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Julia Kasdorf

Julia and the Ready Boys
at Georgetown Café Patio

Down Island Krew

Tommy Ciccone
at Very Virginia Shop

Dario deHoyos doing a glassblowing demo for the Sep 2012 First Friday art walk in Leesburg, VA, photo credit Steve Loya

Glass Blowing Demo at
Allura Glass Studio

Annie Stokes

Annie Stokes
at Palio


at Sona Bank

The Moment

Violinist, Ted Froelich
at Old Town Grill

Andy Hawk and the Train Wreck Endings

Andy Hawk and his Train Wreck Endings at Kings Tavern

Crys Matthews

Crys Matthews
at Blue Mountain Café


Fast Eddie and Dave Saunders
at Photoworks

Cindy McConnell

Cindy McConnell
at Leesburg Vintner

Bach to Rock South Riding

Kid musicians from the Bach to Rock/
Lansdowne School
at Coldwell Banker

Jordan English

Jordan English
at Lou Lou Boutique

McKenzie Mees

McKenzie Mees
at Sugar Magnolia

Drawing of Gary Rudinsky (c) Tim Kozak

Gary Rudinsky & Friends at
King Street Coffee

Jan and Jeff

Jan and Jeff at
Pittsburgh Rick’s

David Davol

David Davol
at Doener Bistro

Frank Lombardi

Frank Lombardi
at Georgetown Café

Hard Swimmin' Fish

Hard Swimmin' Fish
at the Cajun Experience


Different performances and special events every month!

Stroll around historic downtown Leesburg on the First Friday of each month (except January), to enjoy numerous live music performances throughout the town, art exhibits, wine tastings, lectures, book signings, and so much more!

Over 45 specialty shops, art galleries, antique shops and restaurants are open until 9pm or later,
many offering free refreshments and/or special sales.

Upcoming First Friday dates for your calendar:

