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National Park Service announces lineup for free summer concerts

 National Park Service announces lineup for free summer concerts

For AU students staying the summer and DMV locals alike, D.C. offers plenty of outdoor entertainment options. As a bonus for those who can stand the sweltering summer heat, lots of those outside options are free. The National Park Service announced its summer concert lineup on July 2 and added another handful of free outdoor events to the city’s summer to-do list.

The National Park Service will host 12 performances between July 17 and September 5. Some events will be held at the Carter Barron Amphitheater in Rock Creek Park and others will be held at the Fort Dupont Summer Theater in Fort Dupont Park. Both venues are accessible by Metro (rail or bus).

Themes for the concerts include Classic Soul Night (July 17), Jazz in the Park Night (Aug. 8), and the 27th Annual D.C. Blues Festival (Sept. 5) among many others. The series will also include screenings of classic films like Rear Window (Aug. 28) and will host the 15th Annual D.C. Poetry Festival (Aug. 21).

Carter Barron Amphitheatre Highlights

July 24 - Reggae Night (7:30 p.m., gates open at 7 p.m.)

August 21 - 15th Annual DC Poetry Festival (7:30 p.m., gates open at 7 p.m.)

August 28 - Movie Night: Rear Window (~8:15 p.m., gates open at 7 p.m.)

September 5 - 27th Annual DC Blues Festival (12:15 p.m., gates open at 12 p.m.)

Where: 4850 Colorado Avenue, NW (16th Street and Colorado Avenue, NW)

Fort Dupont Summer Theater Highlights

July 18 - World Music Night (7:30 p.m., gates open at 7 p.m.)

July 25 - Dance and Club Night (7:30 p.m., gates open at 5:30 p.m.)

August 8 - Jazz in the Park Night (7:30 p.m., gates open at 5:30 p.m.)

Where: 3600 F Street, SE

tburns@theeagleonline.com


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