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Music in Metro DC including Concerts, Opera, Symphony & More

Find DC music concerts, performances and recitals including classical, opera, pop, rock, country, recitals and more. CultureCapital gives you quick and easy access to Metro DC concert schedules with links to the presenters to purchase tickets.

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Hot Hits
National Gallery of Art - Jazz in the Garden: Now thru Aug 29, 2014
The Jazz in the Garden Series begins its 14th season in May. The free concert series features jazz artists performing a wide variety of styles—salsa, blues fusion, xylophone, Afrofunk, and more—every Friday evening from 5:00-8:30 pm in the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. Click here for full schedule.
Mount Vernon Nights: ''Singing Sergeants''
Workhouse Arts Center
Sat, August 23
The Singing Sergeants, the official chorus of the United States Air Force, is one of the world's most versatile and traveled choral organizations.
Music on the Mall
National Mall
Tue, August 26
Music on the Mall features lunchtime performances by District of Columbia acoustic musicians and spoken word artists on the National Mall each Tuesday during the summer.
Mount Vernon Nights: Chaise Lounge Band (Jazz/Lounge/Swing)
Workhouse Arts Center
Sat, August 30
Chaise Lounge’s album The Early Years takes the listener to the Sands hotel in Las Vegas. The year could be 1958 or 2008, so timeless is their music.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Strathmore
Sat, August 30
The iconic band that gave us hits like “Mr. Bojangles,” albums like Will the Circle Be Unbroken and decades of genre-defining music features Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter, John McEuen—ready to rock!
National Symphony Orchestra: Labor Day Capitol Concert 2014
West Lawn US Capital
Sun, August 31
The National Symphony Orchestra celebrates the beginning of its 2014-2015 season with its annual Labor Day Capitol Concert. Participating artists and program to be announced.
Washington National Opera: An Evening with Stephen Costello and Ailyn Pérez
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Wed, September 10
Get up close and personal with two of today's most exciting young singers: husband and wife duo, frequent co-stars (including WNO's The Elixir of Love), and Richard Tucker Award winners Stephen Costello and Ailyn Pérez.
Lera Lynn
Strathmore
Fri, September 12
Houston-born, Georgia-bred, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Lera Lynn creates music that slides and slips through category’s grasp like a watermelon seed. Call it Americana, rockabilly, roots, folk, or country—or just call it Lera Lynn.
Vieux Farka Touré
Artisphere
Fri, September 12
Now known as The Hendrix of the Sahara, Vieux Farka Touré first began to learn the guitar in 2001, in secret and against his father’s wishes. Since then, his skill and dexterity has amazed and moved live audiences worldwide.
NSO Pops: Pink Martini & The von Trapps / Steven Reineke, conductor
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Thu, September 11 thru Sat, September 13
With Pink Martini, one minute you're in a samba parade in Rio de Janeiro, the next you're in a palazzo in Naples. This crowd-pleasing band and The von Trapps perform in support of their collaborative new album Dream a Little Dream.
Dailey & Vincent LIVE: A Live Recording Event
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Sat, September 13
This “made for public television” show is a celebration of the best of America -- its music, its men and women in uniform, and its soaring spirit.
Youssou N'Dour
GW Lisner Auditorium
Sun, September 14
Youssou N’Dour, the Senegalese music legend whose career spans some thirty-seven years, is credited for helping develop Senegal’s mbalax music style.
Nate Smith + KINFOLK
Strathmore
Thu, September 18
Drummer Nate Smith presents his “chilled-out, R&B-informed take on jazz” with his ensemble Kinfolk: Kris Bowers, piano; Fima Ephron, bass; Jeremy Most, guitar; Jaleel Shaw, saxophones; and Amma Whatt, vocals.
Deanna Bogart
BlackRock Center for the Arts
Sat, September 20
Recognized for her dazzling keyboards, soulful saxophone, smoky vocals and cut-above songwriting, Deanna combines the best of boogie-woogie, contemporary blues, country and jazz into a splendid blend she calls blusion.
Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Classics Go Pop!
George Mason University's Center for the Arts
Sun, September 21
Featuring a collection of music that never goes out of style or loses its enormous appeal, this exciting program includes favorites by Gershwin, Chopin, Schubert, Mendelssohn, and much more.
Salif Keita Acoustic
GW Lisner Auditorium
Sun, September 21
A master of West African rhythms, and credited as one of the founders of the Afro-pop genre, Salif Keita is world renowned for his unforgettable live performances, soaring vocals and his emotionally-fueled songs.
Patti LuPone: COULDA, WOULDA, SHOULDA….Played That Role
George Mason University's Center for the Arts
Sat, September 27
In this delightful performance, Ms. LuPone performs the songs from roles in musicals that she could have played, would have played, or should have played, along with those that she did play or will be playing.
Steven Lin, piano
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Sat, September 27
This program spans Steven’s strengths, from a classic Beethoven sonata to a work written for him by a rising young composer first heard by our audiences on Julia Bullock’s recital last season.
Washington National Opera: Florencia in the Amazon
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Sat, September 20 thru Sun, September 28
Soprano Christine Goerke stars as a famous singer on an enchanted riverboat journey in a "visually stunning" (Seattle Times) production of Daniel Catán's Spanish-language opera inspired by the writing of Gabriel García Márquez.
Highlights
George Benson with Special Guest: Andreas Varady
Sun, August 31
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts - Filene Center
Cirque Dreams - Jungle Fantasy
Fri, September 5 thru Sat, September 6
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts - Filene Center
Rosslyn Jazz Festival
Sat, September 6
Gateway Park
Lana Trotovsek, violin and Anna Shelest, piano
Tue, September 9
Embassy of Slovenia
Brian Ganz, Piano
Sun, September 14
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
Art on 8th: The Duende Quartet
Thu, September 18
Arts Plaza at Monroe Street Market
Martin Babjak, baritone and Daniel Buranovský, piano
Thu, September 18
Embassy of Slovakia
Shahkar Bineshpajooh and the Symphony Orchestra
Sat, September 20
Warner Theatre
CigART Night
Tue, September 23
Capitol Skyline Hotel
Art on 8th: Carolyn Malachi
Thu, September 25
Arts Plaza at Monroe Street Market
United States Air Force Band Chamber Players Series- String Quartet
Tue, September 30
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington