The Barns


The Barns: A Sound History for the Future
Nov 13, 2018

The Barns: A Sound History for the Future

Every fall, when the leaves start to change and the air turns crisp, the music moves inside to the warmth of The Barns at Wolf Trap. Originally built by colonial Americans, The Barns were donated in 1981 by Wolf Trap’s founder Catherine Filene Shouse as a gift for local arts lovers to enjoy diverse and intimate performances. Today, The Barns showcase hundreds of incredible artists each year and their hand-hewn timber walls hold centuries of memories....

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Welcome Back to The Barns!
Oct 31, 2018

Welcome Back to The Barns!

As we countdown the days until the start of a stellar fall season at The Barns, we’re taking a moment to highlight a few returning artists and look at what they’ve been up to since their last Wolf Trap appearance.  RED BARAAT Red Baraat at The Barns in 2017. Photo by Rob Wallace. Returning to The Barns for the second time, Indian-fusion party band Red...

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Storytellers On and Off the Stage
Oct 31, 2018

Storytellers On and Off the Stage

Here at Wolf Trap we’re proud to present artists that are multi-talented and capable of storytelling both on and off the stage. In celebration of National Author’s Day we’ve put together a list of current and past Wolf Trap performers that are more than musicians; they also share their stories as authors of written works including novels, children’s books, and memoirs. Grab a blanket and...

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This Fall at The Barns at Wolf Trap
Oct 05, 2018

This Fall at The Barns at Wolf Trap

You may have noticed that fall performances at The Barns at Wolf Trap are beginning a little later than usual this year. That’s because interior and exterior upgrades are underway at the venue. Before you head over for a show, take a sneak peek at the changes underway! The Barns upgrades are made possible by a generous gift from Dan and Gayle D’Aniello


A View from the Sound Board: Interview with Bob Grimes
Mar 12, 2018

A View from the Sound Board: Interview with Bob Grimes

By Walker Konkle, Development Intern Bob Grimes, heading into his 35th season as the Production Manager of The Barns at Wolf Trap, knows all there is to know about its performances and history. In almost four decades of serving in this role, Bob has presented more than 80 performances annually, with programming ranging from jazz greats to chamber musicians to legendary folk singers. As Production...

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March Music Mix
Mar 05, 2018

March Music Mix

March is an exciting month at Wolf Trap, filled with an assortment of new artists and returning favorites! The Barns will even see a few Celtic inspirations take the stage this month, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Listen to our March Music Mix for a taste of the musical talents that will soon make their way to The Barns! The Last Bandoleros Tue,...

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Curating the 2017-2018 Chamber Music at The Barns Season
Feb 13, 2018

Curating the 2017-2018 Chamber Music at The Barns Season

Canadian born violinist and musical maverick Lara St. John curated the 2017-2018 Chamber Music at The Barns season. Check out these videos to hear in more detail about each of the artists she selected, and what makes them special! To learn more about Chamber Music at The Barns, and to purchase tickets, visit: wolftrap.org/chamber...

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Daddy Yankee
Jan 19, 2018

8 Wolf Trap Artists at the Grammys

We’re celebrating the Grammy nominations of eight of Wolf Trap’s recent and future artists! Watch The Grammys live on January 28 on WUSA 9 to find out who takes home the most coveted music prizes in the biz. Coming Soon   Ladysmith Black Mambazo February 5 & 6 at The Barns Categories: Best World Music Album, Best Children’s Album   2017 Favorites   Daddy Yankee...

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Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
Dec 15, 2017

January Jams at The Barns

New year, new music! Start 2018 off right with a concert. See (and hear) what’s coming up in January at The Barns. The Verve Pipe Fri, Jan 19 “A confident rockin’-steady melodic fortress” (SPIN)   Lucy Kaplansky Sat, Jan 20 Enchanting folk singer-songwriter   Krakauer-Tagg Duo Sun, Jan 21 Eclectic clarinet-piano duo   Aaron Tveit Fri, Jan 26 & Sat, Jan 27 “Wicked” superstar Broadway...

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Oh, What Fun at Wolf Trap
Nov 17, 2017

Oh, What Fun at Wolf Trap

Need a break between holiday cooking and shopping? Whether you’d prefer to cozy up inside or to get outside for fresh air and scenery , treat yourself to some of these end-of-year activities at Wolf Trap. Oh, and feel free to bring your friends and family along!...

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