{ MUSIC }

The Market Stage presents a musical feast of more than 75 shows by some of the area’s best blues, rock, jazz, soul, country, world, and contemporary artists. And of course, it wouldn’t be a “holiday” market without some of your favorite seasonal standards.
Check the YouTube Channel to see postings of the performances after they have premiered Live on the Market Screen.

OPENING KICK OFF

12-2PM

Featuring Mayor Bowser and other special guests and a short segment of the Washington Ballet’s Nutcracker

Sugar Bear & EU

2:30-4:30PM

{ GOGO } DC Public Library’s Go-Go Archive features a live holiday performance of Experience Unlimited (EU)

Ian Walters & Friends

5-7PM

{ UPDATED CLASSICS } Ian and his talented crew deliver crowd-pleasing, soulful blues, rock, swing, and country tunes

Alpha Dog Blues Ensemble

12-2PM

{ ACOUSTIC, BLUES } Roger Hart tears it up on harmonica and vocals, accompanied by his talented band

Kentucky Avenue

2:30-4:30PM

{ MODERN AMERICANA } Kentucky Avenue brings rich and timeless harmony vocals to songs reflecting their classic country and rock roots

Kiss & Ride

5-7PM

{ BLUES, JAZZ, SOUL } Vocalist Carly Harvy leads the ensemble on blues standards, originals, and bluesy arrangements of top 100 songs

DC Mudd

12-2PM

{ OLD SCHOOL BLUES }  Veteran musicians with rich vocal harmonies, award-winning DC Mudd doesn't stray far from real deal blues

Lilt

2:30-4:30PM

{ IRISH, STEP DANCERS } Lilt plays captivating Irish jigs, reels, and hornpipes, with spirited step-dancers adding to the excitement

The Gayle Harrod Band

5-7PM

{ BLUES, SOUL, MOTOWN } Blues, Soul, and R&B with strong instrumental performances and rich vocal harmonices

The Porch Delights

12-2PM

{ AMERICANA }  Jim brings authenticity, originality and joy to his own swinging mix of hot jazz, country blues and hokum "Lemonade meets moonshine” Down-home guitar, mandolin, harmonica and exquisite harmonies!

Crown Vic’s Weird World

5-7PM

{ GLOBAL GROOVES } Crown Vic spins the world and then some, with plenty of global grooves, b-side funk, and world soul cooked up in a genre called ‘Eclectico.’

Flo Anito

12-2PM

{ JAZZY POP }  Classically-trained musician Flo Anito brings wry humor to her thought-provoking jazzy pop songs

Zeducus

5-7PM

{ ROOTS REGGA } Zedicus is a reggae and world music artist based in the Washington DC area

Tritone Jazz Trio

12-2PM

{ JAZZ } Tom Kitchen is a classically-trained jazz guitarist who plays a variety of musical styles

King Street Bluegrass

5-7PM

{ SOUL, JAZZ } KSB delivers a kickin' acoustic mix of bluegrass, country, and folk music, with some spicy originals thrown in

Jim Stephanson

12-2PM

{ JAZZ SONGBOOK, HOLIDAY } Jim brings authenticity, originality and joy to his own swinging mix of hot jazz, country blues and hokum

Crown Vic’s Weird World

2:30-4:30PM

{ GLOBAL GROOVES } Crown Vic spins the world and then some, with plenty of global grooves, b-side funk, and world soul cooked up in a genre called ‘Eclectico.’

Stacy Brooks Band

5-7PM

{ BLUES, JAZZ } Blues diva Stacy Brooks dazzles with her powerhouse, honey-toned vocals and engaging personality

The Honey Larks

12-2PM

{ ROOTS } Fabulous vocal harmonies and uncensored girl chat between tunes

All In Band

2:30-4:30PM

{ R&B, GO-GO } All electronic R&B and Go-go!

