i never considered myself an avid concert-goer, but when i look back on the last few months i have been to quite a few concerts in and around the city. i wanted to write about the concerts i have been to so that i (one) remember them and (two) can highlight some of the awesome venues around dc.
i may have mentioned this before but the hamilton live is by far my favorite concert venue. i love the idea of really being able to enjoy live music without worrying about bumping into people or having to stand for hours on end. also, their food is amazing... i mean really great. so what could be better than amazing music and amazing food! ;)
jammin' java is an awesome, intimate venue out in vienna, va. this is another venue where you can enjoy the music while eating dinner which is nice. the only downside is it's a bit of hike to get there from the city... especially in rush hour.
i ended up going to this concert alone... have you ever done that? the tickets sold out fairly quickly, but i really wanted to go so i decided to get a ticket at the last minute and go solo. what a neat experience. i have never thought of concerts as being things to go to on your own, but when you think about it you are being entertained the entire time so it's not so bad. the lincoln theater was an amazing venue and at least for this show the seats weren't assigned so once the doors open there is a rush to fill in the seats. another plus of going solo = i was able to snag a random seat in the front, center between two groups!
another great, intimate dc venue. i didn't have tickets for this concert either but luckily my friend erica was willing to wait around with me until the show had already started and they released more tickets.
jiffy lube live is a great outdoor concert venue although the drive there and back was pretty rough. i don't think i'll be heading back to this venue anytime soon, but it was certainly good to check it off my bucket list.
wolf trap had also been on my bucket list so i was happy to check that off a few weeks ago when some friends and i went to see sara bareilles there. wolf trap has a similar feel to jiffy lube but was much closer to the city. i will definitely return to this venue!
there are still a few more venues that i have yet to check out which is pretty cool considering i have been to a bunch already. definitely keeps things exciting for me here in dc ;)