Award-Winning Songwriter Andrew McKnight Returns to Purcellville

Award-Winning Songwriter Andrew McKnight Returns to Purcellville

McKnight & Beyond Borders to Perform at the Franklin Park Arts Center for the first time since 2014.

After a two and a half year absence, Loudoun County singer/songwriter Andrew McKnight and his bandmates return to their hometown theater at Franklin Park Arts Center on April 22.

Beyond Borders also features Franklin Park Technical Director and founding Nitty Gritty Dirt Band member Les Thompson, along with singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalists Lisa Taylor and Stephanie Thompson.

Since their collective debut at Washington’s Kennedy Center in March 2008, the foursome mix a diversity of styles that goes beyond Appalachian, blues and folk.

While they’ve performed at festivals and theaters in other parts of the state as part of the Virginia Commission for the Arts Touring Artist Roster, they are looking forward to be coming home for a night.

The band has also spent the last couple of years crafting a new songs, including “Heavy on Your Lips” and “Crawfish Boil,” an tribute to Thompson’s home state of Louisiana. The concert will feature some new songs, as well as favorites from McKnight’s discography and Beyond Border’s take on traditional Appalachian and Celtic music.

Tickets are $15 in advance online, and $20 at the door.