2018 Entertainment & Stage Shows
Burke Centre Festival
Entertainment and Shows
September 8 & 9, 2018

ALEX RHOADS A native of Burke Centre who performs locally, both solo and with the band, Spectra. Her performances consist of a blend of alternative and classic rock favorites along with her original songs. In 2016, she released a full-length solo album entitled, “All This Time”, which can be found on iTunes. That same year, she received a silver award for her song, “You Thought You Were”, in the Rock category of the Mid-Atlantic Song contest.  Alex is excited about returning to the Festival for her 14th year!

- A children’s dance program presented by Burke Racquet & Swim Club that launched in Fall 2013. Our classes include learning ballet & jazz vocabulary, and a variation of dance moves. It is our passion to teach dance in a non-competitive atmosphere. By creating a fun environment, our students will have the freedom to express themselves through dance!

BIRDS OF PREY SHOW (SATURDAY) - This amazing display/live bird show is an all-time Festival favorite! The Maryland Department of Natural Resources presents Scales & Tales, an environmental education program of the Maryland Park Service, affording people the opportunity to see live wildlife, mostly native to Maryland, up close and personal. This informative​and entertaining program uses live non-releasable birds of prey and reptiles to promote stewardship of our wildlife and other natural resources. Through the “tales” of how these animals come into the care of the program, Scales & Tales naturalists discuss very important environmental issues, such as loss of habitat, environmental pollution, resource management and biodiversity.

DANCE XONE EXTREME (pictured) - The Festival Team is thrilled to welcome back the exciting dance teams from Dance Xone Extreme! 
Founded in 2000, Dance Xone offers training in all styles of dance for girls and boys ages 3 & up. Classes in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, poms, hip hop, musical theater, Irish & more. Dancers of all ages, styles and levels from beginner, recreational to the competitive dancer, with four levels of performance companies. Saturday (9/8/18) - 11:15 AM


DELANEY HALL BAND - Guitarist Steve Delaney and bass guitarist Mark Hall have been performing classic and original rock music together throughout Northern Virginia since 2005. Drummer Steve Keister joined them in 2014. Their current lineup is rounded out by recent additions Eric Atwell on guitar, and vocalist, Kathy Mancini. They return to the Burke Centre Festival this year with their signature blend of guitars and vocal harmonies.

What a wonderful performance they provided at the recent Conservancy-sponsored Summer Pool Luau! Not only teaching visitors how to dance the Hula, the dancers also shared background details about the origins of the various dances. The Festival Team warmly welcomes back these popular Hula Dancers to the main stage this year. 

HIDDEN POND NATURE CENTER - Acres of undisturbed woodland, quiet trails, splashing streams and a tranquil pond are just a few of the reasons to visit Hidden Pond Nature Center. Tucked away in Springfield, Hidden Pond is a neighborhood haven filled with wondrous things. Hidden Pond, at 25 acres, lies adjacent to the much larger Pohick Stream Valley Park which boasts over 700 acres. A new 2000-foot trail and bridge has connected the two parks, so that many more neighbors and guests can visit the Hidden Pond Nature Center as well as the pond, streams, wetlands, woods and other quiet places that these preserves have to offer. See them both days at this year’s Festival as well!

- Can we achieve a higher level of creativity and success through the power of our own mind? Hypnotist and comedian, Marc Hausman, believes so. Join him for a fun, entertaining and family-friendly show about the power of positive visualization.

I HEART RADIO Booth - Sunday only, 11 AM-5 PM! Lots of free giveaways, including concert tickets, and more!

