In Washington at the Pearl Street Warehouse in the Wharf District, let the good times roll with Mid-Summer Mardi Gras featuring the Naptown Brass Band on July 6, and New Orleans Night with Sweet Crude and Big Boy Brass on July 13.  See the full lineup at pearlstreetwarehouse.com.

Old Town Warrenton, Virginia is a hot spot for live music, presented by the Gloria Faye Dingus Music Alliance at 92 Main Street.  Hear The Keel Brothers on July 13 and Minks Miracle Medicine on July 19.

On Saturday, August 10, the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress will hold its first Bluegrass Jam, part of its Summer Music Jams series. Dudley Connell and Akira Otsuka will co-host the event, and the Center will offer a visit to its Folklife Reading Room. This event also is from 2 to 4 pm in the Veterans History Information Center (right next door to the Folklife Reading Room).

The inaugural Lucketts Bluegrass Festival is scheduled for September 14.  Headliners include The Grascals, Michael Cleveland and  Flamekeeper, The Hillbilly Gypsies, and Man about a Horse.  Read more at festival.luckettsbluegrass.org.

Summer is the time for bluegrass festivals!  Check our festival roundup for events in your area.