Jul
16
to Aug 26

Hidden Treasures Exhibit

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See some of the 4,000 artifacts found by archaeologists during Montpelier’s year-long restoration in 2013. These artifacts reveal dramatic changes in how the residents of Montpelier lived over the centuries. Includes kids’ activities about the science of archaeology and importance of preservation.

Ages: All ages are welcome

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The Full Story: Maryland, The Surratts and the Crime of the Century – An Exhibition
Jul
16
to Dec 9

The Full Story: Maryland, The Surratts and the Crime of the Century – An Exhibition

View an exhibit at the Surratt House Museum about Maryland in the Civil War, the choices made by the Surratt Family, and the after-effects on the family and nation. 
Exhibit open January 17, 2018 - December 9, 2018, from 11 am - 3 pm, Wednesday through Friday & 12-4 pm on Saturday & Sunday (exhibit closed Mondays and Tuesdays). Fee-based event.

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Hamilton
Jul
16
to Sep 16

Hamilton

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Hamilton: An American Musical is a sung- and rapped-through musical about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, with music, lyrics, and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda, inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by historian Ron Chernow. Incorporating hip-hop, rhythm and blues, pop music, soul music, traditional-style show tunes, and color-conscious casting of non-white actors as the Founding Fathers and other historical figures, the musical achieved both critical acclaim and box office success. (Wikipedia) 

Performances: June 12 - Sept 16, 2018, various hours.

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Theater in the Woods: The Guys
Aug
9
to Aug 18

Theater in the Woods: The Guys

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Less than two weeks after the September 11th attacks, New Yorkers are still in shock. One of them, an editor named Joan, receives an unexpected phone call on behalf of Nick, a fire captain who has lost most of his men in the attack. He’s looking for a writer to help him with the eulogies he must present at their memorial services. Nick and Joan spend a long afternoon together, recalling the fallen men through recounting their virtues and their foibles, and fashioning the stories into memorials of words. In the process, Nick and Joan discover the possibilities of friendship in each other and their shared love for the unconquerable spirit of the city. As they make their way through the emotional landscape of grief, they draw on humor, tango, the appreciation of craft in all its forms—and the enduring bonds of common humanity.

Performances: Aug 8-18, 8pm

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I Spy
Aug
15
11:00 AM11:00

I Spy

Kids learn real 18th century spying techniques during a hands-on interactive spy mission for General George Washington. Find out how the Continental Army successfully outwitted the British with ruses and other tricks to win American Independence! Program for children ages 6-12 years who can read and write.

No reservation required. 30-45 minute activity – drop in any time between 11 AM and 2 PM. Groups of 7 or more must call in advance to schedule a special appointment.

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Felix Cavaliere & Gene Cornish's Rascals
Aug
16
7:30 PM19:30

Felix Cavaliere & Gene Cornish's Rascals

Two legendary founders of The Rascals are teaming up for the first time in five years – Felix Cavaliere and Gene Cornish cite the fans and love of their timeless songs as reasons for collaboration. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, Grammy Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame members and Songwriter Hall of Fame, The Rascals are widely considered the best ‘blue-eyed soul’ group to come out of the 1960s and their music the soundtrack of a generation. The Rascals have 17 Top 20 hits, seven Top 10 hits, and three No. 1 hits that include “Groovin’, “People Got To Be Free” and “Good Lovin’.”

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Alan Jackson & Lee Ann Womack
Aug
16
8:00 PM20:00

Alan Jackson & Lee Ann Womack

 

For more than 25 years Alan Jackson’s music has provided a soundtrack for American life. Hits like “Remember When,” “Drive,” and “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” have become an enduring part of America’s musical landscape and have earned Jackson two Grammys and an induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Grammy-winning country singer-songwriter Lee Anne Womack opens the show with hits like “I Hope You Dance” and “Last Call.”

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Riders In The Sky 40th Anniversary Tour
Aug
16
8:00 PM20:00

Riders In The Sky 40th Anniversary Tour

40 years. It seemed to go by in a blur, pounding the road, seeing the world, raising babies and sending them to college, mowing lawns, romances, marriages, high school drama, endless airports, the nights at the Hollywood Bowl, the night at the Red Barn in Louisville dodging various barroom projectiles, frozen diesel lines, blast furnace desert heat, hours of practice, late nights and early mornings, and lots and lots and lots of laughter.

