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TripSavvy's editorial guidelines Updated on 05/17/19 Share Pin Email Jim Vecchione/Getty Images Washington, D.C., attracts the biggest names in the music industry to perform at a number of concert venues. Here is a guide to the top concert venues in the Washington, D.C., area, that also offer a wide variety of other live entertainment. 01 of 10 Capital One Arena Verizon Center View Map Address 601 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA Get directions Phone +1 202-628-3200 Web Visit website This 18,500-seat arena hosts approximately 200 events each year, including concerts, family shows, and athletic games. Built in 1997, this modern entertainment complex has featured concerts by top performers such as U2, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand, Bon Jovi, Prince, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Andrea Bocelli, and many more. 601 F St. NWWashington, D.C. 20004202-628-3200 02 of 10 John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Craig Hall / EyeEm / Getty Images View Map Address 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566, USA Get directions Phone +1 202-467-4600 Web Visit website The area's premier performing arts venue offers approximately 3,000 performances a year. The Kennedy Center is the home to the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, and Washington Ballet. Performing arts include theater, musicals, dance, orchestral, chamber, jazz, pop music, folk, youth and family programs, and multimedia shows. 2700 F St. NWWashington, D.C. 20566800-444-1324 or 202-467-4600 03 of 10 DAR Constitution Hall The United States Army Band / Flickr / CC BY 2.0 View Map Address 1776 D St NW, Washington, DC 20006-5303, USA Get directions Phone +1 800-449-1776 Web Visit website This huge concert venue, originally built in 1929 to house the annual convention for the Daughters of the American Revolution, is part of a three-building complex owned and operated by the DAR. Every U.S. president since Calvin Coolidge has attended events at DAR Constitution Hall. Numerous television events have been hosted here, including the Country Music Association Awards, HBO Specials, and the National Sports Awards. 1776 D St. NWWashington, D.C. 20006202-628-1776 04 of 10 EagleBank Arena Patriot Center View Map Address 4500 Patriot Cir, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA Get directions Phone +1 703-993-3000 Web Visit website This 10,000-seat sports arena and concert venue located on the campus of George Mason University hosts some of today’s hottest events with past concerts by performers such as Sting, Prince, R.E.M., James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, and Pearl Jam. George Mason University4500 Patriot CircleFairfax, VA 22030703-993-3000 Continue to 5 of 10 below. 05 of 10 Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts View Map Address 1551 Trap Rd, Vienna, VA 22182, USA Get directions Phone +1 703-255-1800 Web Visit website America's National Park for the Performing Arts hosts a wide range of arts including pop, country, folk, blues, orchestra, opera, and dance. The 117-acre park holds summer performances and offers educational programs year-round in indoor and outdoor venues. 1551 Trap RoadVienna, VA 22182703-255-1800 06 of 10 Music Center at Strathmore Rachel Cooper View Map Address 5301 Tuckerman Ln, North Bethesda, MD 20852-3385, USA Get directions Phone +1 301-581-5100 Web Visit website Since 2005, this 2,000-seat, state-of-the-art concert venue has hosted world-class performances and arts education in Montgomery County, Maryland. Strathmore holds performances by major national artists in folk, blues, pop, jazz, show tunes, and classical music. 5301 Tuckerman LaneNorth Bethesda, MD 20852301-581-5100 07 of 10 The Theater at MGM National Harbor MGM Casino View Map Address MGM National Harbor Resort & Casino, 101 MGM National Ave, Oxon Hill, MD 20745, USA Get directions Phone +1 800-745-3000 Web Visit website This 3,000-seat theater features A-list performers and presents high-profile events. Performances include concerts, comedy shows, cabaret-style acts, boxing events, and more. 101 MGM National Ave.Oxon Hill, MD 20745844-346-4664 08 of 10 Jiffy Lube Live Metal Chris View Map Address 7800 Cellar Door Dr, Bristow, VA 20136, USA Get directions Phone +1 703-754-6400 Web Visit website The 25,000-seat outdoor concert venue in Northern Virginia hosts a wide variety of performers during the summer. Past artists have included Tina Turner, Coldplay, Celine Dion, Rush, James Taylor, Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Aerosmith, The Who, Roger Waters of Pink Floyd, and many more. 7800 Cellar Door DriveBristow, VA 20136703-754-6400 Continue to 9 of 10 below. 09 of 10 The Birchmere Music Hall Rachel Cooper View Map Address 3701 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305, USA Get directions Phone +1 703-549-7500 Web Visit website The Birchmere, which opened in 1966, is a 500-seat, dinner-theater style music hall offering a variety of concerts such as folk, jazz, rock, gospel, and alternative. Seating is general admission. The Birchmere has a full-service kitchen and a full bar. 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave.Alexandria, VA 22305703-549-7500 10 of 10 The Fillmore—Silver Spring The Fillmore View Map Address 8656 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA Get directions Phone +1 301-960-9999 Web Visit website The 2,000-seat concert hall in downtown Silver Spring provides world-class entertainment including rock, Latin, blues, jazz, folk, country, and the spoken word. 8656 Colesville RoadSilver Spring, MD 20910301-960-9999 Where to Shop in D.C. Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit 15 Attractions You Must See in Northern Virginia 8 Best Events in the Washington D.C. Area in February San Francisco Live Music Clubs and Venues Enjoy a New Year's Eve Concert or Show in Washington, D.C. The Best Monuments and Memorials in Washington, D.C. Holiday Concerts in Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia Fun Free Things to Do in Washington, DC Top Attractions to Experience in Washington, D.C. 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