Arts and Entertainment
June 1, 2016From: Lee District Park and RECenter
This series of free public concerts features a wide variety of musical acts from jazz to big band, classic to bluegrass, and swing to folk and vintage rock 'n roll. We encourage you to enjoy an al fresco musical evening with family and friends. Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket and sit back and enjoy the show.
Schedule of Events:
June 01, 2016
David Bach Consort
The David Bach Consort is a spirited and eclectic group that excites crowds with unique musical entertainment. They have performed at the historic Blues Alley, Jazzmatazz with B.B. King, Washington's Taste of DC, the Rosslyn Jazz Festival, Baltimore's Jazzy Summer Nights at City Hall, Artscape, Virginia Wine Festival and the Lancaster Jazz Festival.
June 08, 2016
The Revelers, founding members of the Red Stick Ramblers and The Pine Leaf Boys unquestionably the two groups at the vanguard of the Louisiana cultural renaissance have joined together to form a Louisiana Supergroup which combines swamp-pop, Cajun, country, blues and zydeco into a powerful tonic of roots music that could only come from Southwest Louisiana.
June 15, 2016
Natty Beaux is a new fun-lovin', finger-snappin', hoppin' and boppin' combo featuring musicians from Billy Coulter Band, The Junkyard Saints, Alexandria Kleztet and Western Bop. Folks just cant sit still when they hear em play toe-tappin numbers from Louis Prima, Ray Charles, Louis Jordan, Bobby Darin, Elvis, Gene Vincent, Nat King Cole, Jerry Lee Lewis and more.
June 22, 2016
The Pietasters have been serving up explosive live performances for 17 years. Their newest album, All Day, captures the high-energy musicianship, rockin tunes and brotherly camaraderie that is the foundation for their rock-steady reputation.
June 29, 2016
Patsy's Honky Tonk Torch & Twang
Patsy's Honky Tonk Torch & Twang, performs classic country and honky tonk music in the Baltimore/Washington area. They mix it upÃ¿with some other styles thrown in for good measurea little Western swing, some rockabilly, a few jazz standards, and plenty of Patsy Cline!Ã¿Ã¿We have it alla little torcha little twang!
July 06, 2016
The David Kitchen Band
David Kitchen is a prolific singer-songwriter and guitarist from Virginia who's been active on the mid-Atlantic music scene for the past 20 years. His Wammie awards include Songwriter of the Year, Song of the Year, If Love is Blind, and Best Debut Album, Live at the Sunset Grille, with the Thrillbillys.
July 13, 2016
City of Fairfax Concert Band
Founded in 1969, the City of Fairfax Band is one of the area's best-known community ensembles, bringing enjoyment to audiences of all ages with pop-style concerts of light classical, Broadway, jazz, film and patriotic music.
July 20, 2016
East of Monroe
East of Monroe's music explores swing, country, folk, pop, jazz, and bluegrass within tasteful arrangements of contemporary and traditional songs as well as original compositions. Deep experience and tight vocal harmony - together with fresh original songwriting - combine to offer a brand new and unique sound on the American acoustic music scene.
July 27, 2016
Squeeze Bayou Cajun Band, based in the DC area, plays traditional Cajun and zydeco dance music from southwestern Louisiana, specializing in two steps and waltzes. Their blend of musical styles also includes country, blues and Creole.
August 03, 2016
The United States Navy - Sea Chanters
The United States Navy Band Sea Chanters chorus is the official chorus of the United States Navy. The Sea Chanters perform music ranging from traditional choral music, including the sea chantey, to Broadway musicals. They are one of the most dynamic vocal ensembles in the country, frequently found at the center of our most important national events, including the 55th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony in 2005.
August 10, 2016
Hard Swimmin' Fish
Hard Swimmin Fish is an ensemble deeply rooted in the traditions of American music. Their down home roots sound pilfers from the best that early American music has to offer including blues, jazz, funk and swing, and churn it all up into a spicy brew that is familiar yet uniquely our own. Their shows are an infectious, danceable, roots music throwdown. Grab your dancing shoes and a partner. Well see you on the dance floor.
August 17, 2016
Patty Reese Band
Patty Reese's attitude with soulful expression and her powerhouse pipes are influenced by the likes of Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. Her standout vocal style encompasses pop, blues, folk and rock. Whether performing solo acoustic, duo or with a full band, Patty considers herself fortunate to be sharing the stage on any given night with some of the most celebrated talent on the East Coast.
August 24, 2016
Founded in 1994, Swing Shift was originally the amalgamation of refugees from several DC-area bands, including the Bob Louis Big Band, the Kingsmen, Bifocals, Central Heat, the Redskins Band, and the Post-Nuclear Jazz Society. Since its formation, this rag tag crew has been swinging the Washington, DC metro area and beyond offering up the gold standard of the American Songbook. From the classic Big Band repertoire, through the Swing Era, Vocals, jazz and even party-down rock numbers, Swing Shift make an event the talked about gathering of the year! Swing Shift performs at a wide range of venues including the Corcoran Art Gallery, the Kennedy Center, the Washington Hilton, the Fairfax Elks Lodge, the Loudoun Golf and Country Club, and the Sterling Golf and Swim Club. The band can be seen regularly at Blues Alley, Washington, DC's premiere jazz club.
August 31, 2016
The Nighthawks have earned a reputation as one of the best and hardest-working bands around. Among the first white-boy blues bands of its generation, the group is noted for the high energy of its phenomenal live shows.
Date: June 1 - August 31, 2016
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m
Location: Lee District Park Amphitheater, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia, VA 22310
For More Information - http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/lee-distrct-nights.htm