In June, Tysons Corner Center revived their 2019 Summer Concert Series. Whereas I went to all the concerts last year, I had a busier schedule this summer. Regardless of how many I could attend, there were lot of people out there to #playontheplaza on Fridays.
Thompson Square hit the plaza with an energetic and modern Country sound. Not only did they connect with the audience, but the husband and wife team had a great musical connection. While doing the meet and greet before the performance, their fans were some of the friendliest when meeting the artists!
With the second show that I photographed, Echosmith rocked the Plaza crowd! Seeing that they were siblings, it was not surprising that they had a great cohesive style both on and off stage. Compared to Thompson Square, this was more up my alley musically, but I enjoyed both of these. Let me know who you would like to see playing out on the Plaza next year!
The photos from last May’s 2018 That’s Dancing Summer Showcase are expiring! Being that they had new dance floors, the staff was ready to show off their renovated space. Until the photos are archived, you can access them here:
Finally, Thanks to Marielle and Carlos for inviting me to their studio! Seeing that there was very little room to move around, it shows their growing popularity. Not only do they have regular students progressing through their program, but they have new students getting out there. Unquestionably it is more difficult to dance in front of friends than complete strangers. This is in contrast to competitions where the crowd is generally more unfamiliar. So this is a great practice for their Baltimore Dancesport Challenge event that they also organize. For this reason, they will be making a studio that will compete for top prizes in the near future!
The last two months of Fridays were the dates for the 2018 Summer Concert Series. Overall, I had another great summer of images! On account of getting lucky with the weather on most days, all the performances were out on the Plaza. Mandisa had some sprinkles, however, her dynamic presentation and enthusiastic WGTS crowd did not damper the show. During the Ryan Cabrera concert, a recently married couple danced on the stage to their wedding song live! In contrast to the big productions, some of the smaller setups still pumped out a lot of sound. Great Big World surprisingly had a large impact on earbuds! Then the retro sounds of O-Town (a funny statement just reading it) brought back some good memories from the height of the Boy-Band era.
2018 Summer Concert Series Lineup
Great Big World
Ocean Park Standoff
Thanks to the marketing team from Macerich – Tysons Corner Center. They helped me get all access to areas before and during the concerts. Surely the large crowds make it easy to show the growing community built out on the Plaza. I look forward to more events this Fall!