Top 20 Concerts for March 2023

Larkin Poe play at the 9:30 Club on March 9th! (Photo courtesy of Big Hassle Media)
Larkin Poe perform at the 9:30 Club on March 9th! (Photo courtesy of Big Hassle Media)

What concerts are you stoked for in March? Bolster your list with these recommendations.

Curated lists? Let’s do it! How many of these concerts are you attending? 

Note: If you want some local DC-based bands/artists, we’ve highlighted local artists in bright red.

Top 20 Concerts for March

Vanessa Carlton @ The Birchmere (3/2/23) (You could walk “A Thousand Miles” for this show.)

Mikaela Davis @ Songbyrd Music House (3/3/23)

The Beths @ 9:30 Club (3/4/23) Sold Out (Check out our review of a previous show by this New Zealand band.)

Thick @ DC9 (3/5/23) (New York punk trio coming to crush DC.)

Grady w/ Tetchy, Sheila, File Select @ The Runaway (3/6/23)

Sobs @ DC9 (3/8/23) (Indie pop band from Singapore.)

Larkin Poe @ 9:30 Club (3/9/23) (“Strike Gold” from their 2022 album, Blood Harmony (via Tricki-Woo Records), is a true banger. Southern blues rock at its finest.)

Betty Who @ The Anthem (3/10/23)

Native Sun w/ Cinema Hearts and Venray @ The Runaway (3/10/23) (Two great local bands opening for NYC’s rockers Native Sun. Will be fabulous.)

Inhaler (w/ Sun Room) @ 9:30 Club (3/13 & 3/14/23) Both Sold Out

Anna of the North @ Union Stage (3/16/23)

Outerloop w/ Pajama Day and Cal Rifkin @ Pie Shop (3/18/23)

Broke Royals @ Quarry House Tavern (3/18/23)

Dragonette @ Union Stage (3/23/23) (Canada’s Martina Sorbara is back! After six years, Dragonette has released a new album, Twennies (via Dragonette Inc.). It’s been seven years since I last saw her perform, so looking forward to it!)

SAVAK, Wild Powwers, Continuals @ Comet Ping Pong (3/24/23) (Rock bands from NYC, Washington State, and DC.)

A Shrewdness of Apes w/ Jackie and the Treehorns + 51 Peg @ The Pocket (3/24/23)

Black Masala @ Pearl Street Warehouse (3/24/23) (Check out this local blues and funk band, well worth the effort! See our review of a previous show.)

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band @ Capital One Arena (3/27/23) (It’s Bruce, if you have a few pretty pennies laying around, definitely get there!)

Tennis @ 9:30 Club (3/29 & 3/30/23) 3/29 Sold Out

Elise Trouw @ Union Stage (3/30/23) (Local artist Cat Janice is opening.)


(When 20 concerts isn’t enough. And it never is.)

Journey w/Toto @ Capital One Arena (3/1/23)

The Dandy Warhols @ Black Cat (3/1/23) (‘A long time ago, we used to be friends.’ If you know Veronica Mars, you know the song.)

First to Eleven @ Jammin Java (3/5/23) (A great cover band.)

Emily Scott Robinison / Alisa Amador / Violet Bell @ Jammin Java (3/12/23)

Maya Hawke @ 9:30 Club (3/15 & 3/16/23) (The actress from Stranger Things can sing too!)

Enumclaw @ DC9 (3/23/23) (A rock band from Tacoma, WA, their name is a small city I grew up next to.)

Hello Mary w/ BRNDA @ Songbyrd Music House (3/25/23)

Daisychain w/ Red Medicine & Cherub Tree @ The Runaway (3/25/23)

The 9 Songwriter Series Monthly Residency @ Pearl Street Warehouse (3/28/23)

Careless Flight W/ Kinda Evil, Please Knock @ Pie Shop (3/29/23) (Kinda Evil’s recent single, “Stepping Stone”, is great and worth checking out. Saw them perform it live at DC9 a couple weeks ago.)

April Sneak Peek…

Sophie B. Hawkins @ The Hamilton (4/1/23)

Titus Andronicus @ Black Cat (4/4/23)

Bikini Kill @ The Fillmore Silver Spring (4/4 & 4/6/23) 

Author: Jeremy Bailey

Writer and editor living in Washington, D.C.

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