Providing Natural Solutions for Male Sexual Health
There's not much we can count on in life, but if there's one guarantee, we can bet that our bodies change as we grow older. That's especially true for men as they age. One moment you're partying at the club, waking up refreshed, and hitting the gym. The next moment, getting out of bed is a chore. You're sore in places you never thought before, and hangovers don't just go away after a hot shower and a big breakfast.
And while sore joints and backaches can be treated with aspirin and ice, other signs of aging aren't as easy to treat. Of course, we're talking about challenges in getting and maintaining erections needed to satisfy your partner. At the extreme, we all know it as erectile dysfunction or ED for short but long before full ED, there are warning signs that things aren't working as they used to work. Hearing the ED word sends shivers down most men's spines. When you think about it, that makes sense - being unable to perform when you need to most is a scary thought.
If you're beginning to suffer from ED or male performance issues or you've been dealing with performance issues for some time, it may seem like nobody has any solutions or even really understands how these issues can impact your life and sense of well-being. However, ED of varying degrees is very common. More than 18 million men suffer from the condition in the U.S. Unfortunately, many of those men hide their performance issues without ever addressing them. If you're one of those men, and it feels like you're stuck in a rut with no help, we're here to tell you you're not alone. Proactive Wellness Centers, PLC is here to provide you with a long-lasting solution to help you regain confidence and perform like you used to.
Additionally, many men including the so-called "bio hackers" are using our treatments to PREVENT the performance decline in the first place. Why wait for the inevitable when you can implement strategies to prevent the decline in the first place.
The Proactive Wellness Center Difference
Our programs are all about reversing and slowing the aging process, preventing disease, and treating chronically ill patients. We utilize a three-pronged approach:
- 1. We equip patients with the knowledge required to take charge of their health and achieve optimal well-being.
- 2. We focus on disease prevention by providing a thorough evaluation using comprehensive diagnostics including the patient-supplied information.
- 3. We work with patients to implement a rejuvenation program consisting of various science-based treatments that reduce cellular degeneration, promote tissue regeneration and healing, and slow down the aging process..
We consider every individual as physiologically unique. As such, we don't subscribe to a "one-size-fits-all" approach. Instead, our programs focus on a customized approach, leveraging genetics and advanced testing, utilizing advanced therapeutics like Gainswave and addressing risk factors that, if avoided or modified, could have beneficial effects for reducing many chronic conditions that men suffer from year-round.
Our vision is to provide the latest in scientifically-validated therapies for reversing the aging process, preventing chronic disease, and optimizing health. For men whoare just starting to have challenges, or who have erectile dysfunction, or for the biohackers that just want everything optimized, one of those proven therapies is Wolf Trap, VA
- Providing Natural Solutions for Male Sexual Health
- The Proactive Wellness Center Difference
- What is GAINSWave Therapy?
- What Makes GAINSWave Therapy in Wolf Trap, VA Work?
- Other Treatments and Programs from Proactive Wellness Centers, PLC
- Achieve Your Wellness Goals at Proactive Wellness Centers, PLC
What is GAINSWave Therapy?
If you have ED or even a minor decline in sexual performance, there's a good chance you've already seen your primary care doctor. You've talked to them about the issues you're facing. And, if they're like many doctors, they prescribed you some pills and sent you on your way. Unfortunately, going this route doesn't do much to solve erectile dysfunction - you're just putting a band-aid on the problem. Plus, you're putting strange chemicals in your body via a "little blue pill" that may cause adverse side effects.
At the end of the day, you need a real-deal solution to ED, not a quick fix. The good news? A safe, non-invasive, injection-free answer to your problems exists. It's called GAINSWave therapy, and according to recent studies, it has shown an 85-92% success rate for mild to moderate cases of erectile dysfunction.
Reports from men who have used GAINSWave therapy in Wolf Trap, VA report the following benefits:
- Stronger, Longer Lasting Erections
- Improved Sexual Pleasure
- More Blood Circulation and Flow
- Better Girth and Length
- Less Rest Needed Between Orgasms
- Enhanced Intimacy in the Bedroom
Unlike many ED treatments, you don't have to worry about surgery or drugs when you choose GAINSWave. This revolutionary treatment uses acoustic wave technology, also called pulse wave therapy, instead of surgery or pills, which helps to rebuild blood flow to the penile region, thereby boostings erectile strength and, by proxy, confidence.
