July 23rd Del Ray Music Festival Features Top Local Bands And Beer Gardens!

July 08, 2016 12:50 PM | Pat Miller (Administrator)

    A cold beer, food from some of the area's top restaurants, and a free outdoor concert featuring some of the region's best local music.  We can't think of a more perfect summer night. 

    Local musicians will perform on two stages at the 9th Annual Del Ray Music Festival on Saturday, July 23 from 3pm to 8pm at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, located at the intersection of Mount Vernon Avenue and Oxford Avenue in the heart of Del Ray. 

    New this year, Mount Vernon Avenue will be closed to traffic for the three blocks adjacent to the stage, and seven of Del Ray's top restaurants will host pop-up beer gardens -- a first for an outdoor street festival in the City of Alexandria. "The Del Ray Community is excited about this signature event, we hope to show once again that Del Ray is the best neighborhood for fun in Alexandria," said Del Ray Business Association President Bill Blackburn.

    Headlining this year's festival is Anthony Pirog, a winner of the Washington Area Music Association's Best Modern Rock Instrumentalist award. In an interview with Guitar Moderne, Andy Summers, the guitarist of The Police, recently said that Pirog is "one of my favorites at the moment."  The Washington Post has praised Pirog for his “fusion of talent and creativity," while Guitar Player Magazine named him a “Rising Artists You Must Hear."

     The main stage lineup:

  • 3pm: Jack Kilby & The Front Line
  • 3:45pm: Noise In The Basement
  • 4:15pm: Elroy Jenkins
  • 5pm: Geno & The Spirit of Jazz
  • 5:30pm: Wanted Man
  • 6:15pm: Near Northeast
  • 6:45pm: Anthony Pirog

      Held each summer, the Del Ray Music Festival celebrates the diverse, local talent in the Washington, DC area music scene. The event is free and open to all, with the main stage sponsored by the Del Ray Business Association; Jen Walker, McEnearney Associates; Bobi Bomar's Homes of Alexandria, Weichert Realtors; and Jack Taylor's Alexandria Toyota.  For more information, visit www.delraymusicfestival.com.

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