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Musical lineup announced for MPAartfest

Festival is slated for Oct. 1 in McLean Central Park

McLean Project for the Arts has released the lineup and programming for MPAartfest 2023, set for Oct. 1 at McLean Central Park.

“Featuring everything from nu jazz/progressive soul to a female blues supergroup and a 15-piece youth swing big band, the MPAartfest Music Stage schedule offers something for every age and musical interest,” organizers said.

Blues Alley Youth Orchestra will kick off the day at 10 a.m., followed by jazz/progressive soul singer Alison Crockett at 11 a.m.

Folk-blues singer-songwriter Bobby Thompson will perform at noon, while at 1 p.m., blues, zydeco, funk, gospel and more are blended and distilled into the unique sounds of Little Red & The Renegades.

The Honey Larks will take the stage at 2 p.m., performing roots music with strong vocal harmonies. Taisha Estrada will close out the music stage at 3 p.m., performing Latin music and jazz.

The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 1, with McLean Central Park transformed into a lively landscape of mini art galleries showcasing and offering for sale the work of acclaimed artists from the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.

MPAartfest 2023 is presented by the McLean Project for the Arts, with the help of lead community sponsor, McLean Community Center, and through partnership with Fairfax County Park Authority. Mars is the presenting corporate sponsor.

Admission is free. For information, see the Website at