DC Tango Festival

Washington, DC’s popular tango festival starts March 29, 2024 and ends April 20, 2024.

Sponsored by the Embassy of Argentina and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, this month-long festival brings you everything tango!

Dance, Music, Film, and Argentine wines. Check back regularly to see more events we’ve added closer to the date.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Piazzolla Strings with PASO musicians Introducing Holly Nelson, violin

Maestro Buslje leads his string musicians in an evening of Piazzolla’s nuevo tango, introducing PASO’s new concertmaster, Holly Nelson. Enjoy some of Piazzolla’s best: Vardarito, Escualo, Tango Ballet, and others.

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Embassy of Argentina
1600 New Hampshire Avenue N.W.

General Admission
$45, includes wine reception

For more information, call 202-590-4317

Friday, April 5, 2024

CUARTETO ROTTERDAM Milonga del Festival

Celebrate the 2024 DC Tango Festival with an evening of live tango music by the talented Cuarteto Rotterdam from Berlin, Germany. These four musicians perform tangos of the Golden Age of Tango from the 1940’s, highlighting the style of the grand orchestras of Di Sarli, Troilo, D’Arienzo, Pugliese, and Salgán, plus adding some contemporary tangos from Argentina and Europe.

Bring your tango dancing shoes and join them at the elegant ballroom at the Embassy of Argentina.

  • Michael Dolak (Germany) – bandoneón
  • Susanne Cordula Welsch (Germany) – violin
  • Judy Ruks (Netherlands) – piano
  • Facundo Leónidas Di Pietro (Argentina) – double bass

Wine reception included. $45 admission.
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Mariana and Berraute

Thursday, April 11, 2024

MARIANA QUINTEROS, Tango Singer With pianist, Anibal Berraute and bandoneón player, Javier Sanchez

Latin Grammy nominee, Mariana Quinteros, returns to the DC Tango Festival to perform songs from her latest recording. With PASO string musicians and guest artists, Anibal Berraute and Javier Sanchez.

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Embassy of Argentina
1600 New Hampshire Avenue N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20036

General Admission
$45, includes wine reception

For more information, call 202-590-4317

March 27, April 3, April 10 and April 17

TANGO WEDNESDAYS Learn to Dance Tango!

Minimal registration fee of $20 for all 4 classes !!!

Open to the Public!
Wednesdays 6:30 PM-7:30 PM

Dance tango in four lessons! Classes are for beginners and should be taken in order as each class builds progressively on the class before it. Do not wear tennis shoes or shoes with rubber soles. Must attend with a partner; no singles. Limited capacity.

Embassy of Uruguay
1913 I (Eye) Street NW.

Call 202-590-4317 for more information.

April 20, 2024


PASO’s popular signature tango show returns to the Kennedy Center with 30 musicians, 2 bandoneón players, and three pairs of award-winning international tango dancers. Authentic Argentine tango with selections from the old masters of the 20th century to the nuevo tango of Astor Piazzolla and today’s young composers. Maestro Buslje, a native of Argentina, brings authenticity to his complex arrangements of tango, thrilling audiences with the seductive combination of passion and elegance that is characteristic of Argentine tango. This show sells out fast, so buy your tickets now.

Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Show starts at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 7:00 PM
2700 F Street NW,
Washington, DC 20566

For more information, call 202-590-4317