Top 15 Concerts for December 2021

Ingrid Michaelson performs @ Kennedy Center for four holiday shows in December! (Photo from FB @ingridmichaelson)
Ingrid Michaelson performs @ Kennedy Center for four holiday shows in December (Photo from FB @ingridmichaelson)

Which concerts will you witness to end the year of 2021?

Here are our top concert picks for the month of December! Close out 2021 in style.

December 2021

Over the Rhine (an Acoustic Christmas) @ The Barns (Wolf Trap) (12/2/21)

Caamp @ The Anthem (12/3/21) Sold Out (Pro Tip: Use your 9:30 Club Friends With Benefits points! Also, read our review of their last show in DC at the 9:30 Club.)

Caroline Polachek @ The Lincoln Theatre (12/3/21) Sold Out

Emmylou Harris @ The Hamilton Live (12/5/21)

Allen Stone @ Lincoln Theatre (12/8/21) (Pro Tip: This will be a soul-infused acoustic evening in support of his newest album APART (via ATO Records).) (Read our Review)

Lauren Calve (opening for Rhett Miller) @ City Winery DC (12/9/21)

KT Tunstall @ The Birchmere (12/9/21) (Pro Tip: Suddenly I see a reason to go to Virginia!)

Ingrid Michaelson w/The National Symphony Orchestra @ The Kennedy Center (12/9 & 12/10 & 12/11/21) (Pro Tip: Not one, not two, but four of her Songs for Season shows at the Kennedy Center!) (Read our Review)

The Aces w/the Beaches @ 9:30 Club (12/10/21) (Pro Tip: You definitely will want to see both of these bands. Check out our review of The Aces’ set at All Things Go in 2018.)

Bully @ Black Cat (12/11/21) (Pro Tip: Awesome indie rockers, check out our review from 2018.)

A Shrewdness of Apes @ DC9 (12/16/21) (Pro Tip: A kickass progressive rock band from Richmond, VA.)

One Way Out @ DC9 (12/17/21) (Pro Tip: Great local rock band. We featured a couple of their songs in the Boost Your Playlist segment. Listen, then go to the show.) (Show was cancelled)

Natalie Brooke @ Pie Shop (12/18/21)

StoneCold @ DC9 (12/19/21)

White Ford Bronco @ 9:30 Club (12/31/21) (Pro Tip: New Year’s Eve party!)


Slow Pulp @ Songbyrd Music House (12/7/21) Sold Out

Dead Horses w/Charlie Parr @ DC9 (12/11/21)

Annie Hart @ Songbyrd Music House (12/11/21) (Pro Tip: What is happening on Dec. 11th?!?)

Miss Tess w/Calista Garcia @ Pearl Street Warehouse (12/12/21) (Pro Tip: A local DC folk-rock singer.)

Preoccupations w/Metz @ Union Stage (12/13/21)

David Shaw @ Union Stage (12/18/21) (Pro Tip: The lead singer of The Revivalists, doing a tour for his new self-titled solo album.)

Author: Jeremy Bailey

Writer and editor living in Washington, D.C.

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