national mall

We all know the National Mall as the home to some of the Washington D.C.’s most iconic exhibits but did you know there are a number of concerts that take place on the National Mall as well?
During the summer, pack a picnic blanket, yummy snacks and head to the mall to enjoy the annual Music on the Mall free (that’s right free) concert series. Concerts are held at 7th and Jefferson Drive. Last summer music fans enjoyed everything from acoustic guitar and spoken word poetry to instrumental African music.

In Washington D.C. for Fourth of July? You don’t want to miss a Capitol Fourth an annual celebration of America’s independent hosted on the National Mall. In Addition to being THE July fourth concert on the National Mall you’ll have a prime viewing spot for fireworks as well.

The Annual Labor Day concert takes place on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol enjoy a free concert by the National Symphony Orchestra.

In October of 2014 HBO recently filmed the Concert for Valor which featured Eminem, Dave Grohl, Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood and Rihanna. Couldn’t make the concert? The show will air on HBO on November 11.
We recommend packing a picnic blanket with delicious treats for you to enjoy. For a wide variety of delicious cheese and charcuterie platters as well as prepared foods and overall yumminess head to Dean & Deluca (3276 M. Street NW). Cork Market (1805 14th St. NW.) offers several delicious picnic options. Enjoy your choice of 6 sandwiches (from BLT & Avo to Grilled vegetables), with chips, fruit salad and chocolate chunk and lemon ricotta cookies for $25. For $40 enjoy a Peruvian chicken basket with four pieces of Peruvian chicken and your choice of two sides, add a bottle of wine for an additional $10.