Carter Barron Amphitheatre Schedule

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Carter Barron and Fort Dupont Summer Concert Series. Two Parks, One Summer Series

7/30 - Rock the City (7-10pm)
Advance Tickets Required

Due to safety concerns with the weather, the 7/30/16 show was canceled.

Tickets purchased for the 7/30/16 show will be honored at any subsequent show of your choice. This is our policy for the 7/30/16 show as well as any future shows, should cancellation become necessary.1 To redeem your unused ticket from the 7/30/16 show, please retain a copy of that ticket (either print or electronic) and present it to the ticket attendant. All attendants will be instructed to honor any tickets from this show.

8/6 - Rock the City (7-10pm)

8/13 - Rock the City (7-10pm)

8/20 - Rock the City (7-10pm)
Advance Tickets Required

Dave Bass
Javier Starks

8/25 - National Park Service Centennial Celebration:
Joint Service Jazz (7-10pm)
U.S. Army Blues
U.S. Navy Commodores
U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note

8/26 - Movie Night: ROCKY (PG)
(gates at 7, start at 8:10pm)

8/27 - Movie Night: THE LORAX (PG)
(gates at 7, start at 8:10pm)

9/3 - DC Blues Festival (12-7:30pm)
Slam Allen
Jackie Scott & The Housewreckers
The Countess & Royalty Blues Band
Lauren Mitchell
DC Mudd with special guest Gayle Harrod

9/10 - Rock the City (7-10pm)
Advance Tickets Required

Proper Utensils
Nappy Riddem

9/24 - Rock the City (7-10pm)

Advance Tickets Required

Rare Essence–Washington's premier Go‑ Go band going on four decades has built a devoted fan base that spans multiple generations. Originated in the mid '70s by the late Godfather of Go-Go, Chuck Brown, Go-Go links songs together over percussion breakdowns—a raw, non-stop party groove fueled by congas, cowbells and timbales, with call and response interactions that obliterated divisions between a band that doesn't stop playing and audience that won't stop dancing.

Rare Essence has always been the city's most popular and enduring Go-Go band. Formed by four students at a Southeast Washington Catholic school during the mid-'70s, the band was kept on track by several no-nonsense moms and mentored by the late Godfather of Go-Go, Chuck Brown.

Carolyn Malachi–From Washington, DC's rich arts scene emerges Carolyn Malachi, a Grammy-nominated artist with a fresh blend of music that garners international praise, including MTV naming her an R&B artist "to obsess over".

Terrence RichburgTerrence Richburg is an accomplished recording artist who is well-versed in all musical styles and genres. Terrence chronicles a vast musical history in the Gospel, Jazz, and Gospel-Jazz communities.

Richburg's newest group, Terrence Richburg &The Experience, has generated wide acclaim during their live performances, featuring Terrence in his element on bass, guitar, keyboards, and vocals and featuring his wife, renowned songstress Kathy Richburg who has performed with such incredible jazz greats as Gerald Albright, Steve Cole, and The Marcus Mitchell Project.

Javier Starks–Changing the world with 100 percent Positive (Curse-Free) Hip Hop! One life at a time!Javier's mission is to demonstrate that young people can be successful without negativity that is often in Hip Hop music. In 2004, Javier began working with youth, to offer a counterbalance to the Hip Hop music that is saturating the market.He performs extensively, most recently at the New Orleans Music Festival and teaches creative writing and performing to youth.


Fort Dupont

Gates open 30 minutes before show time.

7/30 - Warren Wolf (6-9:00pm)
Bliss and Friends and Tony Amall & Friends featuring BGCGW Alumni
DJ Jahsonic

8/13 - Les Nubians (6-9:00pm)
Proverbs Reggae Band
Pan Lara Steel Orchestra Youth Ensemble
DJ Aphrosoul

8/20 - Movie on the Green (TBA)

8/27 - Midnight Star (6-9:00pm)
DJ Lance Reynolds
MC: Michel Wright, Majic 102.3


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Mailing Address:

3545 Williamsburg Lane, NW
Washington, DC 20008


(202) 895-6000
Rock Creek Park administrative offices can be reached at 202-895-6000. For general information call 202-895-6070 Wednesday - Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and dial 0.

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