Upcoming Events

Chinese new yearChinese New Year Event

Celebrate the Year of the Sheep! Special performance by Washington Chu Shan Chinese Opera Institute at 1:15 pm, with a demonstration and introduction to Chinese opera with episodes from “The Monkey King” and “Farewell to Concubine”. After the performance, we’ll move to the Lobby for lantern tiger riddles, refreshments and crafts like Dragon Puppets, Panda Masks, lucky bead bracelets and more.
Admission: $8/person
Register in Webtrac using activity #263714-01 or call 540-338-7973 for more information
Saturday, February 28, 2015 @ 1:00PM

The Edge: An Evening of Dance

The Edge Performance company is a pre-professional contemporary dance company sponsored by Ballet Theater of Ashburn and Ashburn Academy of Dance. Ashburn Academy of Dance is a community ballet company established to bring dance performances to the residents of Loudoun County. The company provides the opportunity for dancers of all ages to participate in a variety of performances throughout the year. Ballet Theater of Ashburn brings the joy of dance to residents of nursing homes and retirement centers and performs at local festivals, libraries and bookstores within the community.
Tickets: $12/Adult, $8 student Reservations 703-723-8089
Saturday, February 28, 2015 @ 7:00PM

youth artist with her pieceIn the Gallery:
Youth Art Show – Paint the Town

The 16th annual Youth Art Show exhibits the work of area students preschool to high school. The theme ‘Paint the Town’ inspired this year’s delightful show. Works are on display in the Lobby Gallery.

VSA-AroundTheWorldIn80DaysVSA Presents: Around the World in 80 Days

VSA of Loudoun presents another sensational musical with an inclusive cast of all ages and abilities. Travel around the world with Phileas Fogg as he visits India, England, “The Wild West” and various other countries in this retelling of the classic novel.

Click to purchase tickets online: www.vsaloudoun.org

Friday & Saturday, March 6 & 7, 2015 @ 7:00PM
Sunday, March 8, 2015 @ 2:00PM
Friday & Saturday, March 13 & 14, 2015 @ 7:00PM
Sunday, March 15, 2015 @ 2:00PM


Internationally recognized as the finest Irish instrumental band of recent times, Lunasa has performed around the world, appearing at venues including the White House, the Hollywood Bowl and the Sydney Opera House. Now on tour from Ireland, Lunasa is coming to Franklin Park to inaugurate a new tradition: a St. Patrick’s Day concert. Join us to hear the passion and virtuosity that has brought Lunasa to the forefront of authentic Celtic music.

A Gold Star Performance sponsored by Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center

Tickets: $55

Franklin Park Big BandFranklin Park Big Band

Franklin Park Big Band’s goal is to give local musicians a steady outlet to perform big band jazz, with music ranging from the Andrews Sisters to Michael Buble and everywhere in between. Currently the band contains 18 instrumentalists and 2 vocalists.

Tickets: $10 Individuals, $30 Families
Sunday, March 22, 2015 @ 3:00PM Call to Reserve 540-338-7973

Coming in April 2015

Red MollyRed Molly

American powerhouse vocal trio Red Molly is known for its gorgeous harmonies, musicianship, infectious song writing and warm stage presence. Laurie McAlister (bass) Abbie Gardner (Dobro) and Molly Venter (guitar) weave together the threads of American music: from folk roots to bluegrass, from heartbreaking ballads to barn-burning honky tonk, effortlessly blending their voices into their signature three part harmonies. Gracing stages from Denver to Denmark, and Austin to Australia, Red Molly is now appearing at Franklin Park. Their latest CD, “The Red Album”, released in May 2014, was featured in USA Today.

A Gold Star Performance sponsored by Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center

Tickets: $35 for main section, $25 for rear section

Coming in May 2015

Footworks Percussive DanceFootworks Percussive Dance Ensemble
with Danny Knicely

Footworks presents an exuberant uniquely American fusion of live music, comedy, song and percussive dance forms including Irish dances, dances rooted in other cultures, and good old American dances to Bluegrass music. Danny Knicely, a musician well-known to Franklin Park audiences will be performing with this explosive troop of dancers.
Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble has appeared in Japan as part of a Smithsonian tour and as guest artists with the world-famous Riverdance in London. We’re pleased to have them performing at Franklin Park.

A Gold Star Performance sponsored by Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center
Tickets: $35 for main section, $25 for rear section


Coming in June 2015

The GullahThe Gullah

Circle Unbroken, The Gullah Journey from Africa to America – Born of slavery, the Gullah’s spiritual music transcends time and takes the listener on a journey through history. Audiences nationwide have been mesmerized by the South Carolina Sea Islands Gullah kinfolk, with their unique style and uplifting musical renditions. Join us as the Gullah recount their journey from Africa to slavery and finally freedom in America. This performance, starring Anita Singleton Prather as Aunt Pearlie Sue, is a rare treat you will remember for a lifetime. The Gullah performed to a sold out house at the Bush Tabernacle some years ago. Don’t miss their debut at Franklin Park. All ticket sales are final.
A Gold Star Performance Sponsored by Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center
Tickets: $35 for main section, $25 for rear section

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