Free reggae, soul concerts at Carter Barron Amphitheatre in August

The free Going Out Guide concerts are returning to Carter Barron Amphitheatre this summer with two shows in August: Reggae Night on Aug. 8 and Neo-Soul Night on Aug. 15. 


Carter Barron Amphitheatre and the National Park Service will host the Going Out Guide's free neo-soul and reggae concerts in August. (National Park Service)

Headlining Reggae Night is Junior Marvin's Force One (Marvin has performed with Bob Marley and the Wailers), with opening acts Ruth-Ann Brown and Ras Lidj & Deep Band.

The lineup for Neo-Soul Night is headliner Black Alley and opening acts Lysette Titi and Wes Felton.

What you need to know to go: The shows are free and tickets are not distributed in advance. Gates open at 7 p.m. to the first 3,700 people, and the shows start at 7:30. 

For more information, call 202-334-6808 or 202-895-6000. There are no rain dates. Picnic areas are available in the park surrounding the amphitheatre.

Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 4850 Colorado Ave. NW. 202-895-6000. 

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