Best Washington DC Music Connoisseurs To Follow On Twitter

February 14, 2013 8:00 AM

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Washington DC is known for its museums, monuments and musical venues. Whether you’re a fan of pop, rock, country or indie artists, stay up-to-date with the local music scene by following one of these best Washington DC music connoisseurs on Twitter.

Sarah Fraser

For up-to-the-minute tweets on local and nationally-known Top 40 artists, Sarah Fraser is your go-to gal. a. She also helps local listeners handle life’s problems with her own self-titled show. Her Twitter account features a wide variety of interesting and inspirational tweets plus shout-outs to her loyal fans. Catch up on local events, like the 2012 Jingle Ball tour, as well as all the latest in celebrity gossip, hilarious pictures and updates on her latest venture, a talk show pilot courtesy of Innovation Picture Studios.

The Boxer Show

With tweets about Taylor Swift’s latest relationship (or breakup), plus information about headline news, sports and local music scene highlights, the Boxer Show is a great resource for local country music fans. Syndicated in five markets, the Boxer Show features all the latest information on today’s hottest country music stars plus features the work of local aspiring country artists. The show also supports local and national charities including St. Jude’s and Heroes for the Homeland. On Twitter, Boxer posts funny viral videos and photos, tips on holiday shopping plus tweets about the Redskins, Navy and Ohio State football and the author’s personal life.

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99.1 WNEW

For all news all the time, including the latest in music news, check out 99.1 WNEW on the radio and @WNEWNews on Twitter. Tweets include national headlines as well as local traffic and sports headlines plus other DC metro area headlines and alerts. The CBS radio station also tweets interesting music-related tidbits as well, like Britney Spears topping Forbes’ Highest Earning Women in Music list, plus links to interesting feature articles and inspiring local stories.

Busboys And Poets
1025 5th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 789-2227

Known as a “gathering place where people can discuss issues of social justice and peace,” Busboys and Poets is a great place to read globally-conscious books, view artwork from local artists and enjoy a delicious meal, cup of coffee or adult drink. The Busboys and Poets Twitter page features the latest information regarding live local music and open mic poetry nights plus inspirational quotes/photos, interesting facts of the day and information about various special events including author readings, holiday parties and film screenings.

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The Birchmere
3701 Mount Vernon Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22305
(703) 549-7500

Whether you’re in the mood to listen to a local tribute band or a nationally-known artist, the Birchmere is the place to be. The music hall played host to a wide variety of artists, including Judy Collins, Big Voodoo Daddy, Phil Vassar and Virginia’s own the Pat McGee Band. The venue’s Twitter page is known to tweet exclusive content, like photos, videos and contests plus up-to-the-minute information about upcoming concerts and shows. The Birchmere also has an app that connects you to the venue’s website, allows you to purchase tickets for a show and provides access to the venue’s other social media accounts, including Instagram and Facebook.

Susan Diranian is a freelance writer living in Ashburn, VA. She is covering Travel & Outdoors. Her work can be found at

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