Reston Concerts on the Town Return May 30

Concerts on the Town/Credit: Reston Town Center file photoReston’s Concerts on the Town will start its 25th season at Reston Town Center later this month.

The concerts will take place most Saturdays from May 30 to Sept. 5, 7:30 to 1o p.m., rain or shine. This year, there will be a series break from June 20 to July 4 for other Reston events.

The concerts are free to the public thanks to support from the Reston Town Center Association and Boston Properties, the owner of Reston Town Center. This year’s line-up features a diverse array of music including blues, swing, jazz, bluegrass, zydeco, worldbeat, Latin fusion, reggae, Motown and more.

Bring a lawn chair, a picnic and your family and friends. Arriving early to get seat near the pavilion is recommended. Some of the 2015 highlights include:

  • Della Mae, an all-woman bluegrass band from Nashville, on July 11
  • Local jazz favorite Chuck Redd with trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling (Satchmo on national tour), on July 18.
  • Matuto, a New York-based band playing Afro-Brazilian rhythms, on Aug. 8
  • Two-time GRAMMY winning zydeco band Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience from New Orleans, on Aug. 22

Here is the schedule:

May 30
Big Joe & the Dynaflows
New Orleans-style swing, jump blues

June 6:
Hard Day’s Night
Beatles tribute

June 13
Radio King Orchestra
Swing, big band jazz

July 11
Della Mae
Bluegrass, folk-rock – from Nashville

July 18
Chuck Redd & Friends
featuring trumpeter / vocalist Byron Stripling

July 25
Horn-fueled pop, blues, calypso & more

August 1
Spanish/flamenco guitar, Latin fusion from Los Angeles

August 8
Brazilian, roots-rock, funk – from NYC

August 15
w/ Positive Vibrations Youth Steel Orchestra
Reggae, calypso, soca & more

August 22
Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience
Louisiana zydeco, high-energy blues (2-time GRAMMY winners)

August 29
Navy Band Commodores
U.S. Navy big band jazz

September 5
David Akers & the Soul Shakers
Motown, rhythm & blues

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