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The Guys
Aug
16
to Aug 18

The Guys

  • Hard Bargain Amphitheater (map)
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Based on a true story.   /   Performances: Aug 9-11, Aug 16-18, 8pm

Less than two weeks after the September 11th attacks, New Yorkers are still in shock. One of them, an editor named Joan, receives an unexpected phone call on behalf of Nick, a fire captain who has lost most of his men in the attack. He’s looking for a writer to help him with the eulogies he must present at their memorial services. Nick and Joan spend a long afternoon together, recalling the fallen men through recounting their virtues and their foibles, and fashioning the stories into memorials of words. In the process, Nick and Joan discover the possibilities of friendship in each other and their shared love for the unconquerable spirit of the city. As they make their way through the emotional landscape of grief, they draw on humor, tango, the appreciation of craft in all its forms—and the enduring bonds of common humanity.

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Patty Griffin
Aug
16
8:00 PM20:00

Patty Griffin

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GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter Patty Griffin is among the most consequential singer-songwriters of her generation, a quintessentially American artist whose wide-ranging canon incisively explores the intimate moments and universal emotions that bind us together. Over the course of two decades, the two-time GRAMMY® Award winner (and seven-time nominee) has crafted nine classic studio albums and two live collections, a remarkable body of work in progress that prompted the New York Times to hail her for "writing cameo-carved songs that create complete emotional portraits of specific people...her songs have independent lives that continue in your head when the music ends." 

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Black Violin
Aug
17
6:00 PM18:00

Black Violin

Black Violin is an American hip hop duo from Florida comprising two classically trained string instrumentalists, Kevin Sylvester and Wilner Baptiste, who go by the stage names Kev Marcus and Wil B.  This mingling of hip hop and classical sensibilities is what is generally thought to give them their distinctive style.

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Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Galactic Preservation Hall Jazz Band, New Breed Brass Band
Aug
17
7:30 PM19:30

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Galactic Preservation Hall Jazz Band, New Breed Brass Band

 

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS CYRIL NEVILLE & WALTER WOLFMAN WASHINGTON

“New Orleans jazz-funk alchemist” (The Guardian) Trombone Shorty knows how to get the party started with genre-busting street rhythms and brass-filled jams that pay tribute to the history of the city, while also propelling the distinct sound forward. Laissez les bon temps rouler as seminal jazz-funk band Galactic, New Orleans staple Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and second-line champion New Breed Brass Band transport audiences straight to "The Big Easy" to party like it’s Mardi Gras!

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Jeff Daniels
Aug
17
8:00 PM20:00

Jeff Daniels

With The Ben Daniels Band

Since 2000, Jeff has played numerous venues around the country. He has toured both coasts with his son’s band, The Ben Daniels Band, and has shared the stage with Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, Joe Ely, Guy Clark, Keb Mo’, and Bruce Hornsby. He performed at David Bromberg’s 70th Birthday Bash at NYC’s Town Hall and he has studied under Stefan Grossman. In 2012, the Martin Guitar Company began selling the OM Jeff Daniels Custom Artist Edition Guitar. He also narrated the award-winning documentary, “The Ballad Of The Dreadnought.”

 

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Aug
18
11:00 AM11:00

2018 Around The World Cultural Food Festival

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This year, we are taking you on a day trip around the world and present you the cuisine, culture and traditions of over 40 countries participating on the event: Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, El Salvador, Greece, Guam, Hawaii, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Lebanon, Nigeria, Peru, Serbia, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, USA, Vietnam, Yemen. 

There will be a full day schedule of traditional dances on the stage starting with 11:30am! Ethnic arts & crafts, small businesses and non-profit organizations will also be present at the festival.  So, come join us for a full day of culture, art, food and performances! 

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Bandhouse Gigs
Aug
18
7:30 PM19:30

Bandhouse Gigs

BandHouse Gigs, founded in 2004 by local Bethesda musicians Ronnie Newmyer and Chuck Sullivan, and later joined by David Sless, Greg Hardin, and Danny Schwartz, is the D.C. area’s premier producer of one-of-a-kind tribute concerts for iconic artists and influential musical movements.

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The Baylor Project
Aug
18
8:00 PM20:00

The Baylor Project

The Baylor Project's debut album, "The Journey", topped the Billboard Jazz Chart at number 8 and a year later garnered 2 GRAMMY® Nominations for BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM and BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE, solidifying The Baylor Project as an undeniable force. As you listen to The Baylor Project, you will be taken on an eclectic musical journey that showcases as much versatility as it does virtuosity.

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Millennium Stage: Subhi
Aug
19
6:00 PM18:00

Millennium Stage: Subhi

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Subhi’s songs showcase a blend of her Indian roots and the prominent jazz culture of Chicago. These songs were written during her travels back and forth between Mumbai and Chicago. With lyrics in Hindi and Urdu, the music is a blend of pop, jazz, and everything in between.

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Jean Luc Ponty 'The Atlantic Years'
Aug
19
7:30 PM19:30

Jean Luc Ponty 'The Atlantic Years'

The Cosmic Messenger returns! For the first time since the mid-nineties, jazz/fusion violinist, Jean Luc Ponty will tour with members of the amazing electric band he toured and recorded with during the 80s and 90s. once more replicating the ‘ahead of its time’ electronic sound he pioneered in the 70s and 80s, the Jean Luc Ponty electric band is hitting the road.

