Tuesday, March 09, 2010

2010 Celebrate Fairfax Headliners Announced

Celebrate Fairfax announced the headliners to its 29th annual festival, which will take place June 11-13 at the Fairfax County Government Center in Fairfax, Virginia.

Friday, June 11 at 8:00pm – RUSTED ROOT
Saturday, June 12 at 3:00pm – CAROLINA LIAR
Saturday, June 12 at 8:00pm – KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND
Sunday, June 13 at 4:30pm – JOSH THOMPSON and JIMMY WAYNE

Not that you need my opinion on these performers, but I’m sharing my thoughts anyway.

Rusted Root – This is my wheelhouse. Rusted Root was the biggest band in Pittsburgh when I grew up in said city. I have their tapes (yes, tapes) and saw them in concert several times. However, I haven’t seen them perform in almost 15 years. Call it nostalgia, but I can’t wait to see them live.

Carolina Liar – “Show Me What I’m Looking For” is a great song. I honestly can’t tell you any other of their songs, but I’m a big fan of this one.

KC & The Sunshine Band – This is the most intriguing band of the group. If KC & The Sunshine Band played at Wolf Trap or somewhere else in the Washington DC area, I wouldn’t blink an eye (meaning that I wouldn’t go). However, for $12 or less (depending on when you purchase tickets) at Celebrate Fairfax, I’m excited to see them. Seriously, I don’t think I would ever seek out a KC concert but if they’re in my back yard for a cheap price as part of an event with other bands and activities, I’m there!

Josh Thompson and Jimmy Wayne – I have no idea who these people are. Is Josh Thompson the son of former Pittsburgh Pirates’ first baseman Jason Thompson? Does Jimmy Wayne have a brother that plays for the Indianapolis Colts? Anyone?

So there you have the 2010 Celebrate Fairfax headliners. For more about the festival, please check out the Celebrate Fairfax website. I’m sure that I’ll have more about the festival as it gets closer.


Gilahi said...

I wouldn't go see KC & The Sunshine Band if they paid me $12.00.

Krista said...

Rusted Root?? Really?? How could I miss that??

Sean said...

Gilahi - I may pay you $12 to see KC & The Sunshine Band and attend the festival. At the very least, you could have a good story/blog post.

Krista - I think we need to organize a Pittsburghers in DC reunion for the Rusted Root concert.