By Patricia Hall, FairfaxFamilyFun.com
Calling all music lovers! Lake Anne Plaza in Reston, the site of several free concerts each year, is introducing a “roots music” festival this weekend. The waterfront residential, retail, and entertainment complex is hosting the first ever Lake Anne Roots Music Festival on the plaza on Saturday, July 8, 2017, noon to 6 pm.
The free festival will offer a full day of “modern roots” performances including folk, bluegrass, blues, old time, and more. There will be a pop-up beer and wine garden on site as well. Original roots band The Woodshedders will headline the festival. The band has played in several notable festivals including the Red Wing Roots Music Festival, Deep Roots Mountain Revival, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Festival, Mountain Stage New Song Fest, and the Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival.
The festival line up is:
12:00 p.m. – Catchin Toads
1:00 p.m. – Old Town Traditions
2:00 p.m. – Snakehead Run Jug Band
3:00 p.m. – Split String Soup
4:00 p.m. – Eli Pafumi
5:00 p.m. – The Woodshedders (Headliners)
The festival is sponsored by Lane Anne Merchants and the Reston Community Center. Admission is free and the event takes place rain or shine.