Events for Friday, June 7, 2019
This week’s First Friday in downtown Leesburg will see a first—a singing flash-mob dressed in white.
The crowd will sing along with pop and rock songs, including one song in three-part harmony, led by BENEFIT Loudoun’s Ara Bagdasarian. After quickly learning and rehearsing the music—including “Celebration” by Kool & the Gang—at St. James Episcopal Church, the crowd will head out into the streets to perform.
It is a fundraiser for the Loudoun Literacy Council.
Participants are asked to wear a white shirt or top. If you play an instrument, feel free to bring it. Participants are not required to be able to sing well—just make noise and have fun.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, and are available at the door or purchase tickets in advance at https://bit.ly/2vpUUTW.
Singers meet at 7 p.m. at St. James. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/393178448203229.
- 6:30-8:30 Harp Music. Black Shutter Antique Center is hosting vocalist, Ellen James on Celtic Harp, performing classical music, as well as Irish folk songs and ballads.Location: 1 E. Loudoun St.
- 7:00-9:00 Piano Music. The Old town Grill is hosting a concert by classically-trained pianist and locally acclaimed vocalist, Nancy Prestipino, performing a wide array of music, from jazz to classical to pop contemporary songs.Location: 15 S. King St.
- 6:30-9:30 Pop Rock. Bike TrAle Brewery is hosting pop singer and songwriter, Zach Benson, performing his fun, danceable songs for audiences young and old. His original EP was released on Spotify and Apple Music and his EP of covers is available on bandcamp.Location: 101 Loudoun St. SE
- 6:00-8:00 Ukulele Music. The Leesburg Diner is hosting live music with ukulele player, Chloe Abbott singing some fun pop and rock tunes.Location: 9 S. King St.
- 7:00-10:00 Discretion Advised. The 14 Loudoun bar and restaurant is hosting a concert on their big back patio with the Discretion Advised band from Ashburn, playing a range of classic rock songs.Location: 14 E. Loudoun St.
- 6:30-9:30 Acoustic Rock. SideBar is featuring singer, Lee Jones, playing a variety of classic rock songs on banjo and guitar. Stop to hear some good tunes.Location: 24 S. King St.
- 6:00-9:00 Pop Music. Very Virginia Shop is hosting pop and rock tunes from yesterday and today with live music by guitarist, Taylor Jackson. You can also taste free samples of over 20 different flavors of Virginia peanuts and other locally made gourmet foods.Location: 16 S King St.
- 7:00-10:00 Live Music. The King’s Tavern is hosting the local rock band, Nailed It, playing an array of classic rock tunes from the 70’s to today.Location: 19 S. King St.
- 6:30-8:30 Teen Rock Bands. Coldwell Banker Realty is featuring talented kid musicians from the Bach to Rock/Lansdowne School. Several bands consisting of children ages 8 to 12; will perform on rotation throughout the evening.Location: 25 S. King St.
- 6:30-8:30 Sip & Shop. Lou Lou Boutique is hosting a sip and shop with mocktails and also live music with singer Kaylynn Breland and Aidan Preshong on acoustic guitarist, playing some nice soft rock songs. Plus you can check out their array of spring fashions and awesome jewelry to make you dazzle.Location: 9 W. Loudoun St.
- 6:00-9:00 Jewelry Show. Misguided Angels is featuring jewelry artist, Sandy Buffie, showcasing her custom designs. She uses materials such as lace and leather to emboss her jewelry, as well as natural gemstones. She is the originator of the “stirrup necklace with changeables.”Location: 14 S. King St.
- 6:00-9:00 Sax Music. The Lucky Knot is pleased to announce the opening of their ultimate preppy store with a nautical flair in historic downtown Leesburg. They are hosting live music with saxophonist, Manuel Estrada, a talented high schooler, performing an array of jazz tunes. Stop by to check out this fabulous new boutique and welcome Stella to historic downtown.Location: 9 N. King St.
- 7:00-10:00 Bluegrass Music. Crooked Run Brewing is featuring Fiddlin’ Dave and Morgan, playing some fun high energy original bluegrass, country favorites and bluegrass pop covers! Also an art show by artist, Dominique Ann.Location: Market Station Lower Level.
- 6:00-9:00 Wine Tasting. Visit Loudoun is hosting a wine tasting event with the Boxwood Estate Winery from Middleburg, along with some light refreshments.Location: Market Station Lower Level.
- 5:00-8:00 Hemp Night. For Goodness Sake is hosting a hemp appreciation night featuring the Wander CBD Company. Swing by to say hi and bring your questions.Location: Market Station Lower Level.
