The festival features six bands on the concert stage and a "200’ Street Pub."

This Saturday, Arlington non-profit Ballston Gives will be hosting Bands & Brews, an all-day music festival with free admission from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The all-day party will cover at least 200 feet of Wilson Boulevard in Ballston, with tents and the like set up between N. Randolph Street and N. Glebe Road.

Although this will undoubtedly be a good time, with it comes road closures—so make sure you check up on things before you head out Saturday morning. Per the Arlington County Police Department, the following road closures will be in effect from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m.:

  • Wilson Boulevard, in both directions, between N. Randolph Street and N. Glebe Road. Motorists should use N. Glebe Road and Fairfax Drive as alternate routes to avoid the closure. N. Randolph Street will remain open in both directions during the entirety of the event.
  • N. Taylor Street, at Wilson Boulevard
  • N. Stuart Street, from N. 9th Street to Wilson Boulevard
  • N. 7th Street, between Glebe Road and Wilson Boulevard

wilson blvd road closures map

Image provided by Arlington County Police Department

It's possible that other closures may be made at police discretion on the day of the festival. Also, street parking will be restricted, so be on the lookout for any temporary “No Parking” signs. If your vehicle is towed from a public street, call the Emergency Communications Center at 703-558-2222.

Attendees are encouraged to use the Metro (Ballston station) or any other type of ride-sharing/carpooling to reduce vehicular traffic in the area.

Will you be checking out the music festival? Have plans on Saturday that you now have to change? Let us know in the comments below!