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National Harbor Concerts Bring Jazz To Prince George's

Patch logo Patch 7/21/2021 Jacob Baumgart
a car parked on the side of a road: National Harbor will host concerts this summer at MGM National Harbor, Bobby McKey's, the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council and other locations in Oxon Hill. © Google Maps National Harbor will host concerts this summer at MGM National Harbor, Bobby McKey's, the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council and other locations in Oxon Hill.

OXON HILL, MD — National Harbor is bringing the tunes this summer. Jazz musicians, military bands and local performers will fill the air with melodies.

“We are delighted to welcome so many talented musicians to our Sounds of Summer celebration at National Harbor,” stated Jackie Saunders, AVP of marketing at National Harbor. “It’s a great way to enjoy our waterfront location and we hope that music attendees will come early to dine in our many restaurants and explore our boutiques and multiple entertainment venues.”

The series kicks off with the Lake Arbor Jazz Festival hosted by Tony Richards of WHUR 96.3 FM. Every show in the five-week series will be at Southpointe, a covered tent overlooking the National Harbor Marina. Tickets and show information are available here. These artists will fill the stage, located at 701 National Harbor Blvd., before the festival ends Aug. 1:

  • Najee
  • Avery Sunshine
  • Jeff Bradshaw
  • Maysa
  • Nick Collione
  • Gerald Albright
  • Norman Brown
  • Brian Lenair
  • The String Queens
  • Pink Palish
  • Phaze II

MGM National Harbor will also host a free outdoor jazz concert every Thursday through Aug. 26. The performances, which last from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., all take place on the Potomac Plaza at 101 MGM National Ave. Parking is free. Attendees can bring a picnic and chairs, but food and drinks will also be on sale. More information is posted at this link. Artists at Wind Down Thursdays include:

  • Mr. Marcus Young
  • George Jones
  • Phaze II
  • NSpire Soul

The Salute the Sunset free military concert series runs on Saturdays and some Wednesdays through Sept. 25. These shows are on the waterfront National Plaza stage at 150 National Plaza from 7 to 8 p.m. Click here for more details. Performances will feature:

  • The U.S. Air Force Band
  • The U.S. Marine Band
  • The U.S. Army Band

Bobby McKey's, located at 172 Fleet St., has its own Summer Music Series on Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 28. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the concerts start at 8 p.m. Visit bobbymckeys.com to learn more. Some of the artists are:

  • Dave Haywood
  • Danny Korzellus
  • Ronnie Smith
  • Danny Mac
  • Rachel Solomon

The Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council opened a new satellite location at 162 Waterfront St. It will host Live Arts’tination on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Additional information is posted online. Some of the free shows are:

  • The Deborah Bond trio (Indie-soul)
  • Vibe Collective (Latin band)
  • Elliot Levine (piano and drum)
  • Ian B. Walters (piano and saxophone)

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