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Summer 2017 The Barns

SUMMER 2017

Steve Martin & Martin Short
“An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Lives”
Expect nonstop laughs as the hilarious duo of Steve Martin and Martin Short recall their iconic careers, creative influences, and memorable encounters, uniquely presented through banter, singing, and banjo playing.
  • Thursday, Sep 14 | 8 PM
  • Friday, Sep 15 | 8 PM
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John Mellencamp
Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour
Emmylou Harris
Carlene Carter
“One of the best bandleaders in pop music” (The Washington Post) known for his Americana and folk rock hits “Jack & Diane,” “Hurt So Good,” and “Small Town,” John Mellencamp makes his Wolf Trap debut in promotion of his latest album, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies (2017). A full night of folksy fun as Emmylou Harris and Carlene Carter open the show!
  • Monday, Jul 03 | 7:30 PM
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Mary J. Blige
“The queen of R&B” (SPIN) known for her Grammy-winning, soulful tunes like “Family Affair,” “Real Love,” and “Thick of It” (from her upcoming album, Strength of a Woman) takes the Wolf Trap stage for a heartfelt and forceful performance.
  • Thursday, May 25 | 8 PM
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St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Shovels & Rope
Proving the “modern power of classic sound,” St. Paul & The Broken Bones, aka “one of rock’s hottest live acts” (Rolling Stone), makes their soulful Wolf Trap debut.
  • Friday, Jun 16 | 8 PM
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The Bad Plus
The Bad Plus

Transcending traditional musical rules, this trio is “better than anyone at mixing the sensibilities of post-60's jazz and indie rock” (The New York Times).
  • Saturday, Apr 01 | 8 PM
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Over The Rhine
Over The Rhine

Fall under the spell of the supremely talented husband and wife duo of Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist as they perform their “subtle and elegant" songs complete with “airy musical arrangements and breathtaking vocal harmonies” (The Wall Street Journal).
  • Friday, Apr 07 | 8 PM
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Cécile McLorin Salvant and Aaron Diehl
Cécile McLorin Salvant and Aaron Diehl

“The finest jazz singer to emerge in the last decade” (The New York Times) and winner of the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album (Salvant) performs with one of the most sought after jazz piano virtuosos dubbed “the Real Diehl” by collaborator Wynton Marsalis (Diehl).
  • Saturday, Apr 08 | 8 PM
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Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival

This internationally accoladed festival returns to The Barns to perpetuate and preserve the unique Hawaiian acoustic guitar art form known as Ki-ho’alu.
  • Friday, Apr 14 | 8 PM
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The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC
presents
God Save The Queens
The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC
presents
God Save The Queens

A cappella vocal ensembles Potomac Fever and Rock Creek Singers present a salute to British pop music featuring new and innovative arrangements of music by The Beatles, Queen, Adele, George Michael, The Police, and more. Plus they'll throw in music from the King and Queen of Pop just for fun!
  • Saturday, Apr 15 | 4 PM
  • Saturday, Apr 15 | 8 PM
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Tinariwen
Tinariwen

The winner of the Grammy Award for Best World Music Album, Tinariwen is “a brilliant live band who have deservedly built up an international following for their infectious, pounding fusion of desert blues and the styles of the nomadic Tuareg people of the Sahara” (The Guardian).
  • Wednesday, Apr 19 | 8 PM
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John McCutcheon
John McCutcheon

Folk music’s rustic Renaissance man "whose carefully crafted songs are like “storytelling with the richness of fine literature” (The Washington Post) returns with his Grammy-nominated musical tales.
  • Thursday, Apr 20 | 8 PM
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