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PNC Rock Star for a Day Recap
in Experience, Summer

PNC Rock Star for a Day Recap

Thank you to Wolf Trap’s Summer Season Premier Sponsor PNC for this year’s PNC Rock Star for a Day contest. One winner and their guest received a full evening of VIP experiences for Sting! Congratulations to our lucky winner Tom Lundregan, who recapped his day for us. Read all about it here: Last Thursday, I was the PNC Rock Star for a Day. As a...

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20 Sep 2017
#BecauseOfArtsEd
in Education, Institute

#BecauseOfArtsEd

Passed by Congress in 2010, House Resolution 275 designates the second week in September as National Arts in Education Week. During this week, educators, artists, and arts advocates come together to tell stories of the transformative power of the arts in education. At Wolf Trap, some of our biggest advocates for the arts in education are our Teaching Artists – professional performing artists who dedicate...

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08 Sep 2017
6 Barns Shows That Keep Summer Going
in The Barns

6 Barns Shows That Keep Summer Going

Summer concerts are winding down at Wolf Trap, but the music never stops! In October, it all moves inside to The Barns. Yearning to see new artists similar to your favorite summer acts? Here’s a rundown of shows you may want to see.   Wilco → Joan Shelley with James Elkington on Oct 8 Released in May, Joan Shelley’s self-titled fifth album was actually produced...

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24 Aug 2017
Ticket-Free Fun
in Experience

Ticket-Free Fun

Many people come to Wolf Trap, ticket in hand, ready to see a show at the Filene Center or The Barns – but did you know there are several ways to enjoy Wolf Trap without having to purchase a ticket? From sledding down the “big hill” to exploring Wolf Trap National Park trails to enjoying the gardens, check out how some of our patrons embrace...

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18 Aug 2017
The Moody Blues
in Experience, Summer

Cabot Creamery 2017 Giveaway

Contest Rules: Cabot Creamery 2017 Giveaway SPONSOR. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts (“Foundation” or “Sponsor”), 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia 22182. TERM. Sweepstakes begins at 10 am Eastern Time (“ET”) on Thursday, August 24 and ends at 11:59 am ET  on Thursday, September 7, 2016. (“Sweepstakes Period”) ELIGIBILITY. Wolf Trap Sweepstakes (“Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of...

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18 Aug 2017
Ambassador from Beyond the Third Rock: The 1967 Jimi Hendrix Debut in Washington, DC
in Summer

Ambassador from Beyond the Third Rock: The 1967 Jimi Hendrix Debut in Washington, DC

The Jimi Hendrix Experience made its U.S. debut at the Monterey Pop Festival in the spring of 1967. Following a memorable first appearance, the group went on tour with The Monkees, one of the most popular bands in the country. However, performing for packed crowds of screaming girls and their parents did not last long. The Jimi Hendrix Experience soon left the tour, which left...

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16 Aug 2017
Gerard Venida Takes Us Behind the Scenes at The Barns
in Foundation, The Barns

Gerard Venida Takes Us Behind the Scenes at The Barns

Fall is just around the corner and it is time to secure your seats for The Barns at Wolf Trap’s 2017-2018 season. In anticipation of the exciting season ahead, meet the man who brings it all together. Gerard Venida joined the Wolf Trap Foundation staff earlier this year as Assistant Director, Program & Production. A DMV native, he comes to us from the Rams Head Group in...

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08 Aug 2017
Whole Foods Market Food and Beer/Wine Pairings for Your Summer Concerts
in Experience, Summer

Whole Foods Market Food and Beer/Wine Pairings for Your Summer Concerts

Our friends at Whole Foods Market put together some fabulous suggestions for your next #WolfTrap picnic! Grab all the items for your perfect picnic: Goo Goo Dolls: August 8  The Goo Goo Dolls hail from Buffalo, NY, so obviously you’ll need to pick up some Buffalo wings for this concert! Serve them with a side of celery sticks and 365 Everyday Value Organic Buttermilk Ranch or...

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08 Aug 2017
in Experience, Summer

Picnic Deliciousness from Chef Chris

Wolf Trap Foundation’s Executive Chef, Chris Faessen, is busy behind-the-scenes preparing delicious meals for Wolf Trap events. Here, he shows off some of his favorite recipes for your next Wolf Trap picnic! Want the full recipes? Scroll down and enjoy! Mango Salsa 2 ripe mangos, diced 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped ½ cup chopped red onion ½ cup chopped tomatoes ¼ cup packed fresh...

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31 Jul 2017
Blasts from the Past Making a Comeback: ’90s Edition
in Summer

Blasts from the Past Making a Comeback: ’90s Edition

Ready for nostalgia to kick in? Wolf Trap has several shows that will send you back to the ’90s while partying in 2017. Here are some blasts from the past that have returned and making waves like they did before: 1. TV Shows Who could forget Roseanne, Will & Grace, Twin Peaks, and other classics? 2. Jurassic Park The prehistoric adventure continues with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom—in 2018....

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31 Jul 2017
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