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Wolf Trap
Summer 2023

Welcome to Wolf Trap, your home for memorable summer performances under the stars!

As America’s only National Park for the Performing Arts, Wolf Trap combines music and nature to bring an unforgettable summer experience in a majestic natural setting. Since the first performance in 1971, world-renowned artists and performers from every genre have graced Wolf Trap’s stages. 

Celebrating 52 years in 2023, the Filene Center is operated in partnership with the National Park Service and is home to Wolf Trap Foundation’s nationally renowned summer performance seasons. 

The National Park also features the charmingly rustic Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods and the intimate Meadow Stage. The 117-acre Park offers dining and hospitality amenities throughout the summer and year-round recreational opportunities, including hiking trails, picnic areas, and sledding.

Wolf Trap's program book is now digital! Explore Center Lines Online to learn about this season's artists, performance info, and giveaways, as well as tips for directions, dining, and more to make the most of your Wolf Trap experience.

Welcome from Wolf Trap Foundation President & CEO

Welcome to Summer 2023!

When Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts opened more than five decades ago, it became a haven for the community to gather in celebration of extraordinary arts experiences and nature. At Wolf Trap, you’ll find audiences spanning generations, backgrounds, and all walks of life enjoying a special time with their favorite artists.

Summer 2023 brings a lineup of dynamic performances that highlight the power of the performing arts to inspire and unite us all. We have much to look forward to in the coming months, including our two-day, multi-venue celebration of music, nature, and pride—the Out & About Festival. Headlined by the incomparable Brandi Carlile on both nights, the event features a stunning lineup performing at Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, the Meadow Stage, and the Filene Center. We’ll also recognize the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop twice this summer, first with Masters of the Mic: Hip Hop 50 Tour in August and then later, in collaboration with the Kennedy Center, with Robert Glasper’s Black Radio: A Hip Hop 50 Celebration. Throughout the summer, we traverse the full spectrum of the arts, with extraordinary debuts including Ms. Lauryn Hill, Hilary Hahn, and Natalia Lafourcade, and returning favorites like James Taylor, John Legend, Juanes, and the National Symphony Orchestra. Our beloved Wolf Trap Opera returns with a new production of Don Giovanni, and one of the nation’s leading ballet companies, American Ballet Theatre, presents their sumptuous production of Giselle. Wolf Trap remains committed to being a home for the widest array of the performing arts possible.

This year, we continue investing in the concert-going experience and Wolf Trap’s future with the Campaign for Wolf Trap: Our Next Chapter—the Foundation’s most ambitious philanthropic effort to date. As part of this, we’re unveiling additional amenities like the first phase of our new Meadow Overlook where guests can take in gorgeous views while picnicking before the show. These beautiful, terraced decks offer greater accessibility and are available to all for use throughout the year. Thank you to all who have contributed to this community effort. Please view the Campaign page for more information on how to be part of these exciting changes.

Thanks to the dedicated support of our loyal patrons, contributors, partners, and volunteers, we can ensure the long-lasting magic of the performing arts continues to grow for all in our community and for decades to come.

Enjoy the show!

Arvind signature

President and CEO,
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

Campaign for Wolf Trap

Today, a transformation is underway at Wolf Trap to keep the Park and its programs thriving for generations.

The Campaign for Wolf Trap: Our Next Chapter is enhancing the Wolf Trap experience you know and love.

Visit wolftrap.org/campaign to learn more.

Wolf Trap 2023 Season Underwriters

Dan and Gayle D’Aniello

2023 Summer Season Premier Sponsor

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