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Harris Pavilion logoEnjoy toe-tapping free concerts, festivals, the Thursday Farmer's Market, and fun for all ages during the summer season at The Harris Pavilion in the heart of Historic Downtown Manassas. 

While visiting the Harris Pavilion, enjoy a variety of dining and shopping in Historic Downtown. The Pavilion is just a one-minute walk from the Manassas Train Depot and the VRE parking garage, which is available for free parking after 10 a.m. In November, lace up your skates for another season of ice skating at the Pavilion.

If you want to stay connected about events in the Historic Downtown, text the word GoManassas (all one word) to 888-777. To learn about upcoming events in the city, visit www.visitmanassas.org.

The Harris Pavilion is available for private events. Find out more on the rental tab.

Are you interested in selling your wares at a Pavilion event? Please read about the Umbrella License.  

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APRIL

26-28 / One Love Celebration of Life with the Arts

check the schedule at: https://www.onelovemanassas.com/

27 / Manassas Reads / 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

The City of Manassas, Manassas City Public Schools and the Prince William Public Library System will host Manassas Reads. This is a reading and book give away event designed to share the joy of reading with the community. This free, family event features free books for all ages, local celebrity readers, local authors, reading activities, crafts, face painting, a photo booth, live music and more.  At last year’s Manassas Reads event, more than 6,000 books were given away to participants.  Books are available in both English and Spanish.

MAY

4 / MS 5K Walk / 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

11 / Viking Festival / 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Step back in time and enjoy this fun family friendly event and learn about Scandinavian history and  the Vikings. Multiple Viking reenactment groups will set up a Viking village on the Manassas Museum lawn and demonstrate daily life during the Viking era including battles and more. Musical and dance groups will perform at the Harris Pavilion.  

18 / Hustling in Heels Fashion Show / 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

19 / Community Band Festival / 2 - 6:15 p.m.

Prince William Community Band will host the annual Community Band Festival. Hear area favorites play throughout the afternoon.

21 / Acoustic Tuesdays with Mindy Miller / 7 p.m.

Mindy Miller is an unmistakable presence on stage, singing equal parts Country and Rock, with a grassroots style and a beautiful, lilting, yet powerful voice. 

28 / Acoustic Tuesdays with Shane Gamble / 7 p.m.

Singer/songwriter Shane Gamble’s music blends country, rock, pop, and Americana. He is building on the success of his recent single Beautiful Work, which cracked the Top 40 on the Billboard charts, and his breakout pop/country single Turn My Way which  reached  #1 on Sirius XM “The Highway.”

30 / Thursday Night Concert / 7 p.m.

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER!

Enjoy the the U.S. Navy Commodores jazz ensemble, which plays an eclectic mix of traditional big band music, exciting jazz vocal arrangements and  fresh new instrumental music.

JUNE

1 / Annual Heritage Railway Festival / 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

See elaborate train displays under the Pavilion that are part of the 25th annual festival.

4 / Acoustic Tuesdays with Chris Bone / 7 p.m.

The Bone Show is a one man band consisting of Chris Bowen, a Premier bass drum, a set of high hats with tambourine, a few mics and a Taylor guitar. This unique act plays your favorite classic rock tunes, some old and new country jams, and even some original material to brighten your days.

8 / Manassas Team Hope Walk & 5K Run / 8:30 a.m.

9 / Summer Sundaes Concert / 3 p.m. Postponed due to the weather

Listen to the Kings Park Concert Band, which plays light classics, marches, and popular compositions. Make your own sundae during the concert while supplies last.

11 / Acoustic Tuesdays with Shane Hines / 7 p.m.

Nashville based Indie-Pop Singer/Songwriter Shane Hines tours nationally with Corey Smith and Pat McGee as well as independently. His solo acoustic show is all about powerful vocals paired with a rockin' guitar.

15 / Saturday Night Concert & Adult Dance / 8 p.m.

Join Beatlemania Again for a musical journey back in time featuring over 30 of The Beatles greatest hits performed live on stage.

18 / Acoustic Tuesdays with Hayley Fahey / 7 p.m.

Hayley Fahey is a singer/songwriter with a soulful R & B sound that translates into passionate vocal performances with an indie-folk vibe.

22 / Saturday Night Concert & Adult Dance / 8 p.m.

Join the Special Occasions Band as they perform a wide variety of musical styles such as R&B, Jazz, Blues, Funk, Country, Latin, Pop, Gospel and Go-Go.

23 / Summer Sundaes Concert / 3 p.m.

Sway to the sounds of big band classics with the Nighthawk Swing Band, and make your own sundae while supplies last.

25 / Acoustic Tuesdays with Shane Gamble / 7 p.m.

Singer/songwriter Shane Gamble’s music blends country, rock, pop, and Americana. He is building on the success of his recent single Beautiful Work, which cracked the Top 40 on the Billboard charts, and his breakout pop/country single Turn My Way which  reached  #1 on Sirius XM “The Highway.”

