August 2019 - Special Events & Concerts

2019 Summer Concert Series: Arundelair Chorus

Thursday, August 1 - 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

https://glenechopark.org/summerconcerts

 

Enjoy an evening of live music with Arundelair Chorus. Arundelair Chorus is an a cappella organization of women who sing and meet regularly to practice, perform, socialize and have fun. They have 21 women of varying ages from all walks of life. 

 

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.

 

Words Out Loud: A Spoken Word Series

Friday, August 2, 2019, 7:30 pm - 9:30 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 host 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 literary trivia and an open mic session.

 

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.

 

 

Lindsay Lusby’s debut poetry collection Catechesis: a postpastoral (June 2019) won the 2018 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize from The University of Utah Press, judged by Kimiko Hahn. The author of two previous chapbooks and the winner of the 2015 Fairy Tale Review poetry contest, her poems have appeared most recently in The Cincinnati Review, Passages North, The Account, North Dakota Quarterly, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal.

 

Susan Okie is a physician, poet and former Washington Post medical reporter.  She received her MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College in January, 2014.  Her work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Gettysburg Review, The Bellevue Literary Review, the Journal of the American Medical Association, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, and other journals. Her chapbook, Let You Fly, was a 2018 finalist in Finishing Line Press’s New Women’s Voices contest.

2019 Summer Concert Series: Aloha Boys

Thursday, August 8 - 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

https://glenechopark.org/summerconcerts

 

Enjoy an evening of live music with the Aloha Boys. Born and raised in Hawai'i and transplanted to the Washington D.C. area to pursue careers, The Aloha Boys, Glen Hirabayashi, Isaac Ho'poi'i and Irv Queja - met in 1996 while playing music for their children at Halau O'Aulani, a school of Hawai'ian culture, in the Washington D.C. area. A special and exciting bond grew musically among The Aloha Boys, who love to kanikapila or play an acoustic down-home, backyard-style Hawai'ian music, a style which includes everything from the very traditional to contemporary songs and styles. They all sign lead and backing vocals. Their voices blend in a nahenage (soft pleasant) style. They have performed at numerous functions from backyard parties to concerts and at many venues including Carnegie Hall and on the National Mall at the opening of the World War II Memorial and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, and the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. The music of The Aloha Boys brings them and their audience back to a lifestyle that is unique and precious to Hawai'i. 

 

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.

 

2019 Summer Concert Series: United States Marine Band - Free Country

Thursday, August 15 - 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

https://glenechopark.org/summerconcerts

 

Enjoy an evening of live music with Free Country, the United States Marine Band's popular music 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.

 

2019 Summer Concert Series: King Soul

Thursday, August 22 - 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

https://glenechopark.org/summerconcerts

 

Enjoy an evening of live music with King Soul. Born of a mutual passion for the deep, down home sounds of an earlier time, eight-piece band King Soul is bringing the excitement of old school Southern Soul to a new audience. Featuring original songs, powerful vocals and an awesome horn section, King Soul has become a top draw at area clubs and events. 

 

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.

 

2019 Summer Concert Series: James Bazen Big Band

Thursday, August 29 - 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

https://glenechopark.org/summerconcerts

 

Enjoy an evening of live music with the James Bazen Big BandThis exciting 18 piece ensemble features some of the area's best musicians performing a wide range of material.  

 

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.

 

Labor Day Art Show

August 31 - September 2, 2019, 12 pm - 6 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: Free

http://www.glenechopark.org/ldas

 

The 49th Annual Labor Day Art Show at Glen Echo Park will be held in the historic Spanish Ballroom from Saturday, August 31 through Monday, September 2, 2019.

 

There will be a Public Opening Reception on Friday, August 30, as well as a Member & Donor Preview. Click the link above for more details. 

 

Presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, the exhibition and sale runs from 12 pm to 6 pm each day. Admission is free.  The exhibition features the work of more than 200 artists from the mid-Atlantic region. The show includes works in a wide range of artistic media, including:

 

• sculpture

• painting and drawing

• ceramics

• glass

• jewelry

• fiber arts

• photography

• furniture

• works on paper

Open House for Classes

Saturday, August 31, 12 pm - 4 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Throughout the Park

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

http://www.glenechopark.org/openhouse

 

Join us for our free Open House for Classes in the Bumper Car Pavilion and explore the many classes and programs offered at Glen Echo Park.

Participate in a free workshop ...

Meet Instructors ...

Tour the Park ...

and try something new!

Visit Resident Artist studios, view artist demonstrations, and enjoy interactive family programs.

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Also during Labor Day weekend, the Glen Echo Park Partnership and the Irish Inn at Glen Echo present a weekend of Irish music and dancing, featuring a wide variety of the area’s finest performers. Also, visitors may browse the art work at the 49th Annual Labor Day Art Show in the Spanish Ballroom, open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm.