Acoustic on the Green

2009 July 16
by Chuck Shotton

AOTGOne of the great things about Leesburg is the number of live events that happen every weekend. The trick is being able to find them all. It used to be a real challenge to find live music in town and to learn about the local talent. A few years ago, a group of downtown merchants got together with local musicians and started Acoustic on the Green, a series of live performances on the lawn in front of town hall. What started as a somewhat informal series of outdoor performances on Saturday nights has grown into an amazing concert series that provides lovers of live, local music with a great way to see their favorite artists right in the middle of downtown Leesburg.

The series is free, and open to anyone who can get their blankets and lawn chairs spread out fast enough to claim a spot. Concert start at 7 PM and usually last until around 9. Since it’s right next door to the town parking garage, and right around the corner from numerous restaurants, it’s easy to make an evening of it. Stop in to La Lou’s, China King,¬†or Leesburg Restaurant for a quick bite, catch the performance, then wander up to Shoe’s for a cup of coffee and dessert before calling it a night. Can’t beat that for a nice summer evening in Leesburg!

One Response
  1. 2:10pm July 16 2009
    KurlyHairedB permalink

    Would have to agree wholeheartedly. AOTG is a wonderful event that deserves all the praise that it is receiving. Stilson Greene should be loudly praised and applauded for the hard work and dedication that he has put into making this a premier summertime event in Leesburg.

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