Brandi Carlisle

Here at The DC Moms we love live shows, and we think it’s important to take kids to performances, whether it’s a Broadway musical at the National or Warner, a family day at the Kennedy Center, a backyard theater concert at Strathmore or Wolf Trap, or a concert at Merriweather Post. So we’re thrilled to partner with I.M.P. to provide concert previews and ticket giveaways for a series of upcoming concerts, starting with the Brandi Carlile and Old Crow Medicine Show “Revue” featuring special guest Dawes.

Brandi Carlile will be performing at Merriweather Post on Saturday, July 23rd, and we’ve got a pair of tickets (2) to offer one lucky reader. My family is into indie rock and singer-songwriters, and Brandi Carlile and Dawes are personal favorites. Reviews of Brandi’s concerts hint at the fact that she loves to do covers, one of them being one of my all-time favorite Led Zeppelin songs, “Going to California,” which even my Zeppelin purist teen thought was fabulous (and he’s extremely picky).

We’re new to the all-string band Old Crow Medicine Show but thought this cover of Brandi’s song “Alibi” was great:

As for Brandi, here are videos of two of our favorite tracks.


and the beautiful, romantic “Wherever Is Your Heart”:

And then there’s Dawes. We don’t know how much the California indie quartet (to me they’re direct descendants of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) is going to perform, since they’re the “guests,” but we hope they do these two songs:

“All Your Favorite Bands”

and “If I Wanted Someone”

Don’t want to wait to see if you win our giveaway? Buy tickets here for the show.


–Merriweather Post Pavilion
10475 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, Maryland
 –Doors open at 5:00 PM and the show starts at 6:30 PM
–Free parking onsite, outside venue
No outside beverages are permitted
–Personal food items in clear, disposable, non-glass containers are allowed
To enter the giveaway for two (2) tickets, please leave a comment here or on our Facebook page about why you’d like to go.