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Peter Lapp

Peter Lapp at
Leesburg Brewing Company

Chris Ellinghaus

Chris Ellinghaus
Blue Mountain Café

detail of Kim Richards painting

Pop Up Art Show at the Mason Enterprise Center

Bob Crerie

Bob Crerie at
Very Virginia Shop

Shriya Jaddu
The Old Town Grill

book cover

Danielle Nadler Book Signing
at Books & Other Found Things

The Felonious Monks @ Trinity House

The Felonious Monks
at Kings Tavern’s Patio

Larisa and Chris Mangione

Larisa and Chris Mangione
at Leesburg Diner

Shane Hines @ 27 South Interiors 6-9

Shane Hines at
27 South Interiors

Dolly Rockers
at Sona Bank

Willie White @ Blue Mountain Café 6:30-8:30

Willie White at
Senor Ramon

Red White and Blues at
MacDowell Brew Kitchen

David Lange at
Black Walnut Brewery

Sterling Sound Jazz Ensemble
at Trinity House Café

Frank Lombardi

Frank Lombardi
at Georgetown Café

Andy Hawk and the Train Wreck Endings

Andy Hawk and his Train Wreck Endings at Kings Tavern

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

Gary Rudinsky at
King Street Coffee

David Davol

David Davol
at Döner Bistro

Nightrain; Guns-n- Roses Tribute 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:

