D.C. Labor Day concert moved to Kennedy Center

WASHINGTON — Tonight’s Labor Day Capitol Concert will go on as planned, just not on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

The free concert, featuring the National Symphony Orchestra, has been moved to the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW, because of the threat of bad weather this afternoon and evening.

The concert still begins at 8 p.m. and is free to the public.

Tonight’s program will include the National Symphony Orchestra, NSO Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke, Emmy award-winning actress and singer Nicole Parker, actor and singer Christopher Johnstone, and Fox 5’s Shawn Yancy as narrator.

If you are already out with the makings of a concert picnic, take it with you: There are open areas of the Kennedy Center where you can dine.

And if you were planning on taking metro to the Capitol, head to the Foggy Bottom station instead — the Kennedy Center shuttles will operate all evening.

Tour bus access to Garfield Circle or Peace Circle on Capitol Grounds will continue to be restricted through Sept. 1.

The following temporary street closures on Capitol Grounds will remain in effect through 4 a.m.

  • First Street between Independence Avenue, SW and Constitution Avenue, NW
  • Pennsylvania Avenue, NW between First Street, NW and Third Street, NW
  • Maryland Avenue between First Street, SW and Third Street, SW

Two northbound lanes and one southbound lane on First Street SW/NW between Peace and Garfield Circles will remain closed until 2 p.m., Monday.

Visit the Kennedy Center’s website for more information.

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