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Free Local Summer Concert Venues

Its that time of year for all the summer concerts to begin in earnest! There are several venues in the Alexandria and Kingstowne areas that offer free concert series. So go ahead; grab blankets, chairs, a picnic and some friends and get ready for some fun music! No matter whether you are new to the area or if you are just looking for something new to experience, there is bound to be something for everyone’s taste. Here is a sampling of local events: 

Lee District Nights: held at Lee District Park Wednesday evenings at 7:30

June

23: Ruthie & the Wranglers (Roots/Rock)

30: Tom Paxton (Folk)

July

7: Annandale Brass Ensemble (Patriotic)

14: Holy Ghost Tent Revival (Indie Americana)

21: King Teddy (Swing)

28: David Bach Consort (Jazz)

August

4: Mama Jama (Reggae/Caribbean)

11: The Nighthawks (American Roots)

18: Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie (Traditional Bluegrass)

25: Sock Monkeys (Rock & Roll/Cover Band)

Mount Vernon Nights: held at Grist Mill Park Friday evenings at 7:30 

June

18: Justin Trawick (Urban Folk Rock)

25: Mambo Combo (Latin/Caribbean)

 July

2: The English Channel (British music from 60s & 70s)

9: Pietasters (Ska)

16: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s Dixieland Band (Dixieland)

23: Janine Wilson Band (Roots/Rock)

30: The Reunion Music Society Jass Orchestra (Jazz)

 August

 6: Yarawi (Andean)

13: Honor by August (Rock/Pop)

20: Squeeze Bayou (Cajun)

27: Andrew Acosta & Speedy Tolliver String Band (Folk/Bluegrass)

 Fort Hunt Summer Concert Series: held at Fort Hunt Park Sunday evenings at 7:00

 June

20: Falls Church Concert Band (Marches, light Classical, show medleys, American classics)

27: Vienna Community Band (Marches, light Classical, show medleys, American classics)

 July

11: Kings Park Brass Ensemble (classical, jazz, pop, swing)

18: Harmony Heritage Singers (Men’s 4-part Barbershop style chorus)

25: Main Street Community Band (Marches, light Classical, show medleys, American classics)

August

1: Potomac Harmony Chorus (Award-Winning Women’s 4-part Harmony Show Chorus)

8: Mystic Warriors (Fusion/New Age/Peruvian/Andean)

15: Mount Vernon Concert Band (Marches, light Classical, show medleys, American classics)

22: Alte Kameraden (German Festmusik)

29: Kings Park Concert Band (Marches, light Classical, show medleys, American classics)