Summer is here and that means it's time for free summer concerts. Pack a picnic, grab your lawn chairs and enjoy some music. Check out our mega list of diverse concerts ranging from rock, country, blues, pop, reggae, swing, jazz, bluegrass and more happening throughout the summer.



Capitol Riverfront Fright Night Concert Series
6:30-8:30 p.m. Concerts are held every Friday night through August. June 15: Black Masala; June 22: Shane Gamble; June 29: Jah Works; July 6:Jimi Smooth & Hit Time; July 13: 19th Street Band; July 20: Jeff From Accounting; July 27: Trailer Grass Orchestra; August 3: Practically Einstein; August 10: Party Like It's; August 17: La Unica; August 24: United States Navy Band Country Current; August 31: Rain Date. Yards Park, 1492 4th St., SE, Washington, DC. ,

Concerts at the Capitol
The United States Navy Band will perform at 8 p.m. on Monday evenings on the west steps of the Captiol throughout the summer. ,

Concerts on the Avenue
Concerts by the United States Navy Band and Navy Ceremonial Guard, are presented on select Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at the U.S. Navy Memorial. ,

Homegrown Concert Series - Library of Congress
Noon. Homegrown: The Music of America. Presenting the musical talents of folklife artists. July 3: Ara and Onnik Dinkjian and Friend; July 12: Newpoli; July 20: From the Mountains to the Sea; August 1: Lone Pinon; August 8: Grupo Rebolu; Sepptember 12: John McCutcheon. Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building 10 First St., SE, Washington, DC. ,

Petworth Jazz Project
Concerts are held on the lawn at the Petworth Rec Center on the last Saturday of each month through September. All shows begin with a 30 minute kids performance with Baba Ras D! June 24: Nasar Abadey; July 29: Elijah Jamal Balbed; August 26: Janelle Gill; September 30: Make Up Date if Needed Petworth Rec Center, 8th and Taylor St., NW. ,


Bethesda Summer Concert Series
6-8 p.m. Join us Thursday evenings for live music that rocks the downtown. Bethesda restaurants will also take part. June 14: Hard Swimmini' Fish; June 21: Jay Byrd & The Music Trust; July 5: Wes Tucker & The Skillets; July 12: Oasis Island Sounds; July 19: Sojourne. Veterans Park, Corner of Norfolk & Woodmont Aves., Bethesda, MD. ,

Evenings in Olde Towne
6 p.m. Wind down the workday with great music in a casual, outdoor setting. Bring a blanket or low-back chair for lawn seating. June 7: Elikeh; June 21: The Brevet; June 28: Chris Urquiaga Trio; July 5: Diamond Alley; July 12: Gin Rickys; July 19: Goodfellas; July 26: The Plate Scrapers; September 6: 49C Dress; September 13: Juliana MacDowell; September 20 Pitches Be Crazy; September 27: Lloyd Dobler Effect. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 South Summit Ave., Gaithersburg, MD. ,

Friday Night Live Concert Series
6-9 p.m. On select Fridays through September. June 15: Matt Hutchinson and the Big Gin; June 22: Mambo Combo; June 29: Shag; July 6: King Teddy; July 13: Will Hill; July 20: Freddie Long Band; July 27: Amanda Lynne Band: August 3: The Crawdaddies; August 10: Unity Reggae Band; August 17: Matt Hutchinson and the Big Gin; August 24: Dan Hass; August 31: Billy Coulter Band; September 7: Moonshine Society; September 14: The Players Band. Dawson's Market Stage, Rockville, MD. ,

Live from the Lawn
Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Strathmore's free outdoor concert series takes center stage. Pack a picnic and settle onto a blanket and let your summer sing! July 11: Making Movies; July 18: Lena Seikaly; July 25: The Rad Trads; August 1: The Chuck Brown Band; August 8: Erin & The Wildfire; August 15: Ukefest; August 22: The Mark G. Meadows Sextet; August 29: The Sweetback Sisters. Gudelsky Concert Pavilion, Strathmore, Bethesda, MD. ,

