We love music. One of our favorite things to do in the summer time is to go to outdoor concerts. Of course, the ones I really love are the free or almost free outdoor concerts. This post is being sponsored by Marlow Motor to share with you Free & Almost Free Outdoor Concerts in Washington DC.
Outdoor concerts are a fun way to experience the joy of a concert, usually without the cost, and it is also a great way to introduce the kids to new types of music. You can even see what you like without having to worry about paying for a ticket. Seeing a show in person is always more exciting than just listening to the music or even watching a center on tv.
Concerts on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol: The different branches of the military have performed free concerts on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol for over 130 years.
Honor WWII veterans through music: Free performance are typically held during the warmer months and it is great for paying your respects.
Hear international sounds at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Take in a free concerts at 6pm during the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall. This year’s event runs from June 29 through July 4 and July 6 through July 9.
Jazz in the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden: Enjoy jazz outside during Jazz in the Garden, which is held annually at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. The series brings people every Friday night during the summer, and you can get food and drinks while you are enjoying the show. The 2017 Jazz in the Garden kicks off on May 19 and runs through Aug. 25.
The Yards Park: On Friday nights, enjoy a free musical performances at The Yards Park, which overlooks the scenic Capitol Riverfront. This family friendly event starts at 6:30pm on Fridays from May until September.
Fort Reno: This is one of DC’s hippest summertime traditions. This family friendly concert series is laidback, alcohol-free and very communal atmosphere.