free Capitol Concert 콘서트 & Picnic 피크닉

The Independence Day Rehearsal Concert / 콘서트

....takes place on July 3rd, in front of the US Capitol.  Some of us were there for a Memorial Day concert in May and it was a great time:

 

Join us to relax and enjoy the free music.  Bring your own food & drink.  The concert starts at 8pm, but the good seating area will close by around 7pm.

This concert is filmed for TV in case it rains on the 4th of July (The same concert happens again the next day on the 4th with a bigger crowd).

Concert highlights/performers

    • Actor Matthew Broderick
    • country singer Josh Turner
    • composer John Williams
    • a dozen (12) U.S. Olympic athletes
    • Kelli O'Hara
  • Video about 2012 concert:

More info/links:

 

Our Korean Waves at the May 2012 concert photo:

 

 

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  • Paul

    Great to meet so many new people. The rain made it a mini-concert, but it was nice to see Kool and the Gang live. The same concert is happening again today, starting live now 8pm on TV ... PBS stations will play it all night: A Capitol Fourth. Plus live fireworks.

    July 4, 2012

  • Kk238

    hey i didnt see you guys- are you still in the area? i was looking but ended up sitting near the front

    July 3, 2012

  • Paul

    We are at Maryland and 3rd. SW until 6pm, then going to the gates.

    July 3, 2012

  • Tina

    See you there...save a small space for 2 if you can! =)

    July 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you, Paul. I hope to get there before 6:10. I will call you to find the members. Also I do have a folding chair but it is quit big, so I think I have to jump onto your blanket. Thank you again.

    July 3, 2012

  • Kk238

    i'll be there about 6:30 as well. I'll bring a medium size blanket but not sure if there will be room to lay it if its crowded at that time

    July 3, 2012

  • Paul

    My mobile number is[masked] - looking forward to meeting the new members. I have 2 small/medium blankets. I've heard u can bring low "half" type folding chairs, but not regular ones which are too tall.

    July 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just sign up for this group and I want to join the meetup today. Unfortunately, I don't know people there,, so I don't know how to find people. is there any contact number? Or you can reach me at[masked]-4360. I'm Korean, by the way. Thanks.

    July 3, 2012

  • Arm W.

    anybody i can give a buzz? just in case i arrive late ^^

    July 3, 2012

  • Duoduo

    Meeeeee, Kavi

    July 3, 2012

  • Kk238

    teach me how to dougie

    July 3, 2012

  • Kk238

    Sure, I have no work the next day! Lol xD

    July 3, 2012

  • Shirley

    Haha~~~ Crazy night,come on,guys

    July 3, 2012

  • Sunny

    I am going. It would be fun. Girls,let's dress up!

    July 3, 2012

  • Kavi Y.

    i will be there about 6:30,, anyone want to go clubing after concert with me, shirley and sunny?

    1 · July 3, 2012

  • Duoduo

    Where do you guys stay? How could I find you ? I won't be there until 7.30 ish...

    July 3, 2012

  • Paul

    For those attending tomorrow, you can read the concert FAQ page here: http://www.pbs.org/capitolfourth/faq.html Note the entrance gates will have bag search & metal detectors. Many people are bringing food, blankets, drink (note - they do not allow alcohol). They usually give out free water, but you can bring your own. The weather tonight may be similar tomorrow... dry and cooler than the last week! / Sean - I think PBS will do a better job with their TV coverage the next day :)

    July 2, 2012

  • Sean

    Can you "Live Stream" for people who might not want to sit though the sweltering weather? :-)

    1 · July 1, 2012

  • Paul

    Short update: they open the gates at 3pm (see link) but we need to get people into the center of the viewing area before the area is filled. The plan is to start to go in at 6pm (i.e. we will wait for 15 minutes). The exact meeting place will be Maryland Ave SW & 3rd St. SW (northeast corner) - http://goo.gl/maps/tR3G (near Federal Center Metro station). Link: http://thedistrict.com/sightseeing/events/a-capitol-fourth-4th-of-july/

    More details will be sent tomorrow to attendees.

    July 1, 2012

  • Paul

    Yes we can... same as how you saved our seats in May!

    June 16, 2012

  • Sunny

    I will be off at 6 and arrive there late, Could you leave me a place to sit?

    June 16, 2012

  • Paul

    let's do it!

    June 15, 2012

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