ShenCoLAB: Festival of Arts, Ideas, & Exploration

Shenandoah Conservatory turns over the programming and facilities to its students for a week of unbridled exploration, collaboration and creativity. Students work across disciplines on self-directed, time-limited projects fueled by their own passion, drive and curiosity. The week culminates with a day-long Festival of Arts, Ideas & Exploration featuring a wide variety of exciting, innovative and provocative performances, presentations, roundtable discussions and other special events.

Peak Leaf Music and Brewers Festival

Join us on Saturday, October 19th, 2019 for a day of live music, local brews, local merchants, and local food trucks; all for a great cause.

This one-day event featuring LIVE music by Folk Soul Revival (Bristol, VA), The Dirty Grass Players (Baltimore, MD), The Plate Scrapers (Hagerstown, MD), The Fly Birds (Winchester, VA), and Justin Garber (Longmont, CO), will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Frederick County school system for student meals.

Artists, merchants, and food trucks will be on site for a full day of celebrating everything LOCAL!

The festival is located at the corner of State Route 634 (Cougill Rd) and Route 11 (Valley Pike) on the north side of Middletown, VA. Day parking opens at 10:30 AM.
The festival field will open at 11:00 AM, with live music from 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
With the purchase of your ticket, you will receive a Peak Leaf tasting glass to sample beers from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. After 3:00 PM, beers are available for purchase.

Early Bird Tickets are $35

Children under 12 are FREE!

Tickets can be purchased through the Peak Leaf Music & Brewers Festival website at
peakleafmusicandbrewersfestival.com

 

Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra

JAN WAGNER, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND CONDUCTOR
1876: Grieg & Brahms

The Symphony Orchestra presents an evening of orchestral works from 1876. This program features Brahms’ monumental Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, op. 68 and Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite, originally composed as incidental music for Henrik Ibsen’s 1876 play of the same name.
ACCESSIBILITY

Accommodations for disabilities may be arranged by contacting the Box Office at least three days prior to the performance.

Tickets: $12

More Information and Tickets: https://www.su.edu/performs/event/2019-09-symphony-orchestra/

Phone: (540) 665-4569

Photos by C. King Photography

2019 European Festival

The Valley Health European Festival features the tastes, sights and sounds of Germany, Italy and the British Isles—and new for 2019, Greece! Guests enjoy traditional music, dancing, crafts and other entertainment, while sampling the unique food and beverages of each country. Proceeds benefit the Valley Health Cancer Center.

Your passport to the European Festival includes:
-Admission
-4 food tastings
-1 non-alcoholic beverage

Live in Concert: Nobuntu

PERFORMING ARTS LIVE

It takes courage, persistence and a great deal of talent to create and perform within a genre of already impeccable standards. Zimbabwean quintet Nobuntu are blessed with all three. The award-winning female a cappella ensemble has drawn international acclaim for its beautiful harmonies, pure voices and captivating performances. Enhanced by traditional percussive rhythms and movement, Nobuntu’s performances soar, featuring a wide array of music from its homeland of Zimbabwe to a rich tapestry of Afro Jazz and Gospel.

Tickets: $28

Winchester Arts & Music Festival

Interested in healing through art, music and movies? Positive artistic experiences? Good quality time?

Join us for the 2019 Winchester Arts & Music Festival. The festival will include art exhibitions, musical performances, seminars, and more.

Admission is FREE.

It will take place over several venues:

Fellowship of the Sip (33 South Loudoun Street, Winchester VA 22601)
Handley Regional Library – Robinson Auditorium and Benham Gallery (100 West Piccadilly Street, Winchester VA 22601)
Godfrey Miller Fellowship Center – Woltz Pavilion (28 South Loudoun Street, Winchester VA 22601)
Grace Lutheran Evangelical Church (26 West Boscawen Street, Winchester VA 22601)

For more details, download the festival brochure here.

Watermelon Park Fest

The 16th annual Watermelon Park Fest celebrates 75 years of music at the Park featuring Grammy award winners Sam Bush, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Travelin’ McCoury’s and many more.

The sixteenth annual Watermelon Park Fest will take place September 19 through 22, 2019 at Watermelon Park in Berryville, VA. The weekend will include performances by Grammy award winners Sam Bush, the Infamous Stringdusters and the Traveling McCourys, as well as The Tim O’Brien Band, Sierra Hull, The Dead South, Larry Keel, local favorites Furnace Mountain, the Woodshedders and many many more. A full listing of bands can be found on the web at www.watermelonparkfest.com/bands.

Located on the banks of the Shenandoah River, Watermelon Park has been the home of Shepherd’s Ford Productions events for sixteen years, with the inaugural Watermelon Park Fest in 2004. In addition to the performances, the festival also offers a variety of workshops, as well as activities for children. Festival goers may also enter one of three contests: the Eastman Mandolin Pickin’ Contest, the Fairbuilt Guitar Pickin’ Contest, or the $1000 Band Contest.

Tickets from $70- $160 and can be purchased at www.watermelonparkfest.com/tickets. or at the event. More information on the event, including a schedule for the weekend, can be found at www.watermelonparkfest.com or by calling 540-955-1621.

 

SSMT 2019 Downtown Cabaret Series

Pull up a bar stool and relax with a fun evening of casual cabaret performances featuring members of the 2019 Shenandoah Summer Theater (SSMT) company!

Doors open at 6:30; admission is free, but seating is limited. Come enjoy a beverage and a bite from the extensive menu in the Out of the Box Room at the Bright Box Theater in historic Old Town Winchester.

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Music Theatre: The Sound of Music

Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre presents: The Sound of Music

When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain’s immediate service in their navy. The family’s narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre.

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse

Cha Wa – NOLA-ed Up Shrimp Boil

They’re back, and ready for another funky good time here at Sweet NOLA’s. Join us July 23rd for Cha Wa, delivering the sounds and aesthetics of the Mardi Gras Indians with the funk infused show that is guaranteed to have you funked up by the end of the night.

Cha Wa’s debut, “Funk N Feathers”, explored contemporary riffs on the traditional music Boudreaux grew up singing along side his grandfather, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, in the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indian tribe. Now “Spyboy” ups the ante by digging deeper into the sound of New Orleans culture and giving it a modern twist. The disc’s largely orginal material takes advantage of the band’s new horn section to highlight the musicians’ personal ties to the street music of their hometown. “We wanted to take the roots of what we love about New Orleans brass band music and Mardi Gras Indian music and then voice it in our own way,” says the group’s drummer and founder, Joe Gelini.

Madame Cheryl will be cooking up shrimp with all the fixin’s for this low country boil. Event rail or shine. Wear those dancing shoes and be prepared to cut some rugs, that is if you can still move after stuffing your face with handfuls of delicious shrimp.

Show 6pm to ??
All you can eat $49.95
Low Country Shrimp Boil
Call 540.667.NOLA to make your reservation today!!