NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., June 29, 2021—National Harbor has long been known as Washington’s premier waterfront destination. With its boutique retail, renowned restaurants and unique entertainment, it now adds significant and distinctive music options.
The long-standing Lake Arbor Jazz Festival relaunched at National Harbor this year with an expanded month long celebration of jazz. Hosted by DMV broadcast personality Tony Richards, the five-week series runs through Sunday, August 1 at National Harbor’s most breathtaking venue—Southpointe (701 National Harbor Blvd.) Under a covered tent overlooking the National Harbor Marina, this year’s performers are the “who’s who” of smooth jazz and R&B. Performers include Najee, Avery Sunshine, Jeff Bradshaw, Maysa, Nick Collione, Gerald Albright, Norman Brown as well as local favorites Brian Lenair, the String Queens, Pink Palish and Phaze II. For tickets, performance dates and times, visit www.lakearborjazz.com.
Another option for live jazz is Wind Down Thursdays at MGM National Harbor (101 MGM National Ave.) Each Thursday through August 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m, MGM and Radio One feature a free concert outdoors on the Potomac Plaza at MGM National Harbor. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket and chairs, food and beverages are available for purchase and parking at MGM is free. Musicians include Mr. Marcus Young, George Jones, Phaze II, NSpire Soul and others. For more info click here.
National Harbor’s popular Salute the Sunset free military concert series is back this year and runs on Saturdays and select Wednesdays through September 25. Performing ensembles include the U.S. Air Force Band, the U.S. Marine Band and the Army Band. Bring a blanket and enjoy live music by some of the country’s top military performers from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Concerts take place on the waterfront National Plaza stage (150 National Plaza.) More information is available here.
Every Friday and Saturday, Bobby McKeys (172 Fleet St.) features various performers including Dave Haywood, Danny Korzellus, Ronnie Smith, Danny Mac and Rachel Solomon. The Summer Music Series runs through August 28. Bobby McKeys opens its doors at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Food and beverages are also available. For more information, visit bobbymckeys.com. Stroll the streets in the Waterfront District from 5-7 p.m. for Friday Summer Sounds. Guests will enjoy a rotation of music from Bobby McKey’s and jazz curated from Lake Arbor Jazz.
The Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council has a new satellite location at 162 Waterfront St. and is featuring Live Arts’tination on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. with a variety of free live performances including the Deborah Bond trio (Indie-soul,) Vibe Collective (Latin band,) Elliot Levine (piano and drum,) Ian B. Walters (piano and saxophone) and more. For information, visit www.pgahc.org/liveartstination.
“We are delighted to welcome so many talented musicians to our Sounds of Summer celebration at National Harbor,” said Jackie Saunders, AVP of marketing at National Harbor. “It’s a great way to enjoy our waterfront location and we hope that music attendees will come early to dine in our many restaurants and explore our boutiques and multiple entertainment venues.”
For more information on National Harbor, visit www.NationalHarbor.com.
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About National Harbor
Situated on the banks of the historic Potomac River and just minutes from the nation’s capital, National Harbor is a waterfront resort destination unlike any other. National Harbor is home to eight hotels including two of Maryland’s Four Diamond rated hotels—Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center and MGM National Harbor. Also within National Harbor is Tanger Outlets’ 85 designer brands. The vibrant Waterfront District at National Harbor features boutique shops, restaurants and entertainment options along picturesque promenades as well as the iconic Capital Wheel, a 180-ft observation wheel and the Guide by Cell outdoor art gallery tour. National Harbor welcomes more than 28 million visitors a year. For more information, visit www.NationalHarbor.com.
Contact: Vicki Bendure