Fort Hunt Concerts

Collage of local bands playing and Fort Hunt visitors enjoying concert

Photo Credit: NPS Volunteer Joseph Gruber

Join Us for Free Concerts at Fort Hunt Park

All are welcome for free community concerts held at Fort Hunt Park every Sunday in June, July and August. Concerts are held at Pavilion A. The park's grassy fields are a great place to relax with a picnic while local bands play music from a variety of genres. There are picnic tables in the pavilion, but bringing your own chair or blanket is recommended at seating is limited.

All concerts are FREE and open to the public. All concerts begin at 7:00 p.m.

2019 Summer Concert Schedule:

JUNE 2nd - NATIONAL CONCERT BAND OF AMERICA
The idea for a “National Concert Band” originated in 1973 during discussions among retired and former members the military service bands in the Washington, D.C. Area. The organization's main purposes were to provide a way for area military musicians to continue to play after retirement and to preserve the concert band tradition of music in the United States so prominent in the first half of the twentieth century.

JUNE 9th - THE MANDOLEERS
The Mandoleers, founded in Takoma Park, MD, in 1923 as the Takoma Mandoleers, perform contemporary music for mandolin orchestra as well as arrangements of classical and popular tunes. The group also preserves the tradition of music composed for mandolin orchestra in the early 20th century.

JUNE 16th - MOUNT VERNON CONCERT BAND
The Mount Vernon concert band, under the direction of Ms. Linda Davidson, was formed in 1978. Since then the band has performed in retirement facilities and for neighborhood, county and regional events all over northern Virginia, including the opening of the Huntington metro station, the Sherwood hall library, the Lorton arts center and the south county government center.

JUNE 23rd - THE POTOMAC HARMONY CHORUS
Potomac Harmony Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines international, is a group of women who love to perform four part a Capella harmony, barbershop style. Join us them as they visit an American beach thru the eyes of an Australian visitor - Beach Blanket Dingo! As the show concludes, they will celebrate our Armed Forces Veterans.

JUNE 30th - THE FORT WASHINGTON COMMUNITY CHORUS, ACCOMPANIED BY THE MVBRASS
The Fort Washington Community Chorus, a diverse group of 50 singers, was formed in December 1993, when it presented its first community performance of handle's messiah. In the summer of 1998 the group began presenting patriotic concerts for 4th of July celebrations. They are accompanied by the MVBrass, an ensemble of the Mount Vernon Community Band, under the direction of Mr. Ken Latta.

JULY 7th - THE NOVA SAXOPHONE QUARTET
The Northern Virginia Saxophone Quartet is a foursome of local saxophone enthusiasts performing a mixed program of classical, popular, theatrical and jazz songs, utilizing the full range of single reed instruments. So far their performances here at Fort Hunt Park have amazed and entertained.

JULY 14th - THE HOT LANES BIG BAND
The Hot Lanes is a 16-piece orchestral culmination of a dream Bobby Jasinski had in 2014. Influenced by Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Bobby’s focus of the Hot Lanes is to promote jazz in the D.C. metropolitan area through festivals, concerts, and educational masterclasses in the public school system and other appearances.

JULY 21st - THE NITEHAWKS SWING BAND
The Nitehawks Swing Band, led by Steve Firestone, has been entertaining audiences in metro area for nearly two decades. Based in northern Virginia, the Nitehawks swing offers audiences a wide spectrum of big-band musical entertainment. Known for re-creating the sound of the swing classics from the American songbook, the Nitehawks swing is just as comfortable playing Latin, show tunes and ballads, and even a bit of rock and roll!

JULY 28th - THE MAIN STREET COMMUNITY BAND
The Main Street Community Band was formed in 2009 when the City of Fairfax band grew too big for its performance venues. Initially known as the Fairfax community concert band, this band is led by Geoffrey K. Seffens, long-time local school band director and former director of the Vienna Concert Band.

AUGUST 4th - KENTLANDS ACOUSTIC JAM
In the best jam session tradition, the musicians of the Kentlands acoustic jam form the nucleus of twice- monthly jam sessions at the Kentlands carriage house in Gaithersburg, Maryland. This core of musicians performs at local festivals and fairs.

AUGUST 11th - LESSON ZERO
Lesson Zero plays original roots rock and classic covers. The band features melodic vocal harmonies and amazing instrumental work. Local DJs have described their sound as a mix of the Beatles, the Eagles, the Beach Boys, the Guess Who, Bob Dylan, and Pink Floyd with touches of musical genre ranging from indie, alternative, country, cajun, blues, to roots rock.

AUGUST 18TH - THE MOUNT VERNON FLUTES
The Mount Vernon Flutes, an ensemble of the Mount Vernon Community Band, presents music with lush melodies, interesting harmonies, and engaging rhythms, drawn from a variety of genres. They entertain in venues all over the Northern Virginia area.

AUGUST 25th - ALTE KAMERADEN
The Alte Kameraden is an ensemble of the City of Fairfax Band. The 'Old Comrades' have introduced American audiences to the spirited sounds of German fest tent music since 1977. An award winning band on their visits to Germany, they bring the music and costumes of the village fest to Fort Hunt Park.

 
National Concert Band on stage at Fort Hunt

Last updated: May 29, 2019

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McLean, VA 22101

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