May 1, 2015
June 5, 2015
July 3, 2015
August 7, 2015

Events for Friday, April 3, 2015

  • Down Island Krew7:00-9:00 Island Tunes. MacDowell Brew Kitchen is featuring live music with Down Island Krew, a Jimmy Buffet type band from Northern Virginia playing a wide array of classic beach and island getaway tunes.
    Location: 202-B Harrison St.
  • 6:30-8:30 Decorate Your Cookies! Stockman Title and Escrow is featuring Easter cookie decorating for the children, so stop by and make some happy spring cookies to eat now or to take home for the Easter Bunny. Other light refreshments will also be offered.
    Location: 1 S. King St.
  • 6:30-8:30 Easter Egg Hunt. Pangle and Associates is having a small Easter egg hunt in their backyard for the kids, along with refreshments such as deviled eggs, ham and beverages.
    Location: 109 S. King St.
  • 6:00-10:00 Kevin Knight. Shoe's Cup and Cork is hosting live music with singer/songwriter, Kevin Knight, playing an array of acoustic tunes on the guitar.
    Location: 17 N. King St.
  • 7:00-9:00 Crys Matthews. Blue Mountain Café is hosting singer/songwriter, Crys Matthews, whose music is an infusion of Americana, blues, bluegrass, folk and funk, which, as eclectic as it sounds, is reaching people all around the world and causing them to stop and take notice.
    Location: 26 S. King St.
  • Syndi Alexander7:00-10:00 Sydni Alexander. The Leesburg Diner is hosting rising pop star, Sydni Alexander, whose compelling vocals are delivered with amazing pitch, unbelievable control, and tonal maturity rarely achieved by a young artist. She is an International Songwriting Contest Semi-Finalist for 2013 and 2014. Sydni has opened for Joe Brooks, the Mayday Parade, and Andrew Ripp, with performances at DC Fashion Week, Jammin' Java, and on TV’s FOX 5 DC News. She has already attracted attention from major publishing houses and record labels.
    Location: 9 S. King St.
  • 6:30-8:30 Barber Shop Harmony. Sona Bank is hosting the Chorus of the Old Dominion, Loudoun County's premier a cappella chorus of men singing in four part harmony. They sing barbershop and doo-wop, as well as some spiritual and show tunes, all over northern Virginia. Refreshments served.
    Location: 1 E. Market St.
  • 7:00-9:00 Jan and Jeff. Pittsburgh Rick’s is hosting the popular guitar duo, Jan & Jeff, performing from their wide repertoire of songs, from classic rock to contemporary to bluegrass and old standards. Stop by to try out some of their wide array of Pittsburgh specials,
    Location: 116 E. Market St.
  • 7:00-10:00 Annie! Palio Ristorante Italiano is hosting live music with acoustic singer/songwriter, Annie Stokes playing a wide array of rock, pop and folk tunes on guitar.
    Location: 2 W. Market St.
  • 6:00-9:00 New Shop! The Sunflower Shack is hosting an open house to celebration their new location, as they have moved from Hamilton to historic downtown Leesburg. Stop by to welcome Peggy to downtown and to check all her unique treasures. They offer a wide array of home décor, antiques, jewelry and unique gifts.
    Location: 209 E. Loudoun St.
  • 7:00-9:00 Tommy! The Very Virginia Shop is featuring guitarist/singer, Tommy Ciccone of Heritage High School, playing an array of classic rock to modern pop tunes. Also, you can sample some fabulous gourmet foods - all made here in the state of Virginia.
    Location: 16 S. King St
  • 6:00-8:30 Kid Bands! Coldwell Banker is featuring live music with kid musicians from the Bach to Rock/South Riding School. Several bands consisting of kids ages 8 to 13 will perform on rotation throughout the evening. Plus family friendly activities such as a coloring contest for kids. Refreshments offered.
    Location: 25 S. King St
  • 7:00-9:00 Jazz Sax! Lou Lou Boutique is hosting a musical performance by jazz saxophonist, Jordan English, who offers his own unique style of jazz music along with a variety of musical styles from big band to contemporary.
    Location: 9 W. Loudoun St.
  • 7:00-9:00 Music on the Porch. Sugar Magnolia is hosting live music with acoustic singer/guitarist, McKenzie Mees, playing an array of pop and rock tunes.
    Location: 1 W. Loudoun St.
  • Trisha Adams6:00-9:00 New Art Gallery. Trisha Adams' Art Studio is hosting an open house event, featuring recent oil paintings by Trisha Adams. Refreshments will be served.
    Location: 2A Loudoun St. SW, 2nd Floor
  • 6:00-8:30 Open House with Tea. The Loudoun Museum is featuring their history exhibit, showcasing a variety of artifacts from Loudoun County's past centuries. Plus you can join tea artisan, Lisa Scruggs in the log cabin for samples of her unique tea blends. Also open is the Children's Discovery Room, where today's youngster can enjoy a special hands-on history experience, exploring what life was like for children in the 1820's. Free Admission.
    Location: 16 Loudoun St. SW
