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Things to Do in Washington DC Summer 2009

Summer 2009 in Washington, D.C.

Sounds in the Square Summer Concert Series 2009
(Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.; June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 2, 9, 16, 23; Farragut Square Park; Connecticut Avenue & K Street, NW)
Thursday nights kick off this summer with the 2009 Summer Concert Series aptly named “Sounds in the Square”. The free concert in Farragut Square Park features entertainment from popular local artists and bands. Bring your blanket and get ready for summer to hit downtown D.C.

Carter Barron Amphitheatre
(Rock Creek Park; 16th & Colorado Avenue, NW Washington, D.C.)

2009 Concert Schedule

June 12 (free with tickets) 7:30 pm – Latin Night
Orquesta La Romana, Joe Falero and the DC Latin Jazz All Stars Orquesta La Leyenda
June 13 ($24) 7:30 pm РLedisi, Kenny Lattimore Kyont̩ & 24 Sevn
June 19 (free with tickets) 7:30 pm – Reggae Night
S.T.O.R.M., Proverbs, Ras Abel & Tesfa, Ras Lidj & Deep Band
June 20 ($24) 7:30 pm – Mandrill, Plunky and Oneness, The Impressarios
June 26 (free with tickets) 7:30 pm – The Pietasters, Lionize, The Players Band
June 27 ($24) 7:30 pm – The Stylistics, The Manhattans, Gerald Alston & Blue Lovett, The Softones
July 10 (free with tickets) 7:30 pm – Neo Soul Night
Fertile Ground, Wayna, Deborah Bond, Tamika Jones
July 11 ($24) 7:30 pm – Ashford & Simpson, Al Johnson
July 17 (free) 7:30 pm – Jam in the Park
Tribute to Patsy Cline and Emmylou Harris
July 18 ($24) 7:30 pm – Joe, Chico DeBarge, Be’la Dona
July 24 (free) 7:30 pm – DC Youth Orchestra
July 25 ($24) 7:30 pm – Ohio Players, SOS Band, “Mousey” Thompson and the James Brown Experience
July 26 (free) 7:30 pm – Blues Alley Youth Orchestra
August 15 (free) 7:30 pm – Metro DC Dances –
Aysha Upchurch /Life, Rhythm, Move Project, City Dance II, DCypher Dance Collective, Furia Flamenca, Shang Dance Productions, Urban Artistry
August 16 (free) 7:30 pm – Joint Service Jazz
U.S. Army Blues, U.S. Navy Commodores, U.S. Airmen of Note
August 21 ($20+) 7:30 pm – Boney James, Grainger
August 28 (free) 7:30 pm – 5th Annual DC Poetry in the Park
September 5 (free) Noon – DC Blues Society 21st Annual DC Blues Festival
Teeny Tucker, Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges, Eddie Turner, Michael Hill & The Blues Mob
** Schedule courtesy of www.about.com

Jazz in The Garden
(Every Friday from May 22-September 11, 2009; 5p.m.-8:30 p.m.; The Pavilion Café @ National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, 7th & Constitution NW, Washington, D.C.; Free)
Enjoy free concerts in a beautiful setting of 20th century sculpture, monuments and a gorgeous landscape at The National Gallery of Art. Arrive early and concerts will be held in The Pavilion Café on rainy days.

2009 Jazz in the Garden Performance Schedule

May 22 – Lady A (jazz and R & B vocalist)
May 29 – Young Lions (fusion rock / jazz)
June 5 – Afro Blue, Duke Ellington Jazz Festival
June 12 – Deanna Bogart (“bluesion”)
June 19 – Origem (Brazilian jazz)
June 26 – Junkyard Saints (contemporary zydeco)
July 3 – Bio Ritmo (hot salsa)
July 10 – Days Ahead (jazz and R & B vocalist)
July 17 – Marty Nau (jazz saxophonist)
July 24 – Young Lions (fusion rock / jazz)
July 31 – Dixie Power Trio (traditional jazz)
August 7 – Krupa-Pilzer Quintet (women in jazz)
August 14 – Bruno Nasta / U.S. Army Blues (jazz violinist / big-band jazz)
August 21 – Robert Boguslaw (jazz pianist)
August 28 – Tom Williams (jazz trumpeter)
September 4 – Phil Mathieu (jazz guitar)
September 11 – Robert Redd / U.S. Navy Commodores (jazz pianist / big-band jazz)
**Schedule courtesy of www.about.com

Screen on the Green 2009
(Mondays at 8:30p.m./9p.m., July-August; National Mall b/w 4th & 7th Streets)
Grab a date, picnic and a blanket for a D.C. summer fave, Screen on the Green which features old classics on a larger than life movie screen, perfect for warm nights on the National Mall.

NoMa Summer Screen
(Weds, June 10-July 29; 7p.m.-11p.m.; L Street b/w 2nd & 3rd Streets, NE Washington, D.C.)
Families love getting together at NoMa’s summer event where a variety of musical films will be shown on the lawn. Pre-film activities will take place including live music, DJ’s and special guests.

2009 Movie Schedule
June 10 – No Direction Home
June 17 – Buena Vista Social Club
June 24 – Ray
July 1 – Lady Sings the Blues
July 8 – I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
July 15 – Standing in the Shadows of Motown
July 22 – Scratch
July 29 – DIG!

International Spy Museum
(800 F St. N.W.; http://www.spymuseum.org/)
Visit one of the most interesting and one of a kind museums, the International Spy Museum, which is full of stories, spy gadgets, weapons and much, much more!

  • Departure Times:

    DC IT ALL! Tours Leave at 10 AM.
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  • Where:

    From the North side of the Old Post Office Building at 12th and Pennsylvania NW (1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC)

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