Photos courtesy of Visit Loudoun

The Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles Summer of Love Music Festival finale on Saturday, Aug.17 features one of music’s most unique voices, Michael Glabicki, from the popular 90s band Rusted Root. He will bring his new group, Uprooted, to headline the finale at B Chord Brewing Company in Round Hill.

Presented by iHeart Radio and part of Visit Loudoun’s Summer of Love tour, the finale will feature various local musicians beginning at 1:30 p.m. before singer and songwriter Michael Glabicki takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the event are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, with a portion of the proceeds going to Loudoun Hunger Relief. People are also encouraged to bring a canned food item. This is a rain or shine event.

“I’m excited about bringing Uprooted to the Summer of Love finale in Loudoun County,” Glabicki said.  “Uprooted is an incredible new project I’m working on that expands the Rusted Root material to a whole new level.  We play new versions of the old favorites as well as new material of our upcoming album. It all gels together into an amazing experience.”

Glabicki left college to pursue a career in music and his vision led to the formation of multiplatinum band, Rusted Root. While Rusted Root is on hiatus, Glabicki has dedicated his time to creating an entirely new soundscape and solo project, Uprooted. The band features members from the most recent Rusted Root band including Dirk Miller, Zil Fessler and Bobby Schneck.

Before Glabicki takes the stage, popular local songwriter Todd Wright’s band will perform as well as The Band-Changed, which is a rhythm and blues, rock and soul band; as well as Hungry on Monday, which is an alternative rock band that fuses funk and hip hop to create an electrifying sound.

“Visit Loudoun is thrilled to welcome Uprooted to Loudoun County as well as showcase the fabulous talent we have right here,” Visit Loudoun President and CEO Beth Erickson said. “The variety of musicians will appeal to people of all ages. And, what better place to listen to live music than one of our farm breweries, featuring breathtaking views of the countryside.” The day will also include food vendors- no outside food is permitted- and the specially commissioned 50 Years of Love beer from B Chord Brewing and wine from Tarara Winery.

The music festival marks the end of Visit Loudoun’s campaign to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Virginia is for Lovers slogan. Since June 1, the tourism agency has partnered with more than 20 events around Loudoun, bringing a vintage VW bus from Lindsay Volkswagen to each stop for photo opportunities and giveaways.

“The Virginia is for Lovers brand is one of the most iconic brands in advertising and we enjoyed developing this creative campaign to commemorate the anniversary,” Erickson said. “The Summer of Love tour highlights the diversity of experiences in Loudoun but also encompasses some of the cultural touchstones, like music festivals of 1969.”

For tickets and more information, visit http://bit.ly/SummerOfLoveFestival

The Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles Summer of Love Music Festival finale marks the end of Visit Loudoun’s campaign to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Virginia is for Lovers slogan on Saturday, Aug.17. Visit Loudoun’s Summer of Love vintage VW bus stopped by the Middleburg Community Center and Salamander Resort & Spa last month.

This article first appeared in the August 2019 issue of Middleburg Life.