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Sounds of Summer at Reston Town Center

Area residents enjoy the musical offerings of the Upper East Side Big Band from Richmond in Reston on Saturday night as part of the Reston Concerts on the Town at the Reston Town Center Pavilion.

Area residents enjoy the musical offerings of the Upper East Side Big Band from Richmond in Reston on Saturday night as part of the Reston Concerts on the Town at the Reston Town Center Pavilion. Photo by Robbie Hammer.

Reston Summer Concerts

Saturdays, June - August, 7:30—10 p.m., rain or shine. Reston Town Center Pavilion. Call 703 - 912 - 4062 for more concert information. Upcoming Concerts for Summer 2012:

*July

14 - Jukebox Revue: the Originals

The Legendary Orioles; The Jewels; The Memories - Best of Doo-wop & Motown

21 - Jambalaya on the Bayou

C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band - Zydeco, high-energy blues

28 - Global Grooves

Incendio - Spanish guitar, flamenco, Latin fusion

*August

4 - In the Mood

Airmen of Note - U.S. Air Force jazz band [No dance floor tonight]

11 - Salsa Caliente

EC3 & Friends - Salsa, merengue, Afro-Cuban

18 - Rio Comes to Reston

Beleza - Samba, Bossa Nova, Latin jazz

25 - A Swingin' Great Time

Big Joe & the Dynaflows - New Orleans-style swing, jump blues

Every Saturday, as the sun sets, Virginians come together for a different musical act at the Reston Town Center: They set up their lawn chairs and spread Tupperware picnics around the streets and sidewalks surrounding the glass domed pavilion that hosts Summer Concerts Series.

The Saturday shows are commonly playing a medley of jazz, blues, and swing, populated by a cheerful throng of neighbors who travel from all around the state to enjoy the upbeat mood Reston's town center offers. With a dance floor at the foot of the stage, and plenty of space for seating, heat or chill, rain or shine, the concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and last until 10, enough time to dine at one of many restaurants before picking up dessert as the show begins.