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Reminder: January 17 Ticket Release for Concerts from the Library of Congress

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*** Registrations will be available starting at 10 a.m. EST on Wednesday, January 17, 2024***

The Library of Congress is transitioning to a new event registration service called “Etix,” and starting tomorrow (January 17, 2024) at 10 a.m. EST you can register for February-June Concerts from the Library of Congress events. The easiest way to learn more about what is on offer is to visit loc.gov/concerts, where you can find a list of upcoming concerts. Once registrations open at 10 a.m. EST on January 17, 2024, you will find a link to register for each event on its corresponding event description page. Please note that this new registration service will apply for events starting on February 7, 2024, and going forward from there. Our events on January 26 and February 1 will still be managed with the system that has been in use for fall 2023 events.

These registrations are not the same as tickets—in order to ensure as many people as possible can enjoy each event, a surplus amount of free registrations are offered to the public. We recommend guests arrive well in advance of the event’s start time, as seating is first-come, first-served for guests with a registration. We offer a limited number of RUSH passes for unregistered guests, and will do our best to seat as many “day-of” attendees as possible on a space available basis, once the maximum possible registered guests have been accommodated. Our venues are “oversold” by a margin to help manage the high percentage of people who register but do not actually attend an event. By aiming to seat as many people as possible is that sometimes guests with registrations arrive after the venue is full. We are working to find the right balance so that this does not happen too often, but please be aware that the best way to ensure a seat is to arrive early for each event—this includes preconcert conversations as well, as the Whittall Pavilion also has limited seating. We appreciate your ongoing support and patience as we pilot this new system.

If you experience problems with the registration process, we encourage you to visit the Etix customer support site. They have a robust customer support service that should guide you through the process.

We look forward to seeing everyone at our events this winter and spring. We kicked it off with a fantastic performance by the Goldmund Quartet on January 12, setting the tone for an exciting 2024!


Want to see how the new system works? See below to for an example of what the process looks like. Please note that registration links will not be visible until 10 a.m. EST on Wednesday, January 17.

1. Visit loc.gov/concerts and navigate to “Upcoming Concerts.”

Screenshot of Concerts from the Library of Congress webpage. Red circle around the "Upcoming Concerts" section.
Screenshot of Concerts from the Library of Congress webpage. 

 

2. Select the event you’re interested in from the Library events list. Once you see the event you would like, click on the link.

Screenshot of Concerts from the Library of Congress: Upcoming Concerts webpage. "Rhapsody in Blue" at 100 event circled in red.
Screenshot of Concerts from the Library of Congress: Upcoming Concerts webpage. 

 

3. You will see a blue “Get Tickets” button. Click the blue button to direct to the ticketing page.

Screenshot of "Rhapsody in Blue" at 100 event webpage with "Get Tickets" icon circled in red.
Screenshot of “Rhapsody in Blue” at 100 event webpage with “Get Tickets” icon circled in red.

 

4. Once on the ticketing page you will use the drop down to select the number of General Admission registrations you are wanting to snag and click the orange “Add Tickets” button.

Screenshot of "Rhapsody in Blue" at 100 event ticketing page on Etix. "Add tickets" circled in red. "Number of Tickets" dropdown menu marked with red arrow.
Screenshot of “Rhapsody in Blue” at 100 event ticketing page on Etix.

 

5. Now your registrations are in your Shopping Cart. Click the orange button “Continue.”

Please note: you can also “CONTINUE SHOPPING” to add more events to your cart, but this is not recommended. There is a maximum of two registrations per event, per household. Registrations will be held in your cart for a maximum of 10 minutes. We recommend completing the order quickly instead of filling your cart with more events.

Please be advised that “General Admission” registrations do not have guaranteed entry to the event(s). Because of high no-show rates with free registrations, we accept a limited number of registrations over the capacity of the venue. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis for individuals with a “General Admission” registration. We strongly recommend clearing security no later than 30 minutes prior to the concert to have the best opportunity for obtaining seats.

Screenshot of sample Etix order page. "Continue" button circled in red."
Screenshot of sample Etix order page.

