at Sona Bank
Duo: You & Me
at Blossom & Bloom
at Georgetown Café
Andy Hawk and his Train Wreck Endings at Kings Tavern and Wine Bar
at Downs and Company
Frank Lombardi at Rouge Spa 7:00-9:00
Christina Summers at Black Shutter Antiques 7:00-9:00
Colette Merrill & Lee Farrish at
The Cooley Gallerty 6:00-9:00
at MacDowell Brew Kitchen
Flamenco Guitarist Matthew Mills
at Chimole Wine Lounge
at Leesburg Vintner
Jamie Eventide at Caulkins Jewelers
at Medlin Art
at The Old Town Grill
at Stockman Title and Escrow
Jan and Jeff at
at Designer Goldsmith
Hard Swimmin' Fish at the Cajun Experience
at Doener Bistro
Different performances and special events every month!
Different performances and special events every month! Stroll around historic downtown Leesburg on the First Friday of each month (except January), to enjoy numerous live music performances throughout the town, art exhibits, wine tastings, lectures, book signings, and so much more!
many offering free refreshments and/or special sales.
Events for Friday, April 4, 2014
- 6:30-8:30 Legally Blonde. Sona Bank is hosting Loudoun Valley High School Drama performing songs and scenes from their upcoming performance of the musical, Legally Blonde, featuring an all-star cast of talented students. They will be performing the entire musical at Loudoun Valley High School on May 2, 3 and 4. Don't miss this chance to see a sneak peek on First Friday!
Location: 1 E. Market St.
- 6:00-8:30 Anniversary with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Mind Body and Soul Healing Center will celebrate the business’ 10th anniversary with an open house and special ribbon cutting ceremony, officiated by Mayor Kristen Umstattd, at 6:30pm. The open house will offer complimentary chair massages and drawings for free services throughout the evening, along with live music by singer/guitarist, Tony Buscema and light refreshments. Stop by to meet and greet all seven therapists, who will be available to answer all your questions. 101A S. King St. (upper level)
- 7:00-10:00 The Moment. Palio Ristorante Italiano iis hosting a new local band, The Moment, featuring Andrew Hart, Wes O’Quinn and Cyn Tremeau performing alternative indie pop music.
Location: 2 W. Market St.
- 7:00-10:00 Rock on. MacDowell Brew Kitchen is hosting a concert by the Nathaniel Davis Band, whose music is best described as indie-folk rock with a strong bluesy influence.
Location: 202- B Harrison St.
- 7:00-9:00 Jan and Jeff. Carter Braxton Preferred Realty is hosting the popular guitar duo, Jan & Jeff, performing from their wide repertoire of songs, from classic rock to contemporary to bluegrass and old standards. Refreshments served.
Location: 11 Loudoun St. SW.
- 6:00-8:30 Kid Bands! Coldwell Banker is featuring live music with kid musicians from the Bach to Rock/South Riding School. Four bands consisting of kids ages 8 to 12 will perform on rotation throughout the evening - The Dark Eagles, Sea Anemone, Stuck in Traffic, and Glitter Angels. There will also be family friendly activities, such as a coloring contest for children and a drawing for a free necklace and earrings from Premier Jewelry. Refreshments offered.
Location: 25 S. King St.
- 7:00-9:00 French Cookies. The Very Virginia Shop is hosting a cookie tasting event of with a small Ashburn company, called I Love Macarons, who makes authentic hand-crafted French Macarons in a wide array of flavors.
Location: 16 S. King St.
- 7:00-9:00 Echo the Red. Blue Mountain Cafe is hosting hosting a new alternative rock band, Echo the Red, featuring Paul Odenwaldt on vocals/guitar, Connor Manzelmann on bass with Ethan Lann on guitar and David Anand on drums. Their contrasting playing styles bring all types of sound to the table, from fast classic rock riffs, similar to those of Van Halen to a softer, more modern sound like that of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Location: 26 S. King St.
