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Of course it goes without saying that the DC Music scene offers music lovers such an eclectic mix of international, national and local recording artists.  For true music lovers, sometimes it’s simply impossible to keep up with all the shows, concerts, festivals, listening parties, private performances, and “guest performances”.  The fact is, the DC Music scene has something to offer everyone.

Every week a humble short list offering of the weekends music events & concerts will provided.  As we gear up for the summer concert season, this week features acts from Fantasia to Everclear to B.o.B. to Cassandra Wilson to Jason Isbell.  Once again, the weekend is undoubtly bringing music “worth listening to” to the Nation’s Capital.

Thursday – May 19th:

Friday – May 20th:

  • White Lies, Asobi Seksu and Sun Airway at the 930 Club (Indie Rock)

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Justin Bieber, B.o.B, Lady Antebellum, and Bruno Mars among latest artists to perform on Music’s Biggest Night


(For a complete list of 53rd GRAMMY Awards nominees, click here.)

Current GRAMMY nominees Justin Bieber and Usher with Jaden Smith; nominees B.o.B, Bruno Mars, and Janelle Monáe; and nominated groups Lady Antebellum and Muse all have been added to the performance lineup for the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast. They join previously announced performers and nominees Arcade Fire, Eminem, Cee Lo Green, Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert, and Katy Perry.

Arcade Fire, Bieber, B.o.B, Lambert, Mars, Monáe, Muse, and Smith will perform on the GRAMMY telecast for the first time, while Eminem, Green, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, Perry, and Usher are returning to the GRAMMY stage. All five Album Of The Year nominees are now set to perform on Music’s Biggest Night: Arcade Fire, Eminem, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, and Perry.

Continuing in the tradition of creating great “GRAMMY Moments,” this year’s show will feature a number of special performances exclusive to the GRAMMY telecast with one-time-only groupings of artists. Among this year’s unique collaborations, mentor and five-time GRAMMY winner Usher will appear with his protégé Bieber, along with Smith, in a dynamic, energetic performance. And B.o.B, Mars, and Monáe — whose respective eclectic artistry and universal appeal is reflected in their collective 14 GRAMMY nominations this year — will perform together for the first time in a rare, never-before-seen presentation.

Mars has seven nominations: two for Record Of The Year for “Nothin’ On You” (with B.o.B, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine and Mike Wilson) and “F*** You” (with Cee Lo Green, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Manny Marroquin and Graham Marsh); Song Of The Year for “F*** You” (with Brody Brown, Cee Lo Green, Philip Lawrence, and Ari Levine); Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “Just The Way You Are”; Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Song for “Nothin’ On You” (the former with B.o.B, and the latter with B.o.B, Philip Lawrence, and Ari Levine); and Producer Of The Year (as a member of the Smeezingtons, along with Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine).

GRAMMY-winning group Lady Antebellum has six nods: Album Of The Year and Best Country Album for Need You Now; and Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals, and Best Country Song for “Need You Now.”

B.o.B is up for five awards: Record Of The Year, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, and Best Rap Song for “Nothin’ On You” (the first with Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars, and Mike Wilson, the second with Bruno Mars, and the third with Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, and Bruno Mars); Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals for “Airplanes, Part II” (with Eminem & Hayley Williams); and Best Rap Album for The Adventures Of Bobby Ray.

Bieber, Monáe, Muse, and Usher each are up for two awards: Bieber for Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album for My World 2.0; Monáe for Best Urban/Alternative Performance for “Tightrope” (with Big Boi) and Best Contemporary R&B Album for The ArchAndroid; Muse for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals for “Resistance” and Best Rock Album for The Resistance; and Usher for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for “There Goes My Baby” and Best Contemporary R&B Album for Raymond V Raymond.

The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by John Cossette Productions and AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich and John Cossette are executive producers, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ken Ehrlich are the writers.

The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 13 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high definition and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio worldwide via Westwood One, and covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com, and onYouTube. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook.

