Magnificent Intentions Music Festival



Coverage of the 2015 Magnificent Intentions Music Festival

A Festival That Celebrates D.C. Music — And Not Just Out Of Local Pride

–Ally Schweitzer, WAMU 88.5 Bandwidth

Magnificent Intentions Podcast Takeover

–Hometown Sounds

Top 5 Shows This Week

–DC Music Download

Show to Get Pumped for This Week

–Brightest Young Things

Coverage of the Inaugural 2014 Magnificent Intentions Music Festival

“Although this is Magnificent Intentions’ inaugural season, the Iota Club and Café hosted what may very well grow into one of the country’s premier indie music events.”

“The bands featured at this festival are from one of the largest cities in the country, and they not only know what they’re doing, but sound like it, too. Organic community is one thing; organic community centered on awesome music is another thing altogether – in a word(s) the Magnificent Intentions Music Festival.”

John Ellis, Bearded Gentlemen Music

“2014 may go down as the year that the D.C. music community really took ownership of music festival organization.”

Valerie Paschall, DCist Preview: Magnificent Intentions Music Festival

“This ambitious event features some of the best, and most diverse musical acts the DC area has to offer.”

Kevin Hill, Chunky Glasses Podcast 

WAMU Art Beat with Lauren Landau blurb on Magnificent Intentions

DC Music Download’s Audio Guide to the Inaugural Magnificent Intentions Music Festival

Hometown Sounds Podcast: Magnificent Intentions Take Over

Washington Post’s Going Out Guide blurb on the pre-festival performances at the Kennedy Center

Alexandria News report on the Magnificent Intentions CRAVE grant

The City Paper’s Arts Roundup blurb on Magnificent Intentions

No Depression article on South Rail’s performance at Magnificent Intentions

Kennedy Center Millenium Stage Performances

October 11, 2014 featuring Ryan Walker, Derek Evry, and Andy Zipf

October 12, 2014 featuring Margot MacDonald, Sam McCormally, and Olivia Mancini 


It is sometimes called the City of Magnificent Distances, but it might with greater propriety be termed the City of Magnificent Intentions.
— Charles Dickens

Mark Your Calendars

The Second Annual Magnificent Intentions Music Festival is scheduled for December 4, 2015 at IOTA Club & Cafe and December 5, 2015 at DC9. Stay tuned for line-up announcements, ticketing, and schedule details!