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Mahalia

9:30 Club 815 V St. NW, Washington, DC

One of the fastest up-and-comers in R&B, Mahalia brings the smooth, heartfelt sound of her 2022 EP Letter To Ur Ex to D.C. for one night only. Ogi opens.

$25

India Shawn

Songbyrd Music House 540 Penn St. NE, Washington, DC

R&B talent India Shawn rose to fame while touring with Anderson .Paak, and has now become an accomplished independent artist, having released four full-length studio albums since 2012. Don't miss her psychedelic R&B when she plays D.C.

$18 – $20

Ibeyi

9:30 Club 815 V St. NW, Washington, DC

This Cuban and Venezuelan duo bring their 2022 album, Spell 31, to 9:30 Club. Made up of electronic meets R&B songs with Latin and West African influences, Ibeyi sings in English, Spanish, French, and Yoruba, and never ceases to wow.

$30

J. Brown

City Winery 1350 Okie St. NE

J.Brown, a Detroit native, is known for his unique sound that he began cultivating at 8 years old when his mother encouraged him to join the church choir. His music has been described as "ageless."  

$25 – $35

LEGENDS Heels, Hats & Wheels Gala

The Anthem 901 Wharf St. SW, Washington, DC

Back for its third year and in honor of National Roller Skating Month, this weekend-long roller skating experiences brings fans from far and wide. This year’s LEGENDS Gala includes a fashion show, a performance by Tony! Toni! Toné!, fitness events, and more. And it's all on skates!

Sudan Archives

Black Cat 1811 14th St. NW, Washington, DC

Sudan Archives' music manages to blend together R&B, hip-hop, West African instrumentals, and experimental electronic music. Not only does she blend these genres, but she does so seamlessly. Through her five years as a recording artist, the Ohio native has recorded two EPs and a full-length studio album. The Growth Eternal to open.

$20

serpentwithfeet

Union Stage 740 Water St. SW, Washington, DC

Growing up in Baltimore, serpentwithfeet found his musical beginnings at the age of 11 when his mother—a choir director—enrolled him in the Maryland State Boychoir. This launched serpentwithfeet's love of choral music, which led to him becoming a classically trained opera singer. Now, much of his music is soul-infused pop. He has collaborated with BROCKHAMPTON, […]

$20 – $40

Jacob Banks

9:30 Club 815 V St. NW, Washington, DC

Established R&B/hip-hop artist Jacob Banks took on new creative directions with his 2021 album For My Friends.  Throughout the album, Banks shows off his musical know-how, as he experiments with rock, piano ballads, electro-pop, and funk—all of which are complimented beautifully by Banks' rich baritone.

$25

Montell Fish

Union Stage 740 Water St. SW, Washington, DC

Montell Fish is an R&B and hip-hop artist from New York. At 17, while frequently using drugs, he was taken to church  where a powerful sermon motivated him to live […]

$20 – $40

dhruv

Songbyrd Music House 540 Penn St. NE, Washington, DC

Though his discography is limited, dhruv has already begun to prove his versatile music talents. His 2019 single "double take" was a TikTok phenomenon, and has been used in over 2.5 million social media vides in addition to 340 million Spotify streams. He released his anticipated debut album rapunzel, which he's touring now, in 2022.

$20 – $85

Leven Kali

Union Stage 740 Water St. SW, Washington, DC

This independent artist makes music that falls somewhere between R&B, soul, hip-hop, and funk. In 2021, he released HIGHTIDE, a follow-up to LOWTIDE, completing the two-part project that kickstarted his career.

$20 – $40

John Splithoff

Union Stage 740 Water St. SW, Washington, DC

John Splithoff is a Chicago-native singer and guitarist. His music is a laid-back blend of pop and R&B that is heightened by his smooth guitar—a constant throughout his work. John is on the road touring his 2022 album All In (Deluxe,).

$20