There’s nothing like seeing a concert or other musical performance in a park-like setting in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Why? Everything looks and sounds better. Indeed, it feels really wonderful to be outside in the sun or shade, or under the stars during a musical performance. And, of course, the sights and sounds of the National Capital region abound, adding that extra special DC touch of glamour.
Some people like to trek to the mega arena Nissan Pavilion in Gainesville, Virginia. Others prefer more intimate concerts on the US Capitol grounds. Whatever you like, there’s something for everyone in Washington, DC.
Are you gearing up for a great outdoor, concert experience this summer? Looking for a quality performance in an outdoor performance venue in the Nation’s Capital? Your prayers have been answered. Check out these Best Outdoor Stages in Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia. Sure to make your next DC concert or theatrical production a sensational treat for everyone in your family.
Carter Barron Amphitheatre
Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC
Description: Groove to reggae, Latin, and classical performances all summer long in the Nation’s Capital. Check out Carter Barron’s jazz, new age, theater, and dance line ups this year. Something for everyone in this 50’s historical and classic outdoor performance venue.
Filene Center, Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts
Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts, Reston, Virginia
Description: Check out Wolf Trap for an awesome line up of world-class concert, musical and opera performances in a great outdoor venue. Filene Center’s season runs from May to the beginning of September with an average of 90 performances each year.
Merriweather Post Pavilion
10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044-3503
Description: 40 acres of green space hold this Outside the Beltway gem of a performance setting. For more than 40 years, Merriweather Post has hosted an impressive line up of national and regional musicians, symphonies, and so much more. Check out Merriweather Post Pavilion for a great outdoor performance venue in the National Capital region.
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