Free summer concerts return to Reston this summer
Find outdoor shows around Reston on Thursdays and Sundays from June
The Reston Community Center is pleased to announce that the free summer concerts will return to venues around Reston starting in June.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions in 2020, RCC has offered a much reduced performance list. With falling COVID-19 rates and easing public health restrictions, guests can expect a series of more typical shows at Reston Town Square Park, Lake Anne Plaza, and Reston Station in 2021.
“The more people vaccinated, the safer the community,” said Leila Gordon, RCC Executive Director. “The steps we have all taken to stop the spread have worked, and we are seeing public health measures responding accordingly. We will carefully monitor COVID-19 data, government guidelines, and vaccination rates to ensure that we are providing environments that comply with public health best practices. “
The partners of the more than 50 performances are also engaged in the approach and hope for a more normal summer filled with the sounds of music and people having fun.
Mark your calendars for the following concert series:
Lunch with the arts at Mason
Thursdays in June
Reston Town Square Park
Lunchtime with the Arts in Mason brings student performers from the College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University to Reston Town Square Park on Thursdays from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in June. These performances will feature everything from Broadway show tunes and vocal jazz to tuba and euphonium ensembles. To see the full schedule of performances, visit https://www.restoncommunitycenter.com/artsatmason. The concerts are presented by RCC and Reston Town Center Association in cooperation with George Mason University.
Take a break
Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place du lac Anne
Enjoy music under the stars on the shores of beautiful Lake Anne. The Take a Break concerts begin on June 3 with Ocho de Bastos, a Latin pop & rock group. Other Take a Break favorites such as the Crawdaddies, Part Harmony, Mambo Combo and Justin Trawick & the Common Good will be performing. The series runs through September 2. Visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com/TAB for the full program. The concerts are presented by RCC in cooperation with MSE Productions, Inc. and are hosted by Lake Anne Plaza.
Fabulous Fridays Summerbration
Fridays, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Take in musical performances in the plaza atop the Wiehle-Reston East metro station as the Fab Fridays series returns on June 4. Enjoy the sounds of Elikeh (afro pop), Scott Kurt & Memphis 59 (modern country), King Teddy (swing) and more at the Fab Fridays until September 3. Visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com/fabfridays for the full concert program. Three hours of free parking are available in the ParkX garage with validation. The concerts are presented by RCC in cooperation with MSE Productions, Inc. and are hosted by Reston Station.
Family fun entertainment series
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Reston Town Square Park
Bring the kids for magic, comedy, puppetry, music and more. Family Fun begins June 19 with the classic Lohr comedy. Highlights include Rocknoceros, The Uncle Devin Show, and Turley the Magician. The shows will run weekly until August 7. Visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com/FFE for the full program. This series is presented by RCC and the Reston Town Center Association in cooperation with MSE Productions, Inc. Parking in the Reston Town Center garage is free on Saturdays.
Sunday Art in the Park with the Shenandoah Conservatory
Sunday, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Reston Town Square Park
End your weekend with classical, jazz, and cabaret music provided by faculty and students from the renowned Shenandoah University Conservatory of Music. The series begins June 13 with Ellington Caravan paying homage to Duke Ellington. This series will continue until August 29. The Crooning Cello, with assistant cello teacher Julian Schwarz and pianist Marika Bournaki. Visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com/sundays for the full Sunday Art in the Park program. Covered parking at the Reston Town Center is free on Sundays. This series is presented by RCC and Reston Town Center Association in cooperation with the University of Shenandoah.
New this year! Family picnic day
Saturdays in August, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Bring a picnic and your family and friends to the family picnic day for lawn games and live entertainment. RCC teamed up with Reston Association and MSE Productions for three events: July 31 at Pony Barn (classics and standard instrumentals), August 7 at the Temporary Road Pavilion (steel drum band) and August 14 at North Hills Park (bluegrass band) ). Visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com/picnic for more information.
All events in the Summer Series are free and suitable for all ages. All shows are subject to weather conditions. Cancellations due to bad weather will be made up to 30 minutes before the show time. To stay informed of weather updates, please follow the RCC on Facebook or Twitter, or call the RCC at 703-476-4500.
About the Reston Community Center
Each year, RCC provides positive personal development experiences that improve the quality of life for everyone living and working in Reston. RCC offers a wide range of programs in the arts, aquatics, enrichment and lifelong learning. We also create and support community traditions through special events, outreach activities, and facility rentals. To find the programs or events that suit you, visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com or call 703-476-4500.
The County of Fairfax is committed to not discriminating on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. For more information, contact Reston Community Center at (703) 476-4500, Virginia Relay (800) 828-1120 (TTY) or visit the website at http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com. The Reston Community Center is located at 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191. The Reston Community Center is fully accessible to people with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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