where DC meets to rock the dock

Free Summer Concerts

All summer long, come to The Wharf on Wednesdays at 7:00pm for free concerts on Transit Pier presented by Pacifico. With R&B, Americana, Motown, Jazz, Reggae, Go-Go, Country and your favorite pop covers, there is something for everyone.

Grab a snack and a Pacifico Beer and enjoy the live music.

RSVP on Facebook

Rock The Dock 2023 Lineup

At 7:00pm on Wednesdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day, come to Transit Pier at The Wharf to enjoy free live performances by these talented local artists:

May 31: JWX: The Jarreau Williams Experience (R&B/Soul)
June 7Collective Delusion (Rock) - CANCELED
June 14: FeelFree (Reggae)
June 21: The 19th Street Band (Americana Gypsy Rock) - CANCELED
June 28Soulfire (Rock)
July 5: Justin Trawick (Americana)
July 19La Unica (Latin)
July 26: So Fetch (2000s Pop)
August 2Driven to Clarity (Rock/Funk/Soul)
August 9Nkula (Reggae)
August 16David Thong (Pop Favorites)
August 23Jimi Smooth & HitTime (R&B/Soul)
August 30The JoGo Project (Jazz/Go-Go)

Event Details

  • Concerts begin at 7:00pm.
  • Concerts take place at Transit Pier at The Wharf (970 Wharf Street SW, Washington, DC 20024). Learn more about different ways to Get to The Wharf.
  • Limited bench seating and tables and chairs are available on a first-come first-served basis. 
  • This event is family-friendly—all ages are welcome. Dogs on a leash are welcome. You must be 21+ to consume alcohol.
  • Waterside bar Cantina Bambina serves up cold Pacifico and mixed drinks throughout the concerts. Outside drinks are not allowed.
  • Don't forget to visit the DC Lottery tent on Transit Pier to spin the prize wheel to win cash and DC Lottery swag.
  • You may bring in food from any Wharf restaurant. Whether you're craving a Cuban sandwich, a hot and sweet pizza, or chips and guac, our Wharf restaurants have something for everyone.
  • In the event of inclement weather, event status updates will be posted on the Rock The Dock event page on The Wharf Facebook page.

Rock The Dock is

Presented By

Get Social with @TheWharfDC

Share your pictures and videos with The Wharf on social media (IG, TW, FB, TikTok) by tagging @TheWharfDC and using #TheWharfDC.

Follow @TheWharfDC

Make it a Date Night

Turn movie night into date night! The Wharf has over 60 restaurants and bars, so there's something for everyone. Book a table before or after the show.

View Wharf Restaurants

Where DC Celebrates

Learn more about The Wharf's year-round schedule of events and happenings.

See The Wharf's Events Calendar

Stay in the Know

Subscribe to The Wharf Newsletter to be the first to learn about upcoming events, new restaurants, and special offers.

Subscribe Now