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May
23
Thu
THE AVETT BROTHERS with RODNEY CROWELL and PALEFACE @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
May 23 @ 7:30 pm

Three nights – three different sets!

The Avett Brothers return to Wolf Trap by popular demand for a multi-night Americana rock retreat filled “with echoes of old-timey string bands, singalong folk revivalists, boozy Americana roots rockers and big-box singer – songwriter softies” (Rolling Stone).

 

Thursday, May 23 at 7:30 pm – Rodney Crowell

Friday, May 24 at 7:30 pm – Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

Saturday, May 25 at 7:30 pm – The Felice Brothers

All Dates – Paleface

May
24
Fri
THE AVETT BROTHERS with THAO & THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN and PALEFACE @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
May 24 @ 7:30 pm

Three nights – three different sets!

The Avett Brothers return to Wolf Trap by popular demand for a multi-night Americana rock retreat filled “with echoes of old-timey string bands, singalong folk revivalists, boozy Americana roots rockers and big-box singer – songwriter softies” (Rolling Stone).

 

Thursday, May 23 at 7:30 pm – Rodney Crowell

Friday, May 24 at 7:30 pm – Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

Saturday, May 25 at 7:30 pm – The Felice Brothers

All Dates – Paleface

May
25
Sat
THE AVETT BROTHERS with THE FELICE BROTHERS and PALEFACE @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
May 25 @ 7:30 pm

Three nights – three different sets!

The Avett Brothers return to Wolf Trap by popular demand for a multi-night Americana rock retreat filled “with echoes of old-timey string bands, singalong folk revivalists, boozy Americana roots rockers and big-box singer – songwriter softies” (Rolling Stone).

 

Thursday, May 23 at 7:30 pm – Rodney Crowell

Friday, May 24 at 7:30 pm – Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

Saturday, May 25 at 7:30 pm – The Felice  Brothers

All Dates – Paleface

May
31
Fri
SAMMY HAGAR’S FULL CIRCLE JAM TOUR featuring MICHAEL ANTHONY, VIC JOHNSON & JASON BONHAM and NIGHT RANGER @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
May 31 @ 8:00 pm
This supergroup featuring Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Sammy Hagar and bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Jason Bonham, and guitarist Vic Johnson, has established themselves as one of the most exciting live acts on tour today, seamlessly ripping through careerspanning hits from Montrose, Van Halen, Sammy Hagar and The Waboritas, Led Zeppelin, and new music from their 2019 album Space Between. “Sister Christian” rockers Night Ranger open the show.
Every ticket purchased will include one (1) CD copy of the new album Space Between. In addition, a digital copy of Space Between will also be delivered to customers who redeem the CD. Ticket purchasers will receive instructions on how to redeem their copy that will be mailed to them on May 10th. Pre-order the album Space Between now and receive an instant download of the album’s first single, “Trust Fund Baby.”
Jun
1
Sat
STEVEN BLIER: 25TH ANNIVERSARY also featuring JOSEPH LI & WOLF TRAP OPERA SOLOISTS @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Jun 1 – Jun 2 all-day

Steven Blier of NYFOS returns for his 25thAnniversary recital joined by Joseph Li at the piano and a cast of new and familiar faces. Stage Director Katherine Carter also returns to celebrate Blier’s legacy and breathe new life into the program he has crafted.

LIVE FROM HERE with CHRIS THILE @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Jun 1 @ 5:45 pm
Live from Here with Chris Thile is a Saturday night destination for radio audiences everywhere. This variety show heard by 2.6 million listeners each week features a unique blend of musical performances, comedy, and audience interaction. Acclaimed musician and songwriter Chris Thile of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek welcomes a wide range of well-known and up-and-coming talent to share the stage and create a beautiful listening experience.
Guest artists to be announced.
Jun
2
Sun
BOBBY BROWN & BELL BIV DEVOE: RBRM – 4 THE LOVE OF IT TOUR with SWV @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Jun 2 @ 8:00 pm

Original members of pop and R&B group New Edition come together for a night of smash hits like Bell Biv DeVoe’s “Poison” and “When Will I See You Smile Again” plus Bobby Brown’s “My Prerogative” and “Every Little Step.” “Right Here” and “Weak” R&B group SWV kick off the night.

