Pictured here, from left, are members of Darlingtonia: Khiya Canadiate, vocals; Mattie Sloss, vocals and violin; Gabe Hightower, cello; and Jake Wortman, guitar and ukulele. Not pictured: Mike Rivera, percussion and George Heffernan, bass.
Photo by Mercia Hobson.
OktoBrewFest was held Saturday, Sept. 30, noon-10 p.m on the Town Green behind the Herndon Municipal Center, 777 Lynn St. Herndon Hospitality Association (HHA) with the support of local sponsors and nonprofit organizations produced the event. OktoBrewFest was part of HHA's JamBrew series of weekly Friday evening free concerts that celebrated the area's original music from bands such as Darlingtonia from the District of Columbia.
Connie Hutchinson was one of the organizers of OktoBrewFest and is a former Herndon Town Councilmember. Hutchinson said that the HHA Board and Burden Music with help from Eye of the Heart, worked tirelessly throughout the year to plan, promote, organize and execute JamBrew (and OktoBrewFest), noting that proceeds from the concerts will benefit numerous local non-profits like Recycle Life, Cancer Can Rock, and The Chris Atwood Foundation.