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The Box Tops group.
The Box Tops

Thanks to all 2022 Summer Entertainment Series Sponsors for bringing back the popular concerts and outdoor movies that serve as an important connection to community. The Fairfax County Park Authority’s Summer Entertainment Series features more shows at 18 locations; a new global dance and music series in Falls Church; Starlight Cinema drive-in movies in Centreville on Saturday evenings in August, plus 180 live performances!

Junkyard Band.
Junkyard Go-Go Band

You’ll find outstanding local and national touring groups, such as the famous The Box Tops, D.C.’s own Junkyard Go-Go Band, internationally acclaimed Nada Surf’s alternative rock, and the incomparable Seldom Scene.

There will be local vineyards offering free wine tasting (and sales) at Arrowbrook Centre Park, Grist Mill Park and the Government Center, as well as beer sales and a food truck at Burke Lake Park. The Mt. Vernon Nights’ Workhouse Arts Center concert series will feature local comedians as opening acts on Saturday evenings! For details regarding each series, go to the FCPA Summer Entertainment Series website.


123 Andres.
123 Andrés

Performances are held outdoors and are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. So, pack a picnic basket, umbrella, blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy evenings of music in the parks, as well as Arts in the Parks Saturday and Wednesday morning shows just for children!  Call the HOTLINE at 703-324-SHOW (7469) one hour before the start of the show for rain cancellations. A complete schedule of all performances can be found at the Summer Entertainment Series website.


The Summer Entertainment Series includes the educational Arts in the Parks shows that introduces children to live, quality entertainment in an outdoor setting. These performances are held every Saturday morning at outdoor amphitheaters in Burke Lake Park, Mason District Park, Wakefield Park and E. C. Lawrence Park. There are also programs each Wednesday morning at Frying Pan Farm Park Visitors Center.


Ruth and Hal Landers.
The Ruth & Hal Launders Charitable Trust

The Summer Entertainment Series is supported by nonprofit organizations, individuals and private sector businesses. These partners have donated the financial resources that enable the Park Authority to book nationally-recognized artists and the area's top local talent.

Nada Surf.
Nada Surf

Nada Surf (pictured) played at Arrowbrook Centre Park thanks to the generous sponsorship by The Ruth & Hal Launders Charitable Trust. (pictured)


I66 Starlight Cinema screen.Generosity from 66 Express Lanes, Wegmans and other thoughtful donors, made the popular Starlight Cinema Drive-In Movies series at Trinity Centre possible. Drivers are invited keep abreast of the latest traffic alerts by signing up online at I-66 express mobility partners.

Verizon was welcomed as newest Summer Entertainment sponsor for the Hunter Mill Melodies Series at Frying Pan Farm Park where Speidel, Goodrich & Goggin performed!

Centro Cultural Peru.
Centro Cultural Peru

Transurban 395/495/95 Express Lanes is a long-time supporter of concerts at Spotlight by Starlight, Franconia District Nights, Braddock Nights, Providence Presents and Evenings on the Ellipse.


Fairfax County Park Authority Summer Entertainment Series.Please consider sponsoring this widely popular series. Be recognized within targeted series or sponsor the entire program throughout Fairfax County!

  • Arts in the Parks Children’s Series - Sponsor Benefits
  • Braddock Nights Concert Series (Braddock District) - Sponsor Benefits
  • Evenings on the Ellipse Concert Series (Government Center) - Sponsor Benefits
  • Franconia District Nights Concert Series (Franconia District / formerly Lee District) - Sponsor Benefits
  • Hunter Mill Melodies Concert Series (Hunter Mill District) - Sponsor Benefits
  • Mount Vernon Nights Concert Series (Mt. Vernon District) - Sponsor Benefits
  • Music at Arrowbrook Centre Park Series (Dranesville District) - Sponsor Benefits
  • Providence Presents (Nottoway Nights & Global Music and Dance) Concerts Series  (Providence District) - Sponsor Benefits
  • Spotlight by Starlight Concert Series (Mason District) - Sponsor Benefits
  • Springfield Nights Concert Series (Springfield District) - Sponsor Benefits
  • Starlight Drive-In Cinema Series (Sully District) - Sponsor Benefits

On our online donation page, you'll see each individual Summer Entertainment Series location is listed individually in alphabetical order. You'll also see a donation item for contributing where help is most needed.


Thank you to each of the following supporters whose generosity through the Fairfax County Park Foundation funds talented performances and popular movies as part of the FCPA’s 2022 Summer Entertainment Series!

****** Celestial Star

The Ruth and Hal Launders Charitable Trust logo.

***** Stellar Stars

Arrowbrook Centre logo. Dominion Energy logo.
66 Express Lanes logo. Workhouse Arts Center logo.
Transurban logo. Verizon logo.
Interstate logo. Wegmans logo.

**** Presenting Stars

Peterson Companies logo. Trinity Centre.

*** Rising Stars

Logo Capital One HALL. Fairfax Memorial Park.
Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home.

Family & Friends
of Bob Lydick

Virginia Commission for the Arts logo.

**Premier Stars

Logo FINMARC Management Inc. Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park logo.

Hilltop Sand and Gravel

Kingstowne Towne Center

Pohanka Automotive Group. Crabtree Family Foundation logo.
Sheehy Auto Stores. Tysons Corner logo.

* Shining Stars

Logo Bauernshub Team.
Erickson Senior Living logo. Logo EYA.

Friends of Mason District Park

Great American Restaurants logo.
Novec logo.

Community Star

Young Won Trading.