Jun
7
Fri
RODRIGO Y GABRIELA – METTAVOLUTION TOUR @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm
Internationally acclaimed Mexican acoustic rock duo Rodrigo y Gabriela thrill audiences with rhythmically supercharged guitar instrumentals that exemplify their unique six-string magic.
This event includes an album bundle. Every pair of tickets will get one copy of Rodrigo y Gabriela’s new CD ‘Mettavolution’ shipped to their home.
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Jun
8
Sat
LAKE STREET DIVE and THE WOOD BROTHERS @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm

Become immersed in a sonic spectrum of soul with two groups at the forefront of the genre. Lake Street Dive “take[s] all the most fun bits of pop, soul, disco, jazz, rock and roll and stitch[es] them together into something all their own” (NPR), while The Wood Brothers intertwine blues and folk together for an evocative roots sound underlined by their renowned highlonesome harmony blend.

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Lake Street Dive
The Wood Brothers

Jun
12
Wed
CARACALLA DANCE THEATRE: ONE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Jun 12 @ 8:00 pm
The “king of the musical theater world in the Middle East” (The Washington Post) makes its debut at Wolf Trap with a grand musical and balletic trilogy. One Thousand and One Night Nights takes audiences on a majestic journey to a far away and magical land where they will encounter a doomed king, a dazzling bazar, a mystical sorcerer, and more! Featuring music from Korsakov’s acclaimed Scheherazade and Ravel’s timeless Boléro.

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Caracalla Dance Theatre

Jun
15
Sat
JOHNNY MATHIS – THE VOICE OF ROMANCE TOUR @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm
Legendary singer Johnny Mathis, celebrating 63 years as a recording artist, comes to Wolf Trap to perform his greatest hits and personal favorites like “Chances Are,” “It’s Not For Me To Say,” and “Misty.” Come hear why Mathis will always be the Voice Of Romance!

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Johnny Mathis

Jun
18
Tue
ROCK OF AGES – TENTH ANNIVERSARY TOUR @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Jun 18 – Jun 19 all-day
Broadway’s Best Party is turning up the volume to ten! Nominated for five Tony Awards, Rock of Ages captures the iconic era of 1980s Hollywood. Featuring the music of hit bands such as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, Whitesnake, and more, this tenth anniversary production will have you ready to rock!

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Rock of Ages

Jun
20
Thu
TRAMPLED BY TURTLES with DEER TICK @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm
Pushing past traditional genres, progressive bluegrass collective Trampled By Turtles and punk-influenced Americana band Deer Tick are redefining the crossover landscape. The “rich vocal harmonies, unbelievably intricate and fast fiddle solos, and ever-present strumming mandolin and banjo” (Consequences of Sound) of Trampled By Turtles along with the Jekyll and Hyde balancing act of acoustic roots and electric rock of Deer Tick are best experienced live.

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Trampled By Turtles
Deer Tick

Jun
22
Sat
THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN: GLUCK’S MERLIN’S ISLAND and ULLMANN’S THE EMPEROR OF ATLANTIS @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm
Merlin’s Island: Gluck’s clever opera is a light-hearted parody that takes nothing seriously.
The Emperor of Atlantis: Death decides to teach mankind a lesson in this powerfully dramatic work.
MERLIN’S ISLAND
Music by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Libretto by Louis Anseaume, based on Lesage and D’Orneval’s Le monde renversé

Two Parisians are shipwrecked on an island paradise where the rich marry the poor, lawyers are always honest, spouses are always faithful, and artists are wealthier than businessmen. Heaven? Not quite. A takeoff on 18th century French vaudeville, Merlin’s Island is brimming with inspired music, beautiful ensembles, and heartwarming characters.

THE EMPEROR OF ATLANTIS

Music by Viktor Ullmann
Libretto by Peter Kien
A New Production
A mad emperor declares universal war against everyone and offends Death. The result is a chaotic world in which the living no longer laugh, the dying no longer die, and life and death have lost their meaning. This daring satire was written while Ullmann was interned in the Nazis’ Terezín ghetto and examines the arrogance of unstoppable power and humanity’s resilience. This controversial and brilliant opera is full of humor and poignancy, with music that ranges from blues and German folk tunes to a Bach chorale.
  • Inside the Opera pre-show talk begins 1 hour before curtain at The Barns
  • Performance running time: 2.5 hours including one intermission
  • Sung in French and German with projected English translations
CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE PERFORMS: PINK FLOYD’S THE WALL – 40TH ANNIVERSARY @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s legendary and controversial concept album The Wall (1979)! From “Another Brick in the Wall” and “Comfortably Numb” to “Hey You,” experience the acclaimed album played in full, note for note, cut for cut, by some of the world’s best musicians.

