Concert in the Courtyard

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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Tuesday, September 24
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
National Geographic Courtyard, 1600 M Street
Join us for an electrifying outdoor concert of Tropical Sounds!

The concert will feature “Alma Tropicalia,” a band which pays tribute to the psychedelic Tropicalia movement in Brazil during the 1960s and ‘70s. Described as a mix of soulful grooves and samba, the band’s solo artist, “Elin,” is a virtuosic Brazilian jazz vocalist who has performed in top jazz venues from New York City to Tokyo.

Zezeh Brazil dance troupe will kick-off the concert with 15-minute dance lessons. The dancers, in their colorful costumes representing the vibrancy of their Latin culture, will also perform a number of dance styles, including traditional samba movements and samba reggae rhythms.  

Food will be available for purchase, although concert-goers are welcome to bring their own. No glass containers are allowed.

This FREE concert is held in partnership by the Golden Triangle BID and National Geographic Museum.

Plus, get a taste of Spain!

Taberna del Alabardero
1776 I Street (entrance on 18th Street)

Dine out at Taberna del Alabardero after the concert and enjoy a three-course dinner for $36. Taberna del Alabardero's Executive Chef Javier Romero, comes from a new generation bringing freshness and creativity to Spanish cuisine.

Dinner special is valid the concert night only; must present concert card. Drinks, tax, and gratuity not included.

The National Geographic Museum is located at 1145 17th St. NW and the courtyard’s entrance is on M Street NW between 16th and 17th streets NW. There is quick access to the museum from the Farragut North, Farragut West and Dupont Circle Metro stations.  A rain date for the concert has been scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 25.

For updates in the event of inclement weather, concertgoers should check the Golden Triangle BID website ( and social media pages.