JEAN LABELLE RETURNS TO THE WINE GARDEN STAGE as a featured show this year with another unforgettable classic rock performance planned for audiences young and old.

offers the Onoe style of Japanese classical dance. Wearing a range of costumes from elaborate to simple kimonos, the faces and hands are powdered brilliant white for classical dances, or highlighted with simple make-up for traditional folk and popular selections. The dances are usually scenes or a series of sketches depicting a character in conflict or blissful harmony; and showcase movements that are highly stylized, earthbound and close to the body.

 will open the wine garden at 5 PM on Saturday, Sept. 8! Larry picked up the guitar at age 16 and soon 
after performed original music at a local radio station. A member of the Songwriters of Washington DC, which is a great community of aspiring writers. Lead singer, rhythm guitar, bass player for the “Never Too Late” band which had a great run from 2005-2010. Lead Singer, rhythm guitar for “Delaney, Hall & Saenz” from 2012-2015. Currently performing solo with the ability to bring three part harmonies, loops and more for an enjoyable show.

LEGACY BRASS BAND - Patriotic and Americana music prelude to the opening flag-raising ceremony at Saturday morning, 9:30 AM. Please note that no ticket sales or rides will start until after the ceremony at 10 AM.

- based at Ekoji Buddhist Temple in Fairfax Station, Virginia – has been entertaining audiences throughout the DC Metropolitan area since 1994. Their kumi daiko (ensemble drumming) performance illustrates the energy and athleticism that this musical form requires. Pieces include traditional festival songs as well as more contemporary compositions. Nen Daiko has performed at events throughout the greater Washington D.C. area including the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Sakura Matsuri, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Japanese American Memorial, the National Building Museum, the Sackler Museum, the Helen Hayes Gallery at the National Theatre, and as the featured musical group on cable television. Most recently, Nen Daiko was honored to perform at the North America Taiko Conference’s Taiko Jam concert. For more information, please check out their web site at http://nendaiko.org.

PHIL SELZ - 1st time playing at the Burke Centre Festival Wine Garden! Long-time Burke Centre resident performs a wide range of songs from the 60s to current hits. Recently played at the Burke Centre Conservancy's 500th Board meeting.

ROANOKE - Roanoke is a rising Folk/Americana band based out of Nashville, TN. Lead by Joey Beesley and Taylor Dupuis, the two come together to create rich harmonies and unforgettable songs of love, heartbreak, and exploration. Roanoke uses their undeniable musical chemistry to create a unique and captivating sound full of cultural influences, roots instrumentation, and catchy, memorable melodies. Roanoke has struck a balance between the narrative songwriting of folk, the ear candy appeal of pop, and the roots authenticity of country music.  Their soaring harmonies will provide immediate appeal to fans of bands like The Civil Wars, The Lumineers, or The Head and the Heart. With their growing fan base, and energetic live show, they are set to shake the alternative Americana Folk scene in no time. www.roanokeband.com

The Festival Team is pleased to feature these three bandmates who grew up in Northern VA. Boogie and Coach, best friends since they were four years old, and “Williebob” appeared on the scene in high school. The three have been making music ever since, and in 2005, Rocknoceros was born, and has since dominated the DC children’s music scene and has gained significant national recognition as well. Visit www.rocknoceros.com.

SUB-RADIO - Washington, DC’s Sub-Radio makes catchy, danceable indie pop that’s always expanding its boundaries. The sextet’s high-energy live performances and variety of outstanding vocalists have put them on the map up and down the East Coast. The band’s clean guitars, dancefloor rhythms, and powerful vocals have garnered comparisons to established indie pop acts like WALK THE MOON and MisterWives. Multiple songs have been recognized in national songwriting competitions, and Sub-Radio has gigged heavily across the region, playing at events such as Capital PRIDE, LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival, Celebrate Fairfax and Firefly Music Festival 2017. Following the success of their 2016 debut Same Train//Different Station, the band embarked on a series of monthly singles from April to September 2017. Their most recent EP Headfirsttackles the 21st-century struggle to define relationships and find a community from the offbeat perspective they’ve cultivated in their 10+ years of writing together.

- Based in Fairfax, Virginia, the home to the Virginia Ballet Company and the IMPACT Dance Company that specialize in contemporary dance. Dance classes are offered to ladies and gentlemen from ages 3 through mature adults. Classes include ballet, modern dance, hip hop and more.

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