The Sounds of Summer 2023

TysonsToday Staff Around Town, Art & Culture

Outdoor Concert Series are Back!

As the weather gets warmer the area’s summer concerts series return. This season offers diverse choices with something for everyone—jazz, nostalgic and fun cover bands, family-friendly entertainment, country, and more. So grab your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the sounds of summer in your neighborhood!

Monday

Kids Summer Concert Series

June 5 – August 28
Mondays, 11:00 a.m – 12 p.m

One Loudoun on the Plaza
20626 Easthampton Plaza
Ashburn, VA, 20147

Rocknoceros Popular Kid’s Band plays original hits, every Monday on the Plaza at One Loudoun.

Wednesday

Hunter Mill Melodies

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m

Frying Pan Park Visitor Center Pavilion
2739 West Ox Rd.
Herndon, VA

June
  • June 21 – The Great Zucchini (Comedy, Magic)
  • June 28 – Groovy Nate (Children’s Songs)
July
  • July 5 – the grandsons, jr. (Children’s Songs)
  • July 12 – Mr. Lilo (Children’s Songs)
  • July 19 – Marsha and the Positrons (Family Show)
August
  • August 9 – Rocknoceros (Children’s Songs)
  • August 16 – Ms. Niki (Children’s Songs)

Thursday

Summer Live Music Series

June 1 – August 24
Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Boro on the Upper Promenade near Boro Park
Tysons, VA

Join The Boro for a free live music series featuring a pop-up bar, local artists and other entertainment.

June
July
August

Lake Anne Live!

Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Lake Anne Plaza
1617 Washington Plaza W
Reston, VA 20190

June
  • June 15, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Salsa Instruction and Dance with David Norton 
  • June 22, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Swing Instruction and Dance with Gottaswing 
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  • June 29, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Bruce Corsino concert 
July
  • July 6, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Bachata Instruction and Dance with David Norton 
  • July 13, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – TBA Please check our social media. 
  • July 20, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Concert with The Reston Community Orchestra 
  • July 27, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Salsa and Bachata, Instruction, and Dance with David Norton 

Concerts in the Park

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

Cherry Hill Park
Falls Church, VA

June
July
August

Take a Break Concert Series

Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Reston Station
Reston, VA

Parking is free at ParkX with validation during these concerts. Three hours free parking. Validation only good at ParkX and not the Metro garage.

June
July
August

Nottoway Nights

Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Nottoway Park
9537 Courthouse Road
Vienna, VA

July
  • July 6 – Bill Kirchen (Rockabilly)
  • July 13 – Little Red & The Renegades (Zydeco)
  • July 20 – The Sherpas (Rock)
  • July 27 – Raymi (Music of the Andes)
August
  • August 3 – The Seldom Scene (Bluegrass)
  • August 10 – Carly Harvey (Blues, Jazz)
  • August 17 – Texas Chainsaw Horns (R&B, Funk, Soul)
  • August 24 – Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes (Blues)

Hunter Mill Melodies

Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Frying Pan Farm Park Kidwell Farm
2709 West Ox Road
Herndon, VA

July
  • July 6 – Speidel, Goggin & Lille (Rock)
  • July 13 – Natyabhoomi School of Dance (Indian Dance and Music)
  • July 20 – Stacy Brooks Band (Blues)
  • July 27 – Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen (Bluegrass)
August
  • August 3 – Patsy Cline Tribute Band (Country)
  • August 10 – City of Fairfax Band Alte Kameraden German Band (Music of Germany)
  • August 17 – The United States Army Blues Band Swamp Romp (Jazz)

Friday

Happy Hour with Darden and Friends

Fridays, 5:30 p.m. – 6:45pm

Reston Town Square Park
11900 Market St
Reston, VA 20190
Parking in Reston Town Center garages is free after 5:00 p.m.

May
June
September
  • September 8 – Darden Purcell (Jazz and Brazilian Vocals)
  • September 15 – Victor Provost (Steel Pan)
  • September 22 (At the Pavilion) – Ben Patterson – Way of the Groove (Funk/Fusion)
  • September 29 – Tom Lagana Group (Contemporary Guitar)
October
  • October 6 – Jessica Boykin-Settles (Jazz Voice)
  • October 13 – Polytonic (Multiple Voices)

Summer on the Plaza: Music & Dance Fridays

May 5 – August 11
First two Fridays of each month
6:00 p.m.

