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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.

21 Gessford Court
Jazz, Light Rock


A talented ensemble from the "21st at 21" jam sessions perform jazz standards and light rock.
     Afro Nuevo
Latin Jazz


Afro Nuevo performs Latin jazz, cha-cha, guajira, son, and salsa with an Afro-Cuban influenced beat.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 11. 12-2     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 14. 12-2
 
 
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: Nov 30. 2:30-4:30     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 12. 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.
Scheduled Appearances: Nov 28. 5-7     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 9. 5-7
 
 
Bill Baker Band
Country Blues


The band shows influences from across America's musical heritage in classic and original songs.
     Billy Coulter Trio
Acoustic Rock, Americana


Billy Coulter blurs the line between roots rock and power pop on his award-winning original songs.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 18. 5-7, Dec 23. 12-2     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 2. 5-7
 
 
Billy Thompson with Eric Selby
Soul-Infused Gumbo


Billy Thompson serves up soulful vocals and world class guitar with percussionist Eric Selby.
     Blue Panamuse
Blues, Swing


The band's sassy vocals and tasty licks bring a fresh approach to tunes from the Golden Age of Radio.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 20. 12-2     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 6. 2:30-4:30
 
 
Brass Connection Band
Good Time Music


The Washington Mystics' official house band brings its high energy, good time music to the Market.
     Bruce Hutton
American Traditions


Singer and multi-instrumentalist Bruce Hutton brings American folk, blues, and swing traditions to life.
Scheduled Appearances: Nov 29. 2:30-4:30, Dec 22. 12-2     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 16. 12-2
 
 
Christylez Bacon
Progressive Hip Hop


Christylez rhymes original stories while multi-tasking on djembe drum, guitar, and human beat-box.
     Dave Chappell & Dave Hartge
Guitar Roots


Dave Chappell, one of the area's most respected musicians, plays blazing roots guitar with Dave Hartge.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 21. 2:30-4:30     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 2. 12-2, Dec 10. 12-2
 
 
Denyse Pearson & Her Men of Distinction
Jazz Standards


Acclaimed jazz vocalist Denyse Pearson and her band present a sophisticated program of jazz standards.
     Diana Quinn & Mike Wood
Retro Country


Diana & Mike of Honky Tonk Confidential mix humorous originals with classic country songs.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 21. 12-2     Scheduled Appearances: Nov 29. 12-2
 
 
DuPont Brass
Jazz, Holiday


Howard University music majors perform unique brass arrangements of jazz and holiday music.
     Elizabeth & Phil of Lloyd Dobbler Effect
Acoustic Folk Rock


Two members of the popular Lloyd Dobbler Effect rock band perform an eclectic acoustic set. 
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 19. 12-2, Dec 23. 2:30-4:30     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 1. 5-7, Dec 7. 2:30-4:30
 
 
Fast Eddie & the Slowpokes
Blue-Eyed Soul


The Slowpokes' playlist is inspired by Chicago blues,West Coast Swing, Motown, and old rock 'n' roll.
     Flo Anito
Jazzy Pop


Classically-trained musician Flo Anito brings wry humor to her thought-provoking jazzy pop songs.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 13. 2:30-4:30     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 5. 12-2, Dec 15. 12-2
 
 
Gina DeSimone & The Moaners
Swing, Blues


The Moaners feature chilling three-part harmonies in an eclectic mix of blues and swing tunes.
     Gina DeSimone & Pat Quinn
Swing, Blues


Two women own the stage with their unforgettable vocal harmonies and prowess on guitar and bass.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 21. 5-7     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 17. 12-2
 
 
Hot Buttered Nuggets
Variety, Americana


This swinging trio features Doug Everton's amazing vocal mimicry of musical instruments.
     Hot Club of DC
Gypsy Jazz


The ensemble celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli and its century of tradition.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 14. 5-7     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 11. 5-7
 
 
Ian Walters & Friends
Updated Classics


Ian and his talented crew deliver crowd-pleasing, soulful blues, rock, swing, and country tunes.
     Janine Wilson & Max Evans
Acoustic Rock


Powerhouse vocalist Janine is accompanied by extraordinary guitarist Max on classic and original songs.
Scheduled Appearances: Nov 29. 5-7, Dec 5. 5-7, Dec 12. 2:30-4:30, Dec 23. 5-7     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 16. 5-7
 
