Fort Reno 2020

Update - August 10, 2020

Dear Friends,

I have gotten word from my National Park Service permits representative that the limit on 50 people including staff is remaining in effect until early October.

So, the concert series will continue to be postponed.

It is my understanding that permits are not seasonal so theoretically, weather dependent, we could have the first ever Fort Reno Fall Concert Series…or something. I’m not giving up on 2020.

I appreciate everyone who has been checking in and helping with our fundraising. Even if the concert series is adjusted this year, the operational costs don’t go away. All of the local venues are in the same boat right now and their futures are shaky. If you haven’t already, consider checking out if your favorite music venue needs support.

The DC area cannot afford to lose any live music venues. Jazz, blues, rock, classical, go-go, experimental - whatever the moniker, it’s music and we are all related.

As always updates will be posted here and @fortrenoconcerts.



While we still don't know if the concerts will happen this year, you can still show your support by making a donation and in return getting one of these great gifts as a show of our gratitude.

  • White Fort Reno T-shirt depicting a Microphone


  • Red Fort Reno T-shirt depicting a cicada


  • Green Fort Reno T-shirt depicting a person holding an umbrella


  • Black Fort Reno T-shirt depicting a hand holding an ice cream cone

    50th Anniversary

  • A post of a hand drawn person tuning a guitar


  • Donate $25 or more - Fort Reno T-shirt

    Cotton t-shirt featuring a design by Ryan Nelson. Choose from Microphone, Cicada, Van, or 50th Anniversary.

  • Donate $30 or more - Fort Reno Poster

    A 19x25 poster designed by Ryan Nelson and printed by Matt Michel.

  • Donate $65 or more - Fort Reno Vintage T-shirt Design Bundle

    All three of Ryan Nelson’s vintage Fort Reno t-shirt designs -- van, cicada, and microphone.

After you order we will email you directly to confirm t-shirt design and size. Thanks!