July 2018 - Special Events & Concerts

2018 Summer Concert Series: Oasis Island Sounds

Thursday, July 5 - 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 Oasis Island Sounds, a local group that has been performing Steel Drum, Reggae, Calypso, and African music for over 30 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.

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, July 6, 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 pleased 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 July date available HERE

 

This month's featured authors: 

Pamela Murray Winters is a poet, editor, former music journalist, and library school dropout. She earned an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2015 and received a 2017 Maryland State Arts Council grant for her poetry. Her poems have been published in numerous journals and anthologies, and her first book, The Unbeckonable Bird, was published by FutureCycle Press in June 2018. She is one of the organizers of the Evil Grin Poetry Series in Annapolis, MD.

 

Hiram Larew’s work has appeared most recently in Little Patuxent Review, FORTH, vox poetica, Poetry Super Highway, Poets & Artists, Every Day Poems, Lunaris Review (Nigeria), Amsterdam Quarterly, and The Wild Word. Author of three collections, he’s been nominated for four national Pushcart prizes, is a member of the Shakespeare Folger Library’s poetry board, and organizes several events in Prince George’s County, MD and beyond including Poetry X Hunger and The Poetry Poster Project.  He is a global hunger specialist, and lives in Upper Marlboro, MD … and he’s very, very short.

 

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.

Casual Concert: Jazz from the Great American Songbook

Friday, July 6 at 7:30pm

Presenter: Washington Conservatory of Music

Location: Washington Conservatory of Music at Glen Echo Park

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301 634 2251

http://www.washingtonconservatory.org/index.htm

 


 

The Washington Conservatory of Music presents an informal one-hour jazz concert of music from the Great American Songbook, a collection of some of the most important and influential American popular songs from the early 20th century. These timeless, enduring classics are always in style and guaranteed to entertain. Played by Marty Nau, saxophone; Robert Reed, piano; and Steve Novosel, acoustic bass. For more information, visit www.washingtonconservatory.org/.

2018 Summer Concert Series: U.S. Marine Band Jazz Fusion Ensemble

Thursday, July 12 - 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. Marine Band Jazz Fusion Ensemble. 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.

2018 Summer Concert Series: Alif Laila (Sitar) & Suryaksha Deshpande (Tabla)

Thursday, July 19 - 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 Alif Laila, an Indian classical sitar performer, composer, teacher and artistic director. She was trained in Dhaka, Bangladesh by Mir Qasem Khan, nephew of the legendary maestro, Allauddin Khan.

 

Laila has performed at the Kennedy Center and Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. and has performed internationally as well. She has performed and recorded with world-renowned tabla  (Indian classical drums) artists including Anindo Chatterjee and has released eight sitar CDs. She has produced two DVD'S in Indian classical sitar. Her latest album, with world percussion, is called ‘Ekavali’ (the connecting thread). She established her music school, ‘Sitar Niketan’ in February 2015. Alif will be accompanied by Suryaksha Deshpande, an accomplished tabla player. This concert is made possible with a Maryland State Arts Council Touring Artist Grant.

 

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.

2018 Summer Concert Series: Real Live Jazz Quartet

Thursday, July 26 - 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 Real Live Jazz QuartetLead by Bob Boguslaw, former pianist of the “President’s Own” Marine Band, the group also features vocals, drums and bass. They perform mainstream jazz and blues, as well as unique interpretations of classic R&B and show tunes from the American Songbook. Real Live Jazz Quartet has been delighting audiences in the DC-Maryland-Virginia region over the past fifteen years in venues that include the Kennedy Center, Smithsonian, and the Byrd Jazz Series in Annapolis.

 

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.