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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 talented guitarist Jeff Clair.
     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 Hartage
Guitar Roots


Dave Chappell, one of the area's most respected musicians, plays blazing roots guitar with Dave Hartage.
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
Honky Tonk, 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
Jazz, Americana


This swinging quartet features Doug Everton's amazing vocal mimicry of musical instruments.
     Ian Walters & Friends
Updated Classics


Ian and his talented crew deliver crowd-pleasing, soulful blues, rock, swing, and country tunes.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 14. 5-7     Scheduled Appearances: Nov 29. 5-7, Dec 5. 5-7, Dec 12. 2:30-4:30, Dec 23. 5-7
 
 
Janine Wilson & Max Evans
Acoustic Rock


Powerhouse vocalist Janine is accompanied by extraordinary guitarist Max on classic and original songs.
     Jim Stephanson
American Songbook


Acclaimed vocalist/guitarist Jim Stephanson presents songs from across the American musical landscape.
Scheduled Appearances: Dec 16. 5-7     Scheduled Appearances: Dec 5. 2:30-4:30, Dec 12. 12-2, Dec 22. 2:30-4:30