First Annual Mykle Lyons Food and Music Festival

Memorial Music Festival sept 18th 5-8pm


1609 Washington Plaza

Reston, VA


Lake Anne & Washington Plaza Merchant Association in conjunction with Roxplosion & Kalypso’s Sports Tavern announced the artist lineup for their 1st Annual Mykle Lyons Food & Music Festival, which will take place on Saturday, September 18th, 2021.


The cultural impact of Reston ripples far beyond its bounds, and no more is this personified than by Reston’s own Mykle Lyons. An accomplished musician and educator, a compassionate philosopher, and an honest soul, we celebrate him and honor his contribution to our community with this free music festival, in its 1st year, family-friendly event, and will feature acclaimed artists showcasing their talent and craft. The performances will take place from 5:00PM-8:00PM.


Mykle Lyons Food & Music Festival Line Up (September 18)

Chris Timbers Band

Sam Gunderson & The Cactus Groove


The festival is sponsored by Lake Anne & Washington Plaza Merchants Association, Roxplosion, and Kalypso’s Sports Tavern.

About Mykle Lyons

Mykle Lyons moved to Reston with his family after elementary school.  His childhood was spent in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, where he was exposed to the Gulf Coast and New Orleans tradition of live music. 

In college Mr. Lyons studied with Jazz great Ellis Marsalis while attending Virginia Commonwealth University and has performed with such notables as: Wynton, Ellis, Branford, Delfeayo, and Jason Marsalis, Don Braden, Lew Tabacken, Ralph Bowen, Vincent Herring, Wes Anderson, Eric Alexander, Victor Goines and Loston Harris II.


The Mykle Lyons' Quartet was the featured act at the 1992 & 1996 Presidential Inaugural Gala at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.


Mr. Lyons frequently performed for Vice President Al Gore.

Other notable venues include:

  • Carnegie Hall, NYC
  • Birdland, NYC
  • Lincoln Center, NYC
  • Gracie Mansion (for Rudolph Guliani and the Independent Film Festival of NYC)
  • Yoshi's of San Francisco
  • Mount Fuji, Japan Jazz Festival, Lake Yamanaka
  • Montreal Jazz Festival
  • Toronto Jazz Festival
  • Glenwood Springs Jazz Festival, Glenwood Springs, CO
  • Montreux, Switzerland  Jazz Festival, Lake Geneva
  • Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.
  • Artist in residence at the Bellagio, Las Vegas
  • 2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA


  •  "Premonition" -Three for All entitled
  •  "The Looking Glass"- Rob Holmes
  • “Deaux-Oh!” - Acoustic Bass and Saxophone .featuring Rob Holmes
  • “Heritage": featuring all original music and arrangements