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Suburban Hearts

Suburban Hearts
at Shoes

Heritage Guitar Ensemble

Heritage Guitar Ensemble
at Sona Bank

McKenzie Mees

McKenzie Mees
at Old Town Grill

Dave Saunders

Dave Saunders
at Photoworks

Drawing of Gary Rudinsky (c) Tim Kozak

Gary Rudinsky at
King Street Coffee

Frank Lombardi

Frank Lombardi
at Trinity House Café


Glaurie at
Georgetown Café

Tony Greenfield

Tony Greenfield
at Black Shutters Antiques

pianist Olivia Stickley

Olivia Stickley
at Blue Mountain Café

Anthony Semiao

Anthony Semiao
at Pittsburgh Rick’s

Cindy McConnell

Cindy McConnell
at Leesburg Vintner

Andy Hawk

Andy Hawk and his Train Wreck Endings at Kings Tavern

Hard Swimmin' Fish

Hard Swimmin' Fish
at the Cajun Experience

David Davol

David Davol
at Doener 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, book 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:

March 6, 2015
April 3, 2015
May 1, 2015
June 5, 2015
July 3, 2014

Events for Friday, February 6, 2015

  • Blues Band, Kitty and the Fat Cats7:00-10:00 Rockabilly Music. MacDowell Brew Kitchen is featuring lively music with Kitty and the Fat Cats, a 5 piece rockabilly, jazz and blues band comprised of Kat Wood, vocals; Richard Bloyer, electric and stand-up bass; Ken Phillips, guitar and vocals; Russ Daul, drums; and Toby Harris on saxophone. They play everything from slow sultry lounge music to jump-out-of-your-seat swing! You will not want to miss this fun band!
    Location: 202-B Harrison St.
  • 6:00-10:00 Suburban Hearts. Shoe's Cup and Cork is hosting live music with the acoustic singer/songwriter duo of Hope Linzer and James Cubeta playing an array of songs.
    Location: 17 N. King St.
  • 7:00-9:00 Rock Music. Pittsburgh Rick's, one of downtown's newest restaurants, is hosting live music with acoustic rock guitarist, Anthony Semiao, playing an array of classic and modern rock songs.
    Location: 116 E. Market St.
  • Dan Cronin7:00-9:00 Banjo Music. The Very Virginia Shop is featuring Dan Cronin, and his upbeat acoustic show blurring the lines from blues to bluegrass, roots, rags, folk and old favorites. Dan Cronin brings guitar, harmonica and the banjo to keep everyone tapping their toes. Also sample some gourmet foods - all made here is the state of Virginia.
    Location: 16 S. King St
  • 6:30-8:30 Heritage Guitar Ensemble. Sona Bank is hosting a performance by the Heritage Guitar Ensemble, featuring over 16 students from Heritage High School. These fine guitar players will be performing in quartets, trios, and solos and playing music from a range of composers, including Mozart. Come and enjoy the an evening with incredibly gifted young musicians, directed by Dr. Kevin Vigil. Refreshments served.
    Location: 1 E. Market St.
  • 7:00-9:00 Piano Music. Blue Mountain Café is hosting the talented pianist, Olivia Stickley, of Heritage High School, singing an array of hip rock and folk tunes, inside the restaurant.
    Location: 26 S. King St.
  • Capitol Painting (c) Trisha Adams6:00-9:00 New Art Gallery. Trisha Adams' Art Studio is hosting an open house event, featuring recent oil paintings by Trisha Adams. Refreshments will be served.
    Location: 2A Loudoun St. SW, 2nd Floor
  • 6:00-9:00 New Location. The Reign of Cats & Dogs has moved to a new place which is across the street from their old location. Stop by to check out their new shop and feel free to bring your four-legged friend in for a treat.
    Location: 16 S. King St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Rock Music. Georgetown Café is featuring the acoustic guitar duo known as Glaurie, consisting of singer/songwriters, Glenn Stern and Laurie Mangold, playing an array of classic rock songs.
    Location: 19 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. Afterward, from 9-1am, it's open mike night featuring a wide array of musicians.
    Location: 19 S. King St.
  • 7:00-9:00 Singer McKenzie. The Old Town Grill is hosting live music with acoustic singer/guitarist, McKenzie Mees, playing an array of pop and rock tunes.
    Location: 15 S. King St.
  • 6:00-8:30 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
  • 7:00-9:00 Elena. Sugar Magnolia is featuring the singer, Elena Dolores, who brings her own interpretation to songs by Adele, Carrie Underwood, Bruno Mars, Pink and many other pop, rock and country artists. She often accompanies herself on guitar and is currently studying piano and voice. Elena is a well-known artist at Open Mics in Loudoun and Fairfax Counties.
    Location: 1 W. Loudoun St.
  • (c) Nancy Goetzinger6:00-9:00 Music, Wine and Photos. Photoworks is hosting a photography exhibit by Min Van Ngo. Plus live music by Dave Saunders and wine tasting with Lost Creek Winery.
    Location: 2A W. Loudoun St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Book Signing. Books and Other Found Things hosts monthly "meet the author" events with local authors available to discuss and sign copies of their books. The authors for February will be announced soon. .
    Location: 13 W. Loudoun St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Rudy! King Street Coffee is featuring a live music by local musician and Loudoun County High School teacher, Gary Rudinsky, playing an array of rock music. Also a photography exhibit by Alex Horton.
