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Press Release: DC Music Rocks Festival Showcases Diversity in the DMVs Finest Local MusicalArtists

by Daniel Warren Hill

Jasmine-Gillison / photo by Cameron-Whitman

Artists and fans of multiple genres and diverse cultures & backgrounds come together for the best of DC Music.Washington DC. (August 8, 2019) – Saturday, August 17, 2019 marks the third time that syndicated radio show and podcast DC Music Rocks presents its annual festival at 9:30 Club, one of the Washington DC area’s most prestigious venues. In fact, Rolling Stone Magazine calls it one of the ten best live music venues in America. It is on that stage that five of the best and most diverse performers in the greater metropolitan area will perform, including: Eli Lev Collective, More AM Than FM, Sub Radio, Iza Flo, and Los Empresarios. These powerhouse groups will be complemented by a diverse lineup of singer/songwriters that are making incredible contributions to the local and international music communities such as Jasmine Gillison, Jahnel Daliya, Daniel Warren Hill, Karen Jonas, Lauren Calve, and Gabrielle Zwi.

This incredible lineup of talent, at this incredible venue, in this incredible town, will be available for one night only for an incredible price, just $15. Tickets are available on the 9:30 Club website:

Jahnel Daliya
Daniel John Roberts

If that isn’t enough to entice fans of music in the DC area to set aside one Friday out of their year, a portion of the proceeds from the festival will benefit DC youth via non-profit organization The Musicianship, which of course has recently successfully carried the torch for Washington DC area music by maintaining The Wammie Awards. Thanks to The Musicianship, The Wammie Awards recently celebrated thirty-one years recognizing DC area musicians for their artistic works. The Musicianship provides access to after school programs, summer programs, and other opportunities for inner-city youth.

Lauren Calve
Los Empresarios

The community is responding to this multicultural gathering of musical minds. DC Music Rocks made DCFray’s “Top 24 best things to do in DC in August”! (, and On Tap Magazine called DC Music Rocks Festival “The Epitome of Music Inclusivity” ( In addition, each artist is gettinga bit of attention through DMV music news and entertainment platform Alchemical Records ( and the event was mentioned in local blog Pentworth News (

Sub Radio
Karen Jonas

If you are looking for more information about the individual performers of the 2019 DC Music Rocks Festival, you need look no further than the DC Music Rocks website for bios and links and additional information: We encourage you to attend this once in a lifetime opportunity while supporting local music and a highly

Daniel Warren Hill

Daniel Warren Hill is an American musician, writer, and motivational speaker. He is best known as the frontman for Washington DC area Alternative Rock band YellowTieGuy, as co-founder of Capitol Groove Collective, and increasing the exposure of artists on a global scale through his work with Alchemical Records. 

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