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. Thanks for a great article, a glimsp of summer and a chance to rock my socks off at Shamrock fest :-)

  2. Sounds fantastic, and within walking distance (which is important cuz I can drink a lot of beer).

  3. I’m new to DC but have heard from friends here that Shamrock Fest is awesome! Really want to go!!!

  4. It’s my best friend’s birthday and this person is in love with all things Irish. Make their dream come true. Please!

  5. I’ve never been to Shamrockfest! I’ve been wanting to see Enter the Haggis for ages! I’d love to go.

  6. I’d love to go to RFK for something other than a United game (not that there’s anything wrong with that)

  7. Shamrock Fest = my one year anniversary. Only we didn’t quite make it to the show last year. So we figure we should go this year…

  8. I have never been…this is my last year before I start a year of service…it would be awesome to be one of my last great events

  9. I have never been! As an Irish girl, this is incredibly sad, and I have only myself to blame. I’d love to attend this year, especially with such an incredible lineup!