Wednesday Evening Concerts Cancelled Due to Thunderstorms

WEDNESDAY, 5:40 PM—The Folklife Festival is currently closed due to hazardous weather. The two evening concerts at Moonrise Pavilion and Ngoma Stage are cancelled. Since our performance tents use metal frames, they are unsafe during lightning storms.

Visitors on the National Mall are encouraged to take shelter at the nearby Smithsonian museums: National Museum of Natural History or National Museum of American History (both open until 7:30 p.m.).

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