Ticket Alternative Weekend Picks! Bret Michaels, Rocky Votolato, Great Lake Swimmers, & More!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend y’all! Now I know most of you will be out on a boat with some sort of alcoholic beverage in hand, but when you come back to the mainland, here are some great choices for you to spend your Memorial Day weekend!!

Friday May 25th – Rocky Votolato at Th Red Palace

Seattle musician Rocky Votolato is known for his acclaimed band, Waxwing, but is back in D.C. solo.

Friday May 25th – Walter Trout at Smith’s Olde Bar

Walter Trout’s 20th album is called Common Ground, but for the visionary roots singer, songwriter and guitarist that’s more than a title.

Friday May 25th- Papa Joe’s Banjo-B-Que & Bluegrass Festival at Evans Towne Center

Papa Joe’s Banjo-B-Que & Bluegrass Festival is excited to release the lineup for our 3rd annual event. Banjo-B-Que 2012 will feature:

Drive By Truckers
Ketch & Critter (featuring members of Old Crow Medicine Show)
Mountain Heart
The Little Roy & Lizzy Show
The Brothers Comatose
Lera Lynn
Frontier Ruckus
The Whiskey Gentry
Austin Lucas and Glossary
Sibling String
The Ramblin’ Fevers
The Mason Jars

Saturday May 26th – Bret Michaels at Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater

As front man for the legendary rock band Poison, Bret Michaels has sold 25 million records and scored an amazing 15 chart-busting Top 40 singles including “Something to Believe In,” “Nothing But a Good Time” and the timeless #1 smash “Every Rose Has its Thorn.”

Saturday May 26th – Gentleman Jesse and His Men at 529

Atlanta indie rockers, are a favorite of the hipster darlings, and are back in their hometown, to woe the crowd that got them started.

Saturday May 26th – The Impact Is Imminent: Benefit for The Wounded Warrior Project at Rock & Roll Hotel

On this Memorial Day weekend, be part of great cause by supporting our Wounded Warriors.

Sunday May 27th – Great Lake Swimmers at Rock & Roll Hotel

Great Lake Swimmers is a Canadian band built around the melodic folk rock songs of singer-songwriter Tony Dekker. Originally from Wainfleet, Ontario, the band is currently based in Toronto.

Sunday May 27th – Please Please Rock Me at Smith’s Olde Bar

Please PleaseRock Me is the new group from the PleaseRock collective that compiles the music by and surrounding the Beatles.

Sunday May 27th – The The Teetotallers at Eddie’s Attic

Featuring three giants of the Irish trad scene, this show promises to be one of the musical highlights of 2012.

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