Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Mary Poppins at The Kennedy Center

(July 1, 2010- August 22, 2010)
Mary Poppins at The Kennedy Center is the perfect summer show for the entire family to enjoy in D.C. The Broadway sensation has been sweeping entire cities from London to Los Angeles with its cheery music and amazing star studded performances and has now landed in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

For the Love of Reggae 2010

(August 1, 2010; The Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts; 1551 Trap Rd.; Tickets: $25 to $42; visit
The Filene Center in Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts will be hosting some amazing legendary reggae up and comers and also the ones who began it all. Visitors are welcome to come and enjoy some great music, food and beverages while swaying to the groove that is reggae.

Summer Concerts at The National Zoo

(July 22, 2010- August 5, 2010; National Zoological Park; 3001 Connecticut Ave NW;
D.C.’s National Zoo is one of the best locations in the city to congregate for relaxing summer time concerts which range in genre from rock to jazz to blue grass tunes. Lay out your own picnic or grab a glass of wine from local vendors and lay around on the grass enjoying a lazy summer evening.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Celebrating July 4th in D.C.

Washington, D.C. is the perfect location to spend a memorable Fourth of July this 2010. The city comes alive with its historic architecture and rich patriotic history on this special holiday. The day will be action packed with events ranging from parades to a brilliant fireworks display. The day begins with The Independence Day Parade at 11:45a.m. which runs along Constitution Ave. from 7th-17th St. The parade will feature floats, marching bands, musical performances and more. Then continue on to The National Archives Museum which is offering a special family program centered around the Declaration of Independence from 10a.m. to 9p.m. The White House Visitor Center is also offering a variety of crafts, games and activities to celebrate the nation’s birthday form 9a.m.-3p.m. A number of concerts will also be taking place on the 4th of July including one on the Washington Monument Grounds which will begin at 6p.m. The Capitol Fourth Concert will be taking place on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building from 8-9:30p.m. and showcases the amazing musical talent of the National Symphony Orchestra and several renowned pop artists which will be followed by a breath-taking fireworks display over the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting pool around 9p.m.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Memorial Day Jazz Festival

(Fort Ward Park; 4401 West Braddock Road; Alexandria , VA 22302)
The Memorial Day Jazz Festival is being held in historic Fort Ward Park and will be the site for some amazing music including contemporary jazz, swing, and big band music. The festival will move to Lee Center’s Kauffman Auditorium in case of rain.

Memorial Day Music and Fireworks

(May 30; 8p.m.; The Filene Center at Wolf Trap; 1551 Trap Rd.; Vienna, VA 22182; Free)
The President’s Own United States Marine Band will be performing a free concert at the Filene Center this Memorial Day so start your celebration off right. Be sure to bring plenty of food and blankets to enjoy the show which will end in a glorious fireworks display. Gates open at 6:30p.m. sharp and fireworks begin at 9:45p.m. so get to The Filene Center early since those 400 seats will be sure to fill up quickly.

National Memorial Day Concert

(May 30; 8p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m.; West Lawn, U.S. Capitol; Washington, DC 20515;; Free)
The National Memorial Day Concert is a Washington D.C. tradition which includes live music from the National Symphony Orchestra. The event is broadcast live on PBS and hosts a whole slew of special guests like actors, musicians, dignitaries, politicians and more. Stop by the West Lawn of The U.S. Capitol for this free performance.