  • Leesburg School of Photography6:00-9:00 Camera Cake! Photoworks is hosting an event to celebrate the first birthday of the Leesburg School of Photography. Join the party and enjoy a slice of the most amazing specially-designed camera cake and view some really cool photography images. You can meet the School’s instructors and get your photo questions answered. Plus live music with locally acclaimed and fun musicians, Fast Eddie and Hippieman Dave along with wine tasting with Lost Creek Winery.
    Location: 2A W. Loudoun St.
  • Edmund Pickle Chin, a Donkey Rescue Story signing at Books & Other Found Things 6-96:00-9:00 Book Signing. Books and Other Found Things hosts monthly "meet the author" events with local authors available to discuss and sign copies of their books. The author for April is Clara Bowman-Jahn and her two books, Annie’s Special Day and Edmund Pickle Chin, a tale about a rescued donkey.
    Location: 13 W. Loudoun St.
  • 7:00-9:00 Hard Swimmin' Fish. The Cajun Experience is featuring live music with the blues trio, The Hard Swimmin' Fish, playing a range of styles covering the country blues of Mississippi and The Piedmont, the urban blues of Chicago, and funk infused varieties with roots in New Orleans' second line.
    Location: 14 E. Loudoun St
  •  LoCo Art Studios5:30-8:30 New Art Studio. LoCo Art Studios is hosting its second First Friday party to celebrate the opening of their new art studio featuring the artwork of Lisa Strout, John Detrich, Jill Perla, Dana Jansen, Susan Serafin and Bethany Widom. Stop by to check some cool art demonstrations and enjoy some light refreshments.
    Location: 312 E. Market St.
  • 6:00-9:00 New Location. The Reign of Cats & Dogs has moved to a new place which is across the street from their old location. Stop by to check out their new shop and feel free to bring your four-legged friend in for a treat.
    Location: 16 S. King St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Crooner Tunes. Georgetown Café is hosting featuring Frank Lombardi, of Crooners Entertainment, who will be performing songs in the classic stylings of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Perry Como, Nat King Cole and Michael Bublé. Frank croons throughout Northern Virginia at private events, country clubs, and weddings.
    Location: 19 S. King St.
  • Hopps Art Lounge6:00-9:00 Art and Egg Hunt. The Hopps Art Lounge is hosting an Easter egg hunt. Find an egg, get a prize! (one egg per person) The art theme is month is fantasy animals and influential people. The influential people art is by Kevin Dunn, Dan Mihalko and Matt Slusher. Animals and fantasy animals art by Louis Haas, Liam Harrison, Cindi Scout Byersmith,,Kathy Howsare, Shane Bronson, Morgan Bronson, Jill Perla and John Detrich.  Jewelry and other gift items by Kirsten Miller, Amy Claire Juneau and Jasmine Kaur. We also welcome new jewelry artist Lucy Lovell!! Light refreshments.
    Location: 18 S. King St. (upper level)
  • 7:00-9:00 Outside Concert. Georgetown Café is hosting a concert on their patio, featuring the rock band, Julia and the Ready Boys with locally acclaimed singer/guitarist, Julia Kasdorf, whose powerful vocals are well known from her ten years with the country band, One Horse Town. With her new band, they are focusing on Americana standards, pop tunes and of course, rockn-roll.
    Location: 19 S. King St.
  • 6:00-1:00 Live Music. King's Tavern and Wine Bar is hosting locally acclaimed Andy Hawk and his Train Wreck Endings band from 6-8:30, consisting of several local music legends. Afterward, from 9-1am, it's open mike night featuring a wide array of musicians.
    Location: 19 S. King St.
  • 7:00-9:00 Violin Music. The Old Town Grill is hosting live music with violinist, Ted Froelich of Loudoun Valley High School, performing classical songs along with some contemporary tunes.
    Location: 15 S. King St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Rudy! King Street Coffee is featuring live music by local musician and Loudoun County High School teacher, Gary Rudinsky, playing an array of rock music along with some of his musical friends. Also, be sure to check out all the cool artwork displayed on the coffee shop’s walls.
    Location: 110 S. King St.
  • Chimole7:00-10:00 Music and Art. Chimole is featuring music with a Latin beat and an art exhibit that showcases and promotes art from Honduras, with a wide array of paintings and pottery from various Honduran artists.
    Location: 10 S. King St
  • 6:00-9:00 Music with Wine. The Leesburg Vintner is hosting monthly wine specials with wine by the glass, along with live from 7-9 with singer/guitarist, Cindy McConnell, who has performed acoustic folk/rock covers for more than 10 years.
    Location: 27 S. King St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Open House. Best Rack Around, is hosting an open house event.
    Location: Market Station Suite F (upper level - near Tuskies)
  • 7:00-9:00 David Davol. Doener Bistro is hosting acoustic guitarist/singer, David Davol, highlighting the Folk-Rock style of the 60's and 70's. He also performs selections of modern Country and Western music, as well as Rock and Alternative tunes. Pick your favorite hits from his 400 song request list.
    Location: 202 Harrison St.
