Summer Entertainment Series

703-324-7469 TTY 711
12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035
Sousan Frankeberger
Performing Arts Manager

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Summer Is Here

Fairfax County Park Authority’s Summer Entertainment Series presents exciting shows at 18 locations! Choose from 183 live performances — featuring a new series taking place Saturday evenings at Mosaic in Merrifield and the returning Starlight drive-in cinema in Centreville. Enjoy performances from outstanding local and national touring groups including:

  • Crack The Sky on August 18 at Grist Mill Park
  • D.C.’s own Chuck Brown Go-Go/Funk Band on July 19 at Franconia District Park
  • Tom Paxton, an internationally acclaimed folk musician, accompanied by The DonJuans on June 18 at Mason District Park
  • Seldom Scene on August 3 at Nottoway Park

The 2023 season also presents some of the top regional tribute bands including:

  • Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Band on June 9 at Grist Mill Park
  • Countdown to Ecstasy, Steely Dan Tribute Band on July 22 at Arrowbrook Centre Park
  • Bruce in the USA, Springsteen Tribute Band on August 5 at Arrowbrook Centre Park
  • Don’t Back Down, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Tribute Band on August 10 at the Fairfax County Government Center

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The 2023 Summer Entertainment Series includes 11 local series at 20 venues across Fairfax County:

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These free performances and movies are possible thanks to a strong partnership between Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, our volunteers, business sponsors, individual donors and the Fairfax County Park Foundation. 

Visit local vineyard vendors with free wine tasting (and sales) at Arrowbrook Centre Park, Grist Mill and the Government Center. Enjoy beer sales and a food truck at Burke Lake Park.  

The schedule also features Saturday and Wednesday morning shows just for children! Performances are held outdoors and are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. Pack a picnic basket, umbrella, blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy music in the parks! Call the HOTLINE at 703-324-SHOW (7469) one hour prior to the start of a show for rain cancellations.

Download Summer 2023 Show Schedule

Visit this page throughout the summer for updates and more details on each show. Sign up here for a weekly email with the next week’s best shows. 

See you there!

Call for Performers

For those interested in performing at the 2024 Summer Entertainment Series, presented by the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA), we require that you complete the online application form below. Please note that our booking for 2023 has been completed.

Become a Performer!

The Fairfax County Park Authority, in partnership with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and with generous contributions through the Fairfax County Park Foundation from local businesses, corporations and individual donors like you bring you these free summer performances.

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.

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Celestial Star ($20,000+)

Ruth and Hal Launders Charitable Trust

Stellar Stars ($10,000-19,999)

Arrowbrook Centre LLC
Dominion Energy
Interstate Moving|Relocation|Logistics
National Endowment for the Arts
Pulte Homes
66 Express Outside the Beltway
TD Bank
Transurban-495/95/395 Express Lanes
Virginia Commission for the Arts
Workhouse Arts Center

Presenting Stars ($7,500-9,999)

Peterson Companies
RZ Foundation
Trinity Centre

Rising Stars ($5,000-7,499)

Capital One Hall
Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home and Fairfax Memorial Park
Family & Friends of Bob Lydick
TD Bank

Premier Stars ($3,000-4,999)

Crabtree Family Foundation
Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park
Great American Restaurants
Greenspring Village, Inc.
Hilltop Sand and Gravel
Kingstowne Towne Center
Lerner Enterprises
Pohanka Automotive Group
Sheehy Auto Group
Tysons Corner Center

Shining Stars ($1,000-2,999)

The Adler Foundation
Bunnyman Brewery
Chaney Enterprises
Erickson Senior Living
Glory Days
Hello Garage
Kings Park West Civic Association
McLean Project for the Arts
Supporters of Mason District Park
Walsh, Colucci, Lubley & Walsh PC
Westfield Business Owners Association
West Springfield Car Care
Young Won Trading Company

Community Stars ($500-999)

Anonymous Donor
CRC Companies LLC
Kramer/Bunin Pediatric Dentistry

Individual Stars (up to $499)

Anonymous Donors
Canterbury Woods Civic Association

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