Summer Arts Guide 2019

Local exhibits and performances you won't want to miss, from country, rock and hip-hop legends to marauding pirates and a building-size public art project.




Through July 25

Rock the Loop

Market Common Clarendon’s Thursday free concert series, with shows from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., features Hand Printed Swinger (June 27), YellowTieGuy (July 11), Rockville Strings (July 18) and Elena Lacayo (July 25). Enjoy beer and wine sold by Heritage Brewing Co. Beverage purchases benefit Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. Market Common Clarendon, 2800 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington,
Through Aug. 1

Rock at the Row

Get a head start on the weekend with free live music on Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. at Pentagon Row. Scheduled performances include rock-pop cover band Kristen and the Noise (June 20), acoustic songwriter Dan Haas (June 27), pop artist Matt Hutchinson and the Big Gin (July 11), big-band tunes by the U.S. Marine Corps Band (July 18), the U.S. Navy Band Cruisers (July 25) and the D.C.-based ’90s tribute band Keeton (Aug. 1). Pentagon Row Plaza, 1201 S. Joyce St., Arlington,
Through Aug. 14

Decades of Summer

The Village at Shirlington’s free summer concert series features music from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Catch performances by Justin Trawick & the Common Good (July 10), Lloyd Dobler Effect (July 17), 19th Street Band (July 24), Nathaniel Davis (July 31), Driven to Clarity (Aug. 7) and Eli Lev Band (Aug. 14). Cheesetique will offer $5 wine tastings. Proceeds benefit Arlington Thrive and Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. The Village at Shirlington, Campbell Ave., Arlington,
June 20-Aug. 1, 7 p.m.

Summer Concerts in Cherry Hill Park

Bring the family out for free musical performances by the Falls Church Concert Band (June 20); country tunes by Mountain Fish (June 27); ’80s, ’90s and modern rock favorites by Korybantes (July 11); soul and Motown hits by Soul Stew (July 18); alt and blues rock with Big Tow (July 25); and bluegrass by Big Howdy (Aug. 1). Cherry Hill Park, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church,

DupontBrass. Photo by Lauren Fells


June 23-July 28, 5 p.m.

Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park

Head to the McLean Center Park Gazebo for a free lineup that includes New Orleans-style jazz by Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards (June 23), Latin kids’ music by Sonia de Los Santos (June 30), the soulful D.C. brass ensemble DuPont Brass (July 7), Journey tribute band Frontiers (July 14), acoustic artist Justin Trawick and the Common Good (July 21) and Bon Jovi tribute band Slippery When Wet (July 28). McLean Central Park Gazebo, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean,


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