Best concerts in D.C.

Check out the top concerts in D.C., reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Capital One Arena
1. Capital One Arena
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149 local reviews
601 F St NW, Washington
+1 202-628-3200
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Sid And Eric
Verizon Center is home to the Washington Capitals and Wizards. It's located in Chinatown. I'm going to be…
Chris & Loni
Been here several times for concerts and sporting events. There is no bad seat at the Verizon Center arena…
Phil
The home of the Stanley Cup Champion Capitals and the NBA Washington Wizards, this is also where all the big…
1. Capital One Arena
1. Capital One Arena
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149 local reviews
601 F St NW, Washington
+1 202-628-3200
Sid And Eric
Sid And Eric
Verizon Center is home to the Washington Capitals and Wizards. It's located in Chinatown. I'm going to be brutally honest... it's quite…
Chris & Loni
Chris & Loni
Been here several times for concerts and sporting events. There is no bad seat at the Verizon Center arena. You can still get reasonably…
Phil
Phil
The home of the Stanley Cup Champion Capitals and the NBA Washington Wizards, this is also where all the big concerts come through. Well…
2. 9:30
2. 9:30
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273 local reviews
815 V St NW, Washington
+1 202-265-0930
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Tracy & Curtis
This is an edgy concert and dance hall. The hall is not huge so when there are concerts, the vibe in…
Serge
Favorite concert venue in DC. Small enough to feel intimate, but big enough that you aren't right on top of…
Kerrie
Iconic DC concert venue for all-ages in a small intimate setting. See schedule and get tickets here:…
2. 9:30
2. 9:30
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273 local reviews
815 V St NW, Washington
+1 202-265-0930
Tracy & Curtis
Tracy & Curtis
This is an edgy concert and dance hall. The hall is not huge so when there are concerts, the vibe in intimate. Features local, national…
Serge
Serge
Favorite concert venue in DC. Small enough to feel intimate, but big enough that you aren't right on top of everyone else. Great bands, top…
Kerrie
Kerrie
Iconic DC concert venue for all-ages in a small intimate setting. See schedule and get tickets here: www.930.com. Also, be sure to checkout…
3. John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
3. John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
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209 local reviews
2700 F St NW, Washington
+1 202-467-4600
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Will
Definitely try to make it out for a performance during your next trip to DC - there's something for everyone!…
Jesse
You don't have to buy any tickets to a show to see some great sights here. There are FREE concerts in the…
Fiza
Definitely try to make it out for a performance while you're in DC! Kennedy Center offers free showings at 6pm…
3. John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
3. John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
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209 local reviews
2700 F St NW, Washington
+1 202-467-4600
Will
Will
Definitely try to make it out for a performance during your next trip to DC - there's something for everyone! The Kennedy Center offers free…
Jesse
Jesse
You don't have to buy any tickets to a show to see some great sights here. There are FREE concerts in the grand hallway every day at 6pm,…
Fiza
Fiza
Definitely try to make it out for a performance while you're in DC! Kennedy Center offers free showings at 6pm on weekdays on the Millennium…
4. The Yards Park
4. The Yards Park
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78 local reviews
355 Water St SE, Washington
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
+1 202-465-7093
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Jill
We cannot say enough good things about this place! It's fabulous in the spring & summer. They have one of the…
Steve And Aimee
This is a new waterfront park close to the Washington National's baseball stadium. It is a great place for a…
Richard & Emily
Waterfront area with a one foot wading pool and a waterfall that kids can play in. Plenty of grass for a…
4. The Yards Park
4. The Yards Park
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78 local reviews
355 Water St SE, Washington
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
+1 202-465-7093
Jill
Jill
We cannot say enough good things about this place! It's fabulous in the spring & summer. They have one of the best ice-cream shops in DC…
Steve And Aimee
Steve And Aimee
This is a new waterfront park close to the Washington National's baseball stadium. It is a great place for a picnic, is surrounded by…
Richard & Emily
Richard & Emily
Waterfront area with a one foot wading pool and a waterfall that kids can play in. Plenty of grass for a picnic, or eat at one of many…
5. The Fillmore Silver Spring
5. The Fillmore Silver Spring
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49 local reviews
8656 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 301-960-9999
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Alfonso
Always so much going on in this venue! From great rock concerts to stand up comedians. Our place is a great…
Natalie & Harvey
The Fillmore is a host to a plethora of artists and concerts! Just a quick 5 minute drive to see all your…
Landon
Great venue for bands and concerts. Lots of good acts come through. Recommend going to the Thai restaurant…
5. The Fillmore Silver Spring
5. The Fillmore Silver Spring
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49 local reviews
8656 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 301-960-9999
Alfonso
Alfonso
Always so much going on in this venue! From great rock concerts to stand up comedians. Our place is a great location to rest after a crazy…
Natalie & Harvey
Natalie & Harvey
The Fillmore is a host to a plethora of artists and concerts! Just a quick 5 minute drive to see all your favorite bands perform.
