June 2018 - Special Events & Concerts

Art Walk in the Park

First Friday of the month: May 4 / Jun 1 / Jul 6 / Aug 3 / Sep 7

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.

Words Out Loud: A Spoken Word Series

Friday, June 1, 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Presenter: Words Out Loud

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Room 302, North Arcade Building

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 240-899-6514

 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is thrilled to welcome Words Out Loud, a monthly spoken word series! 

 

Meetings typically take place the first Friday of each month and feature readings by accomplished authors, followed by an open mic session. Flyer for the June edition available HERE

 

This month's featured authors: 

Doritt Carroll is a native of Washington, DC. Her poems have appeared in Coal City Review, Poet Lore, Gargoyle, Nimrod, and Slipstream, among others. Her collection GLTTL STP was published by Brickhouse Books in 2013. Her chapbook Sorry You Are Not An Instant Winner was published in 2017 by Kattywompus. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and works as a poetry editor for The Baltimore Review. She also has served as poet in residence at the Shakespeare Theater Company and runs the Zed’s reading series.

 

Alan King is the author of POINT BLANK (Silver Birch Press, 2016) and DRIFT (Willow Books, 2012). He’s a husband, father and communications professional who blogs about art and social issues at alanwking.com. A Cave Canem graduate fellow, he holds an MFA from the Stonecoast Program. 

 

Room 302 is in the North Arcade building. Enter to the right of the neon POPCORN sign across from the carousel and take the stairs or elevator to the third floor.

Washington Folk Festival 2018

June 2 & 3, 2018, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Glen Echo Park

Admission: Free

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Washington Folk Festival is back for its 38th year at Glen Echo Park. This FREE festival, presented by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington in collaboration with the Glen Echo Park Partnership, celebrates the many folk music, dance and craft traditions of the greater Washington area. The Festival features over 400 of the best traditional musicians, storytellers, dancers, and craftspeople representing our diverse and multi-faceted region.

 

Seven stages simultaneously present music and dance for a total of nearly 60 hours of live performance. The festival also includes a storytelling stage, dance workshops in the Spanish Ballroom, a craft marketplace in the Bumper Car Pavilion, and many spontaneous picking sessions in the Park’s picnic grove.

 

Visit the event page for more details, including SPECIAL PARKING INSTRUCTIONS >>

2018 Summer Concert Series: The Mike Scoglio Band

Thursday, June 14 - 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 live music with the eclectic and always-upbeat Mike Scoglio Band

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, June 16, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $15 advance (see below) / $20 general at-the-door / $15 students at-the-door

Contact Email: reitan@glenechopark.org

http://www.glenechopark.org

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents a swing dance with live music in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Tonight we are thrilled to welcome back the Blue Moon Big Band as they celebrate their 20th anniversary! 

 

Tom & Debra from Gottaswing will be on hand to teach a beginner dance lesson from 8 - 9 pm (included in the cost of admission). Dancing to live music follows from 9 pm - midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

Blue Moon Big Band has played at Glen Echo occasionally throughout the years, including a sold-out show in 1998 a few months after the band was formed. Since then, the band has recorded six albums and played dances and concerts all over the East Coast. They were featured on NPR's nationally broadcast Swingin' Down the Lane program and have played classic venues including NYC's Swing 46 Jazz & Supper Club. The band was selected to appear in the 2009 Kevin Bacon film, My One and Only, in which Bacon plays the bandleader. Throughout the years, Blue Moon Big Band has remained dedicated to producing an authentic Big Band sound and has procured hundreds of musical arrangements to make that possible. Whether you're a newcomer or know the band from way back, you won't want to miss this performance. 

 

Advance tickets are only $15! Click HERE to buy your tickets now. {You will not receive a physical ticket. Show your PayPal confirmation (email or hard copy) at the door.} 

 

 

2018 Summer Concert Series: U.S. Marines Dixieland Band

Thursday, June 21 - 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 live music with the U.S. Marines Dixieland Band. The United States Marine Band, also known as "The President's Own," 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. Our cafe, Praline at Glen Echo, will be open, or you can bring a picnic dinner. The Dentzel carousel will be open from 7 - 9 pm, $1.25/ride.

Heritage Days

Saturday, June 23, 12pm- 4pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 

Heritage Days is a two-day, county-wide festival sponsored by Heritage Tourism Alliance of Montgomery County (Heritage Montgomery). Glen Echo Park is one of many venues in the county offering special programming - FREE of charge- for Heritage Days weekend.

 

The Spanish Ballroom will be open to the public on Saturday from noon - 4 pm. See the interior of this 1933 art deco gem, learn about the history of the Ballroom and Glen Echo Park, and enjoy live music by Lucky Cats Jazz Orchestra from 12:00 - 3:00 pm. Dancers are most welcome!

 

Lucky Cats Jazz Orchestra is an ensemble that performs dance music from the 1920s, '30s and '40s, providing an elegant re-creation of the great early-jazz dance bands of a bygone era. Lucky Cats Jazz Orchestra is made up of 12 instrumentalists and one vocalist, and features many former members of the Hot Society Orchestra.

 

Other Heritage Days Events!

Each year, on the last weekend of June, Heritage Montgomery hosts its signature event, the annual Heritage Days celebration – this year marking its 21st anniversary! This event with free admission offers visitors an opportunity to sample numerous sites representing the history, culture, and natural beauty of Montgomery County. Saturday, June 23 & Sunday, June 24, 2018 – noon to 4pm

For details visit the Heritage Montgomery website: www.HeritageMontgomery.org

2018 Summer Concert Series: Mystic Warriors

Thursday, June 28 - 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 live music with Mystic Warriors, a local group that has been offering a fresh interpretation of traditional Andean music for over 25 years.

 

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