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Every day you will find a variety of lively entertainment on the Market Stage. All types of musical acts- rock, jazz, gospel, folk, R&B, classical, blues, bluegrass and -- you name it, the Market has it.

And of course, it wouldn't be a "holiday" market without
some of your favorite seasonal standards.
Check the daily performance SCHEDULE for the acts and genres you like best.

The 19th Street Band
Folk Rock, Americana


This high energy band brings old school instruments and a modern twist to folk, rock, and country tunes.
     21 Gessford Court
Jazz, Light Rock


A talented ensemble from the "21st at 21" jam sessions perform jazz standards and light rock.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 8. 12-2     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 16. 12-2
 
 
Abigail Palmer Group
Celtic, Jazz, Fusion


Insightful lyrics, beautiful electric harp, and intricate percussion rhythms combine in an enthralling sound.
     Afro Nuevo
Latin Jazz


Afro Nuevo performs Latin jazz, cha-cha, guajira, son, and salsa with an Afro-Cuban influenced beat.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 21. 12-2     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 4. 5-7
 
 
Alpha Dog Acoustic Blues
Acoustic Blues


Roger Hart tears it up on harmonica and vocals, accompanied by his talented band.
     Andra Faye & Scott Ballantine
Blues, Roots, Jazz


Andra and Scott bring powerful vocals and instrument mastery to blues, jazz, and roots music.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 9. 5-7     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 18. 2:30-4:30, Dec 20. 5-7
 
 
Atomic Santa
Holiday, Classic Rock


Atomic Santa sprinkles holiday music into its mix of songs spanning four decades of rock music.
     Ballad've
Old Time, Blues


The stories Ballad've tell through their music range from solemn and soulful to the downright silly.
       
 
 
Barrington Madrigal Singers
Medieval, Renaissance


Wearing period costumes, this high school choir from Illinois performs madrigals and holiday songs.
     Bassappella
World Music


Customarily an accompanying instrument, experience the full spectrum of electric bass, from Bach and Stevie Wonder to U2
      Scheduled Appearances: Dec 1. 12-2
 
 
Big Lunch
Americana


Big Lunch delights with a harmony-infused mix of folk, blues, rock, and pop favorites.
     Bill Baker Band
Country Blues


The band shows influences from across America's musical heritage in classic and original songs.
Scheduled Appearances: Nov 28. 12-2     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 10. 5-7, Dec 16. 5-7
 
 
Billy Coulter Duo
Acoustic Rock, Americana


Billy Coulter blurs the line between roots rock and power pop on his award-winning original songs.
     Billy Thompson with Eric Selby
Soul-Infused Gumbo


Billy Thompson serves up soulful vocals and world class guitar with percussionist Eric Selby.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 2. 12-2, Dec 18. 12-2     Scheduled Appearances: Nov 27. 5-7
 
 
Blue Panamuse
Blues, Swing


The band's sassy vocals and tasty licks bring a fresh approach to tunes from the Golden Age of Radio.
     Brass Connection Band
Good Time Music


The Washington Mystics' official house band brings its high energy, good time music to the Market.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 6. 2:30-4:30      
 
 
Bruce Hutton
Appalachian Folk, Blues


Singer and multi-instrumentalist Bruce Hutton brings American folk, blues, and swing traditions to life.
     The Bubbas
Acoustic Folk Rock


Elizabeth and Phil of the popular Lloyd Dobler Effect band perform an eclectic acoustic set. 
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 11. 2:30-4:30     Scheduled Appearances: Nov 29. 2:30-4:30
 
 
Christylez Bacon
Progressive Hip Hop


Christylez rhymes original stories while multi-tasking on djembe drum, guitar, and human beat-box.
     Cooking With Gas
Blues, Swing, Jazz


Cooking With Gas serves fine music featuring generous portions of blues seasoned with jazz, swing, gospel, and folk.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 20. 2:30-4:30     Scheduled Appearances: Nov 28. 2:30-4:30
 
