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Out & About Festival FAQs

Out & About FestivalGeneral

What is Wolf Trap’s Out & About Festival?
Out & About Festival is a two-day, three stage festival of music and nature headlined by Brandi Carlile in America's only National Park for the Performing Arts. Out & About celebrates pride by spotlighting LGBTQ+ artists and allies who live out loud.

I’ve never heard of the Meadow Stage. What is it?
Tucked back within Wolf Trap National Park behind the Filene Center is the Meadow Stage—an escape surrounded by trees and a babbling creek. Afternoon shows at the Meadow Stage are General Admission just like the lawn at the Filene Center. Bring a blanket, a picnic, or purchase food and drinks on site and enjoy the show with friends and family.

What is the line-up?
Saturday, June 24: Brandi Carlile, Yola, Rufus Wainwright, Jake Wesley Rogers, Bad Moves, Alphabet Rockers
Sunday, June 25: Brandi Carlile, Lucius, Celisse, Brandy Clark, Oh He Dead, Jazzy Ash

Is Out & About rain or shine?
The Filene Center and Meadow Stage shows are rain or shine. The Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods shows are subject to weather.


Can Wolf Trap members purchase tickets before the general public?
Yes, members buy first! Become a member today to purchase tickets before the general public.

Will one ticket get patrons into all events?
Out & About Festival tickets provide access to the Meadow Stage and Filene Center performances for each day. Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods performances require a separate ticket.

Will I need a separate ticket for each day?

What do I get if I purchase a Filene Center seat?
If you purchase a seat under the Filene Center Pavilion, you have your seat for the evening shows and can enjoy the afternoon on the GA General Admission meadow lawn for the Meadow Stage performances.

What is the procedure if I buy a lawn ticket?
If you buy a lawn ticket, you have General Admission picnic-style access to both the Meadow Stage lawn and the Filene Center lawn. Filene Center and Meadow lawn locations are first come first served

Are VIP packages available?
Yes! Tickets to the VIP Experience Package go on sale to the public on Friday, February 17 at 10 AM. Become a member by February 9 to access Wolf Trap's Exclusive Members-only Presale and buy VIP tickets starting Tuesday, January 31 at 10 AM. More info

What if I can’t make the performance I bought a ticket for—can I exchange it for the other show?
No, all ticket sales are final. Ticket exchanges are a members-only benefit.

Do children need tickets to attend the Meadow Stage and Filene Center stage performances?
• Yes, for Filene Center/Meadow Stage performances, all patrons, regardless of age, need a ticket to attend.
• Children under 2 years of age may attend Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods performances for free (ticket still required to enter).

Can I purchase tickets for my group of eight or more people?
• Group sales for Filene Center/Meadow Stage are exclusive to groups of 20+. Email groups@wolftrap.org for further information.
• Group sales for Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods are available for groups of 10+. Email groups@wolftrap.org for further information.

Is there Accessibility for patrons with disabilities?
Yes, accommodations for patrons with disabilities may be purchased online, or by calling 703.255.1868.

Will there be an American Sign Language interpreter?
Yes, ASL interpretation will be available on all three stages.

Getting Here

How do I get to Wolf Trap?
Directions to all Wolf Trap venues can be found here. Wolf Trap operates 3 venues within a quarter mile of each other. Be sure to check your performance ticket or wolftrap.org to ensure that you’re traveling to the correct venue.

Where is parking at Wolf Trap?
Parking is free, but limited at Wolf Trap. We recommend arriving early; ridesharing; and using the Wolf Trap Shuttle.

Wolf Trap’s Rideshare and Taxi drop-off area is located in the pull-off area on the west side of Trap Road. Please use the Pedestrian Tunnel when crossing Trap Road.

The Wolf Trap Shuttle offers roundtrip service from the McLean Metro Station (Silver Line).

Will there be a shuttle available?
Yes, the Wolf Trap Shuttle (Fairfax Connector) will be running extended hours for this performance. Check back with us closer to the festival date for additional information.

Is there a recommended hotel or hotel package available?
Yes, there is currently a block of rooms held at the Hilton McLean. Whether you’re coming from afar or enjoying a staycation, this special offer from Hilton McLean will elevate your Out & About Festival at Wolf Trap experience. Enjoy a luxurious room with this limited offer only available for patrons attending the Out & About Festival performances. Offer ends May 26, 2023. Performance tickets not included with this offer. Book today

Food & Beverages

Can we bring in our own food and beverages?
Yes, you may bring in food and alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy in the picnic area, in the Meadow, and on the Filene Center lawn.

Coolers can be no larger than 18" x 16" x 12" (48 quarts). Coolers with wheels are allowed as long as they do not exceed size limits. Bags, including suitcases, duffel bags, or backpacks, can be no larger than 14"x 13" x 10". A maximum of two items is allowed per person. Blankets, ground cloths, and purses are allowed and do not count toward the two item per person limit.

Water and beverages in Wolf Trap Cups, may be brought into the covered seats at the Filene Center. Reusable Wolf Trap Cups are available at Concession and the Gift Shop.

Will you have food on site?
Yes! There will be a variety of options for food and drinks from our in-house concessions and food trucks on the meadow. Please check back for updates.

Wolf Trap’s on-site restaurant run by The Fermented Pig, Ovations, will be open starting at 3 pm. Please visit the website for reservations closer to the performance date.