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.
June 15 – No Part of Nothin’ Registration
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)
This Latin fusion band is centered around Andean and other Latin American folk music which incorporates different rhythms and styles from across the Latin region.
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, saxaphone, flute, oboe, and bassoon, John Sax Williams and his band play jazz, R&B, gospel and rock
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- Uniformed Jazz Ensemble (Jazz)
Join us for an acoustic jazz quartet performing classic jazz repertoire as well as original songs, for audiences of all ages.