Groovin' on the Pike: After Hours at the Library
First Friday Dance Parties are back at the Columbia Pike Branch Library!
Visit the Columbia Pike Branch Library on the First Friday of each month from 7 - 9 p.m. for an after-hours, all ages dance party!
- October 4 - The Dave Kline Band featuring Lynn Veonneau blends the modern genres of rock, blues, jazz and folk with the cultural sounds of its diverse 4 piece ensemble featuring: Brit Dave Kline (electric violin), Colombian-American Fernando Mojica (electric guitar), Nigerian-American Olaolu Ajibade (drums), and Senegalese Etu Dieng (bass guitar). Recognized for its vibrant world sound, the Dave Kline Band highlights its contemporary vibe with ancient cultures including Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Latin America. With high-energy, all original instrumentals, the combustion creates a deep emotional impact with the audience.
- November 1 - De Sanguashington offers a variety of Colombian rhythms including vallenato, cumbia (popular folk music from Colombia’s Caribbean region), and tropi-pop (a blend of traditional musical forms with foreign Latin genres, such as salsa and merengue). Gaiteros de Sanguashington has emerged as one of the premier Colombian bands in the Washington, D.C. area, recognized and beloved by the Colombian and Latino community and those who enjoy international music.
- December 6 - The Grandsons are moving and shaking into their 3rd decade in the world of rock and roll! Recently, the group released their first ever holiday CD, Christmas with The Grandsons, and headlined at the world famous 930 Club in Washington DC. The roots rock quartet has performed extensively throughout the US, and has even toured internationally in Germany, France, Canada, Taiwan, and the British & US Virgin Islands. In 2012, the band received an Arts Envoy grant from the US State Department to perform for a week in El Salvador.
Please RSVP to receive an event reminder and to help us plan for refreshments and supplies.
For more information, call 703-228-5710. Co-sponsored by ArlingtonArts and Arlington Public Library.