ALL CONCERTS ARE FREE | DANCERS ARE WELCOME | FREE PARKING | RAIN OR SHINE
June 16 – August 25, 2022 | Thursdays at 7:30 pm
August 18 | Mike Kamuf's Little Big Band
Mike Kamuf's Little Big Band brings their jazz ensemble to the Park, including 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.
August 25 | Nobody's Business
Fronted by 'belt-it-out' vocalists Melissa Bronez and Karoun Demirjian, NOBODY'S BUSINESS takes its up-tempo business seriously. The eight-piece band - including keyboard, harmonica and sax - comes at you hard with a drivin' mix of blues, R&B, soul and rock.
June 16 | Texas Chainsaw Horns
With almost a dozen members, the Texas Chainsaw Horns band draws on a wide variety of influences, ranging from Ray Charles and James Brown, to ZZ Top and The Tower of Power. Their main focus is the tight, five-piece horn section featuring trumpeter/arranger Tony Murtha, whose work has been featured on American Idol, the NFL Super Bowl Halftime Show, and the Disney Channel.
June 23 | Kiti Gartner & the Drifting Valentines
Kiti Gartner & the Drifting Valentines is a band out of Washington DC who play western swing, rockabilly, old country and some jump blues. Their influences include music from the 1940s and on, including almost everything that came out of The Quonset Hut and RCA Studio B in Nashville, Sun Records and Bakersfield. The Drifting Valentines are Kiti Gartner (vocals/rhythm guitar), Zachary Sweeney (electric guitar), Steve Wolf (bass), Brian Alpert (drums).
June 30 | CarpathiaDC Folk Dance Ensemble
Carpathia is Washington DC's premier folk dance group that specializes in the dances of Central and Eastern Europe, including from Ukraine, Romania, Poland, Germany, and North Macedonia, among others. The group is all-volunteer and is dedicated to preserving and sharing the exciting dances of the region.
July 7 | Ampersand
Called the "Swiss army knife" of traditional music, Ampersand provides a lively, family-friendly program of Americana roots songs and tunes, from early Celtic traditions to blues of the 1920s and 30s, on up to modern folk music.
July 14 | United States Marine Band Acoustic Ensemble - Free Country Unplugged
July 21 | Adrian Duke
Adrian Duke is a piano player & singer-songwriter in the New Orleans musical tradition of Professor Longhair, James Booker & Dr. John.
July 28 | United States Marine Band Ragtime Band - Hot Jazz Ensemble
August 4 | TolumiDE
Award-winning Artist and D.C. based globetrotter TolumiDE takes audiences away to a tropical oasis filled with sweet, soulful vocals, warm lyrics and groovy, contemporary African rhythm.
Presented with support from a Maryland State Arts Council Touring Grant.
August 11 | A Música da Vida featuring Claudia Gargiulo
Argentine born singer and teacher Claudia Gargiulo is a mezzo-soprano known for the clarity of her voice. She has previously performed in South America and Europe, participating in festivals and theaters in Italy, Argentina and the USA. Now promotes Argentine tango, and Latin American Folk music in Washington DC.