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
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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
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!
Tuesday (June 25)
- Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo — 7-10 p.m. at Wolf Trap (1645 Trap Road) — Artists Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo — known for their songs like “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” and “Love is a Battlefield” — are performing at Wolf Trap as part of a 40th anniversary tour. Tickets are $35 with gates opening at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday (June 26)
- My Neighbor Totoro — 7-9 p.m. at Angelika Film Center & Café at Mosaic (2911 District Avenue) — Studio Ghibli classic My Neighbor Totoro will be on the big screen in the Mosaic District on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Thursday at 11 a.m. Tickets are $14.50.
Thursday (June 27)
- Diana Ross at Wolf Trap — 8-11 p.m. at Wolf Trap (1551 Trap Road) — Motown artist Diana Ross — the singer for classics like “I’m Coming Out” and “Stop! In the Name of Love” — will be performing at Wolf Trap this Thursday. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 for lawn seating.
Friday (June 28)
- Summer Concert with Tauren Wells — 6:30-8 p.m. at Tysons Corner Center (1961 Chain Bridge Road) — WGTS 91.9’s concert series continues with Grammy-nominated artist Tauren Wells. The concert is free at The Plaza (near Lord & Taylor) on Friday. Space is first-come, first-served and attendees are invited to bring their own chair or blanket.
- Macbeth Premiere — 8-8:30 at 1st Stage (1524 Spring Hill Road) — The 1st Stage Theater will host a production of The Scottish Play by Britches and Hose Theatre Company. The play premieres on Friday, but will have showings at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Saturday (June 29)
- Yoga at Tysons Biergarten — 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Tysons Biergarten (8346 Leesburg Pike) — An hourlong, all-levels yoga event will be held inside the beer hall of Tysons Biergarten. Online tickets are $25 and walk-in tickets are $30. Tickets include a chip for a beverage after the class.
- Junior Ranger Day — 12-3 p.m. at Wolf Trap (1551 Trap Road) — Children ages 5-12 are invited out to an event at Wolf Trap where they can be a ranger for a day, engaging in scavenger hunts and various ranger programs.
- Feast for Fireworks Tasting Event — 12-4 p.m. at Balducci’s Food Lover’s Market (6655 Old Dominion Drive) — Balducci’s has prepared an early Independence Day celebration. The market is planning to include a grill event and a selection of “summer essentials” for upcoming barbecues.
- Back to the ’90s: Incubus Tribute — 7 p.m. at Jammin’ Java (227 E. Maple Avenue) — Jammin’ Java is hosting a ’90s throwback evening with a celebration of Incubus on the 20th anniversary of the band. The evening will feature Incubus tributes from other bands. Tickets are $15 for general admission.
Photo via Wolf Trap/Facebook
The Town of Vienna’s free monthly block parties this summer will start on Friday (June 21).
Featuring live music, food trucks and activities, the summer block parties are called “Chillin’ on Church” because they take place on Church Street between Dominion and Mill roads.
Here is the live music line-up:
- June 21: The Deja Gruv Band, playing R&B, funk and soul
- July 19: Mudlark, a classic rock and blues group
- Aug. 16: Big Bad JuJu, a rock and dance cover band
- Sept. 20: Hard Swimmin’ Fish, a jazz and funk ensemble
The summer block parties are from 6:30-9:30 p.m. every third Friday this summer.
The food truck list for this Friday has nearly a dozen vendors, including:
- Ben and Jerry’s
- Blue City Food — Indian street food
- Chix N Stix — wings, chicken tenders, hot dogs and fries
- Crepe Love Truck
- DC Korean BBQ Taco Box
- DC Slices — thin-crust pizza and tater tots
- Kona Ice of North Fairfax County — shaved ice
- N.C. Ribs on Wheels — barbecue, ribs, turkey legs and more
- Stay Cheesy Food Truck
- Tapas Truck DC
- Urban Bumpkin BBQ
While blankets and lawn chairs are welcome, alcohol not purchased at the party and pets are not.
Photo courtesy Town of Vienna
The City of Falls Church’s free summer concert series will return this week.
Now in its 27th year, the annual City of Falls Church Concerts in the Park series highlights local musicians with a show every Thursday this summer at 7 p.m. in Cherry Hill Park (312 Park Avenue).
The lineup this year:
- June 20: Falls Church Concert Band, playing concert music
- June 27: Mountain Fish, a Southern rock and country group
- July 4: to be determined
- July 11: Korybantes, playing ’80s, ’90s and modern rock hits
- July 18: Soul Stew, a Motown band
- July 25: Big Tow, an alternative and blues band
- Aug. 1: Big Howdy, a progressive bluegrass band
Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket and a picnic dinner. If it starts to rain, the concert will get moved to the Falls Church Community Center (223 Little Falls Street).
The performer for the Fourth of July concert, which will take place at George Mason High School (7124 Leesburg Pike), has not been named yet.
Image via City of Falls Church
A free summer concert series will kick off Friday (June 7) in the Town of Vienna.
The town partnered with the Rotary Club of Vienna and other sponsors on the “Summer on the Green Concert Series.”
The concerts start at 6:30 p.m. — unless otherwise noted — on Fridays at the Vienna Town Green (144 E. Maple Avenue).
Friday performance schedule:
- June 7: Vienna Idol
- June 14: Nowhere Men, an acoustic Beatles tribute band
- June 21: Chillin’ on Church featuring the Deja Gruv Band
- June 28: Sarah Bennett Swanner playing country and blues Covers
- July 5: U.S. Navy Band Commodores, a big band jazz ensemble
- July 12: Fat Chance playing rock music
- July 19: Chillin’ on Church featuring Mudlark
- July 26: U.S. Army Band playing Louisiana jazz and folk
- August 2: The Rockits playing rock and Motown
- August 9: Shenandoah Run, a folk group
- August 16: Chillin’ on Church featuring Big Bad JuJu
- August 23: Wayne Tympanick Trio playing jazz
- September 20: Chillin’ on Church featuring the Hard Swimmin’ Fish
The concert series also has a handful of performances that are not on Fridays, but do start at 6:30 p.m., including:
- Wednesday, June 12: Rocknocerous
- Sunday, July 7: U.S. Navy Band playing bluegrass
- Sunday, July 21: Vienna Community Band
Attendees can bring chairs and blankets, but should leave alcohol and pets at home.
If rain clouds roll in, attendees can call 703-255-7842 or the Department of Parks and Recreation at 703-255-6360 two hours before the event for cancellation information.
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Indie pop band Echosmith is one of the groups set to perform in the 2019 Summer Concert Series outside Tysons Corner Center.
The line-up for the free summer concerts in The Plaza outside the mall was recently revealed today (Tuesday). The concerts featuring iHeartRadio artists all take place on Fridays in June.
The schedule is the following:
Best known for their 2013 single “Cool Kids,” Echosmith was started by a quartet of siblings. In March, the band released their newest single, “Favorite Sound.”
Tauren Wells, a Grammy-nominated Christian rock and pop artist, recently dropped his “God’s Not Done With You” single in April.
Photo via Twitter