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Jul
13
Fri
Artists’ Alliance (Colonial Beach) Grand Opening Friday, July 13 6-9 pm @ Artists' Alliance at JarrettThor Fine Arts
Jul 13 – Aug 5 all-day
Artists' Alliance (Colonial Beach) Grand Opening Friday, July 13 6-9 pm @ Artists' Alliance at JarrettThor Fine Arts | Colonial Beach | Virginia | United States

20 Top Regional Artists exhibit their work cooperatively, Painter Barbara Brennan featured, show runs through Aug 5, Open Thu-Sun, 11-5

Jul
22
Sun
Nike Field Hockey Camp at the University of Mary Washington @ University of Mary Washington
Jul 22 – Jul 25 all-day
Nike Field Hockey Camp at the University of Mary Washington @ University of Mary Washington  | Frederick | Maryland | United States

This popular field hockey camp in Fredericksburg is designed to help players get better while having fun. If you’re looking for your chance to train with the best, this kids summer camp in Virginia is led by Head Coach and two time All- American Lindsey Barbacow and her talented staff. This year we are offering Overnight and Extended Day (9:00am-9:00pm) camps for girls, ages 10-18, of all ability levels.

Jul
23
Mon
Vacation Bible School, Resurrection Lutheran Church, “Babylon: Daniel’s Courage in Captivity” @ Resurrection Lutheran Church
Jul 23 @ 5:30 pm – Jul 26 @ 8:15 pm
Vacation Bible School, Resurrection Lutheran Church, “Babylon: Daniel’s Courage in Captivity” @ Resurrection Lutheran Church  | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Join us at Resurrection Lutheran Church (6170 Plank Road (Rt 3), 5 miles west of I-95. for “Babylon: Daniel’s Courage in Captivity” Vacation Bible School on July 23-26, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 8:15 pm. Program and dinner will be provided at no cost. There will be games, songs, Bible stories, crafts, and science fun! Middle and High Schoolers will assist the adult leaders. Everyone needs to register; you may register online or download the registration form at www.resurrectionpeople.org/VBS, fill it out, and either send it or e-mail it to the church office.

Camp Wilderness – VBS @ Wilderness Community Church
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 27 @ 8:30 pm
Camp Wilderness - VBS @ Wilderness Community Church | Spotsylvania Courthouse | Virginia | United States

Join us July 23 – 27 from 6-8:30 PM for a fun filled week where the children are Shipwrecked! Each day at Shipwrecked VBS, kids travel through field-tested rotations that reinforce relevant Bible Points and immerse kids in new adventures. We provide snacks each night, crafts and lots of fun! To register your child(ren) visit us at: https://tinyurl.com/CampWilderness2018 or call 540-972-8808.

Jul
25
Wed
Spotsylvania Farmers Market @ In front of the Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

There is always something new to discover at the Wednesday Spotsylvania Farmers Market. Check out the Power of Produce Club for FREE activities, tastings and prizes for the kids. Meet our SNAP-Ed intern as she demonstrates healthy cooking using easy, economical recipes and fresh market produce. You’ll find a bounty of mid-summer produce, locally raised meat and poultry, delicious pies, ice cold lemonade, sweet-salty kettle corn, pickles, homemade soaps and pet treats and more! Fresh, affordable and local! Open rain or shine. Cash, credit cards and SNAP/EBT are accepted. See you there!

Jul
27
Fri
Night Catfishing at Motts Run Reservoir @ Motts Run Reservoir
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm

7:00pm – 1:00am at Motts Run Reservoir, 6600 River Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Advanced prices: $3 child, $5 Adults

Day of prices: $5 child, $8 Adults

Come hook your bait and cast your line to catch catfish in the Reservoir. Private boats will be allowed on the water only if they meet proper VDGIF standards for night fishing but all boats must be off the water by 12:30am.

For more information call Motts Reservoir at 540-786-8989 or visit www.FredParksRec.com

Sounds of Summer Concert Series – Transmitters @ Fredericksburg Area Museum
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sounds of Summer Concert Series - Transmitters @ Fredericksburg Area Museum | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

The Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM) is pleased to announce the return of its highly anticipated Sounds of Summer concert series in historic Market Square beginning on Friday, June 1, 2018. Due to popular demand, the 2018 season has been extended and will include 18 concerts every Friday night through September 28, 2018.
This year’s concert series is generously presented by Access Eye and sponsored by the Fredericksburg Economic Development Authority, the Fredericksburg Art Commission, Adventure Brewing Co., 718 Venue, Stafford Printing, Radley Chevrolet, First Citizens Bank, Woodcock & Associates, PC, Zolo, The Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Mr. Cedric Rucker, and Rotary International.
The 18-week series will feature a free public concert every Friday night from 7:00 – 9:00 PM in historic Market Square located at 907 Princess Anne Street. Bring a lawn chair and your dancing shoes, and enjoy family-friendly music by local bands and arts & crafts for the kids (free) every Friday.
Returning for another year, beer from Adventure Brewing Co. will be available for purchase along with wine (must be 21 years of age or older) and non-alcoholic beverages. Members of the FAM will receive a complimentary beverage at each concert and discounts on drink tokens. Not a member yet? Join using our new website www.famva.org/membership/.
The 2018 lineup is:
June 1, 2018 Allen and Eddie Dickerson
June 8, 2018 The Duskwhales
June 15, 2018 Gaye Adegbolola and the Wild Rutz
June 22, 2018 The Feathered Fish
June 29, 2018 Bunker Hill Band
July 6, 2018 Fredericksburg Community Concert Band
July 13, 2018 Swamp Trash Band
July 20, 2018 Whiskey Revival
July 27, 2018 Transmitters
August 3, 2018 44 Diesel
August 10, 2018 Mr. Smith
August 17, 2018 The Dangerous Kitchen
August 24, 2018 The Acoustic Onion Band
August 31, 2018 Karen Jonas
September 7, 2018 Colonial Seafood
September 14, 2018 Cabin Creek
September 21, 2018 Don Brown’s Soul Experience
September 28, 2018 Elby Brass

Thunder Moon Paddle @ Fredericksburg City Dock
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thunder Moon Paddle @ Fredericksburg City Dock | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Experience the magic of nightfall on the river during Friends of the Rappahannock’s July 27 Thunder Moon Paddle, from Old Mill Park to City Dock. Thunder Moon is the Rappahannock Indian name for the July full moon, because it’s the time of year when thunderstorms occur most frequently. This year’s Thunder Moon is a “Micromoon,” meaning the moon will be near its apogee, or farthest distance from the Earth. Join FOR Volunteer Leader Michelle McGinley for this Friday night kayak float. We’ll talk about river ecology, FOR’s mission, and ways the river influenced local history. Minimum age is 12 years and some paddling experience is helpful. Meet at City Dock at 7 p.m. for a shuttle to Old Mill Park. We’ll be back at City Dock by 10 p.m. More info and tickets available at https://www.riverfriends.org/event/full-moon-paddle/

Jul
28
Sat
Port Royal Paddle @ Port Royal Landing
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Port Royal Paddle @ Port Royal Landing | Charleston | South Carolina | United States

Join Friends of the Rappahannock’s Education Director and Education Coordinator for a family-friendly paddle on the tidal Rappahannock! We will launch into the main stem of the Rapp from Port Royal Landing in Caroline County and explore the nearby Port Royal Unit of the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge by boat and on foot with fun educational activities along the way! Ages 8 and up (with adult) welcome! Dress to get wet! Bring lunch, lots of water, sunscreen and a hat. Note: We will be paddling against the tide for part of the day, which can be strenuous. 8 am – noon. $40 indiv/$120 group ($32/$96 for members)

Spotsylvania Farmers Market @ Commuter Lot at Route 3/Gordon Road
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Bring your family and friends and visit the Spotsylvania County Farmers Market, the largest farmers market in the region and celebrating its 20th Season!! Shop local, meet your community producers and growers, and pick up some of the healthiest, freshest ingredients the area has to offer. The month of July brings berries, peaches, cantaloupes, tomatoes, corn and a bounty of mid-summer produce – all freshly picked, all local. You will also find meat and eggs, breads and pastries, honey, herbs, spices, jams and salsas, and so much more! The Market is open rain or shine from 8:00am – 1:00pm. Cash, credit cards and SNAP/EBT are accepted. See you there!

Jul
31
Tue
Skeeter Scheid’s Woodlands @ Artful Dimensions Gallery
Jul 31 – Sep 3 all-day
Skeeter Scheid’s Woodlands @ Artful Dimensions Gallery | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Skeeter Scheid’s Woodlands — Join us throughout August and for First Friday on August 3 as we feature the work of this extraordinary fiber artist.

Stratford Hall Grandparent/Grandchild Summer Camp @ Stratford Hall
Jul 31 – Aug 2 all-day
Stratford Hall Grandparent/Grandchild Summer Camp @ Stratford Hall | Montross | Virginia | United States

This year campers will experience programs and activities, such as cooking apple pies over an open hearth, milling, colonial music, and basketweaving. Playing colonial games and hunting for shark teeth are also favorite activities. Some new activities will be added this year.

