The National Gallery of Art offers free jazz performances at Jazz in the Garden at its outdoor café every Friday evening throughout the summer. Visitors can enjoy cocktails and a light dinner while listening to great music in a relaxed garden setting amid the Gallery's collection of large-scale sculpture by such modern and contemporary artists as Louise Bourgeois, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, and Roxy Paine. Arrive early for optimal seating. Concerts may be cancelled due to excessive heat or inclement weather.
Dates: Every Friday, May 23 to August 29, 2014
Time: 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: The Pavilion Café at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, 7th and Constitution NW, Washington, DC. The nearest Metro stations are Archives/Navy Memorial, Smithsonian and Judiciary Square.
Food and Drink: You may purchase food and beverages from the Pavilion Café and its carts located around the Garden or bring your own picnic. The Pavilion Café offers appetizers, sandwiches, pizzas, and salads indoors, while an outdoor grill provides barbecue pork sandwiches, jerk chicken sandwiches, and Italian sausages. A variety of beverages, including beer, wine, sangria, and soda, are sold onsite. Note that alcoholic beverages must be purchased on site and are subject to confiscation if brought to the premises from outside.
2014 Jazz in the Garden Performance Schedule
May 23 - Elikeh (Roots Afropop)
May 30 - Bruce Ewan (Blues)
June 6 - Juanita Williams (Blues)
June 13 - Deanna Bogart Band (Blues Fusion)
June 20 - Speakers of the House (Baltimore Boogaloo)
June 27 - DC Jazz Festival
July 11 - Rick Whitehead Trio w/ Chris Vadala (Jazz Trio)
July 18 - Tom Williams (Electroacoustic Music and Composition)
July 25 - Incendio (Latin Jazz)
August 1 - Miles Stiebel (Contemporary Jazz Violinist)
August 8 - Origem (Brazilian Jazz)
August 15 - Swingtopia (Big-Band Swing)
August 22 - Seth Kibel (Woodwind Jazz)
August 29 - Dixie Power Trio (Zydeco, Cajun, and Louisiana Funk)
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