Del Ray Music Festival

Del Ray Music Festival 13th Annual Del Ray Music Festival www.thedelraymusicfestival.com DATE: Sunday June 28, 2020 Location: Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria Virginia Del Ray Music Festival is a 100% volunteer organized free event for our wonderful neighborhood of Del Ray!
Del Ray Music Festival is proud to highlight local music and a chance to celebrate summer with your friends and neighbors. As Always Del Ray Music Festival is A Free Event
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Rich diversity and live music, Del Ray Music Fest has always been a celebration of local talent, demonstrating what an exciting music community we have right here in the D.C. area. Local musicians will perform on two stages from 3pm-8pm on July 22nd in the heart of Del Ray. Del Ray's independently owned restaurants will host beer gardens offering great food and brews all day. Del Ray Music Festival is proud to highlight local music and a chance to celebrate summer with your friends and neighbors. As Always Del Ray Music Festival is A Free Event

Mission: Our mission is to highlight, support, and showcase the local musical talent that is alive and well in DC, MD, and VA.

Last and certainly not least, meet 😊+ nod.Smile and Nod is an all girl indie band from the DMV. Inspired by artists like...
07/01/2019

Last and certainly not least, meet 😊+ nod.

Smile and Nod is an all girl indie band from the DMV. Inspired by artists like Tacocat, Snail Mail, and Courtney Barnett, the band combines the sounds of surf and indie rock to create a unique sound through covers and originals.

We'll see you on the 13th!

We're coming down the home stretch.Everyone, meet Rok Tati!Rock/soul/blues band based in Alexandria, VA. 6 experienced m...
07/01/2019

We're coming down the home stretch.

Everyone, meet Rok Tati!

Rock/soul/blues band based in Alexandria, VA. 6 experienced musicians ready to take Dad Rock to another level.

Appearing live at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square on July 13th at 4:40......Betamax!
06/30/2019

Appearing live at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square on July 13th at 4:40......Betamax!

Ladies and gentlemen, it's Most Savage Gentlemen!4 gentlemen with a passion for music and a savage good time.  4 Multi-i...
06/30/2019

Ladies and gentlemen, it's Most Savage Gentlemen!

4 gentlemen with a passion for music and a savage good time. 4 Multi-instrumentalists with different backgrounds and tastes in music that creates a blend of Rock, Pop, Blues, Funk, Folk, Hip Hop, Reggae and DC G0-Go... Weird, huh? Not only do we make it work, we make sure you’re dancing the whole time. 4 writers and singers that gives MSG a diverse range in original music and tight, haunting harmonies to fill the soul. 4 of us together, to create Most Savage Gentlemen.

Next up is Hanoi Ragmen!!!Hanoi Ragmen is an alternative rock band from Alexandria Virginia, playing at venues in the D....
06/30/2019

Next up is Hanoi Ragmen!!!

Hanoi Ragmen is an alternative rock band from Alexandria Virginia, playing at venues in the D.C metro area such as The Evening Star, The Pinch, The Birchmere, and Union Stage. Though their host of eclectic inspirations range from jazz to metal, with influences like Queens of the Stone Age, Herbie Hancock, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and The Doors, their goal when writing music is to not be bound by a specific genre - just to make something that has both depth, and accessibility, regardless of form.
About two years ago the band formed and began to write original music for a small EP which was recorded by Jack Kilby at Crab Shack Music, and produced by Tom Phillips of “While Heaven Wept” and Rick Irby. The current band lineup is as follows:

Gabe Harr: Rhythm guitar, lead vocals
Max Powell: Lead guitar, backup vocals
Beck Moniz: Bass, backup vocals
Shaan Shuster: Keyboard
Nathan Argust: Drums

They are currently in the process of writing new material and bettering the old to record a full length album this summer.

