Luce Foundation Center for American Art
Luce Unplugged is a free, monthly local concert series held in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Luce Foundation Center for American Art.
- Thurs, June 23, 5:30 p.m. - BRNDA
- Fri, July 22, 6 p.m. - Luce 10th Anniversary Party with PraxisCat and Big Hush
- Thurs, Aug 11, 5:30 p.m. - Cigarette
- Thurs, Sept 8, 5:30 p.m. - Paperhaus
Thursday shows, presented with D.C. Music Download, are a tribute to a Luce Center artwork selected by the performer. Come at 5:30 p.m. to hear a discussion of the artwork, grab a drink from the bar (cash only!) or explore the Luce; at 6 p.m. the concert begins.
Friday evening Showcases feature two bands, selected by the Washington City Paper, a cash bar and free drink samples from a local brewery or distillery.
- Thurs, March 3, 5:30 p.m. - Color Palette
- Thurs, April 28, 5:30 p.m. - Humble Fire
- Fri, May 20, 5:30 p.m. - Beauty Pill
Videos on YouTube
Photos on Facebook
Artist Interviews on the museum’s blog
Star FK Radium / Aaron Thompson / Christylez Bacon / Stripmall Ballads / Lightfoot / Cephalopods / Amy Bormet / noon:30 / John Davis / Dance for the Dying / The Torches / Shark Week / Second String Band / Deleted Scenes / René Moffatt / Pree / Alex Minoff / The Caribbean / Kokayi / Olivia Mancini / Substantial / Fire and the Wheel / Ms. Fridrich / Collin Crowe / kindlewood / Wytold / America Hearts / Lyriciss / More Humans / Vandaveer / Carolyn Malachi / The Archives / Teen Mom / Janel & Anthony / Black Hills / Sam McCormally (Ugly Purple Sweater) / Luray / Alison Carney / The Walking Sticks / Paint Branch / Paperhaus / David Klinger / Redline Graffiti / DTMD / Marian McLaughlin / The Sea Life / Pygmy Lush / Pleasure Curses / lowercase letters / Louis Weeks / Intergriti Reeves / Furniteur / Laughing Man / Margot MacDonald / Seán Barna / Art Sorority for Girls / Baby Bry Bry & The Apologists / Gully Waters/ Young Rapids / Tomás Pagán Motta / Be Steadwell / Olivia Neutron-John / Fellow Creatures / The North Country / Near Northeast / Cruzie Beaux / Den-Mate / Nag Champa / Stronger Sex / Elena & Los Fulanos / The El Mansouris / Color Palette / Humble Fire / Beauty Pill