The performing arts park is celebrating 50 years with a special concert on July 1.

Wolf Trap Foundation has announced its first set of performances for the 2021 season. Sidelined by the pandemic in 2020, the country’s only national park for the performing arts will be welcoming fans back just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first concert at the Filene Center. The Wolf Trap Foundation has released the schedule of concerts through July, with more to be released at a later date.

Tickets for the 2021 summer season will be available on Friday, May 7, and can only be purchased in pods between two and eight.

The season will include a variety of artists, including Watchhouse, Max Weinberg’s Jukebox, and Amos Lee. Wolf Trap Opera, National Symphony Orchestra, and Children’s Theatre in the Woods will also host a full calendar of events. The key event of the season is the 50th-anniversary concert “Fifty Years Together: A Celebration of Wolf Trap” on July 1, 2021. The milestone celebration will feature the National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of JoAnn Falletta along with a lineup of special female artists.

“During the pandemic, people rediscovered and enjoyed Wolf Trap as a beautiful national park for fun outside, but nothing says ‘Wolf Trap’ like live performances,” George Liffert, Superintendent of Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, said. “The National Park Service’s longstanding partnership with the Wolf Trap Foundation makes this harmony of arts and nature possible, and we are looking forward to celebrating the Filene Center’s 50th anniversary with old and new friends.”

Wolf Trap is also hosting four free concerts for frontline and healthcare workers throughout the season and inviting visitors to a free art installation, Ellen Reid Soundwalk through September 6, 2021. Wolf Trap Opera will also host free streaming concerts online beginning on July 10. Children’s Theatre in the Woods is also returning with a lineup of family-friendly favorites including “Snow White” performed by the Maryland Youth Ballet.

For a full schedule of events, go to WolfTrap.org. Tickets go on sale to the general public on May 7. Get access early by purchasing a Wolf Trap membership for $50 at wolftrap.org/membership.

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