Tiki Tune Thursdays

Hello everybody and welcome to Tiki Tunes Thursday! On Thursday’s leading up to the Festival, we’re going to spotlight a song from past performers and upcoming performers at this year’s Celebrate Fairfax! Festival.

Today we’re going to be spotlighting 3 bands that will be performing this year on our Shock Top Rock Stage on Friday night, June 9th.

Our first spotlight song is “Waiting” by Brighter the Moon.

Brighter the Moon is a past performer at Celebrate Fairfax! and we are beyond excited to have them return.  They will be performing on Shock Top Rock at 7:15 PM.

Our spotlight song from Wild Planes is “Time is on The Run!”

Wild Planes is a first time performer at this year’s Festival and we cannot wait to see them perform on Friday night. Wild Planes will be performing at 8:30 PM.

Our last spotlight song today is “Cradle” by His Dream of Lions.

His Dream of Lions performed last year the the Festival and will be performing this year following Sub-Radio on Shock Top Rock at 11:00 PM.

We think this line-up will be a great start to the weekend! We hope you enjoy the Tiki Tunes!  Stay tuned, there’s only 9 more Tiki Tune Thursday’s and 105 performers left to spotlight until the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival kicks off!





Music Monday’s

Hello everyone and welcome to our first official Music Monday of 2017! We are so beyond excited for our festival this year and hope that you are getting excited as well. Through our Music Monday’s, we hope to build more hype around the artists that we spotlight on the previous Thursday, that being said…

The first band that we would like to showcase in our Music Monday is..



From left to right: Michael Chinen (guitar), Barry Siford (bass), Michael Pereira (drums), John Fengya (keys), Adam Bradley (lead vocals) & Matt Prodanvich (guitar)

Sub-Radio has played at our festival multiple times and we are happy to have them back for the 2017 Festival! They originated in Sterling, VA and have been gaining well-deserved recognition throughout the DMV and East Coast. This six piece pop-rock band’s eccentric sound will make you get up and move your feet.

Recently, a few of us over here at Celebrate Fairfax had the opportunity to go see them live at Sauf-Haus in D.C which was amazing!

Sub-Radio performing their song ‘Caroline’ at Sauf-Haus in DC on 2/18/17

Sub-Radio Interview

 Because the guys of Sub-Radio are so cool, they let us interview them before their set. Due to some technical difficulties, we weren’t able to record it but it was still great nonetheless. So let’s kick it off! Our first question was:

How did you meet?

The band formed organically in high school then pulled some others in while they would practice in basements.

Biggest inspiration?

We didn’t really specify whether this answer had to be musically or just in general so the answers varied based off each member. Overall their inspirations were: Mike Tyson, Walk The Moon, Two Door Cinema Club, and “dance music that means something”.

If one song was the soundtrack of your life, what would it be?

How Far I’ll Go – from Disney’s Moana

Pursuit of Happiness – Kid Cudi

Work This Body – Walk the Moon

Crazy in Love – Beyonce & Jay-Z

Tubthumping – Chumbawamba

We played a quick game of this or that, the bold text is the answer from the majority of the band members.

Nutella OR Peanut Butter

Coke OR Pepsi

NSYNC* or Backstreet Boys

Chance the Rapper or Childish Gambino

Favorite Carnival ride?

They all collectively agreed that the photobooth was one of their favorite carnival attractions but the Drop Tower could be a close second.

Our last question was, how do you #Celebrate?

Which was answered by Matt, their guitarist who said that the band’s favorite way to #celebrate was by watching Netflix with his pets. 

Sub-Radio will be playing shows all over the DMV area before our festival so make sure to check them out if you get the chance to, you won’t be disappointed. You can also see them at Firefly Festival the weekend following the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival.

Below are links to their website/ social media/ etc. Be sure not to miss them on Friday, June 9th on our Shock Top Rock Stage @ 9:45PM!! 🙂

Website: https://www.sub-radio.com/home

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/subradioband

Twitter: https://twitter.com/subradioband

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/subradioband/




We want YOU…on August 13that the Workhouse BrewFest!

Join us for a fun-filled summer day at the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center and enjoy over 80+ local & regional brews, spirits, wines, and ciders. While sipping your cold craft brew, take the opportunity to view the vibrant art exhibitions, take tours of the former Lorton prison site, listen to live entertainment on 3 stages, learn about beer at TapTalks educational workshops, grab a bite to eat at one of the 15+ gourmet food trucks or be a kid again and play some of the giant lawn games!

Tickets available at: http://www.workhousearts.org/brewfest-tickets/.


If you would like to lend a helping hand, we are still in need of volunteers! Each volunteer receives free on-site parking, a souvenir tasting glass, a BrewFest volunteer t-shirt, and free admission to the event afterward the completion of their shift. The last volunteer shift receives everything mentioned above as well as a free specialty brew from the HopStar lounge and you’ll already have parking for the Claire Lynch Show for the Mount Vernon Nights Concert at 7:00pm. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at Amanda.Rekenthaler@fairfaxcounty.gov or go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4faaa62da1f85-volunteer to sign up directly.


Hope to see you all there!



FINAL CHANCE to purchase your WORKHOUSE BREWFEST tickets before prices go up Monday night at midnight!
Give your wallet a break and buy your tickets for the first-ever Workhouse BrewFest before 11:59 pm. The Brewfest consists of 30+ breweries, several distilleries, cideries, and wineries, all providing tastes of their various choices. Entertainment on three stages, beer education ‘taste talks,’ 15+ food trucks, and access to all of the Workhouse Arts Center galleries are available at the Brewfest.

Release Your Inner VIP!

We’ll treat you like a rock star (without the paparazzi!) at the Workhouse Brewfest, Saturday, August 13th.  VIP treatment includes extra tastes and early access to the festival.  Enjoy 3 stages of performances, food trucks, life-sized lawn games, expert TapTalks with breweries and other beer industry professionals.  More info at the Workhouse BrewFest tickets page. 


Be a HopStar!

On August 13th, Lorton Workhouse Arts Center will be hosting their first-ever Workhouse BrewFest in coordination with Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. Now that tickets are on sale, what’s the best way to celebrate? Being a HopStar is one way to get involved in everything good! With the HopStar package, you will be granted 2 hour early admission at 10 am. Who doesn’t love tastings for 8 hours, especially when you are given unlimited 4 ounce taste tickets, along with a souvenir glass? You will also receive access to the HopStar lounge, an indoor facility (air conditioned, of course) with VIP restrooms, catering, snacks & specialty tastes from selected breweries. A free BrewFest Growler for first 350 purchasers will make for a more exciting day when you only have to pay half-price for growler fill at participating breweries. And, like everyone else though, you will be able to enjoy the live entertainment, food vendors, exhibitors, lawn games, workshops, artists’ studios and much more! See you there!


Red, White and Brew!

As this Independence Day is quickly approaching, Celebrate Fairfax, Inc., are excited to be working in coordination with the Workhouse Arts Foundation to host their inaugural Workhouse BrewFest, which is set to take place on Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia!

The historic site will spotlight over 45 craft brews from Northern Virginia and throughout the Commonwealth. Additional craft brews from the region, including DC, Maryland, and West Virginia will also be selected for the event.

Among all of the craft beers will be craft beer-focused exhibits, gourmet food trucks, workshops and interactive displays. The Festival will also highlight more than 20 performances and demonstrations on 3 stages, with an exceptional line-up of popular regional performers, 45+ craft breweries, cideries and wineries and engaging programs like the “Workhouse Brew of the Year.”

Also, with the 4th of July weekend coming rapidly, here are a couple ideas of things to do this weekend in Fairfax County!