The Town of Vienna’s summer concert series will still happen — just not at the Town Green.
Audiences for “Summer on the Green” will instead watch the concerts via Facebook Live or at local businesses at 6:30 p.m. on Fridays.
The town announced on its website that the changes are due to safety concerns with COVID-19.
People will be able to make song requests and play trivia and virtual bingo to win prizes, according to the town. “If you miss the live shows, you can watch later on Facebook or on Youtube,” the website says.
Here’s the line-up:
- July 10: The Sarah Bennett Swanner Band
- July 17: Richard Walton Group
- July 24: Karl Stoll and the Danger Zone
- July 31: TBA
- Aug. 7: Big Bad JuJu
- Aug. 14: The Hot Lanes Trio with Bobby Jasinski
The town and the Rotary Club of Vienna, along with other sponsors, host the series of free performances.
The Vienna Business Association is encouraging businesses to sign up to stream the concerts.
Photo via Town of Vienna/Facebook
The show(s) won’t go on at Wolf Trap this summer.
The performing arts center recently announced the cancellation of its 2020 summer season. Concerns about spreading COVID-19 prompted the decision, Wolf Trap Foundation’s President and CEO Arvind Manocha said in a press release.
“For the first time in nearly 50 years, the Filene Center and Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods at Wolf Trap National Park and The Barns at Wolf Trap will not host live performances from May through September,” Manocha said.
Wolf Trap has a list of performances originally scheduled from late May to mid-September that shows whether the show has been canceled or rescheduled.
The summer concert line-up included Pitbull, John Legend and Train among the list of performers.
“The continued health and well-being of the Wolf Trap community of patrons, artists, and staff are of paramount importance to us,” Manocha said. “Concern for the welfare of all makes summer gatherings for performances unfeasible.”
The Wolf Trap Foundation created the Music Moves Us Fund to collect donations for education and community initiatives, along with helping the foundation’s operations and promotion of new artists.
People with tickets for summer shows can donate all or part of their tickets to the fund, exchange them for Wolf Trap gift cards or get refunds, according to the press release.
While in-person shows are canceled, Wolf Trap is pursuing digital opportunities this summer for patrons and artists.
More from the press release:
The foundation will be developing and distributing new content this summer from the Barns and the National Park, bringing music from its iconic locations to audiences and reminding all of the grandeur of its performance spaces.
Wolf Trap Opera’s 2020 residency program has been refashioned to continue to provide training and digital performance opportunities for the very best emerging talent in the field; more information about the re-tooled program can be found here.
Wolf Trap’s education programs also continue to be a valued resource for teachers, parents, caregivers, and children in the DC metro area and throughout the country by providing a variety of services through digital and virtual platforms.
BREAKING: For the first time in Wolf Trap history, summer performances at the Filene Center and Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods are cancelled. More → https://t.co/NQqXvzoLoR pic.twitter.com/XMjptdq3nb
— Wolf Trap (@Wolf_Trap) May 22, 2020
Photo via Wolf Trap/Facebook
A variety of performers are set to come to Wolf Trap this month, ranging from an alternative soul singer to a group that combines bagpipes and fiddles with classic rock.
Tomorrow (Thursday), award-winning R&B singer-songwriter Liv Warfield is set to perform at 8 p.m.
“Warfield was hand-selected by Prince to be a part of his backing bands New Power Generation and 3rdEyeGirl,” her bio says, adding that her sound is influenced by Nina Simone, Etta James and Mary J. Blige. Tickets start at $27.
The list of Wolf Trap events in March:
- March 5: Liv Warfield
- March 11: Enter The Haggis
- March 12: Riders in the Sky
- March 13: Aoife O’Donovan
- March 16-17: Ladysmith Black Mambazo
- March 19: Rodney Crowell
- March 20: The 5th Dimension
- March 25-28: The Second City
Photo via Wolf Trap
Updated 3/3/2020 — Wolf Trap added new performers including Pitbull and Elvis Costello & The Imposters to its summer line-up. An updated list is below with the new concerts.
