Jun 15, 2020
For many in the Washington D.C. area, fireflies mean the summer season has officially arrived! These magical little light bugs only make a brief appearance just before sunset during June and July, with their twilight luminescence officially signaling warmer weather. Wolf Trap’s Special Events team invites you to celebrate these backyard visitors at home and introduce young nature-lovers to the age-old tradition of catching fireflies!...
May 22, 2020
For many of us, Memorial Day weekend is the first taste of summer. While we may not be able to gather with friends or attend Wolf Trap’s Blast Off! celebration this weekend, we still want you to make the most of Memorial Day–-at home! Here are some great ideas to blast into summer, courtesy of Wolf Trap’s special events team! Dress Up Your House with...
Apr 08, 2020
We join the world in mourning the loss of and celebrating the career of award-winning singer/songwriter and Wolf Trap fan favorite John Prine....
Feb 27, 2020
Legendary African American artists in R&B, pop, country, opera—and every genre in between—have put on incredible performances at Wolf Trap. In celebration of Black History Month, take a look at some of these past great acts: Diana Ross Diana Ross was the lead singer of The Supremes, the best-charting female group in U.S. history. Motown’s most successful act in the 1960s, Ross and The Supremes...
Feb 20, 2020
From syncopated sound to breakbeats, music as we know it today would not be the same without the influential artistic contributions of African Americans. In honor of Black History Month, join Wolf Trap in celebrating the sounds of upcoming African American artists who continue to advance our collective musical legacy: Liv Warfield Formerly a hand-selected member of Prince’s backing band New Power Generation, Liv Warfield...
Nov 05, 2019
Episode 9: Ginger Dockery, Rentals Manager Go Inside the Trap with Tommy McFly, the new video series providing a behind-the-scenes look at Wolf Trap. In episode 9 learn what makes the events and spaces at the only National Park for the Performing Arts so special!
Jul 02, 2019
Episode 5: Chris Faessen, Executive Chef Go Inside the Trap with Tommy McFly, the new video series providing a behind-the-scenes look at Wolf Trap. In Episode 5, learn about Wolf Trap’s food scene and beekeeping program from Chris Faessen, Executive Chef.
Feb 12, 2019
Black History Month is a time to celebrate and remember African Americans and their contribution to our nation’s history. Wolf Trap is excited to welcome some of these iconic and influential African American artists to our stages. We recognize the many accomplishments of these performers, and we are thrilled to share them with you, too! Wynton Marsalis (2019) Wynton Marsalis performs “Take The A Train”...
Feb 12, 2019
The 61st annual Grammy Awards were on Sunday. Here’s a look at upcoming Wolf Trap artists and performers from the previous year who took home an award. Filene Center Kacey Musgraves Best Country Solo Performance Best Country Song Best Country Album Album of the Year Golden Hour received massive critical acclaim as one of the best of albums of 2018, and won four Grammy Awards,...
Aug 16, 2018
We join the world in remembering and celebrating Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul.” Wolf Trap and its audiences have been fortunate to experience many wonderful performances at the Filene Center. Ms. Franklin brought her talent and amazing performance skills to our stage 12 times since the 1971 inaugural season, including her Farewell Tour in 2017. ...