Upcoming Events

The Saloon Concert Series: Tango Travelers
Thursday, June 14, 2018
6:30-8:30 pm
Shaw’s Tavern
Tickets: $39, all-inclusive

Embrace the summer heat with sizzling tango!

We consider tango an Argentine music and dance—but, did you know that the tango we know today is formed by influences from all around the world? Explore this history with Gourmet Symphony as we travel to South America, Europe, and Africa via music, food, and drink.

Enjoy Trifilio Tango Trio’s virtuosic performance of tango classics and original compositions in Shaw's most popular gastropub. As you sway to the intoxicating sounds of bandoneon, cello, and guitar, you'll also savor fusion dishes and drinks designed by Chef Javier Marquina. The program will even feature demos by two professional tango dancers and, if you’re brave, you can join us for a mini milonga to end the night.

$39 General Admission ticket includes:

  • Passed small plates*
  • Drink tastings
  • Live performance
  • Dance demo

*Vegetarian substitutes will be available upon request at the event.

This program is funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.


An Evening with Gourmet Symphony
Sunday, July 8, 2018
5-8 pm
Smithsonian’s Arts & Industries Building
Tickets: $175, all-inclusive*

Enjoy a night of fine cuisine, wine, and gorgeous music with Gourmet Symphony in the historic Arts and Industries Building. After the Centennial Exposition of 1876 in Philadelphia, many of its displays were donated to the Smithsonian, and some of the proceeds from the exposition—the first World’s Fair held in America—were used to build the structure. Inspired by that historic connection, both the menu and the program celebrate the intersection of ethnic backgrounds. The orchestra, led by John Devlin, offers a program of works from composers who immigrated to the United States, including Béla Bartók, Antonín Dvořák, and Gustav Mahler. Menu is to be announced.

*Enter promo code 238335 at checkout to receive a discount (matches their member rate).

This special event is presented by Smithsonian Associates.


Matinee Idylls: Gourmet Symphony
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
12:30-2:30 pm
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $47, all-inclusive

Gourmet Symphony brings its “culinary-inspired concert” concept to the Hylton Center in Manassas, VA for the first time. The multisensory experience pairs classical masterworks with creative cuisine in a complementary program that features D.C.’s most talented artists led by conductor John Devlin. Guests will enjoy musical and culinary selections simultaneously, while exploring historical, cultural, and sometimes hidden connections between the two. Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

This event is presented as part of the Hylton Center’s Matinee Idylls series.

Past Events

The Saloon Concert Series: American Expressions
Sunday, March 11, 2018
One Eight Distilling

The Saloon Concert Series: VOLKSFEST D.C.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Shaw's Tavern

Beat Battle: Opera vs. Hip Hop
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Beuchert's Saloon

The Saloon Concert Series:Fire
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
The Fridge DC

The Saloon Concert Series:Wind
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Saloon Concert Series:VOLKSFEST D.C.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Shaw's Tavern

Game Night
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Beuchert's Saloon

The Saloon Concert Series: American Roots & Reeds
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Beuchert's Saloon

Taste Your Music Benefit Concert
Thursday, September 3, 2015
The Hamilton Live

The Saloon Concert Series: Woodworking 101
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Beuchert's Saloon

Gourmet Symphony Premiere Concert
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Atlas Performing Arts Center