UPDATE: Tonight's Performance Will Take Place Outdoors as Scheduled.
How do you bridge the gap between hip-shaking, body-rocking West African music and modern American pop? Ask the 14-piece funk-tastic orchestra known as the Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band ! This DC-based band has at its heart the spicy stew of modern jazz, Yoruba tribal music and burning, James Brown-inspired rhythms known as Afrobeat — and they’re guaranteed to rock your world. And once you fall in love with Chopteeth you can see them again at the Music Center – at the Simon & Garfunkel and Paul Simon Tribute Concert.
Free Summer Outdoor Concerts
What makes summer super? Strathmore! Travel around the world on a summertime serenade without leaving the comfort of your beach chair or picnic blanket — that’s the magic of our free outdoor concerts. Eight international acts, eight Wednesday evenings, eight opportunities to enjoy music in the sweet summer breeze: free of charge, open to the public, with no tickets necessary.
Weather: Don’t get caught in the rain! Follow Strathmore on Twitter and Facebook for up-to-the-minute information on weather-related delays/cancellations, or call (301) 581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.
Parking: Parking for the Free Summer Outdoor Concerts and Workshops is in the Metro garage for $4.75 with Metro SmarTrip card or major credit card; enter off Tuckerman Lane. Parking for patrons with disabilities (with tag) and Strathmore Stars Parking (with Strathmore Summer Parking Pass) is in the Mansion lot on a space available basis; enter at 10701 Rockville Pike until 7PM.
Seating: Bring blankets or low beach chairs. No pets, please.
Dining at the BBQ Shack: Features bbq chicken, all-natural beef hamburgers, veggie burgers, all-beef hot dogs, cole slaw, grilled corn on the cob, watermelon wedges, desserts, soda, water, beer and wine available for purchase. Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Truck will also be on site.