RIO Summer Concert Series
6-9 p.m. Concerts are held Fridays and Saturdays on the RIO Patio near the Paddleboats. June 15: Mason Dixon: July 16: Kidd Unot; June 22: Ro Cube & Friends; June 23: Fabulous Exaggerations; June 29: 4 Star Combo; June 30: Quiet Fire; July 6: New Censation; July 7: Diamond Alley; July 13: Speed of Sound: July 14: Aol Azul Band; July 20: Sons of Pirates: July 21: Dunns River Band; July 27: Guys in Thin Ties; July 28: Bobby & The Believers; August 3: First Class; August 4: Mason Dixon; August 10: Ro Cube & Friends; August 11: The Janglebacks: August 17: Invitation; August 18: Bill Vaughan; July 24: 4 Star Combo; July 25: Fabulous Exaggerations; July 31: Sideways; September 1: Quiet Fire;

September 7: Sons of Pirates; September 8: Dunns River Band: September 14: Billy Vaughan; September 15: Guys in Thin Ties; September 21: Route 66; September 22: Back Pages; September 28: Jesse Garon; September 29: Diamond Alley; October 5: Bobby & The Believers; September 6: First Class. Washingtonian Center, Gaithersburg, MD. ,

Salute the Sunset Military Concert Series
7-8 p.m. World-class performances on Saturday nights by bands from the nation's Armed Forces at National Harbor will stir the hearts and souls of civilian and military personnel alike. June 16: U.S. Navy Commodores Jazz Ensemble; June 24: Air Force Max Impact; June 30: Sea Chanters Vocal Ensemble; July 7: Air Force Singing Sergeants; July 14: Navy Country Current; July 21: Air Force Max Impact; July 28: Air Force Max Impact; August 4: 257th Army Band; August 11: Navy Cruisers: August 18: Air Force Singing Sergeants: August 25: Airmen of Notes; September 15: Air force Singing Sergeants; September 22: Army Downrange. Plaza Stage, National Harbor, MD. ,

Silver Spring Thursday Night Summer Concert Series
7-9 p.m. Groove to tunes on long summer nights while your kids enjoy games and face painting at this long running and popular Thursday night concert series. June 21: Bobby & the Believers; June 28: Built for Comfort Band; July 5: Moco's Got Talent; July 12: Gary & The Groove; July 19: Sweet Saludo; July 26: Route 66; August 2: Josh Christina; August 9: Soul Crackers. Veterans Plaza, Civic Building, Silver Spring, MD. ,

Summer Concerts at Glen Echo Park
7:30 p.m. Concerts held on Thursdays at The Bumper Car Pavilion. Bench seating is provided, or bring your own chair. Bring a picnic or visit Praline at Glen Echo Park for a pre-concert dinner. The Denzel Carousel will be open from 7-9 p.m. June 14: The Mike Scoglio Band; June 21: U.S. Marine Band; June 28: Mystic Warriors; July 5: Oasis Island Sounds; July 12: U.S. Marine Band; July 19: Alif Laila (Sitar) & Suryaksha Deshpande (Tabla); July 26: Real Live Jazz Quartet; August 2: Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes; August 9: U.S. Marine Band; August 16: Justin Trawick and The Common Good; August 23: James Bazen Big Band; August 30: Texas Chainsaw Horns. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD. ,

Thursday Morning Kids Concerts
10:30 a.m. The air will be filled with delightful sounds and important life lessons this summer as nine different entertainers sing, dance and otherwise captivate young audiences. June 14: Mark H. Rooney; June 21: Yosi; June 28: Spitz-O-Matic; July 5: Fizical Fairytales; July 12: Mr. Gabe & Circle Time All-Stars; July 19: Barry Wood; July 26: Barry Wood - The Rope Warrior. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 South Summit Ave., Gaithersburg, MD. ,


