July 2017 - Special Events & Concerts

Summer Concert Series 2017: Mike Kamuf Little Big Band

Thursday, July 6 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 

This evening we are pleased to present the Mike Kamuf Little Big BandThe Mike Kamuf Little Big Band is a jazz ensemble which brings together eight talented musicians from the Washington D.C/Baltimore region. The group’s repertoire consists of original compositions and arrangements penned by MIke Kamuf as well as jazz standards and selections from the Great American Songbook. The arrangements cover many styles within the jazz idiom. The group’s instrumentation and arrangements provide both the musicians and the audience with the subtlety and spontaneity of a small group coupled with the impact and excitement of a big band.

 

The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. Praline at Glen Echo will be open or bring a picnic dinner. The Dentzel carousel will be open from 7 - 9 pm, $1.25/ride.

 

 

Art Walk in the Park

First Friday of the month: May 5 / Jun 2 / Jul 7 / Aug 4 / Sep 1

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Throughout the Park

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301 634 2222

 


 

Every First Friday, May through September from 6pm to 8pm, the Glen Echo Park Partnership hosts open studios and artist demonstrations throughout the park. Check the Art Walk page to see what is happening in studios and shows at http://glenechopark.org/artwalk.

Summer Concert Series 2017: Sweet Saludos

Thursday, July 13 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 

This evening we are proud to present Sweet Saludos. This ensemble features incredible vocal harmonies and guitar arrangements atop a foundation of powerful percussion. With a repertory of popular and traditional South American, Central American, and Cuban songs, the trio has a large and loyal following. They play at Rumberos Restaurant on Friday nights and Rumba Cafe in Adam’s Morgan, DC’s Latin Quarter, on Saturday nights. A performance by the Sweet Saludos trio at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage is archived HERE

 

The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. Praline at Glen Echo will be open or bring a picnic dinner. The Dentzel carousel will be open from 7 - 9 pm, $1.25/ride.

 

 

Summer Concert Series 2017: Brendan Pelan and Chick Hall

Thursday, July 20 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 

We are proud to present CLASS REUNION featuring Brendan Pelan and 3-time Wammie Award Winner Chick Hall, Jr. Chick Hall is one of the best guitar slingers around and Brendan is one of the most respected vocalists in the area. Chick and Brendan played together in a band called The Majestic Neons back in high school and have continued working their magic through the years. The concert will feature a mix of Contemporary Rock/Pop and Irish Acoustic music.

 

The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. Praline at Glen Echo will be open or bring a picnic dinner. The Dentzel carousel will be open from 7 - 9 pm, $1.25/ride.

 

 

Dance Concert | Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band

Saturday, July 22, 9:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: Door: $20 general / $15 students and Glen Echo Park Partnership members

Contact Email: reitan@glenechopark.org

http://www.glenechopark.org

 


 

ONLINE TICKET SALES ARE NOW CLOSED. TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABE AT THE DOOR.

 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band in the historic Spanish Ballroom. This band is irresistably danceable and you'll have plenty of room to shake it on our beautiful hardwood dance floor (110 feet by 70 feet). Dancing to live music runs from 9 pm - midnight. Doors open at 8:30 pm.

 

Chopteeth is a 12-piece Afrofunk orchestra exploring the common groove between the funkiest, most hip-shakin’ West African and American popular music on the planet. The core of the Chopteeth sound is Afrobeat: a big-band funk invented by Fela Kuti in 1970’s Nigeria. Afrobeat is a spicy stew of modern jazz, Yoruba tribal music and burning, James Brown-inspired rhythms. Chopteeth’s sets feature original compositions along with updates of African dance classics. Band members serve up lyrics in a total of seven different languages.
 


 

Chopteeth has performed on shows with a wide range of critically acclaimed world music, soul and jazz-funk groups, including Parliament Funkadelic, Trombone Shorty, Galactic, Aaron Neville, Cyril Neville, Derek Trucks Band, Ozomatli, Grupo Fantasma, Konono No. 1, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Gov't Mule, Soulive, Greyboy Allstars, The Iguanas, War, Chuck Brown and many more.

 

 

"A storming powerhouse of big-band African funk, Chopteeth is smart, tight and relentlessly driving: a definite don't-miss."  —The Washington Post
  

 

"Afrofunk with lunatic energy."  —National Public Radio
 


 

"Thunderous and potent. Chopteeth's debut CD takes the band from upbeat Swahili lyrics over a South African pulse one second, to spaghetti Western-inspired instrumentals the next.”  —Billboard

 

"A sonic explosion happening onstage, Chopteeth will magnetize you with their exotic offerings. There are no limitations to what the band can do musically."  —D.C. Music Download

 

For a calendar view of all the July dances, visit the July "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Summer Concert Series 2017: U.S. Marine Band - Free Country

Thursday, July 27 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 

Enjoy an evening of pop hits and American classics with the U.S. Marine Band! Free Country is an ensemble within the United States Marine Band, also known as "The President's Own." The band is made up of world-class musicians who regularly perform a wide range of music for the President and other dignitaries.

 

The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. Praline at Glen Echo will be open or bring a picnic dinner. The Dentzel carousel will be open from 7 - 9 pm, $1.25/ride.

 

 

Sweden in the Park - Nordic Folk Dancing

Friday, July 28, 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Presenter: Embassy of Sweden

Recommended Ages: all ages welcome

Location: Back Room

Admission: FREE (pre-registration encouraged)

Contact Phone: 301 634 2229

https://swedeninthepark.eventbrite.com

 


 

Please note: Tonight's dance has been moved to the Back Room (Annex)

 

SWEDEN IN THE PARK: Nordic Folk Dance at Glen Echo Park
June 18, July 28, August 25, September 10


The Embassy of Sweden, in collaboration with Glen Echo Park and the local folkdance community, are offering free Swedish/Nordic folk dance lessons and social dances! 

 

Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Click HERE to register.

 

This month's dance group: Mid-Atlantic Norwegian Dancers
Dance lesson 7:00 - 8:00 pm, social dance 8:00 - 10:00 pm (end time may be extended)

 

Live music with Melissa Running and Sonia White on Swedish nyckelharpa and Loretta Kelley on fiddle. Beginners are welcome. No need to bring a partner. Bring clean hard-soled shoes with low wide heel if you can. Free of charge. Water supplied.