2016 Celebrate Fairfax! Festival from June 10 to June 12 at Fairfax County Government Center

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Meagan Butkus

March 15, 2016

FAIRFAX, VA, March 15, 2016 –- Northern Virginia’s largest community-wide event, the 35
th annual Celebrate Fairfax! Festival, is set to take place June 10-12, 2016 on the grounds of the Fairfax County Government Center. The Celebrate Fairfax! Festival features 25 acres of amazing concerts, family programs, exhibits, thrilling carnival rides and nightly fireworks! Among the festival’s highlights are more than 130 performances on eight stages, with an exceptional line-up of national, regional and local artists. Included are three fantastic headlining performances:

2016 Headline Entertainment Schedule for the Bud Light Main Stage:

 Friday, June 10th at 8:00 p.m. Plain White T’s
The Plain White T’s kicked off their career in the Chicago suburbs, playing a mix of pop,
punk, and melody–‐driven rock & roll in basements and clubs across the metro area. A
decade–‐and–‐a–‐half later — with several thousand shows and a string of platinum –
selling singles, including the mega–‐hit “Hey There Delilah” (the 18th most downloaded
song of all time), under their belts. The guys haven’t stopped heading back to the
basement to dream up new sounds. There’s where the Plain White T’s put the finishing
touches on American Nights, the band’s first independent album since 2001.

 Saturday, June 11th at 8:00pm B-52s
It is well known that the B-52s are the World’s Greatest Party Band. And thirty years and
over twenty million albums into their career, there can be no doubt as to why The B-52s
remain among the most beloved rock stars ever. Any mystery concerning the longevity
and ongoing appeal of the band is immediately solved when exposed to a unique B-52s
concert experience. From the timeless gems of “Rock Lobster,” “Planet Claire” and
“Private Idaho” to the more recent classics “Channel Z,” “Love Shack” and “Roam”, the
B-52s’ unforgettable dance-rock tunes start a party every time their music begins.

 Sunday, June 12th at 4:30pm Living Colour
Living Colour is an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1984.
Stylistically, the band’s music is a creative fusion influenced by free jazz, funk, hard rock and heavy metal. The band’s debut album, “Vivid,” was released in 1988 on Epic
Records and reached #6 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. It featured “Cult of
Personality,” a #13 hit on the Billboard 200 Singles chart as well as the Top 40 hit,
“Glamour Boys.” “Cult of Personality” went on to earn the band their first Grammy
Award for Best Hard Rock Performance.

In addition to the outstanding entertainment schedule, there are plenty of enhancements to the festival programming at Celebrate Fairfax!, including areas such as the popular Silent Disco, the Fairfax County Karaoke Championship, the Fairfax County DockDogs Competition, VA Tourism LoveArtwork, Celebrate Fairfax 5k Race, Giant Maze, Pop-up Playground, Flamingo Frenzy Scavenger Hunt and the Emerging Artist Showcase, plus more than 60 carnival rides, games, and attractions, and over 30 food vendors with enough variety to please anyone! These fantastic attractions are some of the many programs
that Celebrate Fairfax! is so proud to host at this year’s festival.

General admission is available for all performances; shows are free with daily tickets to the event.

Advance tickets go on sale April 1st at www.celebratefairfax.com and May 1
st at all Northern Virginia Wegmans locations.

The 35 th annual Celebrate Fairfax! Festival is a presentation of Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. and will be held Friday, June 10th through Sunday, June 12th, 2016. Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501(c) 3 organization commissioned in 1982 by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Its mission, “The Celebration of Fairfax County and Its Communities,” is met through the production of the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival, Fall for Fairfax KidsFest, The Workhouse BrewFest, and educational programs such as Celebrate Fairfax CV+ Event Training Program. For more information call (703) 324-3247 or visit the
website at www.celebratefairfax.com.

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Editors Note: A full media package including photo download information is available online at www.celebratefairfax.com under Contact > Press Center or by contacting Myers Public Relations, 703-476-9377, or carol@myerspr.com.