But the benefits of GAINSWave don't end there. This therapy also breaks up micro plaques and boosts nitric oxide, which forms new blood vessels and collagen. That's exciting news for men suffering from Peyronie's disease, which is another condition specific to male sexual health.
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What Makes GAINSWave Therapy in Wolf Trap, VA Work?
With time, men's blood flow decreases, sensitivity isn't what it once was, and blood vessels start to get thinner or even partially or fully blocked. With GAINSWave, high-frequency, low-intensity shockwaves rejuvenate areas of the penis that have suffered with age. For instance, micro plaques are removed, new blood vessels form, and blood flow increases. According to several clinical studies, enhanced blood flow from GAINSWave translates to more sustainable, rigid erections in 75% of men.
Though males in America are only beginning to realize the benefits of GAINSWave, it's a treatment that has been used for over a decade around the world. Backed by science and proven to rejuvenate vasculature in male erections, GAINSWave works without any pain or recovery time. In fact, it's possible to pop into Proactive Wellness Centers on your lunch break for a therapy session.
Proactive Wellness Centers' GAINSWave treatments feature:
- Low-Intensity Pulse or Shockwaves
- All Natural
- No Needles
- No Pills
- No Pain
- No Surgery
- No Recovery Time
- Quick Procedures
Because this procedure is needle, surgery, and drug-free, most men don't have to suffer through costly insurance claims or unsightly scarring. With GAINSWave and our comprehensive and personalized ED treatment plans, all you need to focus on is enjoying life, knowing your erectile dysfunction is a thing of the past.
Who Are the Best Candidates for Gainswave Therapy in Wolf Trap, VA?
If you're a man over the age of 30 and want to optimize your performance or if you are suffering a decline in this area, GAINSWave may be for you. That's even more true if other treatments never worked. For many men, those unsuccessful solutions include pills like Viagra. If prescription pills don't solve your ED problems, GAINSWave is a great option to consider. Academic studies show that shockwave therapy is successful where PDE5 inhibitors (like Viagra or Cialis) fall short.
In fact, many urologists now consider shockwave therapy the greatest revolution in ED treatment in over a decade. Even men without erectile dysfunction use GAINSWave as a preventative therapy to keep their bedroom performance strong and avoid compromised blood vessels.
Some of the key benefits of GAINSWave procedures over other ED treatments include:
- No Drugs
- Backed by Clinical Studies and Extensive Medical Research
- Vast Record of Success
- FDA-Approved for Enhanced Sexual Wellness
- Available at Proactive Wellness Centers, PLC
What Should I Expect from GAINSWave Therapy at Proactive Wellness Centers?
If you're ready to begin your journey to a healthier, happier sex life, getting started at our wellness clinic is as easy as 1-2-3:
Make an Appointment: Give our office a call at 703-822-5003. One of our Clinical Intake Coordinators will answer any question you have and get you started. If you prefer, you can text "gainswave" to 833.341.0170, and our Clinical Intake Coordinator will get back to you personally and confidentially.
Prep: Once the intake process is complete, you'll schedule a time for GAINSWave therapy in Wolf Trap, VA. You'll arrive at our wellness center for treatment at least 30 minutes before your appointment time. Procedure time is usually no longer than 30 minutes and occurs in our wellness center.
Enjoy the Benefits: Once your GAINSWave therapy session is over, you can get right back to what you were doing beforehand. Studies show that approximately 75% of men enjoy positive results like stronger, longer-lasting erections after treatment. Most men only need 6-12 sessions for optimal results.
Other Treatments and Programs from Proactive Wellness Centers, PLC
As the premier wellness clinic in Virginia and the metro D.C. area, we provide patients with a comprehensive list of treatments to slow the process of aging and treat chronic conditions. Our vision is to provide the latest in scientifically-validated therapies, like GAINSWave therapy in Wolf Trap, VA, for reversing the aging process, preventing chronic disease, and optimizing health.
Some of the most requested services we offer include:
Low-T Treatment for Men
While not as widely discussed as menopause is for women, andropause is very real for men just as menopause is significant for women. Our Low-T program for men focuses on the unique needs of men who are suffering from andropause or low testosterone. The Program Testosterone replacement when clinically indicated, optimization of DHEA and Pregenenolone, combined with nutritional guidance, nutritional supplementation recommendations to optimize your health. For men where Testosterone has declined, the Low-T program is a necessary complement to the Gainswave therapy.