The three days of fun-filled, educational activities offer a memorable family bonding experience while participants are re-living 18th-century life on a Virginia plantation.

Camps will be offered three times in 2018: June 26-28, July 17-19, and July 31-August 2. Some camps were sold out in 2017, so early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment. The suggested child age is 1st grade completed through age 12, but there is a provision (and a large discount) for teen alumni campers to enroll with their grandparents, as camp assistants. The all-inclusive cost of $440.00 per person includes two nights comfortable lodging in the Stratford Inn and all meals in our dining room. A deposit of $100 per camper is due with registration. Additional lodging is available for the night before the camps begin (and the night after) for those who have to travel a considerable distance to Stratford.

Enrollment is limited to only 20 children plus their grandparents, so early registration is strongly recommended. For more information and to register go to: https://www.stratfordhall.org/educational-resources/camps/

Aug
1
Wed
Chatterbox Gallery at Paragon Village @ Paragon Village 12/ Spiltsville
Aug 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Chatterbox Gallery at Paragon Village @ Paragon Village 12/ Spiltsville  | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Join us for a FREE gallery opening, August 1, 201 from 4pm-7pm. A special event featuring local artists Rae Moriarty and Leah Fromer. Enjoy appetizer samples at The Chatterbox while you browse the pieces on display. 10% of all sales (art, The Chatterbox and Splitsville) n August 1st will be donated to the Micah Ecumenical Ministries in Fredericksburg.

Aug
2
Thu
The Beach Boys @ Celebrate Virginia After Hours
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm
The Beach Boys @ Celebrate Virginia After Hours | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

You can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they’ve had and how many millions of albums they’ve sold. But these conventional measurements fall short when you’re assessing the impact of The Beach Boys. To be sure, this band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions. But its greater significance lies in the fact that it changed the musical landscape so profoundly that every pop act since has been in its debt.

Happily for us all, The Beach Boys continue to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut over 50 years ago. And now in 2013, their Capitol Records release, Sounds of Summer (RIAA certified triple platinum with over three million in sales and climbing), and it’s companion The Warmth of the Sun marks a resurgence in Beach Boys interest that has again rocked the world.

Even more than the Beatles, The Beach Boys found through their music the key to unfading youth—and they made copies for everyone. To these guys, the beach isn’t just a place where the surf comes to play—it’s where life is renewed and made whole again.

Captained by Mike Love, The Beach Boys play an astoundingly busy schedule of concerts, averaging 150 shows a year, ranging from sundrenched summer festivals to gala New Year’s celebrations and special events worldwide. In 1974 Mike Love’s concept album Endless Summer ignited a second generation of Beach Boys fans and stirred a tempest that rocked the music world.

Grammy-winning songwriter Bruce Johnston, [Barry Manilow’s “I Write the Songs”], joined The Beach Boys in 1965, replacing Glenn Campbell, who filled-in for Brian Wilson, on vocals/bass, when he retired from touring. Highly regarded as a singer-songwriter, Johnston’s vocal work with such legendary artists as Elton John and Pink Floyd firmly established him among rock’s elite artists.

Had this remarkable band been less committed to its art and its fans, it could have retired from the field with honor at dozens of points along the way, confident that it had made a lasting contribution to world culture. It could have rested on the success of the epoch-shifting Pet Sounds masterpiece in 1966 . . . or after recording Love’s co-written Golden Globe nominated “Kokomo” in 1988 and seeing it become its best selling single ever . . . or after being inducted that same year into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame . . . or after watching its worldwide album sales blow past l00 million . . . or after winning the NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001 [along with The Who, Bob Marley, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr. and Les Paul]. And still, The Beach Boys continue to have fun, fun, fun, with no end in sight. In 2012, The Beach Boys scheduled a 74 concert date limited 50th Anniversary Reunion Tour which was scheduled as a limited run reunion tour and ended in the U.S. July 15 and internationally on Sept 28th in which the original members reunited and released “That’s Why God Made the Radio,” the album debuted at # 3 on the Billboard charts, their highest chart position in 37 years and an unprecedented milestone.

The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Jeffrey Foskett, Brian Eichenburger, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band. This tour will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks.

Few, if any, acts can match The Beach Boys’ concert presence, spirit and performance. They were center-stage at Live Aid, multiple Farm Aids, the Statue of Liberty’s 100th Anniversary Salute, the Super Bowl and the White House. On one day alone—July 4, 1985—they played to nearly 2 million fans at shows in Philadelphia and Washington, D. C.

