An Abundance of Outdoor Performances to Enjoy

For the Family 

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts 

1551 Trap Rd. 

Vienna, VA 22182 


Wolf Trap is back and better than ever this year. The next month of performances include something for everyone in the family. Soulful singer-songwriter Amos Lee is playing two performances, Wednesday July 21 and Thursday July 22 at the Filene Center. Take the kids to see a performance of Snow White by the Maryland Youth Ballet on July 31. The holiday season staples Straight No Chaser are a cappelling into town for a summer show on August 4 and violinist Lindsey Stirling is performing August 5. Also, don’t miss soprano Reneé Fleming at the Filene Center Friday August 6 at 8 p.m.   


For Those Who Like to Learn 

The REACH at the Kennedy Center 

2700 F St. NW 

Washington, DC 20566 


The Millennium Stage is celebrating the return of live performances with lots of free outdoor experiences. There’s live music, dance lessons, yoga, film screenings and more. Coming up on August 5 is “RAGA at the REACH,” a three-day festival all about the heritage and culture of India. Step Afrika! takes over the REACH the weekend of August 12. The dance company will give classes in stepping, the South African gumboot dance and more. The weekend after, “Don’t Mute DC,” an activist collective fighting for the future of D.C. Go-Go music will be showcasing the irresistible sounds and beats of the homegrown genre.   


For the Ones Who’d Rather Watch Sports 

The Citi Open 

Rock Creek Park Tennis Center 

5220 16th St. NW 

Washington, DC 20011 

July 31 through August 8 heralds Washington’s premier tennis event since 1969. Past champions have included greats like Andre Agassi and Nick Kyrgios. Fan capacity is restricted to 50 percent this year, so tickets will be selling out quickly. Also returning is the gourmet food hall experience “Market Square” with choices from Duke’s Grocery, Root & Sprig by Tom Collichio, Fuku by David Chang and more. Check out for the latest on Covid and safety protocols.  


For your Cool Teens and 20-Somethings 

Merriweather Post Pavilion 

10475 Little Patuxent Parkway 

Columbia, MD 21044 


The Merriweather Post Pavilion is bringing some big names back this summer. Relive your teenage years with New Kids on the Block August 4 and have a date night with James Taylor and his All-Star Band August 10. Expect a lot of rescheduled tours from the pandemic, like country star Luke Bryan, the Dave Matthews Band and Alanis Morrissette.   

Jiffy Lube Live 

7800 Cellar Door Dr. 

Bristow, VA 20136 


Like Merriweather Post, Jiffy Lube Live will be hosting lots of rescheduled concerts due to Covid. Jimmy Buffett will be bringing his laid-back vibes to town on August 7 and Chris Stapleton’s “All-American Road Show” will be coming Saturday August 14. Romantic country crooner Thomas Rhett comes back August 28 after having to be rescheduled. Later this fall, expect to see Maroon 5, The Jonas Brothers and more.   


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