Save the Date: Lake Anne Jazz Week Starts Aug. 30

Lake Anne Jazz Fest/Courtesy Lake Anne PlazaLake Anne Plaza, the site of a Jazz & Blues Festival for the last nine years, will now have an entire week devoted to the genre.

Lake Anne Jazz Week (Aug. 30 to Sept. 5) will feature a variety of jazz-themed events, including  live music, merchant activities, an outdoor movie and, of course, the Jazz & Blues Festival.

The Jazz & Blues Festival is a free, family friendly, all-day event on Sept. 5 from 1 to 8 p.m. It will showcase a variety of talented regional and national jazz & blues artists.

Here’s what the rest of Jazz Week will include:

Restaurant Activities 

  • Aug. 30 (sundown) – Summer Film Festival Series Movie “Jazz on a Summer’s Day” (1959 Classic)
  • Sept. 1 (7-10 p.m.) – The Red Tree Solo (Café Montmartre)
  • Sept. 1 (8 p.m.) – Jazz Trivia Night (Kalypso’s Sports Tavern)
  • Sept. 1 (6-9 p.m.) – Mykle Lyons Trio (Plaza)
  • Sept. 2 (8-10 p.m.) – The Caterpillars Duet (Café Montmartre)
  • Sept. 2 (9:30 p.m.) – Jazz Karaoke Night (Kalypso’s Sports Tavern)
  • Sept. 3 (7-9 p.m.) – Take A Break Concert Series featuring the Chris Vadala Quartet (Plaza)
  • Sept. 4 (7:30-10:30 p.m.) – Cabernet (Café Montmartre)
  • Sept. 4 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) – The Jason Kearse Trio (Plaza)
  • Sept. 5 (9:30 p.m.) – Post Festival Late Night with Sam Gunderson (Kalypso’s Sports Tavern)

Merchant Activities

  • Chesapeake Chocolates – Special Edition chocolate musical notes and instruments. Wine Tasting, Sept. 3,  5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Reston’s Used Book Shop – 50 percent off all books about music
  • Small Change Kids Consignment Shop – Melissa & Doug musical toys 50 percent off
  • The Reston Museum – Music sale on local jazz performers Beverly Cosham, Menda Ahart and Felicia Crowley

Jazz & Blues Festival, Sept. 5

Adrian Duke is this year’s headliner. Duke leads the New Orleans sounds of the Adrian Duke Project. Although he has found a home as a Blues artist, by blurring the lines between Blues, Funk, R&B, and Jazz, he has found critical acclaim, audience acceptance, and artistic peer recognition.

Lineup:

  • 1:00 p.m. – Ted Garber
  • 2:00 p.m. – Cissa Paz
  • 3:00 p.m. –  Integriti Reeves
  • 4:00 p.m. –  Nia Olabesi
  • 5:00 p.m. –  Mykle Lyons
  • 6:00 p.m. – Texas Chainsaw
  • 7:00 p.m. – Adrian Duke

The festival is sponsored by Lane Anne Merchants, Friends of Lake Anne, the Reston Community Center, and Reston Association. For the full schedule of events/times, visit www.lakeanneplaza.com.

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