See what live concerts and events are coming up for the fall.
Wolf Trap Filene Center Concerts
1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
TIX START AT $47
“One of the finest poets working in American music” (Rolling Stone), Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit returns to Wolf Trap with a Grammy-winning blend of Americana and Alabama roots.
TIX START AT $45.50
Indigo Girls, “one of the finest folk duos of all time” (NPR), and feminist icon and singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco return to Wolf Trap with a Grammy-winning blend of female-driven folk, rock, and pop.
The Avett Brothers
9/23, 7:30pm, 9/24 7:30pm
TIX START AT $50
“Americana stalwarts” (Rolling Stone) and Wolf Trap favorites, The Avett Brothers return to perform folk-tinged songs filled with unbridled energy and honest,
McLean Project for the Arts
Emerson and Atrium Galleries at McLean Community Center
1234 Ingleside Ave. McLean, VA 22101
(Not) Strictly Painting
September 18, 2021- November 13, 2021
This exhibition is a juried biennial exhibition celebrating the depth and breadth of paintings—or works related in some way to painting—from artists throughout the mid-Atlantic area.
Capital One Hall
Capital One Hall, 7750 Capital One Tower Road, Tysons, VA 22102
LITTLE BIG TOWN – NIGHTFALL TOUR
10/2-10/3, 8:00 PM
TIX start at $55
GRAMMY, ACM, CMA, and AMA Award-winning group, Little Big Town first entered the music scene over 20 years ago with hit songs “Boondocks,” “Bring It On Home,” and “Little White Church”. Now, their 2021 Nightfall Tour stops in Tysons, VA for the opening weekend of Capital One Hall. Don’t miss this unforgettable performance!
The State Theatre Concerts
Who’s Bad’s live performance is an unrivaled celebration of pop music’s one true King. Their power – packed performance of Michael Jackson’s expansive catalog has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw – dropping, musical must – see. As the lo ngest – running Michael Jackson tribute band, and the only one to predate his untimely passing.
Trial by Fire – Journey Tribute
TiX START AT $15
Prepare to let TRIAL BY FIRE take you back to an earlier day when lighters were held high, and you couldn’t help but sing along to such powerful choruses as “Don’t Stop Believin’”, “Wheel in the Sky”, “Lights”, “Separate Ways” and “Faithfully”
An Exclusive Bengali Fusion Event
Infusion is a collective of diverse musicians working together to meld Southeast Asian and Western musical traditions. Infusion re-imagines famous South Asian and Western music pieces through a modernist lens to create a unique sound that mesmerizes the mind.
TIX START at $35
Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, the three-time Emmy Award® winner, is one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics; named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time.” His career has spanned more than 30 years. He is a best-selling author, star of his own standup specials and sitcoms and he continues to tour the country performing to standing-room-only crowds worldwide.
Bill Frisell Trio
TIX start at $35
Described as being at the very epicenter of modern American Music” (BBC), Bill Frisell’s career as a guitarist and composer has spanned more than 35 years and 250 recordings, including 40 of his own. Frisell’s recording catalog has been cited by Downbeat as “the best recorded output of the decade,” including his recent albums for Savoy — Sign of Life with the 858 Quartet, Beautiful Dreamers with his trio, and All We Are Saying, a new collection of John Lennon interpretations.
TIX start at $35
In December 2018, MIYAVI released the groundbreaking collaborations album Samurai Sessions Vol. 3: Worlds Collide on Universal Music Group. The stellar list of U.S.-based collaborators included Oscar-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson, Grammy nominated R&B artist Gallant, Grammy nominated Pop artist Mikky Ekko, Grammy winning producer RAC, Malaysian born R&B songstress Yuna,
outh Central LA rapper DUCKWRTH, “Hood EDM” rapper Bok Nero, “laptop punk” artist NVDES, and Australian born Pop artist Betty Who.
Talk Choas Companion Tour
New York-bred TAUK has been laying down an all-instrumental blend of progressive rock, hip-hop and jazz on stages across the U.S. for the last several years, and recently released several iterations of “Real TAUK”, to document some of the great moments from each tour. Though fans have clamored for each “Real TAUK” release (now up to Volume 3) they’ve also reveled in the deep sonic explorations from the band’s studio forays.
Reston Community Center Events
RCC Hunters Woods – the CenterStage
Mutts Gone Nuts – A Comedy Dog Act
TIX $10 Reston/$15 Non-Reston
“They’ll have you at ‘woof.’” Expect the unexpected, as canines and comedy collide in a smash hit performance that’s leaving audiences everywhere howling for more. From shelters to showbiz, these amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action-packed, comedy dog spectacular, featuring some of the world’s most talented four-legged performers. The dogs are sure to steal your heart – and then your socks!
The Seldom Scene
TIX $25 Reston/$35 Non-Reston
The Seldom Scene is an American bluegrass band formed in 1971 in Bethesda, MD. The Scene has been instrumental in starting the progressive bluegrass movement with shows that include bluegrass versions of country music, rock and even pop. What does it take for a bluegrass band to remain popular for more than four decades? For The Seldom Scene, it has taken talented musicians, a signature sound and a solid repertoire, as well as a keen sense of fun.
The Blackest Battle – By Psalmayene 24
TIX $15 Reston/$20 Non-Reston
It’s the Fourth of July in the not-too-distant future. Reparations have been paid to the African Americans of Chief County, yet Black-on-Black violence rains down like a fiery storm. In this revolutionary hip-hop musical, Bliss and Dream, members of warring rap factions, fall in love while wrestling with making sense of their turbulent lives. Blurring the lines of cinema and live performance, this production, by noted Washington, DC, theatre artist Psalmayene 24, will incorporate the anime-inspired graphic art in the original digital release.
2021 National Heritage Awards
Fellows at the Reston Multicultural Festival
Free, Lake Anne Plaza
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) National Heritage Fellowships are the nation’s highest honor in folk and traditional arts. Come to the annual Reston Multicultural Festival to see some of these great artists and so much more.
Photos courtesy of Wolf Trap