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June 8, 2019
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Cherry Hill Park
312 Park Ave.
Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 241-4109
Tickets on sale at
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Tinner Hill Music Festival

Saturday, June 8, 2019

The 26th Annual Tinner Hill Music Festival returns to Cherry Hill Park on June 8. Managed by the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation.

The Tinner Hill Music Festival is in part sponsored by the City of Falls Church, but is managed by the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation. Tickets can be purchased on the event website.

The 26th Annual Tinner Hill Music Festival will have Northern Virginia rocking with sizzling music and reveling in fun festivities on Saturday, June 8, 11 AM – 9:00 PM, in Cherry Hill Park in the City of Falls Church. Under the leadership of Tori McKinney, the festival committee is delighted to announce this ovation-worthy line-up of dynamic musical performers for this year’s diverse and exciting party in the park:
  • Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, an electrifying seven-piece soul/rock band led by big-voiced vocalist Arleigh Kincheloe
  • Big Sam’s Funky Nation, delivering boisterous, high-voltage New Orleans funk, jazz and rock
  • The Wailers’ Julian “Junior” Marvin, a true reggae legend who performed extensively with Bob Marley and carries on “The Message of Love” and Marley music memories
  • Lil’ Ed and The Blues Imperials, featuring legendary and blistering Chicago blues as real, rough and rollicking as it gets
  • DC-area and regional groups including popular blues band Moonshine Society featuring Ron Holloway, the all-women Afro-Brazilian band Batalá Washington, rock and roll party band Convertible Jerk, and the Mason A Cappella Club. 
Festival-goers will be treated to an enticing array of “villages” throughout the park, including the Artist Village showcasing painters, photographers and jewelers selling their works. Family fun is assured in the Kids’ Village, with water play, an musical petting zoo, face painting, puppy petting party, and more. The Relaxation Village lives up to its name with yoga lessons, mini-massages and inviting hammocks, while the Food Village promises succulent barbecue and other tasty fare, including kid-friendly and vegetarian options. Care for a libation to celebrate it all? The ROCK STAR Bar has it covered with beer, wine and other adult beverages.

The 26th Annual Tinner Hill Music Festival – previously a blues festival – celebrates and honors the African-American music legacy. In conjunction with the City of Falls Church, the festival is sponsored by the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation, a 501c(3) non-profit organization established in 1997 to research, preserve and celebrate the early civil rights history of Northern Virginia. In addition to its music festival, the Foundation sponsors programs that resurrect the rich and vibrant past of the African-American communities of Falls Church and Northern Virginia.

Attendees can save on the advance purchase of general admission and VIP tickets thru May 13. Tickets and information: Facebook & Instagram: @TinnerHillMusicFestivalThose interested in becoming a festival sponsor, donor or vendor should visit the website for more information