The Finest Musicians in the Washington Area

DCFM represents the finest musicians in the Washington area, available for orchestral, theatrical, nightclub - and private bookings.

 The hottest ticket in town? The classiest reception? The liveliest party? Chances are you’ll find entertainment provided by Local 161-710, the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Federation of Musicians.

Our more than 2,000 members perform at the Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap Farm Park, Arena Stage and the White House. They include the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera Orchestra, solid gold recording artist Roberta Flack and Latin Jazz Grammy winners Afro-Bop Alliance.

Your Best Choice for Musical Entertainment

Local 161-710 can supply all your musical needs – from a solo pianist, harpist or strolling violinist to a rock band, jazz trio or large dance orchestra. Our recommended leaders and musicians are experienced, reliable professionals, who must meet our artistic, ethical and contractual standards.

They’ll go over every detail to make sure your wedding, corporate or political reception comes off exactly as planned. And best of all, you’ll be protected by a contract backed by the American Federation of Musicians, the largest organization in the world dedicated to representing professional musicians.

Referrals are free, so call us today at (202) 337-9325.

Why Professional Musicians Proudly Belong

The AFM has been promoting and protecting musicians for more than 110 years. That’s why the pros choose to join us. Local 161-710 has been serving Washington area musicians since 1901 and continues to be an effective advocate for musicians’ rights in the workplace, be that a nightclub, symphony stage, recording studio or on tour. The AFM and Local 161-710 protect musicians from unlawful recording or exploitation of their recordings and provide several types of benefit programs that help them build successful careers.

AFM members are secure in knowing that their organization is actively lobbying to promote legislation and public awareness that protects musicians’ interests, and negotiating collective bargaining agreements with the recording, motion picture, video game and jingle industries, TV networks, National Public TV and Radio, providing excellent wages and working conditions.