SEPTEMBER

11 -- Sigur Ros at the Music Center at Strathmore. B.B. King with Joe Bonamassa at Wolf Trap. Walter Beasley at Rams Head. Melissa Ferrick and Natalia Zuckerman at Jammin' Java. Idlewild with Inara George at Black Cat. DJ Z-Trip, Black Sheep and Golden Chyld at 9:30 club. Kevin Mahogany, Cyrus Chestnut, Kendrick Oliver & the New Life Orchestra at Blues Alley. Feist with the Sketches at Birchmere.

12 -- Apocalyptica at 9:30 club. Old Blind Dogs at Jammin' Java.

13 -- Doug Wamble at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Ladybug Mecca at Black Cat. Eliza Gilkyson at Jammin' Java. Ill Nino at Jaxx.

14 -- Teada at Jammin' Java. Jane Monheit at Rams Head. Lucero, Limbeck and Chris Mills & the New Miserable Bastards at Black Cat. Mike Doughty at 9:30 club. Daniel Lee at the Mansion at Strathmore. Celso Fonsaco at Blues Alley.

15 -- Jane Monheit at Birchmere. Jay Leonhart at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. Pierre Bensusan at Jammin' Java. The Caribbean with Nick Butcher at Black Cat. Regina Belle at Blues Alley. Jon Oliva's Pain and Beyond Fear at Jaxx.

16 -- Roseanna Vitro at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. Ferron at Jammin' Java. Dick Morgan Quartet at Mansion at Strathmore. Regina Belle at Blues Alley. The Iguanas at Birchmere. BoDeans with Shannon McNally at 9:30 club. Therion with Brave at Jaxx.

17 -- Roseanna Vitro at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. Lori McKenna at Jammin' Java. Regina Belle at Blues Alley. Schooner Fare at Birchmere. Eddie From Ohio at 9:30 club. Brindley Brothers at Jammin' Java. Krokus, Bucket and Maddax at Jaxx. The Roots with Algebra at American University's Bender Arena. Rasputina with Crooked Fingers at Black Cat.

18 -- Dungen with Mia Doi Todd at Black Cat. Bacon Brothers at Rams Head. Barrage at Birchmere. Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition at Smithsonian's Baird Auditorium. Regina Belle at Blues Alley.

19 -- Thelonious Monk International Jazz Guitar Competition at Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. Stratovarius at Jaxx.

20 -- AM at Jammin' Java. Free Music Ensemble at Black Cat.

21 -- M.I.A. at 9:30 club. 13 & God with Boy in Static at Black Cat. The Proclaimers at Birchmere. Lesley Gore at Blues Alley.

22 -- Q and Not U with Supersystem at Black Cat. Our Lady Peace with Danko Jones at 9:30 club. Bea Arthur at Birchmere. Debby Boone at Rams Head. Kenny Garrett Quartet at Blues Alley.

23 -- Q and Not U with Supersystem at Black Cat. Southern Culture on the Skids at 9:30 club. Kix at Jaxx. Riders in the Sky at Birchmere. Blue Oyster Cult at State Theatre. Terence Blanchard Sextet at Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. The Kennedys at Jammin' Java. Roy Haynes Quartet at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kenny Garrett Quartet at Blues Alley.

24 -- "Operation Cease Fire" featuring Thievery Corporation, Steve Earle, Le Tigre, Wayne Kramer, Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, the Bouncing Souls, Jello Biafra and Head-Roc at Washington Monument Grounds. Minus the Bear, These Arms Are Snakes, Criteria and The New Trust at Black Cat. Kix at Jaxx. 2 Foot Yard at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kenny Garrett Quartet at Blues Alley. Madeleine Peyroux and Martha Wainwright at Lisner Auditorium. The Pietasters and The Players at 9:30 club.

25 -- Particle with Gabby La La at 9:30 club. Tracy Grammer at Jammin' Java. Crystal Gayle at Rams Head. "Tom Paxton for Kids" at the Music Center at Strathmore. Kenny Garrett Quartet at Blues Alley. Marcus Miller at Birchmere. Little Brother with Kev Brown at Black Cat.

