There’s something sublime about a picnic blanket in a grassy field with live music. Reston has some excellent summer concerts at Reston Town Center and Lake Anne Plaza, but those two bustling, paved locations are lacking in a certain coziness. If you want to stretch out in the grass with some wine and music, you don’t have to head all the way out to wine country to do it. Just 15-20 minutes from Reston there is a lovely alternative.
I’ve heard mention of the weekly Concerts on the Green at Great Falls Village Centre, but I’d never been there to see one for myself. Last Sunday I went for the first time, to photograph the event for Modern Reston, and I ended up having a perfectly delightful summer evening.