Get into the groove with live performances from local groups. Check out the line-up below:
10-10:40 a.m.:The Sunshine Gang
The Sunshine Gang, fronted by Musical Director Keith Fagan and founded and managed by guitarist Jim Klein, brings together talented Arlington and DC Area musicians and singers who inspire each other and entertain audiences by ‘finding the fun’ in making music. Their repertoire is drawn largely from classic 1960s-1980s rock & roll, but their song selection ventures into blues, gospel, jazz standards and originals. If you like the Beatles, Elvis, Stevie Wonder, Eagles and the like, you’ll love their show!
11-11:20 a.m.: Encore Stage & Studio's Theater for the Very Young show, "Side Walk Stroll"
Theatre for the Very Young, presents "A Sidewalk Stroll" -featuring professional artists who bring park adventures to life, all the while teaching your little one about navigating through life's surprises. Recommended for all ages, including the young at heart.
11:40 a.m.-1 p.m.: The 19th Street Band
Characterized by high energy and strong vocal harmonies, The 19th Street Band bridges the musical traditions of country and roots from Ireland to the Appalachia with their eclectic gypsy-rock spirit leaping from the stage and engaging every crowd. The charismatic vibe that Caolaidhe Davis (guitar player/vocalist) blends with fiddle/mandolin player/vocalist/partner-in-crime, Meghan Davis, creates a joy-filled chemistry that no crowd can resist. Add to the mix the highly talented rhythm section, Greg Hardin (bass) & Patty Dougherty (drums), and this band will have every crowd addicted. The band’s newest album, Diamond in the Rough, was chosen as ‘Album of the Month’ on West Norfolk Radio, selected as a finalist for the DC Wammie Awards and has received air play on numerous radio stations throughout the UK. It includes three songs that were co-written by the late, great Philip Donnelly and John Prine.
1:20-2 p.m.: Flamenco Aparicio
Edwin Aparicio (Choreographer, Director, Dancer) trained with renowned flamenco artists Tomás de Madrid and “La Tati." Mr. Aparicio performed with the Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center, including its most recent production of Carmen (2015); the Washington Ballet in Hemmingway’s The Sun Also Rises (2013);, has appeared as a soloist with ensembles such as the José Greco Spanish Dance Company and shared the stage with such celebrated artists as Carmela Greco, Pastora Galván, “La Tati,” and José Luis Rodríguez. Mr. Aparicio is the artistic director and choreographer of eleven acclaimed productions, including Íntimo with Carmela Greco, which premiered at GALA Theatre in Washington, DC, and then toured to Philadelphia, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Portland, OR; and Entresueño, which marked his New York City debut as a company director. He is a co-founder and curator of GALA’s annual Fuego Flamenco Festival and is on the faculty of the Washington School of Ballet. Mr. Aparicio was named one of “25 Dancers to Watch” by Dance Magazine in 2009; received a Protagonista Award from GALA for his artistic achievements in the Latino community; and received the Cross of the Order of Civil Merit bestowed by King Felipe VI of Spain.