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The Revivalists
Aug
19
8:00 PM20:00

The Revivalists

Guided by dynamic percussion, punchy horns, feel-good lyrics, and contagious rhythms, The Revivalists skyrocketed to the top of the charts with their No. 1 hit “Wish I Knew You.” This New Orleans band, named in honor of the city’s recovery post-Katrina, was named Billboard’s Top New Rock Artist of 2017.

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Howie Day
Aug
19
8:00 PM20:00

Howie Day

With Brian Mackey

Howie Day’s emotionally resonant lyrics and inventive melodies have earned him both critical praise and a legion of devoted fans. He is known for his energetic, heartfelt shows, where he connects with audiences through the strength of his songwriting and his quirky sense of humor. Day’s warm tenor voice “soars into fluttering, high registers, but also grates with real, pleading grit,” as one critic put it. After sales of over a million records and two Top 10 hits, Day is back on the road in support of his new studio album, Lanterns.

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Millennium Stage: International Young Artist Piano Competition
Aug
20
6:00 PM18:00

Millennium Stage: International Young Artist Piano Competition

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Winners of the 2018 International Young Artist Piano Competition perform a classical and family friendly concert featuring music by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Tien Zhen, Cheng Yu, Zhong Rong Luo, Jiang Wan Tong, and a new premiere by Li-Ly Chang. Enjoy the celebration of the Year of The Dog.

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Justin Hayward All The Way In Concert
Aug
20
8:00 PM20:00

Justin Hayward All The Way In Concert

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With Mike Dawes

Having chalked up fifty years at the peak of the music and entertainment industry, Justin Hayward’s voice has been heard the world over. Known principally as the vocalist, lead guitarist and composer for the Moody Blues, his is an enduring talent that has helped to define the times in which he worked. Over the last forty-five years the band has sold 55 million albums and received numerous awards. Commercial success has gone hand in hand with critical acclaim, The Moody Blues are renowned the world over as innovators and trail blazers who have influenced any number of fellow artists. Justin is honoured with the Moody Blues on the Rock Walk Hall of Fame on Sunset Boulevard and this year the band will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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DMV Unity Eid Al-Adha Festival
Aug
21
7:00 AM07:00

DMV Unity Eid Al-Adha Festival

  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center (map)
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  • Expected Audience: 20,000+ executives, lawyers, physicians, professors, students, religious & non-profit leaders in Washington, DC, MD, & Virginia

  • Purpose: Allows local Muslim communities in DC, MD, and VA to follow the tradition of the prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) of performing the Eid salaat in jamaah at a large space

  • Lead Partners: Academy of Muslim Achievement, IRUSA

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Michael Bolton
Aug
21
8:00 PM20:00

Michael Bolton

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Michael Bolton, the multiple Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist, who has sold more than 65 million albums and singles worldwide, continues to tour the world every year, all while writing, recording and taping for a wide array of projects spanning music, film, television and branded entertainment. Known for hits, “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You”, “When a Man Loves a Woman”, “Said I Loved You But I Lied”, “How Can We Be Lovers” and many, many more. Bolton remains committed to humanitarian causes, especially through The Michael Bolton Charities as well as other philanthropic organizations. 

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Jean-Luc Ponty & The Atlantic Years Band
Aug
21
to Aug 22

Jean-Luc Ponty & The Atlantic Years Band

Performances: Aug 21 & 22

The Cosmic Messenger returns! For the first time since the mid-nineties, jazz/fusion violinist, Jean Luc Ponty will tour with members of the amazing electric band he toured and recorded with during the 80s and 90s. once more replicating the ‘ahead of its time’ electronic sound he pioneered in the 70s and 80s, the Jean Luc Ponty electric band is hitting the road.

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Millennium Stage: NewSong: Crys Matthews
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

Millennium Stage: NewSong: Crys Matthews

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NewSong presents Crys Matthews, a singer-songwriter who is nothing if not ambitious. A southeastern North Carolina native who now calls Herndon, Virginia home, Matthews blends Americana, folk, jazz, blues, bluegrass, and funk into a bold, complex performance steeped in traditional melodies and punctuated by honest, original lyrics.

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Justin Hayward All the Way In Concert
Aug
22
7:30 PM19:30

Justin Hayward All the Way In Concert

Having chalked up nearly fifty years at the peak of the music and entertainment industry, Justin Hayward’s voice has been heard the world over.  Known principally as the vocalist, lead guitarist and composer for the Moody Blues, his is an enduring talent that has helped to define the times in which he worked. Over the last forty-five years the band has sold fifty five million albums and received numerous awards. Commercial success has gone hand in hand with critical acclaim, The Moody Blues are renowned the world over as innovators and trail blazers who have influenced any number of fellow artists.  Justin is honoured with the Moody Blues on the Rock Walk Hall of Fame on Sunset Boulevard.

