Jazz in the Garden

Hello!

Hope everyone had a great weekend. One of my best friends from college was in town with her boyfriend so we had a very busy, but tons of fun weekend.

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I knocked something off my “summer” list – go to a “Jazz in the Garden” on a Friday evening with friends!

Every Friday in the summer a free jazz concert is held in the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. Different jazz bands perform from 5:00 – 8:00pm. While food and beverages are sold at the sculpture garden, folks can also bring their own food and drinks (non-alcoholic), as well as blankets to lay and sit on (or chairs). A lot of spectators also choose to sit on the rim of the fountain to dip their feet in the cool water.

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Last Friday we had AMAZING weather. I was a little concerned this little outing would have to be postponed as we had had severe thunderstorms the day and night before, but alas we had great luck.So my friends Lindsay, Allison, Allison’s cousin Olivia, and I each either made or bought food and drinks to share and nestled on blankets listening to the Speakers of the House (the name of the band performing) rock out. We also made sure to buy a pitcher of sangria from one of the many bars onsite.

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I brought a homemade orzo pasta, French bread and brie to share.

Allison brought a veggie tray, chips, salsa and guacamole, and iced tea. She also bought a pitcher of sangria to share.

Can't complain about the scenery around the Sculpture Garden - hello National Archives!

Can’t complain about the scenery around the Sculpture Garden – hello National Archives!

When Lindsay came a bit later she must have read our minds because she had also bought a pitcher of sangria to share.

The Speakers of the House from Baltimore jamming.

The Speakers of the House from Baltimore jamming.

I hadn’t attended one of these jazz concerts in years and I was so glad I was able to go again. My goal for this was to go before August when the humidity is just the worst. I loved seeing such a large diverse crowd at this event – all races, ages, all walks of life, and gender. It was so fun! If you haven’t done this before or haven’t done it for awhile I highly recommend it. For more information on Jazz in the Garden go here.

Lindsay and me!

Lindsay and me!

 QUESTION:

Are you a fan of jazz?

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