Rachel Dinbokowitz


Celebrate Music of America This Summer at Gaylord National Resort
Resort Offers New SummerFest Music Line-Up and Special Events for Travelers


(National Harbor, Md. – May 3, 2017) – Travelers seeking a quick trip or multi-night stay this summer will find first-class musical performances from a diverse array of Washington, D.C. area entertainers during Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center’s SummerFest celebration featuring Music of America, supported by Pepsi®. On weekends from May 26 through September 4, the resort’s restaurants and 19-story glass atrium will be filled with the sounds of American music from Jazz to Country, as well as special events and family-friendly offerings.

The SummerFest celebration includes:

Summer Soiree: A Night of Jazz
Old Hickory Steakhouse, Saturday, May 27 and September 2 at 7 p.m.
Guests are invited to experience an evening of world-class cuisine paired with the finest live jazz music in the capital region. Diners will enjoy the rich melodies of bassist and composer, Mike Pope, who has played with the likes of Michael Brecker, Blood Sweat and Tears, Chick Corea and Manhattan Transfer.

Sips and Sounds
Belvedere Lobby Bar, Fridays on June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 14, 21, 28; August 4 and 11
Visitors to Gaylord National can unwind with drinks, live music and breathtaking sunsets overlooking the Potomac River with music performances range from Jazz, Adult Contemporary, R&B and more.

Burgers, Brews and Country Tunes
National Pastime Sports Bar & Grill, Saturdays, June 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 3 to 6 p.m.
Diners can enjoy specialty burgers and more than 20 brews as the capital region’s best solo Country artists pay tribute to Music City.

Silent Disco Party
Pose Rooftop Lounge, Saturdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 8 p.m.
Resort guests can experience the coolest new way to enjoy music at the resort’s 18th floor rooftop lounge. Participants are given special headphones to wear and can select different music mixes created by a DJ to dance along to.

Summer PJ Party
Atrium, Saturdays, August 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 8 p.m.
Kids are encouraged to put on their pajamas and experience the latest dancing rage, The Silent Disco, in the resort’s lower atrium. Participants are given special headphones to wear and can select different music mixes just for kids to dance along to.

Nightly Atrium Laser Light Show at 9 p.m.
Guests are encouraged to gather in the resort’s garden atrium nightly to celebrate the music of America throughout the ages. During the show, viewers will experience samples of some of America’s favorite tunes choreographed with a laser light show and dancing water from the resorts signature fountain.

Aquafina® Summer Movie Matinees
Saturday’s from 4 to 6 p.m.
Overnight guests can enjoy musical movie magic by the pool during Gaylord National’s Summer Movie Matinees every Saturday through Labor Day.

Music Mystery Scavenger Hunt
This free activity encourages guests to search for hidden musical notes throughout the resort’s atrium. Upon finding all the notes, guests can decode a song title and enter to win an overnight stay.

Gaylord National also will feature additional activities and offers including summer cocktail specials, yoga classes, seasonal lime and coconut spa treatments, and special hair, facial and massage offers at Relâche Spa.

Just steps from the resort, guests also can explore the expansive waterfront destination of National Harbor. As part of their resort fee, overnight guests receive free transportation on the National Harbor Circulator to experience more than 30 restaurants, 150 shops, entertainment including The Capital Wheel observation wheel, MGM National Harbor and more.

To experience the best of both National Harbor and Gaylord National’s SummerFest celebration, visitors can book the resort’s SummerFest package that includes:

  • One night room accommodations
  • $100 resort credit to be used at resort restaurants and Relâche Spa
  • Two tickets for The Capital Wheel
  • Complimentary self-parking

The SummerFest package starts at $299*.

For more information about Gaylord National’s SummerFest celebration featuring Music of America, visit or call 301-965-4000.

*Valid for one night stay. Price is per room, plus tax, resort fee, ticket handling fees and parking for standard accommodations. Based on availability at time of reservation. Advance reservations required.  Not valid in conjunction with groups or other offers. Not retroactive. Package pricing, components and entertainment subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.



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Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center is the largest, non-gaming hotel and convention center on the East Coast. Located along the banks of the Potomac River in National Harbor, Maryland, the hotel opened in April 2008 and is only eight miles from Washington, D.C. The AAA-Four Diamond resort offers nearly 2,000 rooms including 110 suites; a 19-story atrium; more than 500,000 square-feet of convention space; acclaimed restaurants including Old Hickory Steakhouse; a full-service resort spa, Relache Spa; and Pose Rooftop Lounge.

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