Local music madness is taking DC by storm this weekend. If you've been wishing you could get out and see bands, but never have the time, then hark, I say- keep tuned to this site! Taste of Bethesda, the Takoma Park Street Festival and much more are all coming up: live music day and night and, for the most part, free to boot. First up is the STPP Festival which begins Friday. Many thanks to event volunteer Mary Frances Powell for the low down on this event:
"The main point is to raise awareness of DC's music scene. Friday, October 5th, all bands playing the festival will be from DC. On Saturday and Sunday there will be a mix of local and non-local talent. All of the bands are up and coming; a few we expect to make it really big in the next year. Our main purpose is to get people together to listen to great music and learn about all the bands. The majority of it is free. Some of the places that have allowed us to host bands are: The Black Squirrel, Comet Ping Pong, The Velvet Lounge, The Codmother, Zoo Bar, and Nanny O'Briens to name a few. All the venues are walkable, so you can go to Cleveland Park, then hit up Adams Morgan before making your way to U St. This is DC's biggest musical festival."
By the way I got an email from Ben Eiserike today on this very subject. His band Club Scout is just one example of what's in store. Check it out.