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America Now: Celebration of Music

Saturday, June 22, 11:00 a.m. – midnight

FREE one day festival celebrating the best of art and history in DC 
With National Museum of American History
Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery

Go from day to night with this year’s America Now, when three of your favorite Smithsonian museums unite for a free, one day festival celebrating the best of art and history in DC. This year is a Celebration of Music, with live performances, DJ’s, workshops and dance parties.

America Now is free, no tickets required. Check back June 1 for schedule updates. #AmericaNowSI

Events

National Museum of American History
11 a.m. — 5:30 p.m.

National Museum of American History

Start your day at the National Museum of American History with an exploration of hip hop culture through activities, DJ performances and an outdoor dance party.

Admission is free, festive food and drinks are available for purchase. Open to families and general audiences.

Location:

National Museum of American History, 1300 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC

SAAM and National Portrait Gallery
6 p.m.— midnight

SAAM and National Portrait Gallery

Spend your night at the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum for an evening of live musical performances with some of your favorite DC performers, art happenings, and more.

Enjoy sets from DC's pwn MC Christylez Bacon, Rare Essence, out of Town Blues Band, DJ Beauty and the Beasts, and a special headliner to be announced on June 1.

Admission is free, festive food and drinks available for purchase. Evening event recommended audience 18+. End of final performance and last at 11:30 p.m.

Location:

SAAM and NPG's Kogod Courtyard, 8th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC [5 blocks (.8 miles) from NMAH

Locations

American Now is a three-museum collaboration between the National Portrait Gallery, the National Museum of American History, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum and is made possible by the generous support of the Robert and Arlene Kogod Family Foundation. The Washington Post is the media sponsor of America Now.

This year's America Now is part of the Smithsonian wide initiatives Solstice Saturday and Year of Music 2019

Solstice Saturday logo Smithsonian Year of Music logo The Washington Post logo

Join the conversation! #AmericaNowSI @americanhistory; @americanart; @npg.smithsonian

Photo Credit:
DJ at America Now at the National Museum of American History. Photo by Brightest Young Things
America Now in SAAM and NPG's Kogod Courtyard. Photo by Pepe Gomez