Juice WRLD – May 17 at The Anthem
Juice WRLD, though fairly new to the rap game, is quickly making a name for himself. The young rapper has shown a lot of promise on his debut studio album, “Goodbye and Good Riddance,” that produced the hit “Lucid Dreams” last year and his features on albums like Travis Scott’s “Astroworld.” This summer, he will be embarking on his tour titled “Death Race for Love,” accompanied by musical guests Ski Mask the Slump God and Smooky MarGielaa. He will be performing at The Anthem in D.C. on May 17.
D.C. Jazz Festival – June 7 to 16
The D.C. Jazz Festival is a nine-day jazz appreciation event that happens every summer in Washington, D.C. With a diverse array of venues and a roster of some of jazz’s most acclaimed artists such as American musician Jon Batiste and fusion band Snarky Puppy, the festival is the perfect opportunity for avid fans of jazz to hear live renditions of their favorite songs and for newcomers to gain exposure to a genre of music that has deep roots in our nation’s capital.
Billie Eilish – June 20 at The Anthem
The edgy yet charismatic Billie Eilish has witnessed a meteoric rise to fame and popularity, culminating in the release of her debut album, “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?” The young artist will stop by The Anthem on June 20 for her “When We All Fall Asleep” tour. The tour will feature special guest Denzel Curry, whose distinct brand of hip-hop will surely complement Eilish’s dark, eerie sound. Doors open at 6 p.m., and tickets can be found on The Anthem’s website for $55.
Khalid – August 3 at Capital One Arena
El Paso native and R&B powerhouse Khalid has solidified his name among pop’s biggest musical artists today after his breakout success with his 2016 single “Location.” Earlier this year, he released his second studio album, “Free Spirit,” following a 2018 EP “Suncity.” Capitalizing on the artist’s mainstream success so far, Khalid will launch his first arena tour this summer. Khalid plays at Capital One Arena on August 3.
Dear Evan Hansen – August 6 to September 8 at The Kennedy Center
The stage musical “Dear Evan Hansen” had its world premiere at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., in July 2015. Shortly after, the play moved to Broadway where it received nine Tony Award nominations in 2017, winning Best Musical, Best Score and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, among others. This summer, the critically acclaimed musical will be returning to D.C. from August 6 to September 8 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets, available on the Kennedy Center’s website, range from $79 to $175.
21 Savage – August 6 at The Anthem
Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage has shown immense personal and artistic growth over the past couple of years. While the 2018 release of his introspective album “i am > i was” established Savage as a formidable rapper, the online reaction to his detainment by ICE cemented his status as pop culture legend. 21 Savage will stop by D.C. this summer on tour at The Anthem on August 6.
The Jonas Brothers – August 15 at Capital One Arena
Earlier this year, the three former teen idols known as the Jonas Brothers announced their comeback. Since two of the brothers built fairly successful independent ventures while on hiatus from the band — Joe Jonas with DNCE and Nick with his solo career — the group does not need to worry about irrelevance. Any reunion this big is enough to warrant a tour. The Jonas Brothers will visit D.C. at Capital One Arena on August 15.
Tame Impala – August 25 at The Anthem
Since releasing their debut album “Innerspeaker” in 2010, the neopsychedelic rock group Tame Impala has grown in popularity while also constantly experimenting with their sound. Their 2015 release “Currents” was an undeniable success, leaving fans eager for more. While the group has not officially announced the release date for a new project, their two latest singles, “Borderline” and “Patience,” point to one potentially coming out soon. Tame Impala will be coming to D.C. at The Anthem on August 24 and 25.