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Ride MARC, See a Free Concert This Weekend

The National Symphony Orchestra will perform two shows on Saturday at Union Station.

MARC riders can see the National Symphony Orchestra for free on Saturday. (Credit: Tim Lemke)
MARC riders can see the National Symphony Orchestra for free on Saturday. (Credit: Tim Lemke)
MARC riders heading into Washington, DC this weekend can see a free show from the National Symphony Orchestra. 

The NSO will perform for free on Saturday at Union Station at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. All music selections will be travel-related, according to an email to MARC riders. 

In addition to the concert, the NSO will have a "musical instrument petting zoo," from 1:30-2:30 p.m., allowing visitors to meet musicians and see their instruments. 

MARC rolled out weekend service on Dec. 7. Tickets are the same price as during the week and weekly and monthly passes are honored. 
J.P. Nolan January 11, 2014 at 11:28 AM
Just to refresh everyone's memory, the new gasoline taxes are funding weekend MARC service. This is one of O'Malley's programs designed to get him a future cabinet position in any future Democratic White House. Did you know that the new gas taxes are being used to send multiple emails to MARC riders to encourage them to ride MARC to enjoy the concerts in DC this weekend? Is this an effective use of taxpayer monies? This is another example of Democratic Pork Barrel funding that makes Maryland famous, just like the Light Rail promoted by the late Governor Willy Don Schaefer.
Bryant January 11, 2014 at 09:08 PM
Maybe we shouldn't necessarily be using transportation funds from one modality and pushing it towards another. That does mean that if gas tax were to pay for roads, it would have to be increased by another 40-50 cents a gallon, though...
Jason S. January 13, 2014 at 08:33 AM
You're right Nolan. I hear e-mails are very expensive to send, especially multiple e-mails.

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