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Todd Wright

Todd Wright
at Social Butterflies

Night Gallery

Civil Rights Art Exhibit
at Night Gallery

Jake Hitzges

Jake Hitzges
at Rouge Spa

Alex Lassa

Alex Lassa
at Crooked Run Brewery

Danny G

Danny G at
Palio Ristorante Italiano

Ryan B and the Marsh Drivers

Ryan B and the Marsh Drivers
at Sona Bank

The Lost Growlers

The Lost Growlers
at Gwen Pangle and Associates

Suzanne Weber at
Sugar Magnolia

Dario deHoyos doing a glassblowing demo for the Sep 2012 First Friday art walk in Leesburg, VA, photo credit Steve Loya

Glass Blowing Demo at
Allura Glass Studio


Anthony Semiao
at Hopscotch Coffee


Blue Mountain Café

Frank Lombardi
at Cajun Experience

Andy Hawk

Andy Hawk and his Train Wreck Endings at Kings Tavern and Wine Bar

Alex Walker

Alex Walker
at Shoe's Cup and Cork

Trinity Strings

Trinity Strings
at The Old Town Grill

Victor Torres

Victor Torres
at Designer Goldsmith

Christina Summers
at Lou Lou Boutique

Flamenco Guitarist Matthew Mills

Flamenco Guitarist Matthew Mills
at Chimole Wine Lounge

Cindy McConnell

Cindy McConnell
at Leesburg Vintner


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:
July 11, 2014*
August 1, 2014
September 5, 2014
October 3, 2014
November 7, 2014
December 5, 2014
February 6, 2015
* Please note: the First Friday in July is on the 2nd Friday due to the 4th of July Holiday.

