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D.C.’s Carter Barron Amphitheatre Announces Summer Program

Need a way to relax after a long day of summer heat? Washington, D.C.’s Carter Barron Amphitheater, located in Rock Creek Park, offers their annual summer concert series with a variety of performances and acts. Nu-Soul, jazz, blues, dance, and classical are just some of the many genres that are set to hit the stage. The schedule is as follows:

June 17 (free with tickets), 7:30 pm

Nu-Soul Night, Oktbrwrld, Zwei with Sol Edler, Deborah Bond & Third Logic

June 18 ($20+) 7:30 pm

The Emotions with Bloodstone and Lady Rhythm

June 19 (free) 7:30 pm

U.S. Navy Commodores Jazz Ensemble

June 24 (free with tickets) 7:30 pm

Rock Night: Kenin, Niki Barr, Rotoglow

June 25 ($20+) 7:30 pm

Angie Stone with Urban Mystic and K’alyn

July 8 (free with tickets) 7:30 pm

Big Band/Small Band Swing Night: Brooks Tegler Big Band and J Street Jumpers

July 9 ($20+) 7:30 pm

The Dells with Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes and The Jewels

July 15 (free) 7:30 pm

National Symphony Orchestra’s “An Outdoor Celebration”

Sarah Hatsuko Hicks, conductor

July 16 (free) 7:30 pm

National Symphony Orchestra’s “From Rio to the Rio Grande – Music of the Americas”

Emil de Cou, conductor

Aug. 12 (free) 7:30 pm

Washington Reflections Dance Co. presents works by choreographers Thaddeus Davis, Francisco Gella & the world premier of Derrick Spear’s celebration of Rock Creek Park.

Aug. 13 (free) 7:30 pm

Metro DC Dances: Deborah Riley Dance Projects, Expansion Dance Project, Silk Road Dance Company, Tappening

Aug. 14 (free) 7:30 pm

Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

Aug. 19 ($20+) 7:30 pm

George Duke with Roy Ayers

Aug. 20 ($20+) 7:30 pm

Mandrill with The Clones of Funk & TDC featuring The One Sun Lion Ra

Aug. 26 (free) 7:30 pm

Spoken Word in the Park: 13 of Nazareth, Eddie Oliver, Charneice Fox, Amy Heard, Brother Earl, Second 2 Last, Ainsley Burrows and others

Aug. 27 ($20+) 7:30 pm

Mint Condition with Julie Dexter

Sept. 3 (free) 1:00 pm

17th Annual DC Blues Festival

The DC Blues Society celebrates

“Divas Stir Up the Blues” with

Saffire (The Uppity Blues Woman),

Candye Kane, DeConstance,

Sharrie Williams, Ruby Hayes,

Blues on Board and more

For more information, check out the National Park Services website at

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