Summer Theatre

Summer Concerts 2014

Events at Fort Dupont Summer Theater Concerts will begin on Saturday, July 19,2014. The new time are 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

All Events are Free

No Tickets Required

Rain or Shine

No Alcohol

No Glass Containers

No Grills

All coolers and bags checked at entry

Concert Schedule!!!

Saturday, July 19

Christylez Bacon

Nappy Riddem

Maimouna Youssef with sounds by DJ. Jahsonic

Saturday, July 26

The Boys And Girls Club of Greater Washington

Tribute to Luther Vandross featuring

William 'Smooth Wardlaw'

Saturday, August 02

Roy Ayers

Saturday, August 09

Jazz Ambassador of the U.S. Army Field Band

Events at Carter Barron Amphitheatre will begin on August 8, 2014. Gates open at 7:00 p.m.

August 8

Reggae Night

Present by The Washington Post Going Out Guide: With Junior Marvin's Force One ( formerly of Bob Marley and the Wailers), Ruth-Ann Brown, Ras Lidj & Deep Band

August 15

Neo Soul Night

Presented by The Washington Post Going Out Guide: With Black Alley, Lysette Titi, and Wes Felton

August 16

14th Annual D C Poetry Festival

Honoring Gil Scott-Heron

Featuring The Last Poets

August 21


August 22


August 30

26th Annual DC Blues Festival

Shakura S' Aida, Selwyn Birchwood Band, Eddie Turner, Shirleta Settles and Friends, Hardway Connection, Stacy Brooks Band and much more!

12:15 p.m., Free, Gates open at 12:00 Noon. First Come-First Served

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Would you like to volunteer in the Summer Concert Series at Fort Dupont Park? If the answer is YES!! Please join us at the Fort Dupont Activity Center on June 21,2014 from 10:00 AM to Noon, to see what volunteering is all about. If unable to make that meeting, join us on June 25,2014 at 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

Rules and Regulations

Pictures (from the Washington Post)

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Fort Dupont Summer Concert Series 2013

The National Park Service offers 3 Rhythm and Blues performances in July and August as part of Fort Dupont Park's "Summer Theatre" concert series. The upcoming events are Free. Gates open at 4:30 P.M. Shows will starts at 6:00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M The schedule are:

July 27

Cops Come Knockin

Be'la Dona

August 3

Jazz Night at Fort Dupont

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington DC

Jazz Ambassador of the U.S. Army Field Band

August 10

Secret Society

Sylver Logan Sharp

The concerts' are sponsored solely by the National Park Service and free to the public. In the past performers have been the SOS Band, Rose Royce, Kindred, Regina Bell, Mandrill, Roy Ayers and ZAPP. There is a Jr. Ranger tent offering programs for children and general information about Fort Dupont Park.

Volunteers have played a crucial role in supporting the concert, helping NPS staff from set-up to break-down and all in between. For forty years Fort Dupont Park has offered free first-class entertainment for the public and it would not work without the help from volunteers and our friends group.

Come out again this year and enjoy a night of R&B under the stars!


Current Volunteer Opportunities


Carter Barron Summer 2013

August 9, 2013: Reggae Night: Sponsored by The Washington Post Going Out Guide

7:30 PM Free, Gate open at 7:00 PM, No Tickets required, First Come-First Served

August 23, 2013: The Avengers ( PG-13) Presented by Comcast and Comcast Spotlight

Dusk (approx. 8:15 PM) Free, Gates open at 7;00 PM, No Tickets required, First Come-First Served

August 24,2013 OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL (PG) Presented by Comcast and Comcast Spotlight

Dusk ( approx. 8:15PM) Free, Gates open at 7:00PM, No Tickets required. First Come-First Served

August 31, 2013: 25th Annual DC Blues Festival

Albert Castiglia

Big G

Austin Walker

Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes

The DC Blues Society Band

The UnXpected Band and

Much More!!!!!!!

12:15 PM, Free, Gate open at 12:00 Noon, No Tickets required, First Come-First Served


Performing at Fort Dupont

Interested in performing at the Summer Concerts? Please send any materials plus a video of you performing (or a link to a video) to:

Attn. Ranger Kenya Finley
1900 Anacostia Drive SE
Washington, DC 20020

We collect the materials, then pass them on to our contractor who makes the final selections.

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