Summer is still several months away, but the Filene Center at Wolf Trap recently unveiled its summer lineup, which will feature several Irish music and dance, along with John Legend.
Tysons Reporter rounded up the noteworthy concerts coming to the outdoor amphitheater.
- May 28: The Head and the Heart
- May 29: MAZE featuring Frankie Beverly, Keith Sweat
- May 30: Yacht Rock Revue
- June 3: Celtic Woman
- June 4: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
- June 10: Elvis Costello & The Imposters (newly added)
- June 11: Andrew BirdCalexico and Iron & Wine
- June 14: A.R. RAHMAN
- June 18-21: Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show
- June 23: Indigo Girls and Ani DiFranco
- June 26: John Prine & Emmylou Harris
- June 28: Pink Martini
- June 30: King Crimson
- July 7-8: Steely Dan with Steve Winwood
- July 14: Straight No Chaser
- July 15: Barenaked Ladies
- July 21-22: Tedeschi Trucks Band
- July 26: Fantasia (newly added)
- July 29: The National
- July 30: Greensky Bluegrass and The Wood Brothers (newly added)
- Aug. 1-2: Steve Martin and Martin Short
- Aug. 8: Grace Potter and the Marcus King Band (newly added)
- Aug. 12: Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan,Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile
- Aug. 13: Goo Goo Dolls
- Aug. 15: David Gray
- Aug. 18: Train
- Aug. 19: Ziggy Marley & Stephen Marley
- Aug. 21: John Legend
- Aug. 22: Mary Chapin Carpenter
- Aug. 28: Little Big Town
- Aug. 30: Pitbull (newly added)
- Sept. 18: The Avett Brothers
Photo via Wolf Trap
The Weekly Planner is a roundup of interesting events coming up over the next week in the Tysons area.
We’ve scoured the web for events of note in Tysons, Vienna, Merrifield, McLean and Falls Church. Know of any we’ve missed? Tell us!
Tysons Reporter also complied a list of events to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Wednesday (Feb. 12)
- Lovin’ Our Library Open House — 2 to 6 p.m. at The Mary Riley Styles Public Library (120 N. Virginia Ave) — This event invites people to play mini-golf through the adult fiction section and enjoy crafts for all ages in the children’s room. This event is free for the public.
Thursday (Feb. 13)
- 1Million Cups Fairfax 2 Year Anniversary — 6 to 9 p.m at Chima Steakhouse (8010 Towers Crescent Drive) — 1Million Cups, a networking opportunity for entrepreneurs, is hosting a dinner party. Appetizers will be complementary and a cash bar is available.
Friday (Feb. 14)
- Valentine’s Day Murder Mystery — 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Maggiano’s Little Italy (2001 International Drive) — Guests can enjoy a murder mystery party where they take part in a seated dinner and evening of activities. The tickets are $100 and include dinner and the event, which begins at 6 p.m.
- St. Valentine’s Day Release Party — 5 to 11:30 p.m. at Falls Church Distillers (442 S. Washington Street) — Falls Church Distillers is releasing their Churn Burn aged in habanero porter beer barrels. Attendees can enjoy live music and specials.
- Celtic Music Concert — 8 to 10 p.m. at Cherry Hills Farmhouse (223 Little Falls Street) — This event invites people to enjoy live Celtic music. Tickets are $15 ahead of time or $20 at the door.
Saturday (Feb. 15)
- $5 Comedy Night — 7 p.m. until midnight at The State Theatre (220 N. Washington Street) — This event will feature a variety of local talent. All are welcome but those under 18 need to be accompanied by a parent.
Photo via the City of Falls Church
The new year will usher in a new series of concerts at Wold Trap.
On Sunday (Jan 12), Will Liverman, on the baritone, and Ken Noda, on the piano, will take the stage to perform “Die Winterreise.” The performance will take place at 3 p.m.
Tickets start at $42 and can be purchased online. This show does not have an intermission.
An Evening With JD Souther gives the audience a chance to listen to his music inspired by Southern California. He will perform on Jan. 15. The show will begin at 8 p.m. and the tickets are $42.