We're 2 weeks out!!!! Here are the set times and locations:Pat Miller Square Stage:3:00 – 3:40pm –     Most Savage Gentl...
06/30/2019

We're 2 weeks out!!!! Here are the set times and locations:

Pat Miller Square Stage:

3:00 – 3:40pm – Most Savage Gentlemen
3:50 – 4:30pm - Lacklustre
4:40 – 5:20pm - BETAMAX
5:30 – 6:40pm – Feel Free
7pm – 8:30pm – RDGLDGRN

Mt Vernon Avenue Stage:

3:00pm – 3:30pm – Smile and Nod
3:40pm – 4:20pm – Rok Tati
4:30pm – 5:30pm – Hanoi Ragmen
5:40pm – 7:00pm – Jack Kilby and The Front Line

Del Ray Music Festival's cover photo
06/27/2019

Del Ray Music Festival's cover photo

Meet Lacklustre!Lacklustre, self described as “Northern Virginia’s Most Okayest Band”, brings a sound that blends their ...
06/27/2019

Meet Lacklustre!

Lacklustre, self described as “Northern Virginia’s Most Okayest Band”, brings a sound that blends their influences of Americana, Punk, Garage Rock, and Classic Country resulting in a mashup best described as, well, Rock & Roll. Relative newcomers on the Alexandria music scene, their shows combine original tracks with their rowdy interpretations of both well known and more obscure covers.
Lacklustre began as a brown liquor inspired conversation between band mates Tim Barnett and Gary Cantrell around the dying embers of a campfire in December 2014. For nearly three years, the “band” served merely as an excuse to gather friends at the neighborhood watering hole to debate such things as the proper length of shag carpet and the appropriate barbarian scene that would adorn their band van once they stormed the scene.
While Tim and Gary were talking up their fictional band around the neighborhood, Sam Jones and James Barnes were actually making music and honing their skills in a local punk rock band. After the unfortunate and pre-mature breakup of their band, Sam and James, wanting to keep on rocking, reached out to Tim and Gary to join forces and finally bring Lacklustre from concept to reality.
Following three years of word-of-mouth promotion, Lacklustre made their much anticipated (but never expected) debut in November 2017 with a short 4-song set before a charged crowd at The No.9 Lounge. The lads managed to successfully clear the low bar that their name was designed to invoke and the crowd was left wanting more. Since the debut, the guys have not slowed down and can be frequently seen rocking their ever expanding set around Alexandria’s Del Ray neighborhood. You can follow them and check out their sound on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter: @lacklustreband.

Everyone, meet FeelFree!Formed in 2010 in Alexandria, VA on the outskirts of Washington D.C., FeelFree’s smooth sound in...
06/24/2019

Everyone, meet FeelFree!

Formed in 2010 in Alexandria, VA on the outskirts of Washington D.C., FeelFree’s smooth sound incorporates hard hitting horn lines, tasteful guitar work, and memorable melodies. They independently released their third album "Define the Free" in July of 2018 after premiering their single "Lonely Life" with critically acclaimed Rootfire Cooperative. The album would go on to win Best Reggae Album of 2018 at Washington D.C.’s 31st annual Wammie Awards.
The roots of FeelFree were first laid in 2004 when Andrew Pfeiffer (vocals/guitar/trombone), Evan Hulehan (guitars/vocals/production), and Bryan Frank (drums) began playing music together while enrolled in George Washington Middle School in Alexandria, VA. After adding Garrett Clausen on bass/vocals/saxophone and Colin Cantfil on trumpet in 2010, FeelFree was officially formed. The band immediately began releasing songs on the internet over the course of 2010-2013 resulting in two albums worth of material: In The Hills (2012) and The Ebb Tide EP (2013). Word about FeelFree’s explosive live show began spreading throughout the mid-Atlantic region creating an underground buzz landing them on stages like D.C.’s 930 Club and Baltimore’s Soundstage among others.

Order a hard copy of FeelFree's latest album, Define the Free: https://bit.ly/2Ij6OXr

Our 2nd installment of Meet The Bands features Jack Kilby and the Front Line!Jack Kilby is a drummer, bandleader, and re...
06/21/2019

Our 2nd installment of Meet The Bands features Jack Kilby and the Front Line!

Jack Kilby is a drummer, bandleader, and recording engineer from Alexandria, Virginia. His sextet, Jack Kilby and the Front Line, recently released their two volume debut album, ‘Love Is A Song Anyone Can Sing’ which won Washington D.C.’s 2019 Wammie Award for “Best Jazz Album” and charted as high as #2 on the NACC and RMR Top Jazz charts for over 17 weeks. "What Jack Kilby has managed to accomplish is release a work that caught my attention from the first note on track one and held it throughout all twenty-one songs. Kilby and his “ensemble" of musicians deliver a hard pounding at times, melodic at times and at all times wonderful collection of well-orchestrated work," Paul Wilson, Audiophile Review.

