Join us at Brookside Gardens Visitors Center Lawn each Tuesday in June for a series of musical performances set in the beauty of the Gardens ! Admission is free, and no registration is required. Bring your friends and family, and don't forget your chairs, blankets and picnics (allowed in the Gardens on concert evenings only). Food trucks will also be available for your dining pleasure.

This event is sponsored by your generous gift to Friends of Brookside Gardens in the form of memberships and donations!! Thank you "Friends"!

  Ocho de bastos, latin rock June 5, 6:30-8:00 PM

Ocho de bastos, latin rock
June 5, 6:30-8:00 PM

Latin Rock

Ocho De Bastos (translation: Eight of Clubs) came to life in 2009 when David (on guitar), Hipo (on bass guitar), Miltn (on vocals), and Raul (on drums), a group of four young enthusiastic and passionate musicians formed a Latin Pop Rock Band. Since then, Ocho De Bastos has become one of the most popular and sought out bands in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. A unique guitar sound, blended with powerful drums, Latin percussion, and catch brass riffs, complement Ocho De Bastos’ unique style. Their goal is to bring people together with music and to create memorable experiences.

  Kurlou Reggae band Tuesday  June 12,   6:30-8:00 PM

Kurlou Reggae band
Tuesday  June 12, 
6:30-8:00 PM


Jamaican sensation Lenny Kurlou, lead singer, has captivated audiences with his sultry, sexy voice. Along with his charismatic voice, Lenny can also add singer/songwriter/ producer/actor to his plethora of talents. Born in Kingston, he began singing early in life, starting his career on dancehall sound systems. He has over 15 years of experience.
Earl Mitchilyn - Lead keyboards
Leslie "Blackseed" James - Drummer
Donovan Marks - Bassist
Ricky Swan - Guitarist

  the sandra dean band, classic rock june 26,  6:30-8:00 PM

the sandra dean band, classic rock
june 26,  6:30-8:00 PM

  ONLY lonesome, BLUEGRASS june 19,  6:30-8:00 PM

june 19,  6:30-8:00 PM

Classic Rock

The Sandra Dean Band combines gutsy guitar solos, revved up bass guitar, fervent drums, heartfelt keyboard, and Sandra Dean's one-of-a-kind soulful, rock-n-roll voice. The band members are Sandra Dean - Vocals and Acoustic Guitar, Jay Silverman - Guitar, Joel Hoskins - Bass and Vocals, Stoney Johnstone - Keyboards and Vocals, Rick Yon - Drums and Vocals. The band's well-rounded and eclectic repertoire played with sky-high energy is guaranteed to provide a unique musical experience for all to enjoy. 


Only Lonesome is a lonesome bluegrass band based in the Washington, DC area. The band is built around the huge vocal trio harmonies of Neel Brown (guitar), Stefan Custodi (bass), and John Seebach (mandolin), with Sam Guthridge (banjo) and Tom Lyons (fiddle) rounding out the classic bluegrass quintet lineup. The group was a 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 nominee for the “best bluegrass group” award from the washington area music association.