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
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.
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.”
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”.
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.
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.
FREE BEER! (in exchange for helping to save species).
It couldn’t be more fun to support the species-saving efforts of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute—all you have to do is buy tickets to Brew at the Zoo. That’s it! Sample craft beers, enjoy live music, meet animals up close, dance all night to music by The Reflex, and feel fine in the morning, knowing you supported a good cause. Drink beer. Save wildlife. FONZ Members get early access to discounted tickets on June 7. This is a 21+ rain or shine event. Outside food will not be permitted (unless you’re wearing it on a necklace). Hosted by Friends of the National Zoo.
Scott Kurt grew up in America’s Rust Belt, and the grittiness of his roots is evident in every aspect of his music. From his debut album, “Ragged But Right”, recorded with his band Memphis 59, to his first solo effort “Down This Road”, he captures the essence of hard living, hard work and hard times in deeply personal lyrics delivered by a whiskey-tinged bar room voice wrapped up inside a whole lot of full-tilt country-rock guitar.
PANIC FOR THE VIBE (PFTV) is an American Pop, Soul, Rock, Reggae and Blues band from Bristow, Virginia, formed in 2013. The band’s line-up includes Larry Thomas (vocals and guitar), John Graves (lead guitar and vocals), Briane Russell (bass), Jana Patterson (vocals and keyboard) and Charles Smith (drums).
PFTV’s music is highlighted by bass-driven grooves, reggae rhythms, and soulful cadences, sometimes alternating between funk, pop, blues and reggae within the same song.Their music often contains mood-altering, harmonic minor-based or bluesy vocals and guitar solos, and rhythmically-improvised heavy bass lines.
PFTV’s performance experience includes a Mid-Atlantic tour for three years, performing at concerts for as many as 6,000. The band currently performs locally in the DC Metro area at bars, clubs, wineries, corporate events and private parties. Larry Thomas, the band’s frontman, also performs as an acoustic solo artist, bringing the same soulful, bluesy sound to a personal level.
Kenney’s vocal style and instrumental prowess has wowed audiences for over 40 years nationally and internationally. He has been compared to BB King perhaps because his choice of instrument is a gold gilded “Lucille” guitar inlaid with mother of pearl or maybe it is just that he plays the blues with the intensity of a seasonal blues man. He has also been compared to the likes of George Benson and Wes Montgomery as Kenney is an accomplished jazz guitarist and vocalist.