Free Events: Music

If you're a music lover on a budget, you've come to the right place! Below you can find free music events including concerts, chamber music, hip-hop, jazz and many other live music events.

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Performances

Jazz in the Garden: Dixie Power Trio

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Mon. Aug 19

Jazz in the Garden: Funky Dawgz Brass Band

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Fri. Aug 23

Live from the Lawn: UkeFest Finale

Strathmore
Wed. Aug 21

Live from the Lawn: Aaron Abernathy

Strathmore
Wed. Aug 28

Archive Challenge Sampler Concert

Library of Congress
Wed. Aug 21

Les Filles de Illighadad

Library of Congress
Thu. Sep 19

Lunchtime with the Arts at Mason-NOVATEQ

Reston Town Center
Thu. Sep 26

Summerbration: Battery Lane

Reston Station
Fri. Aug 23

Summerbration Fun Brunch: Rocknoceros

Reston Station
Sat. Aug 24

Target Family Night: The U.S. Air Force Band

The Kennedy Center
Tue. Aug 20

MK Zulu

The Kennedy Center
Wed. Aug 21

Victory Boyd

The Kennedy Center
Fri. Aug 23

Saxophone Genesis

The Kennedy Center
Sun. Aug 25

Oh He Dead

The Kennedy Center
Wed. Aug 28

East River Jazz Collective

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Thu. Aug 29

M.A.K.U SoundSystem

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Fri. Aug 30

NSO Orchestra: Labor Day Capitol Concert 2019

West Lawn US Capitol
Sun. Sep 1

American Roots Concert Series: Steve Poltz

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sun. Sep 15

American Roots Concert Series: Freddy & Francine

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sun. Sep 22

Lake Anne Jazz and Blues Festival

Lake Anne Plaza
Sat. Aug 31

Jubilee Voices at Library of Congress

Library of Congress
Wed. Aug 21

Signature Theatre's Open House

Signature Theatre
Sun. Aug 18

The Apollo Orchestra with Carter Brey, Cellist

Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church
Sun. Nov 17

The Apollo Orchestra with Cho-Liang Lin, Violin

Church of the Little Flower
Fri. Oct 18

The Apollo Orchestra with Chris Gekker, Trumpet

Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School
Sat. Sep 14

Global Sounds on the Hill: Che Apalache

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Tue. Sep 10

Interference concert

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thu. Oct 3

Who Am I?

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sun. Aug 18

REMIX: Soundtrack to Summer

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thu. Aug 22

Día de los Muertos

Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard
Sat. Nov 2

REMIX: The Future is Female

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thu. Sep 26

Shenson Chamber Music Concert: Jamie Bernstein and Spencer Myer

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Oct 2

Dance with Step Afrika! at Yards Park!

The Yards Park
Sun. Aug 25

Chucho Valdés - Jazz Batá

Library of Congress
Sat. Oct 12

Fretwork with Iestyn Davies

Library of Congress
Wed. Oct 16

Tank & the Bangas

Library of Congress
Fri. Oct 25

Quicksilver - Founder's Day Concert

Library of Congress
Wed. Oct 30

Midori, violin & Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano

Library of Congress
Sat. Nov 2

A Cabaret Evening with Norm Lewis

Library of Congress
Thu. Nov 14

Chopin: the Raphael of the Piano

Library of Congress
Sat. Nov 16

Irish Chamber Orchestra

Library of Congress
Wed. Nov 20

Leila Josefowicz, violin & John Novacek, piano

Library of Congress
Sat. Nov 23

Clara Schumann at 200

Library of Congress
Fri. Dec 6

Dunedin Consort

Library of Congress
Thu. Jan 30, 2020

Asko|Schönberg

Library of Congress
Jan. 31 & Feb. 1, 2020

Skride Piano Quartet

Library of Congress
Wed. Feb 5, 2020

Phaeton Trio

Library of Congress
Fri. Feb 7, 2020

Perfection: The Laurent Crystal Flute, 1807-1848

Library of Congress
Sat. Feb 15, 2020

Miranda Cuckson & Friends

Library of Congress
Fri. Feb 21, 2020

Sphinx Virtuosi

Library of Congress
Fri. Feb 28, 2020

Concerto Köln

Library of Congress
Sat. Feb 29, 2020

Arabesque Marouan Benabdallah

Library of Congress
Sat. Mar 14, 2020

Takács Quartet

Library of Congress
Tue. Mar 17, 2020

Tabea Zimmermann, viola | Javier Perianes, piano

Library of Congress
Wed. Mar 18, 2020

#Declassified: Manuscript Music for Men’s Chorus

Library of Congress
Sat. Mar 28, 2020

Conrad Tao, piano | Caleb Teicher, tap dance

Library of Congress
Sat. Apr 4, 2020

Fly Higher: Charlie Parker @ 100

Library of Congress
Sat. Apr 11, 2020

Bang on a Can All Stars | Field Recordings

Library of Congress
Fri. Apr 17, 2020

2019 Art All Night at the KCC

Korean Cultural Center DC
Sat. Sep 14

Flux Quartet with Oliver Lake and Donal Fox

Library of Congress
May. 1 & 2, 2020

International Contemporary Ensemble

Library of Congress
Fri. May 8, 2020

Beethoven’s Hammerklavier Sonata: Two Visions

Library of Congress
Fri. May 15, 2020

Big Band Evening: Strayhorn Known and Unknown

Library of Congress
Thu. May 28, 2020

The Bill Charlap Trio with Jon Faddis

Library of Congress
Sat. May 30, 2020

Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

Library of Congress
Fri. Jul 24, 2020

The Apollo Orchestra with Roberto Diaz, viola

Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church
Sun. Jan 12, 2020

The Apollo Orchestra with Peter Orth, piano

The Kennedy Center
Thu. Mar 5, 2020

The Apollo Orchestra with Michelle Kim, violin

Church of the Epiphany
Sun. May 17, 2020

The Apollo Orchestra presents Rossini’s Stabat Mater

Church of the Little Flower
Sun. Jun 14, 2020

Monumental Theatre Company presents Montgomery

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Sat. Aug 31

The United States Air Force String Quartet

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Tue. Sep 3

Mellifera

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Wed. Sep 4

Sariyah Idan

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Thu. Sep 5

Brandee Younger

Studio K of the REACH
Sun. Sep 8

Keali'i Reichel

REACH Plaza Stage
Tue. Sep 10

DC Strings Workshop

REACH Plaza Stage
Wed. Sep 11

Night Glitter

The Terrace Gallery in the REACH
Fri. Sep 13

J.PERIOD & The Live Mixtape ft. Mumu Fresh

Studio K of the REACH
Sat. Sep 14

Dan & Claudia Zanes

REACH Plaza Stage
Sun. Sep 15

DCPS Teacher Showcase

REACH Plaza Stage
Mon. Sep 16

The U.S. Army Band Pershing's Own Saxophone Quartet

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Mon. Sep 23

Yiddish Tango from Warsaw

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Tue. Sep 24

Toko Telo

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Wed. Sep 25

La Mojarra Electrica

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Thu. Sep 26

Nitty Scott

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Fri. Sep 27

Dal’Ouna Ensemble & The Atlantic Reed Consort

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Sat. Sep 28

Lucibela

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Sun. Sep 29

Sintesis

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Mon. Sep 30

Lakota Music Project with the South Dakota Symphony Chamber Ensemble

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Sat. Oct 19

Project ChArma

Dance Place
Thu. Sep 26
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