National Harbor concerts bring jazz to Prince George


OXON HILL, MD – National Harbor is bringing the tunes this summer. Jazz musicians, military bands and local artists will fill the air with melodies.

“We are delighted to welcome so many talented musicians to our Sounds of Summer celebration in National Harbor,” said Jackie Saunders, vice president of marketing at National Harbor. “It’s a great way to take advantage of our waterfront location and we hope the musicians will come early to dine in our many restaurants and explore our shops and multiple entertainment venues.”

The series kicks off with the Lake Arbor Jazz Festival hosted by Tony Richards of WHUR 96.3 FM. Each show in the five-week series will take place at Southpointe, a covered tent overlooking the National Harbor Marina. Tickets and information about the show are available here. These performers will fill the stage, located at 701 National Harbor Blvd., before the festival ends on August 1.

  • Najee
  • Soleil d’Avery
  • Jeff Bradshaw
  • Maysa
  • Nick collione
  • Gerald Albright
  • Norman Brown
  • Brian Lenair
  • The queens of the ropes
  • Pale pink
  • Phaze II

The MGM National Harbor will also host a free outdoor jazz concert every Thursday through August 26. The performances, which last from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., are all held in Potomac Square at 101 MGM National Ave. Parking is free. Participants can bring a picnic and chairs, but food and drinks will also be on sale. More information is published on this link. Wind Down Thursdays artists include:

  • Mr. Marcus Young
  • George jones
  • Phaze II
  • Breathe Soul

The Salute the Sunset free military concert series runs Saturdays and select Wednesdays through September 25. These shows take place on the National Plaza waterfront stage at 150 National Plaza from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Click here for more details. Performances will include:

  • The US Air Force Orchestra
  • US Navy Orchestra
  • The US Army Orchestra

Bobby McKey’s, located at 172 Fleet St., has his own summer musical series on Fridays and Saturdays through August 28. Doors open at 7 p.m. and concerts start at 8 p.m. Visit to learn more. Some of the artists are:

  • Dave haywood
  • Danny korzellus
  • Ronnie smith
  • Danny mac
  • Rachel Solomon

The Prince George Arts and Humanities Council has opened a new satellite location at 162 Waterfront Street. It will host Live Arts’tination on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Additional information is posted online. Some of the free shows are:

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