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Celebrating Black History Month
Feb 20, 2020

Celebrating Black History Month

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...

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INSIDE THE TRAP with Tommy McFly: Ginger Dockery
Nov 05, 2019

INSIDE THE TRAP with Tommy McFly:
Ginger Dockery

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!


INSIDE THE TRAP with Tommy Mcfly: Chris Faessen
Jul 02, 2019

INSIDE THE TRAP with Tommy Mcfly: Chris Faessen

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.


Celebrating Black History Month Part 1
Feb 12, 2019

Celebrating Black History Month Part 1

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”...

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2019 Grammy Winners: The Wolf Trap List
Feb 12, 2019

2019 Grammy Winners: The Wolf Trap List

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,...

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Aug 16, 2018

Remembering Aretha Franklin

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. ...

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Wolf Trap Founder Catherine Filene Shouse’s Historical Marker
Oct 23, 2017

Wolf Trap Founder Catherine Filene Shouse’s Historical Marker

Next time you drive down Trap Road, take a look around, and you might notice something a little different near the Filene Center’s West Parking Lot. On October 18, Wolf Trap founder Catherine Filene Shouse’s legacy and generosity were honored with the unveiling of a brand new Virginia Historical Highway Marker. To celebrate, local community leaders, friends of Wolf Trap, staff, and members of the...

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Gerard Venida Takes Us Behind the Scenes at The Barns
Aug 08, 2017

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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The Season of Giving
Dec 15, 2016

The Season of Giving

Especially during the holiday season, Wolf Trap Foundation is grateful to the many donors, patrons, and artists who have joined us and supported us over the past 12 months. Your generosity enables Wolf Trap to be a unique place that welcomes thousands of people each and every year. The artists who performed at Wolf Trap in 2016 also support a wide variety of charities and...

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