Inner-Vision Band

5-7PM

{ R&B, FUNK, GO-GO } R&B, Funk, Go-Go

Carly Harvey & The Experience

12-2PM

{ JAZZ, BLUES } Soulful vocalist Carly Harvey performs classic jazz standards and stripped down blues

Sir Alan and the Calypso Ponzi Schemers

2:30-4:30PM

{ SWING, CALYPSO/CARIBBEAN } A classic calypso music trio who play calypsos from the two great hubs of calypso music—the Caribbean and New York City

Feedel Band

5-7PM

{ ETHIO JAZZ } Feedel is a Washington DC based Ethio-Jazz Band and has been performing as a self contained unit, as well as supporting Ethiopian artists

Dave Chappell Duo

12-2PM

{ GUITAR ROOTS }  Dave Chappell, one of the area's most respected musicians, plays blazing roots guitar

Runa Kuna

5-7PM

{ ANDEAN TRADITIONS } Playing panpipes and other traditional instruments, Runakuna's music transports audiences to the Andes

Painted Trillium

12-2PM

{ CELTIC } From fast reels to airs and ballads, Painted Trillium performs traditional Celtic and folk music.

Ángel Bethea Quartet

5-7PM

{ JAZZ } Ángel Bethea: Drummer & Percussionist Welcome & Enjoy!

Bill Baker Band

12-2PM

{ ORIGINAL ROOTS AMERICANA } Bill Baker reflects influences from across America's musical heritage in classic and original songs

Nina Casey Trio

5-7PM

{ AMERICAN STANDARDS, BLUES } Nina Casey brings passion to American standards and sweet and visceral blues

Craig Cummings & Gantt Kushner

12-2PM

{ AMERICANA, ROOTS } Using his love of language, his strong voice, and rhythmic guitar style to craft songs that depict stories about love and loss

Jim Stephanson Trio

5-7PM

{ JAZZ SONGBOOK, HOLIDAY } Jim brings authenticity, originality and joy to their own swinging mix of hot jazz, country blues and hokum

The Sweater Set

12-2PM

{ FOLK POP } This duo navigates the ironies of life, accompanying their gorgeous vocal harmonies on an array of instruments

Jill Fulton Band

2:30-4:30PM

{ CLASSIC ROCK, BLUES  } Powerful and stunning vocals, Jill Fulton is a sweet and sassy songwriter

Swangbang

5-7PM

{ SWING, RAGTIME GUITAR }  Swing + Twang + Bang = SWANGBANG

Supreme Chord

12-2PM

{ A CAPPELLA HOLIDAY } Supreme Chord is a talented, dynamic, fun-filled a cappella group in the DC area

Lilt

2:30-4:30PM

{ IRISH, STEP DANCERS } Lilt plays captivating Irish jigs, reels, and hornpipes, with spirited step-dancers adding to the excitement

Afro Nuevo

5-7PM

{ LATIN JAZZ }  Afro Nuevo performs Latin jazz, cha cha, guajira, son ,and salsa with an Afro-Cuban influenced beat

Karen Collins & Backroads Band

12-2PM

{ HONKY TONK, COUNTRY } Backroads Band plays classic country boot scootin' two steps and buckle-polishing slow songs

The Capital Hearings

2:30-4:30PM

{ ACAPPEALLA } This vocal ensemble performs a variety of styles including classical, holiday, jazz, and contemporary pop

Kiti Gartner & the Drifting Valentines

5-7PM

{ ROCKABILLY, SWING, AMERICANA }  Western swing, old country and some jump blues : Their influences include music from the 1940s thru the early 60s

The 19th Street Band

12-2PM

{ FOLK ROCK, AMERICANA } This high energy band brings old school instruments and a modern twist to folk, rock, and country tunes

Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes

5-7PM

{ BLUE-EYED SOUL }  The Slowpokes' playlist is inspired by Chicago blues, West Coast Swing, Motown, and old rock 'n' roll

Billy Coulter Duo

12-2PM

{ ACOUSTIC ROCK, AMERICANA } Billy Coulter blurs the line between roots rock and power pop on his award-winning original songs

