Archive for “October 2012”

Famous Dave’s Blues & BBQ Friday, Nov 9th featuring Canadian Duo Braithwaite and Whitely

Yes, you heard it right.  The Canadian Duo, Diana Briathwaite and Chris Whitely have included Falls Church on their tour of top blues towns!  If you attended the blues festival this past June you'll remember them rocking the house.  If you weren't there you are in for a treat!  Just drop into Famous Dave's BBQ in Falls Church between 6 pm and 9 pm and enjoy a good meal and real, live, old school blues!  Tinner Hill will recieve a donation for every dinner purchased.  Can't beat Blues and BBQ .  No admission, just come prepared to feast on good BBQ and listen to outstanding musicians!

370 W. Broad Street
Falls Church, VA 22046

6pm - 9 pm


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Music on the Terrace Goes Out in a Gale of Glory

Hey Blues fans,

Sandy didn't scare a us.  A handful of music lovers showed up at Open Kitchen and had a toe tapping good time with the Rick Franklin Duo, featuring Rick Franklin and Rick Usilton.  Sandy waited patiently before starting her wind and rain until our perfect little concert was over!  The terrace was toasty warm, the food delicious and I can bear witness they make a powerful Mimosa over there!  We are concluding on Party with a Purpose for the holiday season but will clue you in when we start again -- after the first of the year.  Thanks to all who participated and we'll keep you posted on upcoming events through the website or our newsletter.  

I for one learned something from Hurricane Sandy --- Act now because you never know what the tomorrow will bring!  So with that being said - look out for more amazing blues events soon!  We've got several good things in the making!

Musically yours,


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Music on the Terrace at Open Kitchen Bistro featuring the Rick Franklin Duo, Sunday Oct. 28, 2-5 pm

On Sunday, Oct 28,  the concert on the terrace will feature a jamming blues acoustic duo --  Rick Franklin & Rick Usilton!

Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation and Open Kitchen Bistro have joined forces to present Music on the Terrace; a Party with a Purpose. This new partnership will sponsor a monthly private fundraiser concert for Tinner Hill - all funds go to support the programming and projects of Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation. Open Kitchen Bistro is a culinary space to eat, cook and entertain, featuring inspired cuisine and fabulous wines! Tickets are by advance purchase only.

Please purchase at

All funds support the projects and programs of Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation, a non-profit 501 c 3 organization.  

Gourmet snacks and artesian wines are available for purchase.

Open Kitchen Bistro 

7115 Leesburg Pike

Falls Church, VA.  22043

Call the Bistro for reservations


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Blues Baby Arrives with a COOL BLUES NAME!

If you've been at any of the last few Open Kitchen Music on the Terrace concerts, you met Joel and Lindsay.  You may recognize the gregarious couple by Lindsay's ever expanding beach ball belly.  We conducted a Name the Blues Baby contest to suggest a name for the baby.  Our contest ended on at 11:55 pm Thurday, Oct 4 when Lindsay and Joel welcomed their baby daughter, Indigo Jane at 11:55 pm.  BTW do you think showing up at 11:55pm. . . might mean she is going to be singing the Blues Round Midnight? 

Indigo was not one of the entries in the contest, although we came close.  The name "Blue" was entered twice.  However, no one was as creative as the parents to take blue to another level with Indigo!  So no winner, but I think we have the makings of another contest.   Our next contest will be a song writing contest an ode to little Indido Jane?  Title suggestions: "Heading Out Round Midnight", "Indigo Midnight"  OK suggestions for a title to the song for Indigo Jane ?????????

We are very happy for the little family -- and think Indigo is a perfect blues musicians name.

Musically your,

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