Acoustic on the Green
Saturdays, 7-9 p.m. on Leesburg's Town Green. June 16: Tommy Gann & Kim Pitting; June 23: Chris Timbers; June 30: Naked Blue; July 7: Todd Wright; July 14: Don Chapman; July 21: Gary Smallwood; July 28: Robbie Limon; August 4: Cal Everett; August 18: Jon Carroll; August 25: Jennifer Daniels. 25 West Market St., Leesburg, VA. ,

Braddock Nights at Lake Accotink Park
Fridays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Bring a picnic dinner, blankets, lawn chairs and relax with friends and family. July 6: Main Street Community Band; July 13: Karl Stoll & The Danger Zone; July 20: BG & The Mojo Hands; July 27: Marian McLaughlin Ensemble; August 3: Empty Bottle String Band; August 10: The Ragbirds; August 17: City of Fairffax Band-Alte Kameraden German Band; August 24: St. Stephens United Methodist Church Youth Band. 7500 Accotink Park Rd., Springfield, VA. ,

Braddock Nights at Royal Lake Park
Fridays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Bring a picnic dinner, blankets, lawn chairs and relax with friends and family. July 6: Little Red & The Renegades; July 13: Gina DeSimone and the Moaners; July 20; Laura Lea & Tripp Fabulous; July 27: Natty Beaux; August 3: Veronneau; August 10; Frankie Addison Band; August 17: Thrillbillys; August 24: Mars Rodeo. 5344 Gainsborough Dr., Fairfax, VA. ,

Dulles Town Center Summer Concert
Saturdays, 7-9 p.m. June 16: Vinyl Rhino; June 23: Most Savage Gentlemen; June 30: Kelly Bell Band. Dulles Town Center, 21100 Dulles Town Circle, Dulles, VA. ,

Evenings on the Ellipse
Thursdays, 5:30-7 p.m. Two wineries will provide tastings as the Center comes alive with fun music and good company. July 7: JunkFood; July 12: The Beat Hotel; July 19: Memphis; July 26: Tartan Terrors; August 2: The Gibson Brothers; August 9: Robin and Linda Williams; August 16: Doc Scantlin and his Imperial Palms Orchestra; August 23: Russikye Musikanti; August 30: The United States Air Force-Celtic Aire.Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., Fairfax, VA. ,

Herndon Rocks
Fridays, 6:30 p.m. June 15: GoodMan Fiske; June 22: Keeton; June 29: Drop Dead Sexy; July 6: Shane Gamble Band + Scott Kurt & Memphis 59; July 13: Kristen and the Noise; July 20: Herr Metal _ Dr. FU; July 27: JunkFood; August 3: The Reflex; August 10: Almost Journey + South Bay; August 17: Screaming Monkeys; August 24: Social Call. Town Green, Downtown Herndon, Herndon, VA. ,

Hometown Thursdays
Third Thursday of the Month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Meet up with friends, grab dinner downtown and listen to great music. June 21: Big Bad JuJu; August 16: Lesson Zero; September 20: Sudden M Pac. Old Town Square, 10415 North Street, Fairfax City, VA. ,

Hunter Mill Melodies
Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Come early for a picnic in the parks, and visit with the farm animals and enjoy a wagon ride. Then set up your blanket or chair, sit back and enjoy the show. June 21: The Brother Brothers; June 28: Signature Live; July 5: Bill and Bob Classic Country Show; July 12: The Annandale Brass; July 19: The Hillbilly Gypsies; July 26: Incendio; August 2: The Mulligan Brothers; August 9: Bella's Bartok; August 16: King Teddy; August 23: The United States Navy-Country Current. Frying Pan Farm Park, Kidwell Farm, 2739 West Ox Rd., Herndon, VA. ,

