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Outdoor Summer Concert Series Returns to U.S. Botanic Garden

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is pleased to announce the return of their popular American Roots Music Concert Series for 2017. The summer concert series, which the USBG first offered in 2015, celebrates American roots music – Americana and folk, country, blues, jazz and zydeco.

Concerts June through August will be held outdoors in the National Garden Amphitheater surrounded by the beautiful Regional Garden of native plants (rain location inside the Conservatory in the Garden Court). The USBG continues to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the National Garden, which opened in 2006. All concerts are free of charge. Amphitheater seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Upcoming 2017 Roots Concerts

  • June 22: 5 – 7 p.m. Parker & Gray (blues and roots)
  • July 13: 5 – 7 p.m. Forlorn Strangers (Americana / country)
  • July 27: 5 – 7 p.m. Cathy Ponton King (roots rock)
  • August 10: 5 – 7 p.m. Gaye & the Wild Rutz (blues and roots)
  • August 24: 5 – 7 p.m. Dede Wyland (bluegrass)
  • September 14: 5 – 7 p.m. David Bach (jazz)
  • September 28: 5 – 7 p.m. Jason Ricci (blues)

Check www.usbg.gov/rootsconcerts for information about the artists and visiting the USBG.

The U.S. Botanic Garden is open to the public, free of charge, every day of the year from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Conservatory is located at 100 Maryland Ave. SW, on the southwest side of the U.S. Capitol. Visitors are encouraged to use Metrobus and Metrorail. More information is available at www.usbg.gov.