One of D.C.’s longest-running free concert series returns this week with the Live! Concert Series on the Plaza at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. The free series kicks off on Tuesday with weekday performances from 12 to 1 p.m. on Wilson Plaza.
“It’s a great destination to bring your lunch outside,” Senior Marketing Manager Lanna Nguyen told WTOP. “We’re in between the National Mall and the business district north of Pennsylvania Ave., so it’s a bit of a thoroughfare. We love to have locals, tourists, office workers, everyone come join us. It’s a great spot to just sit outside and enjoy live music.”
Launched in the year 2000, the series had to cancel last year due to the pandemic. “We’re celebrating our 20th season,” Nguyen said. “We were sad we weren’t able to host it last year, but it was a tough year for a lot of folks, and with a lot of restrictions, we thought it was best to just not have the concert series. We’re just that much more excited to have everyone back on the plaza and see all the activity and energy back outside.”