Petworthpalooza Music Show


Four Bands. Four Hours. $5 beers and Cider. Perfect.

The Petworthpalooza is a free music show made up of local DC and Petworth-area musicians, hosted by Drew Schneider from Petworth News. The show is located in the gravel lot next to Capital Hydroponics (enter from the alley next to Petworth Citizen and the Petworth mural off of Upshur Street).  The Petworthpalooza is sponsored by Nest DC real estate.

Show starts at 1pm on September 8th during the Celebrate Petworth Festival

(If it rains, the Palooza will be held inside 810 Upshur Street NW.)

The schedule and band list:

  • 1pm: Aaron Maisler
  • 2pm: The Treads
  • 3pm: Tommi
  • 4pm: The Iris Bell

Aaron Maisler

Best described as an indie pop musician, Aaron Maisler takes a highly independent approach to his music using his knowledge of guitars and musical devices to create songs that can range from downbeat and bluesy to upbeat with a synthy edge.



The Treads

The Treads are a DC-based band that plays alt-country, bluegrass, roots rock, Southern Gothic and Americana - mostly originals, but some covers, too. They bring together a diverse musical heritage, from the Mississippi Delta to the Virginia Piedmont, from Florida swamps to the Allegheny hills.

  • Taylor Ferrell
  • Miles Townes
  • John Lindeman


Tommi is a local recording artist of Sierra Leonean descent. Tommi has performed around the DMV at venues like Wolf Trap and The Kennedy Center, in addition to performing all over DC and NY. She was recently featured on Fox TV's "Beyond The Lens," and a video of her singing a Gladys Knight classic "Neither One of Us" in Chinatown has reached over 1,300,000 views on Facebook. Make sure you wish her a happy birthday at the show as she releases her first single "Kryptonite" on all digital platforms on Saturday during the Palooza!




The Iris Bell

The Iris Bell has crafted a distinctive style of Americana noted for its lush harmonies and soulful acoustic rhythms. Playing festivals and shows across the region, the band is both raucous and melodic, making music that goes from foot stomping to haunting. Switching instruments frequently, the five members of The Iris Bell use their range to bring a fresh sound to the world of indie folk.