Musical Line Up Announced for 2nd Annual Mykle Lyons Commemorative Concert

Musical Line Up Announced for 2nd Annual Mykle Lyons Commemorative Concert

RESCHEDULED:  Saturday, October 8th from 12-6 pm

A Memorial Scholarship Fund Established for Well-Known DC Area Musician and Educator Mykle Lyons

Lake Anne & Washington Plaza Merchant Association (LAWPA) in conjunction with Kalypso’s Sports Tavern and Roxplosion announced the artist line up for their 2nd Annual Mykle Lyons Commemorative Concert which will take place on Saturday, October 8, 2022.  This free, family-friendly event celebrates the accomplishments, generosity, and compassion demonstrated by a well-loved member of our community—featuring acclaimed artists, exquisite food, and lots of fun. 

In honor of Mykle Lyons LAWPA, with the help of Kalypso’s and Roxplosion, its etting up a memorial scholarship fund with tax-deductible scholarship donations going to Friend of Music at George Mason to help a deserving music student at George Mason University.

Checks can be made out to George Mason Foundation; please write “in memory of Mykle Lyons” in the memo line and mail to GMU-CVPA Development Office, Friends of Music, 4400 University Drive, MS 4Cl, Fairfax, VA 22030.

The cultural impact of Reston ripples far beyond its bounds, and no more is this personified than by Reston’s own Mykle Lyons. An accomplished musician, a compassionate philosopher, and an educator generous with his time and talent, we celebrate and honor his contribution to our community with this free musical concert, in its 2nd year, a family friendly event featuring acclaimed artists showcasing their talent and craft. The performances will take place from 12:00pm – 6:00pm.

Mykle Lyons Commemorative Music Festival Line Up

  • Dan Lamaestra Trio 
  • Peter Fraize Quartet 
  • Chris Timbers Band 
  • GMU Jazz Trio 

The concert is sponsored by Lake Anne & Washingont Plaza Merchant Association, Roxplosion, and Kalypso’s Sports Tavern.

Event Details

Mykle Lyons Commemorative Concert

Saturday October 8, 2022
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Lake Anne Plaza (Waterfront)
1609 Washington Plaza 
Reston, VA 20190


Rain or Shine

About Mykle Lyons

Mykle Lyons’ early childhood years were spent in Ocean Springs, Mississippi where he was consistently exposed to live music from the Gulf Coast and New Orleans proper. After elementary school, the Lyons family moved to Reston VA.

In college Mr. Lyons studied with Jazz great Ellis Marsalis while attending Virginia Commonwealth University and has performed with such notables as: Wynton, Ellis, Branford, Delfeayo, and Jason
Marsalis, Don Braden, Lew Tabacken, Ralph Bowen, Vincent Herring, Wes Anderson, Eric Alexander, Victor Goines and Loston Harris II.

The Mykle Lyons’ Quartet was the featured act at the 1992 & 1996 Presidential Inaugural Gala at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Mr. Lyons frequently performed for Vice President Al Gore.

Other notable venues include:

  • Carnegie Hall, NYC
  • Birdland, NYC
  • Lincoln Center, NYC
  • Gracie Mansion (for Rudolph Gulianni and the Independent Film Festival of NYC)
  • Yoshi’s of San Francisco
  • Mount Fuji Japan Jazz Festival, Lake Yamanaka
  • Montreal Jazz Festival
  • Toronto Jazz Festival
  • Glenwood Springs Jazz Festival, Glenwood Springs CO
  • Montreux Switzerland Jazz Festival, Lake Geneva
  • Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC
  • Artist in residence at the Bellagio, Las Vegas
  • 2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA


  • “Premonition” – Three for all entitled
  • “The Looking Glass” – Rob Holmes
  • “Deaux-Oh!” – Acoustic Bass and Saxophone, featuring Rob Holmes
  • “Heritage”: featuring all original music and arrangements

About Lake Anne Plaza

Lake Anne Plaza is the historic “heart and soul” of Reston, Virginia, and the center of local living in our community. Reminiscent of a European coastal village where people live, work and play, this spectacular community nestled around a lake, is one of the few places in Northern Virginia where you can dine or shop at independently owned establishments. From our fine restaurants to unique boutiques to the seasonal Farmer’s Market, Lake Anne Plaza embodies the best of living local. 

A destination spot for residents and visitors alike, Lake Anne prides itself on being internationally recognized as one of the finest examples of the modern planned community. Lake Anne architecture has graced the cover of dozens of national and international magazines.

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