Jazz in The Parks

The DC region’s most acclaimed jazz musicians are returning to the ever-popular Jazz in The Parks on the Great Lawn this summer. Bring your neighbors and friends for the city’s favorite laid-back summer evenings. Bring your own picnic, blanket and refreshments, or enjoy popular food trucks. 

Vendors for Sept. 18: Anxo Cider, Three Stars Brewing Company, J&J Taqueria, and more to be announced

Save the Dates: 

  • Sunday, Aug. 1: Baba Ras D. (Children’s Performer) at 5:30, followed at 6 pm by Sam Taybron’s The Love Station and Kris Funn’s Cornerstore
  • Saturday, Aug. 21: Finding Rhythm Collective (Children’s Performer) at 5:30, followed at 6 pm by Butcher Brown
  • Saturday, Sept. 18: Finding Rhythm Collective (Children’s Performer) at 5:30, followed at 6 pm by Rochelle Rice. Rice’s sound leans heavily on solid lyrics, jazz-influenced harmony, and soaring vocals. Her debut EP, Wonder, released in 2016, (featuring the likes of Brent Birckhead and Mark G Meadows) established her as a singer’s singer with beautiful original songs, a sizzling quartet, and lush strings. 

Location: The Great Lawn is located at the center of the campus. Enter from 16th Street NW, or enter from Georgia Avenue at Butternut Street NW, and follow Main Drive around to the grassy area.

How to Get There: Parking is limited on the site, so walking or biking is recommended. Bike parking is available on racks and signage throughout the site. Some street parking is available inside The Parks gate, and street parking is also available along Georgia Avenue and Butternut Street NW.

The Parks at Walter Reed events are sponsored by Children’s National Hospital, Fidelity National Title: National Commercial Services, FRESHFARM Markets, Lime, Primrose Schools, Torti Gallas, and Streetsense.