Join us for August First Thursday - Music & Dance!

August 06, 2015 8:34 AM | Anonymous

The Del Ray Business Association invites everyone to come down this evening for the August First Thursday - Music and Dance on the Avenue from 6 pm till dark.

With more than 14 great bands & musical performers and other activities taking place on the Avenue, we are excited to announce we will have a FREE TROLLEY for you to ride up and down the Avenue. You'll be able to catch a free ride from 6-9pm as it makes a loop on Mt. Vernon Avenue from Nelson down to Hume Avenue.

With music as the theme, for this month's featured "good deed", we will be collecting any usable musical instruments that happen to be taking up space in your closet and that you or your kids have out grown (you know you have that flute, clarinet or trumpet hiding somewhere under a bed collecting dust). Please bring them to the Farmer's Market (Mt. Vernon Ave & E. Oxford) on Thursday evening - we will be getting them to kids who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford an instrument.

Special thanks to Rock of Ages Music (ROAM) for being the sponsor of the August First Thursday and for all they do for the community. Be sure and also say thanks to Paul Haire & Felicia Sasfai from Your Dog's Best Friend for chairing the August First Thursday.

Below is a list of just some of the amazing performers and activities going on at First Thursday. Thanks to Kate Moran from the Rainbow Rock Band for not only performing at the market but for emceeing our program and helping lead us in the First Annual Del Ray Sing-Along of some Oldies but Goodies (song sheets will be provided). The Sing-Along will begin at 8 pm, will be for all ages and I promise, you won't want to miss the fun!!

Musical Program

Farmers' Market Lot - Mt. Vernon & Oxford
  6 - 6:45pm Rainbow Rock (children's band)
  7 - 7:30pm Bill Mansfield (bluegrass)
  7:30 - 8pm Broadway Duo
Shel Cullison & Anne Hurley accompanied by Virginia Sircy
  8pm - dark Sing-Along to favorite American tunes
Emma's Espresso & Wine Bar - 106 Hume Ave
    Irish Breakfast Band
Happy Hour Specials also available
Nest Academy - 2609 Mt. Vernon Avenue
  7:30 - 8:30pm Alexandria Singers
St. Elmo's - 2300 Mt. Vernon Ave
  7:30pm The Not Too Modern Jazz Group
St. Elmo's will allso be passing out CDs from all of the bands that have played there in the past.
Bean Creative Lot - Between Bean Creative and Kiskadee
    Ukulele Club
Neighborhood Pharmacy - 2204 Mt. Vernon Ave
    Del Ray Kinderchoir - family sing-and-dance-along
Bellies & Babies & National Community Church - 1913 Mt. Vernon Avenue
    The Randy Lacovetta Band
REMAX - 2104 Mt. Vernon Ave
    Springfield Station
Alexandria Hyundai - 1707 Mt. Vernon Ave
  6 - 8pm The Janna Audey Band
Green Street Gardens & the Del Ray Performing Arts Center - 1503 Mt. Vernon Ave
  6:30 - 8:30pm Punch the Unicorn, Moon-Scene and The Blue Jinns

Additional Activities


United Bank – 2401 Mt. Vernon Ave – will be handing out balloons & other fun kid items

Shot in the Dark Photography – next to Farmer's Market - Raffling of one hour event photography session

Parkhurst Assoc. Mental Health Services – 2308 Mt. Vernon (in front of UPS) – will have sand tray for kids

Your Dog's Best Friends – 2301 Mt. Vernon Ave - will have lots of special activities for our favorite 4 legged friends

Market2Market – 116 E. Del Ray Ave – Beer Tasting from 6-8 pm, a Richmond beer – Hardywood

Normadic Jazz – 2213 Mt. Vernon Ave (in front of Bean Creative) – will have a table with information

Top It Off – 1906 Mt. Vernon Ave – Buy a Celia necklace @$20 and get a free Celia bracelet!

Music Together Alexandria – Mt. Vernon Ave & E. Del Ray Ave., in front of Bean Creative

Studio Body Logic - 2417 Mt. Vernon Ave - 6:15 pm - Unique Offering Intro to Barre Body - $10

Look for dancers from various local studios who will be performing throughout the evening up and down the Avenue.

Thanks & see you on the Avenue!!!

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