Friday, July 13, 2012
Free Music at Lubber Run Amphitheater in Arlington, VA
I've just returned from Lubber Run Amphitheater where I heard Eric Scott and his band play pop / neo-soul music which was extremely well received by the lively group this evening.
Eric Scott who hails from Baltimore is blessed with a wonderly soft, engaging voice that stays in one's ears like a fine red wine with a goumet dinner. He also writes his own songs but at times collaborates with Mike Stacey, Jennifer Smith, Scott Smith, Ruut, Charlie Colin, Robert Hotchkiss, Pat Monahan, James W. Stafford, and Scott Michael Underwood as in his most recent CD titled Where the Water Runs Deepest.
Visit his website: EricScottMusic.com
Concerts on Fridays and Saturdays begin at 8 PM. Also visit Lubber Run Amphitheater this summer for the following concerts:
Saturday July 14 – Andrew Acosta and the New Old Time String Band
A night of acoustic Americana with a rich repertoire of traditional American roots music, the New Old-Time String Band is a regular in outdoor venues in the Washington, D.C. area.
Sunday July 15, 6 p.m. – Colleen Shanley and Grand Junction Click here
With deep Arlington roots (band members Colleen Shanley, husband Casey O'Neal and son Evan live in Arlington Forest) plays “Americana Music”, blending various genres of music such as bluegrass, folk, Irish, country, blues, swing, rock and jazz.
Friday July 20 – Cartoon Johnny CartoonJohnny.com
Drawing on influences from classic soul to modern alternative, they're often mistaken for an instrumental band - but it's all vocal. The two-time National Harmony Sweepstakes finalists won the title for the Mid-Atlantic Region in 2005, and in New York in 2009.
Saturday July 21 – ProBolivia ProBolivia.org
Presented by Comite ProBolivia, the ensemble showcases the ancestral dances of the rich Bolivian culture. The organization includes more than 2,000 youth members, many of whom reside in Arlington.
Friday July 27 – The Traveling Players performing William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” TravelingPlayers.org
Selected as a "Summer School in the Arts" by the NEA, Traveling Players Ensemble is a professional theatre company dedicated to bringing great theatre into the great outdoors through a thriving summer camp and year-round acting classes and workshops.
Saturday July 28 – Robyn's Place Click here Robyn and WFPW return with an evening of live jazz and blues.
Sunday July 29, 6 p.m. – Halau O'Aulani HalauO'Aulani.org'>
Native music and dance presented by Hālau O ‘Aulani, founded in 1996 for the sole purpose of creating a learning environment for students interested in the preservation of the multi-faceted cultures of Hawai’i with primary emphasis on the Hawaiian culture.
Friday August 3 – Juniper Lane JuniperLane.com
Juniper Lane is an alternative, five-piece band, has been described as "cryptic, polished dark pop firmly rooted in but not too derivative of ‘80s modern-rock." Touring extensively on the east coast, they have performed at venues such as the 9:30 Club, Recher Theatre, and DC's 99.1 HFStival.
Saturday August 4 – Hexagon Hexagon.org
Hexagon is musical, satirical and theatrical. Every year since 1956, this nonprofit has put on Washington’s only all-original revue of its kind—donating more than $3.5 million to 40-plus organizations. Hexagon's all-volunteer membership makes up the cast, crew, orchestra, front of house, and production team.
WEATHER CANCELLATIONS, PICNICS, etc.
*Sunday events start at 6pm or as otherwise noted. Lubber Run Amphitheater events are suitable for the entire family, unless noted. No reservations or tickets are required. In the event of rain, the decision is made to cancel at the last possible moment. Due to the packed performance schedules of area bands, there are unfortunately no scheduled rain-dates for events cancelled due to inclement weather. Call 703-228-1850 for day-of info. Bring a picnic, but alcohol is prohibited in all Arlington public parks! Smoking is discouraged. While these events are FREE and open to the public, we invite you to consider a generous donation to the Lubber Run "Wishing Well" as you enter.