Having attended Thievery Corporation’s last concert in DC in August 2011 I can promise you this will be a show that you won’t soon forget! Last year Chuck Brown (his recent passing was a great loss for DC) was on hand to perform a song or two with Eric and Rob, as well as “See I” with their self-described “unique blend of classic roots reggae with a good blend of funk and soul.” I highly recommend checking out some samples of Thievery Corporation, See I, Gogol Bordello, Michael Franti & Spearhead and then getting your ticket. It will be an all day event, and at this bargain price, one you won’t want to miss!
I’ll be covering this event, and will of course be posting some great photos on Thinksoul25 when all is said and done. I hope to see you there!
Here’s The Press Release:
Thievery Corporation Announces Massive Concert Event
In Washington, DC On September 15 @ The Fairgrounds
With Special Guests Gogol Bordello And Michael Franti & Spearhead
1299 Half Street, SE / $59 Available Only Through LivingSocial
August 14, 2012, Washington, DC – International recording artists Thievery Corporation announced today they will headline an all-day music event at The Fairgrounds in Washington, DC on Saturday September 15, 2012. Joining the full Thievery Corporation live band for their own sets will be special guests Gogol Bordello and Michael Franti & Spearhead.
“Gogol and Franti are artists we’re really excited to play with,” Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation said. “We’ve seen both bands at different festivals over the years, but it will be great to share a stage in DC and bring all this great music to our home town.”
The Fairgrounds, located at 1299 Half Street, SE, immediately adjacent to Nationals Stadium, has hosted “The Bullpen” for Nationals games, and a number of other unique outdoor events like Truckeroo. This will be the first full-day concert featuring the main stage, a side stage of DJs and local artists as well as food trucks, vendors and artist installations throughout the venue.
“We’re always looking for a really fun outdoor place to play in DC, “ Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation said. “The Fairgrounds is a unique space that has a ton of cool features with all the artists and food trucks. We’re looking forward to a day of great music and entertainment.”
Georgetown Events manages The Fairgrounds and is partnering with Thievery Corporation and Pick-Up Productions to produce this highly anticipated event.
Tickets for the event go on sale exclusively through LivingSocial (www.livingsocial.com) on Friday, August 10, 2012. The price per ticket is $59 including all taxes, fees and surcharges.