Cajun, Jazz, and DJs. Concert Calendar, Jan. 3 - 19
There is lots going on during the few weeks before the Presidential Inauguration. Check out these concerts, featuring local artists and music industry veterans.
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet at the Barns at Wolf Trap
Thurs. 1/10 @ 8 p.m., Tickets: $27
See cajun music legends BeauSoleil at the Barns. Since 1975, BeauSoleil have been bringing traditional cajun music to the masses. They were also the first Cajun band to win a Grammy Award, BeauSoleil first won Best Traditional Folk Album in 1997 for L’amour Ou La Folie and a second Grammy for Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album in 2008 for Live at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Since the Barns are such an intimate venue, this promises to be a party.
Gerald Albright at Blues Alley
Thurs. 1/10-13 @ 8 & 10 p.m., Tickets: $43
Saxophonist Gerald Albright is bringing his smooth jazz skills to Georgetown's own Blues Alley next Thursday. The Grammy-nominated artist has performed for U.S. presidents and has sold more than a million albums. He has even played with Phil Collins.
Honor by August at Howard Theatre
Sat. 1/12 @ 8 p.m. Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 day of show
Homegrown talent Honor By August formed while students at Georgetown University. Honor By August is a modern rock band with a big focus on songwriting. Their sound has been compared to Switchfoot—a band HBA has opened for—and Kings of Leon. The band is celebrating being signed with Rock Ridge Music, a record label and management company that serves artists such as Reel Big Fish and Tony Lucca of NBC's The Voice. Honor By August's upcoming album, Monuments to Progress, is coming soon.
Thievery Corporation at 9:30 Club
Fri. 1/17,18 & 19, Tickets: $45
The DC-based DJ duo is bringing its diverse sounds back to 9:30 Club for three nights. DJs Rob Garza and Eric Hilton started performing as Thievery Corporation back in 1995, and have been moving audiences around the world ever since. Groove is the operative word. Thievery shows are always memorable and sell out quickly, so get your tickets now!
A Tribute to Robert Egger at the Hamilton Live
Mon. 1/7 @ 6 p.m., Tickets: $100
This special event is honoring Robert Egger, founder of D.C. Central Kitchen, as he leaves the nation's capital to start L.A. Kitchen. The folks at the Hamilton are putting together a band that will feature members of the Cramps, Fugazi, Thievery Corporation and the Razz. This event promises to be a great sendoff for someone who has made a positive impact on our community. All funds raised will benefit Egger's organizations. Cocktails and food will be served, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; the tribute will take place, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Music and fun after that until 10 p.m.