Lee District Nights
Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Enjoy an al fesco musical evening with a picnic dinner and a blanket. June 20: The Cathedral Brass; June 27: The Fabulous Hubcaps; July 11: The NOVA Annandale Symphony Orchestra; July 18: City of Falls Church Concert Band; July 25: Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys; August 1: The Pietasters; August 8: Sharon Clark Quartet; August 15: The Nighthawks; August 22: Junkyard Band; August 29: The United States Navy-Cruisers. Lee District Park Amphitheater, 6601 Telegraph Rd., Franconia, VA. ,

Lubber Run Amphitheater Concerts
Saturdays, 8 p.m. Bring a blanket, a picnic basket and prepare to take a music journey around the globe! Opening Weekend June 17-19 features Cabaret by Signature Theater at 8 p.m. on Friday; Elikeh on Saturday at 8 p.m.; Nicole Saphos at 6 p.m. on Sunday. July 2: Mary Ann Redmond; July 9: Cissa Paz; July 16: Cheick Hamala Diabate; July 23: Orlando Julius; August 6: U.S. Army Blues Big Band; August 13: MBONGWANA Star Lubber Run Amphitheater, Arlington, VA. ,

Mount Vernon Nights - Grist Mill Park
Saturdays, 7-8 p.m. Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket and enjoy this summer tradition. June 15: Jah Works; June 22: The Reagan Years; June 29: Harmony Heritage Singers; July 6: Squeeze Bayou; July 13: C*A*M*M*O; July 20: Big Daddy Love; July 27: Chaise Lounge Band; August 3: Southpaw Country; August 10: Ryanhood; August 17: Justin Trawick; August 24: Bill Kirchen; August 31: The Sweetback Sisters. Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy. Alexandria, VA ,

Mount Vernon Nights - Workhouse Arts Center
Saturdays, 7-8 p.m. Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket and enjoy this summer tradition. Come early to the Workhouse Art Center and explore. June 16: Cha Wa; June 23: Don Vilanova with Bruce Ewan; June 30: July 4th at Workhouse; July 7: Enter the Haggis; July 14: Machaya: July 21: Brass 5: July 28: Mariachi Los Amigos; August 4: BrewFest; August 11: Kevin Maines and The Volts; August 18: Bill and the Belles; August 25: Washington Balalaika Orchestra. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton, VA. ,

Music at Arrowbrook
Saturdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Gather for a variety of concerts with friends and family. Food trucks and wine tasting available. July 7: Roomful of Blues; July 14: Dale Jett and Hellow Stranger; July 21: Empire Strikes Brass; July 28: The Get Right Band; August 4: The British Invasion Years; August 11: Ellis Dyson & the Shambles; August 18: David Bach Consort; August 25: Ganga. Arrowbrook Centre Park, 2351 Field Point Rd., Herndon, VA. ,

Nottoway Nights
Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket to sit back, relax and enjoy. June 21: Karikatura; June 28: Phil Wiggins and Rick Franklin; July 5: Lyuti Chushki; July 12: The Hot Lanes Big Band; July 19: Wayne Henderson and Helen White; July 26: Maybe April; August 2: John McCutcheon; August 9: Cathy Ponton King; August 16: Seldom Scene; August 23: The Amish Outlaws. Nottoway Park, 9537 Courthouse Rd., Vienna, VA. ,

Old Town Village Performances
Fridays, 7 p.m. Music and dance to relax. June 15: Main Street Brass Quintet; June 22: Rock the Block; June 29: Fairfax/McLean Sextet; July 6: Andrew Acosta & Friends; July 13: Main Street Clarinet Quartet; July 20: The Old Dominion Trio, July 27: Rock the Block; August 3: Poition Trombone Quartet; August 10: Joey Mitchell; August 17: Shepherds Pie; August 24: Rock the Block; August 31: Mason Jazz Group; September 7: Peter McCory Band. Old Town Village Plaza, 3955 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax, VA. ,

