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Jul
24
Wed
BRUCE HORNSBY & The Noisemakers with AMOS LEE @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
From pop and jazz to bluegrass, country, and beyond, Grammy-winning musician Bruce Hornsby (“The Way It Is”) has performed it all with everyone from Ricky Skaggs to Elton John. Similarly, Philadelphia-bred singer-songwriter Amos Lee (“Sweet Pea”) knows no musical limits. “Lee’s silky vibrato has always lent itself to a fluid shift between rock, soul, R&B, folk, you name it” (Billboard).
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Jul
30
Tue
Herbie Hancock with Kamasi Washington @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Jul 30 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Rejoice in an evening of jazz fusion and R&B! Legendary pianist and composer Herbie Hancock (“Rockit,” “Cantaloupe Island”) returns to Wolf Trap with “the most talked-about jazz musician in recent memory” (Rolling Stone) Kamasi Washington whose progressive approach to jazz blends traditional sounds with elements of hip-hop, classical, and R&B.
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Aug
1
Thu
LYLE LOVETT & HIS LARGE BAND with special guest MAVIS STAPLES @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Aug 1 @ 7:30 pm
Best known for his masterful songwriting filled with wit and charm, Lyle Lovett has built his career “on the reputation of his live shows, which routinely sell out theaters and concert halls coast to coast” (The New York Times). Iconic soul singer and activist Mavis Staples elevates the evening by opening the show with her powerful voice and messages of unity.

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Lyle Lovett
Mavis Staples

Aug
16
Fri
JAZZ at LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA with WYNTON MARSALIS @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm
The “finest big band in the world today” (The Daily Telegraph) led by nine-time Grammy-winning jazz icon Wynton Marsalis returns to Wolf Trap! Join 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players, and arrangers in jazz music for a swingin’ evening like no other.

Photo: Piper Ferguson

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Aug
17
Sat
Tony Bennett @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Garnering 19 Grammy Awards over a seven-decade-long career interpreting the Great American Songbook, “Bennett vocalizes American popular songs like nobody else can” (NPR).
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Aug
22
Thu
BEN HARPER & THE INNOCENT CRIMINALS with TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE and JESSY WILSON @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Aug 22 @ 7:30 pm
Experience an evening of good vibes. Go cross-country with the socially-conscious blues, soul, reggae, and rock of California artist Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals and get transported to New Orleans with the funky jazz rhythms of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue.

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Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Aug
26
Mon
STING @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 28 @ 8:00 pm
The Grammy-winning former front man of The Police returns to Wolf Trap for another string of unforgettable evenings packed with nonstop hits like “Englishman in New York,” “Fields of Gold,” and “Every Breath You Take.”

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Sting