Alexandria Announces 2008 Summer Concert Schedule

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  June 13, 2008     

City of Alexandria Announces 2008 Summer Concert Schedule

The City’s Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is sponsoring the following concerts during the months of June, July and August 2008. All of the performances are free and may be canceled due to inclement weather. For up to date schedule information, call the Special Events Hotline at 703.883.4686 or visit

The schedule is as follows:

Market Square Concerts
Market Square, 301 King St. at 7:30 p.m.

Alexandria Citizens Band Concerts – the City’s Oldest Performing Arts Group
June 20, July 18, August 1 and  August 8
Alexandria Harmonizers
August 22
Music at Twilight Concerts 
Fort Ward Park, 4301 W. Braddock Road at 7:30 p.m.

June 19  Charles Bubeck (Jazz)
June 26  Alexandria Singers (Choral)
July 10   Swing Command (Big Band)
July 17   Hand Painted Swinger  (Pop & Rock)
July 24   Alexandria Harmonizers (Barbershop Choral)
July 31   Seth Kibel and Bay Jazz Project (Jazz)
August 7  Dagmar and the Seductones (Roots & Rock)
August 14  All Scottish Night (Traditional Scottish) *
August 21 Little Theatre of Alexandria Presents “1776” (Theatrical Performance) *
           * Note: Performances begin at 7 p.m.

Canal Center Plaza Concerts
44 Canal Center Plaza, Riverfront Amphitheatre, at Noon

June 25  Lisa Taylor (Acoustic Guitar) 
July  9    don't panic  (Rock)
July 23  Cletus Kennelly and Lori Kelley (Folk/Pop)
August 6  Steven Gellman (Folk)

Ben Brenman Park Concert
4800 Brenman Park Dr. at 7 p.m.

July 16  Boys Night Out (Folk and Bluegrass)
July 30  Blue Book Value (Rockin’ Rhythm and  Swing Blues)

Visitors to the historic district are encouraged to take the Metro Yellow or Blue lines to the King Street Station in Old Town and take the King Street Trolley, take DASH or Metro Buses, or park in one of the convenient parking garages or lots. For DASH schedule information, call 703.370.DASH or visit  For Metrobus schedule information, call 202.637.7000 or visit
The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act.  To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call Cheryl Lawrence, Special Events Supervisor, at 703.838.4844 (TTY 703.838.4902) or e-mail