26 -- The Posies, Oranger and the Deathray Davies at Black Cat. Euge Groove at Birchmere. Jacqui Naylor at Blues Alley. Porcupine Tree with Robert Fripp at 9:30 club.

27 -- White Stripes, the Shins and M. Ward at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Stacey Kent at Blues Alley. Sufjan Stevens at 9:30 club. Los Lobos at Birchmere. Acoustic Outcasts Tour at Jaxx.

28 -- Black Rebel Motorcycle Club with Mark Gardener at 9:30 club. Daniel Lee at the Mansion at Strathmore. Stacey Kent at Blues Alley. God Dethroned and Nightrage at Jaxx. The Lemonheads at Black Cat.

29 -- Oasis, Jet and Kasabian at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Brendon Benson and the Greenhornes at Black Cat. Larry Coryell, Lenny White and Victor Bailey at Blues Alley. Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen Band with Reflections Ridge at Birchmere. John Butler Trio at 9:30 club.

30 -- Coldplay at Nissan Pavilion. Daddy Yankee at Patriot Center. S.G.G.L. at Rams Head. Simon Diaz at Lisner Auditorium. Joe Sample at Birchmere. Alejandro Escovedo Orchestra, Jon Dee Graham and Lenny Kaye at 9:30 club. Bill Kirchen at Jammin' Java (early show); Soldiers of Jah Army at Jammin' Java (late show). Y&T at Jaxx.

OCTOBER

1 -- Dar Williams at 9:30 club (early show); Brazilian Girls at 9:30 club (late show). Electric Six and Outrageous Cherry at Black Cat. Paul Taylor at Rams Head. SGGL at Birchmere.

2 -- The Decemberists at 9:30 club. New Model Army at Black Cat. Paul Taylor at Birchmere.

3 -- The Rolling Stones and the John Mayer Trio at MCI Center. The Black Crowes at 9:30 club. David Gray at Constitution Hall. The Raveonettes at Black Cat.

4 -- Take 6 at Blues Alley. Nada Surf with Say Hi to Your Mom at Black Cat. Los Lobos at Music Center at Strathmore. The Black Crowes at 9:30 club.

5 -- Beck at Patriot Center. Sara Gazarek at Barns at Wolf Trap. Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer at the Mansion at Strathmore. Stellastarr at 9:30 club. Calla with Celebration at Black Cat.

6 -- Fall Out Boy, the Starting Line, Motion City Soundtrack, Boys Night Out and Panic! at the Disco at 9:30 club (early show) ; Cat Empire at 9:30 club (late show). Acoustic Alchemy at Rams Head. Mariza at Lisner Auditorium. Gaelic Storm at Birchmere. Cate Campbell at Jammin' Java.

7 -- Them Eastport Oyster Boys at Rams Head. Badi Assad at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Bob Mould at 9:30 club. David Benoit at Blues Alley. Bjorn Again at Birchmere. Amy Rigby at Jammin' Java (early show); Welbilt and Evenout at Jammin' Java (late show). Architecture in Helsinki and Dr. Dog at Black Cat.

8 -- Paul McCartney at MCI Center. Livingston Taylor at Rams Head. David Benoit at Blues Alley. Jimmy Sturr and his orchestra at Barns at Wolf Trap. Metric at 9:30 club (early show); Raheem DeVaughn at 9:30 club (late show). Meshuggah at Jaxx.

9 -- Michael Penn at Rams Head. David Benoit at Blues Alley. Barbez at DC9. Acoustic Alchemy at Birchmere. Nickel Creek at 9:30 club.

10 -- Foo Fighters with Weezer at Patriot Center. Dead Can Dance at Music Center at Strathmore. Jeff Daniels at Rams Head. Lhasa at Birchmere. My Morning Jacket with Kathleen Edwards at 9:30 club.

11 -- Wild Zappers at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Michael Penn at Birchmere. Shamelady at Jaxx.

12 -- Liz Phair at 9:30 club. Delbert McClinton with Renee Austin at Birchmere.

