With chops so hot, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen were named IBMA’s 2016 Instrumental Group of the Year for the second time, with a third nomination in 2017. Their critically acclaimed album Cold Spell earned a 2015 GRAMMY nomination for Best Bluegrass Album of the Year,
The Junkyard Band, one of D.C.'s most popular go-go bands, was formed in 1980 by children living in the Barry Farm government housing project in D.C. They have toured extensively, playing in well-known venues such as Richmond Coliseum, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in D.C. and the Apollo Theater in New York City with LL Cool J. Junkyard has performed with the Beastie Boys, Salt-N-Pepa, Tupac, Roots, Slayer, Ice Cube and Yo-Yo.
The Johnny Artis Band is well known in the Mid-Atlantic region for their fun-loving brand of Blues and Rock & Roll. They have been entertaining audiences with their current lineup for years, showing the professionalism and expertise that only comes from the experience of working together to provide the best entertainment possible.
Born in the Electric Blues Capital of the world, Chicago, Daryl absorbed the influences of the South from musicians who traveled North from the Mississippi Delta, Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee and Missouri to this Blues Mecca. Upon graduation from Howard University, Daryl went on to work with such artist as Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley's Jordanaires Jerry Lee Lewis, The Platters, The Drifters, The Coasters, Bo Diddley, Percy Sledge and Sam Moore (of Sam & Dave), to name a few.
The beauty and grace of traditional Central Asian dance comes to the stage with a performance by the award-winning Silk Road Dance Company. The concert celebrates traditional women's dances of Uzbekistan, providing a glimpse into a culture unfamiliar to most Americans. Each region has distinct dance styles, characterized by intricate arm and hand movements, a variety of spins and turns, backbends, shoulder isolations and animated facial expressions.
Hailed by the Boston Globe as a "charismatic performer and singer," Garnet Rogers is a man with a powerful physical presence - close to six and a half feet tall - with a voice to match. With his "smooth, dark baritone" (Washington Post) his incredible range, and thoughtful, dramatic phrasing, Garnet is widely considered by fans and critics alike to be one of the fines singers anywhere.
Mr. Jon & Friends is Parents Choice Award winning music for kids and their families. This energetic family music is all about fun, movement and laughter! Singer/Songwriter Joh Lewis had a decade of playing shows in coffee houses, recording CD's and having opportunities like being on a TV show, being a finalist in a national song writing competition and having international radio play from Belize to Ireland. This show is sure to bring a smile to your face.
DuPont Bass is a unique, soulful, brass ensemble hailing from the D.C. Metropolitan Area. Originally composed of five music majors from Howard University trying to raise money for tuition during the Christmas season, they have now grown to a 8-piece ensemble consisting of bass, a rhythm section, and vocalists.
The Goodlife Theater presents The Rainbow Show, a whimsical tale of a monkey who ruins a rainbow and needs help from the audience to find the colors, and there's a live music sing-along and a great introduction to puppetry for young children.