Mark your calendars: Wolf Trap adds to summer lineup

November 28, 2022 | WTOP's Jason Fraley previews Wolf Trap's summer lineup (Jason Fraley)

WASHINGTON — With summer right around the corner, Wolf Trap beefs up its already jam-packed summer lineup this week with newly added shows.

Twenty more acts join this year’s summer lineup, including Wilco, Lionel Richie, David Sedaris and Sting, Wolf Trap revealed Thursday.

It’s a lineup sure to satisfy opera aficionados, jazz lovers, rock fans and even soul devotees: The upcoming acts also include Mary J. Blige, Blondie, John Mellencamp, the Beach Boys, Aretha Franklin and more.

Tickets are on sale now for shows announced in March. For newly announced shows, tickets will go on sale later in April.   

Click through the gallery to see Wolf Trap’s latest offerings.

See the updated full lineup here.

Editor’s note: This article was originally published March 2, 2017. It was updated April 6, 2017 to reflect the new shows added to the Wolf Trap summer lineup.

A violin made by Marco Brunelli, 43, was born in Rochester, Minnesota, United States, is shown inside his lab in Pavia, Italy, Friday, April 15, 2016. Here, in the quiet pedestrian streets of Pavia, is Marco Brunello's instrument boutique. A few examples of his work are on display in the window, but the magic happens in the shop's back room, the instrument-making lab. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
July 19, July 20 — “Listen, Wilhelmina!” A Wolf Trap Opera Commission | Music by David Hanlon, words by Kathleen Kelly
Tickets $8

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Aug. 11, Aug. 13, Aug. 16, Aug. 19 — Philip Glass & Robert Moran, “The Juniper Tree” | John Musto, “Bastianello”
Tickets $32-$88

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY - Pilobolus performs "Automaton" at “America Now: Pilobolus and Portraiture” the first of a three-museum collaboration with the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, National Museum of American History, and Smithsonian American Art Museum sponsored by the Robert and Arlene Kogod Family Foundation at the National Portrait Gallery on Friday, May 22, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for National Portrait Gallery)
Tuesday, August 15 at 8 p.m. — Pilobolus 
Tickets $20-$55

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A violin made by Marco Brunelli, 43, was born in Rochester, Minnesota, United States, is shown inside his lab in Pavia, Italy, Friday, April 15, 2016. Here, in the quiet pedestrian streets of Pavia, is Marco Brunello's instrument boutique. A few examples of his work are on display in the window, but the magic happens in the shop's back room, the instrument-making lab. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
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IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY - Pilobolus performs "Automaton" at “America Now: Pilobolus and Portraiture” the first of a three-museum collaboration with the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, National Museum of American History, and Smithsonian American Art Museum sponsored by the Robert and Arlene Kogod Family Foundation at the National Portrait Gallery on Friday, May 22, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for National Portrait Gallery)

Jason Fraley

Hailed by The Washington Post for “his savantlike ability to name every Best Picture winner in history," Jason Fraley began at WTOP as Morning Drive Writer in 2008, film critic in 2011 and Entertainment Editor in 2014, providing daily arts coverage on-air and online.

Teta Alim

Teta Alim is a Digital Editor at WTOP. Teta's interest in journalism started in music and moved to digital media.

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