Jazz in the Garden
This is a one-of-a-kind event that can only be found here in DC. The National Gallery of Art's free Jazz in the Garden concert series runs every Friday evening from May 17th through August 23rd, 2019. Held amid the famed Sculpture Garden's iconic works of art, you can enjoy musical performances ranging from African fusion to energetic go-go, and classic New Orleans Dixieland to salsa. This beloved DC summer festival features fan favorites like Black Masala, Son del Caribe, and the Funky Digs Brass Band, along with new (to the festival) artists including Rob Curto's Forró for All, Adwela & the Uprising, The Bailsmen, and Shannon Gunn. Running from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the event is accompanied by a fabulous outdoor grill menu and the ever-popular Pavilion Café's indoor menu.
Capital Pride Celebration
Let your personality shine through as you surround yourself with celebration! Join the LGBTQ+ community on historic Pennsylvania Avenue for the Capital Pride Festival. This annual DC concert and jubilee includes a fun-filled day jam-packed with an array of music, entertainment, food, drink, education, celebration – and, of course, incredible PRIDE. Enjoy three full stages of national, international, and local artists, along with four distinct beverage gardens and over 300 unique organizations and businesses offering booths with information, services, job openings, volunteer opportunities, and much, much more. The Capital Pride Celebration ends with the Capitol Sunset Dance Party, where you can show your moves on America’s Main Street with the US Capitol itself as your backdrop. This is a free, family-friendly event open to the public.
No place does Jazz quite like DC. Enjoy an impressive lineup of celebrated masters and new artists with various performances located in neighborhoods across the city starting on June 6th, and the main event, DC JazzFest at The Wharf, held June 14th -16th on four fabulous stages. A variety of free events will be presented on the District and Transit Piers, including a marketplace and Education Village, where the acclaimed Meet the Artist series will be held. There are a variety of ticket packages available for events at The Anthem and The Wharf, with VIP options including buffet and drink tickets accompanied by incredible views and even celebrity meet and greets to complement your musical entertainment experience.
To make the most of these incredible events, stay with us at The Wink to discover Washington, DC like a local! Our JAZZ IN THE PARK PACKAGE includes sophisticated accommodations, complimentary valet parking, a comfy blanket and a picnic basket filled with special goodies including sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottles, and snacks. Our PRIDE AT THE WINK PACKAGE features deluxe accommodations, welcome cocktails, a DC Out and About Guide, late checkout, and a handy hangover cure kit. Make your reservations today for your memorable stay with us this summer!