Jazz is America’s music and the U.S. Navy Band Commodores, the Navy’s premier jazz ensemble, have been performing the very best of big band jazz for the Navy and the nation for over 40 years. Formed in 1969, this 18-member group continues the jazz big band legacy with some of the finest musicians in the world.

Led by Senior Chief Musician William C. Mulligan, the Commodores’ mission includes public concerts, national concert tours, ceremonial support in honoring our veterans, jazz education classes, and clinics, and protocol performances for high-level military and civilian government officials.

Check out their concert from 2016.


Concert-goers are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for sitting. Coolers are allowed, but no alcohol, please. Concessions are available from the Town’s food trailer located near the back of the parking lot, an ice cream truck is also stationed there for your enjoyment. A play area for children, the Kids’ Zone, allows parents to enjoy the concert while keeping an eye on the little ones.
Please note military concerts are usually about 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes due to their regulations. 

If a concert has to be canceled due to the weather we will post the information in the following locations:

• Town of La Plata website – on the home page and concert page
• Town of La Plata facebook page
• Call 301-934-8421 for a recorded message, press #7 for special events
• Town of La Plata emails – to sign up please send your email address to  cwilson@townoflaplata.org.