At 8 p.m. on Jan. 17, Bailen will perform. The group blends together folk-rock with pop influences to earn a spot on Sofar Sounds’ 2018 artist watch list. Tickets start at $22.
Concert-goers can pretend they are in the tropics from Jan. 24-25 when the Masters of Hawaiian Music takes the stage. Tickets start at $27 and the performances begin at 8 p.m. both evenings.
The concerts for the month will wrap up with two evenings of International Guitar Night from Jan. 29-30. To celebrate the 20th anniversary, the event page promises a diverse lineup with artists from around the world. Tickets begin at $32 and the events will take place at 8 p.m. both evenings.
Image via Bailen/Facebook
This November, Wolf Trap returns with new concerts and events.
On Wednesday (Nov.11), D.C. pianist John Eaton will perform songs and stories for the audience, according to the event page. Tickets start at $27 and the event will begin at 11:30 a.m. at The Barns (1635 Trap Road).
Folk singer and guitarist Trace Bundy will take the stage for a performance a few days later on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. He is known for his harmonics, looping and multiple caps, according to the event website. Tickets start at $27.
The season will wrap up with three events of performances by Sutton Foster, a Tony Award-winning singer, on Nov. 23-24. Tickets to her performance start at $67 and doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The list of Wolf Trap events in November:
- Nov. 6: Modern Warrior Live
- Nov. 7: The Quebe Sisters
- Nov. 8: Max Weinberg’s Jukebox
- Nov. 9: Leo Kottke
- Nov. 10: John Eaton
- Nov. 14: Trace Bundy
- Nov. 15 and Nov. 16: The Silkroad Ensemble
- Nov. 20: Brian Newman
- Nov. 21: Amy Helm
- Nov. 22: Escher String Quartet with Jason Vieaux on guitar
- Nov. 23 and Nov. 24: Sutton Foster
Photo via Wolf Trap
Wolf Trap has a variety of acts lined up for October.
After a short break at the end of summer, the venue will kick off the season on Thursday, Oct. 10, with a performance by singer and songwriter Lucy Kaplansky.
Tickets to Kaplansky’s show are on sale now and start at $28. The performance begins at 6:30 p.m. at The Barns (1635 Trap Road).
Later in the month, The Pat McGee Band will headline two shows on Thursday, Oct. 17, and Friday, Oct. 18, due to popular demand. As a Virginia based rock band, they have played alongside The Who, Counting Crows, Fleetwood Mac and James Taylor, according to their website. Tickets start at $37 and doors open at 6:30 p.m. both nights.
The list of Wolf Trap events in October:
- Oct. 10: Lucy Kaplansky
- Oct. 11: Rain Over Shine
- Oct. Flamenco Legends
- Oct. 17 and 18: Pat McGee Band
- Oct. 19: Jesse Cook
- Oct. 20: Magpie
- Oct. 27: David Finckel on cello with pianist Wu Han
- Oct. 30 and 31: George Winston
Photo via Wolf Trap
A few big names are coming to the Filene Center at Wolf Trap in September before summer ends.
Finally, the venue will host The Gipsy Kings — a group of flamenco, salsa and pop musicians from France that is nearing its 30th anniversary.
Tickets start at $39.50 and include a digital download of The Gipsy King’s upcoming album.
The list of Wolf Trap events in September:
- Sept. 1: UB40 and Shaggy
- Sept. 3: Mary J. Blige
- Sept. 5: Jennifer Hudson and the National Symphony Orchestra
- Sept. 6: The Piano Guys
- Sept. 7: Kacey Musgraves
- Sept. 8: Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes, Tonino Baliardo
The full Wolf Trap schedule is available online.
Photo via Wolf Trap
Earlier this summer, the mall hosted a free summer concert series. Now, the series is back with one more show Friday (July 26)at 6:30 p.m.
Gokey, a gospel and Christian singer, recently released a new album called “Haven’t Seen It Yet.”
Attendees can bring chairs, blankets and sunglasses on a first-come, first-served basis for space.
Photo via Danny Gokey/Facebook