Summer in Arlington is Filled with the Sound of Music

by Dan Lesniak

joueur-de-guitareOrange Line Living offers a host of wonderful, inexpensive or free music events throughout the summer. If you are looking for something fun for the whole family, Arlington is the place to be. From entertainment for the young ones, to musical memories for our seniors, and everyone in between, check out the wonderful musical offerings coming to our area this summer.

One of the most popular events running throughout the summer, from June 13th – August 17th, is the Lubber Run Amphitheater Summer Evening Concert Series. Located south east of the Ballston area, this outdoor amphitheater offers a variety of music each Friday, Saturday and Sunday for free. Some bands scheduled to play this year include local World music players: Mystic Warrior, The King Teddy Big Band and the jazzy sounds of Mary Ann Redmond.

Another concert series to enjoy is at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, located northwest of Rosslyn. Concerts began beat-the-drumat the end of May and continue through to September 6th. These are free to attend as well, though donations of $5.00 per adult are requested. Concerts at the regional park are held every other Saturday with a variety of artists set to perform. You can dance and have fun to the likes of bluegrass bands Difficult Run String Band or Skystone. Or feel free to rock out with Local 12, The Taters or Second Wind to name a few.

Netherland Carllion BellsFor a truly unique and special Arlington music experience, a visit to the Netherlands Carillon Bell Tower is a must this summer. The bell tower, adjacent to the Iwo Jima Memorial and near Rosslyn, plays recorded music with its fifty bells, and is run automatically by computer. The songs are patriotic in nature, celebrating the gift of the bell from the Dutch for aid provided around WWII. Each May through September, concerts are held on the grounds on Saturdays and national holidays.

For the young kids, there is a long time favorite coming back to town. Mr. Knick Knack and the Bric-a-Brac Band will be appearing every Friday morning beginning June 6th through October 3st at Market Common Clarendon. This is a 45 minute show of positive music just for children and given for free each week at the gazebo in Market Common.
For a special one night only concert check out Pops for Pets, a concert by the Arlington Philharmonic set for violin-closeup-8712912248245cgJune 29th and put on to support the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. This will be held at Lubber Run Amphitheater and is free of charge but donations are requested and highly encouraged. Donations will go to both the AWLA and Arlington Philharmonic. It is sure to be a great family night out.

The summer in Arlington is filled with the sound of music and family fun. Myself, and the Orange Line Living team, are here to provide you with our unique and specialized services so you can turn your dreams into reality. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us directly at 571-969-7653 or at [email protected].



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