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Carter Barron Amphitheatre

Outdoor Theater at Rock Creek Park

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Carter Barron Amphitheatre is a 3,700 seat outdoor concert venue in a beautiful wooded setting in Rock Creek Park. The amphitheatre opened in 1950 in honor of the 150th Anniversary of Washington, DC as the nation's capital. The National Park Service operates Carter Barron, offering a variety of quality performances, including reggae, Latin, classical, gospel, musical, pop, R&B, jazz, new age, theater, and dance. This year's performances are all FREE and include the screening of outdoor movies! No tickets are required.

Concert Line: (202) 426-0486

Location

Rock Creek Park
16th & Colorado Avenue
NW Washington, DC

Transportation and Parking:

Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the amphitheatre. Neighborhood parking is restricted. Carter Barron is not directly accessible to Metrorail. The closest Metro stations are Silver Spring and Columbia Heights. From these stations, you must transfer to the S2 or S4 Metrobus.

2013 Schedule

August 9 - Reggae Night - Sponsored by The Washington Post Going Out Guide, 7:30 p.m., FREE, Gates open at 7:00 p.m. No Tickets required.

August 23 - Movie Night - The Avengers (PG-13)- Presented by Comcast and Comcast Spotlight, Dusk (approx. 8:15 p.m.), FREE, Gates open at 7:00 p.m. No Tickets required.

August 24 - Movie Night - OZ The Great and Powerful (PG)- Presented by Comcast and Comcast Spotlight, Dusk (approx. 8:15 p.m.), FREE, Gates open at 7:00 p.m. No Tickets required.

August 31 - 25th Annual DC Blues Festival - Albert Castiglia, Big G, Austin Walker, Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes, The DC Blues Society Band, The UnXpected Band & Much More! 12:15 p.m., FREE, Gates open at 12:00 Noon, No Tickets required.

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