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Traveling Morrice Dancers
at Sona Bank

Generational Jazz Combo at Blue Mountain Café

Weston Smith at Photoworks

Sofia Fagan & Colin Bertoglio at Very Virginia Shop

Eight Strings Duet at Coldwell Banker

Chris Mangione at Trinity House Café

Kirk Connor Band at
The Leesburg Diner

Modern Vintage at Kings Tavern’s Patio

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

City Limits Jazz Trio at The Tasting Room at Palio

Matthew Mills

Matthew Mills
at Old Town Grill

Two Michaels at Senor Ramon 6:30-8:30

Two Michaels
at Senor Ramon

Kate Burnotts at Black Shutter 6:30-8:30

Kate Burnotts
at Black Shutter

Peter Lapp

Peter Lapp at
Leesburg Brewing Company

Jessica Endara
at Lou Lou Boutique

Fast Eddie and Dave the Hippieman
at Black Hoof Brewing

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

Gary Rudinsky at
King Street Coffee

Willie White

Willie White at
Captain Catoctin's Crab

David Davol

David Davol
at Döner Bistro

Stephen Merlin

Stephen Merlin
at Old Town Grill

Zach Benson

Zach Benson at
Designer Goldsmith

Frank Lombardi

Frank Lombardi
at Georgetown Café

Andy Hawk and the Train Wreck Endings

Andy Hawk and his Train Wreck Endings at Kings Tavern

Pat McGee at Tally Ho Theater


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:

September 1, 2017
October 6, 2017
November 3, 2017

Events for Friday, August 4, 2017

  • 6:00-7:00 Polo Ponies. The Tasting Room at Palio is hosting professional polo players, Juan Salinas-Bentley and Doug Barnes, who will be on polo ponies, roaming around South King Street to help promote the weekly Polo in the Park series on Saturday nights at Morven Park. They will also be handing out some free Polo in the Park car passes, so be sure to be on the lookout for horses!
    Location: 2 W. Market St.
  • 6:00-8:30 Old World Dancers. Sona Bank is hosting the American Traveling Morrice Dancers, who dance with small bells strapped to their legs, and leap through complex figures accompanied by an accordion, fiddle, and ancient pipe. Since 1976, the group has toured throughout the US and England, performing vigorous traditional village dances which is an English country tradition, with roots in medieval street theatre. For hundreds of years, teams of white-clad men have capered and stepped the intricate patterns which clashing wooden sticks and waving handkerchiefs in time to lively traditional tunes.
    Location: 1 E. Market St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Dance Manifesto. MacDowell Brew Kitchen is featuring Dance Manifesto, a supergroup, who will lure you into dancing before you've had the chance to get your first drink from the bar. They specialize in playing high energy music and take pride in performing what is hot on the radio and in the clubs right now, along with the occasional sprinkling of classic dance songs for nostalgia. They offer shows with incredible stage presence, vocal stylings, studio-perfect keys, and tight rhythms which will make you dance like nobody's watching!
    Location: 202- B Harrison St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Rockin’ Crabs. Captain Catoctin’s Crab & Concoctions, downtown’s only Maryland crab restaurant is featuring The Willie White Band, who will be rocking the big back patio with lots of blues tunes and classic rock songs.
    Location: 14 E. Loudoun St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Moon Music. Black Walnut Brewery is hosting Moon Music, a fabulous trio known for their signature sound of delicate and nuanced three-part harmony, accompanied by Jim's exquisite piano playing and enriched by Mary Alyce's beautiful acoustic guitar playing, and Debra rounds out the instrumentation with hand percussion.
    Location: 210 S. King St.
  • Blues/Folk duo Mosby Territory6:30-8:30 Concert. Pangle and Associates is hosting live music by Mosby Territory, a husband and wife duo of Wild Will Williamson on vocals, guitar, harmonica and Alona on vocals, percussion, and keyboard. Plus enjoy popcorn and a chocolate fountain.
    Location: 109 S. King St.
  • 7:00-10:00 Outdoor Rock - King’s Tavern is hosting an outdoor concert on their back patio with the fun rock band, Modern Vintage, playing modern covers from today to yesterday and originals that move your feet, heart and soul!
    Location: 19 S. King St.
  • 7:00-9:00 Jazz and More. Blue Mountain Cafe is hosting the Generational Jazz Combo, which is a talented group of young musicians from the metro area, whom perform a fusion of Jazz, Blues, Latin, and Funk genres.
    Location: 26 S. King St.
  • 6:30-9:30 Blue Duo. Black Hoof Brewing, downtown’s newest craft brewing pub, is featuring Fast Eddie and Hippieman Dave, who are the fabulous blues duo of Eddie O. Galvin and David Saunders. These talented dudes never use a song list or play the same song, the same way twice.
    Location: 11 S. King St.
  • 6:30-8:30 Ukulele! The Very Virginia Shop is featuring Sofia Fagan on ukulele and Colin Bertoglio on guitar, singing a wide variety of contemporary pop and classic rock tunes. Plus sample over 20 different flavors of crisp Virginia peanuts and other locally made gourmet foods.
    Location: 16 S King St.
  • 6:30-9:30 Pete Lapp. Leesburg Brewing Company is hosting singer/guitarist, Peter Lapp, who specializes in acoustic interpretations of classic and alternative rock songs to include Bon Jovi, U2, Foo Fighters, Tom Petty, Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Mumford & Sons and many more.
    Location: 2 W. Loudoun 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
  • logo5:30-9:00 New Art Gallery. Art Sweet Art is featuring the works of emerging artists and sweetened by delicious treats. Art and chocolate is a great combination! Stop by to check out downtown’s newest art gallery and welcome David to historic downtown Leesburg.
    Location: 2B W. Loudoun St.
  • 6:30-8:30 Two Michaels. Senor Ramon Taqueria is featuring acoustic rock guitarists, Michael Haddad and Michael Schiavi, playing a variety of classic rock songs.
    Location: 15 E. Loudoun St.
  • 6:30-8:30 Jessica is Back! Lou Lou Boutique is hosting singer/guitarist, Jessica Endara, playing soulful pop and R&B songs, along with some of her own original tunes. She is currently a college student enrolled at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and home for summer break.
    Location: 9 W. Loudoun St.
  • 6:30-8:30 Pop Music! Black Shutter Antique Center is hosting Katie Brunotts, playing ukulele and guitar while singing pop songs of the 70s, 80s and today along with her originals and some old school jazz.
    Location: 1 Loudoun St. SE
  • 6:00-9:00 Pop Singer. Designer Goldsmith is hosting pop singer-songwriter, Zach Benson, performing his fun, danceable songs for audiences young and old. His new original EP was recently released on Spotify and Apple Music and his EP of covers is now available on bandcamp.
    Location: Market Station - Lower Level
  • 6:00-9:00 Wine Tasting. The Loudoun County Visitors Center is hosting an open house with a wine tasting with Sunset Hills, along with some light refreshments.
    Location: Market Station - Lower Level.
  • 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. “Fly Me to the Moon,” “You Make Me Feel So Young,” and “That’s Amore” are some of the great songs you’ll enjoy. The “Crooner” performs at private parties, weddings, as well as corporate and charitable events throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area.
    Location: 19 S. King St.
  • 6:00-8:30 Rock Band. The Leesburg Diner is hosting The Kirk Connor Band, a trio, playing original classic rock and roll with a modern funk element.
    Location: 9 S. King St.
  • 6:30-8:30 Violin and Cello. Coldwell Banker is hosting the Eight Strings Duet, consisting of violinist, Ted Froelich, of Shenandoah University and Cellist, John Ortman, of Loudoun County High School, performing classical songs and some contemporary tunes.
    Location: 25 S. King St
  • 6:30-8:30 Chris Mangione. Trinity House Café is hosting acoustic guitarist, Chris Mangione, playing a variety of classic rock and blues tunes.
    Location: 101 E. Market St. (corner of Market and Church St.)
