Calendar

Jul
11
Wed
RICHARD WALTON
Jul 11 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
RICHARD WALTON

Richard Walton is a 2016 inductee in the Maryland Entertainment Hall Of Fame. He works as a musician in a variety of situations. He has professionally performed for over twenty five years throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. As a solo entertainer, Richard has a catalogue of over 400 songs; performing with his gifted musical memory. He can make any situation special for any age group and occasion. He currently performs at house concerts/parties, private corporate functions, restaurants, pubs, churches, senior centers, weddings, funerals and other special occasion events.

Richard leads an award-winning instrumental multi-genre ensemble, Richard Walton Group; which can be heard frequently on Pandora Radio and lots of other digital radio stations. In 2016, the group received nominations: WAMMIE (Best Jazz CD) & Maryland Music Awards (Best Jazz Group). Richard also works regularly in the music duos Rich & Famous (w/ original Appaloosa bassist/vocalist Frank Frazier), Three’s A Crowd (w/ vocalist Vicki Scarinzi) & Rich & Infamous (w/ guitarist/vocalist Bryan Miller)

He began his musical journey as a musician in Mid-Atlantic cover bands, eventually graduating to a career as a songwriter, publisher, bandleader and recording artist. In 1988, he formed the publishing & recording company Notlaw Music (Walton spelled backwards). His songs have been used on various compilation CD’s and been heard on numerous radio & TV outlets . In 2016, Richard landed a publishing deal for a number of his songs with an established world class publisher. As of 2018, Richard has released 11 worldwide distributed CD’s and earned over 40 songwriting awards.

SPRINGFIELD NIGHTS
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SPRINGFIELD NIGHTS @ Burke Lake Park

Join us at beautiful Burke Lake Park for the inaugural summer season of Springfeld Nights! Bring a picnic dinner, blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy music such as bluegrass, pop, rock and R&B music. Each concert begins with a performance from our talented Fairfax County high school musicians! 2 Silos Brewery will be pouring beers!

July 11: Randy Thompson Band (Americana/Country/Roots Rock)
July 18: The David Kitchen Band (Pop/Rock)
July 25: The Johnny Artis Band (R&B)
August 1: Ruthie & the Wranglers (American Roots)
August 8: The Colin Thompson Band (Blues/Rock)
August 15: Dr. FU (Rock/Cover Band)

Schedule subject to change. Check website for latest schedule: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/springfield-nights

Inclement weather: For last minute performance cancellations due to inclement weather, call the HOTLINE at 703-324-SHOW (7469) one hour prior to the program start time.

Jul
12
Thu
JASON MASI
Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
JASON MASI

Jason Masi got his start with Richmond, VA based group, Jubeus, opening for acts like Blind Melon, Everclear, and SOJA and releasing two well received albums, “Two Tone Circles” 2004 and “Natural Mood” 2007, respectively. He stepped out as a solo artist in 2010, trading in the band’s roots-jam driven rock for a more acoustic soul/R&B songwriter approach.

Jul
13
Fri
COUNTRY FEST JULY 13-15
Jul 13 – Jul 15 all-day
COUNTRY FEST JULY 13-15

Calling all Country Music fans! Make your plans early to attend the COUNTRY FEST @ Farm Brew LIVE! Get out your boots and hats and join us for 9 amazing country bands performing on The YARD Stage throughout the weekend! Ride the bull! Hold on tight and give it a go! How long can you stay on? Stay tuned for announcements on the full line-up! Read more

