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Military Bands Summer Concert Series 2014 - U.S. Marine Band

Event Location: 
United States Capitol
U.S. Marine Band - Wednesday and some Thursday Evenings

U.S. Marine Band - Wednesday and some Thursday Evenings
June 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 30
August 6, 13, 20, 27

The 2014 series of concerts will be inaugurated by the Navy Band on Monday, June 2, 2014. All concerts start at 8 p.m. and are held on the U.S. Capitol West Front Steps (National Mall side) - weather permitting.

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