Love’s role as the band’s front man sometimes overshadows his stature as one of rock’s foremost songwriters. “Surfin’,” The Beach Boys’ first hit came from his pen. With his cousin, Brian Wilson, Love wrote the classics “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “California Girls” and the Grammy nominated “Good Vibrations.” Years later, he showed he still had the lyrical chops by co-writing the irresistible and chart-topping “Kokomo.”

On The Beach Boys’ near horizon is another national/world tour and continued charity activities through Mike Love’s Love Foundation, which supports national environmental and educational initiatives. Love and The Beach Boys’ recent efforts raised over a quarter of a million dollars for the Red Cross to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina and made additional contributions to the disaster relief in Haiti.

The band appeared on countless worldwide TV shows throughout the years including: The Ed Sullivan Show, Dick Clark’s American Bandstand and The Tonight Show. Other television appearances include performances on Don Imus’ MSNBC show Imus In The Morning, TNT’s NBA All-Star Game, NBC’s Macy’s Day Parade, The Today Show, PBS’ A Capitol Fourth, Good Morning America, Weekend Today, The O’Reilly Factor.

In addition to founding Beach Boy Mike Love (lead vocals) and Beach Boy-vet Bruce Johnston (vocals/keyboards)—Jeffrey Foskett (guitar/vocals), Brian Eichenburger (bass/vocals), Tim Bonhomme (keyboards/vocals), John Cowsill of The Cowsills (percussion /vocals) and Scott Totten (guitar/vocals) round out the band.

Aug
3
Fri
“Simple Pleasures” by Sharon Osmon @ Art First Gallery
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm

Art First Gallery presents the first solo show of artist Sharon Osmon. “Simple Pleasures” is a dazzling ensemble of Osmon’s richly textured jewelry and beadwork using glass seed beads, Czech crystal, natural stone, pearls and metal.

‘Remixed 6’ Vinyl Album Art Show Opening Reception @ PONSHOP Studio and Gallery
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
'Remixed 6' Vinyl Album Art Show Opening Reception @ PONSHOP Studio and Gallery | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Opening Reception: Friday, August 3 (6-9pm)
Exhibition Dates: August 3- September 29, 2018

PONSHOP Studio and Gallery is pleased to announce their 14th community art exhibition in August and September of 2018. “Remixed 6” features original artwork using 12” vinyl record albums. The exhibit includes over thirty participating artists work on this unconventional canvas. The opening reception for “Remixed 6” will be Friday, August 3 (6-9pm).

This is the sixth year of the “Remixed” vinyl-themed show and PONSHOP has received an overwhelming response from local artists. As of this press release, the gallery has issued over thirty albums to be adorned by over twenty artists. This community art show has proven to be a great addition to the gallery’s exhibition schedule, involving artists of all backgrounds and also boasting affordable artworks for the home or office ranging from $25-$150. “Remixed 6” will be curated by gallery owners Scarlett and Gabriel Pons.

Sounds of Summer Concert Series – 44 Diesel @ Fredericksburg Area Museum / Market Square
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sounds of Summer Concert Series - 44 Diesel @ Fredericksburg Area Museum / Market Square | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

The Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM) is pleased to announce the return of its highly anticipated Sounds of Summer concert series in historic Market Square beginning on Friday, June 1, 2018. Due to popular demand, the 2018 season has been extended and will include 18 concerts every Friday night through September 28, 2018.
This year’s concert series is generously presented by Access Eye and sponsored by the Fredericksburg Economic Development Authority, the Fredericksburg Art Commission, Adventure Brewing Co., 718 Venue, Stafford Printing, Radley Chevrolet, First Citizens Bank, Woodcock & Associates, PC, Zolo, The Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Mr. Cedric Rucker, and Rotary International.
The 18-week series will feature a free public concert every Friday night from 7:00 – 9:00 PM in historic Market Square located at 907 Princess Anne Street. Bring a lawn chair and your dancing shoes, and enjoy family-friendly music by local bands and arts & crafts for the kids (free) every Friday.
Returning for another year, beer from Adventure Brewing Co. will be available for purchase along with wine (must be 21 years of age or older) and non-alcoholic beverages. Members of the FAM will receive a complimentary beverage at each concert and discounts on drink tokens. Not a member yet? Join using our new website www.famva.org/membership/.
The 2018 lineup is:
June 1, 2018 Allen and Eddie Dickerson
June 8, 2018 The Duskwhales
June 15, 2018 Gaye Adegbolola and the Wild Rutz
June 22, 2018 The Feathered Fish
June 29, 2018 Bunker Hill Band
July 6, 2018 Fredericksburg Community Concert Band
July 13, 2018 Swamp Trash Band
July 20, 2018 Whiskey Revival
July 27, 2018 Transmitters
August 3, 2018 44 Diesel
August 10, 2018 Mr. Smith
August 17, 2018 The Dangerous Kitchen
August 24, 2018 The Acoustic Onion Band
August 31, 2018 Karen Jonas
September 7, 2018 Colonial Seafood
September 14, 2018 Cabin Creek
September 21, 2018 Don Brown’s Soul Experience
September 28, 2018 Elby Brass

