2700 F Street, NW, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (map)
Kennedy Center Grand FoyerCome out to hear and see this amazing group of young people from Afghanistan currently touring the United States.  The Afghanistan National Institute of Music was founded in 2010 by Dr. Ahmad Sarmast and the tour is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the World Bank, the Carnegie Corporation, and the Asian Cultural Council. Ensembles and artists performing include the Afghan Youth Orchestra, Young Afghan Traditional Ensemble, Sitar and Sarod Ensemble, conductor and arranger William Harvey, violinist Mikhail Simonyan, and members of the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra. The program features selections of traditional Afghan and Indian music as well as William Harvey's The Four Seasons of Afghanistan, a recasting of Vivaldi's masterwork in a thoroughly Afghan context.  The concert, February 7 at 6 pm in the Concert Hall, will be simulcast online, but not in the Grand Foyer.  For more information, please visit Kennedy Center.

This is a FREE event and tickets are required. General Admission tickets will be distributed two (2) per person in line on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in the Hall of Nations, beginning at 5 p.m.


Visit our interactive map to view the options that are available for getting to this event.



The Metrorail and Metrobus are both excellent ways to get around the District and the entire DC area. The closest Metro Station is Foggy Bottom on the Blue and Orange Lines.  From there it is a short walk via New Hampshire Avenue OR use our FREE Kennedy Center Shuttle (signs are towards the left as you exit the escalator) from the metro. The shuttle departs every 15 minutes from 9:45 a.m.-Midnight Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-Midnight Saturdays, and noon-Midnight Sundays and 4:00 p.m.-Midnight on Federal holidays.


Buses running nearby are the Buses running nearby are the 80 (goes directly to the Kennedy Center), 31, 32, 36 and H1.  Visit to plan your trip.



At just $1 a trip, it’s hard to beat this easy way to get around town. The closest Circulator stop is 24th Street, NW & K Street, NW on the Georgetown-Union Station line.  Other stops along this line are within walking distance of The Kennedy Center. Visit for information on schedules and routes.



 With over 1,675+ bikes at over 180+ stations in the District, Arlington County and Alexandria, Virginia, this on-demand mode of transportation is sure to get you on your way.  And at just $7 for a 24-hour membership, it won’t break the bank either. A bikestation is located at the Kennedy Center as well as 23rd & E Street, NW.  For more information on annual or monthly memberships, or to check out the station locations, please visit