Music

24th Annual Rosslyn Jazz Festival

Saturday, September 6, 2014  /  1:00pm-7:00pm

The Rosslyn Jazz Festival will be held in Gateway Park, just across the Key Bridge from Washington, D.C. Performers include:

Rebirth Brass Band: New Orleans Grammy-winners who uphold the tradition of brass bands while bringing in funk and hip-hop rhythms.

Red Baraat: Eight-piece pioneering band from Brooklyn that merges North Indian bhangra rhythms with elements of jazz, go-go, brass funk and hip-hop.

Ghost Train Orchestra: Founded by composer/arranger Brian Carpenter, a critically-acclaimed ensemble whose bold, energetic performances reimagine jazz from the 20s and 30s. 

The Corey Wallace DUBtet: A five-piece band led by Baltimore trombonist Corey Wallace, who’s been called one of the area’s “best and most consistently exploratory” musicians by The Washington Post.

Line-Up:

1:00 – 2:00 Corey Wallace DUBtet 
2:15 – 3:15 Ghost Train Orchestra / blog feature
3:45 – 5:00 Red Baraat / blog feature
5:30 – 6:45 Rebirth Brass Band / blog feature

 

Along with these great performers we will also have a mix of local food trucks, including:

  • La Tingeria
  • ​Baba's Big Bite
  • Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
  • Kafta Mania
  • Lemongrass Truck
  • Willie's Po' Boy
  • Wanna Shawarma
  • The Big Cheese

Fashion trucks The Thread Truck and Street Boutique will be on hand.

Beer and wine will be sold by the Washington Wine Academy.

The streets around Gateway Park will be closed on the day of the event from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., so expect detours if you are driving. Click here for more details on street closures.

Festival parking will be available in the parking garage at 1911 N. Fort Myer Drive for $5.00 (the entrance is on N. Moore St.). The festival is also easily accessible from the Rosslyn Metro station. Click for walking directions from the Metro.

Bring blankets or low chairs and enjoy live jazz all day long!

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Event is rain or shine. In case of severe weather we will post updates on social media and here on our website.


LOCATION: Gateway Park - 1300 Lee Hwy