Jazz in the Parks:Amy K Bormet’s Washington Women in Jazz/opener Baba Ras D

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Jazz in the Parks:Amy K Bormet’s Washington Women in Jazz/opener Baba Ras D

Bring your neighbors and friends for the city’s favorite laid-back summer evenings with four dates of Jazz in The Parks.

By The Parks at Walter Reed

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, August 12 · 5 - 8pm EDT


The Parks Historic Walter Reed 1010 Butternut Street Northwest Washington, DC 20012

About this event

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

The region’s most acclaimed jazz musicians are returning to the ever-popular Jazz in The Parks on the Great Lawn this summer – this year, with a fourth, additional concert due to popular demand. Bring your neighbors and friends for the city’s favorite laid-back summer evenings – listed by Washingtonian magazine as one of the area’s top five outdoor spots to listen to live music just last year! Bring your own picnic, blanket and refreshments, and enjoy popular local food vendors and giveaways.

The events start at 5 pm with a children’s performer (get ready to dance!), followed at 6 pm by the headliners listed below.


Saturday, June 10, 5-8 pm: Presenting Corcoran Holt with Farafina Kan Percussion Ensemble

Saturday, July 8: Presenting Ben Williams

Saturday, August 12, 5-8 pm: Presenting Amy K. Bormet’s Washington Women in Jazz with children’s opening performer Baba Ras D.

Saturday, September 9, 5-8 pm: Presenting Rochelle Rice with children’s opening performance by Heidi Martin

More about the Artist on Saturday, August 12th:

Amy K. Bormet’s Washington Women in Jazz:

Amy K. Bormet is a pianist, vocalist, and composer known for her fearless free-wheeling style and dedication to creating new music. To collaborate with and celebrate women musicians, she started the annual Washington Women in Jazz Festival in 2011, directing, financing, and performing in an annual festival and women-focused events throughout the year in the DC area. Her incredible band features women players on the scene!


The Great Lawn is located at the center of the campus. Enter from 16th Street NW, or enter from Georgia Avenue at Butternut Street NW, and follow Main Drive around to the grassy area. Map 1010 Butternut Street NW for an address.

How to Get There:

Parking is limited on campus, so walking, scooting, biking, buses, and trains are recommended. The Parks at Walter Reed is a 12-minute walk from the Takoma Metrorail Station on the Red Line, and more than a dozen bus lines run up 16th Street NW and Georgia Avenue NW. Bike parking is available on campus. Some parking is available in on-street spots; please follow the signage.

About the organizer

The Parks at Walter Reed is a 66-acre redevelopment of the historic Walter Reed Army Medical Center, featuring multiple outdoor event areas on campus that are inviting, accessible, and second to none in Ward 4. Anchored by the Great Lawn, the campus also boasts an Arts Plaza with a pergola stage and string lights. In addition, the 10,000-square-foot West Lot adjacent to the historic hospital provides an urban hardscape space that’s a perfect stage for projections, theater productions, festivals, and more. Additionally, a brand-new playground is conveniently located just 200 yards from the Arts Plaza and Great Lawn. The site is easily accessible by public transportation: 13 Georgia Avenue bus lines pass The Parks on 16th Street and Georgia Avenue NW, and the Takoma Metro Station is just a 13-minute walk.

The Great Lawn, Arts Plaza, West Lot, and Playground are all ADA-accessible and compliant. The campus also offers ADA-compliant outdoor portable restrooms.