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


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


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.

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

Winter Season
mid-November through mid-March

(weather permitting)

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

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