Landon
Landon
Great venue for bands and concerts. Lots of good acts come through. Recommend going to the Thai restaurant right next to it.
6. Reston Town Center
6. Reston Town Center
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48 local reviews
11900 Market St, Reston
+1 703-579-6720
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Ogun & Yesim
Reston Town Center is short 15 minutes ride to many restaurants, movie theater, and retail stores. Winter time…
Open air style mall & very family friendly. Large fountain in the center plaza area and many restaurants with…
Kimberly
Reston Town Center offers many dining, shopping and recreational activities. In the summer there are…
6. Reston Town Center
6. Reston Town Center
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48 local reviews
11900 Market St, Reston
+1 703-579-6720
Ogun & Yesim
Ogun & Yesim
Reston Town Center is short 15 minutes ride to many restaurants, movie theater, and retail stores. Winter time it has an ice skating ring…
Lionel
Open air style mall & very family friendly. Large fountain in the center plaza area and many restaurants with outdoor seating. Movies,…
Kimberly
Kimberly
Reston Town Center offers many dining, shopping and recreational activities. In the summer there are concerts, art events and more. In the…
7. Nationals Park
7. Nationals Park
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219 local reviews
1500 S Capitol St SE, Washington
+1 202-675-6287
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Kristin
0.8 mile walk to the Nat's stadium. Check out "The Bullpen" right outside the stadium for live music,…
Janeene
Nationals Park is not too far away if you take 295 North. You can bypass a lot of traffic and be there to…
Stephanie
Another great "to do" item when visiting my home. I have not been to a baseball game but attended the Elton…
7. Nationals Park
7. Nationals Park
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219 local reviews
1500 S Capitol St SE, Washington
+1 202-675-6287
Kristin
Kristin
0.8 mile walk to the Nat's stadium. Check out "The Bullpen" right outside the stadium for live music, cornhole, food trucks, and drinks…
Janeene
Janeene
Nationals Park is not too far away if you take 295 North. You can bypass a lot of traffic and be there to watch baseball game and, if you're…
Stephanie
Stephanie
Another great "to do" item when visiting my home. I have not been to a baseball game but attended the Elton John and Billy Joel concert and…
8. Howard Theatre
8. Howard Theatre
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90 local reviews
620 T St NW, Washington
+1 202-803-2899
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Legondary Edmond
Historical Howard Theatre's renovations completed in April 2012. You may order concert tickets at the box…
Silvia & George
Concerts and theater 10-minutes walking from home. On Sunday morning you have gospel brunch!
Candice
Renovated, historic theater is the site of many big concerts and other events
8. Howard Theatre
8. Howard Theatre
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90 local reviews
620 T St NW, Washington
+1 202-803-2899
Legondary Edmond
Legondary Edmond
Historical Howard Theatre's renovations completed in April 2012. You may order concert tickets at the box office or online now. There is a…
Silvia & George
Silvia & George
Concerts and theater 10-minutes walking from home. On Sunday morning you have gospel brunch!
