The free Spotlight by Startlight summer concert series at Mason District Park is in full swing. There are shows every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday evening through the end of August.
In the first video, by Annandale resident Bob Kovacs, Swing Shift, a big band orchestra, performs the Frank Sinatra classic, “Come Fly With Me,” on July 2.
The second video highlights a performance by Solas, an Irish folk band, on June 29. The group plays the original song, “Michael Conway,” which tells the story of an Irish immigrant who travels to Montana to work in the copper mines and gets in trouble with the law. More concert videos by Kovacs can be found on the Annandale Arts You Tube channel.
Upcoming shows at Mason District Park include the NOVA Annandale Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, July 6; Trio Caliente on Wednesday, July 9; Wayne Henderson with Jeff Little and Helen White on Friday, July 11; and the National Concert Band of America on Sunday, July 13. All shows start at 7:30 p.m. Bring the kids to the park next Saturday for the Great Zucchini, 10:30 a.m.
The Spotlight by Starlight series also includes cultural heritage shows every Saturday, 7:30 p.m., all summer long at Ossian Hall Park in Annandale. The next show, July 14, features music and dance from West Africa.