30 / Summer Sundaes Concert / 3 p.m.

Enjoy favorite brass, woodwind, and percussion instrumental music with the Prince William Community Band, and make your own sundae while supplies last.

JULY

2 / Acoustic Tuesdays with Jason Masi / 7 p.m.

Although Jason Masi got his start with the Richmond-based rock group Jubeus, his solo career focuses on acoustic soul/r&b music. He has released two well-received albums and counts Bob Marley, Sting, Bill Withers, and The Beatles among his influences.

4 / Celebrate America Independence Day Celebration / 3 - 10 p.m.

Enjoy music and entertainment for all ages in Historic Downtown. See the latest schedule at visitmanassas.org

6 / SummerSounds Concert Series / 6:30 p.m.

Linwood Taylor hails from the Nation’s Capital Blues Scene, with one of the most highly respected names in the Blues Community and touring credits throughout the U.S. and European Blues circuits. Each year, the Center for the Arts, in partnership with Micron Technology Foundation offers this free concert series.   

7 / Artist Inventory Sale / 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

9 / Acoustic Tuesdays with Scott Kurt / 7 p.m.

Kurt's unique brand of country music blends the old school outlaw grit with elements of guitar-driven rock. The skillful storytelling behind his lyrics powered Kurt's single "American Man" to the iTunes Country Top 40 in 2016.

13 / Saturday Night Concert & Adult Dance / 8 p.m.

The Classic Spotlight Band plays Rock, Pop, Blues, and Soul with a little Country, and aims to get you up and dancing.

16 / Acoustic Tuesdays with Timmie Metz / 7 p.m.

Timmie Metz plays from an extensive song list that includes classics from The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, the Rolling Stones, and many contemporary pop and country stars.

20 / SummerSounds Concert Series / 6:30 p.m.

Shenandoah Run is a 9-piece, D.C.-based band with a vision—to keep folk music alive and fresh! Their performances pay tribute to vintage Americana and contemporary folk music, with a little country thrown into the mix. Each year, the Center for the Arts, in partnership with Micron Technology Foundation offers this free concert series.  

21 / Summer Sundaes Concert / 3 p.m.

Join the St. Thom Cats Swing Band for traditional “big band” music, playing the classic swing, Latin and jazz favorites made famous by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, as well as more recent jazz and fusion tunes, and enjoy an ice cream treat during the concert while supplies last.

CANCELLED - 23 / Acoustic Tuesdays with Shane Gamble / 7 p.m.

Singer/songwriter Shane Gamble’s music blends country, rock, pop, and Americana. He is building on the success of his recent single Beautiful Work, which cracked the Top 40 on the Billboard charts, and his breakout pop/country single Turn My Way which  reached  #1 on Sirius XM “The Highway.”

28 / Summer Evening Concert / 6:30 p.m. - 

Enjoy a free concert with Mars Rodeo, a band that plays Alternative/Indie Rock and original songs. The band plays rock covers from the 1960’s to today’s greatest hits and artists from Aretha Franklin to The Zombies to Bob Marley.

30 / Acoustic Tuesdays with Shawn Owen / 7 p.m.

Professional snowboarder turned songwriter, Shawn plays a home brewed style of punk-rock reggae music while manning guitar and vocals. Bob Marley, along with Sublime and Jack Johnson have helped shape Shawn’s unique sound.

AUGUST

3 / SummerSounds Concert Series / 6:30 p.m.

The Sol Roots band performs a mix of New Orleans funk, raw blues, energetic rock, deep grooves, and southern soul. Sol is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who has toured with many roots, funk, and blues legends around the world as a part of Music Maker Revue. Each year, the Center for the Arts, in partnership with Micron Technology Foundation, offers this free concert series.

4 / Summer Sundaes Concert / 3 p.m.

The 257th Army Band, “The Band of the Nation’s Capital” is a unit of the District of Columbia Army National Guard. Noteworthy performances include musical support for the Inauguration of President Obama, and events around the world. Enjoy a free choice of ice cream while supplies last (limit 1 per person).

6 / Acoustic Tuesdays with Gary Smallwood / 7 p.m.

Gary Smallwood plays Classic Rock, Country Rock, soulful Blues Rock or what he likes to call “flat out guitar-driven blues-infused rural contemporary music.” He sometimes incorporates soul, R&B, funk, country and ‘show tunes’ into his playlist, and has shared the stage with such greats as the Marshall Tucker Band, The Outlaws, and Bret Michaels.

8 / Thursday Night Concert / 7 p.m.

The Navy Band Sea Chanters is the United States Navy’s official chorus. The ensemble performs a variety of music ranging from traditional choral music, including sea chanteys and patriotic fare, to opera, Broadway, and contemporary music.

10 / Saturday Night Concert & Adult Dance  / 8 p.m.

