Provided by Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation announced the schedule of its annual Summer Concert Series at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The series is currently planned to feature three military bands performing music ranging from American hits to patriotic classics, each in their unique style. The free performances will be held at 7:00 p.m. on June 9 and 30 and on Aug. 18, outdoors on the parade deck.
The series kicks off June 9 with a performance by the United States Navy Band’s Country Current. As the Navy’s premiere country-bluegrass ensemble, the Country Current combines modern country music with cutting-edge bluegrass to produce an exciting and unique style of music. The Band has performed for numerous U.S. Presidents including Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump.
On June 30, the Navy’s premier popular music group, the United States Navy Band Cruisers, will perform. Formed in 1999 and featuring eight of the Navy’s most dynamic performers, the group features a variety of musical genres ranging from jazz, rhythm & blues, and classic rock to adult contemporary, pop, and more.
The Summer Concert Series concludes on Aug. 18 with a performance by the premier wind ensemble of the Navy, the United States Navy Concert Band. The Concert Band has performed in public concerts and participated in high-profile events for more than 95 years. The Navy’s original ensemble performs a wide array of marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions and modern wind ensemble repertoire.
Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets. Concessions will be available, and the Museum, Store and Tun Tavern will remain open until the concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. Admission and parking are free for all concerts.
For more information on the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s Summer Concert Series and other summer programming, visit marineheritage.org/eventcalendar-368789