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2017 Military Bands Summer Concert Series

United States Air Force concert on the Capitol's West Front steps in 2016.
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Updated: May 18, 2017

This year's series of concerts will be inaugurated by the Army Band on Friday, June 2, 2017.

All concerts will commence at 8:00 p.m. and are held on the U.S. Capitol West Front steps (National Mall side) — weather permitting. Set-up will begin at 4:00 p.m.

Lawn chairs are allowed to be placed on the stone terrace in front of the band on the West Side of the Capitol and on the West Lawn (when available). Food is permitted; however, NO alcohol or glass bottles are allowed.


Monday Evenings

U.S. Navy Band

  • June 5, 12, 19, 26
  • July 10, 17, 31
  • August 14, 21, 28

Tuesday Evenings

U.S. Air Force Band

  • June 6, 13, 20, 27
  • July 11, 18, 25
  • August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Wednesday Evenings

U.S. Marine Band

  • June 7, 14, 21, 28
  • July 12, 19, 26
  • August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Thursday Evenings

U.S. Army Band

  • June 8, 15

U.S. Marine Band

  • June 29
  • July 13, 20
  • August 3, 31

Friday Evenings

U.S. Army Band

  • June 2, 9, 16, 23
  • July 7, 14, 21, 28
  • August 4, 11, 25