Updated Aug 4, 2023 - Things to Do

Beyoncé brings Renaissance tour to D.C.: What to know

Beyoncé's Renaissance World Tour comes to D.C.

Beyoncé's Renaissance World Tour arrives. Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Parkwood

Queen Bey will reign at FedEx Field this weekend as the Renaissance World Tour arrives in D.C.

Why it matters: D.C. got the Swift snub (thanks again, Dan Snyder) but the city is abuzz for Beyoncé's big arrival.

What's happening: The show, roughly 2.5 hours long, starts at 8pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Context: This is Beyoncé's first solo tour in seven years since The Formation World Tour, which made a Baltimore stop.

  • She and Jay-Z's On the Run II Tour hit FedEx in 2018, where the hottest thing besides Bey herself was the Obamas dancing.

Flashback: Queen Bey's no stranger to the capital — especially during the Obama years, when the Carters were frequent White House fixtures for private performances (Michelle's 50th birthday) and public (both inaugurations).

  • Obama's second inauguration was the scene of a lip-synching (non) scandal, which of course Beyoncé handled like a true queen.

Get there: The stadium in Landover is accessible by car, rideshare, and Metro Silver and Blue lines to the Morgan Blvd. station (more details in the stadium guide).

Get dressed: Corset looks, mesh bodysuits, rhinestone cowboy hats — it's all fair game, according to Popsugar. Plus there may still be time to order Beyoncé's Renaissance-wear on Amazon.

The bottom line: If you don't get tickets, there are still plenty of Beyoncé-adjacent events happening around D.C.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct that the concert starts at 8pm, not 7pm, and to add new information about Metro's extended hours.


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