SummerNights Fun (and mostly free) ideas

Dagmar and the Seductones mix rock, roots and rockabilly Sunday in Vienna.
Dagmar and the Seductones mix rock, roots and rockabilly Sunday in Vienna. (Dagmar And The Seductones)
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Friday, June 6, 2008

The balmy nights of summer have arrived, and with them, many opportunities to lounge on a blanket and listen to great (and, most important, free) music. Sunday's show by Dagmar and the Seductones at the Vienna Town Green is an ideal place to start said lounging. A relatively new addition to Vienna, the expansive Town Green offers natural beauty and restrooms, making it the perfect blend of whimsy and convenience.

The entertainment is local, headlined by Andrea "Dagmar" Brown. She and her Seductones offer a fusion of classic high-voltage rock-and-roll, roots music and rockabilly that is sure to appeal to parents and is up-tempo enough to keep kids of all ages entertained. Many of the band's originals sound like '60s covers, but, hey, if this stuff got feet moving back then, it'll do the same thing now. Or heads moving, if feet will put a damper on that lounging. Bring blankets and chairs. Show starts at 6:30.

-- Karmah Elmusa and Fiona Zublin

Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. For more information, call 703-255-6360 or visit

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