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The Sounds of Summer: Bruce Swaim Quartet, jazz musicians

Event Location: 
U.S. Botanic Garden
National Garden

Evenings in the National Garden are a delight. Come experience the wonder of the USBG’s outdoor garden while listening to the sounds of the Bruce Swaim Quartet. Please note: Concert is held outdoors. No chairs will be provided. The indoor gardens and related facilities will not be available for use. We suggest bringing chairs/blankets for sitting, sunscreen, protective clothing and water. The concert will be canceled if it rains.
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: National Garden Lawn Terrace
FREE: No pre-registration required