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.

2022 Summer Concert Schedule:

The 2022 concert series brings back many of the bands most often appreciated by audiences here at Fort Hunt!

June 5th
The National Concert Band of America (NCBA) was founded in 1974 by veterans and legendary players from each of the Washington-area military service bands. As such, their heritage lies in the history and traditions of the Military Bands of the U.S. Armed Forces. Currently, membership includes veterans of our country's great military service bands, as well as civilian musicians who have demonstrated outstanding instrumental proficiency and musicianship.

June 12th
Based in Northern Virginia, The Nitehawks Swing has been entertaining audiences in the Washington, DC metropolitan area for over 15 years. Varying from big dance arrangements, high energy jump and jive tunes, and slow, belly-rubbing ballads, and even a bit of rock n’ roll, The Nitehawks Swing will keep the party and fun going through the whole show.

June 19th

Peter Hill is a one-man show. Illustrating what talent and technology can do under great musicianship, Peter Hill delivers an engaging solo performance that covers a wide variety of music.

June 26th
Black Moon Tonic’s journey began in at a party in 2003, in Alexandria, Virginia. The band’s original members shared a love for rock n’ roll and years of experience in other bands. Black Moon Tonic began a loyal fan base and following who appreciated the fun, dance, and party atmosphere.

July 3rd - CANCELLED due to illness
Lesson Zero hails from Northern Virginia, just outside Washington, DC. The band plays original roots rock and classic covers. Local DJs have often described their sound as a mix of The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd and other great artists. Their music features a touch of various musical genres ranging from indie, alternative, country, Cajun, blues, to roots rock.

July 10th
Providing free public concerts throughout the year in the town of Vienna, Virginia and its environs, The Vienna Community Band proudly continues the fine musical tradition of public music in America. Formed in 1975, the group now numbers about 70 volunteer musicians. The band’s repertoire includes concert band music, military marches, operatic and orchestral transcriptions, Broadway melodies, jazz, Dixieland, popular and rock tunes, and numerous kinds of novelty music.

July 17th
The Mount Vernon Concert Band was formed in 1978 and has since then, brought concert band music to the local community. The band is a volunteer musical ensemble that consists of graduating high school students, former military and former college musicians and provides them a venue to continue their musical interests. With performances in various community events, the concerts include marches, light classics, popular showtunes and overtures, and patriotic selections.

July 24th
The Hot Lanes is a 16-piece culmination of a vision Bobby Jasinski had in 2014. With influences ranging from Wynton Marsalis to the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, the focus of The Hot Lanes is to promote jazz in the D.C. metropolitan area. Featuring diverse and talented group of musicians, The Hot Lanes encourages jazz music through concerts, festivals, educational masterclasses in the public school system and other appearances.

July 31st
The Main Street Community Band has come into its own as a vibrant and talented volunteer ensemble. The band has existed for 10 years, consisting of advanced players, local music educators and even those dusting off their high school instruments. Hailing from Fairfax, Virginia, the band plays in regular season concerts as well as outdoor arrangements in the National Capitol Region.

August 7th

Formerly part of the Kentlands Acoustic Jam, the group was formed and named itself around the fact that one of the musician’s guitar’s G string would not release quickly. Sticky G hails from Gaithersburg, Maryland and plays in events in the DC metro area. The band covers a variety of musical styles form country and western to rock n roll.

August 14th
Collective Delusion plays an electric variety of rock music from the 1970s to today at various events throughout Northern Virginia and the DC Metro Area. The band is composed of members with various influences from folk to jazz and two rocking ladies leading vocals.

August 21st

The Northern Virginia Saxophone Quartet is a foursome of saxophone enthusiasts performing a mixed program of classical, theatrical, popular and jazz songs. The group utilizes the full range of single reed instruments in their performances at community events in Northern Virginia.

August 28th
Alte Kameraden or “old comrades,” is the title of a popular German military march. The group has belonged to the City of Fairfax Band, as its German Band, since its founding in 1977. The band has introduced American audiences to the lush, spirited festmusik played in Bavarian lands.

National Concert Band on stage at Fort Hunt

Last updated: July 3, 2022

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