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Michael McDonald & Peter Cetera
Aug
22
8:00 PM20:00

Michael McDonald & Peter Cetera

 

Whether solo or as a member of The Doobie Brothers or the Dukes of September, Michael McDonald has achieved inestimable success and remains one of the world’s most distinctive voices. The singer of “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near)” and “Show You the Way” is joined by former Chicago singer and bass player Peter Cetera who makes his Wolf Trap debut. A Rock Hall inductee, Cetera’s time-honored hits include “Glory of Love,” “The Next Time I Fall” with Amy Grant, and “After All” with Cher.

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Strike Out Slavery Day & Postgame Concert
Aug
23
1:05 PM13:05

Strike Out Slavery Day & Postgame Concert

The Nationals and player ambassador Stephen Strasburg are dedicating August 23 to raising awareness for Strike Out Slavery, a nonprofit that strives to educate baseball fans about human trafficking. The day will include a pregame awareness festival and a postgame concert starring Nick Jonas.

All ticketholders are invited to an 11:30am - Pregame awareness festival on the Center Field Plaza and Right Field Plaza

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Millennium Stage: Lakecia Benjamin
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

Millennium Stage: Lakecia Benjamin

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Charismatic and dynamic saxophonist/bandleader Lakecia Benjamin’s electric stage presence and fiery saxophone work have shared stages with Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, The Roots, Macy Gray, and many others, bringing the soul and funk up to a fever pitch in a show that is guaranteed to keep crowds dancing day or night.

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Dawes
Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

Dawes

Drawing on the “folksy, confessional vibe of Seventies Laurel Canyon singer-songwriters like Jackson Browne,” (Rolling Stone) Dawes creates breezy and emotional songs that converge retro California vibes with contemporary folk rock. Sister-trio Joseph and husband-and-wife duo Shovels & Rope kick off the night with perfect harmonies and “booming melodies, break-neck lyricism and a robust take on Americana music” (NPR).

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Tanya Tucker
Aug
23
7:30 PM19:30

Tanya Tucker

Edgy. Classic. Country.

A defining voice of country music and a modern day legend, Tanya Tucker inspired many female artists who still top the charts today. From the signature classic songs to the unforgettable sass and soul of her voice, Tucker has paved a path in country music and beyond through an unprecedented level of success and continues her longevity today due to a natural, undeniable talent.

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Sued
Aug
23
8:00 PM20:00

Sued

Suede is the real deal (said Joan Rivers) and is thrilled to return to her hometown of Annapolis with the Fred Hughes Trio - Fred Hughes, piano; Amy Shook, bass & Frank Russo, drums. NY press says she’s like Adele meets Diana Krall meets Bette Midler. 
Dare her. Again, she was Joan Rivers’ opening act. Come see why!

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Sustainability Fair
Aug
24
11:30 AM11:30

Sustainability Fair

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The event showcases the eco-efforts of over 30 DC-based organizations as well as the hotel’s own green program. Below are some of the organizations guests will enjoy interacting with: World Wildlife Fund, Dog Tag Bakery, US Green Building Council, DC Beekeepers, Keany Produce and many more.

. Guests will be treated to honey tastings from the hotel’s rooftop hives, and each guest will be entered to win some great prizes. Many of the participants bring complimentary samples for attendees such as baked goods and energy saving light bulbs.

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Millennium Stage: Josh Halverson
Aug
24
6:00 PM18:00

Millennium Stage: Josh Halverson

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The Native American Music Award–winning songwriter and finalist on NBC’s The Voice, Josh Halverson has one goal when it comes to his music—to enhance feeling. His earnest recordings “One Shot” and “Year of the Thunderbird” blend his current acoustic roots sound with shades of the R&B and Rock ‘n’ Roll he grew up loving. Halverson won Artist of the Year and Best Folk Recording at the 17th annual Native American Music Awards as well as Artist of the Year for the County Music Awards of Texas for 2018.

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Little River Band
Aug
24
7:30 PM19:30

Little River Band

The Little River Band is one of Australia's prominent musical exports of the 1970s, who shot to fame on the strength of their glowing harmonies and mellow country-pop sound, earning them multiple platinum records, a Grammy nomination and many awards with hits that include "Reminiscing", "Lady", and "Lonesome Loser."

