Upcoming Events

Last Ham Standing

Don’t miss this hilarious show full of laughs for the entire family. A group of talented performers take suggestions from the audience to create wacky scenes and funny improv games. If you like Whose Line Is It Anyway?, you’ll love Last Ham Standing, the other comedy meat!
Tickets: $12 Adult, $10 Student, $8 Child. Click Below to Buy Online

Linden Hall Farm by Kathleen Howsare - Barns and Farms of Loudoun CountyIn the Gallery:
Barns and Farms of Loudoun County

View the rich agricultural heritage of the county as seen through the eyes of regional artists. New works celebrating barns and farms will be on display and for sale in the Lobby Gallery.
Opening Reception: Sunday, November 30 from 3:00-5:00

Andrew McKnight & Beyond Borders

Award-winning sing/songwriter Andrew McKnight’s music traverses influences from Appalachia, tasteful slide and jazzy blues, feisty anthems, rustic folk and guitar-driven rock. Featuring founding Nitty Gritty Dirt Band member Les Thompson, Les’ wife Stephanie Thompson and Lisa Taylor, Andrew McKnight & Beyond Borders blends his charming tenor voice and acoustic and electric guitars with banjo, upright bass, drums and percussion. The band has delighted concert and festival audiences since their collective debut at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington (March 2008). Their eclectic arrangements of Andrew’s award-winning songs fuse oldtime influences, roots rock sounds, rich vocal harmonies and an assimilation of many stylistic elements that truly stretch “beyond Appalachian, beyond blues, beyond folk”.
Tickets: $20 Adult, $15 Student/Senior. Click below to purchase online from www.andrewmcknight.net

Riders in the Sky: A Christmas Show

For more than thirty years Riders In The Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre. And while remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they have themselves become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit, and all along encouraging buckaroos and buckarettes to live life “The Cowboy Way!
Tickets: $30 All Seats. Click below to purchase on-line

The White House Band

The White House Band presents”Christmastime In Washington”. A concert of uniquely arranged Christmas songs just as they were played at The White House. From traditional jazz, to New Orleans Dixieland, intermingled with funk and good old Rock and Roll, played and sung by a group of Americas finest musicians. All musicians in this group have performed at the White House and now tour and perform with National Symphony Orchestra, The Kennedy Center Honors and Christmas In Washington, the TV show.
Tickets: $20 All Seats. Click below to purchase on-line

A Celtic Christmas with Iona

IONA celebrates mid-winter with wassailing songs, ancient carols and village dances! Experience the Winter Solstice festivities by being the rowdy wassail chorus, joining a Breton fest noz line dance and winding up the year singing Robert Burns’ original version of Auld Lang Syne. IONA transports its audience to all the Celtic lands: Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, Brittany, Galicia and Asturies as well as their transplants in the Americas.
Tickets: $20 All Seats. Click below to purchase on-line

Bright Stars Touring Theater

Nationally recognized for high quality performances that play to a young audience’s intelligence, this company will present two original 55-minute musicals! Holidays Around the World whisks visitors to winter celebrations around the globe. Audience volunteers help to ring in the Chinese New Year with a colorful dragon and play the hero of St. Lucia Day in Sweden. The second show is A Dickens Tale, a retelling of the classic Christmas Carol story. An unsuspecting student even has the opportunity to join the actors on stage in the role of Tiny Tim!
Tickets: $12 per show; $20 both shows. Click below to purchase on-line

John Gardiner WWII Stories

Loudoun author John Rolfe Gardiner teams with “Furnace Mountain” musicians David VanDeventer and Morgan Morrison for an evening of story and music reprising the World War II years. John will read “The Voyage Out” his fateful tale chosen for the O Henry Prize and Best American Short Story collections. He’ll be accompanied by the Furnace Mountain musicians playing WW II classics such as “White Cliffs of Dover”,”When the Lights Go On Again”, “I’ll Be Seeing You,” “There’s A Long Long Trail”, and others. Gardiner is a winner of the Lila Wallace prize. His work has appeared in the New Yorker and many other publications. The locally-beloved Morgan Morrison and David VanDeventer, roots music masters with an international following, are staple performers at the annual Watermelon Park Festival, and have recently returned from another Furnace Mountain tour in the U.K.
Tickets: $10 All Seats. Click below to purchase on-line

The Bitter LiberalsThe Bitter Liberals

The Bitter Liberals features Allen Kitselmen, Mike Jewell, Clark Hansbarger and Gary McGram playing all original music. The show will also feature Richmond troubadour Charles Arthur.
Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at door All Seats. Click below to purchase on-line

Gustafer Yellowgold

Gustafer Yellowgold’s Show is a multi-media performance of live music, animated illustrations and storytelling. With its unique crossover appeal, the show has been the wild-card opening act for Wilco and The Polyphonic Spree. Gustafer has appeared off-Broadway in his own productions of Gustafer Yellowgold’s Mellow Sensation and Gustafer Yellowgold’s Infinity Sock. In addition to touring nationally to arts centers, children’s museums, theaters and music venues, Gustafer has ventured abroad for performances in the U.K and even Korea!
A Gold Star Performance Sponsored by Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center
Tickets: $8 includes pancakes; 2:00 – 3:15 pm. Click Below to Buy Online.

Main Street Theater presents:
All Snowed In on Main Street

See your favorite Main Street regulars and meet some new talent from across Loudoun for one night only as we gather to celebrate the season. Enjoy an evening of music and laughter for the whole family. Join the cast at a reception in the lobby after the show.

Tickets: $30 All seats
For Tickets email KarlahLouis@aol.com or call 540-751-9588

Saturday, December 20, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

Last Ham Standing

Don’t miss this hilarious show full of laughs for the entire family. A group of talented performers take suggestions from the audience to create wacky scenes and funny improv games. If you like Whose Line Is It Anyway?, you’ll love Last Ham Standing, the other comedy meat!
Tickets: $12 Adult, $10 Student, $8 Child. Visit www.lastham.com or click below to buy online.

Family New Year’s Eve

Ring in the New Year with Franklin Park Arts Center at our family celebration. Watch classic cartoons, laugh with LVHS Comedy Cult improv and The Funny Guy, Paul Hadfield. Refreshments and party favors, glow necklaces and more surprises will have the whole family ready for our countdown to 2015!
Tickets: $10/person or $35/family Register on WEBTRAC or call 540-338-7973 for info.

Make memories with your family this Holiday Season at Franklin Park Arts Center! Tickets to a show will create memories that last a lifetime.

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