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Mars Arts D.C. Concert Series at Songbyrd
presented by Washington Performing Arts
Justin Trawick and The Common Good

From poetic lyricism to toe-tapping melodies, singer songwriter Justin Trawick will be bringing an enthralling acoustic performance to the stage as he and his band The Common Good kick off the Mars Arts DC Concert Series at SongbyrdMarch 2, 7pm!

This event is part of the Mars Arts D.C. Concert Series at Songbyrd – a four-part concert series presented by Washington Performing Arts and its signature community engagement initiative Mars Arts D.C. With monthly concerts spanning March - June of 2022, the Mars Arts D.C. Concert Series at Songbyrd is a product of Mars Arts D.C.’s curatorial prowess and the welcoming atmosphere of Songbyrd Music House, a distinct local venue ingrained in the D.C. music scene. The Series features a wide range of musical genres providing a monthly oasis for music-lovers of all types. Acts include folk band Justin Trawick and The Common Good, Venezuelin singer, cuatro player, and composer Jonathan Acosta, soulful brass band DuPont Brass, and Broadway vocalist Frenchie Davis alongside the multi-genre group The Experience Band & Show.

When: Wednesday March 2, doors at 7pm

Where: Songbyrd Music House (540 Penn St NE, Washington, DC 20002)
(The nearest metro station is NOMA-Gallaudet U on the Red Line)

This event is free but requires advanced registration.

COVID Safety Notice: As Washington Performing Arts does not own or operate its own venue, Washington Performing Arts audiences will be subject to the current vaccination policy of each event’s venue on the date of the event. Songbyrd Music House’s COVID policy requires all attendees to provide proof of full vaccination (at least 14 days since last shot). Additionally, all must wear masks when not actively eating or drinking.

About the Artist

Justin Trawick

Justin Trawick has been performing in the Washington DC area and along the East Coast since 2006, citing musical influences like Bob Schneider, Greensky Bluegrass, The Tallest Man on Earth, G. Love, Old Crow Medicine Show, and David Gray. In February of 2014, Trawick won “Song of the Year” at the Washington Area Music Awards for his solo recording of “All the Places That I’ve Been,” which can be downloaded on iTunes as a single along with his five other solo records and EPs. In June of 2015, Trawick released his first single, “Goodbye,” under the band name “Justin Trawick and the Common Good,” written about the search for direction and belonging in a world that always feels one step ahead of you. In January of 2018, “Justin Trawick and The Common Good” released their first EP, “The Riverwash EP,” which features Norah Jones’ guitarist Adam Levy. In 2020 the band released the single “Back of the Line” during the coronavirus quarantine and was featured on Reuters, CNN, Al Jazeera, Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, Parade Magazine, American Songwriter Magazine, Voice of America and Virginia Living Magazine for Trawick’s livestream series and secret backyard concert series created during the pandemic.

Trawick and the band have performed for the Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival, Appaloosa Roots Music Festival, Floyd Yoga Jam, TedxEast in NYC at the City Winery, and TedxPennsylvaniaAvenue in DC at the Newseum. Additionally, Trawick has opened for over 30 national acts, including Suzanne Vega, Wyclef Jean, Brett Dennen, Blues Traveler, Enter The Haggis, Bob Schneider, and Edwin McCain, and shared bills with Dr. Dogg and The Avett Brothers. As the founder of the nationally touring show “The 9 Songwriter Series” and co-founder of “The Circus Life Podcast” with guests such as Kevin Eubanks, Chris Thomas King, Ernie Halter, Yarn, and Snuffy Walden, Trawick has built a brand that extends far beyond his home base in DC.

The Series Line Up

Justin Trawick

And The Common Good
Wednesday, March 2, 7pm

From poetic lyricism to toe-tapping melodies, singer songwriter Justin Trawick and his band The Common Gooden bring an enthralling acoustic performance to the stage.

Free Registration Here!

Jonathan Acosta

Wednesday, April 13, 7pm

Venezuelan-born, Latin Grammy® Award–nominated composer, vocalist, and cuatro player Jonathan Acosta performs original works ranging from heartfelt ballads to high-energy dance numbers. Acosta and his band are sure to have you dancing the night away!

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Dupont Brass

Wednesday, May 18, 7pm

D.C.’s own soulful brass ensemble DuPont Brass brings a supercharged performance featuring contemporary spins on classic covers as well as award-winning original compositions. From jazz and R&B to hip hop and rock, DuPont Brass’s wide range of influences makes for a truly unique and entertaining experience!

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Frenchie Davis and The Experience Band & Show

And The Experience Band and Show

Wednesday, June 22, 7pm

Frenchie Davis, Broadway vocalist and past contestant on American Idol and The Voice, joins forces with multi-genre powerhouse ensemble The Experience Band & Show to bring you an evening of classics. Move and groove to some of your favorite tunes!

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Mars Arts D.C. is a partnership of Mars, Incorporated and Washington Performing Arts, with support from Jacqueline Badger Mars.

The Mars Arts D.C. Concert Series at Songbyrd is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: Gary and Silvia Yacoubian and SVS Home Audio; the D.C. Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment.

Thank you to the following lead supporters of Washington Performing Arts’s mission-driven work in 2021/22: Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated; Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather; the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts; D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; Barbara Myers and Tom Gallagher; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; and the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.

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SVS Sound Revolution

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