 
Dave Chappell & Dave Hartge
Guitar Roots


Dave Chappell, one of the area's most respected musicians, plays blazing roots guitar with Dave Hartge.
     Denyse Pearson & Her Men of Distinction
Jazz Standards


Acclaimed jazz vocalist Denyse Pearson and her band present a sophisticated program of jazz standards.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 7. 12-2, Dec 14. 12-2, Dec 22. 12-2     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 6. 12-2, Dec 13. 12-2
 
 
Diana Quinn & Mike Wood
Retro Country


Diana & Mike of Honky Tonk Confidential mix humorous originals with classic country songs.
     DuPont Brass
Jazz, Classical, Holiday


Howard University music majors perform unique brass arrangements of jazz and holiday music.
      Scheduled Appearances: Dec 19. 5-7, Dec 23. 12-2
 
 
Esther Haynes & J. C. VeVe
Swing, Blues


The duo brings unique vocal styles and exciting guitar arrangements to vintage blues and swing.
     Fast Eddie & the Slowpokes
Blue-Eyed Soul


The Slowpokes' playlist is inspired by Chicago blues,West Coast Swing, Motown, and old rock 'n' roll.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 12. 2:30-4:30     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 19. 2:30-4:30
 
 
Flo Anito
Jazzy Pop


Classically-trained musician Flo Anito brings wry humor to her thought-provoking jazzy pop songs.
     Gina DeSimone & The Moaners
Swing, Blues


The Moaners feature chilling three-part harmonies in an eclectic mix of blues and swing tunes.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 12. 12-2, Dec 17. 12-2      
 
 
Gina DeSimone & Pat Quinn
Swing, Blues


Two women own the stage with their unforgettable vocal harmonies and prowess on guitar and bass.
     Hot Buttered Nuggets
Variety, Americana


This swinging trio features Doug Everton's amazing vocal mimicry of musical instruments.
Scheduled Appearances: Nov 30. 12-2     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 12. 5-7
 
 
Hot Club of DC
Gypsy Jazz


The ensemble celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli and its century of tradition.
     Ian Walters & Friends
Updated Classics


Ian and his talented crew deliver crowd-pleasing, soulful blues, rock, swing, and country tunes.
      Scheduled Appearances: Nov 28. 5-7, Dec 5. 2:30-4:30, Dec 15. 5-7, Dec 23. 5-7
 
 
Jackson & Oziel
Blues


The duo won the competition in 2014 and 2015 to represent the DC area in the International Blues Competition in Memphis.
     Janine Wilson & Max Evans
Acoustic Rock


Powerhouse vocalist Janine is accompanied by extraordinary guitarist Max on classic and original songs.
Scheduled Appearances: Nov 27. 2:30-4:30     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 11. 5-7
 
 
JEM Jazz
Hot Jazz, Blues, Country Swing


This all-star band of DC area musicians delivers hot jazz, blues, and country swing.
     Jim Stephanson
American Songbook


Acclaimed vocalist/guitarist Jim Stephanson presents songs from across the American musical landscape.
Scheduled Appearances: Nov 30. 5-7, Dec 8. 5-7     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 3. 12-2, Dec 9. 12-2
 
 
John G. Lewis & ElectroKoustic
Jazz, R&B


The band's rich jazz, R&B, and Brazilian arrangements feature guitar, synthesizer, flute, and drums.
     Jonny Grave
Slide Guitar


Jonny Grave's distinct musical style reflects the influence of the old masters of traditional blues.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 11. 12-2, Dec 23. 2:30-4:30     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 4. 2:30-4:30, Dec 22. 2:30-4:30
 
 
Judge Smith
Classic Rock


Judge Smith's arrangements of rock tunes feature distinctive vocal and instrumental harmonies.
     Junior Cline Duo
R&B, Soul


Popular musician and singer Jr. Cline performs his R&B soul with a rocking edge in a rare duo performance.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 2. 5-7     Scheduled Appearances: Nov 29. 5-7
 
