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Wolf Trap Adds Nine Shows to 2013 Summer Filene Center Season Including Grace Potter & The Nocturnals with Very Special Guest Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Carly Rae Jepsen, Billy Idol with Special Guest Cat Power, SOJA, John Butler Trio, and More


All Performances take place at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182

VIENNA, Va., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announced today the addition of nine new performances to its highly anticipated 2013 summer season at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. This announcement highlights seven acts making their headlining debut, including rock legend Billy Idol with special guest Cat Power on June 20, rock bands Smash Mouth and Fastball on a bill with several other alt-rock stalwarts as part of the Under the Sun tour line-up on August 6, indie turned iTunes chart-topping American rock band Grace Potter & The Nocturnals on August 15, and pop phenomenon Carly Rae Jepsen on August 28.   


Additional announcements include an evening with Earth, Wind & Fire, the worldly sounds of Pink Martini, and a co-bill with SOJA and John Butler Trio, among others. Ticket presales are currently under way for Wolf Trap members and donors. Membership is available at Tickets go on sale to the public on Saturday, April 13 at 10 a.m.

Newly Announced and On Sale Saturday, April 13 at 10 a.m.!

An Evening with
Earth, Wind & Fire
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 8 p.m.

Soul-pop favorites Earth, Wind & Fire make their back-by-popular-demand return to the Filene Center, following their most recent appearance in the summer of 2011. The six-time GRAMMY-winning band brings their explosive, must-see live show, performing hits like "Shining Star" and "September," as well as tracks from their 2012 album Now, Then & Forever. Earth, Wind & Fire is known for their eclectic mix of R&B, funk, jazz, and rock, which has earned acclaim from audiences and critics alike.

Billy Idol
Special Guest: Cat Power
Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 8 p.m.

Billy Idol, former Generation X member turned rock superstar, brings his trademark snarl and British charm to Wolf Trap for the first time. Long-time fans will sway to rock 'n' roll anthems such as "Rebel Yell," "Dancing with Myself," and "White Wedding," among many other hits. Indie-rock singer/songwriter Cat Power will draw her own devoted fan base as Idol's special guest for the evening.

Pink Martini
Monday, July 1, 2013 at 8 p.m.

Originally conceived as pianist Thomas Lauderdale's "little orchestra," Pink Martini has evolved into a 10-12 musician ensemble that successfully showcases a blend of classical, jazz, old-fashioned pop, and multilingual music, highlighted by skilled vocalists and an international appeal. The best-selling orchestra makes its way back to the Filene Center, following their last appearance in 2009.

John Butler Trio
and more!
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 7 p.m.

Virginia reggae-rock band SOJA takes the stage, performing tracks from their Bob Marley-inspired record Strength to Survive (2012). The locally based band has collaborated with renowned acts such as Dave Matthews Band and Matisyahu and has headlined venues in more than 15 countries. Australian singer and master guitarist John Butler fills the Filene Center with his guitar-centric roots-rock sound, alongside bassist Byron Luiters and drummer Nicky Bomba. The trio presents an authentic mix of Celtic, Indian, folk, blues, and reggae roots, in a tour that promotes their latest live album Tin Shed Tales (2012).

Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers
Special Guest:
Railroad Earth
Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 8 p.m.

GRAMMY-winning pianist Bruce Hornsby and his touring band the Noisemakers showcase their mastery of multiple genres and improvisational skills at Wolf Trap. The Virginia native performs pop, jazz, rock, bluegrass, and soul, constantly pushing the piano's possibilities and his own abilities as a showman. His talented band flawlessly supports his efforts with ample instrumentation, including keyboards, woodwinds, guitar, mandolin, and drums. Opening the evening is Americana newgrass band Railroad Earth. The group is widely known for reinventing bluegrass, country, rock 'n' roll, and jazz music with their acoustic instrumentation, live improvisation, and remarkable lyrics.

Under the Sun
Smash Mouth
Sugar Ray
Gin Blossoms
Vertical Horizon
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 7 p.m.

A wave of popular alt-rock bands takes over Wolf Trap for a one-night-only performance, on their Under the Sun tour. Smash Mouth reprises No. 1 singles "Walkin' on the Sun" and "All Star," and is joined by Sugar Ray, known for massive chart-topping hits like "Fly" and "Every Morning," Gin Blossoms of "Hey Jealousy" fame, D.C.'s own Vertical Horizon, and GRAMMY-nominated Fastball. Don't miss this unique opportunity to see them all on the same stage.    

Ballroom with a Twist
Dancing with the Stars pros,
So You Think You Can Dance and
American Idol Finalists
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 8 p.m.

Emmy-nominated choreographer Louis van Amstel leads a select group of stars from TV's most popular talent competitions in a performance that features jaw-dropping dance routines set to timeless music hits. Prior Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance participants recreate challenging choreography, ranging from the foxtrot and tango to hip-hop, while former American Idol Finalists serenade audiences with classic ballads, renowned pop-rock songs, and romantic standards. 

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
with Very Special Guest:
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

Direct from Vermont comes pop-rock band Grace Potter & The Nocturnals. Their all-encompassing musical style—which feeds off of folk, country, blues, hard and alternative rock— has earned them major commercial success and recognition around the world. Known for her powerful and versatile voice, Grace Potter is also an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and exudes a dynamic, infectious stage presence. The band is promoting their most recent recording project, The Lion The Beast The Beat, released last year. Very special guest Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue opens with their "Supafunkrock" sound. The band offers a mix of old-school jazz, funk, soul, hard-rock, and hip-hop, while exploring new musical territory.

Carly Rae Jepsen
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 7 p.m.

Billboard's 2012 Rising Star Carly Rae Jepsen makes her Wolf Trap debut this summer, bringing her upbeat dance-pop tunes and catchy melodies to our beloved Northern Virginia stage. A native of Canada, the "Call Me Maybe" singer/songwriter became an instant sensation in the United States thanks in part to the endorsement of pop superstar and fellow Canadian Justin Bieber. Jepsen's latest album, Kiss (2012), has spawned hit tracks such as "Good Time" and "Beautiful."

For the full summer 2013 calendar to date, visit

Tickets for Wolf Trap's 2013 performances can be purchased online at, by phone at 1(877)WOLFTRAP, or at the Wolf Trap Box Office located at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia. For more information, please call Wolf Trap at (703) 255-1868.

About Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, founded by Catherine Filene Shouse (1896-1994), produces and presents a full range of performance and education programs in the Greater Washington area, as well as nationally and internationally. Wolf Trap features three performance venues, the outdoor Filene Center and Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods, both located at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, and The Barns at Wolf Trap, located down the road from the national park and adjacent to the Center for Education at Wolf Trap. The 7,028-seat Filene Center is operated in partnership with the National Park Service and annually showcases an extensive array of diverse artists, ranging from pop, country, folk, and blues to classical music, dance, and theatre, as well as multimedia presentations, from May through September. The Barns is operated by the Foundation year round, and during the summer months is home to the GRAMMY-nominated Wolf Trap Opera Company, one of America's outstanding resident ensemble programs for young opera singers. Wolf Trap's education programs include the nationally acclaimed Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods, a diverse array of arts education classes, grants, and a nationally recognized internship program that was included in Bloomberg BusinessWeek's 2009 List of "Best Places to Intern." As part of its ongoing commitment to protect and preserve the environment, Wolf Trap offers metro access and is a founding member of the Green Music Group. 

Visit the Wolf Trap website at for more information.

SOURCE Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

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