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Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns Tour 2018
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns Tour 2018

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In a career that spans more than three decades, saxophonist Dave Koz has racked up an astoundingly impressive array of honors and achievements: nine GRAMMY® nominations, nine No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, numerous world tours, playing for multiple presidents, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and more. A platinum-selling artist, Koz is also known as a humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio host, instrumental music advocate and restaurateur.

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Back To Black: A Tribute to Amy Winehouse
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

Back To Black: A Tribute to Amy Winehouse

Remember Jones is a one-of-a-kind soul/pop singer, storyteller and bandleader with a throwback vibe and authentic energy that bring audiences to another time and place. He fronts a tribute project "back to BACK TO BLACK", a recreation of the entire AMY WINEHOUSE album with an orchestra of 15-25 musicians that has sold-out in venues across the nation.

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Bear Grillz
Aug
24
9:00 PM21:00

Bear Grillz

Bear Grillz is an American electronic dance music DJ and record producer based in Denver, Colorado. He appeared on national television to reveal his identity which was previously kept as a secret, on The Jerry Springer Show.

Adults 18+

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Washington Multicultural Fair
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Washington Multicultural Fair

Celebrating Cultural Diversity & Unity!

HIGHLIGHTS:  Fashion show, live performances, fashion & accessories sales, original painting and arts by local artists, jewelry and handmade crafts, wellness and health. 

A silent auction will be conducted to benefit Medical Music Group supporting our veterans and medical causes around the world.

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Millennium Stage: Teddy Abrams & Morgan James: 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein
Aug
25
6:00 PM18:00

Millennium Stage: Teddy Abrams & Morgan James: 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein

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The Kennedy Center celebrates the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein—to the day—with an all-star lineup of vocalists and instrumentalists paying tribute to Bernstein’s genius and vision. Curated by conductor Teddy Abrams and featuring the brilliant singer Morgan James, this concert will explore a broad range of Bernstein’s output, including special new arrangements of orchestral masterpieces and personalized versions of his most beloved songs.
 

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Dave Mason & Steve Cropper: Rock & Soul Revue
Aug
25
8:00 PM20:00

Dave Mason & Steve Cropper: Rock & Soul Revue

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Dave Mason (a founding member of the band Traffic) and Steve Cropper (member of Booker T and the MG’s, The Blues Brothers Band the Stax Records house band) join and play together for the first time on one stage to deliver a night of timeless music and endless hits with their blend of rock and soul. 

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Millennium Stage: The Beat That Binds Us: A multi-genre performative and visual piece curated by the 2018-2019 Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellows
Aug
26
6:00 PM18:00

Millennium Stage: The Beat That Binds Us: A multi-genre performative and visual piece curated by the 2018-2019 Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellows

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By combining elements of spoken word verse, hip hop, dance, visual art & instrumentation, The Beat That Binds Us explores the connectivity of Americans by using the body as a metaphor, with emphasis on its health and vitality dependent on the syncopated rhythm of its heartbeat. Through creating content that explores social norms and behaviors, this performance will investigate the barriers that create disease or disharmony in an increasingly divisive nation, and will unpack what we can do to move forward together as a functioning, beating heart.

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311 & The Offspring: Never-Ending Summer Tour
Aug
26
7:00 PM19:00

311 & The Offspring: Never-Ending Summer Tour

311 (pronounced "three-eleven") is an American rock band from Omaha, Nebraska. The band was formed in 1988 by vocalist and guitarist Nick Hexum, lead guitarist Jim Watson (a member briefly, before being replaced by Tim Mahoney in 1991), bassist Aaron "P-Nut" Wills,[1] and drummer Chad Sexton. In 1992, Doug "SA" Martinez joined to sing and provide turntables for 311's later albums. (Wikipedia)

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Open Mic in the Woods
Aug
26
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic in the Woods

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Come down to the Hard Bargain Amphitheater and participate in OPEN MIC in the Woods. This event is open to performers and spectators of all ages. Instrumentalists, singers, dancers, storytellers, poets, jugglers, magicians and others are all welcome. Audience seating is on a first-come-first-served basis.

For more information on performing contact Trey Thomas at 240-766-8830 or tthomas@fergusonfoundation.org

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Bollywood Boulevard
Aug
26
8:00 PM20:00

Bollywood Boulevard

Bollywood Boulevard—a harmonious fusion of live music, dance, and film—leads audiences from the birth of Hindi cinema to present day. Experience the spirit, artistry, and history of India’s famous film industry from the classics of the black and white era and the timeless songs of Bollywood’s Golden Era to the foot-tapping blockbusters of today. Inspired by the music of R.D. Burman, Lata Mangeshkar, and A.R. Rahman, the dance moves of superstars like Amitabh Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra, and romance as captured by Raj Kapoor and Yash Raj Chopra, experience Bollywood as never before.