It's time to meet the bands! First up, RDGLDGRN!With a distinctive Go-Go drumbeat native to Washington D.C. serving as t...
06/18/2019

It's time to meet the bands! First up, RDGLDGRN!

With a distinctive Go-Go drumbeat native to Washington D.C. serving as the backbone, RDGLDGRN (pronounced RDGLDGRN) takes hip-hop infused punk and indie rock and forges a new sound that is both deeply rooted in DC’s sonic landscape, and transcends it.

Comprised of three members who identify as Red, Gold, and Green, RDGLDGRN began making music in their basement studio, drawing from a diverse pool of influences like Bob Marley, The Beatles, Chuck Brown, Vampire Weekend, Outkast, The Neptunes, and Bad Brains. The result, as HipHopDX put it, is band that melds both rap and rock “without falling short of either.”

RDGLDGRN initially gained widespread recognition after self-releasing the song, “I Love Lamp,” on YouTube, amassing over 100,000 views over just a few weeks and winning the attention of notable industry figures and tastemakers, including renowned producer Kevin Augunas, who signed the group to Fairfax Recordings and produced their debut album.

Recording that album would find them collaborating at length Dave Grohl, who not only shares a hometown with the group, but who decades before had recorded “Nevermind” with Nirvana in the same Sound City Studio where he would provide the drums for the entire RDGLDGRN LP.

The band also collaborated with the legendary genre-bending artist, producer, and designer, Pharrell Williams, who co-wrote and co-produced the standout track “Doing the Most,” which showcases the breadth of the group’s capabilities and their willingness to defy convention.

Along the way, RDGLDGRN have established themselves as a must-see live act, delivering eclectic and high-energy performances alongside Outkast, The Killers, Talib Kweli, 311 and AWOLNation. They’ve performed across the United States and Europe, playing the Irving Plaza in NYC, El Rey Theater in Los Angeles, Merriwether Post Pavilion in Maryland, Alexandra Palace in London, and Berlin Arena in Germany, as well as selling out U-Street Music Hall in front of their hometown DC crowd.

RDGLDGRN’s upcoming album promises an evolution in their sound as the group suffuses its genre-bending musicality with a sly wit, honesty, and truly global worldview. With their first single, “No Pixar,” RDGLDGRN confronts the trials of forging their own path and establishing their own sense of identity and morality—a move that not only has The Source calling RDGLDGRN “the rap game’s Disney,” but signals the band’s willingness to step into the void. Not content to be the product of their myriad influences, RDGLDGRN continues to stake their claim as the new musical vanguard.

ANNOUNCING THE LINEUP FOR THE 2019 DEL RAY MUSIC FESTIVAL!!!!RDGLDGRNFeelFreeJack Kilby and the Front LineBetamaxHanoi R...
05/13/2019

ANNOUNCING THE LINEUP FOR THE 2019 DEL RAY MUSIC FESTIVAL!!!!

RDGLDGRN
FeelFree
Jack Kilby and the Front Line
Betamax
Hanoi Ragmen
Smile and Nod
Lacklustre
Rok Tati
Most Savage Gentlemen

STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS. SEE YOU ON THE AVENUE ON JULY 13TH!

Come and see TWO of the bands performing at the festival this summer: Lacklustre and Hanoi Ragmen!See you all tomorrow a...
05/09/2019

Come and see TWO of the bands performing at the festival this summer: Lacklustre and Hanoi Ragmen!

See you all tomorrow at the Number 9 Lounge/Evening Star Cafe for the Friends of ROAM benefit concert! Please share this post and bring your friends, family, neighbors...lots of amazing bands for all to enjoy!! 6pm - 11pm. No cover, but suggested donation at the door.

See you all tomorrow at the Number 9 Lounge/Evening Star Cafe for the Friends of ROAM benefit concert! Please share this post and bring your friends, family, neighbors...lots of amazing bands for all to enjoy!! 6pm - 11pm. No cover, but suggested donation at the door.

