.  No "dance floor" but plenty of room in the back to dance.....and they LOVE us dancers

 

*Mon. 10/9- Dulles Hilton- DJ Dance       dance /9-10pm.  13869 Park Center Road, Herndon VA.

 

 *Mon. 10/9- JV's-   Josh Allen Band  3:30pm/  Wolf’s  Blues Jam every Monday night / Special guests- 8pm-1am.  6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church Va.

 

 *Mon. 10/9- 219 Basin Street Lounge- Capital Blues Ensemble         no cover/ 8:30-12mn.  219 King Street, Old Town Alexandria VA.  Music is upstairs. No "dance floor" but the floor is wood and sometimes you can find room for dancing, esp. on a weekend.  Note: smoking is allowed in this venue....sometimes there are smokers and other times you are in luck and no smoke.

 

 *Mon. 10/9-CCB-     DJ Dance            9-11pm/ $5.     5207 Wisconsin Ave, NW   WDC  .    

  

Tuesday October 10th

 

*Tues. 10/10- JV's-  Gunsmoke & Cheap Perfume          8:30pm       6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church Va.

 

*Tues. 10/10- 219 Basin Street Lounge- Holly Montgomery               no cover/ 8:30-12mn.  219 King Street, Old Town Alexandria VA.  Music is upstairs. No "dance floor" but the floor is wood and sometimes you can find room for dancing, esp. on a weekend.  Note: smoking is allowed in this venue....sometimes there are smokers and other times you are in luck and no smoke.

 

*Tues. 10/10- Boogie in Bethesda with WCS   8-9pm lesson (beginners & intermediate).  Lesson & dance/ $15-Dance only-$10 9-12mn.    5500 Sonoma Road, Bethesda MD.

 

*Tues. 10/10- Jam Cellar- DJ Dance        9-11pm.     $6.     8-9 free intro lesson.  Josephine Baker Community Center  2437 Fifteenth Street, NW   WDC.

 

*Tues. 10/10-Takoma Park VFW#350 -blues jam. (Takoma Dave on harp & vocals, Cookie on bass, Mike Custer on drums.  Sign-ups at 6:30pm/music 7pm. 6420 Orchard Ave, Takoma Park MD.  Weekly

 

Wednesday October 11th

 

*Wed. 10/11- Nicks-   DJ Dance     $6.           9-11pm.  642 South Pickett Street, Alexandria VA.

 

*Wed. 10/11-JV's-   Open Mic with Vern Santmyer            8:30pm    6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church Va.

 

 *Wed. 10/11- 219 Basin Street Lounge- Mudlark                       no cover/ 8:30-12mn.  219 King Street, Old Town Alexandria VA.  Music is upstairs. No "dance floor" but the floor is wood and sometimes you can find room for dancing, esp. on a weekend.  Note: smoking is allowed in this venue....sometimes there are smokers and other times you are in luck and no smoke.

 

*Wed. 10/11- LaHinch Tavern & Grill-  19th Street Band                 8pm   7747 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac MD.   240.499.8922

 

*Wed. 10/11- Irish Inn at Glen Echo-  TBA      8pm

 

Thursday October 12th

 

*Thurs. 10/12- JV's-  19th Street Band               8:30pm    6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church Va.   

 

*Thurs. 10/12- 219 Basin Street Lounge- Mike Kelly & Friends     no cover/ 8:30-12mn.  219 King Street, Old Town Alexandria VA.  Music is upstairs. No "dance floor" but the floor is wood and sometimes you can find room for dancing, esp. on a weekend.  Note: smoking is allowed in this venue....sometimes there are smokers and other times you are in luck and no smoke.

 

 *Thurs. 10/12- Glen Echo Annex-   DJ Dance/blues          $8.    lesson 8:15-9pm/ dance 9-11pm

 

*Thurs. 10/12- Nicks-   WCS    Drop-in-  7:45pm lesson with Tom Bowker/ DJ dance afterwards  $5.  Pickett Street, Alexandria VA.

 

*Thurs. 10/12- French Quarter Brasserie-  Blues Jam/ every Thursday evening.   7:30-11pm.   3950 University Blvd, Fairfax VA.   703-357-1957       “Black Cat plays first for short period, then the jam. Sign-up sheet starts at 7:30pm.  Band has full backline of equipment for use: tube amps, drums, cymbals, mics, pedalboards, full PA system and more.  Plenty of free parking nearby. Reasonably priced food & drinks too “.  Please support the venue, by purchasing food & beverage.

