Reston Real Estate: Great Musical Fun in Reston Labor Day Weekend

Reston Real Estate column banner

This is a sponsored post by Eve Thompson of Reston Real Estate.

Are you planning on avoiding beach traffic and staying put this Labor Day weekend? I don’t blame you. I don’t even plan to leave Lake Anne Plaza, especially this Labor Day weekend.

Eleven years ago, my friend Mykle Lyons were talking about how to evolve Lake Anne Plaza into more of a music venue. That conversation was the start of the annual Jazz & Blues Festival.

Ten years later, it is one of the highlights of the summer, due in large part to the work our fellow sponsors, Lane Anne Merchants, and the Reston Community Center.

So grab your suntan lotion and a lawn chair, and head down to Lake Anne Plaza on Saturday, Sept. 3.

This year we’re celebrating our 10th anniversary! It seems like just yesterday that we hosted the first one. Over the years, we’ve had so much fun, we can’t just keep it to one day.

So Lake Anne Jazz Week starts Friday, Aug. 26 and will conclude on Saturday, Sept. 3 (Labor Day Weekend) with the Lake Anne Jazz & Blues Festival.

You read that right — it’s a whole week! Throughout the week, we have a variety of jazz themed events from live music to a free feature film classic () on August 26 at 7:30 p.m. Now that I think about it, this would be a great week for your family staycation. Just a suggestion.

Jazz & Blues Festival Line Up (Sept. 3)

  • 1:00 p.m. – Adrian Duke
  • 2:00 p.m. – Mykle Lyons Sextet
  • 3:00 p.m. – Chip Bubeck
  • 4:00 p.m. – Integriti Reeves
  • 5:00 p.m. – Clarence Penn
  • 6:00 p.m. –  Sam Gunderson
  • 7:00 p.m.-  Dixie Power Trio

Jazz Week Merchant Activities

There is always more to Jazz Week than the music. The Lake Anne Merchants have a ball coming up with specials and fun things to do all week long.

  • Chesapeake Chocolates, Wine, Gifts and More –
    September 1: Virginia Wine & Cheese Tasting (6:00 p.m. – 7 p.m.).
    September 3: Wine and Chocolate Tasting (2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.). Free.
  • PetMAC Pet Nutrition Center – Jazz up your pet with 35 percent off all collars, leashes and apparel
  • Reston Art Gallery – Browse locally created art at Reston Art Gallery & Studios at Lake Anne Plaza.  Get 10 percent off a variety of musically themed art in various media such as acrylics, oils, watercolors, pastels and even mobiles and collages. You may even get lucky and get to see the artist at work creating a masterpiece!  Refreshments will be served.
  • Reston Museum – 20 percent off special edition Robert E. Simon martini and Bloody Mary glasses, each one etched with the signature of Reston’s founder.
  • Reston’s Used Book Shop – 50 percent off on all jazz and blues themed books.
  • Samantha Hu, Medical Chi-Kung Therapy – Free consultations during Jazz Week.
  • small change Consignment – All musical toys 20 percent off.
  • Kalypsos Sports Tavern – Acoustic music on the patio Friday and Sunday 5-8 pm.; Friday night “The Vandelays” at 9:30pm.;
    Saturday Sam Gunderson performs immediately following his Jazz Week performance (9:30 p.m.); Look for a special menu for Jazz fest week as well as Jazz Week drink.

All this takes place Lake Anne Plaza’s Waterfront, 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston.

If you see me walking around with my adorable French bulldog, stop and say hi! Or peek in the Lake Anne Coffee Shop — that’s where I spend most of my free time as we prepare to open our doors soon.

Recent Stories

Deli Italiano will open a restaurant in the Town of Herndon (courtesy Deli Italiano) Deli Italiano is planning to open its location in the Town of Herndon in early- to…

Morning Notes

Looking at the Tysons Corner Center Plaza past a sign for Earl’s Kitchen and Bar (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) I-66 Express Lanes Opening Celebrated — “The I-66 Express Lanes…

The former private venue will be preserved as part of the overall infill residential proposal (via JR Catering/Facebook) A nearly 9-acre property near Lake Fairfax Park in Reston could be…

The Fairfax County Government Center building (staff photo by David Taube) Local officials are already preparing for “one of the most challenging” budget talks in years due to inflation, the…

The Ravel Dance Studio will re-open for fall classes 2020. The school will offer in person and virtual online instruction. With over 5000 sq. ft. to social distance the school has added air ionization filtration systems, ballet barres, acrylic dividers, hands free bathrooms, strict monitoring and more.

The Ravel Dance Studio will produce a Nutcracker Ballet Hollywood style video through the Reston Community CenterStage. REGISTRATION online begins August 17.

Submit your own Community Post here for just $99.

Chris Green is one of the DMV’s finest fitness instructors. A Lululemon and South Block ambassador, he is a coach and mentor to so many. He embodies grace, positivity and motivation in ways that no one else can. If we could all learn a thing or two from him, the world would be a much better place. He does so much for others, and does so with a smile on his face 99% of the time.

He recently ruptured his Achilles and has an incredibly long and tough journey ahead. As if COVID hadn’t impacted fitness professionals enough, throw this in the mix and it’s a double, even triple whammy. CG is no longer able to work and do what he loves for the time being because of this and we’d love your support.

Read More

Submit your own Community Post here for just $99.

×

Subscribe to our mailing list