The Plaza at Tysons Corner Center
Tysons, VA

Join Salsa with Silvia’s Yoii (over 20 years of dance experience) and La Musica the first two Fridays of each month May 5 – August 11 for beginner salsa and bachata dance lessons, 45 mins each and a La Musica: World of Encanto Workshop!

Summer on the Green

Fridays at 6:30 p.m.

The Town Green
Vienna, VA

June
  • June 2 – US Army Band-Downrange
  • June 9 – Nowhere Men
  • June 16 – Chillin’ on Church– Texas Chainsaw Horns
  • June 23 – Steve Leads & Off the Grid Band
  • June 30 – Sarah Swanner Band
July
  • July 7 – US Navy Band- The Commodores
  • July 14 – Sweet Yonder 
  • July 21 – Chillin’ on Church– Diamond Alley
  • July 28 – Karl Stoll and The Danger Zone
August
  • August 4 – US Navy Band- The Cruisers
  • August 11 – The Hot Lanes Jazz Orchestra       
  • August 18 –  Chillin’ on Church– Ocho de Bastos
  • August 25 – Fat Chance

Chillin’ on Church

Every third Friday June through September
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Church Street
Vienna, VA

Chillin’ on Church is the hottest block party around and fun for the whole town!  Held the every third Friday, June through September on historic Church Street, the event includes food, local beer and wine, music, and family-friendly activities.  Admission is free.

2023 Line Up:
  • June 16 –  Texas Chainsaw Horns
  • July 21 –  Diamond Alley
  • August 18 –  Ocho De Bastos
  • September 15 –  Sudden M-Pac Band 

Rock the Block

Fourth Friday of the month May – October
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m

Old Town Square
10415 North Street
Fairfax City, VA


Come enjoy live music, beer garden, food vendors, and more!
Please bring chairs and or blankets to sit on!

Summerbration Fab Fridays

Fridays, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Reston Station
Reston, VA

Parking is free at ParkX with validation during these concerts. Three hours free parking. Validation only good at ParkX and not the Metro garage.

June
July
August
September

Friday Night Live! – Herndon Rocks

Fridays, 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The Town Green in Herndon
777 Lynn Street
Herndon, VA

May
June
July
August

Friday & Saturday

Plaza Party 2023

Fridays & Saturdays, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Village at Leesburg
1602 Village Market Blvd SE
Leesburg, VA 20175

June
  • June 9 – The Breakaways – rain location Vino Bistro
  • June 10 – Mystery Machine – rain location The Dell
  • June 16 – Adwela and the Uprising – rain location Plaza Azteca
  • June 17 – Shane Gamble Band – rain location Vino Bistro
  • June 23 – Travis Tucker Trio – rain location Plaza Azteca
  • June 24 – The Rick Reaves Band – rain location The Dell
  • June 30 – The Surf Junkies – rain location Plaza Azteca

Saturday

Family Fun Entertainment Series

Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Reston Town Square Park
Corner of Market Street and Explorer Street
11900 Market St 
Reston, VA 20190
Garage parking is free on weekends at Reston Town Center.

June
July
August

Family Picnic Day

Saturdays, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Various locations in Reston, VA

  • August 5
    Temporary Road picnic Pavilion
    Corner of North Shore Drive and Temporary Road
  • August 12
    Pony Barn picnic Pavilion
    Corner of Steeplechase Drive and Triple Crown Road
  • August 19
    North Hills picnic Pavilion
    Center Harbor Road and North Village Road

Mosaic Live!

