Labor Day Weekend Picks: Wine, Jazz and ABBA

Adrian Duke at Lake Anne/File photo It’s summer’s last stand this weekend. If you are sticking around, there are a couple of big events to put on your calendar.

The Lake Anne Jazz and Blues Festival takes place Saturday from 1 to 9:30 p.m. at Lake Anne Plaza. See this previous Reston Now story for the full lineup of performers at the free event.

Virginia-based pianist, composer and singer Adrian Duke is the festival headliner. His set begins at 7 p.m.

On Monday, the Herndon Labor Day Festival is happening on the Herndon Town Green (777 Lynn Street) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The festival will include Virginia wine tastings, craft beers, live music, a craft show, sponsor gallery, and delicious food vendors.

The festival features Dancing Dream, an ABBA tribute band, on the green at 3:30 p.m.


Wine, Craft Brew Tastings and Entertainment – $20
(ID required to purchase tastings)
Concert only or designated driver – $5
Extra beer tastings – $2 per ticket

  • Cash only at gate; Children 12 and under free
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • Wine and craft beer tasting and selling of open containers  ends at 4 p.m.

2015 Participating Virginia Wineries

  • Cardamon Family Vineyards
  • Chateau O’Brien
  • Desert Rose Ranch and Winery
  • Horton Vineyards
  • Mattaponi Winery
  • Mountain Cove Vineyards
  • Rebec Vineyards
  • Rogers Ford Farm Winery
  • Thistle Gate Vineyard
  • Two Twisted Posts Winery

Featured Craft Beers

  • Forge Brew Works, Belgian Blonde
  • Mad Fox Brewery, Kӧlsch
  • South Street Brewery, Satan’s Pony – Amber Ale
  • O’Conner Brewing Co., El Guapo – IPA
  • Brothers Craft Brewing, Great Outdoors- Pale Ale
  • Devils Backbone Brewing Co., Vienna Lager

Food Vendors

  • International Grill
  • Island Smoothies and Coffee
  • JR’s Italian Ice
  • Rito Loco
  • Sherri’s Crab Cakes
  • Tender Rib

Photo: Adrian Duke at previous Lake Anne Jazz and Blues Festival/file photo

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