Spring and summer concerts

KONGOS will be performing at Celebrate Fairfax this year. Photo by Will Fisher, creative commons license.

KONGOS will be performing at Celebrate Fairfax this year. Photo by Will Fisher, creative commons license.

Cynthia Jessup, staff writer

Spring semester is wrapping up and with that comes summer break! What better way to celebrate end of the term and welcome summer vacation than going to a concert? Listed below are a few ideas to get the season rolling.

Woo Live: Woo Lae Oak, 8240 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner/Vienna, Virginia

Date: May 20

Price: $12 per night

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brie-goldsobel-sub-radio-standard-lexi-hayden-matt-porter-cara-k-tickets-16551200085?aff=es

Line up:

  • 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Cara K
  • 7:45 – 8:15 p.m. – Matt Porter
  • 8:30 – 9:15 p.m. – Lexi Hayden
  • 9:30 – 10:15 p.m.- Sub-Radio Standard
  • 10:15 – 11:00 p.m.- Brie Goldsobel

Would you like wine with your concert entertainment? Head to VinoFest DC, a yearly music festival with an array of foods to keep the party going and is presented by the Make-A-Wish Foundation Mid-Atlantic, DC Central Kitchen, and Networking for Teaching Entrepreneurship.

VinoFest: 1005 FIRST St. NE, Washington DC 20002

Date: May 9, 3 p.m.- 10 p.m.

Tickets: $59.99 (general admission) vinofestdc.eventbrite.com

Musical Acts include:

  • Questlove (official DJ of VinoFest)
  • White Ford Bronco
  • Trouble Funk
  • DJ Neekola
  • Black Masala
  • Alison Carney
  • DJ Adrian Loving

If you hadn’t heard the news, Mason Day is tomorrow. Free for students and if you show your ID, you get two food vouchers. Each voucher more is $1. Along with the food and rides, music will be performed so don’t miss out! Check out: masonday.gmu.edu

Mason Day: Fairfax Campus, Lot L

Time: 2:00 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Line up:

  • 2:15 p.m. -2:35 p.m. Urbanknowlogy
  • 2:40 p.m. -3:10 p.m. More to Monroe
  • 3:20 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. Leftist
  • 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pleasure Train
  • 4:40 p.m. -4:50 p.m. Duskwhales
  • 4:50 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Mason Drumline
  • 5:30 p.m. -6:00 p.m. Tandem North
  • 6:00 p.m. DJ Reckless & DJ RushHour
  • 8:00 p.m. Jesse McCartney

DJ RushHour and DJ Reckless will also be playing between some performances.

Other events:

Want to hear opera? Head down to Nationals Park! An opera performance of Cinderella will delight the ears! Attending this event is free. Bring your picnic gear and be there May 16th!

Here’s the website for more details: http://www.kennedy-center.org/wno/outreach/simulcast/

Check out the Silver Line and Music TruckFest! There will be live music and beer to celebrate the beginning of summer. Performances by Jack the Radio and The Regal Beagles. Admission is free. Though, the all-you-can-taste wristbands are $20. Don’t want to drive? Take the Mason to Metro shuttle and then Orange Line to Silver line. Stop is at Tyson’s Corner. May 30 from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. http://www.tysonsmusicfest.com/show-info

Want to go old-school? Go to the Black Cat nightclub in Washington DC and experience some nostalgia. 80’s Mayhem Dance Party! Starts at 9:30 p.m. and goes through the early morning. http://www.ticketfly.com/event/804065-eighties-mayhem-springtime-washington/

A personal favorite to start off the summer is the Celebrate Fairfax event. Happening June 5-7, the event will be featuring Kongos, 3 Doors Down, and The Amish Outlaws. Not only music, but carnival rides and food will be there for the taking. Admission tickets are $10. http://celebratefairfax.com/