Story By: Erin Zollars
Photos By: Sol Tucker
As every late November and December roll around, you can count on one thing, plenty of Christmas music playing at all the stores while you are shopping and Jingle Ball hitting a city near you.
For the past 15 years we have descended on Downtown D.C for a good mix of music, that included Pop, Rap and EDM. Whatever the genre is, there is sure to be a good mix of songs that have blasted the wireless speaker of your teenage daughter or son while your trying to cook dinner.
This year in D.C included some of these highlights.
NF, who some deemed no fun on stage because they couldn’t see much of his joker face on stage, but could see him climb out of the jail cell on stage. The Christian rapper’s track “Intro” was featured on Madden NFL 16’s soundtrack. Not a bad addition, but certainly not a showstopper either.
The biggest hit of this tour stop was not the already famous folks like Shaun Mendes or Meghan Trainor, but the emergence of Bebe Rexa, who I am quite sure I bought some cosmetics from at Saks Fifth Avenue. This girl is killin it and with 50 straight weeks at Number 1 on the Billboard Top 50, not bad for The “I’m A Mess” singer who sold perfume to Rihanna— a year before writing “The Monster” for her and Eminem— while working at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Nothing says closing out a Jingle Ball with more of a party atmosphere like those of Calvin Harris or the Chainsmokers, this time it was the later of the two that brought down the house for the crowd in D.C. I am not sure many of the 15 year olds next to me in the croud has enjoy the Chainsmokers the way many of us have over the years, but this is certainly a great start and a great holiday present for anyone who can attend these amazing concerts.