Depending on lab results and patient goals, the program may also include peptides to help patients optimize their health and body composition. If you can identify with some of the symptoms below, you are likely experiencing low testosterone / andropause and are a candidate for laboratory testing to determine if BHRT is right for you.
Symptoms may include:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Decreased stamina
- Loss of physical agility
- Decreased mental sharpness
- Prostate problems
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women
Like men, women's bodies change as they grow older. Often referred to as menopause, this time in a woman's life can be stressful when the body uses energy differently, fat cells change, and hormones decline.
Many of the common symptoms and conditions associated with menopause are widely known and discussed, but there are many that are overlooked. At Proactive Wellness Centers, we've seen patients misdiagnosed with other illnesses that were actually caused by a decline in hormone levels. Our BHRT program for women focuses on the unique needs of women who are suffering from the common as well as the lesser-known symptoms of menopause.
Those symptoms may include:
- Hot Flashes
- Mood Swings
- Anxiety Attacks
- Vaginal Dryness
What are Bioidentical Hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are also known as natural hormones. They are substances with the same chemical makeup as the hormones produced in your body. Hormones are not drugs - they occur naturally and are found in every human on earth. BHRT replaces hormones at a physiologic level that is not harmful to the body.
If you're suffering through the symptoms of menopause, taking Midol isn't going to solve any problems. Fortunately, our BHRT program for women is designed to eliminate many menopausal symptoms. That way, we give women a chance to recapture their energy levels and vitality with drugs or surgery. Contact our office today to learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and how it can help you recapture the joys of your youth.
Bredesen-Protocol Strategies for Improving Brain Health
We believe that a healthy brain is paramount to overall well-being. Unfortunately, little is known about promoting brain health, lowering the risk of dementia, or stabilizing symptoms for patients experiencing early signs.
After much research, however, Dr. Lawson from Proactive Wellness Centers determined that the Bredesen protocol provides the best evidence-based approach to diagnosing and treating cognitive decline.
The approach, created by Dr. Dale Bredesen, is called ReCODE. This protocol involves multiple strategies to pinpoint specific health issues contributing to Alzheimer's Disease. The results of each strategy are measured using blood tests, dementia tests, cognitive evaluations, and other signs of overall health improvement. Now a Bredesen Certified doctor, Dr. Lawson now offers patients the full Bredesen ReCODE protocol to help them recover from debilitating illnesses like Alzheimer's.
Through this exciting approach, patients have shown dramatic improvements in cognitive function. In some cases, they achieve a reversal of symptoms and have even returned to work.
Proactive Wellness Centers' ReCODE program uses significant functional medicine experience and includes:
- Lifestyle Interventions
- Targeted Nutrients
- Therapeutic Diets
We're thrilled to add this promising Alzheimer's disease treatment for qualifying patients at Proactive Wellness Centers.
Chronic Disease Treatment
Long-term diseases like Lyme disease and Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) can ruin a person's life and often leave them afraid to leave the house. To make matters worse, these chronic diseases are often initially misdiagnosed, complicating treatment and leaving the patient depressed and hopeless. And while some medical prescriptions can help, many chronic disease sufferers live without finding true relief.
At Proactive Wellness Centers, our innovative doctors have developed a comprehensive treatment program to address chronic diseases like CIRS and Lyme disease. Generally, our Chronic Disease Treatment follows SSRP protocols as defined below:
- Stop the progression of the disease while strengthening the immune system
- Stabilize patients by balancing hormones and restoring energy
- Reverse cellular, mitochondrial, and other damages caused by chronic diseases, based on lab markers and/or symptomatic expression
- Prevent further development of the chronic disease processes
Our SSRP protocol provides patients with a promising program based largely on the emerging bodies of evidence in the chronic disease space. This evidence is supported by peer-reviewed medical journals, clinical studies, and even double-blind placebo-controlled studies.
When choosing chronic disease treatments for patients, our team of doctors and clinicians focus on safety and efficacy before anything else. Typical therapies associated with our chronic disease treatment programs include:
- IV Vitamin Therapy
- Targeted Nutritional Supplements
- Compassionate Care and Personalized Service from Qualified Doctors
As an integrative practice, we use conventional medications when indicated, especially in cases of underlying co-infections and other areas where traditional medication offers the best course of treatment.
