Calendar

Sep
28
Fri
OKTOBERFEST
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Willkommen to our Beer Hall at The Great Hall!

Friday, September 28th: 4-10:30pm
Saturday, September 29th: 11am-10:30
1st annual Oktoberfest in The Great Hall at Farm Brew LIVE
Commemorative handcrafted Steins available: Pre-sale $20; day of $25
Authentic German food and German Music.
More information on our Oktoberfest page!
FOR THE WIN
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

For The Win is a party band from the Washington DC area playing a wide variety of Top 40, Pop, Rock, HipHop, etc for clubs, weddings, festivals, private events, corporate events, and everything in between. Fronted by the dynamic duo of Ryan Amato and Amanda Anderson, their electric stage energy, powerful vocals, and rapping skills never fail to impress and allow the band to play a wide range of material.

Sep
29
Sat
JUNKFOOD
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Do you remember when rock and roll was fun? JunkFood certainly does, serving up big, unapologetic rock tunes with loud guitars and sing-along hooks so huge you could hang a side of beef on them – just good-time, high-energy, well-played rock-and-roll.

Oct
6
Sat
I&I RIDDIM
Oct 6 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
I&I RIDDIM

Hail Up! And Fasten your seatbelts. Prepare for an electrifying journey to the Caribbean. I&I Riddim is Washington DC’s THREE TIME award winning reggae band! The name captures the spirit of this band’s music: “riddim” is reggae’s irresistible upbeat dance rhythm, and “I&I” expresses Bob Marley’s “One Love” equality for all people. I&I Riddim thrills audiences with an arsenal of your favorite reggae standards, the best modern reggae, and a few reggae-style pop-rock and calypso/soca tunes. I&I Riddim is known for its exciting performance style and has shared the stage with some of the reggae greats including Bunny Wailer and Junior Marvin both from Bob Marley’s Wailers. This band is well-equipped to transform any stage into a true Caribbean party experience! The band features the energetic vocal stylings of Nickoli Andrews and an array of talented and electrifying musicians. SO hold on because — HERE COMES I&I Riddim!!!!!

Oct
7
Sun
LIVIN’ THE DREAM
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
LIVIN' THE DREAM

LTD has been playing live shows for over 8 years and play covers from over the past 50 years. No matter what your favorite music style is, chances are they will play it. Country, Classic Rock, Pop, Top 40, Reggae, Rock and Roll, Motown and 50’s. High energy, tight harmonies and diverse sets are tailored to each venue, playing for dozens to thousands.

LIVIN’ THE DREAM
Oct 7 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
LIVIN' THE DREAM

LTD has been playing live shows for over 8 years and play covers from over the past 50 years. No matter what your favorite music style is, chances are they will play it. Country, Classic Rock, Pop, Top 40, Reggae, Rock and Roll, Motown and 50’s. High energy, tight harmonies and diverse sets are tailored to each venue, playing for dozens to thousands.

Oct
12
Fri
ZEPPELIN & COMPANY
Oct 12 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
ZEPPELIN & COMPANY

In January of 1974 Led Zeppelin and manager Peter Grant conceived Swan Song Records. Partially because their contract with Atlantic Records had expired at the end of 1973, but also to provide a conduit for other acts to record albums without having to deal with all the red tape that was inevitable with the large record labels.

Bad Company had also just formed in 1973, and lead singer and front man Paul Rodgers was searching for a management company. Through the mutual connection of former Free road manager Clive Coulson, a connection was made that would forever tie Led Zeppelin and Bad Company together.

And by June of 1974 the first band to release an album on Swan Song Records was Bad Company. Through the height of the 70’s and into the early 80’s both bands were managed by Peter Grant. All told both bands would eventually release a combined 11 albums under the label.

The band Shooting Star was conceived out of a desire to form a tribute band that would pay homage to Bad Company. There seemed to be lack of attention paid to a band that had achieved such greatness throughout the 70’s. It was quickly evident that Bad Company’s library of hits was simply not large enough to pull off a typical 4 hour performance required of cover/tribute bands.

After some soul searching the idea was hatched to morph Shooting Star into a Bad Company/Led Zeppelin tribute band. That idea has since been very popular with the crowds, and subsequently due to the overwhelming popularity of the Zepp songs, the band name was changed to Zeppelin & Company.

Zeppelin & Company is on their way to becoming one of the premiere tribute bands in the MD/DC area by combining the songs of two legendary bands into one show. Do not miss a chance to see this band.

Oct
17
Wed
JIMMIE ALLEN ALBUM RELEASE PARTY
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

JIMMIE ALLEN ALBUM RELEASE PARTY

98.7 WMZQ is excited to host an album
release party for Jimmie Allen’s debut
album, “Mercury Lane!” at Farm Brew LIVE
on Wednesday, October 17 where
Jimmie will perform live!