Tomorrow! 🍺 ⭐️🍺⭐️🍺
07/14/2018

Tomorrow! 🍺 ⭐️🍺⭐️🍺

Del Ray Patch
07/10/2018
Del Ray Patch

Del Ray Patch

Get ready for the Del Ray Music Festival this weekend with this handy guide.

This Saturday from 3-8pm!
07/09/2018
Visit Del Ray

This Saturday from 3-8pm!

Congrats to FeelFree on their new album, Define the Free! The band -- together since their days at George Washington Middle School -- returns to their old neighborhood on Saturday for the Del Ray Music Festival; catch them at 7:10 p.m. at the Bean Creative stage. Full festival line-up at www.thedelraymusicfestival.com. #VisitDelRay

Del Ray Music Festival's cover photo
06/26/2018

Del Ray Music Festival's cover photo

Visit Del Ray
07/24/2017

Visit Del Ray

THANK YOU to John Patrick, Ellen Patrick, and all the sponsors, volunteers, restaurants, bands, brewers, and everyone who braved the rain and made the Del Ray Music Festival 2017 - 10th Annual such a success despite the weather! Special thanks our main stage sponsors, Bobi Bomar's Homes of Alexandria | Del Ray Real Estate Done Right and The Jen Walker Team. Follow Del Ray Music Festival for updates on '18! #VisitDelRay #delraymusicfestival

07/23/2017

We will be recapping and posting pictures in the next week or so. Thanks to all participating restaurants, the bands and Visit Del Ray. You are all amazing...🍍

07/23/2017

We are shutting down...Thanks everyone who braved the rain and stuck this out! See you next year!

07/22/2017

UPDATE: ASAP we are having 2 bands! (some) Beer Gardens are still up and running. Get here now. Pat Miller Sq Wanted Man / Bean Creative Stage: FeelFree

07/22/2017

Looks like we may get a break in the rain. We are partying. Come down. We will update if / when a band get back up. And thanks to everyone who hung out through the weather!

The hardcore are still hanging. Beer gardens (some) are still operating!
07/22/2017

The hardcore are still hanging. Beer gardens (some) are still operating!

07/22/2017

We are in rain delay. As soon as we have any information we will pass it along.

07/22/2017

It's back on! 57 minute delay. Head down!!

07/22/2017

ATTENTION: All restaurants are in the process of resetting up their beer gardens and will be operational ASAP / case by case. We are anticipating music to start in about 20 minutes

07/22/2017

Temperature cooling off nicely but we are in about and hour rain delay. Will update with more information ASAP

The calm before the "storm"
07/22/2017

The calm before the "storm"

Huge thanks to ALDI USA on Monroe Ave for donating 96 cases of water for the festival! All proceeds go to the Carpenter'...
07/22/2017

Huge thanks to ALDI USA on Monroe Ave for donating 96 cases of water for the festival! All proceeds go to the Carpenter's Shelter of Alexandria.

Attention all festival goers! Please feel free to bring lawn chairs and blankets so you can get comfortable watching the...
07/21/2017

Attention all festival goers! Please feel free to bring lawn chairs and blankets so you can get comfortable watching the performances tomorrow!

Tune your TV to WUSA 9 tomorrow morning at 9AM sharp! Great Day Washington will be featuring Del Ray Music Festival on t...
07/21/2017

Tune your TV to WUSA 9 tomorrow morning at 9AM sharp! Great Day Washington will be featuring Del Ray Music Festival on their "Where to Wonder" segment.

Jack Kilby & the Front Line
07/20/2017

Jack Kilby & the Front Line

The Front Line

Catch us at the Del Ray Music Festival this Saturday at 4:50pm! Bean Creative Stage.

FeelFree
07/20/2017

FeelFree

This Saturday, we're back at the Del Ray Music Festival for the first time since 2012! Come check us out at 5:45 on the "Bean Creative" stage

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Alexandria, VA
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The music band was acceptable.
Great fun!
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Unfortunately it's supposed to be near a hundred degree's so I've changed my mind.
We need live music in Delray on Fri and Sat nights year round to keep local music lovers at home