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Best summer concerts in D.C.


View Photo Gallery: Every one of these concerts stands out from the pack for a specific reason. Let’s just say it’s in your best interest to attend as many of these as possible. Click the bold name of each artist to get more details about the show.

The summer music calendar can be intimidating. It's jam-packed with performers, and decisions on which concerts to attend must be made carefully. You don't want to spend money on shows that are merely good. You want to see the best. With that in mind, we've compiled a “Summer Concert Superlatives” guide. Every one of these concerts stands out from the pack for one specific reason. From Miranda Lambert to to My Morning Jacket, System of a Down to Amadou & Mariam, let's just say that it’s in your best interest to attend as many of these as possible.

And for the thrifty among us, here’s a list of free concerts that will be updated throughout the summer.

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