Out and About: Concerts & Events

Out and About: Concerts & Events

See what live concerts and events are taking place near you.

NextStop Theatre Company Announces 2022/2023 Season

269 Sunset Park Dr. 
Herndon, VA 20170 

For tickets, visit www.NextStopTheatre.org 


August 26-September 25, 2022 

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel, Little Women follows the adventures and struggles of the March sisters as they come of age during the mid 1800’s. Using just two pianos and ten actors, this beloved story is guided by the impetuous Jo March as she embarks on a journey towards self-empowerment through love, loss, and loyalty in the face of great change. 


October 21-November 13, 2022 

When Victor Frankenstein deciphers the secret of life, he creates a childlike, but grotesque creature that is seemingly the shadow of a human. Rejected by his creator, the creature is cast out into the world, where he learns both the depths of man’s cruelty and the heights of human aspirations. 


January 27-February 19, 2023 

Devised by the Neo-Futurists (a Chicago-based theater collective), this fast-paced comedy offers a unique perspective on American history. These ladies will make you laugh, cry, and illuminate the pressures inherited with a completely made-up and often under-appreciated role. Megan Behm, the director of 45 Plays For 45 Presidents, returns to NextStop to direct this wild look behind the curtain of American history. 


March 10-April 2, 2023 

The Cake is a deliciously sweet story about love, acceptance, and being willing to have a change of heart. Under the direction of Aria Velz, NextStop’s second newly appointed Co-Associate Artistic Director, this ambitious co-production will be mounted first by Prologue Theatre at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, DC before transferring to NextStop for an extended run. 


May 12-June 11, 2023 

Experience the heartbeat of a community through infectious Latin and hip-hop beats, in this life-affirming musical about the ties that bind us all together. In the Heights was originally slated for the spring of 2020 and NextStop is thrilled to finally bring the show to Herndon under the direction of Elena Velasco. 

Tickets for the 2022-2023 season will go on sale Friday, July 29th at 9:00am. Season subscriptions, early bird tickets, and regular individual tickets for all productions will be available at www.NextStopTheatre.org

Cirque du Soleil

Under the Big Top, Tysons II


KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities

July 29 – September 25

In his larger-than-life curio cabinet, the Seeker is convinced that there exists a hidden, invisible world – a place where the craziest ideas and the grandest dreams lie waiting. A collection of otherworldly characters suddenly steps into his makeshift mechanical world. When the outlandish, benevolent characters turn his world upside down with a touch of poetry and humour in an attempt to ignite the Seeker’s imagination, his curios jump to life one by one before his very eyes. What if by engaging our imagination and opening our minds we could unlock the door to a world of wonders?

The Filene Center at Wolf Trap

1551 Trap Road
Vienna, VA 22182


Soul In Motion

Drum Call

Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods
1551 Trap Road
Vienna, VA 22182

July 20

TIX $12 (Free Under 2)

Get ready to experience the sounds of djembes, shekeres, panderos, cowbells, and more while enjoying the energetic choreography inspired by cultural traditions from Senegal, Guinea, Mali, Brazil, and Cuba. Drum Call presents a dancing and hand clapping good time while exploring the original line of musical communication–the drum.

Jackson Browne

July 20

TIX start at $47

One of the most influential singer/songwriters of the ‘70s, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jackson Browne transports audiences to a time of innocence and lost love with folk-rock hits like “Running On Empty,” “Doctor My Eyes,” and “The Load Out.” This special evening includes tracks from Browne’s most recent release, the Grammy-nominated Downhill From Everywhere (2021).

The Wild Hearts Tour
Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, and Julien Baker

July 21

TIX start at $47

Join Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, Julien Baker and their bands at Wolf Trap for three very special individual sets of music on The Wild Hearts Tour. This summer show will be a full night of music and a true experience from beginning to end.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert

National Symphony Orchestra

Steven Reineke, conductor

July 22-23

TIX start at $37

Relive the magic of year six in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert. With this film, based on the sixth installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale of Harry’s obsession with a mysterious potions book accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen in HD!

Silkroad Ensemble with Rhiannon Giddens

Phoenix Rising

July 24

TIX start at $32

The Silkroad Ensemble, founded by Yo-Yo Ma in 1998, strives to unite audiences through cultural experiences and underrepresented voices. Featuring Grammy Award winner and Artistic Director Rhiannon Giddens, Phoenix Rising showcases more than 15 acclaimed musicians for an evening like none other.

Ziggy Marley & Stephen Marley
Bob Marley Celebration

July 27

TIX start at $47

Photo credit: Chris Hornbecker

Multi-Grammy Award-winning brothers Ziggy and Stephen Marley come together to honor their famous father. This next generation of reggae royalty puts their own spin on Bob Marley’s most beloved and enduring songs like “Get Up, Stand Up,” “Redemption Song,” “Three Little Birds,” and many more.