Aug
4
Sat
Free Community Event – Food, Free Dance, Acting & Music Classes, door prizes and more @ M&S Studio
Aug 4 all-day
Free Community Event - Food, Free Dance, Acting & Music Classes, door prizes and more @ M&S Studio | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Join us for a day of fun as we celebrate the beginning of our 25 year serving the greater Fredericksburg Area.

Take free classes, listen to music, watch performances and enjoy food and refreshments.
Free Classes for Acro, Dance, Acting and Music, all ages and all levels.
We have Door Prizes and drawings for free classes and so much more.

TALENT and MODEL SEARCH at 2 PM: Bring your best smile and personality. Everyone who participates in our search will get entered into a drawing for a free photo shoot.

For more information call us at 540-785-6772 or visit us at

http://mandsstudio.com/

MODEL & TALENT SEARCH – looking for local actors, singers, dancers and models @ M&S Studio
Aug 4 @ 2:00 am
MODEL & TALENT SEARCH - looking for local actors, singers, dancers and models @ M&S Studio | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to become a professional model, actor, singer or dancer? During our search we will educate you about this business and what you need to know in order to get started.

Everyone needs to walk for us and read a TV commercial that we will hand out when you register that day.

Those selected will have the opportunity to showcase their talent in front of agents and casting directors of the highest caliber.

Since we are kicking off our 25 season, we have some specials for you. Just by showing up and auditioning for us, your name will be entered into our drawing for a free photo shoot. (Value $375). You will need head shots when you start your career.

2018 Art in the Park at the Fredericksburg Farmers Market @ Hurkamp Park
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Local artists and craftspeople share their handmade goods in the park in conjunction with the Farmers Market. Art in the Park is held the first and third Saturdays at the Farmers Market from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Hurkamp Park, 500 William Street, Fredericksburg

Free admission, be sure to stop by on your way through the farmers market!

Aug
9
Thu
30th Anniversary L’il Margaret’s Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival @ Goddard Farm
Aug 9 – Aug 11 all-day
30th Anniversary L’il Margaret’s Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival @ Goddard Farm | Leonardtown | Maryland | United States

30th Anniversary L’il Margaret’s Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival
August 9, 10, 11, 2018
Time: Thursday 3 – 10 pm, Friday 1 – 10 pm, Saturday 11 am – 10 pm
Goddard Farm, 21810 Clay Hill Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650
Featuring: Dave Peterson & 1946 (Fri), Larry Stephenson Band (Sat), Farm Hands (Fri), David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition (Sat), Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers (Sat), Mickey Galyean & Cullen’s Bridge (Sat), Williamson Branch (Fri), Cousin’s In Harmony (Sat), Joey Tippett & the California Ramblers (Fri), 15 Strings (Thurs), Feinberg Brothers (Thurs), and Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys (Thurs)
Tickets: 3 Day advance-$55 each, 3 Day gate-$65 each, Thurs gate-$25 each, Friday gate-$30 each, Saturday gate-$35 each (Weekend advance price until July 14, 2018)
Order by mail to: L’il Margaret’s Bluegrass, P.O. Box 741, California, MD (include a self-address stamped envelope)
Order by credit card: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3192724
Camping: Electric & Water (30amp)-$30 per day, Rough Camping-$20 weekend. Call 301-475-8191 to reserve
Hotel accommodations, visit: LaQuinta Inns & Suites, 22769 Three Notch Rd, California, MD, 301-862-4100, or go to www.laquintalexingtonpatuxent.com
Gates open at 9 am Wednesday August 8
Food, ice, beverages, and ice cream available for sale
NON-FOOD (Craft) Vendor spaces available, call 301-737-3004
More information, call 301-737-3004 or http://www.lilmargaretsbluegrass.com

Aug
10
Fri
Night Catfishing at Motts Run Reservoir @ Motts Run Reservoir
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm

7:00pm – 1:00am at Motts Run Reservoir, 6600 River Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Advanced prices: $3 child, $5 Adults

Day of prices: $5 child, $8 Adults

Come hook your bait and cast your line to catch catfish in the Reservoir. Private boats will be allowed on the water only if they meet proper VDGIF standards for night fishing but all boats must be off the water by 12:30am.

