Bob Brown Puppets presents: Old McDonald's Farm
(Ages 2) How 'bout some good old-fashioned, down-home fun down on the farm with Bob Brown and his barnyard of clever creatures? The cast of characters include Hayfever, Clara Cluck, Jeremiah Bull Frog, BINGO and many other marionette barnyard friends.
Tickets: $5/person Pay at Door
Wednesday, July 20 @ 10:00AM
Traveling Lantern Theater: Vladimir Goes for Gold
Meet Vladimir Cashewninski: Champion Badminton player, and sole athlete from the tiny People’s Republic of Insurgistan, as he prepares to compete at the Olympic Games. The night before his big day, he has an enthralling dream that takes him to Ancient Olympia, where he meets the Olympic Herald and teams up with the audience to explore the first Olympic Games.
Tickets: $5/person Pay at Door
TWO SHOWS!!! Friday, July 22 @11:00AM and 1:00PM
Ralph Curtis & Nashville Imposters
Back by popular demand! A summer favorite, the Nashville Impostors bring back their show A Tribute to 50 Years of Country Music. Featuring live musical performances in tribute to Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, Conway Twitty and more. Close your eyes, and you will think these country music greats are right there on stage. Official members of the Country Music Association.
Tickets: $20 All Seats. Click below to buy online
Main Street Theater Productions: Anything Goes!
Set sail with the Main Street Theater Productions crew and take a journey back in time with the music of Cole Porter. This age-old tale of Boy-Meets-Girl and the complications which ensue intrigue every audience, and no musical puts it on stage better than ANYTHING GOES. This show is an amusing story wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s magical scores. Songs include It’s De-Lovely, Friendship, I Get A Kick Out Of You, All Through The Night, Anything Goes, You’re The Top and Blow,Gabriel,Blow.. It’s a wonder that all the romances are sorted out and disaster is averted aboard the magical ship where ANYTHING GOES!
Tickets: $10/person www.mainstreettheaterproductions.org
Wednesday, July 27 @1:00PM, Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29 @ 7:00PM
Band Jam Workshop
(Ages 10+) Interested in playing in a band but not sure where to get started? Leave your doubt behind and join a “no experience required” jam group. Channel you inner rock star! If you have an instrument, bring it…otherwise we will provide one for you.
Registration is in WEBTRAC class #463215-01 $40/person
Saturday, July 30 @10:00AM-12:00PM
Square Dance in the Park
The event tent and dance floor will be alive and kicking for our first ever outdoor square dance. Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy with your family and then take part in a pre-dance workshop. Live music and calling begins at 7:00 pm in the tent on the event field next to the Franklin Park Pool.
Tickets: $8/person or $25/family Call to Register 540-338-7973 Pay at Door
Saturday, July 30, 2016 6:00 - 9:00 PM, dancing & music begins at 7:00 PM
Gallery Coffeehouse: Tanabata Celebration featuring Hiroya Tsukamoto
Our Coffeehouse series continues with a Japanese celebration of Tanabata, with music, art and food. Our lobby will be transformed to mimic the streets of Sendai, Japan and you will be an active participant. Make decorations with simple origami figures and paper cuttings for our Bamboo tree. Write your wishes and dreams on a tanzaku and release floating lanterns on our pond at the end of the evening. Enjoy live music by Hiroya Tsukamoto, a New York musician who play both traditional Japanese folk music and some of his own original compositions. An evening for the entire family.
Tickets: $8/person Pay at Door.
Sunday, August 7, 2016 @ 6:30PM
Portrait Portrayals Camp Performance: Portraits ALIVE!
Performers from the teen camp Portrait Portrayals will be showcasing their monologues, stories and poetry that bring artwork to life from our Portraits Exhibit in the Gallery. Reception to follow performance.
Friday, August 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
PRCS 50TH Anniversary Outdoor Concert
Celebrate 50 years of Parks, Recreation and Community Services with a big outdoor party in Franklin Park. Live music featuring The Immortals (7 pm), food vendors, giant inflatables and activities for the kids. Fireworks planned as well to end the evening.
