DC Music Rocks Festival returns to the 9:30 Club on Aug 17th!

What started as a test of the local indie music scene is now in its third successful year. The DC Music Rocks Festival is returning to the 9:30 Club on Saturday, August 17th with five local DC bands, and six singer-songwriters and the Musicianship Drumline. It’s an awesome event of music!

You can listen to a Spotify playlist to get to know the bands!

Tickets are only $15!

Doors open at 7pm at 815 V Street NW.

You can read the full lineup on the DC Music Rocks websitehere’s a quick overview:


Genre:  Alternative Latin Music with Hip-hop/Reggae/House/Cumbia/Dub/Salsa

Recommended if you like: Calle 13, Bomba Estereo, Bad Bunny, Ozuna
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Genre:  Indie/Pop/Pop-Rock

Recommended if you like: Walk The Moon, Maroon 5, Young The Giant (Website | Facebook | Instagram)


Genre:  Indie/Folk/Pop

Recommended if you like: Mumford, Jason Mraz, Ben Harper (Website | Facebook | Instagram)


Genre: Dance, Funk/Disco, Hip-Hop

Recommended if you like: Daft Punk, N.E.R.D, Beyonce/Jay-Z, Calvin Harris
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Genre:  Punk/Punk Rock

Recommended if you like: The Clash, The Foo Fighters, The Ramones, Joan Jett
(Website | Facebook | Instagram)

Singer-songwriters include:

  • Karen Jonas

  • Lauren Calve

  • Daniel Warren-Hill

  • Jasmine Gillison

  • Jahnel Dalaya

  • Gabrielle Zwi

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The MusicianShip is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization that facilitates music lessons, experiences and opportunities. While our mission is not exclusive to any one particular group, we are focused on at-risk youth as they benefit most from positive outreach and music scholarship preparation. We are an official After-School service provider, allowing us to deliver free music instruction to students who may not otherwise have such opportunities.


DC Music Rocks has been covering the DC region’s music scene since 2016. The site features a DC Local Artist Database, a Local Music Calendar, and extensive playlists. DC Music Rocks shines a spotlight on the great songs, artists, and incredible people behind, the DC region’s music scene. Back for the 3rd year, the DC Music Rocks Festival at the historic 9:30 Club is a showcase of the amazing talent you can follow right here in the DC region!