For more information call Motts Reservoir at 540-786-8989 or visit www.FredParksRec.com

Sounds of Summer Concert Series – Mr Smith @ Fredericksburg Area Museum / Market Square
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sounds of Summer Concert Series - Mr Smith @ Fredericksburg Area Museum / Market Square | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

The Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM) is pleased to announce the return of its highly anticipated Sounds of Summer concert series in historic Market Square beginning on Friday, June 1, 2018. Due to popular demand, the 2018 season has been extended and will include 18 concerts every Friday night through September 28, 2018.
This year’s concert series is generously presented by Access Eye and sponsored by the Fredericksburg Economic Development Authority, the Fredericksburg Art Commission, Adventure Brewing Co., 718 Venue, Stafford Printing, Radley Chevrolet, First Citizens Bank, Woodcock & Associates, PC, Zolo, The Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Mr. Cedric Rucker, and Rotary International.
The 18-week series will feature a free public concert every Friday night from 7:00 – 9:00 PM in historic Market Square located at 907 Princess Anne Street. Bring a lawn chair and your dancing shoes, and enjoy family-friendly music by local bands and arts & crafts for the kids (free) every Friday.
Returning for another year, beer from Adventure Brewing Co. will be available for purchase along with wine (must be 21 years of age or older) and non-alcoholic beverages. Members of the FAM will receive a complimentary beverage at each concert and discounts on drink tokens. Not a member yet? Join using our new website www.famva.org/membership/.
The 2018 lineup is:
June 1, 2018 Allen and Eddie Dickerson
June 8, 2018 The Duskwhales
June 15, 2018 Gaye Adegbolola and the Wild Rutz
June 22, 2018 The Feathered Fish
June 29, 2018 Bunker Hill Band
July 6, 2018 Fredericksburg Community Concert Band
July 13, 2018 Swamp Trash Band
July 20, 2018 Whiskey Revival
July 27, 2018 Transmitters
August 3, 2018 44 Diesel
August 10, 2018 Mr. Smith
August 17, 2018 The Dangerous Kitchen
August 24, 2018 The Acoustic Onion Band
August 31, 2018 Karen Jonas
September 7, 2018 Colonial Seafood
September 14, 2018 Cabin Creek
September 21, 2018 Don Brown’s Soul Experience
September 28, 2018 Elby Brass

Aug
11
Sat
Landscape Series: The Summer Forest @ Stratford Hall
Aug 11 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Landscape Series: The Summer Forest @ Stratford Hall | Stratford | Virginia | United States

Spend the morning enjoying the richness and beauty of summer as you accompany naturalists on a unique and expansive look at the plant, fungal, and animal life of Stratford Hall. Guests will hike the forests, meadows and water sources of Stratford during this causal yet informative experience.

Plan to bring along your camera and a backpack with snacks and drinks.

Cost: Adults 12 and up – $10

Children 11 and under – Free

Friends of Stratford members – Free

Preregistration is required on or before August 9. For more information and to register, contact Jon Bachman, 804-493-1972 orjbachman@stratfordhall.org.

Spotsy Art Festival @ Historic Spotsylvania Court House
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – Aug 12 @ 5:00 pm
Spotsy Art Festival @ Historic Spotsylvania Court House | Spotsylvania Courthouse | Virginia | United States

On the second weekend of August, the gentle breeze under large shade trees and beautifully manicured lawns of the Spotsylvania Court House are transformed into a harmonious Virginia Art Festival of 200+ artists and artisans from all over the country. This incredible Virginia art festival will feature original creations from pottery to paintings; jewelry to photography; woodworking to sculpture and much more by award-winning artists as well as emerging local artisans.

There is ample paved parking adjacent to the lawn which means you will have only a short walk to and from your car. In addition to tents full of all kinds of creative endeavors, you can enjoy your lunch, while seated under a tent listening to music provided by a variety of local entertainers. This is only the beginning, artists and artisans will be demonstrating their skills and there are street performers located throughout the lawns to provide more entertainment.

This Festival will have something for everyone. Be sure to stop by the Welcome Tent to pick up a map and schedule of events so you won’t miss your favorite artist or any of these events. Mark your calendars for August 11 and 12, a destination weekend not only to enjoy the Summer Arts Festival but to also enjoy the County’s historic sites.

Tracy Lawrence & Joe Diffie @ Celebrate Virginia After Hours
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm
Tracy Lawrence & Joe Diffie @ Celebrate Virginia After Hours | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Tracy Lawrence is one of the most recognizable voices in Country music with songs such as “Paint Me A Birmingham,” “Time Marches On,” “Alibis,” and “Find Out Who Your Friends Are.” The entertainer has enjoyed twenty-two songs on the Billboard top ten charts with eighteen number one singles, selling over thirteen million albums.

