See what live concerts and events are coming up this holiday season.
The Barns at Wolf Trap Concerts
1635 Trap Rd, Vienna, VA 22182
John Lloyd Young’s Broadway!
Music Direction by Tommy Faragher
TIX START AT $37
Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young originated the role of iconic singer Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys on Broadway. In his signature passionate and thrilling style, Young interprets the spine-tingling, soul-bearing showstoppers that shaped his earliest Broadway aspirations in a concert featuring songs from Jersey Boys, The Wiz, Chicago, Hair, Dreamgirls, and more.
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Chamber Music at The Barns
Members of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Wolf Trap Opera Alumnus (baritone) Will Liverman explore several centuries of Spanish and Spanish-influenced music, including the Turina Piano Quartet and Sarasate’s Navarra for Two Violins and Piano.
TIX START AT $52
Pat Benatar, Cole Porter, and Black Sabbath—powerhouse singer/songwriter Storm Large can sing them all and more! Whether performing with Pink Martini, at a cabaret, or with a rock band, this sassy yet classy artist with an edge knows how to bring the house down.
California Guitar Trio
TIX START AT $32
Celebrating 30 years! Experience the guitar wizardry of the California Guitar Trio as they perform everything from unique originals to dazzling, cleverly arranged interpretations of music from Queen and the Beatles, to Bach and Beethoven. They are joined by Trace Bundy, fan-dubbed the “Acoustic Ninja.” Bundy is an internationally-acclaimed guitar virtuoso whose music is like poetry in motion, using harmonics, looping, and multiple capos that delivers an unforgettable live concert experience.
Bourbon & Bubbles
Venue: The Pavilions at Wolf Trap National Park
You’re invited to a spirited evening beneath the stars supporting Wolf Trap Foundation’s arts and education programs!
Experience distinctive bourbon, unique champagnes, and handcrafted cocktails by award-winning mixologists while noshing on gourmet fare at the new open-air Pavilions at Wolf Trap. You’ll top the night off with roasted gourmet s’mores at our festive fire pits.
This beloved event has become a Wolf Trap tradition that offers something for everyone, from the knowledgeable adult beverage enthusiast to the casual dabbler. And, the entire event takes place safely (and warmly!) outdoors at America’s only National Park for the Performing Arts.
11/20 at 8PM and 11/21 at 7PM
TIX START AT $42
Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Joan Osborne is best-known for her soulful recording of Eric Bazilian’s “One of Us.” She’s graced the stage with America’s most iconic musicians, such as The Dead and Bob Dylan. A spitfire of talent, Joan Osborne performs songs tinged with pop, soul, R&B, blues, and country.
Newmyer Flyer Presents:
Time Loves A Hero: A Tribute To Little Feat
TIX START AT $27
Little Feat has been one of the world’s greatest and most unique bands since Lowell George and Bill Payne formed the group as the 1970s dawned. Offering up an otherworldly blend of funky, soulful music all wrapped around their beautifully crafted songs, Little Feat established itself by releasing eight classic albums between 1971 and 1978. Songs like “Dixie Chicken,” “Rock & Roll Doctor,” “Willin’,” “Fat Man in the Bathtub,” and “Oh Atlanta” blasted out over FM radio airwaves. This show features an all-star group comprised of DC’s finest performers including Eric Scott, Patty Reese, Tommy Lepson, Bill Starks, Brian Simms, Tony Denikos, Chuck Underwood, Paul Bell, Chuck Sullivan, and Tom Fridrich.
An Acoustic Christmas with Over the Rhine
TIX START AT $27
Fall under the spell of talented husband and wife duo Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist as they celebrate over 30 years of expertly crafted Americana tunes and holiday favorites. Over the Rhine is a band “with no sign of fatigue, whose moment has finally arrived” (Rolling Stone).
Christmas with Cantus
Lessons and Carols for Our Time
Chamber Music at The Barns
The ethereal vocal ensemble Cantus returns to The Barns for an evening of holiday favorites. From Latin hymnody to Spanish folksong, from Sacred Harp to Irving Berlin, this is the perfect way to kick off your holiday season.
The State Theatre Concerts
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.
220 N Washington St, Falls Church, VA 22046
The Hackensaw Boys with Jordan Time
TIX START AT $17
For almost two decades, the Hackensaw Boys have plowed the asphalt bringing their raw, gritty American vernacular sounds to the music halls and streets across the world. Twenty years later, the group continues their burning hot vision of American roots music into a new age, fueled as much by a rowdy punk spirit as by the traditional masters that first inspired them.