 

6. Fill in the required information, identified with a red asterisk (*), and click the orange “Purchase” button (please note that all registrations are free).

Screenshot of sample Etix order form. Required fields are marked with a red arrow.
Screenshot of sample Etix order form.

 

7. When your order is complete, you will see this page with an order number. Your registration confirmation will be in your email.

Screenshot of sample Etix order confirmation page.
Screenshot of sample Etix order confirmation page.

 

8. Repeat steps 2-7 to register for more events.


Here are links to the event pages for Concerts from the Library of Congress winter/spring events using Etix registration:

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m.: Screening of “Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes”
Find more information here (registrations available 1/17/24)

Monday, Feb. 12, 8 p.m.: “Rhapsody in Blue” at 100 with Simone Dinnerstein and The U.S. Air Force Band
Find more information here (registrations available 1/17/24)

Friday, Feb. 16, 8 p.m.: Melnikov-Faust-Queyras Trio
Find more information here (registrations available 1/17/24)

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m.: American Musicological Society Lecture: “The Luiz Heitor Corrêa de Azevedo Collection: Brazil-U.S. Musical Exchange and the Good Neighbor Policy”
Find more information here (registrations available 1/17/24)

Thursday, Feb. 29, 8 p.m.: Live! At the Library: Le Consort
Find more information here (registrations available 1/17/24)


Friday, Mar. 1, 5 p.m.: Screening of “Fandango at the Wall”
Find more information here (registrations available 1/17/24)

Friday, Mar. 1, 8 p.m.: Arturo O’Farrill Octet
Find more information here (registrations available 1/17/24)

Wednesday, Mar. 6, 7 p.m.: Screening of “The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith”
Find more information here (registrations available 1/17/24)

Friday, Mar. 8, 8 p.m.: The Baylor Project
Find more information here (registrations available 1/17/24)

Thursday, Mar. 14, 8 p.m.: Live! At the Library: So Percussion with Dominic “Shodekeh” Talifero
Find more information here (registrations available 1/17/24)


Tuesday, Apr. 2, 8 p.m.: Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XXI
Find more information here (registrations available 1/17/24)

Friday, Apr. 5, 8 p.m.: Christian Tetzlaff, Violin & Kirill Gerstein, Piano
Find more information here (registrations available 1/17/24)

Thursday, Apr. 11, 8 p.m.: Live! At the Library: Regina Carter, Violin & Xavier Davis, Piano
Find more information here (registrations available 1/17/24)

Thursday, Apr. 18, 8 p.m.: Live! At the Library: Kronos Quartet
Find more information here (registrations available 1/17/24)

Friday, Apr. 26, 8 p.m.: Marc-André Hamelin, Piano
Find more information here (registrations available 1/17/24)

Tuesday, Apr. 30, 8 p.m.: Les Violons du Roy with MILOŠ, Classical Guitar and Jonathan Cohen, Music Director
Find more information here (registrations available 1/17/24)


Thursday, May 9, 8 p.m.: Live! at the Library: PUBLIQuartet with Vijay Iyer, Piano
Find more information here (registrations available 1/17/24)

Friday, May 17, 8 p.m.: Takt Trio, Program I
Find more information here (registrations available 1/17/24)

Saturday, May 18, 2 p.m.: Takt Trio, Program II
Find more information here (registrations available 1/17/24)

Wednesday, May 22, 8 p.m.: Octets by Loeffler and Schubert
Find more information here (registrations available 1/17/24)

Wednesday, May 29, 7 p.m.: American Musicological Society Lecture: “Integration without Identification: NBC TV, Leontyne Price, and Opera Casting in the Civil Rights Era”
Find more information here (registrations available 1/17/24)


Saturday, June 15, 8 p.m.: Zephyros Winds with Audrey Andrist, Piano
Find more information here (registrations available 1/17/24)

Thursday, June 20, 5 p.m.: Screening of “Take Me to the River: New Orleans,” 5 p.m.
Find more information here (registrations available 1/17/24)

Thursday, June 20, 8 p.m.: Live! At the Library: Cha Wa
Find more information here (registrations available 1/17/24)

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