Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova, in partnership with the Fairfax County Park Authority, will host a series of free summer concerts, Evenings on the Ellipse, at the Fairfax County Government Center every Thursday from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Summer Concert Schedule
—Emily Hearn (Pop/Rock)
1—Little Red & The Renegades (zydeco)
8—The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook (folk)
15—Ryan Montbleau Band (R&B/pop)
22—Natty Beaux (swing)
29—Elikeh (West African music)
“I am very excited about hosting a new, exciting Evenings on the Ellipse concert series this summer,” Bulova said. “If you like music and enjoy spending time with family, co-workers and friends, you will love this concert series.”
Concerts will take place every Thursday evening through Aug. 29 in the Fairfax County Government Center’s “backyard.” Concerts are designed for residents and employees who wish to celebrate the end of the day in Wolf Trap-esque style.
In addition to live music, free wine tastings will be provided by Paradise Springs Winery and the Winery at Bull Run. Performances and parking are free. In case of rain, concerts are held indoors in the Government Center Forum.
As Braddock District Supervisor, Bulova founded the concert series Braddock Nights in 1995. Concerts were, and still are, held on Friday evenings at Lake Accotink and Royal Lake Park. Ossian Hall Park in Annandale was later added as a concert series venue. The success of these concerts led other district supervisors to begin concerts in their parks, and they are now held all across Fairfax County.
The Evenings on the Ellipse Series is sponsored by the following organizations: Wegmans, Cox Communications, 495 Express Lanes, Lerner Enterprises, Verizon, EnviroSolutions, The Georgelas Group, Dominion Virginia Power, NOVEC Power, Covanta Energy.
For more information visit: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/ell.