13 -- Jethro Tull at Constitution Hall. Tim O'Brien Band at Rams Head. The Unseen, A Global Threat and Career Soldiers at Black Cat. James Moody at Blues Alley. Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul at Barns at Wolf Trap. Patty Loveless at Birchmere. Sound Tribe Sector Nine at 9:30 club. The Strawbs at Jammin' Java.

14 -- Patty Loveless at Rams Head. James Moody at Blues Alley. Karla Bonoff at Barns at Wolf Trap. Tim O'Brien and Adrienne Young at Birchmere. Matt Nathanson at 9:30 club. Molly Hatchet at Jaxx.

15 -- The New Pornographers at 9:30 club. Henry Rollins (spoken word) at Birchmere. Marcus Johnson at Rams Head. Betty Buckley at Music Center at Strathmore. James Moody at Blues Alley. The Fiery Furnaces at Black Cat. Karla Bonoff at Barns at Wolf Trap. The Nields at Jammin' Java.

16 -- Rob Thomas at Constitution Hall. Trapt at 9:30 club. New York Festival of Song at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Ravi Shankar at Music Center at Strathmore. Susan Tedeschi with Jackie Greene at Birchmere.

17 -- Chick Corea's Touchstone Quintet at the Library of Congress. John Vanderslice and Portastatic at Black Cat. Tracy Chapman at 9:30 club. Bruce Cockburn at Rams Head. Dave Weckl Band at Blues Alley. Richard Elliot at Birchmere.

18 -- Atmosphere at 9:30 club. Dave Weckl Band at Blues Alley. Vienna Teng at Barns at Wolf Trap. Bruce Cockburn at Birchmere. Wynton Marsalis at Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah at Black Cat.

19 -- U2 at MCI Center. Daniela Mercury at Lisner Auditorium. "A Day in His Life: The John Lennon Anthology Concert" at Barns at Wolf Trap. Lisa Loeb at Birchmere. Chris Isaak at 9:30 club.

20 -- U2 at MCI Center. Senses Fail, Saves the Day, Say Anything and Early November at 9:30 club. Rachael Price at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. Doug Segree Band at Rams Head. Kenny Rogers at Music Center at Strathmore. Pieces of a Dream at Blues Alley. Junior Brown at Barns at Wolf Trap. Hal Ketchum at Birchmere. Toshi Reagon at Jammin' Java. Stand and Splint at Jaxx.

21 -- Son Volt at 9:30 club. Yolanda Adams at Constitution Hall. Steve Wilson at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. Hal Ketchum at Rams Head. David Grisman Quintet at Music Center at Strathmore. Pieces of a Dream at Blues Alley. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver at Barns at Wolf Trap. America with David LaMotte at Birchmere.

22 -- Steve Wilson at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. Pieces of a Dream at Blues Alley. America with David LaMotte at Birchmere. Ambulance LTD at Black Cat. Gwar, Devil Driver, A Dozen Furies and Mensrea at 9:30 club. Caroline Herring at Jammin' Java. Brides of Destruction at Jaxx.

23 -- Marvin Hamlisch at George Mason University Center for the Arts. Pieces of a Dream at Blues Alley. Rene Marie at Birchmere. Death Cab for Cutie at 9:30 club.

24 -- Death Cab for Cutie at 9:30 club.

25 -- Luis Miguel at Patriot Center. Social Distortion, Tsunami Bomb and the Dead 60s at 9:30 club. Jake Shimabukuro at Birchmere.

26 -- Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer at the Mansion at Strathmore. Nanci Griffith & the Blue Moon Orchestra with Elizabeth Cook at Birchmere.

27 -- Django Reinhardt Festival, featuring Dorado Schmitt, Samson Schmitt, Ludovic Beier, Pierre Blanchard and Joel Frahm at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. David Wilcox at Barns at Wolf Trap. Nanci Griffith & the Blue Moon Orchestra with Elizabeth Cook at Birchmere.

