Lubber Run Amphitheater
North Columbus Street & 2nd Street North (two blocks north of Rt. 50)
Arlington, Virginia 22203
Metrobus: Take Bus # 4B or 4E to Park Dr. and N 2nd St
Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00pm; Sundays - 6:00pm (or as noted)
JUNE 14 through AUGUST 3, 2013
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
2013 Lubber Run Amphitheater Schedule
Friday June 14
Mary Ann Redmond
Winner of a staggering 16 WAMMIE Awards for best female jazz, rock-pop, roots rock/traditional R & B, the vocalist has toured with Mary Chapin Carpenter, and opened for The Pointer Sisters and The Neville Brothers.
Saturday June 15
Halau O'Aulani and the Aloha Boys
Native music and dance presented by Hālau O ‘Aulani, founded in 1996 for the sole purpose of creating a learning environment for students interested in the preservation of the multi-faceted cultures of Hawai’i with primary emphasis on the Hawaiian culture.
Monday June 17 (8:00pm)
Established in 1966 and recognized in the U.S. Congressional Record, The Metropolitan Chorus lifts its 100-voices in concerts featuring music of all ages, from the renaissance to the 21st century, with a strong emphasis on American composers, in venues as varied as the Kennedy Center, Constitution Hall and the National Building Museum.
Wednesday June 19 (8:00pm)
The Potomac Harmony Chorus
Chartered in 1976, Potomac Harmony Chorus performs a variety of music, from traditional favorites to the fifties sound to modern jazz, all in four-part harmony, barbershop style.
Friday June 21
The Army Blues
The U.S. Army Blues, part of the United States Army Band "Pershing's Own," is the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Army. First organized in 1970, the 18-piece band became an official element of the Army Band in 1972.
Saturday June 22
With their own special brand of ‘Swing for the Modern Age,’ King Teddy walked away with a Wammie for best Big Band/Swing Recording of 2012 (not to mention nominations for the Big Band/Swing Vocalist and Big Band/Swing Group categories)!
Sunday June 23
The Constituents are an acoustic band based in Arlington, Virginia. They play popular music often combined with Caribbean soca, kaseko, reggae, salsa, and merengue rhythms. Members Judith and Ingrid Morroy, Liza Figueroa Kravinsky, Jamie Daly, Rob Receveur, Juan Rivera and Carlos Contreras met through work, politics and community activism in the Washington metropolitan area.
Friday June 28
A "classically trained soprano and pianist captivated by Led Zeppelin", MacDonald sang with Washington National Opera at age 10, and released her second album at 15. She’s appeared at 9:30 Club, Kennedy Center, Wolftrap, Birchmere, and the Bitter End in NYC.
Saturday June 29
DC area pop/neo-soul singer/bassist Eric Scott has performed throughout Europe, Canada, and the U.S, sharing the stage with James Brown, B.B. King, Ray Charles, Little Feet, The Neville Brothers, Jimmy Buffet and Keb' Mo'.
Sunday June 30
Black Muddy River Band
The three member acoustic group captures the music and spirit of the Grateful Dead’s early 1970’s albums, with two and three part harmonies soaring over acoustic guitars, bass and mandolin.
Friday July 5
Colleen Shanley and Grand Junction
With deep Arlington roots (band members Colleen Shanley, husband Casey O'Neal and son Evan live in Arlington Forest) plays "Americana Music", blending various genres of music such as bluegrass, folk, Irish, country, blues, swing, rock and jazz.
Saturday July 6
A favorite of area audiences since their founding in 1993, Mystic Warriors is dedicated to exposing the essence of Andean Music in a completely unique way. While broadly in the “New Age” category, they often incorporate contemporary jazz, Latin and pop.
Sunday July 7
Bob Gibson Big Band
Get in the swing with this traditional big band that features selections from the likes of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Stan Kenton, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis and Buddy Rich.
Friday July 12
Juniper Lane is an alternative, five-piece band, has been described as "cryptic, polished dark pop firmly rooted in but not too derivative of '80s modern-rock." Touring extensively on the east coast, they have performed at venues such as the 9:30 Club, Recher Theatre, and DC's 99.1 HFStival.
Saturday July 13
Andrew Acosta and the New Old Time String Band
A night of acoustic Americana with a rich repertoire of traditional American roots music, the New Old-Time String Band is a regular in outdoor venues in the Washington, D.C. area. Band members are Arlington-based.
Friday July 19
A genre-bending multi-instrumentalist, Ted Garber’s "BluesAmericanaRock" combines classic showmanship with a singer-songwriter sensibility. Nominated for the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA) 2012 Pop Rock Vocalist and Pop Rock Instrumentalist (musician) of the year, Ted won the WAMA 2010 & 2011 Pop Rock Album of the Year!
Saturday July 20
Now in their 26th year, this legendary band recently won a WAMMIE award for ARTIST OF THE YEAR, and their 6th CD--”Live at the Barns-The Legendary Wolf Trap Recordings Volume Two,” won BEST ROOTS ROCK RECORDING.
Sunday July 21
An ensemble of some of our area’s top Balalaika musicians, Russkie Musikanti is the 'outreach ensemble' of the larger Washington Balalaika Society — increasing WBS' exposure via retirement homes, festivals, churches and private events.
Friday July 26
The Traveling Players
Performing William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing". Selected as a "Summer School in the Arts" by the NEA, Traveling Players Ensemble is a professional theatre company dedicated to bringing great theatre into the great outdoors through a thriving summer camp and year-round acting classes and workshops.
Saturday July 27
The Tone Rangers
For 25 years, this award-winning D.C.-based vocal group has brought inventive arrangements and keen wit to everything from Gregorian chant to TV theme songs. Nominated for 7 Wammies, they were Best A Cappella Group four consecutive years (2007- 10) and Best A Cappella Recording in 2007! National finalists in the 2002 Harmony Sweepstakes (the Superbowl of a cappella), they are 3-time winners of Mid-Atlantic "Audience Favorite" and "Best Arrangement" awards.
Friday August 2
Hexagon Theatre Company
Hexagon is musical, satirical and theatrical. Every year since 1956, this nonprofit has put on Washington’s only all-original, all volunteer revue of its kind—donating more than $3.5 million to 40-plus organizations.
Saturday August 3
He makes music. He tells the truth. Join Rico for a night of hiphop jazz.
Important Info About Rain-Dates, Picnics, etc.
Lubber Run Amphitheater events are suitable for the entire family, unless noted. No reservations or tickets are required. In the event of rain, the decision is made to cancel at the last possible moment. Due to the packed performance schedules of area bands, there are unfortunately no scheduled rain-dates for events cancelled due to inclement weather. Call 703-228-1850 for day-of info. Bring a picnic, but alcohol is prohibited in all Arlington public parks! Smoking is discouraged. While these events are FREE and open to the public, we invite you to consider a generous donation to the Lubber Run "Wishing Well" as you enter.
Arlington's LUBBER RUN AMPHITHETER performance series is presented by Arlington Cultural Affairs, a Division of Arlington Economic Development, in cooperation with the Arlington Forrest neighborhood’s Lubber Run Amphitheater Foundation.