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

Upcoming Shows

    • Sunday, January 31, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)

    This is a FREE afternoon of fun, friends, and great music. Because of the format as a Zoom meeting, a FREE ticket is required.

    As with almost everything right now this too will be virtual, but we're hoping you'll join us for the Focus annual meeting: your chance to take part in the decision-making behind the local organization that provides the live music you love all year long. 

    This past year we've faced incredible battles and 2021 will just call for MORE creativity - we'd Love it if you want to provide a hand or two or maybe even your MIND to keep our community going strong.

    We'll start with a quick business meeting to recap the past year and plan for the one ahead.  Meet the people who put on the shows.  Participation is open to all, but advance registration IS REQUIRED. Feel free to offer opinions, suggestions and insights.  If you'd like, find out how you can get involved throughout the year.  Then it's time for the "open jam:" an informal song circle featuring a host of favorite local singer-songwriters, as well as some up-and-coming performers destined to be featured in future Focus shows. (email to participate, performances will be facilitated via Zoom and time is limited).

    • Saturday, February 13, 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)

    This performance is a TICKETED event, but additional donations are welcome! Donation links will be made available during the show.

    Chuck Brodsky is a storytelling, songwriting, modern-day troubador whose genuine warmth and quirky, finely-crafted songs touches hearts, funny bones, and a nerve or two. With irony and wit, his twelve CDs celebrate the eccentric, holy, courageous, inspiring, and the beautiful, while poking fun at what needs poking.

    After a few years busking in Europe and picking fruit, Chuck began performing around northern California in the late 1980’s. Over the past 28 years he’s played concerts all across the USA and in eleven countries. Several of his songs have appeared in movies and on tv, while others have been covered by artists as diverse as David Wilcox, Kathy Mattea, The African Children’s Choir of Uganda, and Frogwings (with Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks). The National Baseball Hall of Fame, where he’s performed 3 times, has dubbed him “Baseball’s Troubadour Poet Laureate.”

    • Saturday, March 13, 2021
    • 7:30 PM (EST)

    • Saturday, April 10, 2021
    • 7:30 PM (EDT)

See a list of past Focus concerts here.

Monday (Virtual) Open Mic Showcases hosted by Rob Hinkal

For now at least, our Monday night open mic has moved to a Virtual Format. Tune in every Monday night from 7pm to 10pm (ET) on either Facebook or Youtube to catch a rotating whirl of musicians and poets and storytellers.

Focus sponsors the Teavolve Open Mic every Monday evening with host rob of the band ilyAIMY and we are honored to have a weekly helping of some of the best local and traveling singer/songwriters, musicians, poets and random whathaveyous all in one spot.

We have a featured artist somewhere in the middle of the night (LIKE the Facebook page for constantly updated listings) for whom we pass a tip pitcher (please be generous) but otherwise the show is free. The drinks are great and the food's even better. The night is videoed and recorded and archived on YouTube.

More information at

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