- 6:00-9:00 Art and Wine. The Night Gallery is hosting an art exhibit in their new location showcasing the art of Jill Perla, Rick Goulet and Dan Mihalko, along with the unusual "edgy" art by owner, Kevin Dunn. Stop by to check out Leesburg's unusual art scene. Also, a wine tasting event with The Leesburg Vintner.
Location: 18 S. King St. (upper level)
- 6:00-9:00 New Photography School. Photoworks is hosting an open house event with their new photography school, The Leesburg School of Photography with an opportunity for you to meet the instructors and have your photographic questions answered. Plus wine tasting by the Lost Creek Winery.
Location: 2A W. Loudoun St.
- 6:00-10:00 GLAURIE. Shoe's Cup and Cork is hosting acoustic guitar duo known as GLAURIE, consisting of singer/songwriters, Glenn Stern and Laurie Mangold, playing an array of classic rock songs. Also, a book signing event of the new book, Over Case, by local author, K.W. Benton in the Secret Garden.
Location: 17 N. King St.
- 6:00-9:00 Art and Wine. The Cooley Gallery is featuring a wide range of artwork by locally acclaimed artists, including pottery by former Washington Redskins tight-end, Chris Cooley. Also live music by Colette Merrill and Lee Farrish, two talented high school students who will perform acoustic covers of rhythm & blues and pop/soul songs, along with a variety of other genres of music. Plus wine tasting with wines from the Barns of Hamilton Station.
Location: 12 S. King St.
- 6:30-8:30 Guitarist, Jamie Eventide. Caulkins Jewelers is featuring Jamie Eventide, a college student who plays acoustic guitar and adds percussion beats with his feet. He sings songs ranging from folk to blues to pop music.
Location: 11 S. King St.
- 7:00-9:00 Crooner Tunes. Rouge Spa is featuring vocalist, Frank Lombardi from Crooner, Inc. singing Frank Sinatra tunes along with other great American singers such as Dean Martin, Perry Como, and Bing Crosby.
Location: 17 S. King St.
- 6:00-9:00 Music and Wine. The Leesburg Vintner is hosting monthly wine specials with wine by the glass, along with live music from 7 to 9 with singer/guitarist, Cindy McConnell, who has performed acoustic folk/rock covers for more than 10 years in Northern Virginia and who happily donates tips from her performances to the "Virginia Greyhound Adoption."
Location: 27 S. King St.
- 6:00-9:00 Live Music. King Street Coffee is featuring live music by guitarist, Johnny Kasun and saxophonist, Ben Francis, who will be playing a selection of acoustic pieces, ranging from classical to jazz and blues. Both are students at Smarts Mill Middle School, who study music at the Catoctin School of Music.
Location: 110 S. King St.
- 7:00-9:00 Broadway Tunes. Black Shutter is hosting the classically-trained vocalist Christina Summers, who sings Broadway tunes and ballads.
Location: 1 Loudoun St. SE
- 7:00-10:00 Hard Swimmin' Fish. The Cajun Experience is featuring live music with the blues trio, The Hard Swimmin' Fish, playing a range of styles covering the country blues of Mississippi and The Piedmont, the urban blues of Chicago, and funk infused varieties with roots in New Orleans' second line.
Location: 14 E. Loudoun St
- 6:00-9:00 Art and Music. Medlin Art Gallery is hosting Ellen James on Celtic harp, performing classical music, as well as folk songs and Irish ballads. Also featuring a large selection of antique prints, maps and original artwork from such nationally-known artists as Mort Kunstler, Mary Hope Worley, Paul Landry, John Paul Strain, and P. Buckley Moss. Refreshments served.
Location: 2 E. Loudoun St.
- 5:00-8:00 Open House with Tea. The Loudoun Museum is featuring their history exhibits, showcasing a variety of artifacts from Loudoun County's past centuries. A historian will be on hand to discuss the history of the log cabin. Plus you can join tea artisan, Lisa Scruggs in the log cabin for samples of her unique tea blends. Also open is the Children's Discovery Room, where today's youngster can enjoy a special hands-on history experience, exploring what life was like for children in the 1820's. Free Admission.
