If there has been one thing missed these past few months it has been live music concerts. Whether it is Wolf Trap’s amazing summer series or The Birchmere’s lineup full of stars from the ’80s and ’90s, usually summers in Northern Virginia are packed full of great concerts with amazing talent.
Even though COVID-19 shifted our summer schedules, Northern Virginians can now look forward to in-person concerts in the fall, including these nine concerts below, all being held in September.
Thursday, Sept. 3, 7 p.m.
The Twin Brothers Band, led by Greek identical twins Paul and Dimitri Yeonas, focuses on funky blues rock jams. While they are known to the Richmond music scene, this quartet is making its way up to NoVA for a performance with music inspired by The Grateful Dead and Phish. // The State Theatre: 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church; free
Thursday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m.
Local NoVA artist Karen Jonas is celebrating her fifth album, The Southwest Sky and Other Dreams, with a free outdoor concert. Fans can expect 10 songs on the new album, focusing on the space between “romantic dreamstate and numb reality.” // Jammin Java: 227 Maple Ave E., Vienna; free
Friday, Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m.
Celebrate the release of The Eric Scott Band’s new album Peace Bomb. This 13-song, socially aware album features funky, upbeat and soulful beats to creates a new ’70s sound. // The Birchmere: 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria; $15
Saturday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m.
The Killer Queen Experience honors Freddie Mercury and the legendary rock band Queen. Enjoy a night full of Queen classics, including “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Fat Bottom Girls” and “Under Pressure.” // The Birchmere: 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria; $25
Sunday, Sept. 13, 7:30
If your taste in music involves a little bit of everything, you’ll probably like Form of Expression. This band writes original music that incorporates folk, rock, funk, Latin and more for a true mix of sounds. This concert will be held outdoors. // The State Theatre: 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church; free
Thursday, Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Chances are you’ve heard Toby Lightman’s music before, whether you know it or not. Lightman’s music has been featured on late-night TV shows, the movie P.S. I Love You and multiple shows and commercials. Make your way down to Jammin Java to see the pop star in person. // Jammin Java: 227 Maple Ave E., Vienna; $15-$25
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 8 p.m.
With over 15 years of experience, Willy Porter knows how to give a high-energy performance. Porter is entering 2020 with his new album mnemonic, which features eight songs including “Rosa Belle” and “Akasha Wind.” // Jammin Java: 227 Maple Ave E., Vienna; $25
Friday, Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy the music of Fleetwood Mac from the tribute band TUSK. With the band’s performance of songs like “The Chain,” “Rhiannon” and “Gypsy,” you’ll feel like you are back in the ’70s. // The Birchmere: 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria; $35
Sunday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m.
This 10-piece band is going to show you how to party New Orleans style. The Beat Hotel is a local DMV band that uses its Southern connections to create authentic New Orleans swamp funk music. // The State Theatre: 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church; free
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