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The Fabulous Hubcaps

Gold Star Performances
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

June 2016

Paul Reisler & Three Good Reasons

Paul Reisler has written more songs than the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and Stephen Foster combined—somewhere north of 3,500 compositions. Well-known for his band Trapezoid, he has also written songs with tens of thousands of children through his Kid Pan Alley project and has collaborated with Grammy winning songwriters as well. The Paul Reisler Trio will feature Marshall Keys on sax and vocalist Lea Morris. The Washington Post said, “his songs climb up the Blue Ridge and down to the bayou and back up the Himalayas.”
Tickets: $15 All seats

Max Major "Think Again"

Magic, Mentalism and Hypnosis Event. Three time recipient of Performance of the Year, Max Major will use a combination of magic, psychology, hypnosis and suggestion to demonstrate the untapped powers of the mind.
Tickets: $25 - $75

Last Ham Standing Comedy Improv Show

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

Tom Gossage concert

This local musical group will lift your spirits in this summer kick-off concert.
Tickets: Pay at door
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 @8:00PM

Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour

The Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour offers a weekend of art, shopping and relaxation. Visit the studios of over 60 talented artists as you wind through the scenic countryside and historic villages of western Loudoun County. Enjoy paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography, fiber, sculpture and more!

Franklin Park Arts Center will be hosting 9 artists during the tour weekend. Take this unique opportunity to talk personally with the artists, purchase artwork, view demonstrations and exhibits, or win a door prize!
Tickets: FREE ADMISSION

Love, He Called It

"Love, He Called it" is an original play written by two emerging playwrights in Loudoun County, Christian Jost and Sean Phillips. The show is about young love, jealousy, and revenge. The main character, Ethan, develops a crush, which quickly becomes an obsession and progresses to a dangerous point. This modern take on the "stalker" thriller genre would be rated "R" for its language and adult theme/content and is not appropriate for children.
Tickets: $10/person Pay at door
Friday June 24, Saturday, June 25, 2016 @ 7:30 pm Sunday, June 26, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Gallery Coffeehouse: Eli Pafumi

Eli Pafumi has been playing and writing since he was in grade school His love of old school blues, classic rock, and folk, paired with his continuous exploration of composers, new instruments and upcoming songwriters, has allowed Eli to become a musician with unique voice of his own. Winner of the Bring It! 2014 talent competition and the Loudoun YouthFest Battle of the Bands, Eli released his debut album Finding North in February of 2016 Coffee included,in a real mug!
Tickets: $8/person Pay at door
Sunday, June 26, 2016 @ 6:30PM

Main Street Theater Productions presents: Sleeping Beauty

Main Street’s Summer Camp production of the musical Sleeping Beauty KIDS (30 Minute Version for Young Performers) will delight audiences of all ages. It's Princess Aurora's sixteenth birthday, and three fairies - Flora, Fauna and Merryweather - must use their magic to save her from the spell of evil sorceress Maleficent! The fairies ensure that Aurora only falls into a deep sleep that can be ended with a kiss from her betrothed, Prince Phillip. To prevent Phillip from rescuing Aurora, Maleficent kidnaps and imprisons him. The good fairies are the last hope to free Phillip so that he can awaken Aurora.

July 2016

Independence Day at Franklin Park

Celebrate Independence Day in Franklin Park. Activities, live music, food and fireworks! 2:00 pm Parking begins/ $10 carload fee 3:00-4:00 pm Party Pals -games 4:00-4:30 pm Mutts Gone Nuts 4:30-5:00 pm Party Pals 5:00-5:45 pm Red, White & Blues band 6:00-6:45 pm Eli Pafumi, winner of YouthFest 2015 7:00-7:45 pm Franklin Park Big Band 8:00-9:00 pm The Bumper Jacksons, roots jazz, country swing & street blues 9:15-thru Fireworks Loudoun Symphonic Winds
Admission $10/carload
Monday, July 4, 2016

Last Ham Standing Comedy Improv Show

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

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 9 @10:00AM - 12:00PM Saturday, July 30 @10:00AM-12:00PM

Tiny Treasures Art Reception

Opening reception for the summer juried art exhibit of miniature pieces in all mediums. Sponsored by Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center.
FREE
Sunday, July 10, 2016 3:00-5:00PM

Gallery Coffeehouse: Maddy Curtis & Caleb Nei

Our lobby Gallery will be the backdrop for this evening of live music and song. 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/person Pay at door
Sunday, July 10, 2016 @ 6:30PM

Japanese Fairy Tales

Junior Theater Touring Camp presents their children's play, Japanese Fairy Tales. This show presents two Japanese traditional fairy tales with actors from the touring camp. This is their first performance, before taking their show on the road to summer camps and libraries in Loudoun County.
FREE
Friday, July 15, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

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

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

August 2016

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.
Tickets: FREE
Friday, August 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

The Immortals

Selections to include Rock, Soul, Contemporary, R & B, Jazz standards and originals by members. The Immortals are a group made up of the best music students at Loudoun Music Instruction.
Tickets: $7 per person Pay At Door
Saturday, August 13, 2016 @7:00PM

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.
Tickets: FREE
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.
Tickets: $25/person

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
» View the schedule as published on webtrac.loudoun.gov