Join us Fridays from 5 – 8:30 for Jazz in the Garden!  View the schedule here.


Jazz in the Garden Schedule

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.

Jazz Schedule 2019 

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.

Rob Curto’s Forró For All
Brazilian Folk Jazz
May 17 from 5:00 to 8:30

Alternative Modern
May 24 from 5:00 to 8:30

Billy Price
May 31 from 5:00 to 8:30

Shannon Gunn
Jazz Trombone
June 7 from 5:00 to 8:30

Adwela & the Uprising
June 14 from 5:00 to 8:30

Black Masala
World Steam Punk
June 21 from 5:00 to 8:30

Hendrik Meurkens Quartet
Vibes/ Harmonica
June 28 from 5:00 to 8:30

The JoGo Project
Afro Funk
July 5 from 5:00 to 8:30


African Fusion Jazz
July 12 from 5:00 to 8:30

Miles Stiebel
Jazz Violin
July 19 from 5:00 to 8:30

World Guitar
July 26 from 5:00 to 8:30

Son Del Caribe
Cuban Charanga
August 2 from 5:00 to 8:30

The Bailsmen
Django Guitar
August 9 from 5:00 to 8:30

Dixie Power Trio
New Orleans Jazz
August 16 from 5:00 to 8:30

Funky Dawgz Brass Band
Funk and Hip-Hop
August 23 from 5:00 to 8:30

NOTE: Concerts may be cancelled due to excessive heat or inclement weather. For up-to-date information, click on, call (202) 842-6941, or check the Gallery’s Twitter and Facebook feeds at |

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.

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