After enchanting concertgoers around the world with spellbinding live music and a sea of flickering candles, Candlelight is lighting up D.C. for music lovers to experience their favorite songs in a whole new way. Led by classically trained musicians, these spectacular concerts pay tribute to music’s most iconic contemporary and classical legends including Vivaldi, Taylor Swift, Hans Zimmer and Queen in a serene candlelit setting.
Washington D.C. is home to some of the most spectacular venues in the US. Packed with history and character, The Miracle Theatre and the classic St. Francis Hall will be bathed in the light of thousands of candles for these magical Candlelight concerts. Simply sit back and enjoy the show.
And if you’re looking for a unique gift for a special celebration, these intimate concerts by candlelight make for memorable outings your loved ones will cherish, so treat them to a Candlelight gift card.
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Featured Candlelight Concerts
New Candlelight Programs
Candlelight has paid tribute to a range of artists and genres over the years, from pop to rock, classical music and more. This season, the concert series is broadening its horizons with a dazzling new concert dedicated to the best of hip-hop. Prepare to hear classical renditions of hits like “Gangsta’s Paradise”, “Swimming Pools” and many more while surrounded by a sea of twinkling candles at this one-of-a-kind tribute to all things hip-hop.
The timeless beauty of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is coming to DC at National City Christian Church as Kennedy String Quartet pays an enchanting tribute to this iconic masterpiece. The venue’s stunning interior is perfect for this spectacular performance, as the skilled musicians breathe new life into Vivaldi’s enchanting compositions and more. From the bloom of ‘Spring’ to the beauty of ‘Winter’, talented musicians will take you on an incredible journey through the seasons and play works by Massenet and Piazzolla.
Candlelight is celebrating Queen Bey with this mesmerizing concert taking place at Lisner Auditorium. Put your love for Beyoncé on top while listening to classical takes on “If I Were a Boy”, “Single Ladies”, “Halo”, and more fan favorites. After the 60-minute performance bathed in the glow of countless candles, you’ll fall “crazy in love” for the singer’s music all over again.
All Upcoming Candlelight Concerts in D.C.
The concerts have been met by countless 5-star reviews, and guests have called it “a creative, enchanting, and new concert experience” and that “the performers were fantastic!”
“This was an amazing experience. I loved every moment.” – Neo-Soul Favorites ft. Songs by Prince, Childish Gambino, and More
“Absolutely fabulous, as always! Your candlelight concert series is magical. Thank you!” – Songs from Magical Movie Soundtracks
“Amazing show, great synergy with the musicians and they were so passionate.” – A Tribute to Beyoncé
“It was wonderful!! Highly recommend!!” – Legends of R&B
The Candlelight series takes place twice each night with two back to back 60-65 minute performances. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each show, so you have plenty of time to take in the beauty of the venues and snap a few pictures while you’re at it.
Light up this season with an enchanting concert in some of D.C.’s most stunning venues. Candlelight is an experience unlike any other, and you won’t want to miss out.