“Summer Evenings”: Concerts at the National Arboretum

Friends of the National Arboretum and the Washington Youth Garden present seven free evenings of music the 2017 Summer Evenings at the U.S. National Arboretum.

Pack a picnic, bring a lawn chair or blanket, and relax in the Meadow below the Capital Columns. These concerts are free, BUT reservations are required; use the Eventbrite links below to reserve your tickets.

Concerts are 7 – 8:30 pm. Gates open at 6pm. Thursday evenings June-July.

There are no rain dates.

Please enter through the R Street NE Gate (GPS: 2400 R Street NE, Washington, DC 20002).

Sorry, dogs and alcohol are not permitted.

July 27 – Unified Jazz Ensemble Registration

Concert Schedule:

June 15 – No Part of Nothin’ (Bluegrass)

A contemporary bluegrass/American style band featuring a variety of bluegrass, country, and swing music.


June 22- IntiLuna (Latin) with Mister G (Children’s)

IntiLuna is a Latin fusion band is centered around Andean and other Latin American folk music which incorporates different rhythms and styles from across the Latin region.

Join Mister G, the Latin Grammy award winning children’s artist for a fun and interactive performance kicking off Pollinator Week.


June 29- Mark G. Meadows (Jazz)

Meadows is a multi talented jazz pianist, composer, vocalist and jazz educator. His performances reflect his versatile musical background with jazz, R&B, gospel and jazz.


July 6- John Sax Williams (Jazz)

A skilled musician who plays the clarinet, saxophone, flute, oboe, and bassoon, John Sax Williams and his band will play a tribute to James Taylor & The Beatles.


July 13- Deja Belle R&B (Neo-Soul)

Listen to the soulful music of Deja Belle, an international singer/songwriter from Kinshasa, Congo who currently resides in DC.


July 20- Rocknoceros (Children’s)

Enjoy music from an award winning children’s band as they celebrate their tenth year together with music from their brand new album!


July 27- Unified Jazz Ensemble (Jazz)

Join us for an acoustic jazz quartet performing classic jazz repertoire as well as original songs, for audiences of all ages.