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Summer Entertainment Series Features Nighthawks, Blues and Country
Summer Entertainment Series Features Nighthawks, Blues and Country

From Fairfax County:

The 2011 Summer Entertainment Series get underway in June. Get ready for great music, performances and entertainment of all kinds presented by the Fairfax County Park Authority in partnership with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and through generous contributions from local businesses and corporate sponsors. These performances take place at local parks and are free! You can find the entire summer schedule and location information online.

Start the fun on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 with the Nighthawks. The Nighthawks have earned a reputation as one of the best and hardest working bands around. Among the first boy blues bands of their generation, they are noted for the high energy of their phenomenal live shows.

Join in the fun at Lee District Nights at Lee District Park at 6601 Telegraph Road in Franconia. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. For last minute cancellations or show information call 703-324-SHOW. If you love blues, you’ll love Bruce Ewan’s performance on June 1 at the Mason District Park Amphitheater. Bruce Ewan has been a part of the Washington, D.C. blues scene for more than two decades, including many years as leader of The Solid Senders. Hear why he’s been described as “a harmonica wizard” by The Washington Post.

Mason District Park is located at 6621 Columbia Pike in Annandale. This free performance begins at 7:30 p.m.

On Thursday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m. head to Herndon and Frying Pan Farm Park for some old-time fiddling and country humor with The Company Store. This American-made string-band features robust fiddling, exuberant singing and family humor delivered with energy and enthusiasm that inspires audiences to toe-tapping and laughter.

Join in the fun at farm located at 2709 West Ox Road in Herndon, VA. For more information contact the Public Information Office at 703-324-8702.