• US Marine Band Summer Concert with flowers and guitar

    SUMMER CONCERTS

     

    CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF SUMMER CONCERTS

    ALL CONCERTS ARE FREE  |  DANCERS ARE WELCOME  |  FREE PARKING  |  RAIN OR SHINE

    June 13 – August 22, 2024 | Thursdays, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

    In the Bumper Car Pavilion

    RSVPs preferred, not required

    Parking information & link to Park Map below.

    Limited seating available — feel free to bring folding chairs.

    Beer, wine, soft drinks, and snacks for sale in Bumper Car Pavilion courtesy of Praline.
    Bringing your own alcohol is not permitted.


    June 13  Clarence "The Blues Man" Turner *Celebrating Juneteenth*
    Clarence has been playing the blues since the age of 8 years old. Once he takes the stage, you will immediately see why Clarence Turner has been appropriately nicknamed “The Blues Man.”


    June 20  |  Charm City Junction
    From Old Time rhythms and foot stomping Irish melodies to hard-driving Bluegrass, Baltimore-based acoustic roots quartet Charm City Junction creates a fresh soundscape that keeps listeners on the edge of their seats wondering where they'll go next. Featuring fiddle, clawhammer banjo, button accordion and upright bass, this quartet isn’t afraid to take roots music to new places — but always with an eye on tradition.


    June 27  |  U.S. Marine Band Free Country
    The Marine Band's popular music ensemble Free Country performs pop, folk, rock, and country music selections from the 1960s through today, and the group's showmanship and vocal harmonies always provide an entertaining performance to which the whole family can dance and sing along.


    July 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. Gargiulo now promotes Argentine tango and Latin American Folk music in Washington DC.

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    July 18  |  Nowhere Men
    Nowhere Men are an acoustic quartet of guitars, bass, percussion, and lots of singing! Based out of NOVA, Nowhere Men pride themselves on reproducing the vocals of the Beatles in a more intimate atmosphere that is suited for a wide variety of venues.

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    July 25  |  James Bazen Big Band
    James Bazen Big Band is an 18-piece big band that plays a wide variety of energetic jazz. In addition to originals, the orchestra plays innovative compositions from Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Gordon Goodwin, Bob Mintzer, Buddy Rich and more.

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    August 1  |  Vox Pop
    Vox Pop is a seven-person, mixed voice a cappella group from the Washington, DC area. Vox Pop's talents have been recognized with Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award (CARA) nominations in 2014, 2016, and 2019 including 2x Best Contemporary A Cappella League (CAL) Album, Best CAL Song, and Best Non-Scholastic Arrangement.

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    August 8  |  U.S. Marine Band Latin Jazz Ensemble
    The Marine Band's Latin Jazz Ensemble performs a mix of classic and contemporary Latin jazz hits that will keep hands clapping, feet tapping, and the dance floor busy.

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    August 15 |  Ruthie and the Wranglers
    High-energy DC-based Americana Country band. Loretta Lynn meets the Ramones at a Dick Dale party.

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    August 22  |  Zedicus
    A world music artist with an eclectic sound, blending elements of reggae, rock, alternative and African music.

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    Thank you to our sponsor, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rotary Foundation.


    FREE parking in our main parking lot at 5801 Oxford Road. Find more information and a link to our Park Map here


    Watch recordings of 2021 Summer Concerts Series >>


    Suggested Donation: $10

    Every contribution helps us present free festivals, concerts, preserve and maintain the Park's historic buildings, and more.