Oct
20
Sat
SAM GROW
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
SAM GROW

Born and raised in Southern Maryland, Sam’s love of performing and connection with his fans continue to fill various venues. His powerful vocals and highly personal lyrics draw you into his songs as he tells stories of love, heartbreak, and life.

Oct
25
Thu
THE REAGAN YEARS
Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
THE REAGAN YEARS

The Reagan Years recreates the sounds of the 1980s; Five talented musicians with five diverse vocal abilities enables this group to replicate uncanny versions of the Pop, Rock, New Wave and Heavy Metal hits of the M-TV Era. Bon Jovi , Madonna, Devo, Joan Jett, Def Leppard, Duran Duran, Human League, Madonna, Guns ‘N Roses, A-Ha and ZZ-Top, the band covers all the mega-artists! You will sing along to every song! Since 1996, The Reagan Years has been delighting sold out crowds throughout the East Coast and entertaining 80’s events as far away as Hawaii and country of Panama. In 2015, The Reagan Years took their Baltimore 80’s party band to Europe and played Spain and Germany. This band pioneered the 80’s tribute concept and like any great idea, many have imitated it however none have replicated the magic of The Reagan Years.

Oct
27
Sat
DR. FU
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
DR. FU

Dr. Fu is a dynamic rock cover band known for its energetic stage shows and rock versions of hits from the 80’s through today. Dr. Fu features a collection of experienced musicians who have shared the stage with a variety of national acts such as Cheap Trick, Third Eye Blind, Pat Benatar, Bootsy Collins etc.

Nov
2
Fri
RANDY THOMPSON
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
RANDY THOMPSON

Now 6 albums into an eclectic and powerful career that has included 5 top 40 Americana releases, singer/songwriter Randy Thompson continues to make his home in small town Clifton, Virginia. His music lovingly embraces the past even as it pulls it kicking, picking, singing, rocking – its way into the 21st Century. Since the release of his album ‘Further On’ in 2008, he has also toured extensively in Europe, performing as well as headlining festivals in Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Germany, France, Norway and the UK. He has had a total of 12 singles reach the top 10 on the International Hotdisc chart and 3 Top 20 appearances on the ‘Euro Americana’ album chart.

His 2012 release ‘Collected’ was on many ‘Top 10 album of the year’ lists including ‘Outlaw Magazine’ and ‘Country Music People’. Renowned Texas music critic Dave Pilot named ‘Collected’ as one of his ‘Top 10 All Time Albums’.

Randy Thompson Band will be on the road in 2018 both in US and in Europe with a brand new release, ‘War,Peace,Love,Fear’. Forged on the road and carved from hard-lived experience. This collection finds the artist in confident, reflective, peak career form.

Nov
3
Sat
FEATHERED FISH
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
FEATHERED FISH

The Feathered Fish is an American band from Fredericksburg, Virginia. The Feathered Fish was formed in 2013 by vocalist Jeremy “Hanky” Hankins and lead guitarist Johnny Ray Wolfe. The current line up features Lee LeGros on drums and Collin Hill on bass guitar. While the Feathered Fish is a relatively new band, they have managed to generate a solid, home-grown fan base on the east coast of the United States, specifically in the Northern Virginia area. They have evolved over the past few years by fusing an organic blend of Rock, Southern Rock, and Reggae in their original songs. They have recorded their songs in Clear Track Studios in Clearwater, Florida, finishing their single “We On The Run” set released in March 2017. The Feathered Fish primarily play on the east coast, but plan to branch out across the country and tour the west coast in the near future.

Nov
8
Thu
RYAN FORRESTER DUO
Nov 8 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Ryan Forrester Band will entertain with a
variety of covers – Motown to Top-40 blended
with Country & Rock.

Nov
9
Fri
MIKE RICHARDS
Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This acoustic alternative rock soloist, Mike Richards released his first live self-titled, 5-track EP back in August of 2015. Based in Washington D.C., he has toured the country playing from coast to coast. Mike has been performing in rock bands and acoustically since the age of 14.His roots stem from a heavy influence of 90’s alternative mixed with some acoustic rock. His influences through the years have been the likes of Incubus, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, Third Eye Blind, Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, Prince, and The Beatles. He began this project after the split of The Offset, a former Washington DC based rock band that opened for the likes of The Wailers and Frankie Munoz’s band “You Hang Up”.

Since starting A Note Two Self, Mike has been signed to a small label based in Phoenix Arizona and has been performing around the nation for local clubs and festivals such as the Atlantic City Beer Festival with names such as the Dropkick Murphy’s and Streetlight Manifesto. He also performed in the 2017 Chicago IL and Columbia MD legs of Vans Warped Tour. His tour route for 2018 will include the final run of Vans Warped Tour, the Prescott Valley Fair in Phoenix AZ, and various other locations around the East Coast TBA.

Nov
11
Sun
ANDREW BURLESON
Nov 11 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Guitarist and vocalist from Columbia, South Carolina. Currently resides in Old Town Alexandria, right outside of DC. Influenced by Classic and Southern Rock as well as BluesR&B, Hip Hop and Alternative Rock. Has played all over the Carolinas for the last 3 years and is now emerging in the DC, Marland, Virginia scene. Plays solo as well as experienced front man for a number of musicians and bands.

