Events

Cocktails & Canvas – September 22, 2016

You’re Invited!

Cocktails & Canvas, Thursday, September 22
A Cocktail, Art & Food Pairing (and Piano Bar!)
Black & White Music Toasting Edition

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Blue Ridge Arts Council has challenged local amateur and professional mixologists to each select an artwork as inspiration to whip up the most artistic cocktail and food pairings. In celebrating the refurbishment of our 1920’s Baldwin Grand, we offer a Black & White Music Toasting Night, complete with our own version of a Piano Bar with standards played by Con Burch. Attendees will sample 7 different pairings while enjoying beautiful art, lively conversation and entertainment, all while raising funds for the programs of Blue Ridge Arts Council.

 

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016
5:30pm to 7:30pm
$35 per person

Tickets can be purchased here https://www.TicketRiver.com/event/21124 or by calling 540.635.9909. Very limited number of tickets available at the door.
Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

 

Rich Follett CD Release Party – August 26

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Rich will perform selections from the CD at 7:00pm
Special Guest Ryan Jewel will also perform
Spirits and Hors d’Oeuvres will be served
$20 – Individual (includes 1 CD)
$30 – Couple (includes 1 CD)
Additional CD’s may be purchased for $15/each

Make your purchase at this link https://www.ticketriver.com/event/20881, or send your check made payable to BRAC to 305 East Main Street, Front Royal, VA 22630 (note “Stars” in the memo), or call us at 540.635.9909 to make a reservation over the phone via credit/debit card. Response requested by August 24, a limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

 

 

Gazebo Gatherings – August 19 – Vinyl Tracks

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We love traditions, like over a quarter of a century bringing live entertainment at our Gazebo Gatherings concert series to residents and visitors alike, and having our friends at Vinyl Tracks close out the season with their fabulous All Beatles Tribute Show!  Vinyl Tracks is a classic rock band based in Front Royal, VA. They dish out an eclectic mix of 60s, 70s and 80s music, and a terrific All Beatles Tribute Show! Vinyl Tracks has played hundreds of gigs at taverns, festivals and private events in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Always a treat, the group consists of singer/rhythm guitarist Mark Clay, bassist Mike DeLaFleur, lead guitarist Ted Seely and drummer Doug Briggs. Shake it up baby!

 

 

 

 

 

This performance is open to the public and is sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Virginia Commission for the Arts, County of Warren, Town of Front Royal and presented by Blue Ridge Arts Council.    

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 pageConcert series presented by Blue Ridge Arts Council

Gazebo Gatherings – August 12, 2016 – The Moonlighters

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Concert Weather Update: Due to weather related health issues with the band, The Moonlighters will be unable to perform this evening. The heat index at 7pm is forecast to be 99 degrees with 70% humidity. We have rescheduled The Moonlighters for Friday, September 30 at 7:00 pm. Please help spread the word, and stay cool wherever you are! We will see you next week for Vinyl Tracks!! Thanks for your understanding. 
 
Traditional American music – swing, jazz, blues and oldies

Since 1990, The Moonlighters have been regional favorites. Critically-acclaimed, they have performed an unprecedented seven times at The Kennedy Center, among other prestigious venues.  Averaging over 200 appearances per year, they offer concert goers strong, soulful vocals and solid instrumentation. Famous for getting people in the dance groove and more importantly, for keeping them there, The Moonlighters have a performance custom-tailored to best suit each audience and occasion. With HUNDREDS of songs in a wide variety of styles, The Moonlighters are musicians truly committed to making each and every show an event to remember.

 

 

This performance is open to the public and is sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Virginia Commission for the Arts, County of Warren, Town of Front Royal and presented by Blue Ridge Arts Council.    
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 pageConcert series presented by Blue Ridge Arts Council

Gazebo Gatherings – August 5, 2016 – Slow Creek

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Join us Friday night, August 5 at 7pm for the return of Slow Creek to our Gazebo Gatherings Stage! Slow Creek covers an eclectic mix of folk, country, jazz, soft rock, instrumentals and originals. Heartfelt vocals combined with stellar guitar licks and backed by solid bass lines are featured by this acoustic trio from Front Royal in the Northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Band members include Sandra Lyerly, Jeremy Rodgers and Joe Martin. The band has played venues throughout the Northern Virginia area since January 2014. 
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                             
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She is a singer-songwriter folk guitarist originally from Southwest Virginia. While attending grad school in that area, she fell in love with the bluegrass and folk community that is unique to that location. These roots have driven her songwriting.  In 2013 she recorded her first EP along with Mike Powell of Green Room Recording Guitar Studio.
Jeremy Rodgers
Versatile and creative, there is no one word to describe this bassist, singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He plays for many professional groups in the Northern Virginia area such as Chelsea McBee and the Random Assortment , The Dreamscapes Project The BodyCounters, and other acts. To find out more about Jeremy’s current and past projects, including his recently released solo album “the Darkest Hour” visit his website.
Joe Martin
Originally from New York, Joe has been involved in many musical ventures since an early age. He plays lead guitar, drums and piano. In 1999 he recorded his own album Algorythm without electronic assistance or sampling, playing all the parts himself.
This performance is open to the public and is sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Virginia Commission for the Arts, County of Warren, Town of Front Royal and presented by Blue Ridge Arts Council.    
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 pageConcert series presented by Blue Ridge Arts Council

 

 

Gazebo Gathering – July 29, 2016 – Joseph Hott and The Short Mountain Boys

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Joseph Hott and The Short Mountain Boys are a new generation of Bluegrass musicians. They like to call their style “Soulful Mountain Music”. They blend a unique program of old time bluegrass and gospel music to create an evening of inspirational music alive in the traditional Bluegrass style. The band consists of Joseph Hott (Guitar/Vocals),  Jacob Bly (Banjo), Parker Gondella (Mandolin), and Gerald Hott (Bass).josephhott2

 

 

 

 

 

This performance is open to the public and is sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Virginia Commission for the Arts, County of Warren, Town of Front Royal and presented by Blue Ridge Arts Council.

