Don’t miss the many free summer concerts in DC. No matter your musical tastes there is an outdoor concert option for everyone this summer.

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden

Dates: Every Friday, May 23 to August 29, 2014

Time: 5 to 8:30 p.m.

Free jazz concerts take place in the Pavilion Café of the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden each Friday this summer from 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The Pavilion Café is located at 7th and Constitution NW, Washington, DC. (Insider Tip: Take the metro! It’s one of the easiest ways to get around downtown D.C. The nearest Metro stations are Archives/Navy Memorial, Smithsonian and Judiciary Square.)

2014 Jazz in the Garden Performance Schedule

June 27 – DC Jazz Festival  -Jazz in the Garden Sin Miedo: A Salsa Party

July 11 – Rick Whitehead Trio w/ Chris Vadala (Jazz Trio)

July 18 – Tom Williams  (Electroacoustic Music and Composition)

July 25 – Incendio  (Latin Jazz)

August 1 – Miles Stiebel  (Contemporary Jazz Violinist)

August 8 – Origem  (Brazilian Jazz)

August 15 – Swingtopia  (Big-Band Swing)

August 22 – Seth Kibel  (Woodwind Jazz)

August 29 – Dixie Power Trio (Zydeco, Cajun, and Louisiana Funk)

 

Military concerts are a time-honored tradition in Washington D.C. From the U.S. Capitol Building to the Washington Monument, military bands have been treating locals and tourists alike to free summer concerts in D.C. throughout the summer since 1863.  This year, check out the following patriotic summertime events:

 

U.S. Navy Band – Mondays, 8 p.m.
On the West Front of the U. S. Capitol Building
June 2, 9, 16, 23
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 11, 18, 25

 

U.S. Marine Band – Wednesdays, 8 p.m.

On the West Front of the U. S. Capitol Building
June 4, 11, 18, 25
July 16, 23, 30
August 6, 13, 20, 27

Fridays, 8:45 p.m. at the Marine Barracks Washington, 8th and I Streets, SE
June 6, 13, 20, 27
July 11, 18, 25
August 1, 8, 15, 22

 

Delicious BBQ and free live music? Where can we sign up?! Thursday – Saturday (until August 30)  from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Hill Country BBQ brings food and live entertainment to the National Building Museum’s West Lawn.  Here’s the upcoming musical schedule:

Thurs, July 3 – Grass Monkey

Fri, July 11 – Sour  Bridges

Thurs, July 17 – The Bellfuries

Fri, July 18 – The Giving Tree Band

Sat, July 19 – Joe Firstman

Thurs, July 31 – Mustered Courage

Fri, August 1 – Reagan Boggs

Thurs, August 7 – Matuto

Thurs, August 14 – Big Daddy Love