Marx and Springfield Team for Fun Night at Wolf Trap

Keith Loria Music Scene, Staff Picks

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.

Great Scott!

Keith Loria Music Scene

It was back in 2003 when Reston’s own Jennifer Scott decided to take a break from practicing law to teach piano. She stumbled upon a waiting list of people looking for instruction in other instruments, which led her to hiring other teachers and getting more students, and eventually opening her very own music school—Studio Papillon, which brings lessons to the …

JV’s Turns 69

Keith Loria Music Scene

In 2017, JV’s in Falls Church is celebrating its 69th year in business. Over that time, the popular restaurant has grown from a place to stop in for a quick bite of food to a friendly hangout where you can experience great music and wonderful food items off the menu.

Piano: The Original DMV Bars

TysonsToday Staff Music Scene

On a warm night in June, 50+ people crowded into Maplewood Grill to listen to Sharon Springer sing a showcase of songs, and then have their turn on the open mic with Reinhardt Liebig at the keyboard. Sharon has a “day job,” and no one paid to hear her sing, but everyone in the restaurant and at the bar were …