No matter what genre you love most (country, soul, pop, indie, rap or jazz), there’s something for you to enjoy in the months ahead.
Music festivals are one of the best ways to enjoy your favorite tunes from a multitude of performers. Whether you’re looking to sit back and enjoy some folk vibes, or dance your heart out to the loudest and fastest beats, here’s where to find upcoming fall music festivals in the DMV.
Rosslyn Jazz Festival
It’s the 29th anniversary of the Rosslyn Jazz Festival this year and the event is set to bring even more jazz, blues soul and funk to Gateway Park for the celebration. Look out for the headlining group, The Suffers, who feature a “Gulf Coast sound,” inspired by their hometown of Houston, Texas. Also catch Cha Wa, a Mardi Gras Indian group, and musician Leyla McCalla. Read more about the event here. // Gateway Park: 1300 Lee Highway, Rosslyn; Sept. 7, 1-7 p.m.; free
Time to claim your campsite and enjoy live music from Big Something, an American alternative rock band, The Nth Power featuring Jennifer Hartswick, who will bring a soulful and funky groove to the event, and more. The Pasture Palooza Music & Arts Festival combines its love and appreciation for great live music, camping, art and eating into one weekend in Berryville. // 339 Minniewood Lane, Berryville; Sept. 13-15; $20-$90
Wild Roots Music Festival
Americana music. Lakeside views. Live music. Fresh-tapped beer. Does it get any better? Not at the Wild Roots Music Festival. This year’s event features Cabin Creek, known for their old-time string music, Hive Robbers, who combine blues and rock with the sounds of Appalachia, and Fredericksburg-based Karen Jonas. When attending the festival, visitors can also enjoy the many features of the Wilderness Presidential Resort, such as cabin lodging, an adventure park and more. // Wilderness Presidential Resort: 9220 Plank Road, Spotsylvania; Sept. 21, noon-8 p.m.; $10-$20 (resort package prices vary)
All Things Go Fall Classic
Your first thought of Union Market is probably what it’s best known for: food. But that’s not the real star of the All Things Go Fall Classic. This year’s music festival will feature pop/electronica CHVRCHES, pop star Melanie Martinez and indie pop band LANY, as well as other up-and-coming artists such as Betty Who and Olivia O’Brien. Still want to get your hands on some of the market’s great food? Grab a VIP ticket for free food throughout the weekend, and make your way to the exclusive VIP photo booth and front-of-stage VIP viewing area. // Union Market: 1309 Fifth St. NE, Washington, DC; Oct. 12-13; $69-$239
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