Nov
16
Fri
SHANE GAMBLE BAND
Nov 16 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
SHANE GAMBLE BAND

Building on the success of his recent single “Beautiful Work,” which cracked the Top 40 on the Billboard charts, Maryland-based singer/songwriter Shane Gamble is set to release a batch of new songs on his own label, Rt. 50 Music, this coming May. The self-titled EP features the singles “Love Is a Road” and “Tangled in You,” which were co-written with 1999 “Country Songwriter of the Year” Phil Vassar. “I went to Phil’s place with nothing more than an idea of a song title in mind,” says Shane. “Over the course of a couple hours, we finished the song. I think we captured something special that day.”

The basic tracks for that song, “Love Is a Road,” were recorded at Magpie Cage Studios in Baltimore by famed artist/engineer J Robbins. To round out the mixes, Shane brought in session pros Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters, Wallflowers), and Sean Hurley (John Mayer, Vertical Horizon, Lady Antebullum), while drummers Nir Z, Rich Redmond, and Michael Dawson carry the grooves.

Sonically speaking, these new tracks sound bigger than anything Gamble has done in the past. On “Lost in a Mystery,” the guitars grind and the lyrics take an outsider view on how the modern country business operates. “I wanted to be real and candid” says Shane. “Nashville is a great town, but it has its way of doing things. It’s great but having a family and living almost 1,000 miles away in Maryland means I can’t walk the traditional path, I’ve got to build this thing on the road show by show.

Gamble spent much of 2017 on the road, road-testing new material as he was opening for top touring artists like the Eli Young Band, Lee Brice, Lo Cash, Grainger Smith, Phil Vassar, and David Nail at premier venues like the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, the Fillmore in Baltimore, and the Bluebird in Nashville. “These songs are a journey through where I’ve been in the past two years—the ups and the downs. They were written with the live show in mind, I want to bring something new and fresh to the stage, and speak these stories really clearly.”

In 2013, Shane enjoyed the success of his debut album and the Top 10 single “Turn My Way,” a pop/country tune that’s equal parts punchy and poignant. Thanks to the groundbreaking SiriusXM country music channel The Highway, Shane was able to crash the party as an independent artist, garnering new fans across the globe and making a splash in the music industry crowd.

Shane’s sophomore effort, American Heart, was released in 2014 and features twelve tracks that showcase his ability to seamlessly blend country, rock, pop, and Americana. Gamble co-wrote songs for American Heart with heavy-hitting Nashville players Derric Ruttan, Andrew Dorf, and Zac Molloy. In the studio, Gamble worked closely with Rick Beato, who not only produced “Turn My Way” but is also credited with hits by NEEDTOBREATHE, Shinedown, Charlie Mars, and Parmalee.

Gamble’s new self-titled EP is slated for release this May. Visit www.shanegamble.com or contact for more information.

GREAT WIDE OPEN – The Ultimate Tom Petty Experience
Nov 16 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Great Wide Open was formed in the summer of 2011 and is intended to capture the essence of the Heartbreakers live who. The band has an extensive song set and has been featured at numerous festivals and clubs.

Nov
17
Sat
SUPERFLYDISCO
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Are you ready to dance to the disco classic of the 70’s???
Rather than celebrating a specific act or persona, Superflydisco pays tribute to
the era of 70’s funk/disco. People have described SFD as “the modern day
love child of Sly & The Family Stone, Rick James and The Bee Gees”. They’ve been
around since 2005 and over the years, the roster of players has been a virtual
“who’s who” of the DC area pro musician circuit. These players have shared the stage
with such artists as Prince, The Ohio Players, Earth, Wind & Fire, Rick James,
Whitney Houston, Gloria Gaynor and many many more… Superflydisco
is just what you need to bring that party to the next level!
A 10-peice live band with horns playing all the funky disco 70’s hits that
create an energy that’s nearly impossible to resist.

Got your polyester?
Got your bell-bottoms?
Got your platforms?
Picked out that afro?

This show will invariably become a costume contest to see just
who has the most disco-luscious flare!!! So BRING IT!!!!

Nov
24
Sat
THE JOHNNY ARTIS BAND
Nov 24 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
THE JOHNNY ARTIS BAND

Few local performers will promise, much less deliver, a night of rock, blues, soul, country, and rhythm & blues, and have all of it keep you on the dance floor from the minute you walk into the club. But when Johnny Artis sings -no matter what he sings – you can’t sit still! Not only is he gifted with a precious voice which has yet to encounter a note it can’t hit, he also has a knack for reading his audience, and choosing from his limitless repertoire the songs that’ll keep everyone dancing and dancing. Keeping the dance-fest going, in fact, appears to be his top priority, and Johnny Artis takes big chances to see that his audience is entertained.