Big Concerts and Music Festivals Hitting the DC Area This Spring

Published March 21, 2024

Get ready to mark your calendars, because the DC area is gearing up for a lively spring season with an array of major concerts and music festivals. Whether you're a fan of rock, hip-hop, electronic, or classical music, there's something for everyone in the upcoming months.

National Cannabis Festival

The party kicks off with the two-day National Cannabis Festival at RFK Festival Grounds on April 19-20. This event celebrates music and cannabis culture, featuring hip-hop icons like the Wu-Tang Clan and Redman, along with go-go favorites Backyard Band and Black Alley, added to the mix.

Project Glow

Electronic and dance music enthusiasts will be thrilled with Project Glow, which takes over the same grounds on April 27-28. Celebrating two decades of dance culture, the festival promises over 50 artists and DJs, including ILLENIUM and Zedd.

M3 Rock Festival

Rock on at the 15th M3 Rock Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion, May 4-5, where metal legends like Queensr├┐che and Bret Michaels will perform their classics.

Del Fest

The family-friendly Del Fest at Allegany County Fairgrounds from May 23-27 brings together bluegrass artists, with The Del McCoury Band and Lukas Nelson among the headliners, offering a unique outdoor experience with options to camp and enjoy late night concerts.

Concert Series Highlights

The spring concert series boasts sold-out shows from Brandi Carlile and newcomer Zach Bryan at The Anthem and Capital One Arena, respectively. Other notable performances include Amaarae's Afro-pop at The Fillmore Silver Spring, Steve Aoki's EDM beats at Echostage, and the much-anticipated Nicki Minaj concert at the Capital One Arena on April 1.

Not to be missed, Kevin Gates brings his latest album to life at The Fillmore, Bad Bunny is ready to capture fans with his 'Most Wanted Tour' also at Capital One Arena, and classical music enthusiasts can revel in an evening with Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott at Kennedy Center. Wrapping up the spring concerts is Madison Beer, presenting her 'The Spinnin Tour' at Echostage on May 10.

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