Jazz In The Garden Schedule - 2018
Friday Evenings May 18th through August 24th, 5:00-8:30 p.m.
Jazz in the Garden takes place in the Sculpture Garden on the grounds of the National Gallery of Art every Friday evening May 18 - August 24, 2018, 5:00pm - 8:30pm. Download Schedule/Menu
The free concert series features jazz artists performing a wide variety of styles—Traditional New Orleans jazz, blues, swing, Ska, Funk, Blues, Pan-Caribbean salsa, boogaloo, Go-go, and more. 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.
To learn more about Jazz in the Garden concerts and performers, please call (202) 842-6941.
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May 18 - The JoGo Project - Jazz and gogo
May 25 - Tony Craddock Jr. & Cold Front - Cool jazz
June 1 - The US Army Blues Swamp Romp - Traditional New Orleans jazz
June 8 - The Slackers - Ska, rock 'n' roll, and reggae
June 15 - Michael Thomas Quintet - Traditional Jazz
June 22 - Hendrik Meurkens Quartet - Jazz harmonica and vibraphone
June 29 - Joshua Bayer Jazz - Swing/bop
July 6 - Black Masala - Ethno-funk
July 13 - The Funky Dawgz Brass Band - Funk and hip-hop
July 20 - Dave Chappell - Blues guitar
July 27 - Incendio - Instrumental world guitar
August 3 - Son Del Caribe - Pan-Caribbean salsa
August 10 - Andrea Brachfeld - Jazz flutest
August 17 - 3Divas - Swing piano trio
August 24 - Speakers of the House - Funk and boogaloo
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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.
For the safety of visitors and works of art, access to the Sculpture Garden will be limited if the space becomes too crowded.
Concerts may be cancelled due to excessive heat or inclement weather.
mid-November through mid-March
Mon - Thu: 10 am - 9 pm
Fri: 10 am - 11 pm
Sat: 11 am - 11 pm
(Sat: 10 am - 11 am - Group Learn-to-Skate Lessons Only)
Sun: 11 am - 9 pm
Closed Dec 25 and Jan 1