FarAway is a successful Washington, DC area based band playing a wide variety of music on both the cover song side and original side. The duo of Sara Davenport and Brian Franke formed in August 2012 and since then have played over 150 shows, released an EP called “Somehow”, did a month long summer tour fully funded by their fans, and had a song placed on TV.
As a cover band, FarAway plays a range of venues from rowdy and fun bars in DC, Arlington, and Alexandria to low key and laid back venues such as many of the wineries in Virginia. Their wide range of covers from classic rock to 90s alternative rock hits to singer/songwriters have made them one of the most demanded male/female duos in the DC area.
As an original act they consider themselves to be a blend of folk and pop. Their tight harmonies and catchy songs have gotten them headlined at venues such as Jammin Java and The Hard Rock Cafe, shared the stage with Phillip Phillips, Carolina Story, and Griffin House, and landed themselves in top festivals such as the Virginia State Fair, the Northern Virginia Beer Festival, Celebrate Fairfax, Cape May Singer Songwriter Showcase, and the Arlington County Fair.
In January of 2020, we will celebrate the leadership of our 2019 Chair of the Board, Lisa Kimball (The Arc of Loudoun), and welcome in our new Chair for 2020, Stacey Metcalfe (Inova Loudoun Hospital) and honor the Community Leadership Awards finalists and winners.
Annual Real Estate Event
While Loudoun outperforms other Virginia counties on most economic measures, we still face many challenges to our future prosperity. Whether it’s our investment in Metro, a housing affordability crisis or attracting a millennial workforce, Loudoun’s challenges demand effective solutions.
On Monday, August 19, 2019, we will host our 37th Annual Golf Classic event at the award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf course, The Club at Creighton Farms. This course is one of the finest on the Eastern Seaboard — is nothing short of spectacular. This event has been Loudoun County’s Premier business golf tournament for three decades.
The Loudoun Chamber Golf Tour is back for Round 8! This casual, networking tournament pairs you and a partner against a field of over 30 two-man teams in a progressive four month tournament. Designed with the busy professional in mind, each event consists of a 9 hole round after work, followed by a short networking reception to get you home in time to put the kids to bed. The team with the lowest cumulative score after four events is the 2019 Loudoun Chamber Golf Tour Champion.
Small Business Awards
Join us on November 8, 2019 for the Loudoun Small Business Awards, for our 25th Anniversary of these prestigious honors celebrating the best small businesses, entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations in our Loudoun community. Winners will be announced in front of a live audience of more than 400 of Loudoun’s top business and community leaders.
Superhero 5k & Kids Fun Run
As a Signature Chamber event, the Superhero 5k Run and Kids Fun Run offers companies a great way to show Loudoun County their commitment to healthy living for your employees and our community.
The Loudoun Chamber will honor local heroes, from Public Safety personnel to ordinary citizens, for their courageous, often lifesaving actions in 2018 at the 34th Annual Valor Awards ceremony on Friday, April 12th at The National Conference Center. The entire Loudoun County business community is invited to attend these Annual Valor Awards to help honor these dedicated public servants for their selfless acts of heroism and commitment to protecting our families, our neighbors and our community!