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6 Must See Shows in DC This May

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6 Must See Shows in DC This May

May feels like just a taste of what the DMV will have to offer this summer for music. Get it in early: based on these six upcoming shows, the next few months will be something to remember!

Broccoli City Festival V at the Gateway Pavilion

BROCCOLI CITY FESTIVAL V HEADLINED BY RAE SREMMURD & SOLANGE with 21 Savage, Alunageorge, Lil Yachty, Kevin Abstract, Rapsody, Smino, Chaz French, Nick Grant, Rejjie Snow, Sir the Baptist, and NAO.

The mission is simple: to “redefine the cool” towards people being active and engaged participants in their community. Every year this festival gets bigger and better, and this fifth installment is NO exception. Aside from the incredible line up and exceptional host of vendors on Saturday May 6, the Broccoli City team has a full week of amazing activities planned including a 5k run, a two day interactive conference and an all night art escape. This week is one not to be missed. For more information and tickets, head to the Broccoli City website A.S.A.P. 

Justine Skye at A.I.

Justine Skye is relative new comer on the scene, but don’t let purple hair fool you: she has the chops and the swagger to back it up. The RocNation songstress will support her latest project, “8 Ounces“, with a headlining tour kicking off right here in our Nation’s Capitol. The show, presented by Nu Androids Music and Mitch Mathis, will be held at the unique and intimate A.i. on May 11. For tickets, head to

T.I. Hustle Gang Tour. T.I. Presents: The Hustle Gang Tour at the Howard Theater

D.C’s not really The North, not really The South, so it is totally appropriate to enjoy them both and everything in between. GRAMMY award-winning TIP is coming to D.C. with The Hustle Gang featuring Yung Booke, London Jae, Shauntrell Pender, RaRa, Translee & Young Dro. Atlanta’s Trap Music is sure to be represented on May 4th at the Howard Theater (pronounced Thee-A-tur). “What You Know” about that? Get your tickets now right here

Capleton at the Howard Theater 

For the Caribbean Massive, Capleton is sure to bring a piece of Jamaica to our doorsteps. Live and direct, Jamaica’s son will be sure to light the place up with classics like “Who Dem” and “Jah Jah City”. If you’ve ever been to the Howard Theater and you know Reggae and Dancehall music, you also know that this night will be full of culture and vibes. Do what you gotta do beforehand, but don’t forget your flag. Tickets are available for the May 23 show here.

The Weeknd at the Verizon Center 

Perhaps you feel like you’ve “Earned It” and want to splurge. The “Starboy” himself, The Weeknd, is coming to Verizon Center on May 18. On the heels of his critically claimed album, The Weeknd will descend upon the DMV for the Starboy: Legend of the Fall 2017 World Tour. The two-time GRAMMY award winner will be joined by Belly and 6lack for what promises to be an unforgettable show. Tickets are still available from Ticketmaster here.

Trey Songz at the Warner Theater

The DMV’s own Trey Songz presents the Tremaine Tour on May 14. Prepare for a good time, with old classics like “Neighbors Know My Name” and “Can’t Be Friends” along with a set filled with new songs off of his newly released album Tremaine The Album. The GRAMMY nominated R&B powerhouse is sure to have the ladies feeling like a “#1Fan” and have the guys feeling like a “Playboy”. Tickets for the show are available from Live Nation here.

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Originally from South Florida, I came to DC after graduating from Boston College. I'm an extroverted introvert that loves music, writing, new experiences and my two kids. IG: michellesashawrites

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