Concert Pick: Top 15 Concerts for August 2019

Vampire Weekend
Vampire Weekend performs at Merriweather on 8/29! (Photo courtesy of Nasty Little Man)

Which concerts will you attend in August?

This month has a silly amount of excellent concerts. You will 100% fail to attend all of them, but try to go to as many as possible! #alltheconcerts

We’ve whittled down the bevy of concert options coming to the DC area in August into something you can at least grasp, without being too overwhelmed. Give these a try.

August 2019

Karen Jonas @ Kennedy Center (8/1/19) (Pro Tip: Part of the Summer Rooftop Happy Hour series; also our Review from 2019)

The Faint @ 9:30 Club (8/3/19) (Review)

The Struts @ 9:30 Club (8/7/19) (Pro Tip: These gents are awesome live!)

Barenaked Ladies @ Merriweather Post Pavilion (8/8/19)

Heart @ Merriweather Post Pavilion (8/13/19)

Wallis Bird @ The Birchmere (8/15/19)

Broke Royals @ DC9 (8/16/19) (Preview + Interview)

Smashing Pumpkins @ Merriweather Post Pavilion (8/17/19)

The Raconteurs @ The Anthem (8/17/19) (Preview)

Alex Lahey @ U Street Music Hall (8/22/19) (Review from 2018 and Preview)

Beck and Cage the Elephant @ Merriweather Post Pavilion (8/22/19)

Grungefest @ The Fillmore (8/23/19) (Pro Tip: Break out your flannel, you know you still have one!) (Preview)

Hammer’s House Party @ Entertainment and Sports Area (8/23/19) (Pro Tip: We all knew MC Hammer was 2 legit 2 quit, plus he’s bringing Tone Loc, Sir Mix-a-Lot and more! Preview)

Tame Impala @ The Anthem (8/24/19)

Vampire Weekend @ Merriweather Post Pavilion (8/29/19) (Pro Tip: Check out their new album, Father of the Bride, it is legit good!)

Bonus time!

Florist @ Songbyrd Music House (8/15/19)

Summer Cannibals @ Comet Ping Pong (8/18/19)

Lockn’ Festival (8/22-25/19)

Lowlight @ Galaxy Hut (8/26/19) (Preview)

The Colonies @ DC9 (8/31/19)

 

Rock on.

Author: Jeremy Bailey

Writer and editor living in Washington, D.C.

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