wpostServer: http://css.washingtonpost.com/wpost2

Most Read: Entertainment

Trove link goes here

Live Discussions

2:00 PM Talk about Travel   LIVE NOW

Weekly schedule, past shows

Click Track
Post Rock Archive |  About the Bloggers |  E-mail: Click Track |  On Twitter: Click Track  |  RSS Feeds RSS
Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/14/2011

Wolf Trap announces 40th summer concert season


The Queen of Soul will perform at Wolf Trap on June 21. (Courtesy of the artist.)
Wolf Trap celebrates its 40th anniversary this year — and the pressure is on. The venue is coming off its most successful year ever, having drawn nearly half a million fans to its sprawling grounds in Fairfax County last summer.

Today, Wolf Trap aims to top that number with the announcement of its complete 2011 summer concert season. This year’s line-up includes Aretha Franklin (June 21), Dolly Parton (July 31), Bright Eyes (June 11), Brian Wilson (June 6) and a Brian-Wilson-less Beach Boys (August 21).

Check out the complete season listings, after the jump.

May 27: “A Prairie Home Companion” with Garrison Keillor

June 2: Bill Cosby

June 3 & 4: “H.M.S. Pinafore,” New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players

June 5:  Wolf Trap’s 22nd Annual Louisiana Swamp Romp, featuring Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Sonny Landreth, Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys

June 6: Brian Wilson

June 8: Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons

June 9: The Levon Helm Band, moe

June 10: The Go-Go’s

June 11: Bright Eyes, M. Ward, Dawes

June 12: Indigo Girls, the Shadowboxers

June 14: Patti LaBelle

June 15: Elvis Costello & the Imposters

June 16: Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, the Smithereens

June 17 &18: “Rain” – A Tribute to the Beatles

June 19: The Monkees

June 20: Daryll Hall & John Oates

June 21: Aretha Franklin, Vance Gilbert

June 22: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

June 23: Peter Frampton

June 24: Creedence Clearwater Revisted

June 25: The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show

June 26: Earth, Wind & Fire

June 28: Doug Varone and Dancers

June 30 – July 3: “Mamma Mia!”

July 6: k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang, the Belle Brigade

July 7: “Tcheers for Tchaikovsky!” Pietari Inkinen, conductor

July 8: “Play!” A Video Game Symphony, Andy Brick, conductor

July 9: “Three Broadway Divas” Emil de Cou, conductor

July 10: Bela Fleck & the Original Flecktones, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Abigail Washburn

July 12: Apsen Sante Fe Ballet

July 13: Huey Lews & the News, Paul Thorn Band

July 15-17: “Fiddler on the Roof”

July 19 : Lucinda Williams, Amos Lee

July 20: Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs

July 22: “Sweeney Todd” James Moore, conductor

July 23: Emmylou Harris

July 24: Golden Dragon Acrobats from China

July 25: Miranda Cosgrove

July 26: The Goo Goo Dolls, Michelle Branch, Parachute

July 28: “The 5 Browns” Emil de Cou, conductor

July 29: Marvin Hamlisch & Brian Stokes Mitchell

July 30: “Casablanca” Emil de Cou, conductor

July 31: Dolly Parton

August 2: Ronald K. Brown, Evidence, a Dance Company

August 3: “Reggae Revival,” Ali Campbell’s UB40, Junior Marvin of Bob Marley’s Wailers, Maxi Priest

August 4: “Disney in Concert”

August 5: “Tan Dun: Martial Arts Trilogy” Tan Dun, conductor

August 6: Arlo Guthrie & Time for Three, Emil de Cou, conductor

August 7: Alison Krauss & Union Station, featuring Jerry Douglas

August 8: INXS

August 9: Steve Miller Band

August 11-14: “Guys and Dolls”

August 15: Guster, Jack’s Mannequin

August 16: Chicago

August 17: Chris Botti

August 18: Paul Anka

August 19 & 20: Gipsy Kings

August 21: Beach Boys

August 23: Ballet West

August 24: “Opera’s Greatest Hits” Stephen Lord, conductor

August 25: The Temptations, The Four Tops

August 26: John Prine, Richard Thompson

August 27: Mary Chapin Carpenter

August 28: Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, Punch Brothers

August 29: Doobie Brothers

August 30: Lyle Lovett and his Large Band

September 1-4: Cathy Rigby is “Peter Pan”

September 6: John Hiatt & the Combo, Big Head Todd & the Monsters

September 7: The Brothers Cazimero, Brother Noland

September 8: Judy Collins, Jesse Winchester

September 9: Eddie From Ohio, Martin Sexton

Septmber 10: “Sound of Music” sing-a-long

September 11: Abba – The Concert

By  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/14/2011

 
Read what others are saying
     

    © 2011 The Washington Post Company