Jun
23
Sun
BUDDY GUY with KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD BAND and SAMANTHA FISH @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Jun 23 @ 7:30 pm
Witness blues guitar at its best with multiple masters! Still creating new music and performing at age 82, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Buddy Guy is joined by Grammy nominee Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and rising star Samantha Fish for an evening of nothing but the blues.

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Buddy Guy
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
Samantha Fish

Jun
25
Tue
PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO with MELISSA ETHERIDGE and LIZ PHAIR @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm
Relive the radical ‘80s with staples like “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” and “Love is A Battlefield” by Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo and sing along to ‘90s rocker Melissa Etheridge’s rousing songs like “I’m The Only One” and “Like The Way I Do.” Alternative singer-songwriter Liz Phair of “Why Can’t I” fame makes her Wolf Trap debut opening the show.

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Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
Melissa Etheridge
Liz Phair

Jun
26
Wed
THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN: GLUCK’S MERLIN’S ISLAND and ULLMANN’S THE EMPEROR OF ATLANTIS @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm

Merlin’s Island: Gluck’s clever opera is a light-hearted parody that takes nothing seriously.

The Emperor of Atlantis: Death decides to teach mankind a lesson in this powerfully dramatic work.

MERLIN’S ISLAND

Music by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Libretto by Louis Anseaume, based on Lesage and D’Orneval’s Le monde renversé

Two Parisians are shipwrecked on an island paradise where the rich marry the poor, lawyers are always honest, spouses are always faithful, and artists are wealthier than businessmen. Heaven? Not quite. A takeoff on 18th century French vaudeville, Merlin’s Island is brimming with inspired music, beautiful ensembles, and heartwarming characters.

THE EMPEROR OF ATLANTIS

Music by Viktor Ullmann
Libretto by Peter Kien
A New Production

A mad emperor declares universal war against everyone and offends Death. The result is a chaotic world in which the living no longer laugh, the dying no longer die, and life and death have lost their meaning. This daring satire was written while Ullmann was interned in the Nazis’ Terezín ghetto and examines the arrogance of unstoppable power and humanity’s resilience. This controversial and brilliant opera is full of humor and poignancy, with music that ranges from blues and German folk tunes to a Bach chorale.

  • Inside the Opera pre-show talk begins 1 hour before curtain at The Barns
  • Performance running time: 2.5 hours including one intermission
  • Sung in French and German with projected English translations
Jun
27
Thu
DIANA ROSS @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm

A legendary performer of the Motown era both as a solo artist and with The Supremes, Diana Ross’ music catalog will have audiences dancing to classics like “I’m Coming Out,” “Upside Down,” and “Stop! In the Name of Love.”

Jun
28
Fri
THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN: GLUCK’S MERLIN’S ISLAND and ULLMANN’S THE EMPEROR OF ATLANTIS @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm

Merlin’s Island: Gluck’s clever opera is a light-hearted parody that takes nothing seriously.

The Emperor of Atlantis: Death decides to teach mankind a lesson in this powerfully dramatic work.

MERLIN’S ISLAND

Music by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Libretto by Louis Anseaume, based on Lesage and D’Orneval’s Le monde renversé

Two Parisians are shipwrecked on an island paradise where the rich marry the poor, lawyers are always honest, spouses are always faithful, and artists are wealthier than businessmen. Heaven? Not quite. A takeoff on 18th century French vaudeville, Merlin’s Island is brimming with inspired music, beautiful ensembles, and heartwarming characters.

THE EMPEROR OF ATLANTIS

Music by Viktor Ullmann
Libretto by Peter Kien
A New Production

A mad emperor declares universal war against everyone and offends Death. The result is a chaotic world in which the living no longer laugh, the dying no longer die, and life and death have lost their meaning. This daring satire was written while Ullmann was interned in the Nazis’ Terezín ghetto and examines the arrogance of unstoppable power and humanity’s resilience. This controversial and brilliant opera is full of humor and poignancy, with music that ranges from blues and German folk tunes to a Bach chorale.

  • Inside the Opera pre-show talk begins 1 hour before curtain at The Barns
  • Performance running time: 2.5 hours including one intermission
  • Sung in French and German with projected English translations