Creativity and Community for a Cause: The Crossroads Music Festival Is Back Sept. 18

The past 18 months have been a roller coaster for local musicians and music lovers: from a shutdown during the worst days of the pandemic to a renaissance of sorts at outdoor venues this summer. Now organizers of one of the county’s best-known benefit concerts are bringing it back to downtown Leesburg. The Crossroads Music Festival returns Saturday, Sept. 18.

Loudoun On Two Wheels

When fitness instructor Deb Johnson is not teaching classes at Ida Lee in Leesburg, you can find her on her bike, specifically riding the back country roads and bucolic cycle paths of Loudoun County. Indeed, when Johnson moved to Leesburg in 2015, she made sure her new house was less than a mile from one such path: the Washington & Old Dominion Trail.