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In a change this year, IMT and CCE will present TWO concerts for MAD Week 2016: the customary Wednesday evening Faculty Concert and a new Kickoff Concert on Sunday evening. July 17 & 20.
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Other Area Events
Here are a few of the other concerts and music festivals coming up in the area.
For more local shows, plus workshops, camps, classes, dances, jams & sessions, visit IMT's Other Events page.
Wed. Jul. 27 - Sun. Jul. 31
The 5-day Floyd Fest has 10 stages with a broad offering of music and workshops. Performers include Railroad Earth, Love Cannon, Otis Taylor, Leftover Salmon, Elephant Revival, Larry Keel, Gregg Allman & Bruce Hornsby. On-site camping available. See event website for prices. Floyd Fest, 894 Rock Castle Gorge Road, Floyd, VA 24091. Event WebsiteMapAdd to Google Calendar
Ruthie & the Wranglers play rockin' American Roots music--also known as FUN!. From original Americana Country to rousing Surf instrumentals, their clever lyrics, high energy and spritely hillbilly harmonies set them apart from the rest. Free admission. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA 22079. Event WebsiteBand WebsiteMapAdd to Google Calendar
Maura O'Connell and Karan Casey will be at the Birchmere for an evening of Irish song. Tickets: $35 advance. The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305. Event WebsiteMapAdd to Google Calendar
Robin & Linda Williams
Thu. Aug. 4, 7:30 pm
Robin & Linda Williams have made it their mission to perform the music that they love, "a robust blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country that combines wryly observant lyrics with a wide-ranging melodicism." Free admission. Nottaway Park, 9610 Courthouse Rd, Vienna, VA 22181. Event WebsiteBand WebsiteMapAdd to Google Calendar
Fri. Aug. 12, 7:30 pm
Tom Paxton has become a voice of his generation, addressing issues of injustice and inhumanity, laying bare the absurdities of modern culture and celebrating the tenderest bonds of family, friends, and community. Free admission. Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003. Event WebsiteBand WebsiteMapAdd to Google Calendar
The Ballyshaners Irish Festival In Old Town Alexandria
Sat. Aug. 13, 11:00 am - 7:30 pm.
The Festival, on the waterfront in Old Town, will have vendors selling great merchandise, talented musicians and dancers, and tasty food and drink. All funds raised by the Ballyshaners drink sales goes directly toward funding the Parade in March.. Free admission. Waterfront Park, 1A Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22320. Event WebsiteMapAdd to Google Calendar
Claire Lynch Band
Sat. Aug. 13, 7:00 pm
Claire Lynch is a pioneer who continually pushes the boundaries of the bluegrass genre. She was the 2013 Female Vocalist of the Year for the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and a 2012 recipient of the United States Artists Walker Fellowship. Her career has been decorated with many other accolades including two GRAMMY nominations and three International Bluegrass Music Association Female Vocalist awards in 2010 and 1997. Free admission. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA 22079. Event WebsiteMapAdd to Google Calendar
Sun. Aug. 14, 7:30 pm
Wayne Henderson’s top-notch finger-picking is a source of great pleasure and pride to his friends, family and neighbors in Grayson County, Virginia. His guitar playing has also been enjoyed at Carnegie Hall, in three national tours of Masters of the Steel-String Guitar, and in seven nations in Asia. In addition to his reputation as a guitarist, Henderson is a luthier of great renown. Free admission. Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003. Event WebsiteMapAdd to Google Calendar
Sat. Aug. 20 - Sun. Aug. 21
Re-discover The Lucketts Fair, a family friendly event which honors Lucketts’ agrarian roots. Enjoy Bluegrass music all weekend under the gazebo, thrill at the border collies herding sheep, take a load off and enjoy a hayride, let the little ones loose in the hay maze, squish grapes and sample the juice, dominate the mechanical bull, dance with the cloggers, visit with authors in the Reader’s Garden, shop at the juried crafters and artisans, explore for antiques, refuel on great fair food, squeeze some apple cider and so much more! $5, kids under 6 free. Phone: 703-771-5281. Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Road, Leesburg, VA 20176. Event WebsiteMapAdd to Google Calendar
The Stray Birds
Wed. Aug. 24, 7:30 pm
WXPN The Key says The Stray Birds—Maya de Vitry (vocals, guitar, banjo, fiddle), Oliver Craven (vocals, guitar, resonator, fiddle), and Charles Muench (vocals, bass)— “playing is gorgeous, the harmonies exquisite.” Tickets: $18. Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave East, Vienna, VA 22180. Event WebsiteMapAdd to Google Calendar
