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AlphabetRockers 2Latin, brass, jazz, Americana and rock all take the stage @ The Alden’s Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park

McLean, Va.—The Alden at the McLean Community Center is again sponsoring free summer concerts in the gazebo of McLean Central Park on Sunday afternoons in June and July. A mix of musical genres give this year’s concerts an international flair, with New Orleans jazz, classic rock and Latin American melodies all on the bill. Concerts begin at 5 p.m. The park is located at 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd.

Schedule
(Subject to change)

Alphabet Rockers
Sunday, June 16, 5 p.m.
Get moving to music that moves you! The Alphabet Rockers trio uses positive messages and modern, hip-hop beats to help children love who they are and celebrate differences. “Alphabet Rockers breaks new ground in socially-conscious kids’ music—& the album is a lyrical & artistic triumph!” – Sagan Thacker, Ashville RadioActive Kids

Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards
Sunday, June 23, 5 p.m.
The spirit of Mardi Gras is sure to take over the gazebo with Jazzy Ash’s original mix of family friendly, New Orleans-style jazz and favorite jazz standards. Bring your own beads! “Our favorite musical discovery has got to be Jazzy Ash.” – SiriusXM Kids Place Live


Sonia de Los Santos
Sunday, June 30, 5 p.m.
Praised on Billboard’s “Best Latin Kids’ Music” list, Sonia de Los Santo’s bilingual children’s album “¡AlegrÍa!” celebrates everyday themes that bring us joy and weaves together styles from across the Americas. “Like its title, the album exudes joy, joy for the soul-feeding stuff of life: community, diversity, adventure, nature, discovery and culture.” – Anouck Iyer

DuPont Brass
Sunday, July 7, 5 p.m.
This “new” brass band plays an eclectic mix of original compositions and arrangements of songs by Miles Davis, JAY-Z and others. Through the band members’ training in both classical and contemporary styles at Howard University, the young group has developed a sound that mixes varied genres of music, including jazz, hip-hop and R&B.

Frontiers Journey Tribute Band 
Sunday, July 14, 5 p.m.
Don’t stop believing! This stellar Journey tribute band returns by popular demand. Frontiers takes you back to the ’80's era when Journey’s timeless, chart-topping hits, such as “Open Arms,” “Don’t Stop Believin'” and “Who’s Crying Now” ruled the airwaves. The talent of these five musicians brings the meaning of tribute to a whole new level.

Justin Trawick and the Common Good
Sunday, July 21, 5 p.m.
D.C.-based songwriter Justin Trawick leads this band whose instrumentation consists of acoustic guitar, upright bass, fiddle, mandolin and pedal steel. The band’s live performances play fast and loose with the “Americana” genre, performing heartfelt ballads followed by raucous bluegrass melodies and even moments of hip-hop verses.

Slippery When Wet: The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute
Sunday, July 28, 5 p.m.
Bringing Jersey rock to McLean! Slippery When Wet has played over 1500 shows throughout the U.S. alone and has traveled to Africa, Mexico, Singapore, Puerto Rico, Honduras and the Dominican Republic. The band’s shows are the most attended and highest grossing of any Bon Jovi tribute band in the country.

For more information, call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711. For ADA accommodations, contact Patron Services Manager Evelyn Hill at evelyn.hill@fairfaxcounty.gov ; or call 571-296-8385.