GLDN+ Sounds

Sounds is a free lunchtime music series in the new GLDN+ Parklets that begun in May 2023. The concert series will feature local Washington, DC performers.

Wednesday, May 10

Seán Heely
Celtic Fiddle
I Street Parklet (1706 I Street NW)

Champion Scottish Fiddler, Gaelic Song, High energy tunes from Scotland and Ireland. Irish fiddle legend Liz Carroll calls Seán Heely: “One Powerhouse of a fiddler” Seán holds a degree from University of South Carolina in Classical Violin Performance and was a 2019 Artist in Residence at Strathmore Music Center in Maryland.

Wednesday, May 17

NEKTR Featuring Jo Palmer
M Street Parklet (1800 M Street NW)

Berklee College Of Music alum Jo Palmer grew up amidst the vibrant jazz scene that resides within Hartford, Connecticut. In 2013, Jo moved to New York City where he studied with prominent musicians such as Lenny White, Ron Carter, Eric McPherson, and Ralph Peterson Jr.

Wednesday, May 24

Tara Linhardt
Pennsylvania Avenue Parklet (1747 Pennsylvania Avenue NW)

Tara Linhardt is an award winning multi-instrumentalist who performs on mandolin and guitar as her main instruments and also teaches mandolin, guitar, and ukulele. She has won many awards for her skills as an instrumentalist and some for songwriting.

Wednesday, May 31

N Street Parklet 1300 Connecticut Avenue (in front of Moby Dick House of Kabobs)

LOCATOR blends traditional cello playing with electronic soundscapes to create a unique sonic experience. By utilizing looping, sampling, and live processing LOCATOR merges the antique string music world with the avant garde. Musically characterized by soaring melodies and atmospheric textures the cinematic sound cuts through the noise with organic and electronic elements.

This event was made possible by the Streets for People grant program under the DC Office of Planning. For more information, please visit