Events for Friday, July 11, 2014

  • 7:00-9:00 Todd Wright. Social Butterflies, downtown's new hair salon, is featuring singer/songwriter, Todd Wright. Todd has toured with Lucy Woodward in support of her record While You Can and also toured with the Pat McGee Band and played shows with Better Than Ezra. He is a featured singer at Leesburg's popular Acoustic on the Green event, so if you missed him in June, don't miss this opportunity to hear him during First Friday.
    Location: 10- B S. King St. upper level.
  • In Decision Band6:00-9:00 Rock Concert. MacDowell Brew Kitchen hosts an outdoor concert by local rock band, In Decision, playing spirited guitar driven rock, rhythm and blues from the 60s to the present day. Whether serving up covers of rock's legendary pioneers or ripping out the edgier alternative and punk infused barn burners, In Decision is sure to have you singing and dancing along.
    Location: 202-B Harrison St.
  • 6:30-9:00 Outdoor Rock Concert. Gwen Pangle and Associates are hosting an outdoor concert featuring The Lost Growlers, who are a toe tapping, shake-your-moneymaker party rock band from Northern Virginia.
    Location: 109 S. King St.
  • 7:00-9:00 Emma Rowley. The Very Virginia Shop is featuring the very talented singer/songwriter, Emma Rowley, who at the age of 13 made her Broadway debut in the 2008 revival of Gypsy starring Patti LuPone and then a year later she performed in the Broadway Revival of Bye Bye Birdie. She has also performed with the New York Pops Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Most recently, she won a national contest online for the Next Country Star and was able to record in Nashville, with Bryan White. She graduated from Loudoun County High School in 2013 and is currently studying music at Belmont University.
    Location: 16 S. King Street
  • 7:00-9:00 Live Music. Georgetown Café Patio is featuring Frayed Knots, a five piece band, playing a wide range of acoustic tunes from rock and folk to bluegrass and blues. The band consists of members of the St. James Episcopal Church and played to rave reviews at last year's Shocktober Haunted House.
    Location: 19 S. King St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Civil Rights Art Exhibit. The Night Gallery is hosting a unique collection of paintings to celebrate the 50th anniversary of 1964 Civil Rights Act with special guest speaker, Edward Spannaus, a veteran from the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project speaking at 7:30. The art show, which pays tribute to Civil Rights Leaders, includes not only local artists but artists from around the world - Kevin Dunn, Jill Perla, Matt Slusher, Shane Bronson, Emile Wang, Martin Bartel, Dan Mihalao, Alex Erkiletian, Jeff Bertrand and Sacha Whitehead from Australia.
    Location: 18 S. King St. (upper level)
  • 6:30-8:30 Jake Hitzges. Rouge Spa is featuring singer/guitarist, Jake Hitzges, a recent graduate of Broad Run High School, playing an array of pop, rock and acoustic punk music.
    Location: 17 S. King St.
  • 6:30-8:30 Prescott Engle. The LBC Underground, downtown newest restaurant is featuring locally acclaimed vocalist, Prescott Engle on acoustic guitar. If you cannot wait to see Prescott play the Acoustic on the Green on July 19th this summer, here is your chance to hear him in a different setting.
    Location: 2 W. Loudoun St. Lower Lever.
  • 7:00-9:00 Blues Music. Sugar Magnolia in their new location on Loudoun Street is featuring live music on their porch with Suzanne Weber who is known for her soulful voice and smokin' hot blues licks. Her repertoire includes classic blues and R&B tunes by Etta James, Chuck Berry and other great blues legends.
    Location: 1 W. Loudoun St.
  • 7:00-9:00 Crooner. The Cajun Experience is hosting Frank Lombardi, of Crooners, Inc., 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: 14 E. Loudoun St
  • 6:00-9:00 Friday Night Sew-cial.
    Finch Sewing StudioFinch Sewing Studio is featuring a sew-cial, which is a fun place to work on sewing projects with others and to get help from one of the studio's expert staff. They have the sewing machines and tools on site and are happy to help you get started on a new project or with a project you bring from home.
    Location: 102 W. Location St.
  • 6:00-8:00 Truck Show. Carter Braxton Preferred Realty is hosting a trunk show featuring Jackie Handley Designs, with unique gems and textiles from exotic corners of the world. Refreshments served.
    Location: 11 Loudoun St. SW.
  • 7:00-9:00 Live Music. Palio Ristorante Italiano is featuring singer/guitarist, Danny G. performing acoustic folk and classic rock.
    Location: 2 W. Market St.
  • 7:00-9:00 GLAURIE. Blue Mountain Café is featuring an outdoor concert with the acoustic guitar duo known as GLAURIE, consisting of singer/songwriters, Glenn Stern and Laurie Mangold, playing an array of classic rock songs.
    Location: 26 S. King St.
  • 7:00-9:00 Live Music. Sona Bank is hosting live music by Ryan B and the Marsh Drivers, which is a trio specializing in 60's soul and funk, New Orleans piano funk/jazz, as well as Southern Rock.
    Location: 1 E. Market St.
  • 7:00-9:00 Live Music. Hopscotch Coffee Roasters is hosting live music by Anthony Semiao. The coffee shop's "artists of the month" is Sandra Iafrate with art also by her students whose art will be on display throughout the month of July.
    Location: 110 S. King St
  • 7:00-9:00 Guitarist, Alex Walker. Shoe's Cup and Cork is featuring live music with singer/ guitarist, Alex Walker, playing acoustic alternative rock. Local tennis players will know him as a tennis pro at Ida Lee Recreation Center, but as a singer, he recently finished his first solo album, which is available on iTunes.
    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. Plus wine tasting with The Barns of Hamilton Station Vineyards.
