Born online in 2006, All Things Go music festival began as a music blog started by four childhood friends. Pulling its name from Sufjan Stevens’s song “Chicago,”, the blog wrote about indie and rock music for a few years, expanding its staff as it gained more name recognition. In 2011, the founding friends decided to try their hand at live stage production, ramping up again and again until All Things Go became what it is today: two days, two stages and 32 artists at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, a 40-acre swath of land on the outskirts of Washington D.C. (The blog, it seems, has fallen to the wayside.)
Leveraging the website’s history in the music industry, All Things Go has managed to escape the graveyard of D.C. festivals — think Virgin Mobile FreeFest and Landmark Music Festival — by creating Generation Z-friendly setlists and a tight-knit community, especially valuable in the post-pandemic music festival scene. One attendee from 2021 noted that the festival’s theme of “pervasive friendliness” became apparent as early as the security check.
The Washington Post has described the fest as “an eclectic playlist that could have been sent your way from a close friend.” Indeed, the festival’s lineup is where the founders’ millennial statuses truly shine. Missing are the head-slinging, body-thrashing EDM ragers. This festival’s artists are indie, sentimental and crooning.
All Things Go hosted HAIM and The 1975 years before either band became industry names. Now, their lineup over recent years has included Lorde, Mitski and Billie Eilish. Head to the woodland-themed Chrysalis Stage this year to see headliners Lana del Rey, Maggie Rogers, boygenius and beabadoobee.
- Merriweather Post Pavilion has a capacity of 20,000.
- Tickets are available in four tiers: GA Lawn, Pavilion Plus Lawn, VIP and VIP Super Suite. 2023 tickets are fully sold out, but a waitlist is available.
- Check out Fifty Grande’s guide to Maryland here.
Which airport is closest to the festival grounds?
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is closest. It’s 19 miles away.
Where does All Things Go festival 2023 take place?
Merriweather Post Pavilion at 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21044.
When is the festival?
The two-day All Things Go festival 2023 starts on Saturday, September 30th and ends the next day on Sunday, October 1st.
What about parking?
Parking is free and you can reserve a spot using this link.
Sorry, once you leave for the day, that’s it.
Which artists are playing All Thing Go?
Maggie Rogers, Carly Rae Jepsen, Mt. Joy, Lizzy McAlpine, Dayglow, Fletcher, Suki Waterhouse, Peach Pit, Raye, Tegan and Sara, The Wombats, Sudan Archives, Last Dinosaurs, Vacations, Jensen McRae, Hemlocke Springs, Lana Del Rey, boygenius, Muna, beabadoobee, Arlo Parks, Alex G, Alvvays, Ethel Cain, Samia, Leith Ross, Vundabar, Tommy Lefroy, Meet Me @ the Altar, Ella Jane, Juliana Madrid, and Free Range.
Official Recap, 2022
Lorde “Royals”, 2022
Lorde “Liability”, 2022
Lorde “Ribs”, 2022
Backstage Compilation Video with Wallice, Michelle Band, Maude Latour and mor
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