Dropkick Murphys and House of Pain to headline America’s Largest St. Patrick’s Day Festival

WASHINGTON, DC (Nov. 15)ShamrockFest returns to the RFK Stadium Festival Grounds March 11, 2017 from 2pm to 11pm. The festival will feature headliners Dropkick Murphys and House of Pain, along with performances from Carbon Leaf, Street Dogs, Go Go Gadjet, The Fighting Jamesons, The Narrowbacks, and over 20 additional acts, DJs, and performers across multiple stages. Full lineup is below.

In addition to the music, ShamrockFest will bring back fan favorite attractions including the Hot Kilted Legs Contest, extreme activities, carnival rides, the Irish Village with shops, Irish dancers, and a DJ party tent. An extended menu of traditional festival fare and Irish food options will be available for purchase, as well as a variety of beer and beverage choices.

“We’re excited to provide DC with the best place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day for the 18th year in a row,” says Kelly North, Operations and Experience Director at ShamrockFest. “Guests will rock out to the best Celtic Rock bands, DC’s hottest DJs, and other high-energy performances, while finding lots of entertainment and activities between shows.”

Main Event tickets will be available through ShamrockFest.com beginning at 11am EST on Wednesday, Nov. 16 and initial prices begin at $19.99. Guests looking for the “green carpet” treatment can purchase VIP tickets and have access to bottomless beer, private seating and restrooms, and exclusive activities. Prices for VIP begin at $64.99. Complete festival information can be found at ShamrockFest.com and the press kit with multimedia assets can be viewed here.


Lauren King

About ShamrockFest: ShamrockFest is America’s largest St. Paddy’s Day festival, where thousands shake their shamrocks to Celtic rock bands. It’s pure shenanigans where the beer flows strong and everyone is Irish for the day. ShamrockFest is D.C.’s hottest and longest-running St. Patrick’s Day music festival & party, with 2017 being its 18th year. Visit ShamrockFest.com for more information.

About Red Frog Events: Red Frog Events is an event production company and a pioneer of the experiential entertainment industry, recognized for its award-winning company culture. Since 2007, the company has developed innovative brands including the Warrior Dash obstacle race series, Firefly Music Festival, and Chicago Beer Classic. Red Frog also provides event services ranging from food and beverage to its ticketing platform, EventSprout. Red Frog has been named one of
Forbes’ “Most Promising Companies in America”, has appeared consecutively on Inc. Magazine’s  “Fastest Growing Companies” list, and was recognized on Chicago Tribune’s “Top Workplaces” from 2011-2014, among other honors. In recognition of its philanthropic efforts, the company was selected as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s “Corporate Partner of the Year”. To date, Red Frog has raised over $13.5 million of a $25 million dollar fundraising commitment to St. Jude and in 2016, announced a one percent profit donation to the organization. Visit RedFrogEvents.com for more information.

The 2017 Lineup, in alphabetical order:

Bastard Bearded Irishmen
Blood or Whiskey
Carbon Leaf
Chris Styles
Clinton Matthews
DJ 2Nutz
DJ Big C
DJ Bobby Hash
DJ Josh
DJ Octane
DJ Rise
Dropkick Murphys
Gaelic Mishap
Go Go Gadjet
House of Pain
Jeff From Accounting
Pat Premier
Street Dogs
The Fighting Jamesons
The Gobshites
The Interrupters
The Muckers
The Narrowbacks