The Barns at Wolf Trap 2017-2018 Season Kicks Off October 8

The Barns at Wolf Trap

 From rock, jazz and blues, to folk and classical, The Barns at Wolf Trap features acclaimed artists in a uniquely intimate setting

Vienna, Virginia (October 3, 2017) – The music moves inside this Fall as Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts kicks off the 2017-2018 season at The Barns at Wolf Trap on Sunday, October 8. The season features a full slate of artists encompassing genres from rock, jazz, blues, to indie, country and classical. A full calendar of events may be found at Print-ready images may be found here.

The Barns at Wolf Trap season opens with folk singer Joan Shelley, making her Wolf Trap debut. Opening week also includes Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Max Weinberg’s Jukebox, bluegrass group Mountain Heart, contemporary blues rockers Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, special event TEDxTysonsSalon featuring live presenters and video, and Grammy nominated Broadway and American Horror Story star Cheyenne Jackson.

Highlights throughout the season include a cappella group The Bobs on their farewell tour; a solo show from John Lodge of The Moody Blues; country rock singer-songwriter JD Souther; two nights with legendary husband-wife jazz duo Herb Alpert & Lani Hall; fiddle swing group The Quebe Sisters; a spotlight on India with the return of an Evening of Indian Dance; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Crosby with the David Crosby & Friends Tour; folk singer Loudon Wainwright III; Broadway star Aaron Tveit; and Grammy Award-winning South African choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, among others.

Chamber Music at The Barns opens with a performance from the series’ 2017-2018 Artistic Advisor, violinist Lara St. John with pianist Matt Herskowitz. Curated by St. John, the season features programs of core classical repertoire and pieces  with folk influences. The series includes performances by the Attacca Quartet–one of America’s premier young ensembles; clarinetist David Krakauer with his frequent collaborator, pianist Kathleen Tagg; the New York Festival of Song celebrates Bernstein at 100; John Corigliano 8.0–an all-star birthday spectacular to honor American composer John Corigliano’s 80th birthday; and more. View the complete Chamber Music at The Barns series at

Artists making their Wolf Trap debuts include Mexican psychedelic jazz band Troker, Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco Peña, R&B and soul singer Son Little, Pakistani cross-cultural jazz group Sachal Ensemble, country singer and Maryland native Maggie Rose, Norwegian neo-soul singer Bernhoft, Bhangra-funk fusion group Red Baraat, indie country artist Justin Townes Earle, and Portuguese fado singer Ana Moura.

Additional 2018 performance dates will be added throughout the fall. To buy tickets or to see the full schedule, visit

Special thanks to Dan and Gayle D’Aniello, Wolf Trap 2017 Season Underwriters.


Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, produces and presents a full range of performance and education programs in the Greater Washington area, as well as nationally and internationally. Wolf Trap features three performance venues: the outdoor Filene Center and Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, both located at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, and The Barns at Wolf Trap, adjacent to the Center for Education at Wolf Trap. The 7,028-seat Filene Center is operated in partnership with the National Park Service and annually showcases an extensive array of diverse artists, ranging from pop, country, folk, and blues to classical music, dance, and theatre, as well as multimedia presentations, from May through September. The Barns at Wolf Trap is operated by the Wolf Trap Foundation year round, and during the summer months is home to the Grammy-nominated Wolf Trap Opera, one of America’s outstanding resident ensemble programs for young opera singers. Wolf Trap’s education programs include the nationally acclaimed Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, a diverse array of arts education classes, grants, and a nationally recognized internship program.

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By phone:           1.877.WOLFTRAP

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