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This summer’s free concerts

D.C., Maryland and Virginia all host free concerts this summer, like Jazz in the Garden at the National Gallery of Art. (The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Alex Beall, special to wtop.com

WASHINGTON – During the summer months, the D.C. area will play host to a variety of free concerts, highlighting all different genres. Grab a blanket, a picnic and the kids – we’ll see you out there.

Concerts planned for D.C.

U.S. Military Bands

Dates: June 3-Aug. 30

When: Monday-Friday, 8 p.m.

Where: The west steps of the U.S. Capitol Building

Riverfront Rhythm

Dates: May 3-Aug. 30

When: Fridays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Yards Park

Rhythm in NoMa

Dates: Evening concerts, May 30-Sept. 26. Lunchtime concerts, June 7- Aug. 2.

When: Evening concerts are held on the last Thursday of the month from 6-8 p.m. The lunchtime concerts are held on Fridays from 11:30-1:30 p.m.

Where: Union Center Plaza

Indian Summer Showcase Concert

Dates: May 24, May 25, June 8, Aug. 10

Where: Outdoor Welcome Plaza at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian

When: 5 p.m.

Jazz in the Garden

Dates: May 24-Aug. 30

Where: National Gallery of Art

When: Fridays, 5-8:30 p.m.

Saturday Morning at the National Theatre

Dates: June 1-July 27

Where: Helen Hayes Gallery at the National Theatre

When: Saturdays, 9:30 & 11 a.m.

Kennedy Center’s Free Performances

Dates: Year-round

Where: The Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center

When: Everyday, 6 p.m.

Take 5!

Dates: June 20, July 18, Aug. 15

Where: Kogod Courtyard at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

When: Third Thursday of the month, 5-8 p.m.

Happenings at the Harman

Dates: May 1-June 26

Where: Harman Hall at Shakespeare Theatre

When: Wednesdays, 12-1 p.m.

Concerts at National Gallery of Art

Dates: May 1-June 30

Where: The locations can vary (within the gallery), so check the schedule prior to the event.

When: Various days and times, check the schedule prior to the event.

Tuesday Concert Series

Dates: Year-round

Where: Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St, N.W.

When: Tuesdays, 12:10 p.m.

Concerts from the Library of Congress

Dates: Year-round

Where: Coolidge Auditorium in the Thomas Jefferson Building at the Library of Congress

When: Select days, 8 p.m.


Concerts planned for Maryland

Friday Night Live!

Dates: May 10-Sept. 13

Where: Plaza at the National Harbor

When: The second Friday of the month, 5-9 p.m.

Pops of the Potomac

Date: June 15

Where: National Harbor

When: 7-9 p.m.

Downtown Bethesda Free Summer Concerts

Dates: May 2-July 25

Where: Veterans Park

When: Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.

ON STAGE Concert Series for kids

Dates: June 6-Aug. 8

Where: Gaithersburg City Hall Concert Pavilion

When: Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.

Rio’s Sizzlin’ Hot Summer 2013 Concert Series

Dates: May 3-Sept. 28

Where: RIO’s Patio at Washingtonian Center

When: Fridays and Saturdays, 6-9 p.m.

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series

Dates: May 5, June 2, June 30, Aug. 4, Sept. 8

Where: Conservatory at the Glenview Mansion at Rockville Civic Center Park

When: Every fourth Sunday, 2 p.m.

Friday Night Live

Dates: May 3-Sept. 27

Where: Rockville Town Square

When: Fridays, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Silver Spring Swings Summer Concert Series

Dates: July 11 – Aug. 1

Where: Veterans Plaza

When: Thursdays, Time is TBD

Summer Concert Series at Glen Echo Park

Dates: June 20 – Aug. 29

Where: Glen Echo Park’s Bumper Car Pavilion

When: Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., rain or shine


Concerts planned for Virginia

Twilight Tattoo

Dates: May 1-Aug. 28

Where: May-June, Summerall Field Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. July- August, Whipple Field Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

When: Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

Lunchtime Concerts

Dates: Tuesdays, June 4-Aug. 27. Wednesdays, June 5-Aug. 28. Thursdays, May 23-Oct. 31.

Where: Tuesdays, Freedom Park. Wednesdays, CentralPlace Plaza. Thursdays, Rosslyn Farmers Market.

When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Summer Concert Series

Dates: May 25-Sept. 14

Where: Potomac Overlook Regional Park

When: Every other Saturday, 7-9 p.m.

Friday Night Live!

Dates: May 3-Aug. 23

Where: Herndon Town Green

When: Fridays, 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Acoustic on the Green

Dates: June 8-Aug. 24

Where: Leesburg Town Green

When: Saturdays, 7 p.m.

Summer Sounds Concert Series

Dates: June 22-Aug. 31

Where: Harris Pavilion

When: Every other Saturday, 6:30 p.m.

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