Gen44 is happy to announce that B.o.B will be our featured musical guest for our National Gen44 Summit Kick Off Concert with President Obama.  If you are a fan of his first two hit singles “Airplanes” and “Nothin’ On You,” you will want to be there to see him perform LIVE at DAR Constitution Hall on September 30th in Washington, DC from 6 to 9 pm.

What better way to kick off our Gen44 Summit than with the breakout artist of 2010. B.o.B’s album, “The Adventures of Bobby Ray,” debuted #1 on the Billboard 200, making him only the 13th male solo artist to have a debut album at #1 on its first week. B.o.B has received nominations for his album and singles by BET and MTV along with many others. B.o.B will soon join Eminem, Drake, Kanye West, Linkin Park, Paramore and Usher as a performer at the 2010 MTV VMAs.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join us at our first National Gen44 Kick Off Concert and Summit. The concert is only the beginning of what will be a three-day gathering of the next generation of leaders. Engaging our generation means empowering the President and this Gen44 Summit marks the start of something new. It marks the first time this has been done here at the DNC, so set the precedent and join us in DC!

Summit Packages and Individual Kick Off Concert Tickets are available now. Don’t wait to get your seat.


September 30th through October 2nd

Day 1: Summit Kick Off Concert with President Obama with a special performance by B.o.B

Day 2 & 3 – Panels, Receptions and Discussions

Questions? Shoot me an email at Gen44@dnc.org.


Oct 1st & 2nd – Inaugural Gen44 Summit

Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20005


*Friday, October 1*

9-10:30 AM: Breakfast & Panel Discussion with Leaders from the DNC, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Democratic Governor’s Association (Wasserman Room, DNC Building, 430 South Capitol St. SE)

10:30-11:45 AM: Speaking to Our Generation about 2010 – a presentation on Communications Strategies (Wasserman Room, DNC Building, 430 South Capitol St, SE–Capitol South Metro)

12-2 PM: Lunch on the Hill with Democratic Congressional Staff, by issue area (Senate Russell Building, Room 188)

6-8 PM: Kickoff Party (Location TBA, Downtown DC)

*Saturday, October 2*

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Breakfast

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Governor Tim Kaine, DNC Chairman, Opening Remarks

10:15AM – 11:15 AM: Panel 1
Uniting Message And Medium: Strategies For Social & Traditional Media

Hari Sevugan, DNC Press Secretary
Natalie Foster, DNC Director of New Media
Brad Woodhouse, DNC Communications Director
Moderated by Jen O’Malley Dillon, DNC Executive Director

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Panel 2
What Democrats Have Accomplished
Jim Messina
Patrick Gaspard

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM: Lunch

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch Keynote Speaker (TBA)

2:15 PM – 3:45 PM: Panel 3
Policies That Matter For Our Generation
Souvik Banerjee, Department of Energy
Brian Morrison, House Intelligence Committee
Will Marshall, President, PPI
Neera Tanden, COO, CAP

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Afternoon Keynote Speaker (TBA)

4:45 PM – 5:15 PM: Panel 4
The Future of Gen44: Our Vision For Gen44 Fundraising & Organizing 2010, 2012, And Beyond: Brainstorming Session
Rufus Gifford, DNC Finance Director
Mitch Stewart, OFA Director
Hildy Kuryk, DNC Dep Finance Director

8:30+ Wrap-Up Party and After-Party – Downtown DC


$150 – Gen44 Bronze Summit Package
One Two-Day Summit Pass

$250 – Gen44 Silver Summit Package
One floor seat for the Gen44 Kick Off at DAR | Constitution Hall on Thursday night and one Two-Day Summit Pass

$500 – Gen44 Gold Summit Package
One preferred floor seat for the Gen44 Kick Off at DAR | Constitution Hall on Thursday night and two Two-Day Summit Passes

$1,000 – Gen44 Platinum Summit Package
One premier floor seat for the Gen44 Kick Off at DAR | Constitution Hall on Thursday night and four Two-Day Summit Passes

Register by Monday, 9/27 for the Gen 44 Summit!
(ticket sales may be extended unless the event sells out but donate in advance to confirm entry)



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