The Lovejoy Group

5-7PM

{ JAZZ, HOLIDAY }  Vocalist Karen Lovejoy fronts this versatile ensemble serving up jazz, blues, and Latin rhythms

Flo Anito & Seth Kibel

12-2PM

{ JAZZY HOLIDAY CLASSICS } Flo Anito and woodwind instrumentalist Seth Kibel team up to present jazzy holiday music

Ian Walters & Friends

5-7PM

{ UPDATED CLASSICS }  Ian and his talented crew deliver crowd-pleasing, soulful blues, rock, swing, and country tunes

Maureen Andary

12-2PM

{ JAZZ, POP } Maureen Andary delights audienes with the humor, grace, and cabaret vocal stylings of yesteryear

Josie Baltimore w/ Matt & Ian

2:30-4:30PM

{ ORIGINAL DOOWOP } Singer/songwriter Josie Baltimore with Matt Kelley on guitar and Ian Walters on the keys bring their instrumental prowess and spirited vocals to classic songs

Afro Nuevo

5-7PM

{ LATIN JAZZ } Afro Nuevo performs Latin jazz, cha cha, guajira, son ,and salsa with an Afro-Cuban influenced beat

Alpha Dog Blues Band

12-2PM

{ ACOUSTIC, BLUES } Roger Hart tears it up on harmonica and vocals, accompanied by his talented band

The Grandsons

2:30-4:30PM

{ ROCKIN' AMERICANA  } Winner of 15 WAMMIEs from the Washington Area Music Association, including Best Artist and Best Roots Rock Recording

Stacy Brooks Band

5-7PM

{ BLUES, JAZZ } Blues diva Stacy Brooks dazzles with her powerhouse, honey-toned vocals and engaging personality

Blue Panamuse

12-2PM

{ BLUES, SWING } The band's sassy vocals and tasty licks bring a fresh approach to classic songs from the 1920s to today

Ruthie & The Wranglers

2:30-4:30PM

{ ROCKIN' AMERICANA } Ruthie & the Wranglers play rocking American roots music from country to clever original songs to surf instrumentals

Common Ground

5-7PM

{ JAZZ } A tasteful blend of Jazz, R&B, and Soul for the most discriminating music lover

Janine Wilson

12-2PM

{ ACOUTIC ROCK } Award-winning duo performing original roots rock/Americana music and well-loved covers and holiday favorites

Seth Kibel & Sean Lane

5-7PM

{ JAZZY HOLIDAY} Both master musicians, Seth on woodwinds and Sean on piano infuse jazz into classic holiday tunes and more

Elsa Riveros

12-2PM

{ SPANISH ROCK } Formerly in a popular Colombian rock band, Elsa Riveros bring her heartfelt vocals to her solo career

The Continental Jazz Congress

5-7PM

{ JAZZ } Latin-influenced Washington DC jazz quintet

Blazz Band

12-2PM

{ BLUES, JAZZ } Howard Blu serves up a mix of jazzy Blues and bluesy Jazz along with holiday favorites

Jill Fulton Band

5-7PM

{ CLASSIC ROCK, BLUES  } Powerful and stunning vocals, Jill Fulton is a sweet and sassy songwriter

Smokin' Lounge

12-2PM

{ CPOP, ROCK, JAZZ } With a repertoire that spans six decades, Janna Audey and Rob Santos present classic rock, songs from the rat-pack days, and more

Seth Kibel & The Kleztet

5-7PM

{ KLEZMER, JAZZ, WORLD } Exciting and innovative, The Seth Kibel Kleztet combines traditional Eastern European/Jewish music with diverse influences of jazz, classical, world beat, rock and other musical genres to create a unique and entertaining sound

Ruthie's Acoustic Trio

12-2PM

{ ROCKIN' AMERICANA } Ruthie's Acoustic Trio plays rocking American roots music from country to clever original songs to surf instrumentals

