7 Places to See Live Music
Make the most of the warm weather while it lasts and catch these live, socially distanced shows.
Rosslyn’s annual JazzFest music festival isn’t happening this year (thanks, Covid), but you can still enjoy a few nights of jazz under the stars, or from the comfort of your couch (performances will also be livestreamed). Sept. 23 finds Irene Jalenti on the rooftop terrace at Sfoglina (1100 Wilson Blvd.) and Sept. 30 features Rene Ibanez & Cubano Groove at Amuse (1121 19th St. N.) Reservations for on-site dining required.
Bring your own lawn chair or blanket and savor the waning days of summer with sunset tunes in Cherry Hill Park. Creative Cauldron’s lineup includes Abby Middleton (Sept. 18), Griefcat (Sept. 19), and Night at Newcastle, featuring Creative Cauldron veteran Alan Naylor (Sept. 25). //Cherry Hill Park, 223 Little Falls St., Falls Church
The Birchmere’s stage is back in business with a few modifications for social distancing. Patrons are escorted to their seats once the doors open for each show, and masks must be worn any time you leave your seat. This month’s bands include Eagles tribute band Eaglemania (Sept. 18), Kick – The INXS Experience (Sept. 24), TUSK – The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute (Sept. 25) and The Nighthawks (Sept. 26). //3701 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria
The Vienna club is hosting socially distanced shows in its outdoor lot, including The Fabulous Dialtones (Sept. 19), Bobby Thompson Trio (Sept. 20) and Ted Garber (Sept. 24). In addition, its ongoing A Song & A Slice outdoor benefit concert series serves up live music, thin-crust pizza and beer, with a portion of the proceeds going to causes such as the Covid Response Fund for Nurses, Healing Justice and local music teachers. //227 Maple Ave E. Vienna