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First Fridays on Barracks Row 8th Street SE

Every First Friday of the Month

First Fridays on Barracks Row 8th Street SE

Barracks Row 8th Street SE: A Culinary & Live Entertainment Destination

Welcome to 8th Street Barracks Row, your premier destination for culinary delights and live entertainment in Washington, D.C. We invite everyone to join us for our monthly First Friday Live Music Series, a celebration of authentic and entertaining live music on 8th Street.

Event Details:

  • Date: Every first Friday of the month

  • Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

  • Location: Multiple locations on 8th Street SE, Barracks Row

What to Expect:

At First Friday, you can expect a lively and vibrant atmosphere filled with the sounds of live music. Best of all, most of the music can be enjoyed for free! That's right—there's no cover charge to enjoy the incredible talent that graces our stage. However, we encourage you to show your appreciation by tipping the band—it's always appreciated and helps support our local musicians.


Variety of Music:

Whether you're a fan of rock, country, bluegrass, jazz, hip-hop, folk, or classical music, 8th Street Barracks Row has something for everyone. Our diverse lineup of musicians ensures that there's always something new and exciting to discover every first Friday night.


Explore Barracks Row:

While you're here for First Friday, take the opportunity to explore everything that 8th Street Barracks Row has to offer. From live music venues and shops to restaurants, cultural venues, and nightlife hot spots, there's no shortage of things to see and do.

Join us for an unforgettable evening of music, food, and fun at 8th Street Barracks Row's First Friday Live Music Series. We can't wait to see you there!

First Friday Events:

June 7th

July 5th

August 2nd

September 6th

October 4th

November 1st

December 6th

First Friday Events June 7th

No upcoming events at the moment

Art Vendor Wanted for First Friday's on Barracks Row 

If Artists and performers interested in being part of the festival can direct inquiries to


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