1/11/2015

Bluegrass-April Verch Band Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Frying Pan Park
Start Time/Day:  7pm Sun
01/11/15 April Verch has never sounded more comfortable in her skin than she does now, in the second decade of her career as an internationally touring Canadian fiddler, step dancer and singer- songwriter. Her ninth album, Bright Like Gold, captures a woman who's fleshed out her identity and is in full command of her gifts, a woman who's grown from a prodigy into an enduring artist-one of music's most unforgiving transitions-with grace and grit to spare. Doors open at 6pm, concert starts at 7pm. The series at the park's Visitor Center is sponsored by the Friends of Frying Pan Park and Vienna hardwoods in cooperation with the Fairfax County Park Authority. Food and drinks available for purchase. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door.
 

2/1/2015

Bluegrass-Special Consensus Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Frying Pan Park
Start Time/Day:  7pm Sun
02/01/15 Formed in the Chicago area in 1975, The Special Consensus is a four-person acoustic bluegrass band with a repertoire that features traditional bluegrass standards, original compositions, and songs from other musical genres performed in the bluegrass format. The band has released 16 recordings and has appeared on numerous National Public Radio programs and cable television shows. Banjoist Greg Cahill, leads a group of talented musicians comprising one of the most engaging bands in Bluegrass today. Doors open at 6pm, concert starts at 7pm. The series at the park's Visitor Center is sponsored by the Friends of Frying Pan Park and Vienna hardwoods in cooperation with the Fairfax County Park Authority. Food and drinks available for purchase. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door.
 

3/1/2015

Bluegrass-Patent Pending Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Frying Pan Park
Start Time/Day:  7pm Sun
03/01/15 For over thirty years, Patent Pending has been performing and recording bluegrass music. The bands tight harmonies and energetic picking were honed through the early years in the Washington, DC music scene, where they held weekly gigs at some of the areas top bluegrass venues. During the 1980s, Patent Pending r ecorded four albums and played extensively. By 1984 the band had b ought a bus and played festivals and shows in twenty-two states. D oors open at 6pm, concert starts at 7pm. The series at the park's V isitor Center is sponsored by the Friends of Frying Pan Park and V ienna hardwoods in cooperation with the Fairfax County Park A uthority. Food and drinks available for purchase. Tickets are $15 i n advance, $18 at the door.
 

3/22/2015

Bluegrass-Eddie&Martha Adcock w/Tom Gray Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Frying Pan Park
Start Time/Day:  7pm Sun
03/22/15 Eddie Adcock's professional career as a 5 string banjoist began in 1953 with Smokey Graves & His Blue Star Boys, who had a regular show at a radio station in Crewe, VA. This led to jobs with other musicians, including Bill Monroe, Mac Wiseman, Bill Harrell, and Buzz Busby. After Elvis Presley decimated the market for country music, Adcock returned to working day jobs. Then he joined The Country Gentlemen, which went on to become a bluegrass music industry fixture for decades. He now performs with his wife Martha and former Seldom Scene bass player Tom Gray, and calls Nashville his home. Doors open at 6pm, concert starts at 7pm. Series at the park's Visitor Center is sponsored by the Friends of Frying Pan Park and Vienna hardwoods in cooperation with FCPA. Food and drinks available for purchase. Tickets are $15 at the door $18 in advance.
 

4/26/2015

Bluegrass-Spinney Brothers Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Frying Pan Park
Start Time/Day:  7pm Sun
04/26/15 The heart of The Spinney Brothers music lies in their b rother-tight duet singing that remains true to the traditional r oots of bluegrass. They go to the very core. After more than 20 y ears of touring, the Spinney Brothers are on the path to becoming a n overnight success in the world of Bluegrass, appearing frequently o n the Bluegrass music charts. Doors open at 6pm, concert starts at 7 pm. The series at the park's Visitor Center is sponsored by the F riends of Frying Pan Park and Vienna hardwoods in cooperation with t he Fairfax County Park Authority. Food and drinks available for p urchase. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door.