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live at lena's

Join us for live music Tuesdays and Thursdays (6-9pm) at either Lena's Beer Garden or The Loft at Lena's!

Text MUSIC to 55323 to receive text updates about our music schedule and to join Lena's Fam Club and to get a FREE Lena's Giant Meatball or Spinach-Artichoke Dip.

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Reservations for The Loft at Lena's are recommended.

Seating at Lena's Beer Garden is on a first-come, first-served basis. Although Lena's Beer Garden is an outdoor space, it is equipped with heaters and a firepit!

In the case of inclement weather, live music on Tuesdays at Lena's Beer Garden will be moved to The Loft at Lena's.

If you are a group or individual who is interested in being considered for Live @ Lena's, please complete the form below.

JUNE 2023​​

Tuesday, June 6

6:00 - 9:00 PM

Lena's Beer Garden

Summer & Eric Duo

Tuesday, June 13

6:00 - 9:00 PM

Lena's Beer Garden

Melissa Quinn Fox

Tuesday, June 20

6:00 - 9:00 PM

Lena's Beer Garden

The Walkaways

Tuesday, June 27

6:00 - 9:00 PM

Lena's Beer Garden

Jay Byrd

Round About - an original Washington, DC-area pop/rock acoustic duo made up of Patrick Garrity and Aaron Lowenberger. Started in 2010 and spending over a decade as a four-piece rock band, they became a duo permanently following the recording of their fourth studio album, 2022’s Inner Voices & Curious Choices.

ilyAIMY (i love you And I Miss You) - A percussive acoustic rock animal hailing from Baltimore, MD.  Mixing genres from rock to folk to soul to bluegrass; flavors as varied as jazz and hip hop curl through what is undoubtedly one of the most exciting sounds in today’s folk(ish) music scene. 


Melissa Quinn Fox - A singer/songwriter from Pittsburgh, PA, with deep roots in both Country and Americana music.  She is known best for her story-driven songs and powerful vocals.  Capturing the attention of her audience through her charismatic live performances, Melissa continues to inspire listeners to find gratitude in every moment.

Tobago Bay Calypso Trio - Northern Virginia’s Hot Calypso band featuring music from the Caribbean and the sound of steel drums. A stylistically unique group from day one, with music ranging from Soca and Calypso to Latin, Pop and Jazz.

David Manley and Mauro Mir -  Guitarist David Manley and Brazilian Vocalist Mauro Mir share their love for Brazilian jazz with their personalized interpretation of this South American indigenous music. 

Delta Spur - Delta Spur is DC/MD/VA's hottest country band, performing Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Zac Brown, Keith Urban, as well as other country favorites.  A Delta Spur show is an energetic performance of fresh, modern country music; mixing the fun and excitement of a party band with country songs you want to hear.

Classic Soul Duo - This bass and guitar singing duo covers all your favorite 70s and 80s soul and funky style Jazz grooves with a little Motown thrown in. 

Vaughn Ambrose and Michael Pavone Jazz Duo - Join Alexandria’s own Vaughn Ambrose and Michael Pavone on guitar for a swinging evening exploring the music of the Great American Songbook, and compositions by some of Jazz history’s most celebrated artists.

Trifilio Tango - International bandoneonist and prolific tango composer, Argentinian Emmanuel Trifilio brings a fresh perspective to the traditional tango sound, both in performance and composition to Lena’s Loft!


Manley & Paddock - Guitarist Dave Manley and vocalist Landon Paddock share their interpretation of classic jazz standards, Brazilian tunes and a few well known pop songs.  

Tobago Bay Calypso Solo Pans - Showcasing Northern Virginia’s Hot Calypso band member, Stacey Loggins. Stacey will feature music from the Caribbean and the sound of steel drums. A stylistically unique performance, with music ranging from Soca and Calypso to Latin, Pop and Jazz.

Adrian Duke Project - a piano player/ singer / songwriter in the New Orleans musical tradition of Professor Longhair, James Booker & Dr. John.  Add to that voice that is infused with a startling imprint of early Atlantic sides of Ray Charles, and what you get just begins to describe what’s in Duke’s bag as a performer and composer.  Where New Orleans blues, classic soul, and American collide is where he lives.

Mark Desrochers - An accomplished singer/acoustic guitarist performing classic favorites from Van Morrison, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffet and more.

Sara Zhu and Austin Stable Jazz - This DMV based trio features Sara Zhu on vocals/flute, Austin Stable on guitar and Zack Pride on Acoustic Bass. Specialize in swing-era standards and selections from the great American Song.

Jon Steele Trio - Bassist Jon Steele leads his traditional jazz trio through the standards of the great American Songbook.

Rodney Richards - Join Washington DC’s own Rodney Richards as he shares the rich DC jazz tradition. The trio plays jazz standards of Legendary DC jazz artists including Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway.

The Walkaways - The Walkaways are a metropolitan DC-based band, making original music since 2006 with a sound has
been called "alt-country" (Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Washingtonian Magazine). Their songs draw even more broadly, however, from Americana, folk, roots rock, country, indie, and classic rock. Key influences include Ryan Adams,
Son Volt, Wilco, Springsteen, Uncle Tupelo, Josh Ritter, The Band, and Old 97s. 

Tedd Baker Jazz Trio -“The saxophonist Tedd Baker, one of the most revered on the D.C. scene, has toured the world as part of the State Department’s Jazz Ambassadors program and is a member of the U.S. Air Force jazz band, the Airmen of Note. But when he steps in front of his own combo, Baker’s liable to bring the house down; he has a broad, powerful tone and a sure-footed improvisational attack that winds and zags. It’s confident and questioning, all at once.” - Giovanni Russonello, 

SASH Duo - an adventurous collaboration between Sarah Hughes on alto and soprano saxophones, vocals, and tap dancing and bassist Steve Arnold. Repertoire includes jazz standards, free improvisation, and arrangements of other well-loved music.

Amy K. Bormet (Jazz Trio) - an in-demand pianist, vocalist, and composer. The quintet from her debut album, Striking, was featured as part of the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival at the Kennedy Center. As an advocate for women in music, Amy created the Washington Women in Jazz Festival in 2011 and continues to serve as executive director. One of Amy K Bormet's latest projects, Ephemera, is a platform for her new art songs with improvisation.

Summer and Eric Duo - finalist for the “Best of Loudon,” Summer and Eric Duo bring their contemporary music style steeped in country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B and the blues to Lena’s Beer Garden.

Musician Form

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If you would like to be considered to play at Live @ Lena's, please complete the form below. Musicians can only be acoustic. Singing is permitted, but a microphone is not. Jazz, strings or guitar are preferred. Thank you for your interest!

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