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Thanks to everyone who came out to our one-year anniversary show and who’ve supported us throughout the year! In February, we’re having Pimpbot all the way from Hawaii. Interstate Rivals and the Chariots will also be playing.We’ve got a ton of great shows lined up in the coming months, so we hope to see you again soon.
-The BlueBeat DC crew


Come Celebrate Our 1st Anniversary!

Hope everyone’s keeping warm in this crazy, cold winter. If you’re ready to warm up, come out to BlueBeat this Thursday as our line up will definitely get you dancing! We’ve got three talented, female-front bands – the Scotch Bonnets, the Thrilltones, and the Midnight Soul Pushers. It’s also our first anniversary of doing shows here, so come out and celebrate with us!


December Holiday Show

It’s been a minute since our last update. Don’t forget tonight you should brave the cold and head on over to Solly’s for our holiday show featuring Eastern Standard Time, Murphy’s Kids (Richmond), and On Display (Philly). The King Cock Sound System will be spinning you the good stuff and Wayne Man will be MCing this joint.


Stay Tuned for More Shows

Thanks to everyone who came out last night and danced their ass off to the Thrilltones and the Chariots. We have some awesome shows coming up, so check back on this site soon for all the details!



BlueBeat DC Tomorrow!

Hello All,
Come out this Thursday for another awesome night of ska and reggae. We have the Thrilltones and the Chariots and DJ Go Feet spinning you some good tunes. Hope to catch you on Thursday!!


Thanks for Celebrating with Us!

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate turning 10!! It was a little crazy that we sold out so soon, but hopefully many of you eventually made your way up for the show. It was also awesome seeing so many faces from long ago and catching up with everyone. The best part was seeing people showing up in DC Ska and Rude in DC workshirts. 🙂

0 Turns 10 Today! Come Celebrate with Us!

Come out to BlueBeat DC tonite!! We’re celebrating’s 10th Anniversary with a brand new DC band – the Shifters, DC ska-jazz veterans – Eastern Standard Time, and special guests!
Also, check out the brand new!!
See ya tonite! BTW, we’re giving away special pin sets to people who come out tonight. 🙂


Summer Fun this Thursday

Greetings everyone!
We’ve got a fun summer reggae show going on at BlueBeat DC this Thursday featuring Dub City Renegades, Midnight Soul Pushers, and Unity Reggae Band. Come check it out and hope to see ya there.
–the BlueBeat DC gang


Two Awesome Shows in July!

Thanks for coming out to our last show! Hope you all had a great time. Next month, we’ve got two killer shows that you need to check out.
Sunday 7/11 – the Thrilltones (DC’s newest ska band), the Bandulus (Austin), and the Scotch Bonnets.
Thursday 7/15 – the Hits, the Void Union, Chris Murray, Vic Ruggiero, and the Forthrights!

Two very awesome line ups, if we do say so ourselves. Get ready to have a really awesome time!
–Michelle y Duncan
P.S. Stay tuned for a new web site. 🙂


Crazy Summer Updates!

HOLY COW! In under 24 hours we’ve had some crazy line up additions and changes to our upcoming July shows!

July 11th – Our special BlueBeat DC show… Unfortunately the Hub City Stompers aren’t playing any more, but the Bandulus from Austin are still playing. In addition, DC’s newest ska band the Thrilltones will be debuting!

July 15th – Our regular BlueBeat DC show… The Stress broke up and had to cancel their tour, which totally saddens us. The Hits from TN are still play and so is the Void Union. And we’ve now added a special treat – Chris Murray and Vic Ruggiero (the Slackers, but do we really need to tell you that) as backed by the Forthrights!

July is a busy month and get stoked for it by coming out next week to our June show (6/17) featuring Silver Dollar, Free Lobster Buffet, and the Sessions Reggae Band. If you’re in a ska/reggae/rocksteady band (or any variation of the sort) and want to play a BlueBeat DC show, get in touch with us!

See ya next week,

Michelle & Duncan