  • 6:00-7:00 Free Yoga Lesson. Flow Yoga is offering a FREE fun-filled yoga practice, which is open to all experience levels.
    Location: Market Station - 3rd floor.
  • 5:00-8:00 Open House. The Guest Room is hosting an open house showcasing their wide array of fine furniture, most of which is made in the United States. Also, offering complimentary refreshments.
    Location: 201 E. Loudoun St. Suite 100
  • 6:00-9:00 Open House. Smooch Studio, downtown's only custom makeup studio, is hosting an open house event. Stop by to learn about making your own custom lip glosses and foundations and check out all the cool makeup products and classes that they have to offer.
    Location: Market Station (upper level - near Tuskies)
  • 6:00-8:00 Open House. Well and Good Wellness is hosting an open house to showcase their organic beauty boutique complete with wellness coaching and eco spa services. Stop by to meet owner, Lauri Bosserman, a registered nurse and certified holistic health coach and ask about how she can help you by connecting the parts that make up the whole you, including relationships, physical activity, careers and spirituality.
    Location: Market Station in the Log Cabin
  • Medlin Art LTD.6:00-9:00 Art Open House. Medlin Art Gallery is hosting an Art Open House showcasing a large selection of antique prints, maps and original artwork from such nationally-known artists as Mort Kunstler, Mary Hope Worley, Paul Landry, John Paul Strain and P. Buckley Moss. Refreshments served.
    Location: 2 E. Loudoun St
  • 6:00-9:00 Antique Open House. Weathered Elegance, which is downtown's newest antique and home decor shop, will be hosting an open house with specials and refreshments. Stop by to check out this shop which specializes in repurposed items.
    Location: 2 W. Loudoun St.
  • Gleedsville6:00-8:30 Art Open House. Gleedsville Art Publishers is hosting an art open house featuring paintings and drawings by local artists such as Catherine Thomas, Sue Kelleher, Bill Schmidt, Antony Andrews and Grant Hacking.
    Location: 5 W. Loudoun St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Open House. The Jeans Whisperer is hosting an open house to celebration their new location which is right next door to their old spot. They offer a wide array of jeans and other accessories such as boots, belts, scarves and jewelry.
    Location: 3 W. Loudoun St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Chicago Specials. Windy City Red Hots is celebrating Chicago in downtown Leesburg with special authentic Chicago style hot Dogs, Polish Sausage, Italian Sausage, Pizza Puff and Chili-Cheese Fries. Stop by to get a quick bite of Chicago, without traveling 700 miles.
    Location: 28 S. King St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Antique Open House. Leesburg Antique Emporium is hosting an open house with special deals and refreshments.
    Location: 32 S. King St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Open House. TW Firearms is hosting an open house to showcase their numerous products and services. Stop by to check them out.
    Location: 26 S. King Street - upper level.
  • 8:00-10:00 Glass Blowing. Allura Glass Studio is hosting a live demo of glass blowing by Dario deHoyos, who will be making pendants, ornaments and small sculptures along with a mystery musical guest.
    Location: 209 S. King St.
  • 6:00-8:00 Open House. Blossom and Bloom Thrift Store is hosting an open house with specials. Stop by to shop to help support all the good charities that Blossom and Bloom supports.
    Location: 110 W. Market St.
  • 6:00-9:00 Open House. The 24 Hour Watch and Clock Repair Store, a new shop on Market Street, is hosting an open house to showcase their specialty watch, clock, and jewelry repairs.
    Location: 18 W. Market St.
  • 6:30-10:00 Journey to the Cross. Leesburg United Methodist Church is hosting an experiential, reflective and individually paced "Stations of the Cross" meditative “journey” with a guidebook that leads you on a personal journey with Christ to the cross, step by step, with readings, reflections and brief responses/exercises at each of the fourteen stations. The time needed to complete the journey varies depending on you, generally about 30-45 minutes and it can be done individually or in small group/family. Light refreshments provided.
    Location: 107 W. Market Street
  • Laura Mazer6:00-9:00 Art Exhibit. The Leesburg Commission on Public Art is featuring the pastel and oil paintings of local artist, Laura Mazer, whose artwork will be on display on the walls of Town Hall’s first floor, through the end of May. Laura graduated from Park View High School in 1986. After earning a BA in Art Education from Shepherd University, she received an MA in Art Education from VCU. Laura has earned recognition for her pastel work in juried art shows at Oatlands Plantation and numerous shows at the former visual arts center, ArtSquare.
    Location: 25 W. Market St.

20 Live Music Events
9 Art Exhibits
2 Wine Tastings

... And So Much More ...

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