See the Event Map with times and locations to help you find all the events downtown.
Mary Ann Redmond
at the Recovery Center
at L Gifts & Home Furnishings
The Black Vanes
at King Street Coffee
at Blue Mountain Café
Tommy Rothman at
Tuscarora and South Street Under - Deck Fest
Fundraiser for The Patriot Project
at Very Virginia
at Books & Other Found Things
at Designer Goldsmith
Flamenco Guitarist Matthew Mills
at Medlin Art
Joey and the Waitress
at Joylyn Hannahs Photography
at Leesburg Vintner
Artist J Douglas
at Medlin Art Gallery
at Doener Bistro
Jan and Jeff at
at The Old Town Grill
Hard Swimmin' Fish at the Cajun Experience
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.
Events for Friday, May 3, 2013
- 6:30-8:30 Mary Ann Redmond. The Recovery Center of Northern Virginia is featuring Mary Ann Redmond, known for her soulful and wide-ranging vocal style in popular and jazz music. The winner of a stunning 17 "Wammie" Music Awards, she sings "heartfelt ballads and funky tunes with equal ease and enthusiasm in an alto voice that soars effortlessly to soprano range."
Location: 101 Loudoun St. SE
- 5:30-6:00 Pie in the Face! Town Council Members, Marty Martinez and Kevin Wright, along with the Town Manager, John Wells and the Assistant to the Town Manager, Scott Parker have volunteered to take a pie in the face, to raise money for the American Cancer Society's Western Loudoun Relay for Life. The bidding starts at $50 and the highest bidder getting the privilege of throwing the pie.
Location: 25 W. Market St.
- 6:30-8:30 Broadway Bound. Sona Bank is hosting theater performances by the TheaterPalooza Company, featuring excerpts from their recent "Anne of Green Gables" and showcasing songs from their Broadway Bound production. Appetizers served.
Location: 1 E. Market St.
- 7:00-9:00 Harp Music. The Pink Shop is hosting vocalist, Ellen James on Celtic harp, performing classical music, as well as folk songs and Irish ballads.
Location: 16 S. King St.
- 7:00-9:00 Annie Stokes. L Gifts & Home Furnishings is hosting live music with singer/guitarist, Annie Stokes, who will perform an array of music from pop to folk songs.
Location: 11 W. Market St.
- 6:00-9:00 Art and Wine. The Cooley Gallery is featuring an exhibit by artists, Catherine Thomas and Jack Troy, along with art by Chris Cooley and other local artists. Plus, wine and beer tasting.
Location: 12 S. King St.
- 6:00-8:00 Kid Bands! Coldwell Banker is featuring live music with kid musicians from the Bach to Rock/South Riding School. Three bands consisting of kids ages 8 to 12 will perform on rotation throughout the evening - The Dark Eagles, Glitter Angels, Abstraction and Legit Society. Also featuring family friendly activities such as a coloring contest for children and a raffle for a month of lessons at B2R South Riding (valued at $152.00) for children up to adults! Refreshments offered.
Location: 25 S. King St.
- 6:30-8:30 Kaela Heiston. The Leesburg Antique Emporium is featuring guitarist/singer, Kaela Heiston, a senior at Stone Bridge High School, performing classic rock from the past four decades. She is well-known as the lead singer of the very popular teen band, Nocturnal Rush.
Location: 32 S. King St.
- 6:00-9:00 Wine Tasting. The Leesburg Vintner is hosting a wine tasting event, along with live music from 7:00 to 9:00 with singer/guitarist, Cindy McConnell, who has performed acoustic folk/rock covers for more than 10 years in Northern Virginia coffee houses, pubs and wineries. She happily donates tips from her music performances to the "Virginia Greyhound Adoption."
Location: 27 S. King St.
- 7:00-9:00 The Patriot Project. Very Virginia is hosting a charity event for The Patriot Project to help raise funds to build a statue on the courthouse lawn, honoring the Revolutionary War. Also offering a tasting event of Virginia-made gourmet foods.
Location: 16 S. King St.
- 6:30-8:30 Outdoor Jazz Concert. Lola Cookies is hosting students from the Catoctin School of Music, performing a wide array of jazz music.
Location: 109 S. King St.
- 6:00-9:00 FREE Books! The Loudoun Literacy Council is giving away free books for adults and children. Please stop by and pick up a free book or two and to learn more about the services Loudoun Literacy provides to our community!
Location: 110 S. King St. (King St. Coffee)
- 7:00-9:00 Wine Tasting. Sugar Magnolia, a trendy fashion boutique is hosting a wine tasting event with the 868 Estate Winery.
Location: 109 S. King St.
- 6:00-9:00 Live Music & Art. King Street Coffee is featuring a concert by local rock band, The Black Vanes. The coffee shop's "artists of the month" is James Martin, whose photography will be on display throughout the month of May.
Location: 101 S. King St.
- 7:00-9:00 Funky Art. The Night Gallery is featuring an exhibit by artist, Kevin Dunn of unusual "edgy" art, often with a message about society. Plus art exhibits by other local artists. Stop by to check out Leesburg's unusual art scene.
Location: 109 S. King Street - Lower Level.
- 7:30-9:00 Clarinet Music. Savannah's of Leesburg is featuring live music with clarinet player, David LeMay, who is a musician with the Washington Redskin Band, along with his fellow clarinetist, known as The Clarinuts.
Location: 27 S. King St.
