Petworth Bandstand returns on Sunday, April 8th with 4 bands, 4 hours, 4 free!

The Petworth Bandstand free music show returns this Sunday, April 8th from 1-5pm at Petworth Citizen (829 Upshur St NW). The show kicks off at 1pm and goes until 5ish... with four local bands performing! The past two shows have been great, and this one will be awesome.

Petworth Citizen is donating 10% of food and drink proceeds to the Friends of the Soldiers Home, a local non-profit that supports the veterans at the Armed Forces Retirement Home (located off of Rock Creek Church Road). This is a great organization who works hard to support our veterans, and they're always looking for volunteers!

Here's the line-up:

About the Bands

(photo courtesy of the artist and Petworth News)

Otherwise known as Rich Patterson, DJ Unknown is an extremely talented DJ known for spinning amazing music while traveling the world with Oddisee's band Good Compny and playing at the summertime Petworth Jazz Project. Accompanying Rich is local Tom Pipkin, a talented percussionist, and the founder of the Jazz Project, one of the instigators of the Petworth Mural, co-founder of the Petworth Farmer's Market and the Celebrate Petworth Festival. So he's pretty legit Petworth.

(photo courtesy of the band)

The Treads are a DC-based band that plays alt-country, bluegrass, roots rock, Southern Gothic and Americana - mostly originals, but some covers, too. They bring together a diverse musical heritage, from the Mississippi Delta to the Virginia Piedmont, from Florida swamps to the Allegheny hills.

  • Taylor Ferrell
  • Miles Townes
  • John Lindeman

(photo courtesy of the band)

Distant Creatures are a dream pop band based in Washington DC. They formed in the summer of 2015 by guitarists Chris and Dane who shared a love for English indie bands of the 80s and 90s. They were soon joined by Persian songstress Mina Karimi and rhythm section of Ben and Mike.  In summer of 2017 their debut LP Snares in Safe Harbors was released via Custom Made Music.

  • Mina - vocals + guitar + tamourine-ultra //
  • Dane - guitar + synths + punch lines //
  • Chris - guitar + backing vocals + hypothetical glockenspiel//
  • Mike - bass + interpretive insults//

(photo courtesy of the band)

Ménage À Garage
Ménage À Garage (MÀG) is a pop punk power trio from Washington, DC. Since forming in 2015, MÀG has been immersed in the growing music scene in DC, performing at many local venues including DC 9 and the Rock & Roll Hotel. MÀG performs all-original music and has become known for their energetic and heartfelt performance style and cathartic lyrics.

MÀG is Jenny Thomas on bass, Alyson Cina on drums, and John "JB" Nolt on lead vocals and guitar. Jenny and John (and former drummer Mike) met while performing in a local showcase organized by Flashband ( The hard-hitting Alyson Cina joined MÀG in September 2016.