This summer your library is a place to get loud with live music on the rooftop garden of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library with DC Public Library's DC Punk Archive Concert Series and the Go-Go on the Rooftop Concert Series. Groove to local bands and enjoy a picnic (outside food and non-alcoholic beverages are welcome on the roof!) looking over the best views in town.
Both series help bring to life DC Public Library's music archives, the Go-Go Archive and the DC Punk Archive that are dedicated to recording, preserving and making accessible the vibrant music scene here in the DMV. Concert attendees are encouraged to stop by the library's permanent exhibitions on the 4th Floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library to learn more about the archives, see unique collections like ticket stubs, concert posters, behind-the-scenes photos and much more.
Go-Go on the Rooftop
Go-Go on the Rooftop is takes place each Sunday in June from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. in celebration of Black Music Month.
- Sunday, June 4, 1:30 p.m. | Sirius and Company Hosted by DJ Rico and Featuring Beats by DJ Big John
- Sunday, June 11, 1:30 p.m. | Rare Essence Hosted by DJ Rico and Featuring Beats by DJ Big John
- Sunday, June 18, 1:30 p.m. | Black Alley Hosted by DJ Rico and Featuring Beats by DJ Big John
- Sunday, June 25, 1:30 p.m. | Crank Caviar Hosted by DJ Rico and Featuring Beats by DJ Big John
- Friday, June 30, 6 p.m. | Experience Unlimited, opened by The All Star Project, hosted by DC Rico and featuring beats by DJ Big John.
DC Punk Archive Library Rooftop Show
The DC Punk Archive Library Rooftop Shows are held monthly on the first Wednesday of the Month from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 7, 6:30 p.m. | Teen Mortgage, Grady and Fantazma
- Wednesday, July 5, 6:30 p.m. | Bad Moves, Glitterer and Outerloop
- Wednesday, Aug. 2, 6:30 p.m. | Clear Channel, Jenny Hates Techno and Emotional World
Don't miss any live music performances this summer at a library near you. See the full schedule of concerts across the District at the button below.