Roots Tunes Pageant returns to Lake Anne Plaza this weekend

2021 Roots New music Competition banner (courtesy Close friends of Lake Anne)

Following a muted 2020 because of to the COVID-19 pandemic, reside new music fans have a veritable feast of options for amusement for the duration of this year’s very long, sizzling summer time times.

In addition to Reston Group Center’s ongoing live performance series, this week will deliver the launch of Friday Night time Live! in the City of Herndon, which scrapped the planned July 2 kickoff due to scheduling conflicts, and the Fairfax County Park Authority’s Summertime Leisure Sequence.

For anyone searching to devote a complete working day jamming to some tunes, however, the Roots Music Festival at Lake Anne Plaza (1609 Washington Plaza) may be the suitable tempo.

Launched in 2017, the festival focuses on folks, bluegrass, and other genres of American roots tunes. This year’s event will just take area on Saturday (July 10) from 1-8 p.m.

The lineup options six bands that will just about every participate in for about an hour:

As in past decades, the music will be accompanied by a beer and wine backyard garden scheduled to open up at 12:30 p.m. Viewing locations are available at all dining establishments all around the plaza, which includes the patio at Lake Anne Brew Property.

The festival is sponsored by the Friends of Lake Anne, a nonprofit committed to supporting Lake Anne Plaza with funding support from the Core Foundation.

Close friends of Lake Anne founder Eve Thompson, who serves as coordinator of the Roots New music Festival and owns the Lake Anne Coffee Dwelling and Wine Bar, suggests it has been gratifying to see the plaza arrive again to everyday living about the past number of months, as vaccines have authorized men and women to gather and socialize again.

“FOLA seeks to encourage vitality of the Plaza. It’s a excellent location to listen to stay new music,” Thompson claimed by e mail. “It’s been a extended tough year for most of the firms on the Plaza…We are happy to see men and women out in the stores and eating places again. We hope men and women will arrive out to get pleasure from the tunes!”