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Little Mozart Academy
at Sona Bank

Dominion4 Quartet
Strolling Around Downtown

Ellen James

Ellen James at
Very Virginia Shop

Drawing of Gary Rudinsky (c) Tim Kozak tpkozak.deviantart.com

LCHS Students with Rudy at
King Street Coffee


RowdyAce at
Black Hoof Brewing

Tom O’Neil

Tom O’Neil
at Leesburg Brewing

Chris Mangione at Bike TrAle Brewery

Taylor Jackson
at Trinity House Café

Peter Lapp

Peter Lapp at
Black Walnut Brewery

Laurie Mangold

Laurie Mangold at
Shoes, Cup and Cork

Frank Lombardi

The Crooner Frank Lombardi
at Georgetown Café

Andy Hawk and the Train Wreck Endings

Andy Hawk and his Train Wreck Endings at Kings Tavern

City Limits Jazz Trio at The Tasting Room at Palio 7-10

City Limits Jazz Trio at The Tasting Room at Palio

David Davol

David Davol
at Döner Bistro


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, signings, and so much more!

Over 45 specialty shops, art galleries, antique shops and restaurants are open until 9pm or later,
many offering free refreshments and/or special sales.

Upcoming First Friday dates for your calendar:
February 2, 2018
March 2, 2018
April 6

Events for Friday, December 1, 2017

  • 6:30-8:30 Dicken’s Carolers. The Pickwick Players is featuring their "Victorian Carolers," dressed in historic costumes, singing traditional Christmas carols, while strolling all around historic downtown.
    Location: All Around Downtown
  • 6:30-8:30 Holiday Harmony. The Dominion4 Chorus, a cappella chorus of men, will be roaming around downtown, singing Christmas carols, along with barbershop songs and show tunes.
    Location: All Around Downtown
  • 6:30-8:30 Classic Holiday Tunes. Sona Bank is hosting the Classical Strings of The Little Mozart Academy playing an array of classical and holiday music in orchestra string instruments.
    Location: 1 E. Market St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Photos with Santa. Be Beauty is hosting a holiday open house, with local vendors and Santa Claus so you can get a professional photo with Santa! While you’re there, take some time to shop at their cool holiday boutique featuring handmade items from local designers!
    Location: 11A S. King St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Chris Cooley Art. The Cooley Gallery is featuring the art of Chris Cooley, whose new pottery including some cool Redskin Mugs will be on display for First Friday and throughout the month of December. Also, enjoy wine tasting with Sunset Hills Winery.
    Location: 9 N. King St.
  • 6:30-9:00 Harp Music with Coffee. The Very Virginia Shop is featuring vocalist, Ellen James on Celtic harp, performing holiday songs and some Irish ballads, along with a coffee tasting event of their delicious Wicked Goat Coffee, which is roasted locally in Lucketts. Plus, sample the best peanuts in the world – large Virginia Peanuts in over 20 flavors!
    Location: 16 S. King St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Music and Art. King Street Coffee is featuring live music by Gary Rudinsky along with many talented students from the music department of Loudoun County High School. Plus, on display this month is a photography exhibit by Julie McCarter.
    Location: 110 S. King St.
  • 7:00-10:00 Rock and Blues. MacDowell Brew Kitchen is featuring the Lost Locals band, playing all kinds of rock, blues and funk; featuring a bunch of very talented local middle-age parents.
    Location: 202-B Harrison St.
  • 5:00-8:00 Vendor Fair. The Harrison Street Preschool Academy, downtown’s newest preschool, is hosting a Holiday Craft Fair with over 20 local crafters and vendors to buy your holiday gifts, while your children, ages 5 and under do a fun STEM project!
    Location: 115 Harrison St. NE
  • 6:00-9:00 Rowdy Ace. Black Hoof Brewing, downtown’s newest craft brewing pub, is featuring RowdyAce, a three piece band, playing Country and Rock music from the 70’s through today. Come sing along to the soundtrack of your life.
    Location: 11 S. King St.
  • 6:30-9:30 Tom O’Neil. Leesburg Brewing Company is hosting acoustic guitarist, Tom O’Neil, of O’Neil Architects, singing a variety of classic rock songs from yesterday and today.
    Location: 2 Loudoun St. SW
  • 6:00-9:00 Jazzy Tunes The Bike TrAle Brewery is hosting Chris Mangione, on guitar, playing a wide array of jazzy fun songs.
    Location: 101 Loudoun St. SE
  • 6:30-8:30 Blues Guitarists. The Leesburg Diner is hosting the musical duo of Willie White and Stephen Wade Crounse, playing a wide array of blues tunes along with some classical rock.
    Location: 26 S. King St. Location: Location: 9 S. King St.
  • 6:30-8:30 Pop Singer. Trinity House Café is hosting hosting pop singer, Taylor Jackson, on acoustic guitar, playing some contemporary pop and modern rock songs.
    Location: 101 E. Market St. (corner of Market and Church St.)
  • 6:30-8:30 Pop Singer. Lou Lou Boutique is hosting Kate Brunotts, playing ukulele, while singing pop songs of the yesterday and today, along with originals and some old school jazz.
    Location: 9 W. Loudoun St.
  • 7:00-9:00 Teen Open Mic. The Embark Center for Self-Directed Education is hosting Teen Open Mic Night, so grab the mic and come sings some songs or do your killer comedy routine. Open to teens ages 12 and up. Concessions will be available.
    Location: 103 Loudoun St SW
  • 6:00-9:00 Art Open House. Medlin Art Gallery is hosting an Art Open House showcasing 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.
  • 6:00-9:00 Peter Lapp. Black Walnut Brewery is hosting live music with singer/guitarist, Peter Lapp, who specializes in acoustic interpretations of classic and alternative rock songs.
    Location: 210 S. King St.
  • 5:00-8:00 Laurie. Shoes, Cup and Cork is hosting Laurie Mangold, a guitarist and flutist, singing a wide array of folk, classic rock and contemporary songs.
    Location: 17 N. King St
  • 6:30-8:30 Rosewood & Ivory. Coldwell Banker is hosting Rosewood & Ivory, consisting of siblings, Mayleen and Waylee, performing classical and contemporary music. With more than five years of experience, Mayleen has been playing piano for more than half of her life. Her younger brother Waylee is just as passionate and committed to the guitar, so together, they are Rosewood & Ivory.
    Location: 25 S. King St.
  • 7:00-9:00 Frank Lombardi. Georgetown Café is hosting Frank Lombardi, of Crooners Entertainment. Dedicated to preserving the standards of the American Songbook, Frank performs in the classic stylings of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Perry Como, and Nat King Cole. The “Crooner” performs at private parties, weddings, as well as corporate and charitable events throughout the area.
    Location: 19 S. King St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Wine Tasting. The Loudoun County Visitors Center is hosting an open house with a wine tasting with the Bogati Winery, along with chocolates from Veritas Artizen Chocolates for a wine and chocolate pairing event.
    Location: Market Station - Lower Level.
  • 6:00-9:00 Meet Local Authors. Books and Other Found Things host monthly "meet the author" events with local authors available to discuss and sign copies of their books. This month’s author is Douglas Graney and his book, “American Teacher.”
    Location: 13 W. Loudoun St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Nathaniel Davis. Loudoun Brewing Company is featuring Nathaniel Davis, whose music is best described as indie-folk rock with a strong bluesy influence. He plays an eclectic mix of original music along with some fun, clever re-imaginations of well known covers of pop and rock songs.
    Location: 310 E. Market St.
  • The Fine Gallery6:00-9:00 New Art Gallery. The Fine Gallery is celebrating hosting an open house with a new art exhibit. This gallery is equal parts contemporary art gallery and educational art provider, focusing on an immersive art learning experience.
    Location: 9 Royal St. SW
  • 6:00-9:00 Photography. Photoworks is featuring a fun photography exhibit with a wide array of unique images displayed throughout the gallery.
    Location: 2A Loudoun St. SW
  • logo6:00-9:00 Steel Magnolias. The Tryst Gallery is hosting their new exhibit entitled Steel Magnolias, with the artwork by over 30 artists and they are featuring artist Leanne Fink, who will be available to answer questions regarding her art. Stop by this cool art gallery, as there is always something new around every corner. Light refreshments offered.
    Location: 312 E. Market St.
  • 5:00-8:00 Open House with Tea. The Loudoun Museum is featuring their history exhibit, showcasing a variety of artifacts from Loudoun County's past centuries. 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 Free
  • 6:00-9:00 Expo. Makersmiths is hosting an open house to showcase the wide array of things you can make at this local makerspace. You can take a tour and get involved with one of their interactive demonstrations. Check out their wood shop, metal shop, 3D printing, CAD, CNC, crafts, and ceramics studio. Makersmith is building a community of Makers by providing a facility with tools, training and other enabling resources.
    Location: 106 Royal St. SW
  • 7:00-9:00 Open House. The Protein Bar, downtown’s nutrition shop, is hosting a fun open house so stop by to try one of the delicious protein shakes, as this is a great recovery shop for fitness workouts with supplements, an oxygen bar, and of course a protein bar.
    Location: 19 Wirt St.
  • 6:00-8:30 Vintage Music. Dig! Records & Vintage is hosting an open house featuring his used LP's, 45's, vintage clothing and a selection of turntables, receivers and audio gear. They specialize in PUNK, 60's Garage, Psych, Soul/funk, Jazz, Alternative, Hip-Hop and of course, Rock-n-Roll. Get on down to this awesome shop to check out the tons of 45's from the 50's, 60's, and 70's, as they buy, sell and trade 7-inch, 10-inch, 12-inch, and Cassette Tapes.
    Location: 212C Loudoun St. SE
  • 6:00-9:00 Chicago Style. Windy City Red Hots is celebrating a "Chicago Happy Hour," in downtown Leesburg with cold beers and showcasing authentic Chicago style - Hot Dogs, Polish Sausages and Chili-Cheese Fries. Stop by to get a quick bite of Chicago, without traveling 700 miles.
    Location: 28 S. King St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Wine and Music. The Leesburg Vintner is hosting monthly wine specials with wine by the glass, along with live music from 7-9pm, with vocalist, Cindy McConnell, who has performed acoustic guitar folk/rock covers in the region for more than 15 years.
    Location: 27 S. King St.
  • 6:00-1:00 Andy Hawk. 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. Afterward, from 9-1am, it's open mike night featuring a wide array of musicians.
    Location: 19 S. King St.
  • 7:00-10:00 Piano Music. The Tasting Room at Palio is hosting live music by the City Limits Jazz Trio, featuring locally acclaimed Andrew Hart, as the piano man.
    Location: 2 W. Market St.
  • 6:00-9:00 David Davol. Doener Bistro is hosting acoustic guitarist/singer, David Davol, highlighting the Folk-Rock style of the 60'sand 70's. He also performs selections of modern country music, as well as classic rock and alternative tunes. Pick your favorite hits from his 400 song request list.
    Location: 202 Harrison St.
  • 6:00-8:00 Fun with Soda! The Sunflower Shack is featuring an old fashioned soda tasting. Bring the family out to sample over a dozen varieties of nostalgic sodas, root beers and sarsaparillas! Enjoy complimentary refreshments, while you browse an array of old fashioned candies and be sure to check out the selection of free books!
    Location: 209 Loudoun Street SE
  • 6:00-8:00 Open House. Ashby Mae Children’s Boutique is hosting an open house featuring their newly arrived fashion with lots of adorable items. Stop by to check out this fabulous boutique that specializing in clothing, accessories and gifts for infants and children.
    Location: 3 Loudoun St. Upper Level
  • 6:00-8:00 Frozen Treats! Cultured is celebrating First Friday at their frozen yogurt and healthy soup shop, located near Mom's Apple Pie. Stop by to taste free samples of their "real frozen yogurt," which is made from wholesome local ingredients, so it's naturally tart and absolutely delicious!
    Location: 212A Loudoun St. SE
  • 6:00-9:00 Open House. The Jean Whisperer is hosting an open house event, showcasing a wide array of jeans and other accessories such as boots, belts, scarves and fabulous jewelry.
    Location: 3 W. Loudoun St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Antique Open House. Leesburg Antique Emporium is hosting a good bye open house with special deals on antiques and other collectibles.
    Location: 32 S. King St.

Live Music Events
Art Exhibits
Wine Tastings

... and so much more!

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