Lakefront Live is a series of FREE entertainment at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront!

CA is bringing back all of your favorites – like movies, local music acts and Dancin’ Under The People Tree.

But this year, you’re invited to a new series of internationally-recognized acts produced by the Columbia Festival of the Arts. This exciting lineup is all about celebrating the incredible diversity we enjoy here in Columbia. Plus, some of your favorite local restaurants are curating food and drink menus curated exclusively for these events. 

So come out. Kick back. Sit up. Get down. Whatever you choose, you have a place at the Lakefront.

Headline Concerts

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Check out the five headline event pages for special food and drink menus for each show!

All Upcoming Events

Dancin’ Under the People Tree

Sat, May 28 @ 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Join CA for this tradition of feel-good movement! Our fitness instructors welcome people of all ages...

Jurassic Park

Sat, May 28 @ 8:30 pm-10:30 pm
All movies begin at dusk (around 8:30pm in early summer and 8-8:15pm in late summer). All films are ...

Dancin’ Under the People Tree

Sat, June 4 @ 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Join CA for this tradition of feel-good movement! Our fitness instructors welcome people of all ages...

Avengers Endgame

Sat, June 4 @ 8:30 pm-10:30 pm
All movies begin at dusk (around 8:30pm in early summer and 8-8:15pm in late summer). All films are ...

Dancin’ Under the People Tree

Fri, June 17 @ 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Join CA for this tradition of feel-good movement! Our fitness instructors welcome people of all ages...

Movie Night: In The Heights

Fri, June 17 @ 8:30 pm-10:30 pm
All movies begin at dusk (around 8:30pm in early summer and 8-8:15pm in late summer). All films are ...

Rhonda Robinson Jazz Quartet

Sat, June 18 @ 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
Baltimore-based jazz vocalist/flutist Rhonda Robinson studied acting, voice, and dance at the Americ...

Secret Life of Pets: Part Two

Mon, June 20 @ 8:30 pm-10:30 pm
All movies begin at dusk (around 8:30pm in early summer and 8-8:15pm in late summer). All films are ...

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Fri, June 24 @ 8:30 pm-10:30 pm
All movies begin at dusk (around 8:30pm in early summer and 8-8:15pm in late summer). All films are ...

Sandra Dean Band

Sat, June 25 @ 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
The Sandra Dean Band combines gutsy guitar solos, revved up bass guitar, fervent drums, heartfelt ke...

Teen Talent Showcase

Sun, June 26 @ 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
CA’s International Exchange and Multicultural Program is proud to host three special nights of mul...

Pixar’s Onward

Mon, June 27 @ 8:30 pm-10:30 pm
All movies begin at dusk (around 8:30pm in early summer and 8-8:15pm in late summer). All films are ...

Dancin’ Under the People Tree

Fri, July 1 @ 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Join CA for this tradition of feel-good movement! Our fitness instructors welcome people of all ages...

Disney’s Encanto

Fri, July 1 @ 8:30 pm-10:30 pm
All movies begin at dusk (around 8:30pm in early summer and 8-8:15pm in late summer). All films are ...

The Rockits

Sat, July 2 @ 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
The Rockits consists of six experienced musicians who love to entertain, known as the best ‘Bo...

Dancin’ Under the People Tree

Fri, July 8 @ 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Join CA for this tradition of feel-good movement! Our fitness instructors welcome people of all ages...

King Richard

Fri, July 8 @ 8:30 pm-10:30 pm
All movies begin at dusk (around 8:30pm in early summer and 8-8:15pm in late summer). All films are ...

Edwin Ortiz Y La Mafia Del Guaguanco

Sat, July 9 @ 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
Edwin Ortiz Y La Mafia Del Guaguanco has been bringing the best of salsa music to the Washington DC...

Latin Night

Sun, July 10 @ 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
CA’s International Exchange and Multicultural Program is proud to host three special nights of mul...

