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Upcoming Shows

Thursday, January 16, 2020: It's the first BlueBeat DC show of the year! The Captivators will be playing with Unity Reggae Band to start the year off right.

Past Shows

Thursday, November 14, 2019: The Captivators returned to Dangerously Delicious Pies to play with the Hempsteadys!

Friday, December 20, 19: The Captivators played at Rock and Roll Hotel with Thirteen Towers and Bongo District. 

Saturday, October 26, 2019: The Captivators played Skalloween at Kelly's Irish Times with our friends, the Chariots, the Skluttz, and Free Lobster Buffet.


​Thursday, September 19, 2019: The Captivators played with the Toasters and the Soularites at the Sidebar in Baltimore, MD.


Saturday, August 24, 2019: The Captivators played a ska fest at Fish Head Cantina, with bands including Spring Heeled Jack, Kill Lincoln, and the Scotch Bonnets.

Thursday, August 15, 2019: The Captivators returned to Blue Beat, playing with King Django.


Friday, March 29, 2019: The Captivators return to Slash/Run for continued tomfoolery. Joining us are the rockin' El Quatro and Interstate Rivals.


Thursday, March 21, 2019: This was Agimon's first show with the Captivators at Villain & Saint with the Skluttz and Bongo District.

Saturday, February 16, 2019: The Captivators played at Roofer's Union for an evening of dancing and hijinks!


Sunday, January 20, 2019: The Captivators made their debut at Dangerously Delicious Pies for Skaliday Sunday!


Saturday, December 28: The Captivators played at Slash Run with the Chariots and the Spice Boyz.


Thursday, November 15, 2018: The Captivators played BlueBeat DC with Catbite from Philly.


Saturday, September 15, 2018: The Captivators returned to Denizens Brewing Company! 

Friday, July 13, 2018: The Captivators played with the Pietasters, the Fuss, and the Freecoasters at Villain and Saint.


May 30, 2018: The Captivators returned to the Black Cat with Red Hare and GIVE.

Friday, May 25, 2018: The Captivators opened for the Toasters at the VIP Pre-Party for the 2018 Supernova International Ska Festival! 

Thursday, April 19, 2018: The Captivators played BlueBeat DC, at Wonderland Ballroom, with Interstate Rivals.


Saturday, March 17, 2018: The Captivators played Ska Patrick's Day at Rock & Roll Hotel in DC with the Fuss and Stratus Fear. 


Friday, January 12, 2018: The Captivators played at Villain and Saint in Bethesda with Free Lobster Buffet.


Friday, December 22, 2017: The Captivators opened for DC's legendary HR (of Bad Brains)! at Songbyrd in Adams Morgan! 


Friday, November 17, 2017: The Captivators were delighted playing with Ballyhoo! at MilkBoy ArtHouse in College Park, MD. 


Saturday, October 28, 2017: The Captivators played Skalloween with our friends Free Lobster Buffet at the Black Squirrel in DC. 

Sunday, October 15, 2017: The Captivators played at the Kensington Fall Festival in - you guessed it! - Kensington, MD. 

Saturday, September 23, 2017: The Captivators played our first brewery gig at Denizens Brewing Company in Silver Spring. 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017: The Captivators were at the Black Cat with Go Mod Go!. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017: The Captivators played BlueBeat DC at Wonderland Ballroom with ska's supergroup project, 1099g. 


Sunday, July 16, 2017: The Captivators played at Club Heaven and Hell in Adams Morgan (DC) at the Audioteka Fest 2017 with some rad DC bands.

Thursday, June 22, 2017: The Captivators returned to Bossa for an evening of ska/soul/reggae and frivolity with our friends and brother bands, Caz and Tropik Sol

Saturday, June 17, 2017: We played a delightful show at the Sidebar with the Upstarters and Urban Crater.

Saturday-Sunday, May 27-28, 2017: The Captivators played one helluva a ska weekend at the Supernova International Ska Festival! Lindsay Goodwin-McCarthy and Emily Joseph of Free Lobster Buffet and the Upstarters, respectively, rocked the stage with us. Plus, we got to see 30-odd rad bands like the Pietasters, the Skints, and the Toasters.


Saturday, April 1, 2017: The Captivators opened for the Slackers and the Scotch Bonnets at Rock and Roll Hotel! Wait those Slackers? Yes, those Slackers, rudy! 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017: The Captivators played with Caz at Bossa.

Thursday, February 2, 2017: It was Groundhog Day circus at Clarendon Grill in Arlington, VA! We played with the Fuss and the Scotch Bonnets.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017: The Captivators opened for the Toasters, at the Jammin Java


Friday, January 6, 2017: The Captivators played with Thirteen Towers (with guest lead vocalist Lindsay Goodwin of Free Lobster Buffet) and Baltimore's The Upstarters at Rock and Roll Hotel.  


