There will be music for everyone to enjoy at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival held June 24-28 and July 1-5, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Music lovers will find a diverse and authentic mix of music, while having the opportunity to learn more about both new and old traditions of folk life. The Festival will take place between the Smithsonian museums and admission is totally free.
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival began in 1967 as an educational presentation of living cultural heritage and typically draws more than one million visitors each year. It takes place every summer and overlaps the Fourth of July holiday. More than 23,000 musicians, artists, and other mega-talented people have come to the festival over the years, to demonstrate their skills and knowledge related to community-based traditions.
Event visitors will be treated to large doses of day and night foods to eat, songs to sing, and a great variety of music. The music, yes, let’s talk about the music. Highlighted by a strong collection of rhythm and blues artists, the music will keep your feet moving through the day and night.
Performers taking the stage during this year’s Festival include: Agustín Lira & Alma and Viento Callejero performing on June 28, 5pm at the Ralph Rinzler Concert Stage. Here is link to list of Smithsonian folklife festival evening concerts
Don’t miss the largest annual cultural event held in the nation’s capital. You also don’t want to miss the opportunity to become a fan of CAISO Steel Drum Band on our Facebook page. We also want to send a shoutout to our devoted Twitter followers. Enjoy the festival!