Nightlife & Music

Best Fall Concerts In Washington DC

August 1, 2013 8:00 AM

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Photo Credit: Filene Center

Photo Credit: Filene Center

As the summer is winding down and lazy summer days become crisp fall afternoons, it is time for the annual wave of great rock, pop and alternative bands getting ready to roll into the DC metro area this fall. The fall concert lineup includes rock bands, pop acts and award-winning crooners, and a Motown legend. This is a selection of five of the best shows this fall you need to know about, even if you can’t make it to them all.

Carly Rae Jepsen
Wolf Trap Filene Center
1551 Trap Road
Vienna, VA 22182
(703) 255-1900
www.wolftrap.org

Date: Aug. 28, 2013

Catching her first break by competing on “Canadian Idol” in 2007, where she took third place, Canadian pop star Carly Rae Jepsen achieved worldwide stardom after her infectiously catchy single “Call Me Maybe” became an Internet sensation. Performing songs from her 2012 album “Kiss,” full of upbeat, dance-pop hits, Jepsen is putting up a valiant effort to avoid the fate so many one-hit wonders suffered before her. Interested to see if Jepsen has the chops to be more than a one-hit wonder? Go see her in concert.

Michael Bublé
Verizon Center
601 F St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 628-3200
www.verizoncenter.com

Date: Sept. 22, 2013 

Another Canadian vocalist is also making the trip to DC this fall. Grammy Award-winner Michael Bublé will be performing at the Verizon Center for one night only this September, serenading the audience from his No. 1 selling release, “To Be Loved.” Hailed as “one of the most likeable performers on Earth,” and selling out 80 U.S. cities during his previous Crazy Love Tour, you can rest assured that Bublé will not disappoint.

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Diana Ross
Wolf Trap Filene Center
1551 Trap Road
Vienna, VA 22182
(703) 255-1900
www.wolftrap.org

Date: Aug. 14, 2013

One of the original Motown divas, Diana Ross’ accomplishments include 14 consecutive No. 1 hit records and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction with The Supremes, two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. With a stream of endless No. 1 hits including “You Can’t Hurry Love” with the Supremes to “I’m Coming Out” during her solo career, Ross has been influential in defining pop, soul and R&B and has inspired generations of singers during her legendary career. Need we say anymore on why this concert is one to add to your fall concert line-up?

Blondie and X
9:30 Club
815 V St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 265-0930
www.930.com

Date: Sept. 9, 2013

Selling more than 40 million albums around the world and frequenting the top of the charts over the course of four decades with hits like “One Way Or Another” and “Heart Of Glass,” Blondie has come a long way from her start at CBGB’s and the Bowery. Rolling into the 9:30 Club this September, Blondie will be joined by X, one of the most influential bands to come out of the punk movement during the late ‘70s, to make for one show that no one will want to miss.

Muse
Verizon Center
601 F St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 628-3200
www.verizoncenter.com

Date: Sept. 11, 2013 

If you are into arena rock, then this will be the concert for you this fall. Grammy award-winning British rock band Muse will be crashing into DC this September for a one-night performance at the Verizon Center. Muse will be performing music from its sixth studio album, “The 2nd Law,”released late last year, and are sure to put on a show that will rock the District’s most hardcore arena rock fans. 

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Matthew Scott is a freelance writer covering all things Washington DC. His work can be found on Examiner.com.
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