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Concerts on the Avenue

MU1 Sarah L. Tietsort

The Concerts on the Avenue series, featuring the United States Navy Band and Navy Ceremonial Guard, is presented on select Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. during the summer at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington. The concert series began in 1997 and combines a wide variety of music in addition to precision drill by the Ceremonial Guard.


Following the presentation of the state and territorial flags of the United States by the Navy Ceremonial Guard, the Navy Drill Team executes their flawless demonstration of close order drill, coordination and timing. These Sailors carry 1903 Springfield rifles, all with 10-inch fixed bayonets.


Each year the concert highlights naval history and heritage, honors our fleet and pays tribute to our nation’s veterans. This family-friendly concert features a variety of musical genres, including current radio hits and iconic American music as well as patriotic standards.


Check back with us soon for this year’s schedule of performances on select Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. On other Tuesday evenings at the same time, various ensembles of the band will perform at the memorial. Of course, no summer in Washington would be complete without attending our other regular concert series, Concerts on the Capitol, Mondays at 8 p.m. on the west steps of the Capitol building.


For more information on all of our upcoming performances, please see our events calendar.