Pre-Festival Concert

It’s an evening with some of jazz’s greatest!

Join us for an evening of R&B Soul and Smooth Jazz!

The evening will feature R&B Soul songstress Avery*Sunshine and “3 Alarm Fire”, a dynamic smooth jazz trio of keyboardist Brian Simpson, saxman Art Sherrod, Jr, and trumpeter Lin Rountree. The trio will feature breakout and electric bassist Phylicia Rae.

Come early to enjoy a lobby reception with a cash bar. Opening the evening will be young sax phenom, Langston Hughes II. Don’t miss this fantastic evening of entertainment at MGM Hotel & Casino at National Harbor, MD.

Get your tickets now! This will be a sold-out event!

Suggested Attire: Dressy Summer Casual

  • $125.00 – Premium Reserved Theater Seat
  • $ 95.00 – General Reserved Theater Seat



MGM National Harbor Hotel & Casino – Grand Ballroom
101 MGM National Avenue
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Thursday, July 18th

Doors Open / Lobby Reception – 6:00 PM
Concert – 7:00 – 11:00 PM

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Prince Georges Cultural Arts Foundation Scholarship Fund. The Prince Georges Cultural Arts Foundation is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization