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Live Outdoor Entertainment at
Market Common Clarendon

May through October, 2011
‘Starving Artists’ – ‘Unplugged’ – Mr. Knick Knack

For Immediate Release
May 19, 2011

Arlington, VA – Market Common Clarendon presents free entertainment, spring, summer and fall, including the ‘Starving Artists’ Concert Series on Tuesday evenings, May through June; the ‘Unplugged’ Concert Series, on Thursday evenings, June through August; and children’s entertainment by Mr. Knick Knack, every Friday morning, June through October. The outdoor performances take place in the gazebo at Market Common Clarendon, 2700 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, Virginia. (Below are full schedules and descriptions of performers.)

Event information: 703-785-5634. Find more information and performer schedules on Facebook, Market Common Clarendon, and visit www.marketcommonclarendon.net.

Performance Schedules:

‘Starving Artists’ Concert Series at Market Common Clarendon
Tuesdays, May 3 through June 28
6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Independent artists perform their original music. Free.
May 3             Jason Masi  
Eclectic style filled with emotion in every note he sings or plays. Jason fronts the Richmond-based band, Jubeus.
May 10            Irresponsible
A 3-piece rock group of friends who love to entertain, comprised of TJ Rogers (drums), Ben Jammin Dickey (bass) and Ryan Paladino (guitar, vocals). 
May 17            Ted Hovis
Soaring & unrepentant arena rock, transcendent acoustic ballads, deep and dark bass grooves – all punctuated with a hint of the blues.
May 24            Andy Hawk
A complex sound with a mix of the blues, classic rock, and originals. This acoustic trio includes Steve DeVries and Chuck Bordelon. 
May 31            Kurtis Parks
Previous “Top 50” contestant on “American Idol”, Kurtis has emerged with a fresh sound all his own and beginning to be known as a true voice of worship.
June 7                        David Andrew Smith
Addictive melodies, soulful vocal style and off-the-beaten-path pop sensibility. David has shared the stage with My Chemical Romance, Thrice, and Eric Hutchinson.
June 14          Rene Moffatt
With lyrics that resonate, melodies that endure, and an attention-getting voice, this up-and-coming songwriter is making a name for himself in the nation’s capital. 
June 21          Bethany & the guitar
A collaborative group with an indie-rock sound that is fresh, free, and from the heart. Bethany is the sister of Kurtis Parks (May 31 performer).
June 28          Kyle Crosby
First influenced by Marty McFly and the Pinheads as a toddler, Kyle’s playful music and lyrics reflect the angst of teenage life and the complex decisions of adulthood.

‘Unplugged’ Concert Series at Market Common Clarendon
Thursdays, June 2 until August 25
6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy free acoustic concerts by popular bands performing remixes of their work.
June 2            Jason Masi
Eclectic style filled with emotion in every note he sings or plays. Jason fronts the Richmond-based band, Jubeus.
June 9            Lloyd Dobler Effect
Multi-layered and upbeat music – voted as one of the ‘ top ten best bands’ on the east coast in a Washington Post reader’s poll. 
June 16          Willem Dicke
Washington, DC-based artist whose original songs have won awards from Billboard Magazine, the Songwriters Association of Washington and UNISONG. 
June 23          David Andrew Smith
Addictive melodies, soulful vocal style and off-the-beaten-path pop sensibility. David has shared the stage with My Chemical Romance, Thrice, and Eric Hutchinson.
June 30          The Silent Critics
Transitioned from their music classes at Mary Washington College to winning awards for their rock/alternative music. 
July 7              Jon Kaplan
Infectious pop-rock sound with catchy hooks and provocative lyrics sung with virile vocal style. “Kaplan knows how to pin a phrase to a shiny hook and sling it skyward...Kaplan’s song craft is no small attraction.”  - The Washington Post
July 14            Brian Franke
Dynamic vocals, subtle commentary on life events, social issues, and politics, spanning such genres as rock, indie pop, and folk rock. 
July 21            Dave Tieff
Passionate, catchy, mainstream and very intelligently written music, reflective of a complicated past and a new life with purpose.
July 28            Chris Collat
Refreshingly unpredictable, blending funk, rock, and jazz, this band is made of five musicians with energy, chemistry, groove, and percussive rhythms.
August 4        Lenny Stevens
Called “perfection in a guitarist,” Lenny has contributed music to several film and television soundtracks.  The sound is a mix of funk, jazz, and rock. 
August 11      Gary Smallwood
Classic rock, soulful blues rock or just “flat out guitar rock.”  Gary incorporates soul, R&B, funk, country and ‘show tunes’ into his playing.
August 18      Brad Pugh
His band, Practically Einstein, incorporates ‘70’s garage, ‘80’s new wave, ‘90’s alt-rock, and Americana from the ‘00s with pop hooks and bittersweet melodies. 
August 25      Josh Burgess
With a sound that can be described as ‘grass roots rock’, this band has played their music across the globe.

‘Mr. Knick Knack!’ at Market Common Clarendon
Friday mornings, 10:30 - 11:15am
June – October
Performances of ‘heart-centered’ music for children begin on Friday, June 3 for summer 2011.

Win a Shopping Spree at Market Common Clarendon - The first 1,000 who ‘Like’ it on Facebook will be entered into a draw to win a $1,000 gift card for shopping at Market Common Clarendon. 

Market Common Clarendon, 2700 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, Virginia 22201, offers shopping and dining from nationally-known retailers and boutiques. Shops, services and 8 eateries are anchored by Apple, Barnes & Noble, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, The Cheesecake Factory, Whole Foods Market, and more, plus the renowned Harry’s Tap Room and IOTA Club. In the core of the outdoor shopping center is ‘the loop’, a quarter-mile roadway surrounding two gazebos and a playground, plus space for relaxing, performances, and events throughout the year. Convenient garage parking available. Valet parking available at a flat rate of $8 – Monday through Friday from 5 pm until 1 am; Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm until 9 pm – located in front of Crate and Barrel. www.marketcommonclarendon.net

Directions – By Metro: Orange Line to the Clarendon stop, walk 2 blocks west. By car: From I-66, west of the Capital Beltway, take exit 71, Fairfax Drive, then turn left on Wilson Boulevard. From areas south of Arlington, take 395 north to exit 8a, Washington Blvd, to North Highland Street, turn right, then turn right on Clarendon Boulevard. Parking is available on the street, or turn right to the convenient parking garage. Valet parking available at a flat rate of $8: M-F from 5 pm until 1 am; S-S from 1 pm until 9 pm.

For more information, find it on Facebook, and visit www.marketcommonclarendon.net.

More special events to come in 2011 at Market Common Clarendon:

Falloween
Saturday, October 29
Free, fun, family event for fall.

Winter Wonderland and Toys for Tots
Saturday, December 10
Celebrating the holidays and the arrival of Santa, plus the US Marine Corps’ toy donation drive. 

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