Thu. Aug. 25, 7:30 pm
2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the quintessential Irish-American band, Solas. Formed in 1996, in a manner befitting their name (Gaelic for "light”), Solas burst onto the Irish music scene and instantly became a beacon – an incandescent ensemble that found contemporary relevance in timeless traditions. Free admission. Nottaway Park, 9610 Courthouse Rd, Vienna, VA 22181. Event WebsiteBand WebsiteMapAdd to Google Calendar
South Carolina Broadcasters
Thu. Aug. 25, 7:30 pm
The South Carolina Broadcasters bring southern music at its finest to the stage. Their razor sharp harmonies, exceptional multi-instrumentation, and fabulous song selection will have listeners riveted to their seats. This unique trio has put their own spin on the music of the foothills. Free admission. Frying Pan Park, 2709 West Ox Rd, Herndon, VA 20171. Event WebsiteMapAdd to Google Calendar
Uncle Earl With Anna & Elizabeth
Thu. Sep. 1, 7:30 pm
Uncle Earl returns to the Birchmere in a reunion tour with their 2003-2010 lineup of KC Groves, Kristin Andreassen, Abigail Washburn and Rayna Gellert. Anna & Elizabeth open the show. Tickets: $27.50. The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305. Event WebsiteBand WebsiteMapAdd to Google Calendar
Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival
Fri. Sep. 2 - Sun. Sep. 4
The 45th annual Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival includes performances by Steep Canyon Rangers, Ricky Skaggs, the Seldom Scene, Claire Lynch, Audie blaylock, Uncle Earl, Danny Paisley. See the event website for the full schedule. See website for ticket prices. Salem County Fairgrounds, 725 Route 40, Pilesgrove, NJ 08098. Event WebsiteMapAdd to Google Calendar
Sun. Sep. 18, 7:30 pm
Diana Jones is an award-winning singer-songwriter based in New York and Nashville. She grew up in the Northeast with no art or music in her home, the adopted daughter of a chemical engineer. During her childhood and adolescence, she felt an almost mystical, seemingly inexplicable attraction to rural Southern music, but it wasn’t until her late 20s, when she located her birth family in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in east Tennessee, that her deep affinity for traditional folk and Appalachian music began to make sense. Tickets: $15 advance. $20 gate. Tikvat Israel Congregation, 2200 Baltimore Rd, Bethesda, MD 20851. Event WebsiteBand WebsiteMapAdd to Google Calendar
Watermelon Park Fest
Thu. Sep. 22 - Sun. Sep. 25
The Watermelon Park Fest returns for 2016 from September 22 through September 25. Held each year on the banks of the Shenandoah River, the festival includes performances, dances, workshops, band and pickin' contests, food, crafts and lots and lots of jamming all weekend long, plus fun on and around the river. Headliners include the David Grisman Sextet and the Sam Bush Band. More bands to be announced. Daily and weekend tickets available. Camping included. Phone: 540 955-1621. Watermelon Park, 3322 Lockes Mill Road, Berryville, VA 22611. Event WebsiteMapAdd to Google Calendar
CCE Irish Folk Festival
Sat. Sep. 24, 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm.
The 21st annual CCE Irish Folk Festival has four performance stages, crafts, food, music sessions, Gaelic games and language workshops. Free. Donations appreciated. Sherwood Center at Van Dyck Park, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax City, VA 22030. Event WebsiteMapAdd to Google Calendar
Sun. Sep. 25, 7:00 pm
John Flynn's performances draw widely from a significant body of work, ranging from his early country offerings to story songs, love songs, songs for kids, funny songs, songs of social justice, and meditations on loss, tolerance, mercy and hope. Tickets: $15 advance. $18 door. George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria, VA 22301. Event WebsiteMapAdd to Google Calendar
Takoma Park Street Festival
Sun. Oct. 2, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
The Takoma Park Street Festival takes place on a mile stretch of Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, Maryland, with over 200 artisans, community groups, children’s activities, food vendors and a variety of green companies. The festival has three stages that play host to 18 popular local bands performing music from indie folk, rock, blues, country, reggae and everything in between. Free admission. Takoma Park's Carroll Avenue, 7035 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912. Event WebsiteMapAdd to Google Calendar
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