Experience


If You Like…Then You’ll Love
Sep 19, 2022

If You Like…Then You’ll Love

Let your Filene Center favorites inspire your next visit to The Barns! September is here, which means it’s time to wrap up Wolf Trap’s summer season—and to anticipate a chill in the air and cozy nights inside. You’ve spent summer nights under the stars seeing your favorite artists on the Filene Center stage, and with the upcoming fall season, you have even more music to...

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National Read a Book Day: Artist Books for All Ages
Sep 02, 2022

National Read a Book Day: Artist Books for All Ages

September 6 is National Read a Book Day, and what better way to celebrate than with some fantastic recent and upcoming releases from Wolf Trap artists? Whether you’re looking for a gift for a brand new reader or the perfect book to start off the fall, there’s a great read out there for everyone. STORIES FOR CHILDREN Eileen Ivers: Will Someone Play Bluey? Eileen Ivers,...

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A Better Backstage
Jun 30, 2022

A Better Backstage

On July 1, 1971, the stunning 7,028-seat Filene Center opened to great fanfare. Built of Douglas Fir and Southern Yellow Pine, the venue was designed to be in harmony with nature, and to serve the performers of the time. After the original was lost to fire on April 4, 1982, it was rebuilt in the same location. The building was enormous and packed with amenities,...

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Jennifer Hudson; NSO; National Symphony Orchestra; September 5, 2019
Jun 06, 2022

Where You’ve Seen Them Before: Wolf Trap Summer 2022

Wolf Trap’s summer season features talented artists that excel in all arenas: be it the concert stage, the theater, or the screen. Here are some musicians that you’ve likely seen before, making their mark in more ways than one. Fantasia You probably first heard Fantasia’s fantastic vocals on American Idol, where she rose to fame as the winner of the show’s third season. After releasing...

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Fun Times for Father’s Day
Jun 03, 2022

Fun Times for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is almost here, and what better way to make the fathers and other important men in your life feel special than by taking them out for a night of great music? Whether you’re looking for smooth country jams, roaring rock numbers, or something to tickle your funny bone, Wolf Trap has just the show for you. FOR A ROCKIN’ GOOD TIME The Black...

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A Filene Center for Today
May 28, 2022

A Filene Center for Today

Driven by her love of nature, education, and the arts, Catherine Filene Shouse donated the land and funds necessary to build the nation’s only National Park for the Performing Arts. For five decades, philanthropy and collaboration have fueled Wolf Trap’s mission to be a cultural haven for the community. During the last few years, Wolf Trap Foundation and the National Park Service have worked on...

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Making Music Memories this Mother’s Day
May 02, 2022

Making Music Memories this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, bringing a great opportunity to honor the wonderful mothers and women in your life. Whether your loved ones prefer upbeat throwbacks or contemplative ballads, Wolf Trap’s summer season has the perfect concert for you. So pack your picnic baskets and get ready for a memorable evening of music and community! FOR THE LADIES WHO LIKE TO BOOGIE Kool...

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10 New Year’s Resolutions for Music Lovers
Dec 20, 2021

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Music Lovers

Looking for New Year’s resolutions that are easy to commit to? Music holds the key! From discovering new artists to sharing your favorite songs, adding some music-inspired items to your 2022 resolution list is a sure way to keep you motivated all year round. Here are a few ideas from the Wolf Trap team. Start a “Playlist of the Month” Club Admit it, there are...

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Holiday Recipes from Wolf Trap
Dec 08, 2021

Holiday Recipes from Wolf Trap

When the temperature drops outside, we turn up the heat inside—particularly in the kitchen! With the holidays approaching, Wolf Trap’s Executive Chef Chris Faessen is sharing a brand new recipe. Chef Chris and his team are responsible for the delicious fare served at The Barns at Wolf Trap and a variety of other Wolf Trap events and dinners. Check out his recipe for a sticky toffee...

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Summer Sounds Even Better
Jun 30, 2021

Summer Sounds Even Better

Recently, Wolf Trap has taken extraordinary measures to ensure that this summer sounds its best by replacing the in-house sound system (PA) with state-of-the-art components. As the existing system was reaching the end of its useful life, Wolf Trap called upon experts in sound technology to recommend changes that would most enhance the concert experience. Based on acoustical measurements and a thorough analysis of the...

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