Free Summer Concerts Return to Reston This Summer

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Find outdoor performances around Reston Thursdays – Sundays beginning in June

Reston Community Center is pleased to announce that free summer concerts will return to venues around Reston beginning in June.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions in 2020, RCC offered a very scaled-down slate of performances. Thanks to falling COVID-19 rates and a loosening of public health restrictions, patrons can expect a more typical run of performances at Reston Town Square Park, Lake Anne Plaza and Reston Station in 2021.

“The more people are vaccinated, the safer the community is,” said Leila Gordon, RCC Executive Director. “Measures we have all taken to stop the spread have worked, and we see the public health metrics responding accordingly. We will monitor the COVID-19 data, government guidance and vaccination rates carefully to be sure we provide environments that are consistent with public health best practices.”

Partners for the more than 50 performances are likewise committed to the approach and hopeful for a more normal summer filled with the sounds of music and people enjoying themselves.

Mark your calendars for the following concert series:

Lunchtime with the Arts at Mason
Thursdays in June
Reston Town Square Park

Lunchtime with the Arts at Mason brings student performers from George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts to Reston Town Square Park Thursdays from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in June. These performances will feature everything from Broadway show tunes to vocal jazz to tuba and euphonium ensembles. To see the full performance schedule, visit https://www.restoncommunitycenter.com/artsatmason. Concerts are presented by RCC and Reston Town Center Association in cooperation with George Mason University.

Take a Break
Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Lake Anne Plaza

Enjoy music under the stars beside beautiful Lake Anne. Take a Break concerts begin June 3 with the Ocho de Bastos, a Latin Pop & Rock group. Other Take a Break favorites such as the Crawdaddies, Part Harmony, Mambo Combo and Justin Trawick & the Common Good will perform. The series runs through September 2. Visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com/TAB for the full schedule. Concerts are presented by RCC in cooperation with MSE Productions, Inc., and are hosted by Lake Anne Plaza.

Summerbration Fab Fridays
Fridays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Reston Station

Enjoy musical performances at the plaza atop the Wiehle-Reston East Metro station as the Fab Fridays series returns June 4. Enjoy the sounds of Elikeh (afro pop), Scott Kurt & Memphis 59 (modern country), King Teddy (swing) and more at Fab Fridays through September 3. Visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com/fabfridays for the full concert schedule. Three hours of free parking are available in the ParkX garage with validation. Concerts are presented by RCC in cooperation with MSE Productions, Inc., and are hosted by Reston Station.

Family Fun Entertainment Series
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Reston Town Square Park

Bring the kids for magic, comedy, puppets, music and so much more. Family Fun begins on June 19 with Classic Comedy by Lohr. Highlights include Rocknoceros, The Uncle Devin Show and Turley the Magician. The shows will run weekly through August 7. Visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com/FFE for the full schedule. This series is presented by RCC and Reston Town Center Association in cooperation with MSE Productions, Inc. Reston Town Center garage parking is free on Saturdays.

Sunday Art in the Park with the Shenandoah Conservatory
Sundays, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Reston Town Square Park

Wind down your weekend with classical, jazz and cabaret-style music provided by faculty and students from Shenandoah University’s acclaimed music conservatory. The series starts June 13 with Ellington Caravan paying tribute to Duke Ellington. This series will run through August 29. The Crooning Cello, featuring Assistant Professor of Cello Julian Schwarz and pianist Marika Bournaki. Visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com/sundays for the complete Sunday Art in the Park schedule. Reston Town Center garage parking is free on Sundays. This series is presented by RCC and Reston Town Center Association in cooperation with Shenandoah University.

New this year! Family Picnic Day
August Saturdays, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
various locations

Bring a picnic and your family and friends to Family Picnic Day for family-friendly lawn games and live entertainment. RCC has teamed with Reston Association and MSE Productions for three events: July 31 at Pony Barn (instrumental classics and standards), August 7 at Temporary Road Pavilion (steel drum band) and August 14 at North Hills Park (bluegrass band). Visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com/picnic for more information. 

All summer series events are free and appropriate for all ages. All shows are weather-permitting. Cancellations due to inclement weather will be made up to 30 minutes before show time. To stay apprised of weather updates, please follow RCC on Facebook or Twitter, or call RCC at 703-476-4500.


About Reston Community Center

Each year RCC offers positive, self-development experiences that enhance the quality of life for all people living and working in Reston. RCC provides a wide range of programs in arts, aquatics, enrichment and lifelong learning. We also create and sustain community traditions through special events, outreach activities and facility rentals. To find the programs or events that are right for you, visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com or call 703-476-4500.

Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. For further information, contact Reston Community Center at (703) 476-4500, Virginia Relay (800) 828-1120 (TTY) or visit the website at http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com. Reston Community Center is located at 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191.  Reston Community Center is completely accessible to persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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