    Location: 110 S. King St.
  • 7:00-9:00 Crooner. Trinity House Café is featuring Frank Lombardi, of Crooners, Inc., who will be performing songs in the classic stylings of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Perry Como, Nat King Cole and Michael Bublé. Frank croons throughout Northern Virginia at private events, country clubs, and weddings.
    Location: 101 E. Market St. (corner of Market and Church St.)
  • Hopps Art Lounge6:00-9:00 New Art Lounge. The Night Gallery is holding a grand re-opening to celebrate their new name, Hopps Art Lounge. Stop by to check out new artists such as Celeb Fletcher, Rodrigo Pradel, Jim Haller, and Tina Wilson plus returning favorites including John Detrich, Kathy Howsare, Lamarr Townsend, Liam Harrison, Matt Slusher, Shane Bronson, and Dan Mihalko. Also original art by owner, Kevin Dunn. Free refreshments and gifts!
    Location: 18 S. King St. (upper level)
  • Book Signing with Alison Ragsdale6:00-9:00 Music, Wine and Books. The Leesburg Vintner is hosting monthly wine specials with wine by the glass, along with a book signing event with local author, Alison Ragsdale, and her two novels, Tuesday's Socks and The Father-Daughter Club. Both books are receiving five-star reviews and are set in the Highlands of Scotland. Plus live music from 7 to 9 with singer/guitarist, Cindy McConnell, who has performed acoustic folk/rock covers for more than 10 years.
    Location: 27 S. King St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Open House. Best Rack Around, is hosting an open house event featuring Nicole Fine of Boudoir Photography. Stop by to meet Nicole and to check out all the fabulous gifts to give someone special for Valentine's Day.
    Location: Market Station Suite F (upper level - near Tuskies)
  • 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 to the urban blues of Chicago and to the funk infused varieties of New Orleans.
    Location: 14 E. Loudoun St
  • 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 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.
  • 5:00-8:00 Open House. The 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
  • 6:00-8:00 Open House. Blossom and Bloom Thrift Store is hosting an open house with specials. Stop by to shop to help support all the good charities that Blossom and Bloom supports.
    Location: 110 W. Market St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Open House. Smooch Studio, downtown's only custom makeup studio, is hosting an open house event. Stop by to learn about making your own custom lip glosses and foundations and check out all the cool makeup products and classes that they have to offer.
    Location: Market Station (upper level - near Tuskies)
  • 6:00-8:00 Open House. Well and Good Wellness is hosting an open house to showcase their organic beauty boutique complete with wellness coaching and eco spa services. Stop by to meet owner, Lauri Bosserman, a registered nurse and certified holistic health coach and ask about how she can help you by connecting the parts that make up the whole you, including relationships, physical activity, careers and spirituality.
    Location: Market Station in the Log Cabin
  • 6:00-9:00 Antique Open House. Weathered Elegance, which is downtown's newest antique and home decor 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 to celebration their new location which is right next door to their old spot. They offer a wide array of jeans and other accessories such as boots, belts, scarves and jewelry.
    Location: 3 W. Loudoun St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Chicago Specials. Windy City Red Hots is celebrating Chicago in downtown Leesburg with special authentic Chicago style hot Dogs, Polish Sausage, Italian Sausage, Pizza Puff 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 Open House. The 24 Hour Watch and Clock Repair Store, a new shop on Market Street, is hosting an open house to showcase their specialty watch, clock, and jewelry repairs.
    Location: 18 W. Market St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Open House. TW Firearms is hosting an open house to showcase their numerous products and services. Stop by to check them out.
    Location: 26 S. King Street - upper level.
  • Dario deHoyos doing a glassblowing demo for the Sep 2012 First Friday art walk in Leesburg, VA, photo credit Steve Loya8:00-10:00 Glass Blowing. Allura Glass Studio is hosting a live demo of glass blowing by Dario deHoyos, who will be making pendants, ornaments and small sculptures along with a mystery musical guest.
    Location: 209 S. King St.
  • The Lacs8:30 Concert. The Tally Ho Theater is presenting a concert by The Lacs, short for Loud Ass Crackers - who mix 65 percent country music storytelling with 20 percent hip-hop attitude, add in 15 percent rock 'n' roll plus 100 percent hard work and you have a multi-format duo that defies definition and oozes opportunity. The duo, which is made up of hip-hop artist Clay "Uncle Snap" Sharpe and lead vocalist/guitarist Brian "Rooster" King, doesn't easily fit into any predetermined box and that's exactly why The Lacs unique blend of music appeals to America's iPod generation. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
    Location: 19 W. Market St.
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