ShamrockFest is Coming

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It’s hard to believe that winter’s nearly over. Monday marks the calendar switch to March, and there’s just three more weeks of foul nastiness before we turn the corner on Spring, which will be a fantastically wonderful sight for all of us who’ve spent the last four weeks staring at ever-present snowbanks. It’s enough to dream of blooming cherry trees, days spent at the park over a grill, surely, but what about getting some celebrating done?

Enter ShamrockFest at RFK on March 13. It’s your standard outdoor arena concert that runs all day, features about a dozen national and regional acts, and is generally a good excuse to get out of the house for a day. This year’s lineup features area darlings Carbon Leaf and Scythian, as well as Canada’s Enter the Haggis (whom I have on good authority from a friend in upstate New York kick more ass than Chuck Norris in a room full of midgets), as well as national touring acts The Roots and Train.

So here’s the deal, we have a pair of VIP passes to give away, so leave a comment below (remembering to use a good email address, as that’s how we’ll reach you) and we’ll pick a winner by the end of next week. One important thing to remember: VIP passes come with all the beer you can drink (provided you do so responsibly.) so you must be 21 to win, and Shamrockfest will be checking your ID.

Regular tickets can also be purchased for $24.99 right now, and VIP passes can be bought for $69.99. So, drop off a comment here, and enter to win! We’ll see you there.

I live and work in the District of Columbia. I write at We Love DC, a blog I helped start, I work at Technolutionary, a company I helped start, and I’m happy doing both. I enjoy watching baseball, cooking, and gardening. I grow a mean pepper, keep a clean scorebook, and wash the dishes when I’m done. Read Why I Love DC.

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89 thoughts on “ShamrockFest is Coming

  1. I am a March 17th, St. Patty’s Day birthday girl! Turning 22 this year, would love to celebrate by 22nd in DC at Shamrock Fest!

  2. the ROOOOOOOOOTS! I haven’t been to Shamrock Fest since it left Clarendon. Pick me! Pick me!

  3. Just saw ticket prices are going up, be sure to grab them now if you want to save $10. Unless of course you’re feeling lucky.

    Oh, and March 13th is my birthday so… hook a brother up.

  4. What’s yellow and green and fizzy all over? Asian girl drinking an Irish beer! Hook it up!

  5. I am quite hungry. A Shamrock Feast would be delicious.

    Err, a festival may suffice though.

  6. I have been in DC for almost 5 years and have not had the opportunity to go! I would love to experience Shamrock Fest!

  7. Thanks for the reminder! My friends that went to college in the area have been talking about how awesome ShamrockFest is!

  8. New to the area! Not sure if DC can top Chicago’s Patty’s day shenanigans, but hope to find out!

  9. I would love to go…I love beer and it’s my birthday weekend. And did I mention I love beer?

  10. Oh man, I went last year and had such a blast!
    I visited Ireland last summer, where I drove on the left-hand side of the road, kissed the blarney stone, and visited the Guinness Factory. I am looking forward to showing off my Irish lingo, dance steps, and hops knowledge.

    Please enter me in the drawing!

  11. First St. Patty’s Day in DC and would love to experience ShamrockFest- Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers is my favorite band! Hoping that DC proves to provide just as good of an Irish celebration as NYC :)

  12. I never been to ShamrockFest in DC but would love to attend! Sounds like it’s going to be fun-filled celebration of St. Patty’s day!!! :)

  13. Never been to Shamrock Fest before. As an Irish girl, I should definitely make an appearance. Yay for spring!

  14. Drink responsibly and don’t go ironing any four-leaf clovers (you don’t want to press your luck)

    *Lame joke*