Top 15 Concerts for October 2021

Jade Bird performs at Sixth & I Synagogue on Oct. 16th
Jade Bird performs at Sixth & I Synagogue on Oct. 16th

Which concerts will you see in October?

Here are our top concert picks for the month of October. The options start fast and furious with three shows on October 1st!

October 2021

Overcoats @ Black Cat (10/1/21)

Crystal Casino Band @ DC9 (10/1/21) (Pro Tip: Check out their great single “Waste My Time”.)

Wild Rivers @ Union Stage (10/1/21 and 10/7/21) (Pro Tip: Skip the Sold Out Oct. 1st show (go to one of the other options) and attend the Oct. 7th show!)

Bailey Callahan and Karen Jonas @ Pearl Street Warehouse (10/3/21)

Alicia Witt @ Songbyrd Music House (10/4/21) (Pro Tip: Alicia is an actress who has appeared in David Lynch’s Dune and Twin Peaks, as well as dozens of other movies and TV shows.)

Dave Grohl – The Storyteller @ Lincoln Theatre (10/7/21) Sold Out

Waxahatchee @ Lincoln Theatre (10/8/21 and 10/18/21) Both Sold Out

Courtney Marie Andrews @ Miracle Theatre (10/8/21) (Pro Tip: Great country music. Check out our review from her show at Rock and Roll Hotel in 2018.)

The Guess Who @ The Birchmere (10/9/21) (Pro Tip: Classic rock at its finest.)

White Ford Bronco @ 9:30 Club (10/15/21) (Pro Tip: Always fun to see DC’s great 90’s cover band at the 9:30 Club.)

All Things Go Music Festival @ Merriweather Post Pavilion (10/16/21) (Pro Tip: This year’s festival features Haim and Charli XCX!)

Jade Bird @ Sixth & I Synagogue (10/16/21) (Review from 2019) (Pro Tip: Jade is excellent live, don’t miss it!)

Idles @ 9:30 Club (10/17 and 10/18/21) Sold Out

Lucy Dacus @ 9:30 Club (10/23, 10/24 and 10/29) (Pro Tip: Three shows! All sold out!)

Tennis @ 9:30 Club (10/30/21) Sold Out


(Hint: Who even decided 15 was a good number?)

Magdalena Bay @ Songbyrd Music House (10/16/21) (Pro Tip: Great energy, they opened for the last concert I saw before the pandemic shut everything down.)

Mavis Staples @ Lincoln Theatre (10/19/21) 

Shannon and the Clams @ Black Cat (10/19/21)

Moon Kissed @ Songbyrd Music House (10/23/21)

Emily Wolfe @ DC9 (10/28/21)

Author: Jeremy Bailey

Writer and editor living in Washington, D.C.

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