Pack your picnic, grab your friends, and get ready for cool shows on star-filled summer nights! The stage is set and Wolf Trap has opened its Summer 2015 season.
“Anticipation for Summer 2015 has been building for months,” Arvind Manocha, president and CEO of Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts says. “We’re seeing unprecedented ticket demand, with several performances already sold out or close to selling out. We want everyone to have the chance to experience the beauty, excitement, and fun of Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, so we encourage patrons to take a look at the calendar, coordinate with friends and family, and get their tickets.”
Opening week featured back-to-back sold-out appearances by multi-Platinum artists Sheryl Crow (May 26) and A.R. Rahman (May 29), and performances by Kool & The Gang and Chaka Khan (May 30). Following these, Wolf Trap hosted its annual free Summer Blast-Off!, featuring “The President’s Own” United States Marine Corps Band followed by a fireworks display.
The remainder of the Filene Center summer season features 72 acts and 39 Wolf Trap debuts, allowing audiences to experience many artists new to Wolf Trap like YouTube phenom Lindsey Stirling (June 18), tween-and-teen favorites R5 (July 12), 80s icons Culture Club (August 20), Grammy-winning country stars Little Big Town (August 15), acclaimed Cuban cultural export Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club (August 29), and chart-topper Kelly Clarkson with Pentatonix (September 12-13).
Returning favorites include Broadway songstress Audra McDonald with the National Symphony Orchestra (June 22), rocker John Fogerty on his 1969 tour (June 30), singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile with the breakthrough Swedish neo-folk duo First Aid Kit (July 22), R&B artist Jill Scott (July 29), and 10-time Grammy award-winner Santana (August 25).
“Where else can you see such a breadth of top-notch performances in a stunningly beautiful setting?”asks Manocha. “I can’t wait to welcome our artists and audiences to Wolf Trap for what is sure to be an incredible summer.”