If you're at your wit's end living with a chronic disease, call Proactive Wellness Centers today. Our innovative treatments and therapies may be the key you need to unlock a new, healthy life.
Achieve Your Wellness Goals at Proactive Wellness Centers, PLC
From GAINSWave therapy in Wolf Trap, VA, to Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for women, our doctors are here to serve you with care, compassion, and a commitment to your health.
That's because, at Proactive Wellness Centers, we take a patient-first approach to every service we offer. Unlike some anti-aging clinics, we focus on your goals, your experiences, and how we can address your health and well-being needs. We believe with a full heart that your story matters, and we're ready and waiting to listen. If you're looking for personalized, functional, regenerative treatments that address root causes, you're only a phone call away from living a healthier life.
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Latest News in Wolf Trap, VA
Wolf Trap Adds James Taylor, Lauryn Hill, and More to 2023 Summer Lineup
This summer is certain to get hot, and Wolf Trap is spicing things up even more by adding some big names to its lineup.“In this summer’s lineup, you can really see that Wolf Trap is a place for audiences of all ages, tastes, and backgrounds,” Wolf Trap Foundation President and CEO Arvind Manocha said in a news release.“Hip Hop, bluegrass, rock, Disney princesses — it’s all here, performed by incredible, genre-defining artists like Lauryn Hill and James Taylor.”In all, 19 new perf...
This summer is certain to get hot, and Wolf Trap is spicing things up even more by adding some big names to its lineup.
“In this summer’s lineup, you can really see that Wolf Trap is a place for audiences of all ages, tastes, and backgrounds,” Wolf Trap Foundation President and CEO Arvind Manocha said in a news release.
“Hip Hop, bluegrass, rock, Disney princesses — it’s all here, performed by incredible, genre-defining artists like Lauryn Hill and James Taylor.”
In all, 19 new performances have been added, as well as the lineup for Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods. Those shows are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays from June 20 through August 5.
See new additions below. Northern Virginia Magazine has all the previously announced acts here.
Ms. Lauryn Hill
June 9, 7:30 p.m.Celebrate the 25th anniversary Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which turned her into an icon with this rare live performance.
SOJA with Protoje and Jesse Royal
June 10, 7 p.m.Hear Grammy-winning SOJA’s fresh take on roots reggae music. The Arlington natives return to Wolf Trap with Jamaican superstars and frequent collaborators Protoje and Jesse Royal.
July 1, 8 p.m.Diana Ross remains an icon and created songs that are the soundtrack of a generation. She’s returning to Wolf Trap for one night only.
July 9, 7:30 p.m.It’s the 45th anniversary tour of the reggae-pop band. Maxi Priest and Inner Circle open for UB40.
Disney Princess – The Concert
July 12, 8 p.m.Dress up as your favorite princess and prince, and join the four princesses as they perform Disney’s greatest hits.
Boney James with Lalah Hathaway
July 19, 7:30 p.m.The smooth saxophone of Boney James will be joined by Lalah Hathaway. Violinist Damien Escobar makes his Wolf Trap debut.
July 20, 8 p.m.Mexican pop-rock, jazz, and folk singer Natalia Lafourcade, who is a 15 time Latin Grammy winner, performs music from her latest album, De Todas Las Flores.
DISPATCH with the National Symphony Orchestra
July 21, 8 p.m.DISPATCH will push its boundaries with a performance with the symphony, include favorites, like “The General.”
July 23, 7:30 p.m.The American bluegrass band Nickel Creek (Chris Thile on the mandolin, Sara Watkins on the fiddle, and Sean Watkins on the guitar) is on a reunion tour. They will reunite to perform the band’s latest album. Opening for the trio is Grammy winner Aoife O’Donovan.
Big Tony and Trouble Funk
July 29, 7:30 p.m.The go-go ambassadors from DC play favorites, like “Pump Me Up.” They will be joined by all-female band Bela Dona and “Hood Rock” collective Black Alley.
Regina Spektor with Aimee Mann
August 3, 8 p.m.Regina Spektor will surely be playing “Up the Mountain,” “Becoming All Alone,” and “One Man’s Prayer” as she takes to the stage.
