After sequestration-related delays, the National Park Service has finally announced its abbreviated summer concert schedule at Fort Dupont and Carter Barron.
Things kick off in late July with performances by Metropolitan Police Department band Cops Come Knockin’ and go-go ensemble Be’la Dona and continue through the D.C. Blues Fest at the end of August.
One bright spot: Despite announcing the cancellation of its weekly concerts at Carter Barron last month, the Washington Post‘s Going Out Guide will sponsor a free reggae night at the park on August 9. Comcast will also sponsor film screenings at Carter Barron on August 23 and 24. A schedule for the Fort Reno concert series, which takes place on Park Service land but does not receive any NPS funding, has yet to be announced.
Check out the full schedule after the jump.
Fort Dupont Park, 3600 F St. SE (all concerts begin at 6 p.m.)
July 27: Cops Come Knockin’ and Be’la Dona.
August 3: Boys and Girls Club and the Jazz Ambassadors of the U.S. Army Field Band.
August 10: Secret Society and Sylver Logan Sharp
Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 4850 Colorado Ave. NW (all concerts begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted)
August 9: Reggae Night
August 23: The Avengers
August 24: Oz the Great and Powerful
August 31: 25th Annual D.C. Blues Fest, featuring Albert Castiglia, Big G, Austin Walker, Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes, The DC Blues Society Band, The UnXpected Band, and others (begins at noon)
All concerts are free and open to the public.
Photo by Darrow Montgomery