Arts and Theatre

Jazz in the Garden

The Jazz in the Garden concert series, the National Gallery of Art’s beloved summer tradition, began its 10th season on Friday, May 28, with weekly performances through Friday, September 10. The free concert series features an array of jazz artists performing a range of styles—from swing to progressive to Latin—every Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:30 at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, rain or shine.

The concert series welcomed an unprecedented number of attendees last summer, totaling nearly 200,000 guests for the season. The relaxed garden setting, coupled with the friendly cultural atmosphere, has made this event a favorite Friday after-work destination for Washingtonians and visiting families alike. Musicians perform in front of the Pavilion Café while visitors sit around the grand central fountain or relax on a blanket on the beautifully landscaped grounds. Guests may indulge in the Pavilion Café’s food and beverages or bring their own picnics.

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