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Guests enjoy an evening jazz show under the stars at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre in 2016, the last year that the amphitheatre was open for the summer season. Image: NPS | Katy Cain

From a press release:

“Join Rock Creek Conservancy and the Crestwood Citizens Association on Sunday, July 14, 2019, for a one-of-a-kind party at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre.

The historic Carter Barron Amphitheatre is closed for repairs. However, this summer, party-goers will have the opportunity to step inside the gates of this important DC landmark. This event will celebrate the Crestwood neighborhood’s300th birthday and raise funds for Rock Creek Conservancy’s partnership with Rock Creek Park, including the organization’s community engagement efforts around the upcoming Carter Barron Amphitheatre revitalization.

Guests will have the opportunity to explore the legacy of the amphitheatre through games, crafts, and expert-led hikes while enjoying performances and music by local artists, including FAME Jazz band and Folger Shakespeare Theater, in the amphitheatre’s promenade.


Rock Creek Conservancy volunteers remove weeds and sweep the steps of the closed Carter Barron Amphitheatre in preparation for the Carter Barron Party. The Carter Barron Amphitheatre has been closed since summer 2017, and proceeds from this event will support the Conservancy’s community engagement efforts around the upcoming Carter Barron Amphitheatre revitalization. Image: Rock Creek Conservancy | Katy Cain

Jeanne Braha, executive director of Rock Creek Conservancy stated, “The amphitheatre is an amazing venue and gateway to Rock Creek Park.  With this event, we will celebrate the amphitheatre, the community that has been coming to Carter Barron for decades and the future of the space.”

“For generations, family and friends have made memories under the stars at Carter Barron Amphitheatre, and this magical outdoor space will come to life again,” Rock Creek Park Superintendent Julia Washburn said. “The National Park Service is committed to revitalizing this special and treasured place, and is grateful to the Rock Creek Conservancy for helping us engage people in this important effort.”

The Conservancy invites guests to join them for this unique summer celebration of Rock Creek Park and the Carter Barron Amphitheatre. Tickets are on sale now.

Details of the Event:

What: Enjoy music, food and drink, and fun activities for the whole family at the Carter Barron Party.

Where: Carter Barron Amphitheatre Promenade. 4850 Colorado Ave, NW.

When: July 14, 2019, from 2 – 6 PM

Ticket Prices: $25 for ages 21+ ; $10 for ages 5 – 20; and free for children under 5.

Website: bit.ly/carter-barron-tix-2019

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