Disney’s Tangled

Mon, July 11 @ 8:30 pm-10:30 pm
All movies begin at dusk (around 8:30pm in early summer and 8-8:15pm in late summer). All films are ...

Dancin’ Under the People Tree

Fri, July 15 @ 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Join CA for this tradition of feel-good movement! Our fitness instructors welcome people of all ages...

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Fri, July 15 @ 8:30 pm-10:30 pm
All movies begin at dusk (around 8:30pm in early summer and 8-8:15pm in late summer). All films are ...

Gayle Harrod Band

Sat, July 16 @ 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
With a blend of deep Blues, Soul, Jazz, Rock and R&B, The Gayle Harrod Band plunges the listener...

Janelia Soul

Sun, July 17 @ 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Nigerian-American independent artist, Janeliasoul developed her love of music while growing up in Ni...

Pixar’s WALL-E

Mon, July 18 @ 8:30 pm-10:30 pm
All movies begin at dusk (around 8:30pm in early summer and 8-8:15pm in late summer). All films are ...

Dancin’ Under the People Tree

Fri, July 22 @ 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Join CA for this tradition of feel-good movement! Our fitness instructors welcome people of all ages...

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Fri, July 22 @ 8:30 pm-10:30 pm
All movies begin at dusk (around 8:30pm in early summer and 8-8:15pm in late summer). All films are ...

Oracle

Sat, July 23 @ 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
Oracle is an exciting band that features rich vocal harmonies and a fat 12-15 piece musical sound fr...

Michelle Hannan & One Blue Night

Sun, July 24 @ 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Michelle Hannan & One Blue Night, a WAMMIE-nominated band based out of Frederick, MD, is one the...

The Mitchells VS The Machines

Mon, July 25 @ 8:30 pm-10:30 pm
All movies begin at dusk (around 8:30pm in early summer and 8-8:15pm in late summer). All films are ...

Dancin’ Under the People Tree

Fri, July 29 @ 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Join CA for this tradition of feel-good movement! Our fitness instructors welcome people of all ages...

Cruella

Fri, July 29 @ 8:30 pm-10:30 pm
All movies begin at dusk (around 8:30pm in early summer and 8-8:15pm in late summer). All films are ...

Soultet

Sat, July 30 @ 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
Established in 2015, SoulTET has since been entertaining the DC/Maryland/Virginia area with their un...

Ocho de Bastos

Sun, July 31 @ 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Ocho de Bastos (translation: Eight of Clubs) came to life when a group of young enthusiastic and pas...

Sing 2

Mon, August 1 @ 8:30 pm-10:30 pm
All movies begin at dusk (around 8:30pm in early summer and 8-8:15pm in late summer). All films are ...

Dancin’ Under the People Tree

Fri, August 5 @ 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Join CA for this tradition of feel-good movement! Our fitness instructors welcome people of all ages...

Pixar’s Soul

Fri, August 5 @ 8:30 pm-10:30 pm
All movies begin at dusk (around 8:30pm in early summer and 8-8:15pm in late summer). All films are ...

Bluetrain

Sat, August 6 @ 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
Established in 2014, Bluetrain is a four piece Bluegrass Band consisting of veteran musicians, Dave ...

Damon Foreman & Blue Funk

Sun, August 7 @ 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Damon Foreman has toured throughout the world playing many styles of music with major artists such a...

Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon

Mon, August 8 @ 8:30 pm-10:30 pm
All movies begin at dusk (around 8:30pm in early summer and 8-8:15pm in late summer). All films are ...

Dancin’ Under the People Tree

Fri, August 12 @ 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Join CA for this tradition of feel-good movement! Our fitness instructors welcome people of all ages...

Dune (2021)

Fri, August 12 @ 8:30 pm-10:30 pm
All movies begin at dusk (around 8:30pm in early summer and 8-8:15pm in late summer). All films are ...

