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An innovative collaboration of visual and performing arts and education in the unique historic setting of the former DC prison.

Third Annual Independence Day Concert & Fireworks

Event Date: 
Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 3:00pm to 10:00pm
Free, $10 parking fee per car
Campus Wide

Bring your family and friends to the Workhouse for a day of fun, food, free live music and of course a spectacular fireworks show!

Free Fireworks Display at Dusk
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a spectacular fireworks display. 




Tour the Artist Studios & Galleries until 8:30PM
Meet the artists and watch them work. Purchase original art and support the arts in your community. Look At Me: How Veterans View Themselves, a military art show featuring works by veterans and service members will be on display in the McGuireWoods Gallery in Building W-16. 


FeelFree at 3PM in the Rizer Pavilion
Local musicians FeelFree will open the Rizer Pavilion stage with their genre-bending reggae rhythms, jazz harmonies, and blues-tinged guitar. Their catchy & soulful vocal melodies amidst funky, hard-hitting horn lines are sure to have the young and young at heart wiggling and grooving to the beat. Click here to visit their website and learn more. 

Caravan of Thieves at 7PM in the Rizer Pavilion
As a part of the Mount Vernon Nights Summer Concert Series, Caravan of Thieves will be bringing driving gypsy jazz rhythms with acoustic guitars, an upright bass and a violin. You won't want to miss this dazzling, theatrical performance! Click here to visit their website and learn more.


Onsite Food Vendors:

Fred's BBQ

BBQ Near U

Kettlecorn Guy

Sarah's Snowballs

Paradise Ice Cream

Jays Vending

We still have a few vendor spaces available.  If you are interested, or know someone who may be interested in this opportunity please contact Kevin Peck, Director of Special Events at the Workhouse: kevinpeck@workhousearts.org or 703-584-2929

Visitors will be able to purchase food, snacks, and beverages onsite. Limited seating will be available in the Rizer Pavilion. Please note that no outside alcohol is permitted; beer and wine will be available for purchase. The Fireworks and Concert are free, but there is a $10 parking fee per vehicle for this event (CASH ONLY). Please arrive early--we are expecting a great turnout for this event. 

Thank you to our sponsors!


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