PARTY ON AND ROCK OUT AT THE BEST SUMMER CONCERT VENUES IN VIRGINIA’S CULTURAL REGION

LOUDOUN:

THE TALLY HO

19 West Market Street is home to Leesburg’s most visually arresting concert venue. The Tally Ho Theater, a 1932 Art Deco concert hall is a downtown Leesburg landmark. The Tally Ho has operated continuously through generations as a first-run movie house and performing arts venue. Now, the Tally Ho will open primarily for live performances. The incredible, 9000 square-foot building boasts a collection of new renovations and amenities, including a 2000 square-foot dance floor, two-level seating, multiple cocktail bars, a full service restaurant: Tally Ho Taco, a variety of exclusive VIP areas, and a 600 square-foot stage— just to name a few. Whether it’s comedy, theater, or rock and roll, the Tally Ho promises entertainment for all audiences, and offers a timeless venue for guests to explore.

OPEN AIR CONCERTS AT TARARA

Dance the night away under the stars, or just lay back and take in the fantastic view of Tarara’s Shadow Lake Stage. The Saturday-Night Summer Concert Series at Tarara Winery is the perfect way to enjoy live music and soak up some sun in Loudoun’s scenic wine country. Tarara’s concert series includes a diverse lineup of performances, so you can enjoy music that’s just your style and relax to a beat that’s just your speed. For an interactive experience, paddle along the Potomac River on a scenic, guided kayaking and canoeing tour. Throughout the summer, River and Trail Outfitters offers guided tours that float straight to Tarara, just in time to catch a concert and enjoy a glass of your favorite wine.

FAIRFAX COUNTY:

WOLF TRAP

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts has the distinction of being the only national park dedicated to promoting and protecting creative expression, and features an incredible lineup of over 100 performances year-round,. Each summer, Wolf Trap welcomes visitors to the architecturally stunning Filene Center, the Park’s acclaimed summer performance venue. Boasting an impressive selection of over 80 performances, rare access to internationally recognized artists, and a diverse range of talent across every genre, Wolf Trap’s Summer Concert Series promises a diverse, legendary lineup fit for all audiences. From rocking out with returning artists to discovering new, exciting, creative experiences, Wolf Trap invites guests from across the country and around the globe to enjoy an amazing array of live music against the backdrop of the Park’s beautiful natural stage.

ARLINGTON:

CLARENDON BALLROOM

From the Art Deco Moderne Woolworth Building, a collapsing monument to the region’s history, anchored to Clarendon’s city streets, came the Clarendon Ballroom. After a $2 million modernization project, the Woolworth Building welcomed a new era, and the Clarendon Ballroom emerged as one of the area’s most unique venues. The original maple floors, pressed tin ceiling, and expertly restored crown molding showcase the building’s heritage with a subtle, visually striking nod. The addition of its massive rooftop pavilion, masterfully designed 80-foot bar, and chic cocktail lounge positioned Clarendon Ballroom as a lively, inviting venue for events and performances of all types. The Ballroom regularly hosts Thursday-night rooftop parties and sports a stylish nightclub, complete with exclusive DJ lineups and a sprawling, 300-person dance floor.

ARTS AL FRESCO AT LUBBER RUN

If you are searching for the perfect picnic location, look no further than Lubber Run. Presented by Arlington Arts, Lubber Run Amphitheater hosts the fully staged, open-air Arts al Fresco production event, free to guests during the summer months. With a lineup of international and local music artists, Lubber Run’s Arts al Fresco welcomes visitors to enjoy a selection of live performances ranging from familiar tunes to unique, fresh, expressive sound. As a summer staple for locals and tourists alike, the venue accommodates 1,100, with outdoor bench seating available for about 700 guests, and additional space for lawn chairs and blankets.

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY:

JIFFY LUBE LIVE

In 1995, a performance by The Village People marked the opening of the largest, outdoor music venue in the region. Jiffy Lube Live Amphitheater boasts a total capacity of 25,000 guests, including 10,000 in reserved seating, and is widely known for the stage that has hosted generations of legendary performances. Nationally acclaimed artists such as Iron Maiden, The Dixie Chicks, Ozzy Osbourne, Green Day, Slipknot, Dave Matthews, Pearl Jam, and Jimmy Buffet are among the incredible collection of talent that, following in the footsteps of its 1995 opening act, has graced the Jiffy Lube Live stage over decades of summer performances. Currently, the amphitheater’s summer lineup features a diverse selection of popular artists such as Train, Lady Antebellum, Chance The Rapper, John Mayer, Future, OneRepublic, Cheap Trick, Foreigner, Zac Brown Band, and many more.

ALEXANDRIA:

BIRCHMERE MUSIC HALL

The legendary Birchmere Music Hall holds its title as Alexandria’s world-famous concert venue. Known for its nightly line-up of classic and contemporary Jazz, Country, R&B, Folk and Bluegrass artists, the Birchmere offers guests historically American sound with a side of traditional, American cuisine. Its inviting and relaxed setting keeps the audience close; nestled just two feet away from the stage, making it incredibly difficult to find a “bad spot” anywhere within the intimate 500-seat music hall. With a collection of notable performances spanning over 50 years, the Birchmere is globally recognized as a host to acts such as Johnny Cash, Lyle Lovett, Shawn Colvin, Dave Matthews, Vince Gill, Linda Ronstadt, k.d. Lang, Melissa Etheridge, Esperanza Spalding, and Ray Charles.

OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA, LIVE AND LOCAL

Along the cobblestone streets of Old Town Alexandria, you’ll find dozens of restaurants boasting vibrant lineups of live, local performances. From Blackwall Hitch’s unique, common-ground for lasting connections and prime Potomac River waterfront location, to the colorful, flavorful celebrations of Irish heritage at Daniel O’Connell’s, to live Jazz and Blues in 219 Restaurant’s Basin Street Lounge or dancing to beats dropped by 219’s Bayou Room DJ, visitors can catch a variety of live performances and enjoy a diverse selection of culinary specialties every night of the week.

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