- 5:00-8:00 Country Rock. MacDowell Brew Kitchen is hosting concert with the popular RowdyAce band, playing Country and Rock music from the 70’s through today. Come sing along to the soundtrack of your life!Location: 202-B Harrison St.
- 6:30-8:30 Butler Music. Trinity House Café is hosting the Butler Band, featuring Nathan Bittner and playing rock and pop covers along with their own originals.Location: 101 E. Market St. (corner of Market and Church St.)
- 6:30-9:30 Jazz Tunes. Trungo’s is hosting Calab Nei on keyboard, playing some great Jazz tunes from yesterday and today.Location: 2 W. Loudoun St. SW
- 6:00-9:00 Living Art. Be Beauty is hosting a live art demonstration with their new monthly Live Art paintings. Stop by to learn more about this fascinating art event and check out all their amazing custom makeup.Location: 13 S. King St.
- 6:00-9:00 New Shop. The Brick and Mortar Store is hosting an open house to showcase their new location in downtown Leesburg with live music by students from The Catoctin School of Music. Stop by to check out Leesburg’s new shop on the corner.Location: 34 S. King St.
- 7:00-9:00 ShoeGaze. Georgetown Café is hosting guitarist, Tyler Garling, playing a variety of his unique alternative shoegaze music.Location: 9 S. King St.
- 6:00-9:00 Soda Pop. The Sunflower Shack, in their new location, is featuring an old fashioned soda Tasting. Bring the family out to sample over a dozen varieties of nostalgic crème sodas, root beers and sarsaparillas!Location: 36 S. King St.
- 6:30-8:30 Outdoor Concert! Pangle and Associates is hosting their last outdoor concert with the musical duel of Dave Stoll and Megan Leigh, playing classic rock songs along with some country tunes. Stop by to hear some great music and check out the food truck, Shrimp Shack.Location: 109 S. King St.
- 6:00-9:00 CBD Shop. The District Hemp Boutique is hosting an open house to showcase their new location in downtown Leesburg. They are the first hemp-based CBD store in the area and have a wide array of hemp products with naturally occurring cannabinoids, ranging from oils to hemp-infused dog treats. Stop by to check out Leesburg’s new shop and enjoy some light refreshments.Location: 19 Wirt St.
- 7:00-10:00 Jazz Piano. Casa Nostra, downtown newest Italian restaurant, is hosting live music by the City Limits Jazz Trio, featuring locally acclaimed Andrew Hart, as the piano man.Location: 2 W. Market St.
- 6:00-9:00 Rhythm & Hues. Art Sweet Art is hosting a show entitled Rhythm and Hues, featuring the artwork of Martha McGrath and Kay Walsh. There will also be wine tasting with the October One Vineyard and live jazz music by the Catoctin School of Music, along with Belgian Chocolates.Location: 2B Loudoun St. SW
- 6:00-9:00 Music and Art. King Street Coffee is featuring live music by Gary Rudinsky, along with many talented students from the music department of Loudoun County High School. Plus, Fluid Abstract Art will be on display by their Artist of the Month, Ananda Rogers .Location: 110 S. King St.
- 6:00-1:00 Andy Hawk. King’s Tavern and Wine Bar is hosting locally acclaimed Andy Hawk and his Train Wreck Endings band from 6-8:30, consisting of several local music legends. Afterward, from 9-1am, it’s open mike night featuring a wide array of musicians.Location: 19 S. King St.
- 6:00-9:00 The DFW Show. The Tryst Gallery is hosting a reception of their DFW Exhibition and a stunning exhibit entitled Sanctuaries by Kathleen Howsare . Stop by for another fun First Friday where you can meet Kathleen and more than 40 other local artists! Light refreshments offered.Location: 312 E. Market St.
- 6:00-9:00 Free Chair Massages. The Leesburg Spa, a brand new massage salon right in the heart of downtown, is hosting an open house event with free chair massages.Location: 10 S. King St. Upper Level.
- 6:00-7:00 Free Yoga Lesson. Flow Yoga is offering a FREE fun-filled yoga practice, which is open to all experience levels.Location: Market Station – 3rd floor.
- 6:00-9:00 Art and Wine. The Fine Gallery is hosting an open house with wine tasting and a new art exhibit. This gallery is equal parts contemporary art gallery and educational art provider, focusing on an immersive art learning experience.Location: 9 Royal St. SW
- 6:30-8:30 Artist Reception. Loudoun Street Studios is featuring new artwork by Libby Stevens along with art by Carol Buswell and Dominique Ann. Stop by to check out new work by these three talented artists and learn about upcoming classes and workshops. Light refreshments served.Location: 2A Loudoun St. #217 (upper level).