LAUREN CALVE
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
LAUREN CALVE

Virginia native Lauren Calve is a Washington, D.C. area singer-songwriter, guitar and lap steel player who has brought a vital new energy to the Americana scene. Starting with her days attending the open mic nights at the well-loved, but now defunct Arlington, VA live music haven Iota Club and Cafe, Calve became known for her strong, soulful vocal style and skillful playing. Seeing her perform, one thinks of Patty Griffin’s dynamic voice, Bonnie Raitt’s smoky aura, and Ben Harper’s unique slide style. She released her debut EP, “Between the Creek and the Tracks” in 2014, for which she earned a Washington Area Music Association nomination for Best Roots Rock Vocalist. Her musical compositions find their ground in the tried and true sounds of Americana, but their strength lies in how they go beyond tradition into innovative melodies, structures and arrangements that define their originality. Lyrically, Calve’s concerns also go into interesting, personal territory, as she uses memorable imagery and meter to write about complex issues too little found in popular music, such as the contemplation of nature and its connection to spirituality, feminist responses to traditional conceptions of gender roles, and the importance of political consciousness in a democracy. She has become a mainstay at prominent local and regional venues, and is honored to have opened for artists like Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek, Cruz Contreras of The Black Lillies, Charlie Worsham and Wade Bowen. In addition to her solo material, which she performs intimately by herself, with an accompanying guitarist, or with a rocking full band, she is also a member of D.C.’s exciting new Americana “super group” Run Come See. On the basis of her collaboration on original songs with the two other founding members of that band, Run Come See released their debut album in March 2017 to the praise of the D.C. Commission for the Arts and Humanities, Listen Local First and Brightest Young Things. Building on the vibrant blend of blues, country and rock that continues to shape Calve’s musical vision, she is back in the studio finishing “Light Dark”, her sophomore solo record to be released on March 9, 2018 at the Black Cat in Washington, DC.

MARK BRAY
Jul 13 @ 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm
MARK BRAY

This South Florida native always had music instilled in his blood. They say it takes only one moment for someone to become hooked and know that making music is their dream, and for Mark, it was watching the 1994 television special featuring Garth Brooks. Motivated by his passion for music and his love of performing, he was influenced by many different styles of music – the pop hits of the day through his mother, 70’s singer/songwriters via his father and the rock-n-roll hits of the 80s and 90s that he first heard being sung by his siblings. With an eclectic range of musical influences ranging from Garth Brooks to Billy Joel, James Taylor and Jimmy Buffet, he describes his style of music as 90s country with a modern feel. “There’s nothing better when I’m on stage performing and seeing how the crowd is reacting. It’s a matter of me being happy with my performance, but I want that one person who has never seen me before come up and say ‘Man, you’re the guy.’ If one person does that, then I’ve done my job.” With Bray’s creative soul, compelling charm and driven work ethic that won’t let him slow down, it looks like he is on the right path to becoming a household name.

7 MILE FORD
Jul 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
7 MILE FORD

The core of 7 Mile Ford; Christy Bowles, David Bowles, David Breeden and David Wirtanen are closing in on nearly two decades together. Driven by the need to evolve, this group of world class musicians have been consistently working to keep up with the times. The stage is where “THE FORD” truly comes to life. Regionally renowned for blending Country, Pop, Rock and Rap into a driving, energized evening. 7 Mile Ford has earned their stripes on the road and with the addition of their newest member, Jeremy Berberette, the sky is the limit!

The Ford has had the privilege of working with some of Nashville’s greatest artists: Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Big & Rich, Sugarland, Marty Stuart, Joe Nichols, Craig Morgan and many others.