Eyes of the Nile: A Tribute to Iron Maiden w/VAtallica
TIX START AT $12
Iron Maiden tribute, Eyes of the Nile, with Metallica tribute, VAtallica, all under one roof!
“Pics and vids couldn’t capture the magic I witnessed last night. Awesome show Eyes of the Nile – Iron Maiden Tribute!”
“The most convincing Bruce Dickinson I’ve ever heard vocally…Dude NAILED it. Best vocals/frontman performance I’ve ever seen from a Maiden tribute show.”
TIX START AT $20
The Slackers are self styled masters of Reggae, Ska and Rock’n’Roll from New York City. Since 1997 the Slackers have released 11 more studio albums (The Question, Wasted Days, Slackers & Friends, Close My Eyes, Slackers in Dub, Peculiar, Boss Harmony Sessions, Self Medication, Lost and Found, The Great Rocksteady Swindle, and The Slackers [self-titled, 2016] ) 3 live albums (Live at Ernestos, Upsettin Ernestos, Slack in Japan), several EPs (International War Crimminal, My Bed is a Boat), and numerous singles and compilation tracks.
Johnny Folsom 4
A Tribute to Johnny Cash!
TIX START AT $20
From A Boy Named Sue to Ring of Fire, the Johnny Folsom 4 pays tribute to the legendary Man in Black.Lead singer David Burney brings a lilting southern baritone to Cash’s classic songs which hits the mark well enough that you will wonder if Johnny, himself, is in the building. David Gresham more than meets the challenge of filling in for Luther and Carl Perkins on those classic guitar licks. And Tom Mills (bass) and Randy Benefield (drums) provide the hallmark, train-like driving rhythm the whole world loves. And when the boys are living right, the remarkable Miss Eleanor Jones joins in on those classic Johnny and June duets – it’s hotter than a pepper sprout!
The Miracles Holiday & Hits Tour
TIX START AT $75
A phenomenally successful instrumentalist whose recordings routinely made the pop, R&B, and jazz charts during the 1980s and ’90s, Kenny G‘s sound became a staple on adult contemporary and smooth jazz radio stations. He’s a fine player with an attractive sound (influenced a bit by Grover Washington, Jr.) who often caresses melodies, putting a lot of emotion into his solos. Because he does not improvise much (sticking mostly to predictable melody statements), his music largely falls outside of jazz. However, because he is listed at the top of “contemporary jazz” charts and is identified with jazz in the minds of the mass public, he is classified as jazz.
McLean Community Center Events
1234 Ingleside Ave.
McLean, VA 22101
“Joy to the World: A Christmas Musical Journey” with Damien Sneed
$30/$20 MCC district residents
We can finally reconnect… and no one brings people together like Damien Sneed. “Joy to the World” takes the listener through Damien Sneed’s original arrangements of gospel, jazz and classical favorites. As a multi-genre recording artist and instrumentalist, Sneed is a pianist, vocalist, organist, composer, conductor, arranger, producer, and arts educator whose work spans multiple genres. If you missed our 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. concert, here’s your chance for a do-over. (Don’t you wish you could do that with all of 2020?)
“Damien is an extraordinarily talented, intelligent and well-rounded musician as well as a human being of depth and passion.” – Jessye Norman
If you would like to purchase tickets at the box office please email Patron Services Manager Evelyn Hill at email@example.com to set up an appointment.
“A Klezmer Hanukkah” with Seth Kibel and the Kleztet
$20/$15 MCC district residents
Hanukkah comes early this year, but Seth Kibel and the Kleztet keep the party going with festive Klezmer tunes and a little jazz thrown in. Chag Sameach!
Light Up McLean: Holiday Decorating Contest
Registration for House Decorators: Aug. 9–Dec. 10
Contest and Voting: Dec. 20–Jan. 2
Activity No. 4707.221
The Light Up McLean Holiday Decorating Competition is your opportunity to show off your home in all its holiday splendor! Think your holiday decorations are the best? Enter the competition and prove it! Your McLean neighbors will vote for the top two winners in the following categories:
- Best Overall: Features an exceptionally attractive, unique and complete design that utilizes space and resources well.
- Most Creative/Original: Features exceptional use of creative ideas and lots of originality is evident in the design.
- Best Holiday Theme: Features eye-catching decorations that clearly communicate a fully conceptualized theme.
Register online by clicking the Activity No. link above or by calling OFC at 703-448-TEEN (8336).
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Photocredit: Darrin Ballman Photography