Several great summer concerts are headed to the Kennedy Center this summer. The best part? Tickets are absolutely free.
It’s all part of the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage presents “An American Playlist,” three evenings of spoken word, dance and music.
Then on Monday, July 19, saxophonist Branford Marsalis will perform with the Suzanne Farrell Ballet. They will be joined by the popular D.C. tap dancing troupe the Manzari Brothers.
On Tuesday, July 20, Marsalis will return to perform with Smokey Robinson, John Mayer and the National Symphony Orchestra.
These performances are free, but you do need a ticket to attend. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis on Saturday, July 10. Each person can pick up two free tickets. Starting at 9 a.m., tickets for the July 20 performance will be distributed in the Hall of Nations. At 10 a.m., tickets for the July 18 performance will be distributed in the Hall of States. And then at 11 a.m., tickets to the July 19 performance will be distributed on the River Terrace. Any tickets that aren't given out at these times will be available at the box office beginning at noon on July 10.
These free performances are the final leg of the Kennedy Center’s Arts in Crisis 50-state tour. Arts in Crisis is an initiative that helps struggling arts organizations across the country by providing them with free planning and consulting.