There are many things in life that people enjoy spending their money on, but two of those things that comes first to my head are live concerts and sporting events. We already know that with the way that that the economy has been working as of lately, inflation has impacted both of these industries, making costs of either event, well costly.
The Washington Wizards are helping take the brunt off of that ordeal by offering you the chance for a buy one get one free type of deal. Starting in December, the franchise is kicking off its Friday Night Concert Series, which is a totally free concert after specific games at the Verizon Center.
The first of the advertised shows takes place on December 31st, when four-time Grammy Award nominated artist Tank and DJ Quicksilva will tipoff the concert series with a performance that will also feature a special guest appearance by four-time Grammy Award nominee Johnny Gill of New Edition.
Other acts throughout the months will be:
Jan. 6 – Backyard Band, Team Familiar, and DJ Rico
Mar. 17 – Bell Biv Devoe, and DJ Money
Mar. 24 – Erica Campbell and DJ Enya
Again, these shows are totally free, but only with the purchase of a game ticket for that night’s Wizards game. For ticket information call 202-661-5050 or visitwww.washingtonwizards.com/concertseries.
Nothing says summer like free outdoor music. For over two decades, BAM has brought its popular lunchtime concert series to MetroTech Commons.
Running between the dates June 4th – August 6th, this year’s lineup, is packed with new voices and established masters alike, spanning R&B, funk, gospel, soul, jazz, and world music, performing Thursdays at noon on the lawn of MetroTech Commons for absolutely free!
Past highlights have included Jimmy Cliff, Booker T & the M.G.’s, Los Lobos, Toumani Diabate, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Toots and the Maytals, the Wailers, Maceo Parker, and many more. Join us and groove your way through the summer. Get into the full summer’s lineup below.
June 4: Bobby Rush
June 11: Andra Day with Kate Davis
June 18: Erica Campbell
June 25: Al B. Sure!
July 2: King Sunny Adé & His African Beats
July 9: Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba
July 16: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
July 23: The Jones family Singers
July 30: Theo Croker
August 6: Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen
One half of gospel super group Mary Mary has recently branched off from her “comfort zone” which was the aforementioned group and has been on a roll promoting her debut solo album, “Help.” That promotional campaign brings her front and center to the DMV for two area concerts in May. With a show in Baltimore and Washington, DC, this will likely be her first of many trips here to help us get a little more gospel and praise in our lives. Check the tour dates out below and get tickets on ticketmaster.
Erica Campbell Tour Dates:
May 1 – Baltimore, MD., Baltimore Soundstage
May 2 – Washington, DC., The Howard Theatre