Jazz In The Garden

Jazz in the Garden takes place in the Sculpture Garden on the grounds of the National Gallery of Art every Friday evening May 27 - September 2, 2016, 5:30pm - 8:30pm.  Click here for a full schedule

An eclectic mix of jazz is performed by top Washington-area artists. During jazz concerts, the Pavilion Café offers a special menu of creative American cuisine and refreshments. Alcoholic beverages may not be brought into the Sculpture Garden but may be purchased at the café. Admission is free.

NOTE: Concerts may be cancelled due to excessive heat or inclement weather. For up-to-date information, click on www.nga.gov/jazz, call (202) 289-3360, or check the Gallery’s Twitter and Facebook feeds at http://www.twitter.com/ngadc | www.facebook.com/NationalGalleryofArt

Sculpture Garden Rules

  • Do not touch the works of art unless it is indicated that you may do so.
  • Do not ride bicycles or use in-line skates and skateboards in the Sculpture Garden. Either walk beside your bike or secure it at one of the hitching posts located near the entrances on Constitution Avenue and Madison Drive.
  • No pets other than service animals are allowed.

Interested in working Fridays for our "Jazz in the Garden" event? click here to apply

Cafe Hours


Labor Day to mid-November
Mon - Sat:  10 am - 4pm
Sun:             11 am - 5 pm

mid-November - mid-March
Mon - Thu:  10 am - 7pm
Fri - Sat:       10 am - 9pm
Sun:               11 am - 7 pm

mid-March - Memorial Day
Mon - Sat:   10 am - 4pm
Sun:              11 am - 5 pm

Memorial Day - Labor Day
Mon-Thu:   10 am - 6pm
Fri:               10 am - 8:30 pm
Sat:              10 am - 6 pm
Sun:             11 am - 6 pm

Closed Dec 25 and Jan 1

Notices

Food and Beverages
Guests may purchase food and beverages from the Pavilion Café and its carts located around the Garden or bring their own picnics. Alcoholic beverages may not be brought to the premises from outside and are subject to confiscation. Security officers reserve the right to inspect all items brought into the Sculpture Garden.

Safety
For the safety of visitors and works of art, access to the Sculpture Garden will be limited if the space becomes too crowded.

Inclement Weather
Concerts may be cancelled due to excessive heat or inclement weather.