 
Jim Stephanson
American Songbook


Acclaimed vocalist/guitarist Jim Stephanson presents songs from across the American musical landscape.
     John G. Lewis & ElectroKoustic
Jazz, R&B


The band's rich jazz, R&B, and Brazilian arrangements feature guitar, synthesizer, flute, and drums.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 5. 2:30-4:30, Dec 12. 12-2, Dec 22. 2:30-4:30     Scheduled Appearances: Nov 28. 12-2
 
 
Jonny Grave
Slide Guitar


Jonny Grave's distinct musical style reflects the influence of the old masters of traditional blues.
     Judge Smith
Classic Rock


Judge Smith's arrangements of rock tunes feature distinctive vocal and instrumental harmonies.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 3. 12-2     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 20. 5-7
 
 
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.
     Karen Collins & Backroads Band
Vintage Country


Backroads Band plays classic country boot scootin' two steps and buckle-polishing slow songs.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 10. 5-7     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 13. 12-2
 
 
King Street Bluegrass
Bluegrass


KSB delivers hot licks and vocal harmonies on bluegrass, country, rockabilly, and classic rock songs.
     Kiss and Ride
Blues, Jazz, Soul


Carly Harvy leads the ensemble on blues standards, originals, and bluesy arrangements of top 100 songs.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 4. 5-7     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 22. 5-7
 
 
Les Deux
Jazz


Vocalist Carly Harvy is featured in this duo performing classic jazz standards and stripped down blues.
     Lilt
Irish, Step Dancers


Lilt plays captivating Irish jigs, reels, and hornpipes, with spirited step-dancers adding to the excitement.
Scheduled Appearances: Nov 28. 2:30-4:30     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 20. 2:30-4:30
 
 
Muisic Pilgrim Trio
Klezmer, Jazz, World


This trio of virtuoso musicians improvise on diverse jazz, klezmer, Russian, and Latin-American music styles.
     O Street Band
Americana


The O Street Band serves up a harmony-infused mix of folk, blues, rock, and pop favorites.
Scheduled Appearances: Nov 30. 5-7     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 6. 12-2
 
 
Patty Reese
Acoustic Roots


Patty Reese brings her soulful voice to award-winning originals and songs from America's roots.
     Project Natale
Jazz


Project Natale plays exciting, creative arrangements of traditional and original jazz compositions.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 8. 12-2, Dec 18. 12-2     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 14. 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 1. 12-2     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 8. 5-7
 
 
Seth Kibel & Sean Lane
Jazzy Holiday


Both master musicians, Seth on woodwinds and Sean on piano infuse jazz into classic holiday tunes.
     Sheryl Sears Trio
Smooth Blues, Jazz


Sheryl Sears brings her sultry voice to unique interpretations of blues and jazz classics.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 3. 5-7     Scheduled Appearances: Nov 30. 12-2
 
 
Snakehead Run
Jug Band


Snakehead Run plays the infectious, driving blues and jug band music of old-time acoustic string bands.
     Sow It Goes
Celtic, Jazz Fusion


Insightful lyrics, riveting riffs between harp and guitar, and intricate drum rhythms combine in an enthralling sound.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 17. 5-7     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 4. 12-2
 
 
Stacy Brooks Band
Blues


Blues diva Stacy Brooks dazzles with her powerhouse, honey-toned vocals and engaging personality.
     Sweet Yonder
Progressive Bluegrass


Five women join voices and instruments in a unique, soulful exploration of bluegrass and beyond.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 6. 5-7     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 13. 5-7
 
 
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.
     The Lovejoy Group
Holiday Jazz


Vocalist Karen Lovejoy fronts this versatile ensemble serving up jazz, blues, and Latin rhythms.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 7. 12-2     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 7. 5-7
 
 
The Sweater Set
Folk Folk


The duo navigates the ironies of life, accompanying gorgeous harmonies on an array of instruments.
     Twin Arch Duo
Jazz


These master musicians improvise jazz and holiday standards on saxophone, oboe, and guitar.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 19. 5-7     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 9. 12-2
 
 
Vox Pop
Contemporary A Cappella


This mixed-voiced vocal band brings soulful melodies, tight harmonies, and a beat that can't be denied.
     
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 15. 5-7