Events

Gazebo Gatherings – August 16 – Rich Follett

Join us Friday, August 16 at 7pm, as we welcome Rich Follett back to our Gazebo stage for Rich’s brand of “feel good folk” and supreme storytelling!

Concert series presented by Blue Ridge Arts Council, and sponsored in part by Virginia Commission for the Arts, County of Warren, and Town of Front Royal.

No Admission Charge, Donations Gratefully Accepted
Concert Time: 7pm
Location: Town Commons, Main & Chester Streets, Front Royal, Virginia
Concert Weather updates can be found here on Facebook

Gazebo Gathering – August 9 – The Con Burch Band

Join us Friday, August 9 at 7pm for The Con Burch Band! The Con Burch Band is a spunky combination of talented musicians who love to play all that is the music of Americana, covering folk, blues, country, pop and rock.

Come early, stay late, enjoy our downtown, check out the shops restaurants, and make an evening of it!

Concert series presented by Blue Ridge Arts Council, and sponsored in part by Virginia Commission for the Arts, County of Warren, and Town of Front Royal.

No Admission Charge, Donations Gratefully Accepted
Concert Time – 7pm
Location – Town Commons, Main & Chester Streets, Front Royal, Virginia
Concert Weather updates can be found here on Facebook

2nd Annual End of Summer Cash Bash – August 24

Win $1000? Get your groove on with the Five by Five Variety Band? Enjoy delicious summer bounty buffet? Contribute to the arts in your community? We have all the answers – join us for our 2nd Annual End of Summer Cash Bash on August 24 from 5-8pm! We have a terrific evening planned at the newly renovated Shenandoah Valley Golf Club Event Barn. Tickets only $45 for dinner, music, and chance to win $1000! https://events.ticketprinting.com/event/2nd-Annual-End-Of-Summer-Cash-Bash-Blue-Ridge-34900

Gazebo Gathering – August 2 – Slow Creek

Join us for another evening of music at Gazebo Gatherings, Friday, August 2 at 7pm as we welcome the band Slow Creek back to our series. Slow Creek brings to the stage a unique sound best described as ethereal, virtuosic, acoustic folk rock. They are an acoustic trio from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia featuring warm and heartfelt vocals and stellar guitar licks backed by the solid pulse of an upright bass. They are creatively committed to giving fans an impressive show that combines familiar rhythmic acoustic folk with something they’ve never quite heard before.

The band includes: New York multi-styled lead guitarist, Joe, Southern Virginia-born soulful and smooth lead singer, Sandra, and upright bassist Jeremy, sentimental storyteller, author, and singer-songwriter. Each member’s distinctive style is heard in the landscape of their live shows as well as through their album, “If Only.”

Come early, stay late, enjoy our downtown, check out the shops restaurants, and make an evening of it!

Concert series presented by Blue Ridge Arts Council, and sponsored in part by Virginia Commission for the Arts, County of Warren, and Town of Front Royal.

No Admission Charge, Donations Gratefully Accepted
Concert Time – 7pm
Location – Town Commons, Main & Chester Streets, Front Royal, Virginia
Concert Weather updates can be found here on Facebook

Gazebo Gathering – July 26 – Vinyl Tracks

 Join us Friday, July 26, at Gazebo Gatherings as we welcome our friends Vinyl Tracks back to our Gazebo stage with the classic sounds of the 60s, 70s and 80s! Summertime at it’s finest!

Come early, stay late, enjoy our downtown, check out the shops restaurants, and make an evening of it!

  • Fee: No Admission Charge, Donations Gratefully Accepted
    Concert Time: 7pm
  • Location: Town Commons, Main & Chester Streets, Front Royal, Virginia
  • Concert Weather updates can be found on our Facebook page
  • Concert series presented by Blue Ridge Arts Council, and sponsored in part by Virginia Commission for the Arts, County of Warren, and Town of Front Royal.

Gazebo Gatherings Summer Concert Series Returns June 14!

April 3 Annual Dinner honoring Lorraine Hultquist Arts Citizen of the Year

Annual Dinner & Arts Citizen of the Year honoring Lorraine Hultquist
April 3, 2019

Blue Ridge Arts Council will honor Lorraine Hultquist as their Arts Citizen of the Year at the 16th Annual Dinner Roast on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club in Front Royal. Lorraine is active in many community organizations including St. Luke’s Community Clinic, Warren Heritage Society, and Blue Ridge Arts Council to name a few. She is a strong advocate for the arts in our community and in 2017 established the first set of playable, musical instruments at Rockland Park, now known as the Lorraine LeHew Hultquist Music Garden. A second music park has been created at Happy Creek Fantasyland and was completed earlier this year.

Warren Heritage Society, and Blue Ridge Arts Council to name a few. She is a strong advocate for the arts in our community and in 2017 established the first set of playable, musical instruments at Rockland Park, now known as the Lorraine LeHew Hultquist Music Garden. A second music park has been created at Happy Creek Fantasyland and was completed earlier this year.