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

 

 

 

Gazebo Gatherings – July 22 – ATriuM 3

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ATriuM 3 is a trio of seasoned musicians, joining up in 2015 to form this new band. They specialize in a diverse set of music and vocal harmonies. Band members include Mark Clay on guitar/vocals, Ted Seely on guitar/vocals, and Amy Lelito on keyboard/vocals. Expect to be entertained with a wide variety from folk to rock music, and all of your “old school” favorites!

 

 

 

 

 

This performance is open to the public and is sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Virginia Commission for the Arts, County of Warren, Town of Front Royal and presented by Blue Ridge Arts Council.

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

Gazebo Gatherings – July 15 – Brass 5

brass5Join us on Friday, July 15 at 7:00pm for an evening with Brass 5, featuring greats like Miller, Dorsey, Ellington and Basie to name a few. An active part of the Mid-Atlantic arts scene for 30 years, Brass 5 has presented more than 3,600 programs in schools and concert venues throughout the eastern United States and in Europe.  Brass 5 offers a vast repertoire from Renaissance, Classical, Dixieland, Swing and Jazz, to Rock, Country and more. The ensemble is at home in any size venue, from a 100 seat intimate recital hall to a large auditorium. Brass 5 will have your audience leaving with a smile and humming any one of its toe-tapping selections.

This performance is open to the public and is sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Virginia Commission for the Arts, County of Warren, Town of Front Royal and presented by Blue Ridge Arts Council.

Fee: No Admission Charge

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

Gazebo Gatherings – July 8 – Troy and Paula Haag

troyandpaula2Troy and Paula Haag are a Northern Virginia-based husband and wife, singer/songwriter duo that regularly perform in the Northern Virginia area. Their music is steeped in Americana, folk, country, and alternative pop. Contemporary, yet fully informed by the American and English folk rock heyday of the 1960s and 1970s, their sound is a characterized by delicate yet driving acoustic guitar, propulsive percussion and intimate vocal harmonies.

Troy, a native of Hawaii, began a musical upbringing by high school—picking up the drums, violin and guitar. Now days, Troy adds the bass, mandolin and harmonica to the repertoire. Paula, a native of South Carolina, began dabbling in music around the same time—mainly taking up the piano, guitar, clarinet, and various hand percussion instruments.

They began to seriously pursue music by recording a cover of the Jayhawk’s song “Trouble” for an official fan page tribute, Standing In The Wings. They also cover and provide many of the related yet non-musical duties, including audio engineering, arranging, songwriting, social media, photography, and other related roles.

Troy and Paula’s music is a mixture of the traditional and the contemporary, favorite musicians include the Beatles, Richard & Linda Thompson, Bob Dylan, Pentangle, Neil Young, Nick Drake, Iron + Wine, Gillian Welch and Leonard Cohen. The combination of strong songwriting, live performances, and a strong bond as a husband & wife duo, provides an ideal connection for creating pieces of beautiful, sincere, and authentic music.

Troy and Paula describe the music as “a mash up of folk, rock, & Cosmic American.” Troy and Paula Haag released their first full-length album, The Century, in early 2012. The album was inspired by nature and informed by history. It is elemental songwriting; stripped down and basic with the song itself taking center stage. The ten-track album was recorded at Southern Gothic Studios in Nineveh, Virginia. The duo played all of instruments, sang all of the parts and covered all of the studio engineering and production.

This same DIY aesthetic was applied to their most recent album, Migrate, released in April of 2015. Migrate consists of ten new original compositions; all written, performed, recorded and engineered at Southern Gothic Studio. Where The Century was purposely a sonically stripped down affair, Migrate finds the duo confidently stretching out in the studio and exploring a wider sonic palette.

The duo’s commitment to music stems from an innate ability to appreciate the people and places that have affected their lives in sometimes simple, but more often than not, very profound ways. According to one review, “the inherent ability to capture these moments in an engaging and musical manner is where Troy and Paula excel.”

Migrate and The Century are available for download and physical purchase at iTunes, Amazon.com & CD Baby and on their website. Physical copies are available at Natural Mercantile of Hamilton, VA, Mountain Mystic Trading Company of Front Royal, VA, mail order through our official website, and at all live performances.

 

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 – July 1 – Vinyl Tracks

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Vinyl Tracks is a classic rock band based in Front Royal, VA. They dish out an eclectic mix of 60s, 70s and 80smusic. Vinyl Tracks has played hundreds of gigs at taverns, festivals and private events in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Always a treat, the group consists of singer/rhythm guitarist Mark Clay, bassist Mike DeLaFleur, lead guitarist Ted Seely and drummer Doug Briggs. Don’t forget your boogie shoes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.