- 6:00-9:00 David Davol. Doener Bistro is hosting acoustic guitarist/singer, David Davol, highlighting the Folk-Rock style of the 60’s and 70’s. He also performs selections of modern country music, as well as classic rock and alternative tunes. Pick your favorite hits from his 400 song request list.Location: 202 Harrison St.
- 6:00-9:00 Book Signing. Books and Other Found Things host monthly “meet the author” events with local authors to discuss and sign copies of their books. This month’s author will be announced on their facebook page.Location: 13 Loudoun St. SW
- 6:00-9:00 Wine and Music. The Leesburg Vintner is hosting monthly wine specials with wine by the glass. Also from 6-8pm, live music with vocalist, Cindy McConnell, performing acoustic guitar folk/rock covers.Location: 27 S. King St.
- 6:00-9:00 Art Open House. Medlin Art Gallery is hosting an Art Open House, showcasing a large selection of antique prints, maps and original artwork from such nationally-known artists as Mort Kunstler, Mary Hope Worley, Paul Landry, John Paul Strain and P. Buckley Moss. Light refreshments served.Location: 2 E. Loudoun St.
- 6:00-9:00 Wine Tasting. 27 South Interiors is hosting wine tasting with Stone Tower Winery. Stop by their lovely home décor boutique, which features high quality home furnishings and accessories, made all around the world.Location: 27 S. King St.
- 6:00-8:30 Vintage Music. Dig! Records & Vintage is hosting an open house featuring his used LP’s, 45’s, vintage clothing and a selection of turntables, receivers and audio gear. They specialize in PUNK, 60’s Garage, Psych, Soul/funk, Jazz, Alternative, Hip-Hop and of course, Rock-n-Roll. Get on down to this awesome shop to check out the tons of 45’s from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s, as they buy, sell and trade 7-inch, 10-inch, 12-inch, and Cassette Tapes.Location: 212C Loudoun St. SE
- 6:00-8:00 Open House. Madisonbelle is hosting an open house showcasing their latest fashion and jewelry, along with some great summer accessories. Define your style and express yourself authentically.Location: 5 E. Loudoun St.
- 5:00-8:00 History Open House. The Loudoun Museum is featuring history exhibits, showcasing a variety of artifacts from Loudoun County’s past centuries. Stop by to check out their newest history exhibits to explore and learn a little about your County’s past.Location: 16 Loudoun St. SW
- 6:00-9:00 Expo. Makersmiths is hosting an open house to showcase the wide array of things you can make at this local makerspace. You can take a tour and get involved with one of their interactive demonstrations. Check out their woodshop, metal shop, 3D printing, CAD, CNC, crafts, and ceramics studio. Makersmith is building a community of Makers by providing a facility with tools, training and other enabling resources.Location: 106 Royal St. SW
- 6:00-9:00 Yum! Gruto’s Ice Cream Shop is featuring their yummy soft serve ice cream, which they make locally with love. Stop by to see how this little parlor is all about having a good time while enjoying delicious and affordable ice cream!Location: 107 S, King St.
- 6:00-9:00 DJ ZBreezy. Bites Wine and Grilled Cheese Bar is hosting music from DJ ZBreezy, on their front porch with an extended happy hour!Location: 105 S. King St.
- 9:00-Midnight. Soul Music. The Tarbenders Lounge is hosting their house band, The Soul Benders Jazz Trio, playing an array of jams from Blues, Funk and of course, Jazz. Stop by so you can dance the night away.Location: 10 S. King St.
- 6:00-8:00 Open House. Sotheby’s International Realty is hosting open house to celebrate local realtor, Chrissie Goodrum and her transition to Sotheby’s International Realty! Stop by to meet Chrissie and for live music by guitarist, Dave Goodrum and light refreshments. Plus check out art from award winning local artists, Helen Goodrum and the Zuckermans.Location: 22 W. Market St.
- 6:00-9:00 Quilt Exhibit. The Leesburg Commission on Public Art is hosting a new art display at Town Hall with an opening artist reception held Friday from 7-8pm. Artists from the Countryside Quilters and Waterford Quilters Guilds were invited to share their summer memories of Loudoun County by featuring the agrarian part of Loudoun County. Entitled “Summer in Loudoun County,” the exhibit showcases nine quilts which feature local wineries, country landscapes, and the Loudoun County Fair, just to name a few. This local art exhibit is sponsored by the Loudoun Breast Health Network, a non-profit providing assistance to the local residents, who are going through breast cancer treatment. The artwork will be on display throughout the summer until August 31, 2019.Location: 25 W. Market St.