Do you recognize the Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller, Harry James, and Rosemary Clooney–to name a few Big Band legends? How about “Moonlight Serenade,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “I’ve Heard that Song Before,” or “Mambo Italiano”? If you do, then you’d love to hear the Silver Tones Swing Band!

11 / Summer Sundaes Concert / 3 p.m.

Join the Washington Balalaika Society, the largest orchestra of Russian folk instruments in North America, which patterns its sound and repertoire after the great orchestras of Russia while at the same time continuing to explore new kinds of music and new musical possibilities for this fascinating family of instruments. Enjoy a free choice of ice cream while supplies last (limit 1 per person).

13 / Acoustic Tuesdays with Jason Teach / 7 p.m.

The singer/songwriter Jason Teach has been playing and performing for the last 20 years, and his current band, Lucy,  has recorded and released two albums, Curiosity and Second to None. His playlist includes diverse songs from artists such as Elvis, Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Pearl Jam, Green Day, and Nirvana.

15 / Thursday Night Concert / 7 p.m.

Moonlight Jazz Orchestra performing.

17/ Annual Community Day Festival for First Baptist Church / 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

17 / SummerSounds Concert Series / 6:30 p.m.

Listen to international saxophonist Kareem Walkes, “Lil’ Maceo,” who is quickly becoming one of contemporary jazz’s most thrilling and emotive performers, and continues to stand out and push boundaries as a composer, performer, and recording artist. Each year, the Center for the Arts, in partnership with Micron Technology Foundation offers this free concert series.

18 / Summer Sundaes Concert / 3 p.m.

Join the Manassas Symphony, the area's premier community-service symphony orchestra, for a concert blending local and national artists, and popular and classical music in a family-friendly atmosphere. Enjoy a free choice of ice cream while supplies last (limit 1 per person).

20 / Acoustic Tuesdays with Shane Gamble / 7 p.m.

Singer/songwriter Shane Gamble’s music blends country, rock, pop, and Americana. He is building on the success of his recent single Beautiful Work, which cracked the Top 40 on the Billboard charts, and his breakout pop/country single Turn My Way which  reached  #1 on Sirius XM “The Highway.”

24 / CREW Young Adult Ministry of First Baptist Church Manassas presents Summer Gospel Jam! / 4 – 11 p.m.

25 / Summer Sundaes Concert / 3 p.m.

Music You Didn't Know You Knew - Come listen as Prince William Community Band plays melodies from movies, TV shows and commercials and discover interesting facts to music you have heard many times in many places.  Enjoy a free ice cream while supplies last (limit 1 per person).

27 / Acoustic Tuesdays with Sharif / 7 p.m.

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Sharif enjoys playing intimate solo acoustic shows of his original material, or belting out cover tunes from a variety of genres. Sharif has had 300 songs licensed for film or TV, including Paradise from Surrogate Lovers in the WB's hit show Supernatural and Just Another from Surrogate Lovers in the A&E Emmy Award winning series, Intervention, and one of his covers was played on American Idol. 

29 / Thursday Night Concert / 7 p.m.

The United States Navy Band Country Current is the Navy’s premier country-bluegrass ensemble. The group is nationally renowned for its versatility and “eye-popping” musicianship, performing a blend of modern country music and cutting-edge bluegrass.  

31 / SummerSounds Concert Series / 6:30 p.m.

Experience Sweet Yonder, an all-women, bluegrass band -- think Steel Drivers meets the Carter Family.  They deliver a soulful punch in every performance with straight up instrumental attitude and truly inspiring vocal harmonies. The driving mix of banjo, mandolin, guitar, fiddle, and bass combined with powerful vocals makes this a show you don't want to miss. Each year, the Center for the Arts, in partnership with Micron Technology Foundation offers this free concert series.

SEPTEMBER

3 / Acoustic Tuesdays with James Britton / 7 p.m.

James has performed regularly at venues, festivals, bars, wineries, and breweries around D.C. and in the southeastern United States. James performs as a solo artist as well as with his original band, Throwing Plates. The guitarist and singer counts John Mayer, Jason Mraz, and Jamie Cullum among his influences.

7 / Great Strides 5K Walk – the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation / 9 a.m.

8 / Out of the Darkness Manassas Walk / 12:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

10 / Acoustic Tuesdays with Shane Gamble / 7 p.m.

Singer/songwriter Shane Gamble’s music blends country, rock, pop, and Americana. He is building on the success of his recent single Beautiful Work, which cracked the Top 40 on the Billboard charts, and his breakout pop/country single Turn My Way which  reached  #1 on Sirius XM “The Highway.”

21 / International Food Festival / 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Experience the food and culture of Ethiopian, Greek, Romanian, and Slavic communities. Admission is free; cost for food.

OCTOBER

5 / 37th Annual Manassas Fall Jubilee / 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

19 / Walk to End Alzheimers / 8:30 a.m.

26 / Haunted Happenings / 10 a.m. - 12 Noon

Enjoy games and activities at the Pavilion and trick-or-treating with Downtown merchants.