 
Karen Collins & Backroads Band
Vintage Country


Backroads Band plays classic country boot scootin' two steps and buckle-polishing slow songs.
     King Street Bluegrass
Bluegrass


KSB delivers hot licks and vocal harmonies on bluegrass, country, rockabilly, and classic rock songs.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 5. 12-2     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 19. 12-2
 
 
Kiss and Ride
Blues, Jazz, Soul


Carly Harvey leads the ensemble on blues standards, originals, and bluesy arrangements of top 100 songs.
     Les Deux
Jazz


Vocalist Carly Harvey is featured in this duo performing classic jazz standards and stripped down blues.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 1. 5-7     Scheduled Appearances: Nov 29. 12-2
 
 
Lilt
Irish, Step Dancers


Lilt plays captivating Irish jigs, reels, and hornpipes, with spirited step-dancers adding to the excitement.
     Los Caribbeat
Carribean


Los Caribbeats delivers exciting Caribbean rhythms, Afro-beats, and jazz.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 13. 2:30-4:30     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 6. 5-7
 
 
The Lovejoy Group
Holiday Jazz


Vocalist Karen Lovejoy fronts this versatile ensemble serving up jazz, blues, and Latin rhythms.
     Music Pilgrim Trio
Klezmer, Jazz, World


This trio of virtuoso musicians improvise on diverse jazz, klezmer, Russian, and Latin-American music styles.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 13. 5-7     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 20. 12-2
 
 
Nina Casey
Blues, Jazz


Vocalist Nina Casey brings energy and passion to American standards ranging from sweet to visceral blues.
     Patty Reese
Acoustic Roots


Patty Reese brings her soulful voice to award-winning originals and songs from America's roots.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 4. 12-2     Scheduled Appearances: Nov 27. 12-2, Dec 10. 12-2, Dec 15. 12-2
 
 
Project Natale
Jazz


Project Natale plays exciting, creative arrangements of traditional and original jazz compositions.
     Ready, Set, Go!
Jazz


Faculty from the Levine School of Music and the Hill School join to present jazz standards and more.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 5. 5-7     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 21. 2:30-4:30
 
 
Ron Scott & Ira Gitlin
Rockabilly


Ron and Ira deliver red-hot rockabilly and vintage honky-tonk and country tunes.
     Runakuna
Andean Traditions


Playing panpipes and other traditional instruments, Runakuna's music transports audiences to the Andes.
      Scheduled Appearances: Dec 7. 5-7
 
 
Seth Kibel & Sean Lane
Jazzy Holiday


Both master musicians, Seth on woodwinds and Sean on piano infuse jazz into classic holiday tunes.
     Snakehead Run
Jug Band


Snakehead Run plays the infectious, driving blues and jug band music of old-time acoustic string bands.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 3. 5-7     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 17. 5-7
 
 
Stacy Brooks Band
Blues


Blues diva Stacy Brooks dazzles with her powerhouse, honey-toned vocals and engaging personality.
     Sub-Radio Standard
Acoustic Pop Rock


Sub-Radio Standard brings vocal harmonies, layered guitars, and an irresistible rhythm section to acoustic pop rock.
      Scheduled Appearances: Dec 22. 5-7
 
 
Surf Jaguars
Surf, Classic Rock


This fun band jams the surf and classic rock tunes of carefree days and summer breezes.
     The Sweater Set
Folk Folk


The duo navigates the ironies of life, accompanying gorgeous harmonies on an array of instruments.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 21. 5-7     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 18. 5-7
 
 
Sweet Yonder
Progressive Bluegrass


Five women join voices and instruments in a unique, soulful exploration of bluegrass and beyond.
     Vox Pop
Contemporary A Cappella


This mixed-voiced vocal band brings soulful melodies, tight harmonies, and a beat that can't be denied.
       
 
 
Wylder
Folk Pop


Wylder’s eclectic folk-pop arrangements fuse melodic pop elements with a fresh, acoustic sound.
     
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 14. 5-7