Masters of the Mic: Hip Hop 50 Tour
August 17, 8 p.m.Big Daddy Kane, Doug E. Fresh, KRS-One, Rakim, Slick Rick, Roxanne Shante, and DJ Spinderella all perform.
August 18, 6:30 p.m.Juanes, one of Latin rock’s leading global ambassadors, brings his traditional folk and indigenous rhythms of his native Colombia to Wolf Trap.
August 19, 8 p.m.John Fogerty, former frontman for Creedence Clearwater Revival, bring blues, country, and rock to the stage.
Gov’t Mule with Jason Bonham
August 20, 8 p.m.Gov’t Mule, led by ex-Allman Brothers guitarist Warren Haynes, rocks Wolf Trap and marks the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon.
September 7-8, 10, 8 p.m.James Taylor brings his All-Star Band back to Wolf Trap for audiences to hear classics like “How Sweet It Is.”
Squeeze and The Psychedelic Furs
September 14, 8 p.m.Look for a British invasion as the two bands team up for an evening described as “Cool for Cats.”
September 17, 8 p.m.Ray LaMontagne’s folk music has been featured on countless TV shows. Enjoy an intimate evening with him.
See all of Wolf Trap’s offerings online.
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Food Service Returns To Wolf Trap Summer Performances With New Bar
VIENNA, VA — Concertgoers with an appetite before Wolf Trap summer shows can find food and drink offerings at The Fermented Pig at Ovations.The Fermented Pig, a barbecue-focused food vendor, will return to Wolf Trap's on-site restaurant Ovations. There will be an updated farm-to-table buffet menu with vegan and gluten-free options as well as a picnic box option and new quick service bar."We are thrilled to be back at Ovations for another summer season," said Chef Joshua Plante, owner of The Fermented Pig. "...
VIENNA, VA — Concertgoers with an appetite before Wolf Trap summer shows can find food and drink offerings at The Fermented Pig at Ovations.
The Fermented Pig, a barbecue-focused food vendor, will return to Wolf Trap's on-site restaurant Ovations. There will be an updated farm-to-table buffet menu with vegan and gluten-free options as well as a picnic box option and new quick service bar.
"We are thrilled to be back at Ovations for another summer season," said Chef Joshua Plante, owner of The Fermented Pig. "For the first time since 2019, guests will be able to order picnic boxes to enjoy during their Wolf Trap performance. We are firmly rooted in the farm-to-table movement and, as always, each dish is created using the highest-quality, fresh, locally sourced ingredients."
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The buffet is served before Wolf Trap summer performances outside overlooking Wolf Trap's meadow. The menu will include barbecue favorites like prime brisket and pulled pork as well as vegan specialties, house-made cured products, roasted salmon, grilled portabella mushrooms, baked sweets and cocktails.
New this year is the Side Bar, which will have a quick service menu and limited selection of cocktails and wine. The quick service menu includes options like house cured charcuterie, Nordic Knot pretzels and a rotating menu of bites.
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Another option for concertgoers is pre-ordering picnic boxes for one. Boxes include an entrée, salad, two sides, and dessert plus accoutrement. Examples of entrées are Herb Chicken Salad, cold Fried Chicken, Vegetable Pasta and more. Condiments and compostable cutlery are provided with each box. Picnic boxes must be ordered by 8 p.m. the night before the performance and are picked up at the Ovations Pavilion.
Food is allowed in Wolf Trap's Meadow Overlook picnic area or the lawn area of the Filene Center. Food is not allowed in any in-house seats at the Filene Center.
Reservations are recommended for The Fermented Pig at Ovations.
See the full calendar of summer performances at Wolf Trap's Filene Center.
Wolf Trap Releases 2023 Summer Lineup. Here’s What We Know So Far.
John Legend, Tori Amos, Sting, Robert Plant, and Alison Krauss are among the performers this season.While it might seem far away, those warm, sunny days are just beyond the horizon. If you’re scrambling for the slightest sign of summer, Wolf Trap’s 2023 lineup release might be just the pick-me-up you need.The annual concert/performance series is set to return to Vienna with a lineup full of big name performers and performances. Attendees can loo...
John Legend, Tori Amos, Sting, Robert Plant, and Alison Krauss are among the performers this season.
