Five for Fighting’s John Ondrasik

Keith Loria Music Scene

With an unmistakable voice, John Ondrasik is the man behind Five for Fighting’s rich history of hits, including “Superman (It’s Not Easy),” “100 Years,” “The Riddle” and “Chances.” These days, Ondrasik is taking a new approach to his tunes by backing them with a string quartet while out on tour. He’ll be stopping at DC’s Lincoln Theater on Sept. 16 …

Michael McDonald “Takin’ It” To Wolf Trap

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Whether from his days as a member of The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan or the Dukes of September, or from his incredible solo career, Michael McDonald has achieved immeasurable success and has been one of the world’s most distinctive voices for decades. On Aug. 22, he will co-headline a concert at Wolf Trap with long-time friend, Peter Cetera of Chicago …

Live Music Venues

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[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text] The State Theatre 220 N. Washington Street Falls Church VA 22046 (703) 237-0300 www.thestatetheatre.com The State Theatre is an intimate music venue (with a full restaurant and bar) located in the heart of Falls Church. The Theatre’s unique design dates back to its days as a cinema before it was renovated to be a performance hall in 1999. …

Summer is for the whole family!

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The Alden Presents Eight, Free Outdoor Concerts That Everyone Can Enjoy The Alden at the McLean Community Center’s 2018 Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park expand this year to include a “welcome, summer” concert on Sunday, June 24, and then seven concerts from July 1 through August 12. These free concerts will begin at 5 p.m. in McLean Central Park, …

MPA to Host Art+Music Series

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Three-part live music experience kicks off April 19 at MPA@ChainBridge Local musicians will rock MPA@ChainBridge this spring as part of McLean Project for the Arts’ (MPA’s) Art+Music Concert Series, April 19, May 10 and May 12. Featured musicians include The Bitter Dose Combo, the Dave Kline Band and Sound Impact. “Our MPA Art+Music series invites new audiences within the community …

Singer and Author Dar Williams Returns to Cry Cry Cry

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It was nearly 25 years ago when singer Dar Williams started earning notice in the folk industry thanks to three small-release albums and opening for Joan Baez in concert. The folk legend even recorded several of Williams’ songs, and the two women have also had a successful duet in the song, “Ring Them Bells.” Over the years, Williams has released …

Sister Hazel Duo Played Jammin’ Java

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It was 25 years ago when two friends from Gainesville, Fla.—Drew Copeland and Ken Block—decided to start a rock band called Sister Hazel, named after a local nun who ran a homeless shelter. They soon added lead guitarist Ryan Newell, bassist Jett Beres and drummer Mark Trojanowski and set off on the road to live their dream. Sister Hazel has …

Marx and Springfield Team for Fun Night at Wolf Trap

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Rick Springfield and Richard Marx have both garnered Grammy awards for their pop tunes, and each has sold albums in the 25-million-plus range. In their joint Wolf Trap debut, the ’80s pop heartthrobs will join forces for a stripped-down, unplugged storytellers concert on Sept. 10.

WAR Coming to Wolf Trap

Keith Loria Art & Culture, Music Scene

Since helping to redefine funk in the late ’60s and ’70s, WAR has been one of the most in-demand touring bands, with founding member Lonnie Jordan leading the group through elements of blues, funk, jazz, rock, reggae, gospel and R&B.

Rising Star Brynn Elliott To Play Wolf Trap

Keith Loria Art & Culture, Music Scene, NOVA Arts

While those coming out to Wolf Trap on Aug. 13 may be there to see headliners Lifehouse and Switchfoot, odds are that they’re going to be quickly impressed with the opening act, Brynn Elliott, an Atlanta-born singer, songwriter, and musician who has quickly made a name for herself in the music industry.