Jazz in the Garden

The 2020 Jazz in the Garden series has been canceled.


Traditionally,  Jazz in the Garden takes place in the Sculpture Garden on the grounds of the National Gallery of Art every Friday evening starting mid-May and continuing through August (check concert listing for dates).

An eclectic mix of music is performed by top Washington-area artists. During jazz concerts, the Pavilion Café offers a special menu of creative American cuisine and refreshments. Alcoholic beverages may not be brought into the Sculpture Garden but may be purchased at the café. Admission is free.

NOTE: Concerts may be cancelled due to excessive heat or inclement weather. For up-to-date information, click on www.nga.gov/jazz, call (202) 842-6941, or check the Gallery’s Twitter and Facebook feeds at www.twitter.com/ngadc | www.facebook.com/NationalGalleryofArt

Sculpture Garden Rules

  • Do not touch the works of art unless it is indicated that you may do so.
  • Do not ride bicycles, scooters or use in-line skates and skateboards in the Sculpture Garden.  Either walk beside your bike or secure it at one of the hitching posts located near the entrances on Constitution Avenue and Madison Drive.
  • No pets other than service animals are allowed.
  • Alcoholic beverages may not be brought into the Sculpture Garden. All bags and coolers are inspected at the gate