Lake Anne Village Center is hosting a free Jazz & Blues Festival on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 12-6 p.m. Some of the Washington, D.C. region’s favorite bands are scheduled to perform on the lakeside plaza, including Afro Bop Alliance, 2009 Grammy Winner for “Best Latin Jazz Group,” plus three more headline bands: Sara Jones, The Dixie Power Trio and the Mykle Lyons Quartet, on stage at Lake Anne Village Center, 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston. General admission and parking are free. A small fee of $3 for wristbands provides access to the Food and Beer Garden. Spectators are welcome to also bring their own chairs. A portion of wristband proceeds will benefit the “Explore More Art” program at Greater Reston Arts Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Media sponsor WPFW Radio 89.3 FM will help host the festival with guest emcees, including radio personality Myrrh Cauthen. For Jazz & Blues Festival information, call 703-582-6475 and go to www.lakeanneplaza.com or www.lakeannearts.com.
The third annual Jazz & Blues Festival at Lake Anne is sponsored by Friends of Lake Anne (FOLA); Reston Community Center; Reston Association; Lake Anne Merchants; and supported by media sponsor WPFW Radio, The Messenger, 89.3 FM.