    Location: 12 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.
  • 7:00-9:00 Broadway Tunes. Lou Lou Boutique is hosting live music with the classically-trained vocalist Christina Summers, who sings Broadway tunes and some Opera ballads.
    Location: 9 W. Loudoun St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Photos with Wine. Photoworks is hosting an open house event for their new photography school, The Leesburg School of Photography, featuring a photography exhibit and darkroom demonstrations. Plus wine tasting by the Lost Creek Winery.
    Location: 2A W. Loudoun St.
  • 7:00-9:00 Dani and Michael. Black Shutter is hosting two talented college students; singer, Danielle Cullen and guitarist, Michael Stefanick, both former graduates of Loudoun County High School, playing an array of contemporary pop/rock tunes from such artists as Adele, Maroon 5 and Third Eye Blind.
    Location: 1 E. Loudoun St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Book Signings. Books and Other Found Things hosts monthly "meet the author" events with local authors available to discuss and sign copies of their books. The three authors for July are Sue Walls and her Exploring Wildlife Series books; Merita Atherly and her book entitled, Garden Surrender (Meditations) and last but not least is Danny S. Lliteras. who will be signing copies of his book, Flames and Smoke Visible. Plus local artist, Steve Loya will be doing his unique Splotch Monster art.
    Location: 13 W. Loudoun St.
  • 6:00-9:00 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 W. Loudoun St.
  • 6:30-8:30 Elena Dolores. Eiffel Tower Café is featuring 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: 107 W. Loudoun St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Antiques Open House. Weathered Elegance, which is downtown's newest antique and home d cor 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 New Location. 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 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.
  • 7:00-9:00 Victor Torres. Designer Goldsmith is featuring live music with guitarist, Victor Torres of Ultra Blue, performing a musical journey of classic rock and modern covers from 1960 to now. With over 30 years of performance experience, Victor Torres has been playing gigs all around Northern Virginia.
    Location: Market Station
  • 6:00-9:00 Wine Tasting. The Loudoun County Visitors Center is hosting a wine tasting event with Cardamon Family Vineyards, along with some light refreshments.
    Location: Market Station - Upper Level.
  • 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 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 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.
    Location: 13 S. King St.
  • 8:00-10:00 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
  • 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 singer/guitarist, Maggie Anderson who graduated from Potomac Falls in 2010 and is now a college student pursuing her music career. Afterward, from 9-1am, it's open mike night featuring a wide array of musicians.
    Location: 19 S. King St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Open House. Leesburg Antique Emporium is hosting an antique 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 Beer Class 101 presented by the rep from Fat Cat Brewery and offered several times throughout the night, at 7:00, 7:30 and 8:00, this is your chance to learn everything you want to know about beer, but were afraid to ask. Plus enjoy 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 and
    Location: 28 S. King St.
  • 6:00-8:00 Open House. Blossom and Bloom Thrift Store is holding an open house with special deals and light refreshments.
    Location: 110 W. Market St.
  • 6:00-8:00 Artist Reception. The Leesburg Commission on Public Art is hosting an artist reception and new exhibit of photography by Steve Edgar. He has focused his lens on old, abandoned, discarded America. He looks for mood and tone in his photography, and is constantly experimenting with different techniques to take the viewer deeper into the piece. As a noted Washington D.C. musician and songwriter, Steve has played in some of the area's most popular bands. His photography will be on display until August 31, 2014.
    Location: 25 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)
  • 8:00-10:00 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.
    Location: 209 S. King St.
  • 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
  • 8:00-10:00 Classical Guitar. Crooked Run Brewing, downtown’s cool little pub, is hosting the very talented classical guitarist, Alex Lassa. A graduate of Heritage High and member of the popular local teen band, Disengage, Alex now studies at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester New York.
    Location: Market Station-Lower Level.
  • 6:00-9:00 Summer Clearance Event. Best Rack Around, downtown’s specialty bra and lingerie boutique, is having an open house for their giant summer clearance event. Stop by to check all the fabulous deals!
    Location: Market Station Suite F (upper level – near Tuskies)
  • 8:00 Concert. The Tally Ho Theater is presenting a concert by a band of Virginia natives, Westmain, who started in 2009 and set out to spawn a homemade formula for music which would fuse elements derived from the variety of its members. Energy is the lifeblood of Westmain and is embodied in their live performances. By embracing opportunities to connect with all audiences wherever and whenever possible they have built a lasting foundation in the Metropolitan music scene while always continuing to look forward. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5.
    Location: 19 W. Market St.

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