  • 6:30-8:30 Vague Music. Home Helpers of Leesburg is hosting the Vague Band, consisting of Garrett Dayton on guitar, Jonathan Mejia on drums, and Brandon Benites on bass guitar, playing a variety of originals and covers of rock, pop and alternative rock from such bands as The Beatles, Green Day, Sublime and The Who.
    Location: 101 Loudoun St. SE
  • 5:00-8:00 History Open House. The Loudoun Museum is featuring their history exhibit, showcasing a variety of artifacts from Loudoun County's past centuries. 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 Local Potters. Resourceful Woman is hosting the Leesburg Vintage Potters which is made up of a talented group of senior citizens from the Leesburg Senior Center, that hand-build and hand-paint beautiful pottery items. These unique items are reasonably priced and make great gifts for all occasions. As a non-profit group, all proceeds benefit the Senior Center ceramics studio.
    Location: 11-A Loudoun St. SW
  • 6:00-9:00 Photos and Music. Photoworks is featuring a fun photography exhibit and sale by Mary Louise Ravese, as she is moving to Raleigh, North Carolina, so this is their final solo show in the area. Her business, Bella Vista Photography offers fine art photography of nature and travel subjects from across the US, Europe, Northern Africa and Japan. Stop by Photoworks to say good bye and pick up some of her beautiful photography. Also keyboardist, Weston Smith will be playing his music.
    Location: 2A Loudoun St. SW
  • 6:00-9:00 Rudy! King Street Coffee is featuring live music by local musician, Gary Rudinsky, playing a wide array of classic rock tunes. Plus, be sure to check out all the cool artwork by Rachel Sales on display this month.
    Location: 110 S. King St.
  • 7:00-9:00 Violin Music. The Old Town Grill is hosting live music by classical guitarist, Matthew Mills, who composes music with the influence of Flamenco guitar in every piece.
    Location: 15 S. King St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Art, Wine and Music. The Cooley Gallery is hosting an artist reception for mixed media artist, Rebecca Grace Jones, who has a whimsical way of creating contemporary type folk art that is sure to make you smile every time you see it. Also check out the new ceramic art from potter, Lisa Orr. Plus Casanel Winery will have offerings of wine tastings for purchase. The exhibit will run through August 31st.
    Location: 9 N. King St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Casa Blanca. The Tryst Gallery is hosting the exhibit entitled Casa Blanca with artwork from over 30 artists, including Marcia Klioze. This gallery features a wide array of local artists in many different mediums as there is always something new to see at Tryst, around every corner of the gallery. Light refreshments offered.
    Location: 312 E. Market St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Music and Wine. 27 South Interiors is hosting live music with a local musician (to be announced) and wine tasting with Stone Tower Winery. Stop by their lovely home décor boutique, which features high quality home furnishings and accessories, made all around the globe.
    Location: 27 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 7-9, 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.
  • 6:00-9:00 Open House. Be Beauty is hosting an open house event and celebrating their new location on South King Street, where you can get beauty and fashion all in one stop. Enjoy some light refreshments, while you check out their cool custom foundations and other fabulous makeups along with the many great services they offer.
    Location: 11A S. King St.
  • 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 will be announced soon.
    Location: 13 W. Loudoun St.
  • Loudoun Street Studios6:30-8:30 Art Demo! Loudoun Street Studios is showcasing live art demonstrations along with the art of three fabulous local painters – Holly Peterson, who paints landscapes and still life in oils, along with Libby Stevens and Remington Restivo, who feature Loudoun County scenery in their paintings. Light refreshments served.
    Location: 2 E. Loudoun St. Upper Level.
  • 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
  • 6:00-11:00 Open House! The Protein Bar, downtown’s nutrition shop, is hosting a fun open house event with merchandise give-aways, games, free food and so much more. Stop by to try one of their amazing protein shakes, as they are a great recovery shop for fitness with supplements, an oxygen bar, and of course a protein bar.
    Location: 19 Wirt 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 and Western music, as well as Rock and Alternative tunes. Pick your favorite hits from his 400 song request list.
    Location: 202 Harrison St.
  • 6:00-8:00 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
  • 6:00-9:00 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 jewelry.
    Location: 1 W. Loudoun St.
  • 10:00-1:00 Music and Art. Chimole is featuring music indoors with a Latin beat with the band, Grupo Ritmo K-Liente along with an art exhibit that showcases and promotes art from Honduras, with a wide array of paintings and pottery from various Honduran artists.
    Location: 10 S. King St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Antique Open House. Leesburg Antique Emporium is hosting an open house with special deals on antiques and other collectibles.
    Location: 32 S. King St.
  • 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
  • 6:00-9:00 Chicago Happy Hour. 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 andChili-Cheese Fries. Stop by to get a quick bite of Chicago, without traveling 700 miles.
    Location: 28 S. King St.
  • 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
  • 5:30-8:30 Free Open Gaming. The Leesburg Hobbies & Collectibles Shop is hosting an exciting night of "table top war games" by providing gamers a friendly place to meet and compete against each other, while helping to advance players in not only game strategy, but also in modeling, painting and sportsmanlike conduct.
    Location: 9 W. Market St.
  • 8:30 Pat McGee. The Tally Ho Theater is featuring Pat McGee, who started his professional music career in 1995 as leader of Pat McGee Band, touring relentlessly for over ten years all over the USA, with the band, dubbed PMB by legions of adoring fans, sold out venues and shared stages with major acts such as The Who, Allman Brothers, and Fleetwood Mac. Pat McGee Band has even performed for President Clinton and as a big supporter of the US military, he performed for the USO in Greenland as well as landing on The USS Eisenhower to play for 5000 brave men and women serving on the Arabian Sea. McGee has assembled various star-studded ensembles and continues to focus on the songs supported with strong harmonies, percussive acoustic guitars, mandolins as well as a tight rhythm section and tasteful electric guitars.
    Location: 19 W. Market St.

28 Live Music Events
9 Art Exhibits
4 Wine Tastings

... and so much more!

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