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Mount Vernon Nights Concert Series: Don Vilanova with Bruce Ewan (Blues, Rock)

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Guitarist Don Vilanova and harmonica player Bruce Ewan have toured together many times in Argentina, Chile and the US. In 2002, they recorded “LIVE IN RIO IV Argentina” and recently collaborated on a concert tour of Argentina, performing on Fox Net show, one of the highest rated TV programs in South America. Don Vilanova is one of the most beloved and respected blues/rock musicians in Latin America. He has toured extensively across the globe and written some 15 musical instruction books on the art of blues guitar. He started playing classical guitar at age 9 and his professional debut was…

Mount Vernon Nights Concert Series: Enter the Haggis (Celtic, Rock)

July 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enter The Haggis offers a high energy, Celtic-based explosion of blues, funk, and rock with a show that is a musical feast – viscerally dynamic, emotionally uplifting and intellectually stimulating. The band darts effortlessly from the traditional strains of The Chieftains and The Pogues to the frenetic pop of early Elvis Costello and even to the Latin-tinged spirit of the Buena Vista Social Club and beyond.

Mount Vernon Nights Concert Series: Machaya (Klezmer)

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Referred to as ‘one of the best Klezmer band in the US’ by the Washington Post, Machaya is a nationally acclaimed band playing authentic Klezmer, Yiddish, Israeli, International, Swing, Rock and Classical Music. The band masters the style, feeling and dynamism of authentic East European Jewish music. The band’s versatile musicians carry on an exciting dialogue in that free-style improvisational mode that characterizes true Klezmer music.

Mount Vernon Nights Concert Series: Brass 5 (Light Classical, Jazz)

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Sounds of the Big Bands – some of America's best music from the best artists of the big band era: Miller, Ellington, Dorsey, Basie and more. It's just like you were there.

Mount Vernon Nights Concert Series: Mariachi Los Amigos (Mariachi)

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mariachi Los Amigos was founded in 1979 and has continued to evolve over the years. Los Amigos truly are what their name depicts: a group of friends who share a passion for the lively, extroverted sound of mariachi music. Mariachi music originated among the ranching and farming people of west Mexico in the 19th century and began to gain recognition in the US during the early 20th century. Traditionally found at weddings, birthdays, saint's day celebrations and rural dances, this upbeat style of music was used to inspire celebration at special occasions in Mexico.

Workhouse Brewfest

August 4 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workhouse Brewfest takes place each August, with more than 30 Virginia craft breweries, artisan distilleries, and Virginia wineries on tap! This unique event features live performances by some of the region’s most popular bands, unique food trucks, access to 12 air-conditioned art galleries and 65 artist studios, and some of the area’s most exciting beer, spirits, and wine. The day provides an unforgettable experience for every kind of beer lover – from the uberknowledgeable beer geek to the casual drinker and those new to the world of craft beer. Fairfax County, Visit Fairfax, Fairfax County Park Authority, and Celebrate Fairfax partner…

Mount Vernon Nights Concert Series: Kevin Maines and The Volts (Soul, Blues, Jazz)

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Raised in North Florida, where gospel and soul music lay as thick as the hot, humid air, Kevin Maines brings a youthful vibrancy to the classic southern R&B/Soul legacy. Kevin’s debut album, American Hustle, received praise for its creative writing, playing, and production, as well as the strong musical maturity rarely seen in debuts. From deep and dirty Duane Allman-esque slide guitar rockers to sweet gospel-inspired falsetto singing, Kevin Maines doesn’t just play in the southern soul traditions, he consumes and then gives them back bursting with his own unique twist. From gritty to ethereal, this music speaks for itself.

Mount Vernon Nights Concert Series: Bill and the Belles (Country, Roots)

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

With striking three-part harmonies and masterful instrumentation, Bill and the Belles skillfully breathe new life into the sounds of early country music. At the foothills of the Blue Ridge and the forefront of old time music, Bill and the Belles (Johnson City, Tennessee) continue to further the music traditions of their region. From sentimental Southern ballads to the popular songs of Tin Pan Alley to regional fiddle breakdowns, a Bill and the Belles show is a celebration of the diversity country music once represented. Lifelong musicians Kris Truelsen, Grace Van’t Hof, Kalia Yeagle, and Karl Zerfas bring to the stage…

Mount Vernon Nights Concert Series: Washington Balalaika Orchestra (Russian)

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hear musicians devoted to the study and performance of the music of Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe perform on traditional instruments -- the balalaika, domra, bayan, plus folk wind and percussion.

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