The Multi-platinum CMA and ACM award winning recording artist has helped shape the sound of Country music for two decades, recently celebrating twenty-years in music. Few country artists have ever known the kind of success that Tracy Lawrence has earned and the influence his iconic voice has contributed to the Country music genre.

His music has inspired a whole new generation of entertainers and fans. Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan frequently pay tribute to the singer live in concert by playing his double-platinum hits like “Time Marches On” and Alibis.” Songs that help make Lawrence among one of the most played artists on radio.

Lawrence has set out to embark on the next chapter of his music career with his highly anticipated forthcoming studio album Headlights, Taillights And Radios to be released August 2013. The first single, “Stop Drop And Roll” written by hit songwriters Casey Beathard who penned Lawrence’s CMA and ACM award winning hit “Find Out Who Your Friends Are” and Brandon Kinney, marks the singers first studio album in five years.

Headlights, Taillights And Radios is not just another release for Lawrence, it’s a testament to how his music continues to evolve and engage all generations of Country music fans. The 11-song collection features some of his most progressive music to date.

Reflecting on the creative process when recording Headlights, Taillights And Radios Lawrence knew that he needed to push the envelope and creativity to a new level. “When recording the new album it was a very different process than I had ever done before,” said Lawrence. “We ended up recording the album in two parts, that’s just how it worked out. I started recording in the direction to make a more traditional County record. But as time progressed, I needed to explore and challenge myself musically. I wanted to go deeper and try a more edgy and progressive sound that reflected where I was going next. The combination really worked well for me and I think it will appeal to many different types of County music fans.”

The album title Headlights, Taillights And Radios carries a signature meaning for the artist. “Headlights” looking to the future; “Taillights” celebrating the past; and “Radios” a tribute to his success on radio.

Headlights, Taillights And Radios gives us a new Tracy Lawrence. One that is sure to inspire and ignite a whole new generation of Country music.

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With the release of Jason Aldean’s hit “1994” earlier this year that name-checked many of Joe Diffie’s twelve Number One hits, the legendary singer found himself squarely back in the hearts and minds of country fans. The multi-platinum-selling artist who dominated the charts during a hot streak in the ‘90’s may have been absent from the radio charts for the past few years, but Joe-Joe-Joe Diffie has never slowed down – writing, touring and recording a myriad of projects including his critically acclaimed 2010 bluegrass album “Homecoming,” and his recent “Roots And Boots” acoustic tour and collaborative CD “All In The Same Boat,” with fellow hitmakers Sammy Kershaw and Aaron Tippin. And now he’s back at it again, riding shotgun with hick-hop sensations the Jawga Boyz on a brand new single, “Girl Ridin’ Shotgun,” which was recently released to country radio.

The single, co-written by Diffie, Phil O’Donnell and Derek Thrasher of The Jawga Boyz is a fun, up-tempo romp perfect for summertime cruising and returns Joe to the country charts where he undoubtedly belongs. The performance features D. Thrash (Derek Thrasher) on the verses as Diffie’s signature vocals soar on the choruses and verses. The tune was written in part as an answer to Jason Aldean’s tribute to Joe, (penned by Thomas Rhett, Luke Laird and Barry Dean) and name-checks Aldean in a nod to the monster hit that helped introduce Joe to a whole new generation of fans two decades later.

With chart-toppers like “Pickup Man,” “Third Rock From the Sun,” and “John Deere Green,” and 13 albums and over 20 Top 10 singles to his credit, Joe has little to prove at this point in his career, yet he still has a fire in his belly to make good country music. A renowned songwriter in his own right who recently turned his focus back to writing after years on the road, Joe has hits for artists like Tim McGraw, Conway Twitty, and Jo Dee Messina to his credit, and has cuts on upcoming projects for “X Factor” winner Tate Stevens, Dylan Scott, and Tyler Farr among others. He is also hard at work on an album of brand new material, due out later this year on Bigger Picture Records. The collaboration with the Jawga Boyz and the attention from the Aldean hit is opening all sorts of new doors for Joe at this point in his career, and he’s excited at the prospect of working with some of music’s hot new hitmakers.

“We had a good time writing and recording my new song “Girl Ridin’ Shotgun,’ and making a video for it,” says Joe. “ I’ve been writing with a lot of new artists and I never thought that collaboration with one of them would lead to this, but I’m really glad that it has. It’s a different sound for me and I’m having so much fun with it all. I can’t wait to see what the future brings!”

