In the mood for some free live entertainment? The Library of Congress regularly brings world-renowned performers to the area!

Between now and June 2, the Library of Congress (LOC) is continuing to showcase some of the best musicians in the world during its nine-month-long concert series. In addition to an eclectic mix of musicians, the library’s series will feature film screenings, panel discussions, and lectures. LOC events generally take place on Wednesday through Saturday evenings and are completely free to attend! Exploring “the enduring power behind the music held in the Library’s collections,” the LOC's annual series highlights several different musical genres -- from classical to contemporary jazz and everything in between. Legendary performers will perform in the Jefferson Building's Coolidge Auditorium, which has great acoustics.
Even though the concerts are free, tickets will need to be obtained in advance through Ticketmaster. The usual online processing fees will apply. But if you weren't able to get tickets for a "sold-out" performance, you can certainly try to show up early on the day of the concert and see if any unclaimed seats will be available. Concert series highlights include the Julian Lage Trio at 8 p.m., on Friday, March 8. The trio plays a unique style of music described by the band as a blend of “old and new jazz styles with a kind of sun-dappled Americana.” Fans who are into film will have a chance to watch a handful of movies for free. Films that will be shown include Beetlejuice, Little Shop of Horrors, Gremlins, and The NeverEnding Story. A complete list of all events can be found the Library of Congress’s website.

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