SHIFT Festival/Washington DC Travel Info



We're so glad you're interested in joining us in Washington, D.C. for our SHIFT Festival concert at the Kennedy Center on Tuesday, March 28.

For tickets (all seats $25), click here to purchase online or call Shelley Sampson at 303.449.1343 (11 AM-4 PM Mondays through Fridays, plus other times as available). We have reserved center section seats for our group. Tickets will be ready for you to pick up at the Kennedy Center's will call at the concert.

We are not offering airline travel reservations at this time. However, if you are interested in flying to DC on the same flights as the orchestra (departing March 27, returning March 29), please contact Shelley about reserving seats as part of our group.

Book your trip soon – hotels are filling up quickly for the Cherry Blossom Festival!

Click here for info on getting to the Kennedy Center

Recommended Hotels

Sheraton SuitesSheraton Suites Old Town Alexandria
801 North Saint Asaph Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Group rate: $189 per night (plus 14.5% tax) – includes a free buffet breakfast
Boulder Phil orchestra members will be staying here

All units in this hotel are two-room suites, with a king bed in one room plus a full-sized pull-out sofa with a "Sweet Sleep" mattress in the other room, accommodating up to four people. This hotel is roughly 20 minutes from The Kennedy Center and easily accessible by public transportation from Washington DC.  It is just 6 blocks from the Braddock Metro station and 4 blocks from the Mount Vernon Trail along the Potomac River. There is a grocery store across the street and a Trader Joe’s and Starbucks a block away. It’s located in a peaceful and quiet part of Old Town and is 13 minutes walking distance from bustling King Street.

To reserve:
Call Shelley Sampson at 303.449.1343 or email to make arrangements.


River InnThe River Inn
924 25th Street NW,
Washington, DC 20037

Group rate: $269 per night (plus 14.5% tax) – breakfast not included (restaurant located onsite)
Boulder Phil's maestro and guest artists will be staying here

This hotel is a 10-minute walk from the Kennedy Center. It features spacious suites with full kitchens as well as a comfortable dining & living area. Guests enjoy beautiful views of the Potomac River and it is a short walk to the picturesque shops and restaurants of Georgetown. The National Mall, Smithsonian Institute, and White House are all just a quick metro ride away.

To reserve:
Call the hotel directly at 202.337.7600 by Monday, February 27, and mention that you are with the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra Group. All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.