Candice
Candice
Renovated, historic theater is the site of many big concerts and other events
9. Rock & Roll Hotel
9. Rock & Roll Hotel
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112 local reviews
1353 H St NE, Washington
Open · Closes 3:00 AM
+1 202-388-7625
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Ayeh
Reminds me of the Lower East Side in the 2000s. There's a concert venue on the main level and several rooms to…
Jeannie
This place is a nightclub, concert venue, and bar all in one. Check out their local and national acts that…
Michael
Great Rooftop, also lots of good acts come through in the concert venue. Also 90's hip hop at the dancefloor…
9. Rock & Roll Hotel
9. Rock & Roll Hotel
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112 local reviews
1353 H St NE, Washington
Open · Closes 3:00 AM
+1 202-388-7625
Ayeh
Ayeh
Reminds me of the Lower East Side in the 2000s. There's a concert venue on the main level and several rooms to hang out in upstairs.
Jeannie
Jeannie
This place is a nightclub, concert venue, and bar all in one. Check out their local and national acts that keep the place hopping!
Michael
Michael
Great Rooftop, also lots of good acts come through in the concert venue. Also 90's hip hop at the dancefloor on saturdays
10. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
10. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
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43 local reviews
1551 Trap Rd, Vienna
+1 703-255-1800
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Beena
Outdoor concerts are featured in the Filene Center during the summer, and indoor performances are held at the…
Kristina
Wolf Trap hosts plays, concerts, children's programs and more. Check out their schedule and take advantage…
Jessica
An excellent outdoor venue for concerts, plays, etc. Great summer line up; lawn seats or outdoor, covered…
10. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
10. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
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43 local reviews
1551 Trap Rd, Vienna
+1 703-255-1800
Beena
Beena
Outdoor concerts are featured in the Filene Center during the summer, and indoor performances are held at the 18th- century Barns the rest…
Kristina
Kristina
Wolf Trap hosts plays, concerts, children's programs and more. Check out their schedule and take advantage of the outdoor amphitheater. …
Jessica
Jessica
An excellent outdoor venue for concerts, plays, etc. Great summer line up; lawn seats or outdoor, covered theater seats. Bring your own…
11. Black Cat
11. Black Cat
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87 local reviews
1811 14th St NW, Washington
Open · Closes 3:00 AM
+1 202-667-4490
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Priscilla
Showcases the best of local, national and international independent and alternative music in its main concert…
HighRoad Hostel DC
Cash-only bar with cheap beer, a pool table and arcade games, dance parties, and great concerts!
Meagan
Great concert venue or good dive bar in the Red Room for a beer and some pool.
11. Black Cat
11. Black Cat
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87 local reviews
1811 14th St NW, Washington
Open · Closes 3:00 AM
+1 202-667-4490
Priscilla
Priscilla
Showcases the best of local, national and international independent and alternative music in its main concert space and more intimate…
HighRoad Hostel DC
HighRoad Hostel DC
Cash-only bar with cheap beer, a pool table and arcade games, dance parties, and great concerts!
Meagan
Meagan
Great concert venue or good dive bar in the Red Room for a beer and some pool.
12. Downtown Silver Spring
12. Downtown Silver Spring
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46 local reviews
Downtown Silver Spring, Silver Spring
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Victoria
A variety of shops, two movie theaters, a concert venue, and scores of restaurants, all within walking…
Sheryl
A lively entertainment zone with music, restaurants, movie theaters and shopping. In warm weather, enjoy free…
Shantha And Jaime
Catch some entertainment at the AMC Movie theater, the Fillmore concert center, or check out any of the many…
12. Downtown Silver Spring
12. Downtown Silver Spring
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46 local reviews
Downtown Silver Spring, Silver Spring
Victoria
Victoria
A variety of shops, two movie theaters, a concert venue, and scores of restaurants, all within walking distance. Parking in the Wayne…
Sheryl
Sheryl
A lively entertainment zone with music, restaurants, movie theaters and shopping. In warm weather, enjoy free outdoor concerts and a…
Shantha And Jaime
Shantha And Jaime
Catch some entertainment at the AMC Movie theater, the Fillmore concert center, or check out any of the many great restaurants.