Tickets: FREE ADMISSION
Saturday, August 13, 2016 4:00 - 9:00 PM
Gallery Coffeehouse: Portraits ALIVE!
The portrait pieces in our gallery will come alive in tonight’s coffeehouse! Performers from the teen camp Portrait Portrayals will be showcasing their monologues, stories and poetry that bring their chosen artwork to life. Coffee included in a real mug.
Tickets: $8/person Pay at Door
Sunday, August 14, 2016 @6:30PM
VSAarts: Old King Cole's Party
VSAarts performers will present this short performance piece, the culmination of the weeklong camp.
Friday, August 19 @3:30PM
Last Ham Comedy Bootcamp performance and Comedy Improv Show
Participants in the Comedy Bootcamp will perform on stage beginning at 7:30 pm; Last Ham performers to follow. Two shows for the price of one and double the laughter too! 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/Adults, $10 Seniors, $8/kids
Breath of Soul
The five-man a cappella group based out of Nashville, TN, Breath of Soul are best known for their unexpected stylistic range, which finds them covering songs in such styles as rock, pop, R&B, electronic and more. The band has been seen performing for members of big names like Rascal Flatts and Journey as well having taken the stage as the opening act for Jay Leno & Lady Antebellum.
Gallery Coffeehouse: Maddy Curtis & Caleb Nei
Maddy Curtis and Caleb Nei are artists not unknown to the Loudoun County music scene. On the piano, Caleb creates masterful solos and renditions of classic jazz standards. Ms. Curtis’ vocals bring a sincerity and tone that should not be missed. Their set of jazz and blues tunes makes for a most lovely evening. Coffee include, in a real mug.
Tickets: $8.00/person Pay at Door
Sunday, August 21, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
The Fabulous Hubcaps
Rock and Roll is Alive and Well! What began forty-one years ago as “Harvey Hubcap and the Do Ron Ron” has evolved into one of the nation’s most sought after nostalgia show bands. This seven-piece band captivates audiences with their high-energy tributes to artists like Little Richard, Elvis, Willie Nelson, Fats Domino, Ray Charles, Tina Turner, Rod Stewart, The Beach Boys and more. An evening of do-wop group harmony, mixed with classic rock and roll, Motown and Rock-a Billy!
A GOLD STAR PERFORMANCE
Tickets: $25/person click below to purchase online
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Ustad Shafaat Kahn: Musical Traditions
Ustad Shafaat Khan, world-renowned Indian Classical musician, has enthralled audiences around the world performing his unique fusion of Indian classical, western, jazz and rock rhythms on Sitar, Tabla and vocals. Now Maesro Khan brings his music to Franklin Park Arts Center for an evening that will leave a lasting impression. A multicultural and ethnic fusion event!
Tickets: $20.00 All Seats
Will the Circle Be Unbroken
This unique evening celebrates the music and creation of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's landmark 'Circle' album, initiated by John McEuen in 1971 when he asked Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson if they would record with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. It also tells the story of how Carter Family music created the classic form of County Music through Maybelle Carter and her effect on the sessions. You will discover how the historic sessions 'went down', Scruggs and Watson combining with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Roy Acuff, Vassar Clements, Merle Travis, Jimmy Martin....and founding member of the Dirt Band and participant in the Circle sessions, the Art Center's own LES THOMPSON! This show will sell out!
Tickets: $45 - $75
Thomas Pandolfi: Into the Night with Gershwin
American pianist virtuoso Thomas Pandolfi will fill Franklin Park Arts Center with the classic American music of George Gershwin. The evening promises to be a night to remember. A Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center Gold Star Performance. A pre-performance workshop will also be offered from 12:00 - 2:00 pm -- please contact Franklin Park Arts Center to register for this workshop 540-338-7973 Exclusive U.S. tour representation by Sharon Parker, Agent firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets: $25 - $55
Riders in the Sky: Salute to Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys
Back by popular demand with a brand NEW show! This Riders in the Sky shows features family-friendly favorites from Roy’s long career that include “Don’t Fence Me In,” “Pecos Bill,” “Happy Trails” and more wrapped up in the Riders’ two-time Grammy-winning high yodeling style. A Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center Gold Star Performance.
Tickets: $40 - $70