I&I Riddim

Sat, August 13 @ 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
Prepare for an electrifying journey to the Caribbean. I&I Riddim is Washington DC’s three-...

Celebrating Columbia’s Sister Cities

Sun, August 14 @ 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
CA’s International Exchange and Multicultural Program is proud to host three special nights of mul...

Disney’s Togo

Mon, August 15 @ 8:30 pm-10:30 pm
All movies begin at dusk (around 8:30pm in early summer and 8-8:15pm in late summer). All films are ...

Dancin’ Under the People Tree

Fri, August 19 @ 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Join CA for this tradition of feel-good movement! Our fitness instructors welcome people of all ages...

Black Widow

Fri, August 19 @ 8:30 pm-10:30 pm
All movies begin at dusk (around 8:30pm in early summer and 8-8:15pm in late summer). All films are ...

TMD & the Brass Soulution

Sat, August 20 @ 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
TMD performs a mix of recognizable covers and original music covering R&B, Soul, Pop, Funk, and ...

Diamond Alley

Sun, August 21 @ 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Diamond Alley, one of Washington D.C.’s most popular bands, is a 5 piece Dance/Rock and Variet...

Pixar’s Luca

Mon, August 22 @ 8:30 pm-10:30 pm
All movies begin at dusk (around 8:30pm in early summer and 8-8:15pm in late summer). All films are ...

Dancin’ Under the People Tree

Fri, August 26 @ 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Join CA for this tradition of feel-good movement! Our fitness instructors welcome people of all ages...

Disney’s Jungle Cruise (2021)

Fri, August 26 @ 8:15 pm-10:30 pm
All movies begin at dusk (around 8:30pm in early summer and 8-8:15pm in late summer). All films are ...

Tony Roy and Yawd Lynk

Sat, August 27 @ 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
Yawd Lynk is made up of Tony Roy, Earl Michelin, Trevor Hibbert, and Paapa Nyarkoh. Yawd Lynk has pe...

Columbia Concert Band/Jazz

Sun, August 28 @ 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Columbia Bands, Inc. is a community-focused performance organization comprised of three different en...

Dancin’ Under the People Tree

Fri, September 2 @ 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Join CA for this tradition of feel-good movement! Our fitness instructors welcome people of all ages...

The Lost City

Fri, September 2 @ 8:15 pm-10:30 pm
All movies begin at dusk (around 8:30pm in early summer and 8-8:15pm in late summer). All films are ...

Hi Fi! Soul Band

Sat, September 3 @ 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
Since 2015, The Hi Fi! Soul Band (Formerly The Foundation Band) has taken audiences on a musical jou...

Jill Fulton

Sun, September 4 @ 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Jill Fulton’s LIVE Band plays covers and originals of country, blues, classic rock and soul. H...

Pixar’s Coco

Mon, September 5 @ 8:15 pm-10:30 pm
All movies begin at dusk (around 8:30pm in early summer and 8-8:15pm in late summer). All films are ...

Dancin’ Under the People Tree

Sat, September 10 @ 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Join CA for this tradition of feel-good movement! Our fitness instructors welcome people of all ages...

Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

Sat, September 10 @ 8:15 pm-10:30 pm
All movies begin at dusk (around 8:30pm in early summer and 8-8:15pm in late summer). All films are ...

James Bond: No Time to Die

Sat, September 17 @ 8:15 pm-10:30 pm
In No Time to Die (PG13), James Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when Felix Le...

Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Sat, September 24 @ 8:15 pm-10:30 pm
In Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (PG13), Dr. Stephen Strange casts a fo...

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Sat, October 1 @ 8:15 pm-10:30 pm
In Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (PG13), Albus Dumbledore assigns Newt and his allies ...

All cancelations will be posted on Columbia Association’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Please check those social media pages for the latest updates!

CA is proud to work with our community partners to make Columbia your destination for summer! For a full line-up of events in Downtown Columbia, check out DestinationDowntown2022.org.