Live Music Schedule

Please check back often as new shows are constantly added.

Smoke n' Mangos

Friday, January 23rd at 10:30pm

A four piece string band striking the perfect balance between groove and grass, Smoke n' Mangos plays original roots music and covers that run the gamut from the Band to the Smashing Pumpkins to Sublime.

Potholes Brass Band

Saturday, January 24th at 10:30pm

Put on your high heel sneakers! Steeped in all your favorite New Orleans standards, the members of Potholes Brass Band recreate that second line sound with a stage full of horns played funky and hot.

Camino Royale

Thursday, January 29th at 10:30pm

For this very special Thursday night show, the Camino's coming down off the blocks and cruising on over to Bayou for a set jam packed with deep funk & rock cuts from the 60s & 70s. 100% of door donations to benefit the Spina Bifida Association.

The Ripples

Friday, January 30th at 10:30pm

Come see the new face of classic rock. The Ripples have been making waves on the local scene with original folk-rock and high energy covers of the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, the Band, the Faces and the Beatles.

Sick Feed with
the Silent Critics

Saturday, January 31st at 10:30pm

On a frigid winter's night what better way to kill the chill than by getting under the covers with two of the District's greatest party bands? Get ready for two full sets of fiery licks and fist pumping anthems sure to transform Bayou's second floor into the swampy stomping grounds of your unbridled id.


Thursday, February 5th at 10:00pm

A band new to us in the new year, Saratoga NY's Otter is sure to become a Bayou staple with their irresistible groove-oriented jams. Don't miss their very special Thursday night Bayou debut!

The Muddy Crowes

Friday, February 6th at 10:30pm

The members of DC's own Muddy Crows distinguish themselves from the roots rock pack with a genre defying sound that marries rock, folk and country with the more modern lyrical sensibilities of their original material.

The Southern Belles

Saturday, February 7th at 10:30pm

Imagine a hybrid of The Drive-By Truckers' heavy southern rock and Frank Zappa's eclectic song crafting and you'll begin to understand what this promising young band is all about. Honky-tonk, electric bluegrass, and psychedelic rock get together and throw a party when the Southern Belles take the stage.

Big Mean Sound Machine

Saturday, February 14th at 10:30pm

Big in size, sound, and reputation, this chimeric collective fuses pulsing polyrhythms, psychedelic synths, screaming guitar, and a full horn section to create a unique sound that marries the grooviest elements of Latin, Afrobeat, rock and funk. Come celebrate V-Day by dancing the night away. Bring your sweetheart or find one here. "If music be the food of love play on!" Tickets here:

Primate Fiasco

Friday, February 20th at 10:30pm

Self-described as a psychedelic dixieland band, Primate Fiasco has pioneered what is possible with mind­bending harmonies of accordion and sax, the funky pockets of a hyperactive sousaphone player and banjo that thinks it’s a Fender Strat

Exit Vehicles & Betsy
and the Bicycles

Saturday, February 21st at 10:30pm

It's a DC band double-header as rising indie stars, Exit Vehicles cruise on over to Bayou along with Betsy and the Bicycles, who are quickly gaining a reputation as one of the funkiest young bands in town.

Nicky C & The RSB

Friday, February 27th at 10:30pm

Combining sunny southern rock jams with slithery delta blues licks, Nicky C and the Rattlesnake Bites have garnered comparisons to classic acts like the Allman Brothers and modern superstars such as the Black Keys.

Hambone Relay

Saturday, March 14th at 10:30pm

Philadelphia's Hambone Relay is an organ led trio that explores the sounds of funk, jazz and R&B with a diverse repertoire inspired classic acts such as the Meters and Dr. Lonnie Smith as well as the more modern music of Soulive and the New Mastersounds.

Bonerama Live Recordings

Check out the live recordings from last month's amazing Bonerama shows.
Click the links below to listen to both shows online!

Bonerama Live at Bayou Thursday June 16 >
Bonerama Live at Bayou Friday June 17 >