Who doesn't like jamming along to their favorite tunes? Don't deny it. That was you singing along during your workout and in the shower too. It's OK. We aren't Simon Cowell. We don't judge.
Many listen to MP3s, satellite radio or even – gasp – CDs, but nothing beats seeing your favorite performers and bands live in concert. For music fans of every genre, Washington, D.C. has a treasure trove of musical venues boasting big name artists along with up and coming ones on the brink of fame.
For those who are ready to rock, try the 9:30 Club or Black Cat. If you are looking to get lost in jazz, Blues Alley or Bohemian Caverns are both great choices. Most of these venues offer first-come, first-serve seating so if you want to get close to your favorite singer or band, come early and be ready to wait.
The best part about these venues is they are mainly small and intimate. It won't be like going to Nationals Park, paying a huge sum of money and sitting in the nose bleed section. You will actually get to see artists up close and personal. So get ready to help your favorite singer hit their high note – or at least just sing along with them – at these top D.C. venues.