SW Duck Pond Music October

Duck Pond Music returns this October! This free concert series celebrates local DMV musicians and musical groups. Join us every Wednesday in October from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm, bring a picnic, and enjoy the live music featuring 1Self Cultural Works.

DC Native, Uasuf Gueye a dynamic multi-instrumentalist, playing six instruments including the West African xylophone known as Bala, a skillful composer, and recording artist. Concerts will feature his 1SELF CW – Uasuf Gueye Trio and Urban Virtuosos.

The trio performs the music of the royal courts of 13th century Manding West Africa. By combining the traditional repertoire of the oral historians of Manding with innovative jazz and blues arrangements, they are able to create an intoxicating listening experience that has been described as “history in motion”.

Urban Virtuosos consists of six musicians, playing captivating arrangements that combine funky drum set patterns, soothing horn lines, soulful jazz vocals, and thought-stimulating hip-hop lyrics.

October 6 Uasuf Gueye Trio
October 13 Uasuf Gueye & Urban Virtuosos
October 20 Uasuf Gueye Trio
October 27 Uasuf Gueye & Urban Virtuosos



For our October series, we have added a COMMUNITY OPEN MIC! Anyone with ANY talent they wish to share with the community can participate! Prizes will be awarded each night to the audience voted favorite!

Sign-up opens in the park at 4:30 pm; first come first served until the filled.
Slots to sign up for are either 4 or 9 minutes

Total OPEN MIC is 30 mins and kicks off promptly at 5 pm



SW Duck Pond Music is supported by and jointly presented with Southwest Business Improvement District.  SW Duck Pond, created in 1972 and located at the corner of 6th & I Street SW.