LEVON
Jul 13 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
LEVON

Levon Biography “You have no idea who we are, but we’re about to be great friends.”And with that inviting proclamation, Levon’s Michael David Hall has opened many a performance. Making friends through the music is part of what it’s all about for this soulful country/rock trio, whose cross-generational sonic appeal draws from past and present, with a harmony-driven style built around compelling lyrics and memorable melodies: music with a timeless quality.
And, they are impacting country radio now with their debut single, “Ms. Marianne,” from their recently-release debut self-titled EP. “Ms. Marianne” was co-written by lead singer Hall, James Dean Hicks and Jamie Houston.
Levon consists of three best friends: Northbrook, Illinois, native Michael David Hall (on guitar and lead vocals, with a soaring five-octave range); Sumter, South Carolina’s Jake Singleton (on harmonies, bass, and percussion); and Camden, Tennessee, native Ryan Holladay (on guitar, mandolin and harmonies).
A few of the trio’s musical roots are suggested by their name, an homage to the talents of The Band’s Levon Helm, as well as Elton John and his song, “Levon.”All in their twenties, Levon’s members nonetheless share a collective musical passion for the 1970s and the artist/songwriter generation whose lyrics and melodies have remained relevant long after their time on the charts.“We wanted people to hear our name and kind of know where we were coming from,” Hall says.
In addition to John and Helm, Levon’s influences include a range of artists whose careers have become synonymous with stellar songwriting, musicianship, and/or harmonies: The Eagles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, CSNY, Keith Urban, Pure Prairie League, and others.
The genesis of Levon sparked with a chance meeting one night in early 2014, when Hall and Singleton performed in separate bands at a Franklin, Tennessee, restaurant where Hall had also been working as a server. Each liked what they heard, with drummer Singleton learning to play bass in order to join Hall’s then-band. Thus began a musical partnership that would crystallize with the September 2015 addition of Ryan Holladay. A vocalist and mandolin player since the age of 3, Holladay had years of experience on the bluegrass circuit and became the perfect third to complete Levon’s three-part-harmony sound.Now dually signed to Sony Music Nashville’s storied Columbia Nashville imprint as well as New York-based powerhouse Epic Records, Levon is a band committed to country music, but with a style and sound that transcend genre or format: killer songcraft that simultaneously won over both Sony Music label teams. And while their music clearly has the potential to break through to a massive audience, Hall makes no bones about the fact that Levon is – and will remain – a country band.

Jul
14
Sat
WHISKEY REVIVAL
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:45 pm
WHISKEY REVIVAL

Whiskey Revival is a 3-piece band, Steven Bruce (lead male vocals, guitar), Adrienne Davis (lead female vocals, cajon), and James Davis (guitar).

JOBE FORTNER
Jul 14 @ 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
JOBE FORTNER

Jobe Fortner is a singer/songwriter from Monroe, Georgia, living in Nashville, Tennessee. He has opened for artists such as Luke Combs, Cody Johnson, Frankie Ballard, Riley Green, Keith Anderson, The Steel Woods, Muscadine Bloodline and The SteelDrivers. Raised on southern rock and country roots, you get a heart-wrenching performance along with a powerful voice.

SAM GROW
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm
SAM GROW

Born and raised in Southern Maryland, Sam’s love of performing and connection with his fans continue to fill various venues. His powerful vocals and highly personal lyrics draw you into his songs as he tells stories of love, heartbreak, and life.

DELTA RAE
Jul 14 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
DELTA RAE

Six-piece band Delta Rae hails from Durham, NC with Liz Hopkins and Brittany Holljes fronting the robust group with sultry harmonies rounded out by Holljes’ brothers Eric (vocals, piano) and Ian (vocals, guitar) as well as Mike McKee (drums) and Grant Emerson (bass). The band chose their moniker from a mythical story the Holljes siblings’ mother wrote about a Southern girl of the same name who summons the Greek gods to earth.

Headlining over 100 shows each year and a regular on the festival circuit since forming in 2009, Delta Rae’s larger-than-life performances have earned coveted spots at Bonnaroo, Tortuga Music Festival, Austin City Limits, Firefly, Bumbershoot, Summerfest, Hangout Fest, Kaaboo, Basilica, VOODOO, and Lollapalooza. They have received national attention with features in NPR, Washington Post, and New York Times, in addition to late night television performances and inclusion in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list. Delta Rae were recently named One to Watch in 2018 by Billboard, CMT & Rolling Stone.

Now signed to Big Machine Label Group’s imprint The Valory Music Co., Delta Rae are on tour in support of their latest release, A Long And Happy Life, and their latest radio single “No Peace in Quiet.”