28 -- Tierney Sutton at Blues Alley. Django Reinhardt Festival, featuring Dorado Schmitt, Samson Schmitt, Ludovic Beier, Pierre Blanchard and Joel Frahm at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. Billy Price Band at Rams Head. Leahy at Music Center at Strathmore. David Wilcox at Barns at Wolf Trap. Nanci Griffith & the Blue Moon Orchestra with Elizabeth Cook at Birchmere. The Bronx Casket Co. at Jaxx.

29 -- Tierney Sutton at Blues Alley. Django Reinhardt Festival, featuring Dorado Schmitt, Samson Schmitt, Ludovic Beier, Pierre Blanchard and Joel Frahm at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. Kenny Rankin at Barns at Wolf Trap. Cheryl Wheeler with Kenny White at Birchmere.

30 -- Youssou N'Dour at the Music Center at Strathmore. Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers at Rams Head. John Gorka with Mustard's Retreat at Barns at Wolf Trap. Mark O'Connor's Hot Swing at Birchmere. Hanson at 9:30 club.

31 -- Richard Thompson and Eliza Gilkyson at Birchmere. Rufus Wainwright at 9:30 club.

NOVEMBER

1 -- Richard Thompson and Eliza Gilkyson at Birchmere. "La Guitara" featuring Patty Larkin, Kaki King, Muriel Anderson and Mimi Fox at Barns at Wolf Trap.

2 -- Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and Death From Above 1979 at MCI Center. Joan Baez at Birchmere. Leo Kottke and Mike Gordon at 9:30 club.

3 -- Thrice at 9:30 club. Karrin Allyson at Blues Alley. Doug Wamble at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. Chris Botti at Rams Head. George Winston at Barns at Wolf Trap. Joan Baez at Birchmere. Saxon at Jaxx.

4 -- Keller Williams at 9:30 club. Karrin Allyson at Blues Alley. Bill Charlap at Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Michael Feinstein at Music Center at Strathmore. George Winston at Barns at Wolf Trap. Four Bitchin' Babes at Birchmere.

5 -- Gwen Stefani and the Black Eyed Peas at Patriot Center. Karrin Allyson at Blues Alley. George Winston at Barns at Wolf Trap. The Grass Roots at Rams Head. Ray Price & the Cherokee Cowboys at Birchmere. Soulive at 9:30 club.

6 -- The Four Bitchin' Babes at Rams Head. Masters of Caribbean Music at Music Center at Strathmore. Inti-Illimani at Birchmere.

7 -- Coheed & Cambria at 9:30 club. Pat Metheny Trio at Rams Head.

8 -- Pat Metheny Trio at Rams Head. War at Birchmere.

9 -- Tom Jones at 9:30 club.

10 -- Mary Stallings at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. Patty Larkin, Kaki King, Mimi Fox and Muriel Anderson at Rams Head. Mountain Heart with Good Deale Bluegrass Band at Barns at Wolf Trap.

11 -- Joey DeFrancesco at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. War at Rams Head. John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers at George Mason University Center for the Arts. Last Train Home with Kevin Gordon at Barns at Wolf Trap. Creedence Clearwater Revisited at Birchmere. Kim Waters at Blues Alley.

12 -- Broadcast, Gravenhurst and Tralala at Black Cat. The Black Keys at 9:30 club. Curtis Stigers at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. War at Rams Head. Jackopierce at Birchmere. Kim Waters at Blues Alley.

13 -- Sonny Landreth and Johnny A. at Rams Head. David Bromberg Big Band at Birchmere. Dave Holland Quintet at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kim Waters at Blues Alley.

14 -- Dar Williams with Girlyman at Birchmere.

15 -- Mary Black, Maura O'Connell, Sharon Shannon and Cara Dillon at Birchmere.

16 -- Matchbook Romance at 9:30 club. Mary Black, Maura O'Connell, Sharon Shannon and Cara Dillon at Birchmere.

17 -- Umphrey's McGee at 9:30 club. Eldar at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. Juan Gabriel and Isabel Pantoja at Patriot Center. Sonny Landreth and Johnny A. at Rams Head. Paul Thorn at Barns at Wolf Trap. Richard Shindell and Lucy Kaplansky at Birchmere. Andrew Bird with Head of Femur at Black Cat. Maynard Ferguson at Blues Alley.

