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2018 Military Bands Summer Concert Series

United States Air Force concert on the Capitol's West Front steps in 2016.
Thursday, April 5, 2018

This series of concerts will be inaugurated by the Army Band on Friday, June 1, 2018.

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. Please check the individual band accounts on Twitter the day of for any schedule or cancelation notices.

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.


Schedule of Events

Monday Evenings

U.S. Navy Band — @usnavyband

  • June 4, 11, 18, 25
  • July 9, 16, 23, 30
  • August 6, 13, 20, 27

Tuesday Evenings

U.S. Air Force Band —  @usafband

  • June 5, 12, 19, 26
  • July 10, 17, 24, 31
  • August 7, 14, 21, 28

Wednesday Evenings

U.S. Marine Band —  @marineband

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

Thursday Evenings

U.S. Marine Band — @marineband

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

Friday Evenings

U.S. Army Band — @theusarmyband

  • June 1, 8, 15, 22
  • July 13, 20, 27
  • August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31