Saturdays, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m

Mosaic
2985 District Avenu
Fairfax, VA

June
  • June 24 – Groovalicious (Dance Party/Disco)
July
  • July 1 – Munit Mesfin Band (Jazz/Soul)
  • July 8 – Los Three Baritones (Operatic Singing)
  • July 15 – School of Rock Vienna (Rock)
  • July 22 – Brian Cunningham Project (Smooth Jazz/R&B)
  • July 29 – Centro Cultural Bolivia (Dance/Music)
August
  • August 5 – Patrick Albán and Noche Latina (Latin, Acoustic Rock)
  • August 12 – Tobago Bay Calypso Band (Calypso Music)
  • August 19 – Ocho de Bastos (Latin Pop)

Summer JAMS

Saturdays, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m
No concerts on July 1 & August 12

Town Green
Leesburg, VA

June
  • June 3 – Lenny Burridge Trio
  • June 10 – Lost Locals Acoustic
  • June 17 – Levi Stephens
  • June 24 – Robbie Limon
July
  • July 8 – Juliet Lloyd
  • July 15 – Todd Wright
  • July 22 – Hilary Veltri
  • July 29 – Caribbean Vibe Steel Drum Band
August
  • August 5 – Smallwood & Fath
  • August 19 – Sela Campbell

Summer Concert Series: Genres

Saturdays, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m

The Plaza at Tysons Corner Center
Tysons, VA

  • June 17 – Jarraeu Williams
  • July 15 – Keeton
  • August 19 – Delta Spur

Bring your dancing shoes as we celebrate genres! Grab Takeout and Cocktails from our restaurants while dancing and singing along to your favorite tunes! 

One Loudoun’s Summer Concert Series

Saturdays, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

One Loudoun on the Plaza
20626 Easthampton Plaza
Ashburn, VA, 20147

  • May 13 – So Fetch
  • June 10 – Vertigo Red
  • July 15 – JParis
  • August 19 – Melissa Quinn Fox Band
  • September 16 – Keeton

Music at Arrowbrook Park

Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Arrowbrook Centre Park
2351 Field Point Road
Herndon, VA

July
  • July 8 – Yellow Dubmarine (Beatles Tribute Band)
  • July 15 – Voices of Classic Soul (R&B, Motown)
  • July 22 – Countdown to Ecstasy (Steely Dan Tribute Band)
  • July 29 – Good Shot Judy (Big AMP Jazz)
August
  • August 5 – Bruce in the USA (Springsteen Tribute Band)
  • August 13 – Hillbilly Biscuits (Bluegrass)
  • August 20 – Black Masala (Funk, World)
  • August 26 – David Bach Consort (Jazz)

Reston Concerts on the Town

Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m

Reston Town Center Pavilion
1818 Discovery Street
Reston, VA

May
June
  • June 3 – David Akers & the Soul Shakers (Motown and R&B revue)
  • June 10 – Black Masala (Genre-bending brass band: NoLa funk, rock, Euro-folk)
  • June 17 – Hard Day’s Night (Beatles tribute)
  • June 24 – Chuck Redd featuring the U. S. Army Blues (an evening of big band jazz)
July
August

Sunday

Summer Concerts in the Park

Sundays, 3:00 p.m.

McLean Central Park
1468 Dolley Madison Blvd
McLean, VA 22102

June
July

Sunday Concerts on the Green

Sundays, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Great Falls Village Centre Green
Great Falls, VA

June
  • June 4 – The REMEDY Live
  • June 11 – The Walkaways
  • June 18 – Ranger Rik & The Trash Pandas
  • June 25 – Timmie Metz 
July
  • July 2 – Mars Rodeo
  • July 9 – The HalFSmokes
  • July 16 – Radio Vinyl
  • July 23 – Diamond Alley
  • July 30 – Scaramanga
August
  • August 6 – Four Star Combo
  • August 13 – Wes Tucker & The Skillets
  • August 20 – Old Enough
  • August 27 – Something’s Brewing
September
  • September 3 – Mike Terpak Blues Explosion
  • September 10 – Hello Cleveland
  • September 17 – Scott Kurt & Memphis 59
  • September 24 – LAZ Collective

Sunday Art in the Park with Shenandoah Conservatory

Sundays, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Reston Town Square Park
Corner of Market Street and Explorer Street
11900 Market St 
Reston, VA 20190
Garage parking is free on weekends at Reston Town Center.

June
July
August

Find more summer performances in Fairfax County parks here