Wolf Trap Foundation Announces First Performances of Summer 2018 at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

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Additional shows to be announced in March 

  • Chart-topping artists across genres take the stage this summer – including Roger Daltrey performing The Who’s Tommy, Reba McEntire, Queen Latifah and Common, Charlie Puth, and The Avett Brothers
  • Returning to Wolf Trap: Barry Manilow, Tony Bennett, Barenaked Ladies, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Juanes, Yanni, Bryan Adams, and Ian Anderson presents Jethro Tull in a 50th Anniversary Tour
  • Country and Americana artists include John Prine, Jake Owen on his Good Company Tour, Alison Krauss with David Crosby and Friends, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and the legendary Alan Jackson
  • See your favorites from the radio live on stage with Live From Here with Chris Thile and NPR’s quiz show Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!
  • Several artists make their Wolf Trap debuts – including Indie bands Fitz and the Tantrums and X Ambassadors, rock band Dr. Dog on its Critical Equation Tour, R&B artist Charlie Wilson, alternative rock group The Revivalists, and kid-friendly pop group KIDZ BOP
  • National Symphony Orchestra’s summer residency to feature Bernstein at 100 – A Celebration, The Best of Wagner’s Ring with a roster of international Wagnerians and  Wolf Trap Opera alumni, and film scores come to life with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ - In Concert and Jaws in Concert
  • Musicals and dance include the Wolf Trap debut of The Washington Ballet with Giselle, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Motown The Musical and a Sound of Music Sing-A-Long
  • Wolf Trap Opera’s season features an expanded summer schedule, including Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Filene Center, new productions of Mozart’s Idomeneo  and Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette at The Barns, and UNTRAPPED, an initiative that brings opera and classical performances to new spaces and  unexpected places


    Tickets go on sale to the public February 17; Wolf Trap members are buying now
    Special promotion on February 17 only:
    $10 lawn tickets and $20 rear orchestra tickets for select National Symphony Orchestra performances, plus The Washington Ballet, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo and more

Vienna, Virginia (February 1, 2018)Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts has announced the first performances of Summer 2018 at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 17; Wolf Trap members (donors of $75 and up) have access to presales and are beginning to purchase tickets now. A complete calendar of performances may be found at wolftrap.org/calendar and a press release dedicated to Wolf Trap Opera, Symphony and Dance is here. Ticketing information and links to print-ready photography are below.

As America’s only national park for the performing arts, Wolf Trap is deeply committed to diversity in programming, access points for music lovers of all kinds, and affordability. The 16-week summer season at the 7,028-seat Filene Center is made possible through a public-private partnership between the nonprofit Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and the National Park Service.

“We look forward to summer all year here at Wolf Trap, and we couldn’t wait to announce this first set of performances. Enjoying a show at Wolf Trap under the stars with friends is such a quintessential summer experience and we wanted to allow our patrons to start planning even earlier this year,” said Arvind Manocha, president and CEO of Wolf Trap Foundation. “There are more shows being announced in March, so today’s news is just the start of a fantastic season rollout.”

Tickets for all announced performances go on sale to the public on Saturday, February 17 at 10:00 a.m. Opening day specials include $10 lawn and $20 rear orchestra seats for select performances by the National Symphony Orchestra, as well as The Washington Ballet, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo and more.

Young at Arts, Wolf Trap’s accessibility initiative which offers free youth tickets to select performing arts events, will continue in 2018. A roster of eligible performances will be announced on February 27, 2018.

Additional performances at the Filene Center will be announced in March, and all performances at Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods will be announced April 10, 2018.


Ticketing and On-Sale Information

  • Tickets for these performances go on sale to the public on Saturday, February 17 at 10 a.m.
  • Pricing varies by performance and seat location. See individual performance listings online or the calendar below for prices.
  • Wolf Trap members have access to exclusive presales and may purchase tickets in advance of the general public. Memberships, which are tax-deductible, start at $75. For more information, visit wolftrap.org/membership.

On February 17 and 18, tickets may be purchased:

  • Online at wolftrap.org
  • By phone at 877.WOLFTRAP
  • In-person at the Filene Center Box Office, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA

-          After February 18, tickets may be purchased:

  • In-person at The Barns at Wolf Trap Box Office, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA

Wolf Trap’s 2018 season is made possible by generous support from the following

Wolf Trap Foundation Official Sponsors and Partners:

Dan and Gayle D’Aniello, Wolf Trap 2018 Season Underwriters

The PNC Foundation, Premier Sponsor, 2018 Summer Season
The Boeing Company, Major Sponsor, Boeing Salutes Nights
American Airlines, Official Airline

Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, Official Hotel

Steinway, Official Pianos

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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. 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, located down the road from the national park and 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.

Media Information

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Emily Stout
Manager, Media Relations
703.255.4096 or emilys@wolftrap.org


  • High-resolution artist and venue images are available in Wolf Trap’s online newsroom or may be provided upon request.
  • Complete performance information is online at wolftrap.org, and included in the press calendar.
  • Interviews with artists may be available upon request and by arrangement with the Wolf Trap PR team.
  • Requests for complimentary Press Tickets will be accepted beginning April 23, 2018.


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