18 -- Bright Eyes at Constitution Hall. Galactic at 9:30 club. Larry Coryell, Badi Assad and John Abercrombie at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. Sonny Landreth with Johnny A. at Barns at Wolf Trap. Kelly Willis at Birchmere. Echo and the Bunnymen at Black Cat. Maynard Ferguson at Blues Alley.

19 -- Galactic at 9:30 club. "Billie & Me" featuring Fontella Bass, Rita Coolidge, Joan Osborne, Dianne Reeves and Rokia Traore at Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Kelly Willis at Rams Head. The Persuasions at Barns at Wolf Trap. Tom Paxton with Robin and Linda Williams at Birchmere. Misfits at Jaxx. Maynard Ferguson at Blues Alley.

20 -- G Love & Special Sauce at 9:30 club. Maynard Ferguson at Blues Alley.

21 -- Hawthorne Heights, Silverstein, Bayside and Aiden at 9:30 club. Hot Tuna at Birchmere.

23 -- Brian Setzer Orchestra at 9:30 club.

25 -- Mary Prankster at Jammin' Java. The Grandsons at Barns at Wolf Trap. The Seldom Scene and Dry Branch Fire Squad at Birchmere. Alex Bugnon at Blues Alley.

26 -- Pure Prairie League at Rams Head. John Eaton with Fascinatin' Rhythm at Barns at Wolf Trap. The Seldom Scene and Dry Branch Fire Squad at Birchmere. Alex Bugnon at Blues Alley.

27 -- Alex Bugnon at Blues Alley.

28 -- Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra at Birchmere.

29 -- Del McCoury Band at Barns of Wolf Trap.

30 -- Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra at Rams Head. Del McCoury Band at Barns at Wolf Trap. Rockapella at Birchmere.

DECEMBER

1 -- A Tribute to Harold Arlen, with John Pizzarelli at Strathmore. Schooner Fare at Barns at Wolf Trap.

2 -- Dark Star Orchestra at 9:30 club. Christine Lavin at Rams Head. Judy Collins at Birchmere.

3 -- Dark Star Orchestra at 9:30 club. Hard Travelers at Rams Head. Alison Brown at George Mason University Center for the Arts. Christine Lavin with Don White at Birchmere.

4 -- Hard Travelers at Rams Head.

6 -- Sinead O'Connor at 9:30 club. Bonnie Raitt at Constitution Hall. "A Peter White Christmas," featuring Mindi Abair at Birchmere.

7 -- "A Peter White Christmas," featuring Mindi Abair at Rams Head.

8 -- Norwegian Visions at Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.

9 -- NPR's "Jazz Piano Christmas" at Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. The Roches at Birchmere.

10 -- Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Star Big Band at Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. Suzy Bogguss at Rams Head. Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys at Birchmere.

11 -- Suzy Bogguss at Birchmere.

13 -- Manhattan Transfer at Strathmore.

14 -- Manhattan Transfer at Strathmore. Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie at Birchmere.

17 -- Roy Clark at Rams Head. Saffire: The Uppity Blues Women at Birchmere.

22 -- Trans-Siberian Orchestra at MCI Center.

26 -- "What I Like About Jew" at Birchmere.

27 -- "What I Like About Jew" at Rams Head.

28 -- Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes at Birchmere.

29 -- Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes at Birchmere.

30 -- Hank Williams Tribute at Birchmere.

31 -- "A Jazz New Year's Eve" at Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. The Seldom Scene with Good Deale Bluegrass Band at Birchmere.

JANUARY

6 -- Diane Schuur at Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Chris Smither at Barns at Wolf Trap.

13 -- Steve Forbert at Barns at Wolf Trap.

14 -- The Derek Trucks Band at Music Center at Strathmore.

20 -- Marlena Shaw at Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.

21 -- John Jennings and friends at Barns at Wolf Trap.

26 -- Marty Stuart at Birchmere.

27 -- Cravin' Dogs at Barns at Wolf Trap.

28 -- John Eaton at Barns at Wolf Trap. Randy Weston's African Rhythms Quintet with Abdou Mboup at Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.