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Jul
4
Wed
4th OF JULY
Jul 4 all-day
4th OF JULY

Join our celebration this Independence Day!

Chris Timbers: 12-4:00 pm & Alan Scott Ban: 5-9:00 pm

NEW: HELLES LAGER
Jul 4 all-day
NEW: HELLES LAGER

Munich Helles

30 IBUs, 5 SRM • 5.76% ALC / VOL

Moderately grainy-sweet malt flavor with a soft dry finish. The malt’s are complemented by a restrained use of German hop varieties creating delicate floral hop aromas. This clear, clean fermented lager, is a refreshing everyday beer.

Glassware – Pint, $6

CHRIS TIMBERS
Jul 4 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CHRIS TIMBERS

A Northern Virginia native, singer/songwriter Chris Timbers draws inspiration from soul music, contemporary jazz, blues, rock and country. A soulful, rootsy singer with early acoustic songwriting, Chris Timbers is presently gearing up for his freshman release as a solo artist.

ALAN SCOTT BAND
Jul 4 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
ALAN SCOTT BAND

Guitar-Based Modern Melodic Rock that ranges from acoustic ballads to Anthemic Rock. The acoustic side recalls Early John Mayer, Counting Crows, Ben Folds 5, and REM. Music is a blend of pop, alternative rock, funk, and a splash of brit pop, featuring world-class musicianship and critically-acclaimed songwriting.

Jul
5
Thu
RYAN FORRESTER DUO
Jul 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
RYAN FORRESTER DUO

The Ryan Forrester Band will entertain with a variety of covers – Motown to Top-40 blended with Country & Rock.

Jul
6
Fri
BRITTON JAMES
Jul 6 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
BRITTON JAMES

As a recent college graduate, Britton pursues his dreams of writing, playing, teaching, recording, and producing music. He continues to write songs on his guitar, he plays weekly in the Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland area; he teaches at a music school for kids called Bach to Rock, he records music at his home studio as well as his great friend Andrew Dunbar’s home studio, and produces his music there as well. Britton writes about relationships with his loved ones, nature (especially the weather), and his hardships. He’s hoping to write songs that relate to many people and impact them in a positive way.

JUNKFOOD
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
JUNKFOOD

Do you remember when rock and roll was fun? JunkFood certainly does, serving up big, unapologetic rock tunes with loud guitars and sing-along hooks so huge you could hang a side of beef on them – just good-time, high-energy, well-played rock-and-roll.

Jul
7
Sat
MATT WALLER
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
MATT WALLER

Matt Waller is a musician hailing from the Northern Virginia/Richmond area. His looping abilities set him aside as one of the premier performers in the DMV area. His shows are energetic, crowd-interactive performances of pop, hip hop, reggae, rock and country music from the 50’s to today. If you happen to catch a show you will know you were apart of something special!

THE EARLS OF KENT
Jul 7 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
THE EARLS OF KENT

Formed in late spring 2013 the Earls of Kent have created a talented, high energy musical group bent on bringing great classic rock to audiences everywhere. This tightly-knit group of musicians are uniquely suited towards venues that cater to rock enthusiasts who enjoy the classic rock and blues of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s as well as the 2000’s. Their goal is to consistently satisfy rock fans of all ages and tastes with a wide variety of great music and fill the seats of any venue/establishment in which they play. Their music features artists such as Queen, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cream, Joe Walsh, Led Zeppelin, Molly Hatchett, Joe Bonamassa, Toto, Aerosmith, The Black Crowes, Stevie Ray Vaughn and many others. These down-to-earth, capable musicians are the real deal when it comes to dedication and commitment to their music and their fans. Hope to see you all out there at the next gig!

RYAN FORRESTER BAND
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
RYAN FORRESTER BAND

The Ryan Forrester Band will entertain with a variety of covers – Motown to Top-40 blended with Country & Rock.

Jul
8
Sun
LAUREN SUMNER
Jul 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
LAUREN SUMNER

Lauren is 25 years old and has been exploring her talents as a singer-songwriter/solo-performer in the DMV area for about 5 years. She has started her music career by playing acoustic gigs at local venues but has aspirations for more. While she plays an eclectic selection of original songs and popular covers, her passion in music is derived from the Blues.

Lauren grew up in Germantown, Maryland. She is influenced by musicians such as John Mayer, Eva Cassidy, Neil Young, Alicia Keys, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, etc…

She hopes to one day record her own album

PAUL LEWIS
Jul 8 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
PAUL LEWIS

Lewis has enjoyed international recognition for his role in the pop/rock world while touring with his band YNOT?! With a Billboard charting album before eventually beginning a solo career. After having performed over 5,000 live shows and being named as one of the top front men to come out of the Mid-Atlantic area, his three solo albums received critical acclaim garnering quotes such as “An ear for hooks and the energy for percussion that will alter your heartbeat.”

Jul
10
Tue
CATHY DITORO
Jul 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
CATHY DITORO

Cathy is a DC-based singer-songwriter who has been singing from a young age and performing regularly around the DMV for almost 10 years. She is a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar primarily, but also piano and percussion.

She sings with local 80s favorites, The Legwarmers, and also fronts the high-energy, 6-piece ska band, Party Like It’s. She has her own original music project and will be releasing her first album in 2018.

She has played numerous venues, theaters, festivals, and sporting events, including a Japan tour in 2015.

An avid advocate for the DC music scene, Cathy started a nonprofit in 2017 called ProjectHERA. Its mission is to support, connect and empower women and girls in the music industry. Each year, she hosts the HERA music festival, a female-fueled, all ages, celebration of women in music.

She also works as a booking agent for bands and solo artists in and around DC.

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.