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Spend a casual evening with the locals at a free summer concert at Arlington, Virginia’s Lubber Run Amphitheater. With performances ranging from Cumbia to Classical, it’s the perfect place to relax outside on warm nights with fellow music lovers.
Bring a picnic and take a musical journey featuring big band, blues, soul and orchestral music in what The Washington Post called Arlington’s “hidden gem,” an intimate, woodsy musical space built into the fabric of the community. Family-friendly performances run through Sept. 15 at the sylvan, professionally outfitted venue nestled two blocks off bustling Route 50 in the residential "Arlington Forest" neighborhood.
As the sun-dappled afternoon gives way to a starry evening, you can kick back on the bleachers
overlooking the stage, sit on your own folding chair, or spread a blanket on the slope. When the show begins, enjoy an informal, mellow weekend vibe with international musical offerings as diverse as Arlington itself.
Highlights in July include King Soul, Rockabilly/Roots band Kiti Gardner, and Grammy Award-nominated Cheik Hamala Diabate, master of the West African n’goni. Learn what an n’goni is and see a full schedule of Lubber Run Amphitheater’s Friday, Saturday and Sunday shows, all of which are weather-permitting.
About a 20-minute walk or 10-minute cab ride from the Ballston Metro station, Lubber Run Amphitheater is near the intersection of North Columbus Street and 2nd Street North in Arlington.
For more of what is going on in Arlington, visit StayArlington event listings.
Author: Kathleen Murphy