Swangbang

2:30-4:30PM

{ SWING, RAGTIME GUITAR } Swing + Twang + Bang = SWANGBANG

Carly Harvey & The Experience

5-7PM

{ JAZZ, BLUES } Soulful vocalist Carly Harvey performs classic jazz standards and stripped down blues

The InFluence

12-2PM

{ R&B, GO-GO } Live Cover Musical Performances / R&B / Funk / POP

Djangolaya

2:30-4:30PM

{ GYPSY JAZZ } Celebrating the music of Django Reinhadt and gypsy jazz, Djangolaya plays swing, bossa nova, tango, and more

Qilatsé

5-7PM

{ ETHIO JAZZ }  A platform featuring a blend of traditional Ethiopian melodies with jazz, funk, soul, and Latin rhythm

Dave Chappell Duo

12-2PM

{ GUITAR ROOTS } Dave Chappell, one of the area's most respected musicians, plays blazing roots guitar

The Yuletide Troubadours

2:30-4:30PM

{ HOLIDAY SWING } Hawaiian swing, country Latin, rock and roll, rhythm and blues, Western swing and honky tonk country

Fast Eddie & the Slowpokes

5-7PM

{ BLUE-EYED SOUL } The Slowpokes' playlist is inspired by Chicago blues,West Coast Swing, Motown, and old rock 'n' roll

Carol Munday

12-2PM

{ JAZZ } An 'undiscovered' genius!  “Munday takes these dumbass songs and she gives them depth, color and beauty that the composers didn’t even know they had.”

All New Genetically Altered Jug Band

2:30-4:30PM

{ JUG BAND } Featuring novelty songs of the 20th Century, the jug band performs obscure oldies and lively original tunes

Nina Casey Trio

5-7PM

{ AMERICAN STANDARDS, BLUES } Nina Casey brings passion to American standards and sweet and visceral blues

The 19th Street Band

12-2PM

{ FOLK ROCK, AMERICANA } This high energy band brings old school instruments and a modern twist to folk, rock, and country tunes

Snakehead Run

2:30-4:30PM

{ ACOUSTIC BLUES } String and jug band music from the 20's and 30's up to modern day

Surf Jaguars

5-7PM

{ VINTAGE TUNES }  The Surf Jaguars play a variety “beach party” mix of Yacht Rock, Surf and Rockabilly, classic tunes that never die  

Driveway Jam Band

12-2PM

{ JAZZ } A new group of highly skilled professional jazz musicians brought together outside as a result of COVID and lack of gigs

Hula Monsters

2:30-4:30PM

{ HAWAIIAN SWING } American music from the western shore of the Aloha state of Maryland

Ian Walters & Friends

5-7PM

{ UPDATED CLASSICS }  Ian and his talented crew deliver crowd-pleasing, soulful blues, rock, swing, and country tunes

Musalliance

12-2PM

{ TRADITIONAL FOLK, WORLD } Musalliance is an exciting new string duo offering virtuoso interpretations of classical, international, and folk favorites

Ravita Jazz

2:30-4:30PM

{ JAZZ } From jazz to classic rock, from blues to show tunes Ravita Jazz plays it all

The Lovejoy Group

5-7PM

{ JAZZ, HOLIDAY } Vocalist Karen Lovejoy fronts this versatile ensemble serving up jazz, blues, and Latin rhythms

Music Pilgrim Trio

12-2PM

{ KLEZMER, JAZZ, WORLD } A wealth of experience and virtuosity with a fearless improvisational spirit

David’s Bump n Grind Wax

2:30-4:30PM

{ WORLD } Based in Silver Spring, Maryland, Bump ‘n Grind has become a recognizable institution for coffee, music, and community

Kiss & Ride

5-7PM

{ BLUES, JAZZ, SOUL }  Vocalist Carly Harvy leads the ensemble on blues standards, originals, and bluesy arrangements of top 100 songs

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATRONAGE AND SUPPORT OF THE DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY MARKET!