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Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts (Filene Center)

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts (Filene Center)

Performing Arts Venue, Concert Hall, and National Park
Wolf Trap, Vienna
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    Kimberly W.
    "Lawn seats are great!"(11 Tips)
    Detroit On Tap
    "U can bring your own food and wine!"(4 Tips)
    Gary B.
    "The fact that it’s BYOB and you can bring food is awesome!"(4 Tips)
    Gladys
    "One of the Best outdoor Venue The DMV has."(2 Tips)
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  • ShannonRenee M.heart icon on user image
    ShannonRenee Mouton GrayJuly 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    EXCELLENT venue to see live performances. Bring a picnic lunch/dinner, including adult bevs, spread out your blanket and just chill. Well worth the drive from DC and MD for the experience.
  • Katie W.heart icon on user image
    Katie WillardJune 23, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Half price discount for seniors and students half hour before show begins. If you opt for this, get something to eat beforehand, as you can't enter the concession area without a ticket!
  • Danielle H.heart icon on user image
    Danielle HickinbothamSeptember 9, 2013
    If you have lawn seats, get there as the gates open! Otherwise you will be sitting all the way in the back on the hill and it's very slopey! Was a great show nonetheless :)
  • Katarina K.heart icon on user image
    Katarina KatsmaJune 28, 2015
    LOVE!!! Went to go see Back to the Future with lawn tickets. As I'd never been there before, I was afraid we wouldn't be able to see the screen, but they had one outside as well. Great atmosphere!
  • Melissa H.
    Melissa HAugust 8, 2011
    Get there early if you've got lawn seats-the grassy area fills up quickly. Bring your own drinks & a blanket. Great accoustics at this venue. REALLY enjoyed seeing Alison Krauss here!
  • Alicia D.
    Alicia DixonSeptember 4, 2018
    Catch a show here on a summer day. They have a summer concert series where you can picnic.
  • Eric S.
    Eric SmithJune 8, 2019
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite venue in the DC area. BYOB and picnic to chill on the lawn, or buy food & drinks onsite.
  • Gary B.heart icon on user image
    Gary BarrettSeptember 3, 2022
    I love this venue. The US Park Service is fortunate to manage such a lovely area. Definitely recommend seeing a concert here. And it’s BYOB! 💕
  • Angela
    AngelaAugust 20, 2013
    If you have lawn seats, get there early so you can claim a prime spot! It's a great area to picnic as well. Only issue is if it rains... then you're SOL.
  • Cortney B.
    Cortney BacaJuly 13, 2013
    Lawn seats are a much better deal. You can't even take a drink to the seat in covered seating. Having done both, I'll choose lawn every time. With byo sushi and beer. :-)
  • Dave L.heart icon on user image
    Dave LepkowskiOctober 3, 2018
    This awesome location and place are very popular during the summer months
  • Emma F.heart icon on user image
    Emma FrankApril 19, 2018
    Beautiful stage and park they always have amazing shows there.
  • Washington Blade
    Washington BladeJuly 12, 2011
    A fantastic picturesque venue in Vienna, Va housing performances from pop artists to ballet to the National Symphony. Pack a blanket to stake out your own seat on the lawn, have a picnic!
  • Gary B.heart icon on user image
    Gary BarrettSeptember 3, 2022
    The fact that it’s BYOB and you can bring food is awesome!
  • Margaretheart icon on user image
    MargaretOctober 18, 2017
    Parking is free but limited. If you have a long walk to the venue, just catch the jitney. It’s free, too.
  • checkitout
    checkitoutJuly 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Wolf trap should provide a low-noise fan or cooling system for nights like tonight - when the heat index is 111. It's simply humane!
  • Ann Marie B.
    Ann Marie BMay 26, 2012
    Pavilion seats are nice, but with lawn seats, feel free to bring in food & drink. The acoustics are amazing. Have a great time!
  • Visit Fairfax
    Visit FairfaxSeptember 19, 2012
    Bring your own food & beverage to enjoy while you sit on the lawn of the Filene Center and enjoy any number of the fantastic performances they line up each summer.
  • TheConcertManheart icon on user image
    TheConcertManJuly 26, 2012
    This place is an awesome venue to see concerts! This is a pic that I took of Adam Duritz of Counting Crows. Visit http://TheConcertMan.com for a show review.
  • Stacy B.heart icon on user image
    Stacy BrooksApril 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The best outside venue in the DMV!!! Always get the lawn seats, bring your own food and drinks and have a party on the lawn!!
  • David K.heart icon on user image
    David KennedyJune 7, 2014
    Love this place. We WILL be back. Great performamce, great atmosphere.