DELTA RAE
Jul 14 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Jul
15
Sun
LOW LOW CHARIOT
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
LOW LOW CHARIOT

When fate, family and music become one, you find the Low Low Chariot.

Singer-songwriter JD Sutphin toured for years with his rock outfit, Madrone, gaining thousands of fans and even radio support. But even with their success, his maternal grandmother told him repeatedly “Country music is gonna find you.” And one fateful Christmas it did, in a decades old stack of songs unearthed by his family, written by his own grandfather who died on July 4th, 1974, before he could record them.

JD’s grandfather, Jim Freeman, an incredibly accomplished musician in his own right, toured with bluegrass greats Ralph Stanley and Bill Monroe.

JD learned these once forgotten songs. He discovered a storytelling style of music that engulfed him to the point of making a pilgrimage to Nashville.

He stood in front of the Ryman with tears and saw a path he needed to take. JD began to write his own songs on his grandfather’s prized Martin guitar. Within the first week he had ten songs unlike anything he had ever written. It was honest. It was simple. It was country.

This new band “The Low Low Chariot” alongside lifelong friends Blaine Davis and Joshua Mason named Low Low Chariot, after his grandfather’s single “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”.

PHILLIP MICHAEL PARSONS
Jul 15 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
PHILLIP MICHAEL PARSONS

Country music singer/song writer based in Southern Maryland and playing all over the Northeast!

Jul
17
Tue
BRYAN FRATES
Jul 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BRYAN FRATES

Bryan Frates is a diverse singer/songwriter, music teacher, Songwriters Showcase host, and sports coach out of Southern MD. Bryan’s unique style stems from his love for folk, country, R&B, hip-hop, pop, and jazz music. With an admiration of artists like Martin Sexton, Amos Lee, Zac Brown, Lisa Hillary, Vance Gilbert, and Brandi Carlile, his tremendous vocals weave effortlessly throughout genres. Tying together elements of country and folk along with hip-hop and R&B, he has created a style that is truly his own. With his passion for music and song writing, he hopes to make a full time career out of something that he loves to do. Bryan’s original songs evoke images of family, friends, and the experiences of moving through the various stages of life.

Jul
18
Wed
LEVI STEPHENS
Jul 18 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LEVI STEPHENS

An American singer, songwriter, and producer.

SPRINGFIELD NIGHTS
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SPRINGFIELD NIGHTS @ Burke Lake Park

Join us at beautiful Burke Lake Park for the inaugural summer season of Springfeld Nights! Bring a picnic dinner, blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy music such as bluegrass, pop, rock and R&B music. Each concert begins with a performance from our talented Fairfax County high school musicians! 2 Silos Brewery will be pouring beers!

July 11: Randy Thompson Band (Americana/Country/Roots Rock)
July 18: The David Kitchen Band (Pop/Rock)
July 25: The Johnny Artis Band (R&B)
August 1: Ruthie & the Wranglers (American Roots)
August 8: The Colin Thompson Band (Blues/Rock)
August 15: Dr. FU (Rock/Cover Band)

Schedule subject to change. Check website for latest schedule: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/springfield-nights

Inclement weather: For last minute performance cancellations due to inclement weather, call the HOTLINE at 703-324-SHOW (7469) one hour prior to the program start time.

Jul
19
Thu
NEW: WEST COAST IPA
Jul 19 all-day
NEW: WEST COAST IPA

West Coast IPA

72 IBUs, 13.3 SRM • 6.3% ALC / VOL

This old school IPA is packed full of Simcoe & Amarillo hops. Each hop variety was utilized in both the boil and again during double dry hoping to create a resinous, piney, and slightly citrus hop profile.

Glassware – Pint, $6

PETE LAPP
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
PETE LAPP

Based in Leesburg, Virginia, Pete Lapp is a singer and guitarist who specializes in acoustic interpretations of classic and alternative rock songs to include Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, U2, Foo Fighters, Tom Petty, Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Mumford and Sons and many more.