Washington DC Concerts To Look Forward To In 2014

January 2, 2014 8:00 AM

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Winter is a great time for indoor activities, and a concert is an especially fun indoor activity for people of all ages. Washington DC is lucky to have a wide variety of performance arenas, theaters and concert venues where musicians come from far and wide to play. Read on to find out about some of the most exciting and unique shows coming to the DC area this winter.

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

Date: Jan. 16, 2014

If there is one thing true about Jay-Z, it is that he puts on a great show. Music, dancing, lights and action are all present in his dramatic concerts, and luckily for residents of the DC area, Jay-Z will be stopping by the DC Verizon Center on January 16, 2014 as a part of his Magna Carta World Door. Doors open at 7 p.m., but the show will start at 8 p.m., most likely for a sold-out crowd, so buy your tickets now! Prices vary depending on the seat you select.

The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. S.E.
Washington, DC 20540
(202) 707-5000

Date: Feb. 4, 2014

The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, which performs music primarily from the Baroque time period, will be performing at the Library of Congress on February 4, 2014. Travelling all of the way from Germany, this is a not-to-be-missed concert. The talented group of musicians will be performing “all six of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti.” Tickets are available on the Library of Congress websites, and guests can elect to arrive early at 6:30pm for a conversation with the musicians before the show.

Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires
9:30 Club
815 V St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 265-0930

Date: Jan. 16, 2014

For an exciting Soul/R&B concert, check out Charles Bradley on January 16, 2014 at the 9:30 Club. He is bound to raise the roof this winter with his newest revivalist 1960s soul and funk album, “Victim of Love.” Bradley’s entertaining concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. It is recommended to buy a ticket in advance as this is the band’s only stop in the DC area before it continues on its tour.

Related: Best Local Rock Bands In Washington DC

International Guitar Night
Wolf Trap
1645 Trap Road
Vienna, VA 22182
(877) 965-3872

Dates: Jan. 16-17, 2014

International Guitar Night premieres at Wolf Trap on January 16 and 17, 2014. This exciting musical event will showcase the skills of four talented musicians: Brian Gore, Quique Sinesi, Pino Forastiere and Mike Dawes. Gore is the “poetical lyricist, Sinesi the South American tango and folk-based improviser, Forastiere the percussive steel guitar star and Dawes is and an up-and-coming finger-style maverick.” Expect contemporary guitar music that is infused with jazz, rock, classical and world music. The show will begin at 8 p.m. on both evenings.

Ana Maria Martinez
The Kennedy Center
2700 F St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20566
(202) 467-4600

Date: Jan. 8, 2014

Grammy Award-winning singer Ana María Martínez, who has sung all over the world, is finally coming to DC again. Last time she performed with the Washington National Opera, and this time she is performing a solo concert at the Kennedy Center on January 8, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. She will be singing a variety of songs which will include music from “Handel, Clara Schumann, Debussy, Casals, DeFalla and Rodrigo.” Thomas Jaber will be on the piano as Martinez showcases her beautiful soprano voice for the concert attendees.

Related: Best Choirs In Washington DC

Priya Konings is a freelance writer and restaurant critic in Washington D.C. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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