SUMMER ENTERTAINMENT SERIES – 2018 SEASON
VISIT AFTER MAY 1, 2018 FOR FULL CONCERT LISTINGS
Summer concerts are an American tradition. In the not-so-distant past, towns and villages across the nation boasted town bands and bandstands in the village square or the park at the center of town. Music was a catalyst, drawing young and old alike to come together as a community. Outdoors, in the long twilight of warm summer nights, the concerts marked, a time to relax, share a picnic supper and catch up with friends and neighbors.
The Fairfax County Park Authority has adopted this summer staple from small-town America to orchestrate a renewed sense of community in Fairfax County. The line-up for the Park Authority includes a wide array of performances from classical to bluegrass and everything in between as well as children’s performances, music and dance from around the world and a drive-in movies.
New this year is the Springfield Nights concert series, held on Wednesday evenings at Burke Lake Park.
The free performances and movies are possible thanks to a strong partnership between government, business volunteers, individual donors and the Fairfax County Park Foundation.
2018 Summer Entertainment Series offers the following series:
- Arts in the Parks children’s entertainment series
- Braddock Nights
- Evenings on the Ellipse
- Lee District Nights
- Hunter Mill Melodies
- Mount Vernon Nights
- Music at Arrowbrook Centre Park
- Nottoway Nights
- Spotlight by Starlight
- Springfield Nights
- Sully District Starlight Drive-in movies
Tens of thousands of Fairfax County families have enjoyed these free performances over the years. We hope to see you this summer. Some series offer wine tasting and sales and food trucks.
Most performances are held outdoors and are cancelled due to inclement weather. Evenings on the Ellipse performances are held rain or shine. In the event of rain, performances are moved inside to the Fairfax County Government Center Forum. Call 703-324-7469 one hour prior to the start of the show for updates.
Please join us in thanking these sponsors in person when you see them and mention your appreciation of their sponsorship of the Summer Entertainment Series when you have the opportunity to use their services. All Summer Entertainment Series concerts and programs are free due to their generosity.
Fairfax County Park Authority
2017 Summer Entertainment Series Sponsors
Presenting Star Sponsors
495/95 Express Lanes
Fairfax Memorial Park
Pohanka Automotive Group
The Ruth & Hal Launders Charitable Trust
Premier Star Sponsors
Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park
Friends of Mason District Park
Sheehy Auto Stores
Virginia Commission for the Arts
Shining Star Sponsors
Brandywine Realty Trust
TAGS (Transportation Association of Greater Springfield)
Tysons Corner Center
Westfields Business Owners Association
Community Star Sponsor
Davis Industries, Inc.
Mouthpiece Express Performers Outreach Program
Nicole Duffey – KW Duffey Realtor
Workhouse Arts Center