Thursday, December 15, 2016: We played BlueBeat DC, at Wonderland Ballroom with the Chariots.


Wednesday, November 16, 2016: The Captivators returned to Bossa in Adams Morgan and played with Tropik Sol.


Friday, October 28, 2016: It was Skalloween in Arlington, VA, at Rhodeside Grill with our friends, Thirteen Towers and Free Lobster Buffet. 


Friday, September 23, 2016: The Captivators played at Kelly's Irish Times in DC with Free Lobster Buffet and Whiskey Kittens from the UK.


Sunday, August 28, 2016: The Captivators played at the DC State Fair. 


Saturday, August 13, 2016: The Captivators played alongside Interstate Rivals and Stratus Fear at Joe Squared.


Thursday, July 21, 2016: The Captivators played Blue Beat DC's July show at Wonderland Ballroom with the Snails.


Saturday, June 18, 2016: The Captivators rocked Georgetown at Bayou with Gina's Soul Party.

Sunday, June 12, 2016: The Captivators were at Villain and Saint in Bethesda, MD, with Notaries Public.


Friday, May 27, 2016: The Captivators returned to the Rock and Roll Hotel!  We played with friends Dot Dash and Free Lobster Buffet.


Saturday, May 21, 2016: The Captivators played at Gypsy Sally's for the School's Out Reggae Jam!  We opened for Jahman Brahman and Nappy Riddem.


Thursday, April 7, 2016: The Captivators played at Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge in Annapolis with our good friends, the Scotch Bonnets, and new friends, MSH.


Thursday, February 18, 2016: The Captivators were rockin' at February's BlueBeat DC at Velvet Lounge with the Chariots.


Saturday, February 13, 2016: The Captivators played at Solly's with our buddies, Free Lobster Buffet. Note: the buffet was free, but the memories are priceless.


Saturday, January 16, 2016: The Captivators headlined at Rock & Roll Hotel! Joining us were the Scotch Bonnets, Free Lobster Buffet, and Leon City Sounds.


Friday, January 15, 2016: The Captivators played a two set show at this kick-ass Irish bar, the Celtic House, in Arlington, VA. Ska-punkers Interstate Rivals joined us.


Saturday, December 19, 2015: The Captivators played at Velvet Lounge. We played with Thirteen Towers and Baltimore's favorite, the Evokatones.


Saturday, October 31, 2015: The Captivators played a private event where nuptials were exchanged.


Saturday, October 24, 2015 (evening): The Captivators played at O'Shaughnessy's in Alexandria, VA, with friends, Thirteen Towers and Canker Blossom.


Saturday, October 24, 2015 (afternoon): The Captivators played at the Adams Morgan Porch Fest


Saturday, July 11, 2015: The Captivators played the Metro Area Ska and Pop Punk Summer Bash in Takoma Park, with Survay Says!, Backyard Superheroes, Thirteen Towers, and some new punk rocking friends.


Saturday, May 21, 2015: The Captivators played BlueBeat DC at Bossa with Dot Dash and Party Like It's


Saturday, May 16, 2015: The Captivators played with the Pietasters and El Quatro at a benefit for our friends at VeloCity Bicycle Co-op.  Good ska for a good cause.


Saturday, April 4, 2015: The Captivators played at Axum Lounge with friends One Tribe and Free Lobster Buffet.


Thursday, March 19, 2015: The Captivators played BlueBeat DC with the Shifters and Thirteen Towers during a rad night of ska at Bossa Lounge & Bistro.


Saturday, January 24th, 2015: The Captivators played two sets at The Saloon in DC for a delightful young lady's birthday. Bar Mitzvah shows to follow.


Friday, December 5th, 2014: The Captivators played at Comet Ping Pong in DC with the Scotch Bonnets and H.R. from Bad Brains.


Thursday, October 16, 2014: The Captivators played at Velvet Lounge with our punk rocking friends, Iceberg Theory, and Dischord recording artist Don Zientara.


Friday, October 10: The Captivators played with Sovereign Sound System at Solly's.


Saturday, October 4, 2014: The Captivators played at Baying Hound Aleworks in Rockville, MD.  We played with Peyhey Wheeles and The Originators.


September 5, 2014: The Captivators played at Tree House Lounge in DC. We played with Sweaters (Nashville) and Sound Makers Union (Baltimore... they've got a tuba!).


July 7, 2014: Show at Fort Reno! We were thrilled to be able to play this show after all the support Fort Reno received after a few days of uncertainty.


May 31, 2014: We were at The Pinch in DC with friends, The Originators.


March 30, 2014: We were at Tropicalia in DC with ska favorites The Shifters and The Snails.

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