The Barns


Celebrating International Women’s Month
Mar 25, 2019

Celebrating International Women’s Month

It’s International Women’s Month! Join us in celebrating all the strong, talented, and incredible women who will be joining us at Wolf Trap this year!   Diana Ross Diana Ross – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough At The Oprah Winfrey Show 2012 Diana Ross got her start in music with unprecedented success in her all-female singing group, The Supremes, and has since followed it up...

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Bringing the Musical History of Austria to Vienna
Dec 12, 2018

Bringing the Musical History of Austria to Vienna

Wolf Trap is delighted to welcome visionary arts leader and renowned pianist Wu Han as the 2018-2020 Artistic Advisor for Chamber Music at The Barns. With some of today’s most important musicians, Han has curated an exceptional season that brings a taste of Vienna, Austria to Vienna, Virginia. In crafting the thematic arch for this Chamber Music at The Barns season, I decided to explore...

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Kick Start Your New Year’s Resolutions
Dec 04, 2018

Kick Start Your New Year’s Resolutions

Goodbye, 2018. Hello, 2019! Now that it’s 2019, it’s time to kick start your New Year’s Resolutions! Here are some tips to help you stick to your goals:   Get healthy Be more active. Lose a few pounds. Get more fresh air. There are tons of reasons why these are regular New Year’s resolutions —but we know, the struggle is real. For a jolt of...

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Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
Dec 04, 2018

2019 Motivation Mix

New year. New you! Here are some of our favorite songs from recent and upcoming Wolf Trap artists to motivate you through your next workout, help you power through a busy project, and/or put you in a great mood.   The Verve Pipe – Never Let You Down Get tickets to The Verve Pipe‘s January 12 performance at The Barns.   Jake Owen – Real...

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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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