Sara Bareilles & More Among Wolf Trap's Upcoming Performance Line-Up
All Shows at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia 22182
Little Black Dress Tour
Monday, July 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Sara Bareilles is bringing her Little Black Dress Tour to Vienna for her Wolf Trap debut! The pop-rock songstress shot to stardom with her 2007 album Little Voice, which topped the iTunes Most Downloaded list. The California singer/songwriter has scored three Billboard Top 40 singles, "Love Song," "King of Anything," and "Brave," the first of which was certified four times platinum and firmly established Bareilles as a strong contemporary voice. She has been nominated for a Grammy Award a stunning five times, the latest for her 2014 record, The Blessed Unrest, for Album of the Year.
Brooklyn-based indie-pop band Lucius gives a modern spin to a retro pop sound. The ensemble includes Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig on lead vocals, Peter Lalish and Andrew Burri playing guitar, and Dan Molad on the drums. Rolling Stone praised their first album, 2013's Wildewoman, by declaring Lucius "the best band you may not have heard yet." In the same year as their debut release, the video for the group's single "Go Home" won the Best Animation award at Brooklyn's Silver Sound Showdown: Music + Video Festival.
Video: Lucius - "Turn it Around"
R&B singer/songwriter Emily King blends jazz, roots, and soul to form her own distinct, eclectic style. In 2007 she released her debut album, East Side Story, which garnered her a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary R&B Album. With Seventeen citing her as a "rare industry gem...oozing with raw talent," King has proven herself to be a force to be reckoned with, touring with distinguished acts such as Maroon 5, Alicia Keys, and John Legend within her first few years on the scene.
Video: Emily King - "Distance"
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Pop-rock band The Fray, artists behind the hit "Over My Head (Cable Car)," will show the audience "How to Save a Life" in their Filene Center debut this summer. Formed in 2002, the quartet consists of lead singer and pianist Isaac Slade, rhythm guitarist and background vocalistJoe King, lead guitarist Dave Welsh, and drummer Ben Wysocki. The band's 2005 debut album How to Save a Life skyrocketed them to international acclaim, reaching multiplatinum status around the world. Their 2014 record Helios continued the band's trend of releasingBillboard Top 20 charting albums; four of their records have earned that distinction in less than 10 years. The Fray is also decorated with four Grammy nominations and four Billboard Music Award wins, including Digital Album of the Year.
Barcelona, the self-described "piano rock band" from Seattle, rose to fame when their song "Please Don't Go" was featured in trailers for the 2011 movie Water for Elephants, starring Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon. The group consists of Brian Fennell on vocals and piano,Branden Crate on vocals and keyboard, and Rhett Stonelake on drums. Since their formation in 2005, they have released three albums through their own independent label, NDB Music. The latest project from the band is a three-part EP series titled The Melodrama, which "explores the landscape of learning to love and be loved."
Video: Barcelona - "Fall in Love"
Hailing from the trendy Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg, the folk-pop duo Oh Honey is comprised of singer/songwriter pair Mitchy Collins and Danielle Bouchard. Named for the rise of the honey farm industry in New York that brought the pair together, Collins and Bouchard combine their musical talents to create a unique indie sound with an emphasis on lyrical storytelling. Recently signed with Atlantic Records, Oh Honey released their first EP, With Love, in March 2014 with headliner single "Be Okay."
Straight No Chaser
Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 8:00 pm
The 10-man a cappella group Straight No Chaser is back on the road with their Happy Hour Tour! The group, formed at Indiana University in 1996, reached unprecedented levels of success in popularizing a cappella music, including four highly successful albums that all charted in the top half of the Billboard Hot 100. With international tours, numerous TV appearances, and a Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award under their belts, the group will have everyone dancing along to their upbeat, harmony-filled medleys of pop songs, including covers of works by Michael Jackson, Adele, Dolly Parton, and more.