  • Mary Lou W.
    Mary Lou WithemAugust 16, 2011
    Comte cheese, rosette de Lyon sausage, a baguette and a bottle of Herdade do Esporao Verdelho is all you need for a great evening at Wolf Trap with Chicago.
  • Jenn H.
    Jenn HJuly 20, 2010
    Acoustics are incredible, at least in the pavilion, even sitting right in front of the stage! The lawn could hear Idina Menzel projecting with out a mic and she said she could hear the orchestra bette
  • Kit M.
    Kit MJune 22, 2014
    Post show they let those nearest the Filene Center exit. The lot across the road has to wait. Pack extra snacks and drinks.
  • Robin G.heart icon on user image
    Robin GardnerAugust 11, 2017
    Concerts, Lawn seats, BYOB
  • Jeremy R.
    Jeremy RhodesJune 8, 2014
    Get there early for a good seat on the lawn and save money and bring a picnic lunch
  • Jeanne L.heart icon on user image
    Jeanne LittleAugust 23, 2016
    Great venues, lots of different choices! Love #WolfTrap
  • CJ W.
    CJ WallingtonAugust 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pack some wine, some cheese, some more wine and enjoy the concert under the stars. 8^)
  • Washington Blade
    Washington BladeSeptember 9, 2011
    Abba: The Concert at Sunday 8pm Tickets are $38 for in-house and $25 for the lawn. For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit wolftrap.org. Read more
  • C. S.
    C. SOctober 21, 2009
    Good outdoor venue. Get seats; you can always sit on the lawn if you like, and you have somewhere to go if it rains. Great place for a picnic while listening to music.
  • Matt S.heart icon on user image
    Matt SmallAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The ushers are friendly and helpful, be kind to them.
  • Allison K.heart icon on user image
    Allison KasicJuly 23, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    If you sit on the lawn, don't expect to see much. They don't have any big screens like other amphitheaters so the musicians on stage look like ants.
  • Renaissance Hotels
    Renaissance HotelsMay 31, 2012
    See a show at the most spectacular venue in the DC Metro area: a former country barn. For more local tips, follow us on 4sq or check out www.renhotels.com.
  • Allison K.heart icon on user image
    Allison KasicJuly 23, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Beware the regulars who go to Wolf Trap for pretty much everything, regardless of whether they know the band. Many of them talk loudly throughout the show. Bad concert manners...
  • Derek D.heart icon on user image
    Derek DunhamJune 10, 2016
    Great show, but getting out of the parking lot was a nightmare! Over an hour to be able to move more than a couple feet!
  • Nicoleheart icon on user image
    NicoleAugust 30, 2015
    Packed an awesome picnic and blanket. What an incredible venue for a cool, summer night.
  • Dan R.
    Dan RunyonAugust 18, 2013
    First trip. Ate the Buffett. Saw ABBA. GREAT TIME!!
  • Lorayne C.heart icon on user image
    Lorayne ConstantAugust 5, 2019
    Wonderful place for concerts and arts
  • Michael L.heart icon on user image
    Michael LambertAugust 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The lawn is a perfect spot for any performance.
  • Gladysheart icon on user image
    GladysSeptember 3, 2023
    One of the Best outdoor Venue The DMV has.
  • Elyse B.
    Elyse BaileyJune 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The bartenders and concession stand workers are incredible.
  • Katy R.
    Katy RonanAugust 5, 2018
    Amazing sound!
  • Detroit On Tap
    Detroit On TapAugust 24, 2010
    U can bring your own food and wine!
  • Al C.
    Al CarrollJune 13, 2015
    Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, Temptations, Four Tops, and Santana all played here.
  • Beth P.
    Beth PenningtonAugust 10, 2014
    The lawn is so worth it!!!!
  • Ed R.heart icon on user image
    Ed RobichaudJune 11, 2018
    Great audio, new jumbo screens for lawn
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonJuly 27, 2011
    In 1632 wolves were a problem at Wolf Trap (the name gives it away), but now it’s an arts centre founded by Catherine Shouse who befriended every president from Wilson to Clinton.
  • Shemika J.
    Shemika JamisonAugust 15, 2014
    We had a great time last night!
  • Audrey A.
    Audrey AAugust 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Arrive early to reserve yourself a good lawn seat!! Don't forget your blanket, wine and food :)
  • LetTeddyWin ..
    LetTeddyWin .comJune 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The pavillion is cavernous -- not a great place for a broadway-style show unless you've got great seats, especially not a matinee because you know, you can't turn down the house lights.
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