Presenting and Supporting Folk & Acoustic Music
in the Washington, DC Area

Welcome to Focus Music

An intimate, "up-close" music experience, the opportunity to discover high-quality new artists, personal contact with performers, a community of music-loving friends and time to socialize.

It is our mission to curate stimulating performances that strengthen the inclusive community who celebrates the rich culture and diversity of folk music, and to support superb working artists on DMV local and virtual stages.

Sat Dec 11th : FocusMusic Presents ilyAIMY

Headed up for over 20 years by singer/songwriters rob Hinkal and Heather Aubrey Lloyd, ilyAIMY is "eclectic... imagine if you will the R&B section of Earth Wind and Fire teamed up with the folk sensibilities of Steeleye Span" (Vance Gilbert). Touring most of the nation as fiercely independent artists they are "fearless writers & performers" as Pat Wictor (Brother Sun) writes "Voices this rich & emotionally hard-hitting - equal parts velvet darkness, barely contained heartbreak, & hard-won, unstoppable joy - don't come around often.” Their career and writing has been honoured by Bernard/Ebb Songwriter Awards, the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, Kerrville Folk Festival, the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Washington Area Music Awards, Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, Telluride Bluegrass Festival and more and they laugh, cry, rage and sing with an honesty that few other artists dare to express.

ilyAIMY comes to Rockville, MD for an in-person and virtual performance on Saturday, December 11th.

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Your Focus membership makes it easy for you to discover great music and further strengthens our ability to draw the most talented performers. You'll receive advance notice of Focus events, including bios and video links so you can find out more about the performers before the show. Discounts to all shows, invites to special events too. Choose between Fan or Friend Membership Level. See Membership Page for more details. 

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By attending shows you are helping to support local and traveling musicians as well as building the reputation of the DC area music scene. Check out our calendar of upcoming shows.


We appreciate your support! Focus Music is a 501(c)(3) organization, and contributions of cash or other needed items are tax-deductible (to the extent allowed by IRS regulations). Visit our Donations page for more information. 


Duties may include preparing and cleaning up the venue before and after a show, selling tickets at the door, or coordinating special events. We like getting new members involved. So if you have time and a skill to share, please contact our volunteer coordinator.

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Focus Music is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.  P.O. Box 4249, Rockville, MD 20849-4249

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