Luce Unplugged is a free, monthly local concert series held in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Luce Foundation Center for American Art.
- Thurs, Sept. 7, 5:30 p.m. - Snakes
- Fri, Oct. 13, 6 p.m. - Luce Unplugged Community Showcase with Keeper and Poppy Patica
- Thurs, Nov. 30, 5:30 p.m. - NUEX
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 or explore the Luce; at 6 p.m. the concert begins.
Friday evening Showcases feature two bands, selected by the Washington City Paper, a bar, and free drink samples from a local brewery or distillery.
- Thurs, June 22, 5:30 p.m. - Flasher
- Fri, July 14, 6 p.m. - Luce Unplugged Community Showcase with Escape-ism and Irreversible Entanglements
- Thurs, Aug. 24, 5:30 p.m. - Aaron Abernathy
Videos of past performances
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 / BRNDA / PraxisCat / Big Hush / Cigarette / Danke Shane / Hand Grenade Job / K A G / April + VISTA / Insect Factory / Feedel Band / brushes / The Galaxy Electric / Janel Leppin / Coup Sauvage & the Snips / Bad Moves /