Free Show!  Southwest Soul Sessions w/ Elijah Balbed  & Isabelle De Leon

Free Show! Southwest Soul Sessions w/ Elijah Balbed & Isabelle De Leon

SW Soul Sessions bring together musicians, creatives, and spectators for a night of soulful music making and booty shaking. SWSS showcases the DC area's finest musicians in a dynamic jam session hosted by local favorites, Elijah Balbed (sax) and Isabelle De Leon (drums), and features special guest artists from around the globe. Bring your instrument, your friends, and good vibes, and enjoy DC's soulful sounds at Pearl Street's outdoor bar, seated balcony, or on the dance floor!

Smithsonian Year of Music

In April 2018, Secretary Skorton announced 2019 will be the Smithsonian Year of Music, an Institution-wide initiative to increase public engagement, advance understanding, and connect communities in Washington, D.C., across the nation, and around the globe. The Smithsonian Year of Music will highlight and share our vast musical holdings, bringing together our resources in history, art, culture, science, and education.

The Smithsonian Year of Music will feature “365 Days of Music at the Smithsonian” with a variety of music-related activities: performances, music releases, exhibitions, workshops, educational programs, lectures, films, and conferences. The 2019 Smithsonian Folklife Festival (June 26 to 30 and July 3 to 7, 2019 on the National Mall) will focus on the “Social Power of Music.”

Launch your exploration of music at the Smithsonian at and stay tuned for special performances and events, highlighted programming and collections, partners and collaborations. Much more to come!



This is a FREE show.

NO Tickets are required for this show.

Seating is limited & first come first serve

RSVP appreciated.

Who’s Going

Upcoming Events
Pearl Street Warehouse