Location: 16 Loudoun St. SW
- 6:00-9:00 Build Your Sale Food Drive. Crème de la Crème and Lou Lou Boutique is hosting a food drive for Interfaith Relief. For every non-perishable item a customer brings in it counts as one percent off. So if you bring 40 cans then you receive 40% off one non-sale item (maximum discount.)
Location: 9 Loudoun St. SW
- 6:00-9:00 Book Signing with Art. Books and Other Found Things hosts monthly "meet the author" events with local authors available to discuss and sign copies of their books. The author for April is Suzanne Walls and her two kids books from the Exploring Wildlife series: “Backyard Birds of the Piedmont” and "Insects and Spiders.” Also, local artist, Steve Loya will be displaying his splotch monster artwork.
Location: 13 W. Loudoun St.
- 6:00-9:00 Clothes Line Project. Resourceful Woman is hosting a "Clothes Line Project" event, which is a visual display of t-shirts in recognize of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Location: 11-A Loudoun St. SW
- 6:00-9:00 Antiques Open House. Weathered Elegance, which is downtown's newest antique and home décor shop, will be hosting an open house with specials and refreshments. Stop by to check out this shop which specializes in repurposed items.
Location: 2 W. Loudoun St.
- 6:00-8:30 Art Open House. Gleedsville Art Publishers is hosting an art open house featuring paintings and drawings by local artists such as Catherine Thomas, Sue Kelleher, Bill Schmidt, Antony Andrews and Grant Hacking.
Location: 5 W. Loudoun St.
- 6:00-9:00 Open House. The Jeans Whisperer is hosting an open house showcasing their wide array of jeans and other accessories such as boots, belts, scarves and jewelry.
Location: 1 W. Loudoun St.
- 7:00-9:00 Guitarist, Tony Greenfield. Designer Goldsmith in Market Station is hosting live music by guitarist/singer, Tony Greenfield, performing from his repertoire of over 200 songs, ranging from classic rock to classic country and bluegrass to old standards.
Location: Market Station - Lower Level.
- 6:00-9:00 SMOOCH Open House. Smooch Studio, a newly opened business in downtown, is hosting an open house event. Stop by to make your own custom lip gloss and foundation and check out all the cool makeup products and classes that they have to offer.
Location: Market Station (upper level - near Tuskies)
- 5:00-8:00 Open House. The Guest Room is hosting an open house showcasing their wide array of fine furniture, most of which is made in the United States. Also, offering complimentary refreshments.
Location: 201 E. Loudoun St. Suite 100
- 6:00-9:00 Wine Tasting. The Loudoun County Visitors Center is hosting a wine tasting event with the local winery, North Gate Vineyards, along with some light refreshments.
Location: Market Station - Upper Level.
- 7:00-10:00 David Davol. Doener Bistro is hosting acoustic guitarist/singer, David Davol, highlighting the Folk-Rock style of the 60's and 70's. He also performs selections of modern country and western music, as well as rock and alternative tunes. Pick your favorite hits from his 400 song request list.
Location: 202 Harrison St.
- 6:00-7:00 Free Yoga Lesson. Flow Yoga is offering a FREE fun-filled yoga practice, which is open to all experience levels.
Location: Market Station - 3rd floor.
- 7:00-9:00 Spencer Joyce. Georgetown Cafe is hosting the guitarist/singer, Spencer Joyce, a 2011 graduate of Stone Bridge High School, performing from his wide repertoire of alternative rock, indie pop and blues songs. He picked up the guitar at age 17, and quickly discovered his natural knack for crafting melodies and converting his innermost feelings, be it happy, sad, angry, or goofy, into heart-tugging lyrics. His debut album, "Overnight Rockstar", was released on iTunes on March 11th.
Location: 19 S. King St.
