Jazz In The Sculpture Garden

by MADELEINE STARKEY · July 26, 2010

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Goddamn, Smithsonian Institution.  Why are you so good to us?  Asia After Dark.  And Hirshhorn After Hours.  And Jazz in the Sculpture Garden!  Anything the Smithsonian puts together this summer is worth attending.

And the crowds at Friday's Jazz in the Sculpture Garden were a testament to this.

Fusion rock/jazz group Young Lions performed for the brave souls who braved the heat and enjoyed a steamy July afternoon in the sculpture garden.

All you have to do to enjoy your Friday afternoons this summer is head down to Constitution and 7th Streets NW and wander into the sculpture garden.  Pack a picnic (or not, if you aren't a fan of eating when it's a million degrees outside), grab a blanket and some friends.  But beware: big coolers and outside booze are not allowed in the garden during the concerts (but we're sure people sneak stuff in anyway.  Shh).

If you don't want to prepare your own eats, a pick-a-nick basket for two can be pre-ordered.  As can bottles of wine.  See?  We told you the Smithsonian was good.

Different music groups perform each week, and music genres range from jazz to Latin to hip hop.  All in all, Jazz is the Sculpture Garden is the best way to wind down after a long week, and get your weekend started.