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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

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Norton Congressional Resolution Celebrates ‘SummerSet DC’ Lunchtime Music Series on the National Mall

May 15, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced a resolution honoring the sponsors of “SummerSet DC,” a lunchtime music series featuring performances by a wide variety of local artists every Thursday from noon – 2:00 p.m. on the National Mall at 7th St. and Jefferson St. SW (in front of the National Air and Space Museum).  The performances will run through Jun 7, 2018.  The resolution also recognizes the Mall as a national treasure and a natural showcase for D.C. and regional musical artists.

SummerSet DC is presented by the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, in cooperation with Norton’s office and the National Park Service.

“SummerSet DC brings the National Mall to life by inviting talented and diverse musicians to perform for residents, downtown workers and visitors to the nation’s capital,” Norton said.  “SummerSet DC provides a unique opportunity to showcase our wealth of talented local musicians.  I urge everyone to grab your lunch and head to Mall for the next few Thursdays!”

Below is the full list of scheduled performances:

May 17: Sara Curtin; Nikhil Baviskar and Ross Anderson; Malik Davage

May 24: Sara Ghebremichael; Smoke-D; Gramophonic

May 31: Nasim Siddeeq; The Thomas Kitchen + Friends Quartet; Ryan Collins

June 7: Meredith Eib; Elena Lacayo; JusPaul

Norton’s full resolution is below.

RESOLUTION

Expressing support for SummerSet DC in the Nation’s capital to benefit the District of Columbia and regional residents as well as visitors and to honor the public service of the performers and partners.

Whereas the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, in cooperation with the National Park Service, are sponsoring SummerSet DC every Thursday from May 10-June 7, 2018, from noon to 2 p.m.;

Whereas many District of Columbia residents and Federal and other employees work downtown and in the vicinity of the National Mall;

Whereas the National Mall is a national and regional tourist attraction;

Whereas SummerSet DC offers free musical entertainment to workers and visitors alike and opens the summer months by encouraging full use of this unique space;

Whereas the National Mall is a national treasure, supported by United States kinds of outdoor enjoyment;

Whereas many talented amateur and professional musicians reside in the District of Columbia;

Whereas the National Mall provides a natural stage for the display of city and regional talent;

Whereas SummerSet DC will feature local performers and be located on the National Mall in front of the National Air and Space Museum; and

Whereas 2018 is the seventh season of SummerSet DC, formerly known as Lunchtime Music on the Mall:

Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives recognizes and commends--

  1. SummerSet DC for providing enhancement to urban life and musical culture in the Nation’s capital and appreciation of the outdoors at the National Mall;
  2. local performers bringing their talents to SummerSet DC; and
  3. the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, in cooperation with the National Park Service, for their public service in providing live music performances at no charge to the public.

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