A melodic convergence of quantum proportions descends upon the City of Falls Church, VA on Saturday, June 8 when the powerhouse sounds of Memphis, Chicago, New Orleans and Jamaica join notable DC talent in a memorable day and night of music and festivities galore.
The beckoning scene is the 26th Annual Tinner Hill Music Festival in charming Cherry Hill Park and includes family-friendly fun to punctuate the sizzling hot music.
Scheduled to perform – Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, an electrifying seven-piece soul/rock band led by big-voiced vocalist Arleigh Kincheloe; Big Sam’s Funky Nation, delivering boisterous, high-voltage New Orleans funk, jazz and rock; The Wailers’ Julian “Junior” Marvin, a true reggae legend who performed extensively with Bob Marley and carries on “The Message of Love” and Marley music memories; Lil’ Ed and The Blues Imperials, featuring legendary and blistering Chicago blues as real, rough and rollicking as it gets; DC-area and regional groups including popular blues band Moonshine Society featuring Ron Holloway, the all-women Afro-Brazilian band Batalá Washington, rock and roll party band Convertible Jerk, and the Mason A Cappella Club.
Festival-goers will be treated to an enticing array of “villages” throughout the park, including the Artist Village showcasing painters, photographers and jewelers selling their works. Family fun is assured in the Kids’ Village, with water play, a musical petting zoo, face painting, puppy petting party, and more. The Relaxation Village lives up to its name with yoga lessons, mini-massages and inviting hammocks, while the Food Village promises succulent barbecue and other tasty fare, including kid-friendly and vegetarian options. Care for a libation to celebrate it all? The ROCK STAR Bar has it covered with beer, wine and other adult beverages.
The 26th Annual Tinner Hill Music Festival – previously a blues festival – celebrates and honors the African-American music legacy. In conjunction with the City of Falls Church, the festival is sponsored by the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation, a 501c(3) non-profit organization established in 1997 to research, preserve and celebrate the early civil rights history of Northern Virginia. In addition to its music festival, the Foundation sponsors programs that resurrect the rich and vibrant past of the African-American communities of Falls Church and Northern Virginia.
More information and tickets are available HERE.