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The Seldom Scene


Jazz in the Garden

  • Friday, August 4, 2023
  • 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Sculpture Garden
  • Performances
  • In-person
  • Registration Required

Registration is required for all ages 2 and above. 

Due to high demand, we have instituted a free lottery system so that anyone interested in attending Jazz in the Garden has an equal chance to participate.

Lottery Dates

Lottery opens: July 24, 10:00 a.m.
Lottery closes: July 28, noon
Results announced: July 31, 10:00 a.m.

The Seldom Scene, photo by Jeromie Stephens

About the Seldom Scene

Celebrate our season finale with an evening of home-grown music and inventive takes on country, rock, and pop classics.

Charlie Waller of the renowned bluegrass group Country Gentlemen  allegedly named the band in 1971, doubtful that it would succeed. Waller questioned, "What are you going to call yourselves, the seldom seen?" But succeed it did, performing as the resident band at the nearby Birchmere Music Hall for several years, touring nationally, and releasing over 20 recordings. The band’s present line-up includes dobro player Fred Travers, bassist Ronnie Simpkins, guitarist Dudley Connell, mandolinist Lou Reid, and banjo player Ron Stewart.


Email [email protected] or call 202.737.4215.