The evening features the arts council’s annual business meeting and a light-hearted “roast” of outstanding member of the community who have exhibited dedication, vision and commitment to the arts.

Doug Stanley and Pam McInnis will serve as emcees for the evening, which will include remarks from several invited speakers. The evening begins at 6:30pm with a social, followed by dinner and program at 7:00pm.

Reservations for dinner and program are $60 per person and can be made by calling the arts council at 540.635.9909, or purchased online at https://events.ticketprinting.com/event/16th-Annual-Arts-Citizen-Award-33047.

Sponsorships are also available at the following levels: Platinum $1000 (table of 8); Gold $600 (table of 8); and Hospitality Sponsor $500 (bar sponsor and 2 tickets).Blue Ridge Arts Council is a 30-year old community arts organization and the proceeds of this event will benefit the ongoing arts and cultural programming of the council.

Postponed to Fall 2019: Love Letters

POSTPONED TO FALL 2019.

Join us for a sweetheart of an evening on Friday, March 22 as we present a dramatic reading of Love Letters, A Play by A.R. Gurney, featuring our own Mary Ruth Alred Follett and Special Guest! Tickets are $25 per person and includes a cheese and dessert buffet.

Tickets can be purchased online https://events.ticketprinting.com/…/Love-Letters-A-Play-By-…
or by calling 540.635.9909

Love Letters is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York

16th Annual Deck the Halls Success! Thank YOU!

16th Annual Deck the Halls Success!

Thankful. Grateful. Overwhelmed. Thank you to each and every one of you that contributed so much to the success of our 16th Annual Deck the Halls! Just a few short weeks ago our gallery was filled to the brim with over 100 trees, wreaths, and silent auction baskets, and more people than we could count! Holly Jolly Saturday brought us a visit from Santa, and a kid tree and wreath decorating activity. We started the day with 25 items left, and finished the day SOLD OUT!! We thank you all for our great success – we raised $13,400!

A special shout out to our creative tree and wreath donors – you really outdid yourselves and we heard this comment over and over! Also thanks to the small army of volunteers that freely give of time, talent, and dollars to make this event the success it is.

We would also like to recognize and thank our Event Sponsors:
Window: Bill Powers, State Farm
Cheers: Culligan; Michael & Jenn Patton
Reindeer: Tim & Tammy Darr; Raleigh Kraft
Mistletoe: CBM Mortgage; Edward Jones – Bret Hrbek; Edward Jones – Bryon Biggs; HL Borden Hardware & Lumber; Lorraine Hultquist; Jeff & Sondra LeHew; Melting Pot; Danny & Donna McEathron; McGreevy Insurance; No Doubt Accounting; Royal Entertainment.

As Charlie Brown says “It’s not what’s under the Christmas tree that matters, it’s who’s around it” We couldn’t agree more – thanks for surrounding us!

 

Save the Date – Deck the Halls November 16 & 17, 2018

Save the Date!

16th Annual Deck the Halls
Presented by Blue Ridge Arts Council
Premier Gala
Friday, November 16, 2018
Doors open at 6:30pm
Sales Begin at 7pm
Holly Jolly Saturday
Saturday, November 17, 2018
11am-2pm
Each November, the gallery of Blue Ridge Arts Council is transformed into a holiday wonderland. Deck the Halls has proven to be a tremendous success over the past 15 years. Hundreds of volunteers participate in this event each year by artistically decorating artificial trees and wreaths inspired by clever themes such as “Owl Be Home for Christmas” and “Silver Splendor.” Last year we had over 100 items, including trees, wreaths, and silent auction baskets netting over $14,000 for our programs. Deck the Halls is a major fundraising event for Blue Ridge Arts Council. We appreciate your generous support and hope you will help us continue this cherished holiday tradition!
Premier Gala & Auction
Friday, November 16, 2018 (New Timeline!)    
Doors Open at 6:30pm
Tree & Wreath Sales Begin at 7pm
Live Auction Begins at 8pm
Silent Auction Concludes at 8:30pm
$20 admission-holiday festive buffet catered by The Apple House & Shenandoah Valley Golf Club
Kick-off the holiday season in style! This is your first opportunity to purchase that special item for your holiday home or business. The event also features live auction and silent auction gift baskets. Attire for the evening is holiday festive. *Decorators receive a complimentary ticket to this event*
Holly Jolly Saturday
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Tree Sales and Santa 11am-2pm
Featuring visits with Santa and fun holiday entertainment and activities for the whole family! Remaining trees and wreaths are available for sale.
Like to be a part of the fun? Here are three ways you can help: 
1. Decorate a tree or wreath! We supply the item, you supply the creativity!
2. Donate an item or gift basket to our Silent Auction!
3. Be an event sponsor! We have all levels available!
For Decorating & Event Information click here dth2018brochure
For Sponsorship Information click here DTHSponsor2018