Reston Concerts On The Town
Saturdays, 7:30-10 p.m. June 23: Chuck Redd's Jazz Party; June 30: Beleza; July 7: Good Shot Judy; July 14: Scythian; July 21: Entrain; July 28: Incendio; August 4: Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band; August 11: U.S. Navy Sea Chanters; August 18: T Sisters; August 25: Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. Reston Town Center Pavilion, 11900 Market St., Reston, VA. ,

Rock The Block
Fourth Fridays of the Month, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Come enjoy live music, beer garden, food vendors and more! June 22: The 5:55; July 27: My Hero Zero; August 24: The Darby Brothers; September 28: JunkFood; October 26: Supervixen. Old Town Square, 10415 North Street, Fairfax City, VA. ,

Rock at the Row
Thursdays, 7 p.m. Featuring live music, food and drink. July 12: Nelly's Echo Band; July 19: Matt Hutchinson Duo; July 26: Marcella Duo; August 2: The Rockets; August 9: Capital Sound; August 16: Kristen and the Noise; August 23: Marine Latin Jazz Ensemble. Pentagon Row Plaza, Arlington, VA. ,

Shirlala Music Festival
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. A variety of live music, samples from participating vendors and wine tasting. June 21: 19th Street; June 28: Soultet; July 12: Dan Haas Band; July 19: Lloyd Dobler; July 26: Michael Scoglio; August 2: Gin Rickey's; August 9: Justin Tawick & The Common Good; August 16: Driven to Clarity. Village at Shirlington, Library/Signature Theater Plaza, Arlington, VA. ,

Spotlight by Starlight - Mason District Park
Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, 7:30 p.m. June 17: City of Fairfax Concert Band; June 20: The Capital Focus Jazz Band; June 22: Ron Holloway Band; June 24: OCEAN Orchestra; June 27: Washington Balalaika Orchestra; June 29: Lori Williams & Friends; July 1: The NOVA Annandale Symphony; July 6: Harpeth Rising; July 8: Padmarani Rasiah; July 11: Lena Seikaly; July 13: Eilen Jewell; July 15: Tom Paxton; July 18: Shenandoah Run; July 20: The Revelers: July 22: The Capitol Steps; July 25: The Grandsons; July 27: Chris Urquiaga; July 29: The Hall Brothers; August 1: Kings Park; August 3: Gold Top; August 5: Andrews Acossta; August 8: Billy Coulter; August 10: Daryl Davis; August 12: Mystic Warriors; August 15: The Back Roads; August 17: Dupon Brass. , Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA,

Spotlight by Starlight - Ossian Hall Park
Saturdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. A variety of programs from around the world and close to home. June 16: Taiwanese Cultural Heritage Night; June 23: Indonesian Cultural Heritage Night; June 30: Chinese Cultural Heritage Night; July 7: The Washington Toho Koto Society; July 14: City of Fairfax Band-Alte Kameraden German Band; July 21: Bolivian Cultural Heritage Night; July 28: Peruvian Cultural Heritage Night; August 4: Bavarian Night; August 11: Vietnamese Cultural Heritage Night; August 18: Irish Cultural Heritage Night. Ossian Hall Park, 7900 Heritage Dr., Annandale, VA. ,

Springfield Nights-Burke Lake Park
Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m. Bring a picnic dinner, blankets and a lawn chair and relax. July 11: Randy Thompson Band; July 18: The David Kitchen Band; July 25: The Johnny Artis Band; August 1: Ruthie & the Wranglers; August 8: The Colin Thompson Band; August 15: Dr.Fu. Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax, Station, VA. ,

Under the Stars at Stonebridge
Fridays, 7 p.m. Summer Concert Series. June 27: Keaton; August 10: Crowded Street; August 24: Cazhimere; September 14: Junk Food; September 28: Delta Spur. Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, 2492 Rockbridge Ct., Woodbridge, VA. ,