This month, whichever decade you came of age, there’s a concert for you. These cover bands (plus, one real-life early aughts pop star) will have you remembering the good ol’ days.
- We all know that black-and-white footage of the first time The Beatles stepped onto American soil. Girls screamed, women wept … and the Fab Four ushered in a generation of British (and British-inspired) acts that had fans swooning into the ’60s and beyond. The British Invasion Years celebrates it all, with covers from The Beatles’ iconic catalog, plus hits from The Rolling Stones, The Who, Herman’s Hermits and more. The Beach Boys, The Monkees and others who took inspiration from across the pond also add to the evening’s hit list. // March 7, 9 p.m.; The State Theatre: 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church; $30-$35
- Pink Floyd came on the scene in the ’60s, but they really hit their psychedelic stride in the 1970s. The Dark Side of the Moon was released in 1973 and the rest, as they say, is history. Several Species: The Pink Floyd Experience brings the band to life with a performance this month at Tally Ho Theater in Leesburg. The Washington Post said of the tribute band: “The 11-piece ensemble will give any Floyd fan the same genuine chills and thrills as the real thing … they truly are as close as you’re going to get.” // March 14, 7 p.m.; Tally Ho Theatre: 19 W. Market St., Leesburg; $30-$75
- The decade of New Coke and yuppies turned out some memorable music. The Reagan Years, a tribute band to the MTV generation, plays it all from ’80s pop, rock, new wave and heavy metal. They take the stage at Tally Ho Theater this month for all the ’80s kids who want to remember what life was like before they had a mortgage and kids of their own. Alex P. Keaton would be so proud. // March 7, 7 p.m.; Tally Ho Theatre: 19 W. Market St., Leesburg; $17-$25
- It was the ’90s and suburban kids were rockin’ their Doc Martens while they worshiped Kurt Cobain. Tribute band Lithium takes it back this month at Jammin Java with their homage to Nirvana, while Brain Stew plays hits from ’90s-era rockers Green Day. You may be a grown-up with crushing student loan debt today, but, for one night, take a Gen X journey back to the glory days of the last decade of the 20th century with the “Back to the ’90s Classic Albums” concert. // March 6, 10 p.m.; Jammin Java: 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna; $15-$25
- Admit it, you loved Mandy Moore’s “Candy” when it came onto the scene during the bubble gum pop craze of the early 2000s. While the former pop star—now an award-winning actress and singer with a decidedly less teeny bop image—hasn’t risen to the level of dedicated tribute band quite yet (as far as we know), you can catch the real thing at Warner Theatre. Mandy Moore takes the stage to perform her decade of hits from four albums. You’ll have to go to see if she performs “Candy” in its original form—or as a stripped-down acoustic version. // March 26, 8 p.m.; Warner Theatre: 513 13th St. NW; $40.50-$188
This post originally appeared in our March 2020 print issue. For more fun events, subscribe to our Things to Do newsletter, hitting your inbox every Monday and Thursday.