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Lost Time
Aug
27
to Oct 20

Lost Time

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 Matt Pinney .  Revolutionaries .   Oil on Aluminum UV Print . 48 x 48 in.   

Matt Pinney . Revolutionaries .  Oil on Aluminum UV Print . 48 x 48 in.

 

Artists Reception: Saturday, September 8, 5-8 pm

Artists Talk: Saturday, September 29, 2 pm

Artist Matt Pinney seeks to represent the systems that inform and classify how we communicate. He looks at the various elements that can shape our understanding of what we see: scientific reasoning, social media, politics, and the divine. These elements are intertwined and presented in the linear perspective of his canvas, allowing the viewer to form their own visual understanding.

"Our interpretation of historic narratives are deeply connected to the present. It is very difficult to decipher the complexity of our society or even my own place in it." --Matt Pinney

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Millennium Stage: Tanya Nuchols
Aug
27
6:00 PM18:00

Millennium Stage: Tanya Nuchols

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Tanya Nuchols is a Zumba instructor in one of D.C.’s oldest dance studios, Joy of Motion Dance Center in Friendship Heights. She is a lifelong dance enthusiast, studying ballet, jazz, flamenco, belly dancing, and various Afro-Latin and Brazilian styles. Zumba combines Latin and international music with a fun and effective workout system. With classes and instructors worldwide, anyone can join the party!
 

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Donavon Frankenreiter
Aug
27
8:00 PM20:00

Donavon Frankenreiter

To create his fifth full-length album Start Livinʼ, Hawaii-based singer/guitarist/songwriter Donavon Frankenreiter holed up in a Southern California studio for seven days with his longtime bassist Matt Grundy—and no one else. The follow-up to 2010ʼs Glow, Start Livinʼ is a nine-track selection of folk-infused songs that sweetly reflect the simplicity of their recording. With its smooth showcasing of Frankenreiterʼs rich, honey-thick vocals and masterful guitar work, Start Livinʼ bears all the intimacy of an impromptu back-porch performance and the tenderness of a treasured love letter.

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Guitar Legend Dick Dale
Aug
28
8:00 PM20:00

Guitar Legend Dick Dale

Dick Dale invented surf music in the 1950's. Not the '60's as is commonly believed. He was given the title "King of the Surf Guitar" by his fellow surfers with whom he surfed from sun-up to sun-down. He met Leo Fender, the guitar and amplifier Guru, and Leo asked Dale to play his new creation, the Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar. The minute Dale picked up the guitar, Leo Fender broke into uncontrolled laughter and disbelief, he was watching Dale play a right handed guitar upside down and backwards, Dale was playing a right handed guitar left handed and changing the chords in his head then transposing the chords to his hands to create a sound never heard before.

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Bob James Trio
Aug
29
7:30 PM19:30

Bob James Trio

Robert McElhiney James (born December 25, 1939) is an American Grammy Award-winning jazz keyboardist, arranger, and record producer. He founded the band Fourplay and wrote "Angela," the theme song for the TV show Taxi. He is most famous for standards such as "Nautilus", "Westchester Lady", "Heads", "Night Crawler", "Touchdown", "Blue Lick", "Sign Of the Times", "Spunky", "Marco Polo", "Courtship" and "Just One Thing". Music from his first seven albums has often been sampled and has contributed to the formation of hip hop. (Wikipedia)

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The Stevie Wonder Song Party: A Celebration of Life, Love and Music
Aug
29
to Aug 30

The Stevie Wonder Song Party: A Celebration of Life, Love and Music

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As part of a limited engagement concert series, legendary and multi- Grammy Award winning Stevie Wonder takes to the stage this summer on a tour celebrating life, love and music. And if you love his albums, you'll love the voice live. 

Performances: Aug 29 and Aug 30, 8pm

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JoAnne Shaw Taylor
Aug
29
8:00 PM20:00

JoAnne Shaw Taylor

With JD Simo

Joanne Shaw Taylor has established herself as the UK’s number one star of the blues/rock world. The girl with the big voice from the Black Country has toured extensively around the world, released critically acclaimed albums and gained a global fan base as well as having the honor of playing alongside some of her musical idols.

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Kenny G & The Tenors
Aug
30
8:00 PM20:00

Kenny G & The Tenors

For over three decades, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop, and Latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputation as the premiere artist in contemporary jazz. Similarly creating a powerful crossover sound, award-winning classical and contemporary pop group The Tenors returns to Wolf Trap with undeniable charm and diverse vocal styles.

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Bob James
Aug
30
8:00 PM20:00

Bob James

The career of Bob James is long, varied and continues to evolve at every turn. From his first days in Marshall, Missouri, the music of Bob James has captivated audiences throughout the world.  WhileJames is recognized as one of the progenitors of smooth jazz, his music has also had a profound effect on the history of hip hop, having been sampled often. 

