Whatever your thoughts on The Grove, it’s hard to argue with outdoor summer concerts of any variety. This July, the Fairfax-area shopping complex that launched a million feelings is offering up a month-long series featuring some pretty solid headliners, as well as the always-amazing option to just sit out in the sun and conduct a very important cupcake tasting with whatever Sprinkles has on the menu that day. The free concerts happen every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in The Park at the Grove. Here’s the line-up:
Wednesday, July 6: Plain White T’s
You’ll remember them from their 2005 hit “Delilah,” the ballad that summed up how literally everyone feels if they’re involved in a long-distance college romance.
Wednesday, July 13: Surprise Performer
TBD! But going with the theme of superstars from the early aughts, can we all agree that we hope it’s the Backstreet Boys?
Wednesday, July 20: Smash Mouth
Interesting choice here—we don’t know much about what Smash Mouth has been up to, but we do know that “All Star” is an indubitable karaoke crowd-pleaser. If nothing else, the performance should be good for a solid sing along.
Wednesday, July 27: Cher Lloyd
The tatted-up British pop star and former X Factor contestant lent her pipes to Demi Lovato for the 2013 earworm “Really Don’t Care,” but she is about to become the singer you can’t get out of your head.