 

*Thurs. 10/12-The LOFT at the Hamilton-  Mercy Creek             10:30pm/no cover    600 14th Street, NW WDC  (the LOFT is located upstairs)

 

*Thurs. 10/12- LaHinch Tavern & Grill-  Bad Influence Band          8pm   7747 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac MD.   240.499.8922

  

Friday October 13th

 

BamBLOOZled weekend

 

*Fri. 10/13- Glen Echo/ Bumper Car Pavilion- Full Power Blues Band   $18.  8pm-12mn

 

*Fri. 10/13 -Dulles Hilton- Rock & Roll Relics          $15.        lesson 8-8:30/ dance 8:30-12mn.     13869 Park Center Road, Herndon, Va    <gottaswing.com>

 

*Fri. 10/13- JV's-  Cargo & Heavy Lifters      9:15pm      6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church Va.   

 

*Fri. 10/13- Church of the Pilgrim-  City Swing DJ Dance/ Dancesport Dupont Circle     $10 or $5 w/student ID.     Lesson with David     8:30-9pm lesson/ dance 9-11:30pm  2201 P Street, NW  WDC     <gottawing.com>.

REMINDER- this dance is now being held the 2nd & the 4th Friday of the month

 

*Fri. 10/13- 219 Basin Street Lounge- Mudlark                    $5/ 9pm-12mn.    219 King Street, Old Town Alexandria VA.  Music is upstairs. No "dance floor" but the floor is wood and sometimes you can find room for dancing, esp. on a weekend.  Note: smoking is allowed in this venue....sometimes there are smokers and other times you are in luck and no smoke.

 

*Fri. 10/13- Hersheys- Don’t Tell Suzie  w/ Tommy Lepson          no cover      9pm.  17030 Oakmont Ave, Gaithersburg, MD  301.948.9893

 

*Fri. 10/13- Old Bowie Town Grill- King Soul             8-11pm  / no cover        8604  Chestnut Ave, Bowie MD.    Reservations suggested:   301.464.8800.

 

*Fri. 10/13- New Deal Café- TBA       8:30-11:30pm  113 Centerway, Greenbelt MD. 301.474. 5642   Reservations recommended.

 

 *Fri. 10/13-  Branded 72-  TBA           9-12pm    East Gude Drive, Rockville MD.   301.340.8729     (band and dancing is in the bar area... .and they let us move tables for dancing)

 

*Fri. 10/13- Clydes Chevy Chase-  Justin Trawick & the Common Good          9pm/ downstairs.   5441 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase Md.     Dancing on tile, once they pull up the rugs. 

 

*Fri. 10/13- Clydes/ Mark Center-  TBA      10pm.   1700 N. Beauregard Street, Alexandria VA. 703-820-8300   (have no details as far as dance space etc).

 

*Fri. 10/13-The LOFT at the Hamilton-  Johnny & the Headhunters         10:30pm/no cover    600 14th Street, NW WDC  (the LOFT is located upstairs

 

*Fri. 10/13- Sun. 10/15- Richmond Folk Festival-  Lots and lots of music.  7 Stages.  Blues, soul, bluegrass, Irish, Cajun-Zydeco, Western Swing, Jazz, Country, Rockabilly, Honky-Tonk.what more could you possibly ask for ?    Free.   Friday- 6-10pm,  Saturday-noon til 9:30pm, Sunday- noon til 6pm. 

No pets, no coolers, no alcohol, no contraband, etc.   Free shuttles from City Stadium.  There is lots more info at <richmondfolkfestival.org>  for maps, schedules, etc.

                                      

Saturday October 14th

 

BamBLOOZled weekend

 

*Sat. 10/14Blues Workshops  11am-6:15pm.  $$$TBD   Various locations.   <capitalblues.org> for more info, details, etc.

 

*Sat. 10/14- Glen Echo/Spanish Ballroom-  Boilermaker Jazz Band        8-11:55pm       $20  

 

*Sat. 10/14- JV's-   Snake Farmers       4-7:30pm/ The Vikings            9pm     Arlington Blvd, Falls Church

 

*Sat. 10/14- 219 Basin Street Lounge-  Capital Blues Ensemble                $5/ 9pm-12mn.  219 King Street, Old Town Alexandria, VA.  Music is upstairs. No "dance floor" but the floor is wood and sometimes you can find room for dancing, esp. on a weekend.  Note: smoking is allowed in this venue....sometimes there are smokers and other times you are in luck and no smoke.

 

*Sat. 10/14- Hersheys- Smokin’ Polecats         no cover      9pm.  17030 Oakmont Ave, Gaithersburg, MD  301.948.9893

 

*Sat. 10/14 -The LOFT at the Hamilton – Hayley Fahey        10:30pm         no cover    600 14th Street, NW WDC  (the LOFT is located upstairs)

 

*Sat. 10/14- New Deal Café-  TBA         8:30pm           Greenbelt,  MD.    301.474. 5642     Reservations suggested

 

*Sat. 10/14 - Dietles Karen Collins & Backroads Band with Doug Cooke on keys              9:30pm-12:30am / no cover     11010 Rockville Pike, Rockville MD.   Plenty of parking.  For those who have not been to Dietles before: very,very,very casual.  Beer & wine, no food.  Diagonally across from Strathmore Mansion, next to Georgetown Prep.  Dancing on tile.

