The Library of Congress and Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Urban Arts Initiative will co-host the second “Summer Concerts on the Lawn” outdoor musical performance series. The performances will be presented in conjunction with the "LOC Summer Movies on the Lawn" — a six-film series which showcases iconic films from the Library’s National Film Registry — on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm from July 11 through Aug. 15 on the north lawn of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, across the street from the U.S. Capitol. The film screenings will follow the musical performances at sundown.
The concert series is the latest of many activities that have been presented under the leadership of Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden that seek to make America’s library and its treasures more accessible on-site. This exciting lineup of locally-based musicians represents the variety of musical genres that can be found amongst the Library’s music collections.
IS IT RAINING? In the event of rain, the concert will still take place in the Coolidge Auditorium, inside the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, at 7pm. The film will be cancelled or rescheduled.
So we look forward to seeing you, rain or shine!
August 8: KanKouran West African Dance Company
KanKouran West African Dance Company was founded in 1983 to introduce the essence of traditional African dancing and drumming to American audiences. The group’s thrilling performances captivate fans of all ages with electrifying dances and rhythms, promoting intercultural understanding and enriching our American cultural heritage through the integration of authentic West African performing arts.
SUMMER CONCERTS ON THE LAWN
July 11: Brent Birckhead Quartet July 18: Elena & Los FulanosJuly 25: BYTES & BEATS: Shing02 and Fat JonAugust 1: ENTATY Music & Go-Go Dance Workshop with Lorenzo "GoLo" EvansAugust 8: KanKouran West African Dance CompanyAugust 15: Verny Varela Combo & Salsa Dancing
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SUMMER FILMS ON THE LAWN
July 11: Mary PoppinsJuly 18: Beauty and the BeastJuly 25: A League of Their OwnAugust 1: JawsAugust 8: E.T. the Extra-TerrestrialAugust 15: Jurassic Park