May 5, 2017
June 2, 2017
July 7, 2017

Events for Friday, April 7, 2017

  • 6:00-8:30 World War I Exhibit. The Circuit Court Clerk’s Office is featuring a history exhibit titled - Over There: The Great War in Loudoun’s Memory. This exhibit will have on display Loudoun’s contributions to the front lines and home front through court records pertaining to the draft and war service, letters, post cards, photographs, the history of the poppies to remember the war dead, and the wills of Governor Westmoreland Davis and General George C. Marshall.
    Location: Inside the 1894 courthouse at 18 East Market St.
  • logo: Mobile Hope5:00-7:30 Mobile Hope Benefit. McEnearney Associates is proud to host an Open House Happy Hour with light refreshments and live music by the Dixieland jazz band, Tin Roof. The evening will support Mobile Hope of Loudoun, whose mission is to provide essential needs, and emotional support for at-risk, precariously housed and homeless youths 24 years of age and younger. Please bring an item for donation such as – socks, under garments, small denomination gift cards to fast food places and non-perishable food items that children and young adults can put in their lunch boxes.
    Location: 107 N. King St.
  • 6:00-8:00 Violin Music. The Old Town Grill is hosting live music by violinist, Shriya Jaddu, who is a fourth grader at Forestville Elementary School. She is playing to help raise money for the Avon 39 Breast Cancer Foundation, as she was selected to be part of the Youth Crew for Avon 39 event which will be held in May.
    Location: 15 S. King St.
  • asdf6:00-9:00 Pop Up Art. The Friends of Leesburg Public Arts is partnering with the Mason Enterprise Center to host a pop-up gallery event, featuring local artists - Kathleen Howsare, Constance Ivana, Doris Kidder, Barbara Wilson, Kim Richards, and Photoworks. They will also feature live music by guitarist, Tom O’Neil. Refreshments will also be available.
    Location: 202 Church St.
  • 6:30-9:30 Acoustic Rock. Very Virginia Shop is hosting acoustic guitarist, Bob Crerie, playing an array of classic rock tunes. Also featuring the famous Ginger Chocolate Chip cookie from Lola Cookies and Treats, which are available in packs of three. Plus sample over 20 different flavors of crisp Virginia peanuts and other locally made gourmet foods.
    Location: 16 S King St.
  • 7:00-10:00 Jazz Concert. The Kings Tavern and Wine Bar is featuring live music on their big back patio, with the The Felonious Monks, a lively six piece jazz band playing all kinds of jazz and blues tunes.
    Location: 21 S. King 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 recognition of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
    Location: 11-A Loudoun St. SW
  • 6:30-8:30 Giant Peach Roaming. The Loudoun Valley High School Drama students will be roaming all around downtown to promote their upcoming production of the classic novel, James and the Giant Peach. So be on the lookout for roaming fruit.
    Location: All Around Downtown
  • 6:00-9:00 Rock Concert. MacDowell Brew Kitchen is holding an outdoor concert by Red White & Blues, a blues and rock band from Purcellville featuring Rich DiStefano, Jim Donlon, Jeff Munzell and Eric Werling. They play classic rock, blues, country and anything with a little twang in it.
    Location: 202-B Harrison St.
  • 6:30-9:00 Rock Tunes. Blue Mountain Café is hosting singer/songwriter, Chris Ellinghaus, performing acoustic classics from yesterday and today, including some of his own original compositions. Special guest singer, Amanda Hoelk will be sitting in with him for several songs.
    Location: 26 S. King St.
  • 6:30-8:30 Dolly Rockers. Sona Bank is featuring a rock band from Vienna, The Dolly Rockers, playing a wide array of cool rock tunes and featuring Eric Lynum (vocalist, guitar), Larry D. (guitarist), Mike Trippi (bass), Su Meck (drums), Loki (didgeridoo, hand drums).
    Location: 1 E. Market St.
  • 6:30-8:30 Jazz Music. Trinity House Café is hosting is a night of jazz tunes with the NOVA Sterling Sound Jazz Ensemble, featuring talented students from the Northern Virginia Community College.
    Location: 101 E. Market St. (corner of Market and Church St.)
  • Laurie Mangold6:00-8:00 Laurie Mangold. Designer Goldsmith is hosting live music with singer/songwriter, Laurie Mangold, on acoustic guitar, playing an array of classic rock songs.
    Location: Market Station Lower Level
  • 6:30-9:30 Peter Lapp. Leesburg Brewing Company is hosting live music with 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: 2C W. Loudoun St.
  • 6:00-8:30 Jazzy Tunes. The Leesburg Diner is hosting vocalist, Larisa Mangione with her husband Chris, on guitar, along with some of her music students, all playing a wide array of jazzy and fun songs.
    Location: 9 S. King St.
  • 6:30-8:30 Blues Guitarist. Senor Ramon Taqueria is featuring singer/songwriter, Willie White, playing a wide array of rock songs and blues tunes.
    Location: 26 S. King St. Location: 15 Loudoun St. SE
  • 6:00-9:00 New Art Exhibit. The Cooley Gallery is hosting a new art exhibit featuring the works of Jordan Xu and his oil paintings, along with Carmen Barros Howell’s Sculptures. The art will be on display throughout the month of April.
    Location: 9 N. King St.
  • 6:30-8:30 Sister Act! Lou Lou Boutique is featuring live music by The Leesburg Sisters, which is an acoustic guitar group, performing a range of music from folk to pop to classic rock.
    Location: 9 W. Loudoun St.
  • Julia Kasdorf6:30-8:30 Just Julia! Black Shutter Antique Center is featuring live music with locally acclaimed singer/guitarist, Julia Kasdorf, whose powerful vocals are well known from her ten years with the country band, One Horse Town. She now has a successful solo career with a focus on Americana standards, pop tunes and of course, rock-n-roll.
    Location: 1 Loudoun St. SE
  • 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.
  • 6:30-8:30 Cookie Decorating! Atoka Properties is hosting an open house with cookie decorating for the children and information on how to refresh your home décor for the adults. Light refreshments available.
    Location: 1 S. King St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Music and Wine. 27 South Interiors is hosting live music with acoustic guitarist, Shane Hines 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.
  • Cindy McConnell with her dog6:00-9:00 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 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 Danielle Nadler and first book, “Without a Trace: The Life of Sierra Phantom,” which is the story of John P. Glover, who lived in the wilderness of the Sierra Nevada mountains for 50 years and became a legend in the city of Bishop, CA, in his old age.
    Location: 13 W. Loudoun St.
  • 6:00-9:00 As You Like It Exhibit. Tryst Gallery, downtown’s newest art gallery, exhibits, represents, and promotes artists from the region, with a focus on art produced right here in Loudoun County. This month’s show is titled - As You Like It which features 8x8 inch pieces of artwork. Light refreshments offered.
    Location: 312 E. Market St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Handmade with Love. Coldwell Banker is featuring several local vendors, who are talented artists and crafters with an event they call Handmade with Love. Stop by to check out these cool locally made items. Light Refreshments.
    Location: 25 S. King St
  • 6:00-9:00 Cassie’s Show. Photoworks is proud to present a student sculpture exhibit by Cassie Sheedy, who is a student at the Rhodes Island School of Design. Last month they had a one man show and how this month it’s a one woman show, so be sure to stop by and see some of her amazing sculptures. Also, there will be live music by the American Holly band.
    Location: 2A Loudoun St. SW
  • 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.
  • 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 owl artwork on display by painter, Maggie Steinhilper.
    Location: 110 S. King St.
  • Martin Gallegos7:00-10:00 Piano Music. Palio Steak and Seafood Restaurant is featuring live music by Martin Gallegos, who is a professional pianist with a Master's Degree in piano performance from George Mason University. He teaches piano at all levels and performs recitals for public and private events.
    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
  • 6:00-8:00 Open House. IndED Academies is hosting an open house event featuring chess, civics and a 3D printer. Stop by for a quick tour of their learning library and hear more about their children’s programs, such as their Leadership Workshops.
    Location: 7 Loudoun St. SE
  • Tea and Pastries5:00-8:00 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
  • 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. Also visit upstairs, for the newest boutique in downtown, Whisper Wear, which features active wear.
    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 spring fashion with lots of adorable items to help you think happy thoughts about spring, plus some coats and sweaters to chase off those remaining winter blues. Stop by to check out this fabulous new 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.
  • 6:00-9:00 Wine Tasting. Mesh Omnimedia, Loudoun's premier creative agency, is hosting an open house with wine tasting by Notaviva Vineyards.
    Location: 24 N. King St.

23 Live Music Events
8 Art Exhibits
3 Wine Tastings

... Plus so much more ...

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