(Updated at 7:05 p.m. on 7/1/2021) With COVID-19 vaccines now widespread, some outdoor summer concerts and music festivals put on hold last year have sprung back to life. Across the Tysons area, there are several options for locals looking for free outdoor music.
The Boro (8350 Broad Street) at Tysons is hosting a series of free outdoor concerts every Thursday from 5:30-8 p.m.
- June 17: Jeff Herbert (this concert will run from 5-7:30 p.m.)
- June 24: Zach Cutler
- July 1: Justin Trawick
- July 8: Hand Painted Swinger
- July 15: Deanna Dove
- July 22: Elizabeth & Phil of The Breakaways (Acoustic) Duo
- July 29: Practically Einstein
- Aug. 5: Desert Shade
- Aug. 12: Moose Jaw
- Aug. 19: November Morning
- Aug. 26: Rock Creek Revival
- Sept. 2: David Thong Band
Nearby, Tysons Corner Center has ongoing live outdoor entertainment through October, with local musicians performing Thursdays and Fridays from 4-7 p.m. as well as Saturdays and Sundays from 2-7 p.m.
The Town of Vienna is hosting a “Summer on the Green” concert series on the Town Green every Friday and Sunday through August.
Concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. and are roughly an hour and a half in length. Alcohol is not permitted at the concerts, and attendees are asked to leave their pets at home. They are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs or blankets, though.
- June 25: US Navy Band Cruisers
- June 26: Musical Tour of the Freedom Struggle through Gospel Music (starts at 6 p.m.)
- July 3: Justice for All Concert (starts at 6 p.m.)
- July 9: US Army Band Swamp Romp
- July 10: Women Rock featuring Cathy Ponton King (correction: This concert is part of the Town of Vienna’s Liberty Amendments Month events celebrating the 19th Amendment, not the “Summer on the Green” series.)
- July 16: Sarah Bennett Swanner Band
- July 23: Shenandoah Run
- July 30: Fat Chance
- August 6: The Rockits
- August 13: US Navy Band Commodores
The McLean Community Center is hosting its annual Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park, with concerts starting at 5 p.m. on Sundays at 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd.
- June 16: Alphabet Rockers
- June 23: Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards
- June 30: Sonia de Los Santos
- July 7: DuPont Brass
- July 14: Frontiers Journey Tribute Band
- July 21: Justin Trawick and the Common Good
- July 28: Slippery When Wet: The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute
The City of Falls Church’s free outdoor concert series is returning for its 28th year after a pause last year due to the pandemic.
A partnership between the City of Falls Church Recreation and Parks Department and Village Preservation and Improvement Society (VPIS), the free concerts run every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Cherry Hill Park (312 Park Avenue).
Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or folding chair.
- June 17: Falls Church Concert Band (instrumental)
- June 24: Nomad (classic rock)
- July 1: Flowerbomb (alternative rock)
- July 8: Moonshine Society (blues)
- July 15: Andrew Acosta (roots)
- July 22: Lil’ Maceo (funk)
- July 29: Big Tow (rock and blues)
Photo via Town of Vienna/Facebook
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