Trust for the National Mall announces free ticket lottery for Landmark Music Festival

1,000 General Admission Tickets to be Given Away for Festival to Support the National Mall

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Kristine Fitton


May 21, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C.   The Trust for the National Mall announced today a public lottery for free tickets to the two-day Landmark Music Festival.

The lottery site will go live at 9:00 a.m. EST May 21 and will remain open until 5:00 p.m. EST May 27.  That evening, 500 winning names will be randomly drawn and all entrants will be notified of the results by email the following day. Each winner will receive two (2) general admission tickets for the first-of-its-kind festival featuring headliners Drake, The Strokes and alt-J among a line-up of more than 40 performers.   

The lottery is in keeping with the Trust’s commitment to maintain America’s front yard as a welcoming space for all people.

“Landmark Music Festival is an incredible opportunity for us to build awareness and support for our work to restore the National Mall, and we want everyone to have a chance to join us,” said Caroline Cunningham, president of the Trust for the National Mall. “The National Mall belongs to all of us, and we all have a stake in ensuring its future.”

Announced last month, the Landmark Music Festival will take place on multiple stages September 26 and 27 in West Potomac Park. The world-class music festival will serve as an educational event, highlighting the historic and cultural significance of the National Mall, and as a vehicle for increasing volunteerism and grassroots funding to help restore the park. The festival will play a key role in the Trust’s new grassroots campaign, which aims to increase stewardship of the National Mall nationwide, and particularly among young adults.

“Landmark Music Festival is, quite simply, great music for a great cause,” Cunningham noted. “This is our nation’s common ground, and we want this festival to spark a movement among people across the country to preserve this iconic park and the American values it represents.”

The Trust is working to raise awareness, participation and funding from the public to address a growing amount of deferred maintenance and needed upgrades to the infrastructure of the park.  It’s been nearly 40 years since the National Mall’s last major renovation, and persistent environmental erosion and disrepair have presented an urgent need to fix the parkland’s failed ecology and its crumbling historic landmarks, including the beloved Thomas Jefferson Memorial

The festival will support this work while celebrating America’s diversity – a key tenet of the National Mall – through a wide range of musical styles, art and cuisine. On-site educational activities will underscore the shared values and history of the park.

For those who want to guarantee their place at the event, tickets and a full line-up of performers are available now at

About the Trust for the National Mall

The Trust for the National Mall is an official partner of the National Park Service dedicated to sustainably restoring and improving the National Mall.  The National Mall – the iconic grounds stretching from the U.S. Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial that hosts 29 million visits a year – is facing a backlog of well more than $500 million in deferred repairs and $350 million in needed upgrades.  The Trust split the cost of restoring the earthquake-damaged Washington Monument with the federal government and is extending this public-private partnership model to other high-impact projects designed to preserve the grounds and structures that honor America’s history, heroes and hope. For more information on the Trust for the National Mall, please visit or follow us on Facebook (, Twitter (@TheNationalMall) and Instagram (@TheNationalMall).