Outside Problems Tour

Andrew Bird and Iron & Wine
Meshell Ndegeocello

July 28

TIX start at $37

“Are You Serious?” We are! Internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, whistler, and songwriter Andrew Bird is joined by Iron & Wine for a night of eclectic and imaginative indie-rock during their Outside Problems Tour. Singer-songwriter and D.C. native Meshell Ndegeocello makes her Wolf Trap debut to open the show.

John Williams
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert

National Symphony Orchestra

Emil de Cou, conductor

July 29

TIX start at $42

“You must feel the Force around you…” The battle for the galaxy intensifies in this thrilling fifth episode of the unfolding saga. The National Symphony Orchestra presents John Williams’s iconic Oscar®-nominated score from The Empire Strikes Back performed live along with the full feature film.

123 Andrés


Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods
1551 Trap Road
Vienna, VA 22182

August 3

TIX $12 (Free Under 2)

123 Andrés, Latin Grammy winners and Washington, D.C. favorites, present a fun mix of Spanish and English songs. This special show is packed with música, energía, familia, y comunidad (music, energy, family, and community) and encourages children and adults alike to dance and sing along.

The Wrong Party Tour

Fitz and the Tantrums
Andy Grammer

August 3

TIX start at $32

This show will make your hands clap! Multi-platinum artists Fitz and the Tantrums have quickly grown from independent upstarts to bonafide hitmakers. The LA-based band’s much-anticipated, fourth album All the Feels (2019), featuring singles “123456” and “I Just Wanna Shine.” The band is joined by “Honey, I’m Good” singer/songwriter Andy Grammer in his Wolf Trap debut. Georgetown University alum Breland brings his unique blend of country-rap to the Filene Center stage to open the evening.

Little Big Town

Karley Scott Collins

August 4

TIX start at $47

CMA, Grammy, and ACM Award-winning country group, Little Big Town—consisting of members Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, and Jimi Westbrook— first entered the music scene over 20 years ago. With powerful four-part harmonies and a crossover sound, the band has garnered critical acclaim for its many hits including “Girl Crush,” “Better Man,” and “Pontoon,” as well as its new album Nightfall (2020). Actress and singer-songwriter Karley Scott Collins makes her Wolf Trap debut to kick off the evening.

ABBA The Concert

August 7

TIX start at $37

Sweden’s ABBA The Concert continues to be the top ABBA tribute group in the world, dazzling audiences with fantastic performances of ABBA’s iconic hits including “Mamma Mia,” “S.O.S,” “Money, Money, Money,” “The Winner Takes It All,” “Waterloo,” “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme,” and “Dancing Queen.”

Greensky Bluegrass

The Wood Brothers

August 12

TIX start at $32

Photo courtesy of Wolf Trap

Greensky Bluegrass has created its own version of bluegrass music, mixing the acoustic stomp of a stringband with the rule-breaking spirit of rock ’n’ roll. “The members are virtuosos in the genre. Live shows are often transcendent musical experiences. When the band takes off, it can rock like a countrified hurricane” (NPR). Modern Americana mainstays The Wood Brothers open the show.

Elvis Costello & The Imposters

Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets

August 18

TIX start at $37

For over 40 years, this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has flipped genres like rock, punk, and new wave on their heads. Best known for hits “Alison,” “Pump It Up,” and “Everyday I Write The Book,” Costello’s latest release, The Boy Named If (2022) showcases an artist “back at his best” (The Guardian).

Steve Martin and Martin Short
The Funniest Show in Town at the Moment

August 21

TIX start at $47

Steve Martin and Martin Short are two comedic masters driven to make each other laugh as much as the audience. From the small screen (most recently in Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building) to the stage, the famous friends’ comedy truly soars when they lovingly (and relentlessly) roast each other.

Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!

August 25-26

TIX start at $42

Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, NPR’s weekly hour-long news quiz program, will test your knowledge of what’s real and what’s made up. The show returns to Wolf Trap for two nights with more news, laughter, and special guests.

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Emmylou Harris

August 27

TIX start at $35

While DC isn’t typically known for its Americana scene, two of the genre’s stalwarts got their start in the district. Beloved singer/songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter considers herself a Hometown Girl, having called the Washington area home for nearly 30 years. Carpenter is joined by Emmylou Harris, “one of music’s most revered voices” (The Guardian). Harris has collaborated with everyone from Dolly Parton to Bright Eyes across her 50-year career but she cut her teeth in DC’s club scene.

Sixty Years of the Sounds of Summer

The Beach Boys

August 28

TIX start at $42

Photo courtesy of Wolf Trap

Led by Mike Love, America’s favorite surf rockers continue to ride a wave unequalled in American music history. The Beach Boys provide the perfect summer soundtrack with songs like “Surfin’ USA,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” and many more.

The State Theatre

220 North Washington Street
Falls Church, VA 22046


All of our indoor shows require a proof of vaccination (original card or picture is sufficient), or a negative COVID 19 test that is no more than 72 hours old for entry. At home tests will not be accepted. Please call the box office at 703-237-0300 with any questions.

