Location

Bethesda, Maryland

The Bethesda Summer Music Festival is held in the Historical Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, Maryland. Bethesda is conveniently located within the Washington DC-Metro area. It is conveniently located near the District’s downtown and historical areas.  Within the town of Bethesda, there are hotel accommodations, some of DC’s best fine dining, and historical monuments and buildings.  Bethesda is located on the Washington Metro system —  a short walk from Bethesda Presbyterian Church.


Bethesda Presbyterian Church

BPC is an historical building and congregation.  BPC’s history stretches back to the early 1700’s and the current sanctuary holds some of the most beautiful stained glass windows in the area.  Since it’s founding in 1723, the church has survived through revolution, slavery, fire, civil war, segregation, and schism within the congregation.  The current building has been used since 1926 and features a lovely sanctuary with great acoustical quality.  The building also provides rooms and stages for rehearsal, master classes, and other activities within the music festival.  BPC has been host of the Bethesda Summer Music festival since 2001.

“The area is great!  In my downtime, I visited the White House,
the monuments, and sang in a beautiful, historical building.
Overall, the location was an added bonus to my summer!”

Brendan Sliger, Festival Participant, 2005.

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