While it might seem far away, those warm, sunny days are just beyond the horizon. If you’re scrambling for the slightest sign of summer, Wolf Trap’s 2023 lineup release might be just the pick-me-up you need.
The annual concert/performance series is set to return to Vienna with a lineup full of big name performers and performances. Attendees can look forward to concerts, theatrical shows, and all different types of entertainment. Tickets for all the announced performances go on sale starting at 10 a.m. Friday, February 17. They will be on sale a day earlier for Wolf Trap members.
New this year, Wolf Trap added the Out and About Festival, its first festival since 2005. The June 24-25 festival will celebrate Pride Month by giving LGBTQ+ performers a platform, while also providing fun for the whole family. Brandi Carlile will headline the event.
Here are some of the other artists and performances planned at Wolf Trap this year.
June 2 & 3, 8 p.m.Equipped with his beautiful voice and piano skills, this multi-platinum artist and singer of the Grammy-winning song “All of Me” is taking the stage this year.
June 4, 8 p.m.This pop music guru is bringing his talents, and his hit songs, to put some pep in Wolf Trap’s step.
June 11, 7:30 p.m.Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Buddy Guy’s Damn Right Farewell tour will mark the end of an era. With a career that spans over 50 years, the blues legend will be playing a mix of classic tunes and favorites from his latest album The Blues Don’t Lie.
June 15, 7:30 p.m.The self-proclaimed “Soundtrack King” is heading out on the road one last time with his This is It! tour, so brush up on the lyrics of “Danger Zone,” “Footloose,” and “I’m Alright” before his final farewell.
July 5, 8 p.m.Both a local and national celebrity, this DC native is returning to her roots for her first Wolf Trap performance since 1996.
September 1 & 2, 8 p.m.NoVA can’t get enough of this artist, so he’s bringing his arsenal of Grammy-winning music back for another year of summer celebrations.
The Avett Brothers
May 25-27, 7:30 p.m.If rock-, folk-, or bluegrass-esque music is your thing, look no further. This eclectic Americana band is bringing its unique sound back to the outdoor stage.
Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue with Ziggy Marley and Mavis Staples
June 17, 7 p.m.This highly sought-after trombonist is joined by the reggae legacy Ziggy Marley and legendary vocal powerhouse Mavis Staples for what’s sure to be an unforgettable musical experience.
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
June 29, 8 p.m.The Led Zeppelin alum and bluegrass phenomenon make up a powerful pair of voices. They’ve wowed Wolf Trap before with their cross-genre music, and will do it again.
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
August 2, 8 p.m.The renowned Alabama-born songwriter and award-winning musicians will bring their brand of Americana and Southern music back to Wolf Trap.
Enjoy renditions of classic pieces like Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Handel’s Semele , and Gounod’s Faust this season. Additional recitals will take place throughout the season. So, whether you’re an opera fanatic, a curious passerby, or a music aficionado looking to explore the genre, consider lending one of these performances your ear. You might just discover something new.
Bring the whole family and enjoy another year of NSO Movie Nights. Let your ears be enchanted by familiar tunes from classic films, including Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Jurassic Park, and Spirited Away. What better way to spend a summer evening than listening to beautiful songs as the day winds down?
As promised, this series offers more than just concerts. Broadway in the Park is back for its third year, giving audiences the chance to watch amazing stage performances. This year’s installment features actress Lea Salonga, who voiced the titular character in Disney’s Mulan as well as Princess Jasmine in Aladdin. The hits will be performed in collaboration with theSignature Theatre. Guests are invited to relax under the stars and enjoy the shows.
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John Legend, Charlie Puth: Wolf Trap Summer Shows Announced
VIENNA, VA — As we dream of warmer days, Wolf Trap has announced its first summer 2023 concerts at the Filene Center.Live music and other entertainment under the stars is a summer tradition at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. This summer, Wolf Trap will draw big-name performers like John Legend, Charlie Puth, Buddy Guy, the Steve Miller Band, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Train and more."The shows we’re announcing today are quintessentially ‘Wolf Trap,’ with extraordinary artists...
VIENNA, VA — As we dream of warmer days, Wolf Trap has announced its first summer 2023 concerts at the Filene Center.
Live music and other entertainment under the stars is a summer tradition at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. This summer, Wolf Trap will draw big-name performers like John Legend, Charlie Puth, Buddy Guy, the Steve Miller Band, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Train and more.