Johnny FOLSOM 4: Tribute To Johnny Cash

July 16

TIX start a $20

From A Boy Named Sue to Ring of Fire to Rusty Cage, Johnny Folsom 4 is the ultimate tribute to the legendary Man in Black. Lead singer David Burney’s lilting southern baritone delivers Cash’s classic songs so well you may well wonder from time to time if Johnny himself is in the building. Phil Wise fills the shoes of Luther and Carl Perkins on those classic guitar licks, while Randy Benefield (drums) and Glenn Jones (bass) provide that hallmark, train-like rhythm the whole world knows and loves. No Depression Magazine says “For those of us unable to have seen Cash perform during his life, this is more than a treat. It’s a time machine.” When it comes to honoring Johnny Cash, JF4 walks the line.”

Saved By the 90’S—A Party with The Bayside Tigers

August 12

TIX start at $17

2021 is sooo overrated, but you know what’s ALL THAT? The SAVED BY THE 90’s PARTY!  BOO YA!  Hailing from NYC and now active all over the U.S., this party has tons of live 90’s music from a totally fresh band (they’re da bomb).  Get ready for everything from Third Eye Blind to the Spice Girls, from The Backstreet Boys to The Beastie Boys.  And after that, we’re not leaving you hangin’! As if! Get Jiggy with the DJ spinning dope tunes all night! It’s gonna be the raddest thing since your mom!

Red Not Chili Peppers

August 25

TIX start at $12

The Red Not Chili Peppers pay tribute to the ultimate funk rock quartet–a band who has transcendedthree decades of chart-topping success as well as developed one of the largest die-hard followings in theworld.Come be reminded of the hits and high energy performances that brought the Chili Pepper’sinternational acclaim. Having performedatmany of the country’s most prestigious concert halls as wellas every major tribute festival, the Red Not’s sincere devotion to that classic Chili Pepper sound is fillingvenues and rocking people’s socks off around the US and abroad. With the ability to span over threedecades of hits and hundreds of songs, every show provides a unique and high energy live musicexperience.

The McLean Community Center

1234 Ingleside Ave.
McLean, VA 22101

703-790-0123 | TTY: 711


McLean Community Players 
“The Show Must Go On!”

July 22-24
Times vary

Tickets: $27 for Adults; $20 for Seniors (65+), Older Students (13+), MCC tax district residents; $15 for groups of 10 or more and  students under 13.

at The Alden 

McLean Community Players returns to The Alden at the McLean Community Center July 22-24, with a gala revue remembering songs from past shows and looking to the future with songs from shows MCP has not done yet.

Town of Vienna

Chillin’ on Church

3rd Friday of each month

The coolest community block party around, Chillin’ on Church is held along historic Church Street. Activities include music, food trucks, beer and wine sales, and family fun.

Capital One Hall

7750 Capital One Tower Road
Tysons, VA 22102


Gordon Lightfoot

July 25

TIX start at $39

After more than 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it’s safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats. His song catalog is incredibly vast and includes such immortals as “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway,” “Sundown,” “(That’s What You Get) For Lovin Me,” “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald,” “Canadian Railroad Trilogy,” “Ribbon Of Darkness,” “Beautiful,” “Song For A Winter’s Night” and “Rainy Day People” to name a few.

Vince Gill

July 29 & July 30

TIX start at $59.75

One of the most popular artists in modern country music, Vince Gill is famous for his top-notch songwriting, world-class guitar playing and warm, soaring tenor, all wrapped up in a quick and easy wit. Gill achieved his big breakthrough in 1990 with “When I Call Your Name,” which won both the Country Music Association’s (CMA) Single and Song of the Year awards as well as a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance, Male. Since then, Gill has won 17 additional CMA Awards, 22 Grammy Awards, and eight Academy of Country Music Awards.


Virginia Ballet Company

August 7

TIX start at $20

Enjoy an afternoon filled with a dynamic array of dancing that celebrates the perpetual evolution and movement of dance. With varying genres including classical ballet, modern, contemporary, flamenco, jazz and afro-cuban, this performance evolves every year, giving audiences a delightful taste of a variety of dance styles.

Boz Scaggs

August 8

TIX start at $59

It’s appropriate that Boz Scaggs‘ new album is Out of the Blues, since the blues is what first sparked his five-decade musical career.

“Music has been a constant companion and I’m feeling more free with it than ever,” Scaggs comments. “I feel like I’ve found my voice through all these years, and I’ve gotten closer to where I want to be with my approach.”

Men At Work

August 17

TIX start at $45

Founding member Colin Hay has developed a solo career over the last 35 years, writing, recording, and touring extensively throughout the world as a solo artist. He is presently part of Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band.

Since 2019, he has also toured and played under the Men At Work banner with his LA based group of musicians, where he plays an exclusively Men At Work set, including all the hits and dearly loved songs which clearly have stood the test of time.

Intocable Modus Operandi Tour 2022

August 28

TIX start at $52.50

Intocable returns to the Washington DC area with their new tour “Modus Operandi” 2022!  Come relive a night filled with passion and excitement with the Tejano grupo and their new songs coming off their new album “Modus Operandi”.

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