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DC This Week–Jazz in the Gardens

May 28, 2010

The National Gallery of Art’s free “Jazz in the Garden” series begins TODAY and will run until September 10th.  Come out to the Sculpture Garden on the Mall every Friday evening from 5-8:30pm for free performances by jazz artists, as well as the chance to hear salsa, R&B, swing, progressive, fusion rock/jazz, and Latino, all in this unique DC hideaway.

Enjoy food and drinks at the Pavilion Cafe, which offers indoor seating and a panoramic view of the gardens.  Check out the delicious menu, featuring watermelon and goat cheese salad, crab cake sandwiches, orange-glazed chicken kabobs, and more.

Also be sure to take a look at the 17 sculptures by artists such as Alexander Calder (his “Cheval Rouge (Red Horse)” is shown below), and take a look at the online Sculpture Garden map for background information on the collection’s sculptures and artists.

For more information on the Jazz in the Garden Series or the performers, call (202) 289-3360.  In case of rain, the concert series is moved indoors to the Pavilion Cafe.  It’s a great summer series and the perfect start to a fun, relaxing weekend!


Located on the National Mall between 3rd and 7th Streets at Constitution Ave., NW.

Getting There:

Best metro bets are Judiciary Square (Red Line), Smithsonian (Blue and Orange lines), or Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter (Yellow and Green lines).

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 29, 2010 3:23 AM

    Thanks for checking out my blog and for your nice comments. Jazz in the Sculpture Garden is definitely one of my favorite things in DC. See you there this summer!

  2. May 31, 2010 6:18 PM

    Thanks for checking us out, too! I love how DC has so many free events like this. I always end up having a never-ending list of things I want to do here in the summer, and it’s impossible to do it all. It’s good to be back in the area!

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