Jazz in the Garden returns for its 16th season. (Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art)

No matter where you live or what kind of music you like, there’s a place nearby where you can listen to music outdoors — for free. Check out some of these summer concert series. (Some venues, such as Carter Barron Amphitheatre and Fort Dupont, have yet to announce their schedules.)

The District

Adams Morgan Summer Concert Series

Saturdays from 5 to 7 p.m. through June 25. Corner of Columbia Road and 18th Street NW. facebook.com/adamsmorgansummerconcert

American Roots Music Concert Series

The first and third Thursday of the month from 5 to 7 p.m. through Aug. 18. United States Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. usbg.gov/american-roots-music-concert-series.

Fort Reno

Mondays and Thursdays from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in July. Schedule TBD. Chesapeake Street and Nebraska Avenue NW. fortreno.com.

Friday Night Concert Series

Fridays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. through Sept. 2. Yards Park, 355 Water St. SE. capitolriverfront.org.

Jazz in the Garden

Fridays from 5 to 8:30 p.m. through Sept. 2. National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue NW. nga.gov/programs/jazz.

Music at the Monument

The first and third Fridays of the month at 5 p.m. through June. Rest of schedule TBD. National Sylvan Theater, Washington Monument grounds. musicatthemonument.com.

Petworth Jazz Project

The last Saturday of the month at 6:30, 7 or 8 p.m. through September. Petworth Recreation Center, Eighth and Taylor streets NW. petworthjazzproject.com.



Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. through July 28. Veterans Park, Norfolk and Woodmont avenues, Bethesda. bethesda.org.


Saturday afternoon concerts are held from 4 to 6 p.m. June 18 through July 30 at Town Green Park, 13090 Ninth St. Sunday evening concerts are held from 7 to 8 p.m. through Sept. 4 at Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Dr. cityofbowie.org/concerts.

Downtown Live!

Fridays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. through Aug. 26. Fountain Plaza Stage, 916 Ellsworth Dr., Silver Spring. downtownsilverspring.com.

Evenings in Olde Towne

Thursdays at 6 p.m. in June, July and September. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. gaithersburgmd.gov.

Friday Night Live

Fridays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. through Sept. 30. Rockville Town Square, Dawson’s Market Stage, 200 E. Middle Lane, Rockville. rockvilletownsquare.com.

Glen Echo

Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 25. Family Jazz Day is July 17 from 3 to 7 p.m. Glen Echo Park Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. glenechopark.org/summerconcerts.

Salute the Sunset

Saturdays from 7 to 8 p.m. through Sept. 24. Waterfront Plaza at National Harbor, 137 National Plz., National Harbor. nationalharbor.com.


Wednesdays at 7 p.m. July 6 through Aug. 24. Uke Fest is Aug. 17. 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. strathmore.org.

Summer Jam Series

The third Friday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. through Sept. 16. 4310 Gallatin St., Hyattsville. hyattsville.org.

Sunset Concert Festival

Thursdays at 7 p.m. through Sept. 1. 10400 O’Donnell Pl., St. Charles. stcharlesmd.com.

The Rock the Row concert series at Pentagon Row takes place every Thursday starting July 14. (On Tap Magazine)

Acoustic on the Green

Saturdays from 7 to 9 p.m. June 11 through Aug. 27. Town Hall Green, 25 West Market St., Leesburg. acousticonthegreen.com.

Fairfax County Park Authority

Evening concerts are held at the following parks at 7:30 p.m.: Arrowbrook Centre (Saturdays), Frying Pan Farm (Thursdays), Grist Mill (Fridays), Lake Accotink (Fridays), Lee District (Wednesdays), Mason District (Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays) Nottoway (Thursdays) and Rutherford (Fridays).

Morning concerts for children are held at the following parks at 10 a.m.: Burke Lake (Saturdays), E.C. Lawrence (Saturdays), Frying Pan Farm (Wednesdays), Lake Fairfax (Saturdays) and Mason District (Saturdays).

Evening concerts are also held at the Fairfax County Government Center (Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.) and Workhouse Arts Center (Saturdays, 7 p.m.).

Full the full schedule, visit fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Friday Night Live!

Fridays at 6:30 p.m. through Aug. 26. 777 Lynn St., Herndon. herndonrocks.com.

Lubber Run Amphitheater

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. June 17 through Aug. 14. N. Columbus and Second streets, Arlington. arlingtonarts.org.

Reston Concerts on the Town

Saturdays from 7:30 to 10 p.m. through Aug. 27. Reston Town Center Pavilion, 11900 Market St., Reston. facebook.com/restonconcerts.

Rock at the Row

Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. July 14 through Aug. 25. Pentagon Row, 1201 S. Joyce St., Arlington. pentagonrow.com.

Shirlala Music Festival

Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. through Aug. 25. Library/Signature Theatre Plaza, 4280 Campbell Ave., Arlington. villageatshirlington.com.

Summerfest Concert Series on the Plaza

Weekly (dates and times vary) through July. Tysons Corner Center Plaza, 1961 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. tysonscornercenter.com/events.