 

*Sat. 10/14- Old Bowie Town Grill- Doug Day & the Annapolis Allstars              8-11pm  / no cover        8604  Chestnut Ave, Bowie MD.    Reservations suggested:   301.464.8800.

 

 *Sat. 10/14-  Branded 72- TBA       9-12mn/no cover   387 East Gude Drive, Rockville MD.  (band and dancing is in the bar area... .and they let us move tables for dancing)

 

*Sat. 10/14 - American Legion # 217/College Park-  Rock-a-Sonics                              Doors open 7pm            8-11pm/ $10.(cash only)/ exact change would be greatly appreciated!     9218 Baltimore Ave. (Rt 1), College Park MD.   Free parking, large dance floor, bar.  

 

*Sat. 10/14- LaHinch Tavern & Grill-  Truly Unruly Band             8-11pm      7747 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac MD.   240.499.8922

 

*Sat. 10/14- Bistro 29- Gypsy Swing  / 7:30-9:30pm.   3911 Lee Highway, Arlington VA.   (music is good…..dance space could be tight….it may be “make your own”….and probably good for Balboa or Bal-Swing).  A good stop along the way to Glen Echo ?   I did hear from someone who said that they are thinking of adding dancing to their entertainment schedule……stay tuned for any updates.

 

*Sat. 10/14- Clydes Chevy Chase-  40 Dollar Fine         9pm/ downstairs.   5441 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase Md.     Dancing on tile, once they pull up the rugs. 

 

*Sat. 10/14- Clydes/ Mark Center-  Bad Influence Band        10pm.   1700 N. Beauregard Street, Alexandria VA. 703-820-8300   (have no details as far as dance space etc).

 

*Sat. 10/14- Wheaton VFW- TBA    8pm   11316 Fern Street, Wheaton MD. 

 

*Sat. 10/14- LaHinch Tavern & Grill-  TBA                  8pm   7747 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac MD.   240.499.8922

 

*Fri. 10/13- Sun. 10/15- Richmond Folk Festival-  Lots and lots of music.  7 Stages.  Blues, soul, bluegrass, Irish, Cajun-Zydeco, Western Swing, Jazz, Country, Rockabilly, Honky-Tonk.what more could you possibly ask for ?    Free.   Friday- 6-10pm,  Saturday-noon til 9:30pm, Sunday- noon til 6pm. 

No pets, no coolers, no alcohol, no contraband, etc.   Free shuttles from City Stadium.  There is lots more info at <richmondfolkfestival.org>  for maps, schedules, etc.

 

Sunday October 15th

 

BamBLOOZled weekend

 

*Sun. 10/15- Blues Workshops  11am-6:15pm.  $$$TBD   Various locations.

<capitalblues.org> for more info, details, etc.

 

*Sun. 10/15- Glen Echo/Bumper Car Pavilion- Brennen Ernst & The Roaming Tones   8-12mn  $18.

 

*Sun. 10/15- Glen Echo/Back Room Annex-  waltz practicum  DJ music   2-4pm   $8.   

 

*Sun. 10/15-JVs-      Drew Holland    4:15-7pm/    Oz & the Revue       8pm           6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church Va.  

 

*Sun. 10/15- 219 Basin Street Lounge- Along For The Ride                 8:30pm    . 219 King Street, Old Town Alexandria, VA.     Music is upstairs. No "dance floor" but the floor is wood and sometimes you can find room for dancing, esp. on a weekend.  Note: smoking is allowed in this venue....sometimes there are smokers and other times you are in luck and no smoke.

 

*Sun. 10/15- Irish Inn at Glen Echo-  TBA      5-7pm

 

*Sun. 10/15- LaHinch Tavern & Grill-  TBA              8-11pm      7747 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac MD.   240.499.8922

 

*Sun. 10/15- Kensington Fall Festival- Jelly Roll Mortals/ 11am-12:30pm, Captivators/ 12:30-2pm, Rhodes Tavern Troubadours/ 2-4pm.  Kids activities, vendors, food and more………  Kensington Service Center  3794 Howard Ave, Kensington MD.     11am-4pm   <kensingtonfallfestivalmd.com>

 

*Fri. 10/13- Sun. 10/15- Richmond Folk Festival-  Lots and lots of music.  7 Stages.  Blues, soul, bluegrass, Irish, Cajun-Zydeco, Western Swing, Jazz, Country, Rockabilly, Honky-Tonk.what more could you possibly ask for ?    Free.   Friday- 6-10pm,  Saturday-noon til 9:30pm, Sunday- noon til 6pm. 