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Greenbelt Labor Day Festival
Aug
31
to Sep 3

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival

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The Greenbelt Labor Day Festival was started in 1955 as a way of raising funds to build a Youth Center. It has been held every year since by the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival Committee, one of the largest all-volunteer organizations in Maryland. This year, 2018, marks the 64th year of the Festival. The weekend will include, live entertainment, food, carnival rides, art show a parade and more. FREE ADMISSION

Carnival Midway Hours
Friday, 6-11pm
Saturday, 10:30am-10pm (Entertainment until 11pm)
Sunday, noon-10pm (Entertainment until 11pm)
Monday, 11am-6pm

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Millennium Stage: Light Beams
Aug
31
6:00 PM18:00

Millennium Stage: Light Beams

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Light Beams began in 2015 when Justin Moyer (Puff Pieces), influenced by 1980s-era freestyle music, and former Prince drummer Sheila E. started playing sampler and timbales with Sam Lavine, the longtime drummer of D.C. Hip Hop mainstays the Cornel West Theory. With the addition of bassist Arthur Noll, the resulting polyrhythmic mélange, sometimes called “zap-tone” or “block rock,” reinvents late-20th century dance-pop using the tools of the 21st.

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Kim Waters
Aug
31
7:30 PM19:30

Kim Waters

Saxophonist Kim Waters has made a career of writing timeless anthems with insatiable grooves, undeniable hooks and memorable melodies that combine the best of jazz, R&B, funk and soul. This formula has catapulted him to the top of the charts time and time again and has made him one of the biggest selling saxophonist to date. 

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A. R. Rahman
Aug
31
8:00 PM20:00

A. R. Rahman

‘The Slumdog Millionaire-actor’ will entertain his ever-growing fanbase with his composing, acting, and performing skills.

Rahman is an Indian actor, singer, songwriter, musician, music producer, multi-instrumentalist, philanthropist composer and performer. He is known for integrating Eastern classical music sounds, world music genres, and traditional orchestral arrangements. He is an Oscar and Grammy award winner and is very popular in the U.S for his acting and music.

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The Classic Rock Experience feat. The Music of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Styx, Boston, Deep Purple, Journey & More
Aug
31
8:00 PM20:00

The Classic Rock Experience feat. The Music of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Styx, Boston, Deep Purple, Journey & More

For more than 40 years, Classic Rock Experience has been one of America's favorite Rock N’ Roll shows performing a collection of epic, classic 70s rock anthems from the list of greatest songs of all time, in true 70s arena rock concert style! Don’t miss this magical, musical journey back to the 70s!

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First Sunday Arts Festival
Sep
2
11:00 AM11:00

First Sunday Arts Festival

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Credit: firstsundayarts.com

Artists fill the streets starting May 6th at First Sunday Arts, the areas premier monthly arts festival to the Annapolis Arts District. The fun starts at 11am on the first Sunday of each month through November as over 130 artists open their displays filled with art to the public in downtown Annapolis, Maryland. The day is also filled with free concerts and entertainment so there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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Chayanne - Desde El Alma
Sep
8
8:00 PM20:00

Chayanne - Desde El Alma

After more than two years away from the stage, renowned international singer CHAYANNE returns to the scene with his new tour, “Desde El Alma”. CHAYANNE®, along with his creative team, are working non-stop on the production of the tour which will debut in the USA in August.

“I really enjoy this phase of the tour because there are so many elements that I want to have in my new show. I want a tour where the people go to have a fun time and sing with me”, said the artist.

Past tours have been well-received, with sold-out venues and the prestigious Billboard Award for Best Tour. Chayanne’s unique blend of powerful romantic ballads and pop tracks with his sensual rhythmic style has allowed him to conquer the hearts of his fans at each one of his shows. His success on stage has contributed his outstanding career and high standing in the hearts of many music lovers around the world.

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The Price
Oct
6
to Nov 19

The Price

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Everything has a price — even our dreams. Victor Franz has returned home to settle his late father’s estate. In an attic overflowing with memories and furniture he meets the enigmatic Gregory Solomon (Hal Linden), a professional appraiser committed to turning a profit off Victor’s past. But before a bargain can be struck, an estranged brother enters the scene to reframe Victor’s memories and force them both to reconsider the true cost of personal sacrifices.

