Top Music Venues Around Northern Virginia

You don’t have to go far to experience great live music around Fairfax County. These six concert venues in Northern Virginia bring artists and entertainment from all genres to our community. Plan your next family outing or night out around a show at a favorite local spot for music and fun.

The Birchmere

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Where: Alexandria

Why we love it: The Birchmere is legendary for launching the careers of many folk, jazz, and country performers in the area. The Music Hall is open for all ages and features a full kitchen to keep you fueled for a full night of music.

Can’t-miss show this summer: Paul Thorn “Ain’t Love Strange” 20th Anniversary Tour on Friday, May 31

EagleBank Arena

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Where: Fairfax

Why we love it: George Mason University’s EagleBank Arena brings entertainment to students and the Northern Virginia community alike. The arena is home to more than just basketball and commencement ceremonies. It has also hosted performers like Bruce Springsteen, Keith Urban, and Disney on Ice.

Can’t-miss show this summer: Wisin y Yandel: Como Antes Tour on Friday, June 14

Jammin Java

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Where: Vienna

Why we love it: Jammin Java was named by The Washington Post as the “classiest music club” in the DMV. In addition to national and locally renowned touring artists, this intimate venue also features family-oriented performers every Friday morning and select Saturday mornings.

Can’t-miss show this summer: Zealyn on Sunday, June 23

Ned Divine’s Irish Sports Pub

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Where: Herndon

Why we love it: When it comes to finding local, live music, Ned’s Divine is worth the trip. This family-owned restaurant in Herndon offers Irish classic comfort foods, beer and live music bands every Friday night. Get a sitter for the kids and enjoy Country Night every Thursday and a live DJ every Saturday evening.

Can’t-miss show this summer: Visit Ned Divine’s website to stay tuned in to upcoming shows.

The State Theatre

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Where: Falls Church

Why we love it: The State Theatre brings comedy, musicians, and more to Falls Church. You can enjoy the performances from the main level, balcony seats, or the dining area. The majority of shows here are 18+, so you can treat your special someone to a night out.

Can’t-miss show this summer: Sister Hazel on Saturday, September 7

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

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Where: Vienna

Why we love it: Wolf Trap National Park offers multiple venues including the Filene Center, The Barns, and the Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods. Between the three, the park hosts more than 100 performances throughout the year. The partnership between the Wolf Trap Foundation and the National Park Service allows visitors to enjoy the 117-acre park while seeing performances making it a one-of-a-kind venue right in our backyard.

Can’t-miss show this summer: Earth, Wind & Fire on Tuesday, July 2

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