No pets, no coolers, no alcohol, no contraband, etc.   Free shuttles from City Stadium.  There is lots more info at <richmondfolkfestival.org>  for maps, schedules, etc.

 

Monday October 16th

 

*Mon. 10/16- Westminster Church- Blue Monday with Danny Blew & the Blues Crew (with Sol Roots)    …...$5.    6-9pm. (dinner is served downstairs and is extra....but very good and reasonable in price)  400 Eye Street, SW  WDC.  202. 484.7700.   One block north of the Green Line/Waterfront Metro.  This is a weekly event with many of our local musicians/bands.  No "dance floor" but plenty of room in the back to dance.....and they LOVE us dancers

 

*Mon. 10/16- Dulles Hilton- DJ Dance       dance /9-10pm.  13869 Park Center Road, Herndon VA.

 

 *Mon. 10/16- JV's-    Wolf’s  Blues Jam every Monday night / Special guests- 8pm-1am.  6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church Va.

 

 *Mon. 10/16- 219 Basin Street Lounge- Capital Blues Ensemble         no cover/ 8:30-12mn.  219 King Street, Old Town Alexandria VA.  Music is upstairs. No "dance floor" but the floor is wood and sometimes you can find room for dancing, esp. on a weekend.  Note: smoking is allowed in this venue....sometimes there are smokers and other times you are in luck and no smoke.

 

 *Mon. 10/16-CCB-     Baltimore Swing Drops             9-11pm/ $10.     5207 Wisconsin Ave, NW   WDC  .    

 

Tuesday October 17th

 

*Tues. 10/17- JV's-  40 Dollar Fine/Chuck Berry Birthday Tribute Show          8pm       6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church Va.

 

*Tues. 10/17- 219 Basin Street Lounge- Holly Montgomery               no cover/ 8:30-12mn.  219 King Street, Old Town Alexandria VA.  Music is upstairs. No "dance floor" but the floor is wood and sometimes you can find room for dancing, esp. on a weekend.  Note: smoking is allowed in this venue....sometimes there are smokers and other times you are in luck and no smoke.

 

*Tues. 10/17- Boogie in Bethesda with WCS   8-9pm lesson (beginners & intermediate).  Lesson & dance/ $15-Dance only-$10 9-12mn.    5500 Sonoma Road, Bethesda MD.

 

*Tues. 10/17- Jam Cellar- DJ Dance        9-11pm.     $6.     8-9 free intro lesson.  Josephine Baker Community Center  2437 Fifteenth Street, NW   WDC.

 

*Tues. 10/17-Takoma Park VFW#350 -blues jam. (Takoma Dave on harp & vocals, Cookie on bass, Mike Custer on drums.  Sign-ups at 6:30pm/music 7pm. 6420 Orchard Ave, Takoma Park MD.  Weekly

 

Wednesday October 18th

 

*Wed. 10/18- Nicks-   Deja Blue     $10.           9-11pm.  642 South Pickett Street, Alexandria VA.

 

*Wed. 10/18-JV's-   Open Mic with Bob Hume & Martha Capone            8:30pm    6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church Va.

 

 *Wed. 10/18- 219 Basin Street Lounge- 219 All Stars                      no cover/ 8:30-12mn.  219 King Street, Old Town Alexandria VA.  Music is upstairs. No "dance floor" but the floor is wood and sometimes you can find room for dancing, esp. on a weekend.  Note: smoking is allowed in this venue....sometimes there are smokers and other times you are in luck and no smoke.

 

*Wed. 10/18- LaHinch Tavern & Grill-  TBA                 8pm   7747 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac MD.   240.499.8922

 

*Wed. 10/18- Irish Inn at Glen Echo-  TBA      8pm

 

That's it for now.....not all the sites have updates or new info yet (especially at the beginning of the month) and are marked TBA.  If I find more to add to "So Many Choices', or if there are any changes, I will do my best to try and let you know as soon as possible.

 

See you on the dance floor!

Cheers, Robin

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

*Fri. 10/13- Sun. 10/15- Richmond Folk Festival-  Lots and lots of music.  7 Stages.  Blues, soul, bluegrass, Irish, Cajun-Zydeco, Western Swing, Jazz, Country, Rockabilly, Honky-Tonk.what more could you possibly ask for ?    Free.   Friday- 6-10pm,  Saturday-noon til 9:30pm, Sunday- noon til 6pm. 

No pets, no coolers, no alcohol, no contraband, etc.   Free shuttles from City Stadium.  There is lots more info at <richmondfolkfestival.org>  for maps, schedules, etc.

 

*Fri. 10/13- Sun. 10/15- bamBLOOZled weekend -    <capitalblues.org> for all the info on the multiple locations, pricing, workshops, dances, competitions and more……bands: Full Power Blues, Gaye Adegbalola, Brennan Frost & the Roaming Tones

 

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