- 6:00-9:00 First Friday for Dogs. The Reign of Cats & Dogs is hosting a fun place for dogs to visit while at First Friday, complete with "Doggie Treats" for man's best friend. If you happen to bring your four-legged friend to First Friday, be sure to stop by and welcome the new business owner, SaraBeth to downtown.
Location: 13 S. King St.
- 6:00-9:00 Music and Art. Chimole is hosting live music with guitarist, Matthew Mills, who combines contemporary acoustic music with the influence of Flamenco guitar in every piece along with an art exhibit that features and promotes art from Honduras, with a wide array of paintings and pottery from various Honduran artists.
Location: 10 S. King St
- 6:30-8:30 Art and Music. Stockman Title and Escrow is featuring live music by guitarist/singer, Jonathan Deluca along with the artwork of locally acclaimed artist, Ruby Gulin Lambert, which will be on display. Light refreshments will also be offered.
Location: 1 S. King St.
- 7:00-9:00 Classical Music. The Old Town Grill is featuring a classical concert by Trinity Strings, which is a string ensemble that is primarily comprised of members of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Leesburg. Formed in 2009, they perform a popular mix of classical music, hymns, and folk tunes.
Location: 15 S. King St.
- 6:00-1:00 Live Music. King's Tavern and Wine Bar is hosting locally acclaimed Andy Hawk and his Train Wreck Endings band from 6-8:30, consisting of several local music legends, such as the Bordelon Brothers and Tom Allen on drums. Afterward, from 9-1am, it's open mike night featuring a wide array of musicians.
Location: 19 S. King St.
- 6:00-9:00 Antique Open House. Leesburg Antique Emporium is hosting an open house with special deals and refreshments.
Location: 32 S. King St.
- 6:00-9:00 First Friday Specials. Windy City Red Hots is hosting a fun night with First Friday specials featuring tasty authentic Chicago style foods such as hot dogs, Polish and/or Italian sausages. Stop by to get a quick bite of the Windy City!
Location: 28 S. King St.
- 6:00-8:00 Open House. Blossom and Bloom Thrift Store is holding an open house for Autism Awareness Month with music by You and Me, guitar and cello duo featuring Claudia and Peter Dalton, performing acoustic versions of popular songs. Stop by to shop and help support Autism Awareness.
Location: 110 W. Market St.
- 7:00-9:00 Dancing with Live Music. Dance King Studios is featuring an open house, showcasing free salsa, tango and swing dance sampler steps along with live music by Payson and Erika, an acoustic duo playing an array of pop songs. Stop by to find out why Dance King Studio is the most social dance destination in Northern Virginia!
Location: 26 W. Market St.
- 6:00-8:00 Artist Reception. The Leesburg Commission on Public Art is hosting a new exhibit of Loudoun landscape photography by Dave Levinson. A lifelong artist, Dave has created bodies of work that have been shown in galleries, museums, libraries, government facilities, and restaurants. Dave’s passion for the outdoor serves as a canvas for his chosen medium, photography. He enjoys sharing the beauty that he captures through his lens, while using rural culture and preservation as backdrops. His photography will be on display until May 2014.
Location: 25 W. Market St.
- 8:00 Concert to Fight Fracking! The Tally Ho Theater is featuring a concert called Stop the Kaboom, to raise awareness and to help raise funds in the fight against surface mining for coal and hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, otherwise known as fracking. The evening features three bands, Woven Green, Telesma and Supersylum, who are all generously giving their time and energy to support the fight against fracking. All proceeds from the evening will be used in the struggle against these industries and the regulations that allow them to destroy our lands and water while poisoning the folks that live nearby. There is also a big festival planned for August near Hedgesville, WV to continue this fight against fracking. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
Location: 19 W. Market St.
5:30-7:30 Clinic and Fun Run. Transition Triathlon is hosting a Newton Natural Running Form clinic and fun run. With Newton Running's Juda McGannon learn how to be more efficient, avoid injury and get faster, regardless of your experience or what shoes you wear. Fun run starts at 6:30.
Location: 222 S. King St.