DC Music Rocks Festival

DC Music Rocks Festival

The MusicianShip is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization that facilitates music lessons, experiences and opportunities. While our mission is not exclusive to any one particular group, we are focused on at-risk youth as they benefit most from positive outreach and music scholarship preparation. We are vetted and approved by the DC Public Schools as an official After-School service provider, allowing us to deliver free music instruction to students who may not otherwise have such opportunities.

DC Music Rocks is a website which has been covering the DC region’s music scene since 2016. The site features a DC Local Artist Database, a Local Music Calendar, and extensive playlists. DC Music Rocks’ mission is to “shine a spotlight on the great songs, artists, and incredible people behind, the DC region’s music scene.” The project is to start organizing the widely-available local music and make it accessible to the community to find, follow, and enjoy! Back for the 3rd year, the DC Music Rocks Festival at the historic 930 Club is a showcase of the amazing talent you can follow right here in the DC region! The team is confident you're gonna love the DC music scene!


With a base in music education, Girls Rock! DC aims to create a supportive, inclusive, and creative space for girls, non-binary, and trans youth of varying racial, ethnic, religious, socioeconomic backgrounds; abilities; identities; and experiences to develop their self-confidence, build community, stand up, and rock out! Following in the footsteps of girls rock camps across the United States, Girls Rock! DC was founded in October 2007 by an all-volunteer collective of DC metro area musicians, teachers, artists and community organizers. We build upon our diverse experiences and musical backgrounds, connections to local youth, and approaches to grassroots organizing to create a week-long day camp, for Washington, D.C. area girls ages 8-18, as well as an after school program. During the week, campers receive small-group instruction on electric guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, turntables, digital music, or vocals; form bands, and collaborate to write an original song or DJ set, which they perform at a showcase at the end of the week. Campers also learn about the history of women in rock, gender and cultural identity, ways to dismantle systems of oppression, band merchandise and promotion, conflict resolution and other skills young folks need to take over the world of music!

DC Music Rocks is a syndicated FM radio show, a popular podcast, and an extensive website which also features a DC Local Artist Database, a Local Music Calendar, and extensive playlists. DC Music Rocks’ mission is to “shine a spotlight on the great songs, artists, and incredible people behind, the DC region’s local music scene.” The show’s mission is to start organizing the widely-available local music and make it accessible to the community to find, follow, and enjoy! With approaching 10,000 followers, all in the DC region, the community has shown its love in return! The team is confident you're gonna love the local music scene!

featuring Black Dog Prowl

Black Dog Prowl is considered one of Washington, DC's hardest hitting rock bands. The four-piece showcases original material ranging from the slow, down-tuned to a fast-paced kick in the teeth. The band has built their reputation on a powerful live show, playing and headlining notable DC area venues over the past decade and sharing the stage with renowned acts like Steel Panther, Candlebox, The Parlor Mob, The Answer, and A Thousand Horses. In 2016, the band recorded and released the EP Have A Little, featuring the single "Shame." Independently released, Have A Little marked the band's first new release since the 2013 single "No Robots" and their fourth studio effort. On March 2017, as the band embarked on a tour through Mexico, Black Dog Prowl also digitally released The Voice Memo Bootlegs. The live EP is a compilation of live tracks from the band's live and acoustic sets, including the debut of the previously unreleased track "Salt the Earth," a song which will be among the band's newest material, set to be released in the Summer of 2018.

What do you get when you cross indie pop rock with introspective uplifting vocals, funky bass lines, a horn section, and a splash of absolutely radiant loving energy?!?! Hailing from Washington DC, Allthebestkids are pioneering their own Hip Pop Psych Rock sound. It must be seen & experienced to truly understand. This 10 person band brings an abundance of brilliantly powerful energy and awareness. The name helps to heal the the listener. They remind us that we are ALL Best Kids at heart <3

Fellowcraft is an original Grunge-Blues Trio from Washington DC whose sound has been described as Alice in Chains meets the Black Keys. All three members favor a minimalistic approach to Rock and Roll that allows each instrument to be featured prominently. Fellowcraft released their debut EP in March of 2015 and followed it with their first full length record Get Up Young Phoenix on New Year’s Day in 2016. Their 3rd release Three is due out in summer 2018.

Pebble to Pearl (P2P) creates a unique blend of funk, rock, fierce and powerful blues fused and delivered with soulful grooves and incomparable vocals. They display a tapestry of sound that will truly captivate, mesmerize, and send chills down your spine, while undeniably keeping you entertained and dancing. Their self-entitled EP, debuted in March 2018, holds no bounds in blending a combination of funky blues rock with hard hitting and flawless vocals. If you haven't seen them in action, you are missing a key note in the chromatic scale. They throw in everything but the kitchen sink into their show and leave a lasting impression and the need for wanting more.

Kid Brother is an independent band from Northern Virginia, founded when the celestial space gods called upon Richard, Dylan, Lindsey, Sam, and Christian to go forth and create a band in the spring of the year of our lords, 2016. Focused on originality and genuine lyricism, Kid Brother fuses together elements from rock and roll, indie, folk and blues to create a sound that is their own.



Who’s Going

Upcoming Events
9:30 Club