Events and Performances

Summer Set DC

SummerSet DC 2019

SummerSet DC (formerly Music on the Mall) is a free concert series developed and sponsored by Art in Transit in cooperation with the Office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and the National Park Service. New partners in 2019 include the Southwest Business Improvement District and Wolftrap. The concerts showcase local musicians by the Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter and L’Enfant Plaza Metro stations, as well as on the National Mall. Musicians are selected through open auditions by panelists who represent some of the region’s leading art institutions and agencies.

Art in Transit thanks all our partners and performers for contributing to the success of 2019’s SummerSet DC concert series.

This year’s performers included: 

  • Emma G & DJ Reality Check
  • Niambi Ra
  • Elena Lacayo
  • Mason McCormick
  • Foggy Bottom Whomp Stompers
  • Tommi
  • Raycurt Johnson & Duff Davis
  • Yusuf Misdaq
  • Petty Indulgences
  • Nappy Riddem
  • Future Band DC

Summerset DC 20109 montage

Photos by Art in Transit and Southwest Business Improvement District.

POW! WOW! DC Mural Festival

In May, seven local artists painted new murals on Metro’s wall along the Metropolitan Branch Trail by the NoMa-Gallaudet U Metro Station as part of the 2019 POW! WOW! DC mural festival.

Pow Wow DC 2019 compilation

Left from top to bottom: Tracie Ching (Washington, DC); Marni Manning (Washington, DC); Nick Zimbro (Washington, DC)

Center: Sarah Jane Jamison (Washington, DC)

Right from top to bottom: Rodrigo Pradel (Virginia); Jasjyot Singh Hans (Baltimore, MD); Mixed Scene (Washington, DC)

Press coverage:

Street artists beautify NoMa during international mural festival –  The DC Line

Pow! Wow! DC 2019 – SOLD Magazine NY    

New murals in NoMa provide a window into these artists’ minds –  The Washington Post