Performances: Oct 6 - Nov 19, 2018, various hours

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First Sunday Arts Festival
Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

First Sunday Arts Festival

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Credit: firstsundayarts.com

Artists fill the streets starting May 6th at First Sunday Arts, the areas premier monthly arts festival to the Annapolis Arts District. The fun starts at 11am on the first Sunday of each month through November as over 130 artists open their displays filled with art to the public in downtown Annapolis, Maryland. The day is also filled with free concerts and entertainment so there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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First Sunday Arts Festival
Nov
4
to Nov 5

First Sunday Arts Festival

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Credit: firstsundayarts.com

Artists fill the streets starting May 6th at First Sunday Arts, the areas premier monthly arts festival to the Annapolis Arts District. The fun starts at 11am on the first Sunday of each month through November as over 130 artists open their displays filled with art to the public in downtown Annapolis, Maryland. The day is also filled with free concerts and entertainment so there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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An Intimate Solo / Acoustic Listening Performance by Citizen Cope
Aug
13
6:30 PM18:30

An Intimate Solo / Acoustic Listening Performance by Citizen Cope

Performances: 6:30pm and 9:30pm. This event is 21 and over

Dug deep into the rich soil of American music, Cope’s roots are complex You may think of Bill Withers or Neil Young or John Lee Hooker or Van Morrison or Willie Nelson or Al Green. Yet, listening to Cope, you also may think of none of the above. You may not think at all, but rather feel a man exposing stories that haunt his heart.

He was born Clarence Greenwood, a child of the seventies, and his life journey is as singular as his art. He is the radically mashed-up product of Greenville, Mississippi; Memphis, Tennessee; Vernon, Texas; Austin, Texas; Washington, DC; and Brooklyn, New York. These locations are felt everywhere in his stories. His sounds are southern rural, big sky lonely, concrete urban, and painfully romantic.

$1 from every ticket will be donated to various charities in the US that support enriching youths in need through arts and education. For more information visit www.citizencope.com

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Millennium Stage: Soundscape Yoga
Aug
13
6:00 PM18:00

Millennium Stage: Soundscape Yoga

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Sasha Lord presents Soundscape Yoga, a class in conjunction with Yoga Activist, set to synthesizers and melodic-based sounds. The show will raise awareness around We Are Stronger Than, a Puerto Rican non-profit that teaches yoga classes in Puerto Rican schools, and after school programs.

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ABBA - The Concert
Aug
12
8:00 PM20:00

ABBA - The Concert

ABBA The Concert continues to be the top ABBA tribute group in the world, dazzling audiences with fantastic performances of ABBA’s iconic hits including “Mamma Mia,” “S.O.S,” “Money, Money, Money,” “The Winner Takes All,” “Waterloo,” “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme,”and “Dancing Queen.”

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Kevin Nealon
Aug
12
6:00 PM18:00

Kevin Nealon

Performances: 6pm and 9pm

Kevin Nealon sets himself apart from other comedic performers with his unique sense of humor, dry wit and likeable demeanor. Nealon is best known for his nine-year stint as a cast member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, and has received critical acclaim for his role in the Showtime series, Weeds.

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Millennium Stage: New Orleans Airlift
Aug
12
6:00 PM18:00

Millennium Stage: New Orleans Airlift

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ON THE NORTH PLAZA

Porch Life, an interactive instrument and sonic ode to stoops, doorways, and swings, is the latest iteration of art collective New Orleans Airlift’s exploration of musical architecture known as the Music Box. Featuring 11 instruments created by more than 18 artists, engineers, and builders, Porch Life can be played by kids and the public as well as performed by world-class musicians.

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Aaron Neville Duo
Aug
12
1:00 PM13:00

Aaron Neville Duo

Until now, it's been easy to separate Aaron Neville's career into two separate but equal strains: the funky stuff he's favored when working with his esteemed band of brothers, and the angelic balladry you associate with him when he's punching his own time card as a solo artist. Casual fans might admit they don't know much -- to borrow a phrase -- about Neville's musical center, but they've perceived a certain split in his career. An education is about to be provided, then, in the form of Apache, a solo album that makes the case for Aaron Neville as the most holistic of soul men. Its hard R&B side matches anything the Neville Brothers ever recorded for true grit, while still allowing plenty of space for a singer who's arguably the most distinctive vocal stylist on the planet to tell it like it is.

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Classic Cher
Aug
11
to Aug 12

Classic Cher

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Performances:  Aug 4, 5, 7, 9, 11 and 12, 8pm. 

Cher is an American singer and actress. Sometimes referred to by the media as the Goddess of Pop, she has been described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry. (Wikipedia)

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Marshall Crenshaw
Aug
11
8:00 PM20:00

Marshall Crenshaw

Marshall Howard Crenshaw is an American musician, singer, and songwriter best known for his song "Someday, Someway", a US Top 40 hit in 1982. 

The celebrated singer-songwriter-guitarist-producer recently released #392: The EP Collection, his new CD on the Red River Entertainment label. The 14-track set collects a dozen standout tracks drawn from the innovative series of six 10” vinyl EPs that Crenshaw released between 2013 and 2015, plus a pair of never-before-heard rarities chosen especially for this collection.

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