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Fort Dupont Summer Concert Series

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Fort Dupont, known for its ice arena and bike trails, began offering Saturday night concerts in 1972, and over the years, crowds of thousands have welcomed Gil Scott-heron, Roy Ayers and Jill Scott, among other jazz and R&B notables. More recently, classic hip-hop and gogo have joined the mix, as seen during last year’s virtual concerts. This year’s 50th anniversar­y series begins Saturday with a lineup packed with R&b-flavored go-go: Sirius Company, Be’la Dona and the Soul Searchers, plus DJ Rico. Picnics, lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Note that there’s no concert Aug. 6, but the shows — featuring artists yet to be confirmed — run every Saturday from Aug. 13 through Labor Day weekend.

When: Saturday, then Saturdays from Aug. 13 through Sept. 3. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; concerts begin at 7.

Where: Fort Dupont, 3600 F St. NE. nps.gov/fodu.

Admission: Free.

 ?? AMANDA VOISARD FOR THE WASHINGTON POST ?? Allison and John Anderson embrace after dancing to the music of Eme and Heteru during the 2015 concert series at Fort Dupont.
AMANDA VOISARD FOR THE WASHINGTON POST Allison and John Anderson embrace after dancing to the music of Eme and Heteru during the 2015 concert series at Fort Dupont.

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