FEB 23 / 9 PM THE WOODSHEDDERS W/ HERB & HANSON
"The Woodshedders are an Indie Roots Rock band boasting four all-original studio albums and performances at hundreds of festivals and shows. (They) bring lyricism and musicality to fun, danceable shows that swerve through Honky-Tonk, Gypsy, Appalachian, and Vintage Rock n' Roll, often in the same song." Learn More
American roots duo Herb & Hanson features two songwriters expressing themselves with little more than a guitar, a mandolin and their respective voices. Incorporating the blues styles of both Piedmont and Delta regions...and the Ragtime bounce of America's oldest cities into their songwriting and live shows, this prodigious pair seeks to relay these traditions in a contemporary way for their audience to ruminate.
FEB 24 / 8 PM THE GYPSY RAMBLERS W/ THE OUTPATIENTS
The Gypsy Ramblers, are a five-piece band who play a blend of gypsy, jazz, 'dawg', and blues music. The repertoire is a mix of instrumental and vocal songs, more than half of which is original material written by the band. They will be releasing their newest CD, which was recorded at Opera House Live itself, sharing the stage with The Outpatients.
The Outpatients have been rocking DC/NoVa/Shepherdstown since the early 90's. Original & eclectic cover tunes make a special repertoire of "acoustic mayhem."
MAR 3 / 9PM BETTER OFF DEAD
Better Off Dead is more than a “tribute band.” We come at the music collected and lovingly reimagined by The Grateful Dead and The Jerry Garcia Band with the same sense of discovery, care, and exploration as our heroes. The songs we play—all music associated with the Dead or Garcia in one form or another—come from a beautiful American lineage: blues, country, jazz, rock, and soul. Learn More
MAR 30 / 9PM BROCCOLI SAMURAI W/ FRIENDS
Broccoli Samurai has sculpted a unique blend of their own sound, making something fresh in the scene. The band has been thrilling audiences across the nation, winning them a massive and fiercely loyal fan base, with their synth-laden progressive electronica sound fused with soulful hints of funk and jazz. Eager fans pack dance floors and festival sets, waiting to get lost in the band's ambient soundscapes, anticipating every note that will force them to move with reckless abandon.
APR 11 / 8PM PRISON BOOK CLUB - REUNION TOUR
Prison Book Club is a back-to-basics rock 'n roll band from Shepherdstown, West Virginia. With roots planted in and informed by the distinctly down-and-out characters of songwriting through the ages...Prison Book Club combines a steady range of thoughtful songs, loud-and-proud guitars, and a do-it-your-damn-self ethos. This will be the first show on their reunion and album re-release tour!
APR 21 / 9PM THE LAST REWIND W/ FROM THE VAULT
The Last Rewind is Washington DC's tribute to Phish. The band features an all-star lineup of area musicians who bring precision to Phish's compositions, high energy jamming, and lots of setlist shenanigans. In classic Phish style, the band will perform two sets and an encore.
From The Vault will open the show with a set of early years-Grateful Dead. Come pay tribute to the two titans of the jamband community April 21, all for only $10!
APR 27 / 9PM MAD TEA PARTY PRE-PARTY, LITZ W/ OF TOMORROW
LITZ brings together a wide array of musical influences ranging from funk, jam, go-go, soul, electronica and just about everywhere in-between to amalgamate a new sound for the ears of the world. Their sound strides to sonically transport it's listeners to another planet free of the stress, struggles, and tribulations of modern day life through the use of funky horn riffs, wah-wah keys, pounding bass, driving/progressive rhythms and melt your face guitar. LITZ will be sharing the stage with Of Tomorrow. $12 / Advanced, $15 / Doors.
MAY 11 / 9PM BUMPIN UGLIES
For nearly a decade now, Bumpin Uglies have been playing their brand of groove-heavy jams – a curiously fun mix of ska, Reggae and good ole’ punk rock – all while putting strong lyrics at the forefront of the music. With a wildly infectious sound, tattoo-worthy lyrics and an itch to take their music to the masses, the band piled into the van years ago and have rarely seen home since.