For over 130 years, military bands have played on the West front steps of the Capitol Building every summer, offering free concerts in Washington DC. This summer is no different as the tradition carries on. Families of all ages should plan on attending one of these patriotic free shows for a night of music floating against the backdrop of a setting sun in our nation’s hub. Here are the details of the military band summer concert schedule for 2016:
· Monday Nights – U.S. Navy Band
· Tuesday Nights – U.S. Air Force Band
· Wednesday Nights – U.S. Marine Band
· Thursday Nights – U.S. Marine Band
· Friday Nights – U.S. Army Band
Gather your lawn chairs and set up at the Capital Building each weekday evening at 8 pm to hear talented military musicians play some beautiful tunes. Bring along a picnic and drink in a summer night at the capitol. As listed above, a different band from each military branch plays on a different night – attend a few different evenings to get a unique summer concert in Washington DC each time!
Shows runs now through August, weather permitting. Guests may bring food, but glass bottles and alcohol are not permitted.
Don’t forget to book with Fairfax at Embassy Row for comfortable, luxurious accommodations near all of the free summer concerts, as well as other popular Washington DC attractions, including the National Mall, The White House, and the Smithsonian Museum. Stay with us for your best trip to DC.