chillin on church

Vienna’s free summer block parties start tomorrow

Michael Dranove Around Town, Art & Culture, Music Scene, Talk of Tysons, Taste of Tysons

Vienna’s monthly summer block parties, “Chillin’ on Church,” will begin tomorrow, June 21st with a performance by the Deja Gruv Band. The parties are sponsored by Ben and Jerry’s, who will have a food truck on location along with the following vendors: Blue City Foods– Indian street food Chix N’ Stix– Wings, chicken tenders, fries, hot dogs  DC Tapas Truck– Spanish style tapas …

9:30 Club Welcomes Parachute

Tysons Today Around Town, Art & Culture, Music Scene

Growing up in Charlottesville, Va., high school friends Will Anderson (vocals, guitar), Johnny Stubblefield (drums) and Christopher “Kit” French (saxophone, keyboards) all had a love for music, and joined together for the band Parachute. Mixing classic pop, heartfelt rock and tuneful soul, Parachute went on to success with the release of its debut album in 2009, charting Billboard as the …

Vienna’s Caboose Brewing to host Springfest

Michael Dranove Around Town, Music Scene, Taste of Tysons

Vienna’s Caboose Brewing Company will host 9 local breweries at its Merrifield location during Springfest, April 27th. The event will feature Caboose’s family friendly brand of locally sourced beer, food, and music. After opening its Vienna brewery in 2015, Caboose expanded to Merrifield, opening a brewpub there in 2017. With emphasis on the “community,” Caboose is home to fitness classes …

Wolf Trap adds seven new shows to summer lineup

Michael Dranove Around Town, Arts, Music Scene

Wolf Trap has announced that seven new world class acts will join the already packed Wolf Trap summer lineup.  New acts are: Alternative rock groups Big Head Todd and the Monsters plus Toad the Wet Sprocket (6/30), Lionel Richie (7/15), former Grateful Dead pianist Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers plus Amos Lee (7/24), The State Singers (7/26), Herbie Hancock with Kamasi …

Vienna Idol auditions to begin next month

Michael Dranove Around Town, Art & Culture, Music Scene

Vienna Idol, Vienna’s very own annual American Idol style competition, will begin auditions next month for its eighth iteration.  The contest will feature public auditions at the Whole Foods on Maple Ave, and Caffe Amouri on Church St.  The winner of the auditions gets chosen by attendees, and after going through semi-finals a select few will be invited to the …

Keith On The Town: A Look at What’s Happening in Music, Arts and Theater this Week

Keith Loria Around Town, Art & Culture, Music Scene

SOJA Headed to Wolf Trap this Summer By Keith Loria On July 20, Grammy-nominated reggae band SOJA returns to their “favorite hometown venue” as part of a trio of bands playing Wolf Trap, joining ska-influenced Sublime With Rome and pop-rock band Common Kings. Tickets are selling fast, so fans of the D.C. band will want to buy them sooner rather …