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The Barns Summer 2019

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The Avett Brothers
Three nights – three different sets!

The Avett Brothers return to Wolf Trap by popular demand for a multi-night Americana rock retreat filled “with echoes of old-timey string bands, singalong folk revivalists, boozy Americana roots rockers and big-box singer – songwriter softies” (Rolling Stone).
  • Thursday, May 23 | 7:30 PM
  • Friday, May 24 | 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, May 25 | 7:30 PM
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Sting
The Grammy-winning former front man of The Police returns to Wolf Trap for another string of unforgettable evenings packed with nonstop hits like “Englishman in New York,” “Fields of Gold,” and “Every Breath You Take.”
  • Monday, Aug 26 | 8 PM
  • Tuesday, Aug 27 | 8 PM
  • Wednesday, Aug 28 | 8 PM
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Jennifer Hudson
National Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Showcasing her undeniable powerhouse pipes with the National Symphony Orchestra, Grammy and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson brings her signature soul sound to the stage.
  • Thursday, Sep 05 | 8 PM
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American Ballet Theatre
Swan Lake
Of all the great classics performed by American Ballet Theatre, Swan Lake remains the quintessential ballet. Featuring the unforgettable corps de ballet moving in magical unison as the majestic, glimmering swans, this ballet has left audiences breathless for generations. This romantic fable of ill-fated passion, dreamlike transformation, and ultimate forgiveness set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score inspires awe and wonder. Featuring choreography by Kevin McKenzie after Marius Petipa and Le Ivanov.
  • Thursday, Jul 11 | 8:30 PM
  • Friday, Jul 12 | 8:30 PM
  • Saturday, Jul 13 | 8:30 PM
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The Barns at Wolf Trap

The Montrose Trio
Vienna to Prague
Chamber Music at The Barns
The Montrose Trio
Vienna to Prague
Chamber Music at The Barns

The Washington Post commented after their 2015 Barns debut: “Absolutely top-notch music-making, as fine as one could ever expect to hear…” Martin Beaver, Clive Greensmith, and Jon Kimura Parker return to play Haydn, Brahms, and Dvořák.
  • Friday, Mar 08 | 7:30 PM
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Laura Benanti
Laura Benanti

Join Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti on a musical journey featuring songs and humorous anecdotes from throughout her career. Laura’s stage credits include Broadway’s The Sound of Music, Gypsy, and She Loves Me and television’s The Detour, Supergirl, and Nashville.
  • Saturday, Mar 09 | 3 PM
  • Saturday, Mar 09 | 8 PM
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Habib Koité
Habib Koité

Habib Koité, “Mali’s biggest pop star” (Rolling Stone) and one of Africa’s most popular and recognized musicians, returns to The Barns for an innovative, guitar-filled performance.
  • Thursday, Mar 14 | 8 PM
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Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Larry Campbell and singer-guitarist Teresa Williams (both of whom played in Levon Helm’s band) unite onstage for a performance filled with crackling, creative energy that only their brand of Americana music can provide.
  • Friday, Mar 15 | 8 PM
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Seamus Egan
Seamus Egan

Seamus Egan, a founding member of Solas, returns to The Barns with The Seamus Egan Project. Bringing along friends and musical guests, Egan will introduce fans to his immense and influential catalog of music, as well as some new music he’s never recorded or performed live.
  • Saturday, Mar 16 | 8 PM
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The Second City
It's Not You, It's Me
The Second City
It's Not You, It's Me

Full of the live and in-your-face entertainment Netflix can’t provide, this must-attend show features improvised comedy, audience interaction, and of-the-moment sketches and songs from The Second City made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, and more.
  • Friday, Mar 22 | 8 PM
  • Saturday, Mar 23 | 7 PM
  • Saturday, Mar 23 | 10 PM
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Sitkovetsky Trio
Sean Lee, violin
Vienna to Hollywood
Chamber Music at The Barns
Sitkovetsky Trio
Sean Lee, violin
Vienna to Hollywood
Chamber Music at The Barns

A number of Viennese composers successfully bridged the void between the concert hall and the movie theater: this performance explores the robust harmonies of Erich Korngold. Violinist Sean Lee and the Sitkovetsky Trio make their Barns debuts.
  • Sunday, Mar 24 | 3 PM
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Mountain Man
Jake Xerxes Fussell
Mountain Man
Jake Xerxes Fussell

Reuniting after an unintentional eight-year hiatus, this folk trio composed of Sylvan Esso’s Amelia Meath along with Molly Erin Sarlé and Alexandra Sauser-Monnig makes its Wolf Trap debut on the heels of releasing its aptly-named 2018 album Magic Ship (2018). “…the members of Mountain Man share that rare, innate gift of almost supernatural harmonizing” (NPR).
  • Friday, Mar 29 | 8 PM
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