National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Series

The NSO performs three starlight concerts annually on the West Front lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

View west from the U.S. Capitol during sunset and the Labor Day Concert in 2018.
Summer concerts and fireworks on the U.S. Capitol lawn.

These concerts are sponsored by Congress and the Secretary of the Interior and are held in observance of:

  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day

For full details, please go to capitalconcerts.org and kennedy-center.org/nso.

Military Band Summer Series

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Each summer a series of military band concerts are offered on weekday evenings on the West Front steps of the Capitol Building. This series is a continuation of a more than 130-year-old tradition.

  • The 2020 series has been canceled.

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