"The shows we’re announcing today are quintessentially ‘Wolf Trap,’ with extraordinary artists spanning genres and generations," said Arvind Manocha, president and CEO of Wolf Trap Foundation, in a statement. "Now is the perfect moment to call your friends and family, and make plans to hear your favorite artists live in one of the most beautiful settings in the country. We can’t wait to see you."
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Along with a regular season of summer concerts, Wolf Trap's Filene Center will host the Out & About Festival, a two-day festival featuring LGBTQ+ artists. The festival on June 24 and 25 will be headlined by Brandi Carlile and feature 10 other LGBTQ+ artists and allies on three outdoor stages.
Another highlight is the National Symphony Orchestra summer residency, which includes violinist Hilary Hahn in her Wolf Trap debut, the return of Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, and Holst’s The Planets with an HD film from NASA’s space explorations. The National Symphony Orchestra will also peform on movie nights — Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert, Jurassic Park™ in Concert, — and two nights celebrating the scores and scenes from Studio Ghibli, including "Spirited Away" and "My Neighbor Totoro" led by the composer, Joe Hisaishi.
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Summer concerts happen at Wolf Trap's 7,028-seat Filene Center through a public-private partnership with the nonprofit Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and the National Park Service. The first concert announcements cover dates from late May through mid-September.
More Filene Center shows and Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods performances will be announced in the coming months.
Tickets for newly-announced Filene Center performances will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Feb. 17. Wolf Trap members can immediately access presales.
Below is the schedule of Filene Center performances announced so far. Visit wolftrap.org/calendar for a full schedule and to buy tickets when they go on sale.
New Wolf Trap Superintendent, More Barns At Wolf Trap Shows Announced
VIENNA, VA — New leadership is overseeing the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, the only national park dedicated to offering performing arts, according to the National Park Service.Ken Bigley has been named the new superintendent of the national park. The superintendent works with the park's longtime partner, the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, which provides performing arts programming. The park offers summer performances at its Filene Center, children's shows at Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods and ...
VIENNA, VA — New leadership is overseeing the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, the only national park dedicated to offering performing arts, according to the National Park Service.
Ken Bigley has been named the new superintendent of the national park. The superintendent works with the park's longtime partner, the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, which provides performing arts programming. The park offers summer performances at its Filene Center, children's shows at Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods and indoor shows at the Barns at Wolf Trap.
Bigley is also tasked with leading NPS staff to conserve Wolf trap, which offers hiking trails, bird watching and educational programs. Bigley has been deputy superintendent at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts since 2016 and has been acting superintendent since May 2021. He replaces George Liffert, who became superintendent at Prince William Forest Park in 2021.
"Ken brings a wealth of leadership experience to this position and has already shown his commitment to working in partnership and engaging communities," said NPS National Capital Regional Director Kym Hall, who appointed Bigley. "Ken’s dedication to the NPS mission and appreciation for the unique qualities of Wolf Trap make him a great steward and leader for this special destination."
Bigley started his career as a resource assistant with the Student Conservation Association at Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico in 1991. He has worked at national park sites such as the Grand Canyon in Arizona, Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, Everglades in Florida, Big Bend National Park in Texas, Prince William Forest Park in Virginia. His wife, Lisa, also works for NPS at its accounting operations center. He has three daughters and enjoys hiking, history, watching baseball and visiting national parks around the U.S.
More Wolf Trap Performances
In other Wolf Trap news, more performances were announced Tuesday for the 2022-2023 Barns at Wolf Trap season.
On Feb. 22, guitar improviser Marc Ribot will perform a night of jazz with avant-garde performers The Bad Plus. Two days later on Feb. 24, Tex-Mex rockers The Last Bandoleros will return after playing with Sting at the Filene Center. The group is known for country-rock rhythms, harmonies and accordion solos.
On March 4, bluegrass group Steep Canyon Rangers will make its Barns at Wolf Trap debute after performing with Steve Martin and Martin Short this summer. The group is known for combining jazz, bluegrass, folk and rock.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will arrive for two nights on March 25 and 26 to perform contemporary swing revival music. Attendees can join a free pre-performance dance lessons from GottaSwing.
Tickets for newly-announced performances will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 7 at wolftrap.org. Wolf Trap members may access presales. Additional performances are expected to be announced throughout the fall.
Here is the full schedule: