The Alden’s Summer Sunday Concert Series Brings Great Music to the Great Outdoors Through July 31
The Alden at the McLean Community Center is bringing great music to the great outdoors with its Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park series. The concerts are for all ages and include a wide range of music genres, from South Asian, to indie rock, to hip-hop, to Southwest Native American jazz fusion. The free concerts are being held at 3 p.m. on Sundays through July 31. The park is located at 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd.
MCC’s Celebration of Juneteenth with The Alphabet Rockers
Featuring MCC’s Art in Motion Hip-Hop Class Participants!
Sunday, June 19, 3 p.m.
The Alphabet Rockers make music that makes change! This intergenerational group creates brave spaces to shape a more equitable world through hip-hop. Let’s stand up to hate and be our brave and beautiful selves.
Garba 360: Live Dance Instruction and Band!
Sunday, June 26, 3 p.m.
Garba360, a South Asian social dance experience with live music. An essential component of the nine-day, fall Hindu festival Navratri, Garba is an intoxicating, high-energy folk-dance style from the Indian state of Gujarat. This community event has been reimagined for all to participate in the fun any time of the year! This engagement of Garba360 is funded through the Mid -Atlantic Tours program of Mid-Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Sunday, July 3, 3 p.m.
An ex-pageant queen makes power pop; Cinema Hearts is the indie rock musical project of Washington, D.C. singer-songwriter Caroline Weinroth. Cinema Hearts has played concert halls and rock clubs, including the Kennedy Center, AMP by Strathmore, Smithsonian museums, Black Cat and Fort Reno.
Oh He Dead
Sunday, July 10, 3 p.m.
Oh He Dead is an indie soul band from Washington D.C. Led by the smoky, passionate harmonies of CJ Johnson and Andrew Valenti, Oh He Dead mixes classic R&B influences with poignant lyrics to move your soul, your ears, and your feet.
Sunday, July 17, 3 p.m.
D’DAT is a multicultural group that mixes the uniquely American musical traditions of the Native Southwest, jazz and hip-hop. National touring artist Def-I’s intelligent, poetic lyrics and hip-hop style blends with the hard-driving instrumental fire of trumpet player Delbert Anderson, the deep funk of drummer Nicholas Lucero and the explorative and expanding groove of Mike McCluhan on bass.
Sunday, July 24, 3 p.m.
Old-school funky, foot-stomping R&B saxophone. Lil’ Maceo’s musical roots in funk, pop, dance and contemporary jazz will get you up and partying.
Sunday, July 31, 3 p.m.
DuPont Brass is a unique, soulful brass ensemble hailing from the DMV. Originally composed of five Howard University music majors working to raise money for tuition, the rising supergroup now tours nationally and has developed a sound that mixes varied genres of music, including jazz, hip-hop and R&B.
About The Alden
Built in 1975, the 383-seat Robert Ames Alden Theatre, “The Alden,” is a cultural resource for the citizens of McLean and the Washington Metropolitan area that presents a full professional season of interdisciplinary and high-quality performances, lectures and educational programs for audiences of all ages. The Alden is ADA-compliant and will make arrangements for accommodations. To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit: www.aldentheatre.org.
About McLean Community Center
McLean Community Center offers a continuing program of activities for adults and children, including a wide range of classes, lectures, study tours, camps, art exhibits, theatre performances, and specialty shows. The Center also sponsors major community activities such as McLean Day at Lewinsville Park in May and the 4th of July Fireworks at Langley High School.
The McLean Community Center, an agency of Fairfax County Government, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all programs, services and activities. We will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. To request special accommodations, call the Center 14 working days in advance of the event.
To request this information in an alternate format, call 711.