- 6:30-8:30 Elena Lombardi. Caulkins Jewelers is featuring guitarist/singer, Elena Lombardi, from Loudoun County High School, playing acoustic covers of pop, rock and country songs.
Location: 11 S. King St.
- 7:00-9:00 Singer, Eric Pritchard. Blue Mountain Cafe is featuring singer, Eric Pritchard, with accompaniment by guitarist, Tom Veale and with backup from Paige Pritchard performing an array of contemporary pop and rock songs.
Location: 26 South King Street
- 6:30-8:30 Tony Greenfield. Downs and Company is hosting live music on their porch, with guitarist/singer, Tony Greenfield, performing from his repertoire of over 200 songs, ranging from classic rock to country to some old standards.
Location: 3 Loudoun St. SW
- 7:00-9:00 Jan and Jeff. Carter Braxton Preferred Properties is featuring live music with the popular guitar duo, Jan & Jeff, performing from their wide repertoire of songs, from classic rock to contemporary to bluegrass and old standards.
Location: 11 Loudoun St. SW.
- 7:00 Fashion Show. The Jean Whisperer is hosting a “Fashion Show and Summer Makeover” featuring fashions by Union of Angels. Come meet designer, Cindy Bapst and enter to win a free makeover and dress. This event is also being presented by Pangle and Associates and Im’age Salon, as two lucky winners will have their hair and make-up done by the Im’age Salon and a dress donated by the designer. Refreshments offered.
Location: 1 Loudoun St.
- 6:00-9:00 Photos and Wine. Photoworks is showcasing their wide array of photographs on display throughout the gallery, along with wine tasting by Lost Creek Winery. Stop by to see these extraordinary images. Refreshments served.
Location: 2A W. Loudoun St.
- 6:00-9:00 Antiques Open House. Weathered Elegance, which is downtown's newest antique and home décor shop will be hosting an open house with First Friday specials and refreshments.
Location: 2 Loudoun St. SW
- 6:00-9:00 Museum 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 Meet the Authors. Books and Other Found Things is featuring two book signing events. The first one with author, Britt Holewinski with her Dystopian novel, "The Fractured Road." Also, author, Emilio Labrada will sign copies of his novel, "Getting Away with Murder in U.S. Public Life."
Location: 13 W. Loudoun St.
- 6:00-9:00 Wine Tasting. The Loudoun County Visitors Center is hosting a wine tasting event with Dry Mill Vineyards and Winery, along with some light refreshments.
Location: Market Station - Upper Level.
- 7:00-10:00 Gary Rudinsky. MacDowell Brew Kitchen is featuring local rock and roll legend, Gary Rudinsky and his friends, playing classic rock songs of the 70's and 80's.
Location: 202-B Harrison St.
- 6:00-9:00 Deck Fest. Tuscarora and South Street Under are hosting an outdoor party on their patio with food samples, along with wine and beer tasting and live music by guitarist/singer, Tom Rothman.
Location: Market Station - Lower Level.
- 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
- 7:30-10:00 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.
- 5:00-7:00 Salon Open House. The Hair Savvy Salon is hosting an open house event with free sample hair products for those who stop by on First Friday.
Location: 110 South St. in Market Station.
- 6:00-9:00 Art Demo with Music. Medlin Art Gallery is hosting an artist reception for nationally-known artist, J. Douglas with a painting demonstration. Plus, live music with classical guitarist, Matthew Mills, who composes music with the influence of Flamenco guitar in every piece. Refreshments served.
Location: 2 Loudoun St. SE
- 6:00-9:00 Honduran Art. Chimole is hosting an art exhibit that features and promotes art from Honduras, with a wide array of paintings and pottery from various Honduran artists, along with hand-crafted gifts made from recycled and eco-friendly products.
Location: 10 S. King St.
- 6:30-8:30 Art and Music. Stockman Title and Escrow is featuring live music by guitarist/singer, Jonathan Deluca along with the artwork of locally acclaimed artist, Ruby Gulin Lambert, which will be on display. Light refreshments will also be offered.
Location: 1 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 locally acclaimed Andy Hawk and his Train Wreck Endings band from 6-8:30, consisting of local music legends, the Bordelon Brothers and Tom Allen on drums. Afterward, from 9-1am, it is open mike night featuring a wide array of musicians.
Location: 19 S. King St.
- 6:00-9:00 Open House. The Rose Manor is featuring an open house event with a wide array of hand-made florals and specials on home décor items. Light refreshments served.
Location: 107 S. King St.
- 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.
- 6:00-9:00 Chicago Happy Hour. Windy City Red Hots is celebrating a "Chicago Happy Hour," in downtown Leesburg with half price cold beers. They are also featuring their 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.
- 6:00-8:30 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.
- 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 and The Piedmont, the urban blues of Chicago, and funk infused varieties with roots in New Orleans' second line. The juxtaposition of old and new is also evident in both the band members and their play-list.
Location: 14 Loudoun St SE
- 7:00-9:00 Joey and the Waitress. Joylyn Hannahs Photography is featuring live music outside with "Joey and the Waitress," a local acoustic rock band. Their sound has been described as Kings of Leon meets James Taylor.
Location: 202 Church St.
- 7:00-9:00 Salsa Open House. Dance King Studios is featuring an open house, showcasing free salsa, tango and swing dance sampler steps. Stop by to find out why Dance King Studio is the most social dance destination in Northern Virginia!
Location: 26 W. Market St.