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Aug
12
Sun
The Extraordinary Events and Wedding Showcase @ Fredericksburg Expo and Conference CEnter
Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Extraordinary Events and Wedding Showcase @ Fredericksburg Expo and Conference CEnter | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Join us Sunday, August 12, 2018, at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center for a showcase of event and wedding professionals. The 5th Annual Extraordinary Events and Wedding Showcase, formerly known as The Big Day Special Event and Bridal Show, showcases the Talents, Services and Products of the companies that assist those planning a variety of events.

These events include: Baby and Bridal Showers, Banquets, Graduations, Holiday Parties, Proms, Quinceaneras, Reunions, Seminars, Sweet 16, Trade Shows, and Weddings.

In addition to meeting all these companies under one roof, while at the Showcase you will also enjoy viewing the the latest trends in gowns, dresses, and formalwear for men women and children!
The outfits will be staged strategically throughout the show.
Want something a little extra special? Join the VIP Club. This VIP Ticket entitles you early entry at 11am (General Public enters at 12pm), a swag bag, private preview of the apparel with lite refreshments / appetizers, early access to the show floor and you are entered into a VIP only prize drawing.
This is the Fredericksburg Event Planning Showcase not to miss! All Coming can register for door prizes at www.extraordinaryeventandweddingshowcase.com.

What:  Extraordinary Events and Wedding Showcase
(Formerly The Big Day Special Event and Bridal Show)
Where: Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center
When: August 12, 2018
 General Admission Entrance: 12pm
 VIP Ticket Entrance: 11am

Admission:
General Admission Ticket:  Online: $9* – At Door: $12
VIP Ticket: Available in advance only: $20*
*processing fees apply

Aug
15
Wed
Under the Big Top – Summer Concert in Hurkamp Park @ Hurkamp Park
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm

Wednesday, August 15 at 7:00pm (raindate 8/22)
Join us for a live musical performance. At Hurkamp Park. Free admission, public invited.
Sponsored by the Fredericksburg Community Concert Band and Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events.
For more information call 540-372-1086 or fredericksburgcommunityband.com.
On facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/219701945291955/

Aug
17
Fri
Sounds of Summer Concert Series – The Dangerous Kitchen @ Fredericksburg Area Museum / Market Square
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sounds of Summer Concert Series - The Dangerous Kitchen @ Fredericksburg Area Museum / Market Square  | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

The Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM) is pleased to announce the return of its highly anticipated Sounds of Summer concert series in historic Market Square beginning on Friday, June 1, 2018. Due to popular demand, the 2018 season has been extended and will include 18 concerts every Friday night through September 28, 2018.
This year’s concert series is generously presented by Access Eye and sponsored by the Fredericksburg Economic Development Authority, the Fredericksburg Art Commission, Adventure Brewing Co., 718 Venue, Stafford Printing, Radley Chevrolet, First Citizens Bank, Woodcock & Associates, PC, Zolo, The Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Mr. Cedric Rucker, and Rotary International.
The 18-week series will feature a free public concert every Friday night from 7:00 – 9:00 PM in historic Market Square located at 907 Princess Anne Street. Bring a lawn chair and your dancing shoes, and enjoy family-friendly music by local bands and arts & crafts for the kids (free) every Friday.
Returning for another year, beer from Adventure Brewing Co. will be available for purchase along with wine (must be 21 years of age or older) and non-alcoholic beverages. Members of the FAM will receive a complimentary beverage at each concert and discounts on drink tokens. Not a member yet? Join using our new website www.famva.org/membership/.
The 2018 lineup is:
June 1, 2018 Allen and Eddie Dickerson
June 8, 2018 The Duskwhales
June 15, 2018 Gaye Adegbolola and the Wild Rutz
June 22, 2018 The Feathered Fish
June 29, 2018 Bunker Hill Band
July 6, 2018 Fredericksburg Community Concert Band
July 13, 2018 Swamp Trash Band
July 20, 2018 Whiskey Revival
July 27, 2018 Transmitters
August 3, 2018 44 Diesel
August 10, 2018 Mr. Smith
August 17, 2018 The Dangerous Kitchen
August 24, 2018 The Acoustic Onion Band
August 31, 2018 Karen Jonas
September 7, 2018 Colonial Seafood
September 14, 2018 Cabin Creek
September 21, 2018 Don Brown’s Soul Experience
September 28, 2018 Elby Brass

Aug
18
Sat
2018 Art in the Park at the Fredericksburg Farmers Market @ Hurkamp Park
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Local artists and craftspeople share their handmade goods in the park in conjunction with the Farmers Market. Art in the Park is held the first and third Saturdays at the Farmers Market from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Hurkamp Park, 500 William Street, Fredericksburg

Free admission, be sure to stop by on your way through the farmers market!

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