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Songwriters in the Round featuring Trent Wagler, Sarah Siskind, & Scott Miller

Join us for an intimate evening with three accomplished singer/songwriters on stage together sharing their songs and the stories behind them.

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Trent Wagler

Trent is the lead singer and principal songwriter for The Steel Wheels. The Steel Wheels have captured audiences across the country with their heady brew of original soulful mountain music and their deep commitment to roots and community. Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, this dynamic four-piece string band marries old-time musical traditions with their own innovative sound and lifestyle, generating a truly magnetic revival. The Steel Wheels also host the annual Red Wing Roots Music Festival in July at Natural Chimneys Park in Mt Solon, VA.

www.TheSteelWheels.com

 

 

Sarah Siskind

“Sarah Siskind is one of very few songwriters that is a true student of American music. Her lexicon is incredible and her voice…well, she’s a teacher.” – Bon Iver

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“She continues to be one of my favorite singers and songwriters. She absolutely knocks me out.” – Bonnie Raitt

“One of our favorite singers storming SXSW this year.” (2012) – TIME Magazine

Sarah Siskind has been called “the best female singer/songwriter in America today” (Steve Binder, legendary TV director/producer) and “an artist you must hear now” by Spin Magazine. She has toured with Bon Iver (he has also famously covered her “Lovin’s For Fools”) and The Swell Season, had songs recorded by Alison Krauss (the GRAMMY nominated “Simple Love”), Madi Diaz and many more. Armed with a striking vocal style and solid guitar-work, mostly on her beloved vintage electric Gibson, Sarah is a regular NPR performer with features on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts, World Cafe with David Dye, All Songs Considered, Song Of The Day and most recently NPR’s Mountain Stage.

www.SarahSiskind.com

Scott Miller

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Combining the emotional honesty and intelligence of a singer/songwriter with the swagger and enthusiasm of a rock & roller, Virginia-bred Scott Miller first made a name for himself as guitarist, vocalist and songwriter with the superb pop/rock band The V-Roys, before establishing himself as a solo artist to watch on his first album with his ad hoc group The Commonwealths, Thus Always to Tyrants.  His latest release, 2012′s CoDependents, is a duo project with fiddle player Rayna Gellert.

www.TheScottMiller.com

PERFORMANCE:

Thursday, October 30

8:00 PM

TICKETS:

$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Members save 20% on this event! (And always get free popcorn.)

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Daria: World Music For Children

In partnership with Harrisonburg’s Explore More Discovery Museum, Arts Council of the Valley Presents: A Morning with Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou

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Called “an ambassador of song” by US newspapers, Daria has traveled around the world to create music that uplifts and empowers. A 2007 and 2008 “Parent’s Choice“ winner, Daria’s CD’s are currently playing around the globe from Australia to South Africa, to Europe and South America as well as across the US in homes, preschools, schools and on several Native American Reservations. The Christian Science Monitor says … “When Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou makes music, the world listens — literally! ”

 

PERFORMANCE:

Saturday, Nov. 8th at 10:00 AM

TICKETS:

General Admission: $5.00

Children 3 & Under: Free Admission

Following the concert, the Explore More Discovery Museum invites all attendees to visit the museum from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (free admission with ticket stub) to make their own instruments.

www.DariaMusic.com

 

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United Nations of Comedy Tour Presents:                     Adrienne Iapalucci

Adrienne Iapalucci Poster 696x1024 PerformancesUnited Nations of Comedy Presents: Adrienne Iapalucci - Comedian Adrienne Iapalucci has appeared on a variety of major networks and national programs, including the Late Night Show with David Letterman, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central Presents, and Gotham Comedy Live. She has also shared the stage with many of the country’s top stand comedians. Constant touring is routine for this active comic, who wins her audiences over night after night with her sharp, cutting, real-life humor that covers some of the most intimate aspects of life. Jokes about her mother, childhood, love life, work, etc. make this a relevant comedic experience for any audience member.

Video: Adrienne Iapalucci at ”Last Comic Standing”

SHOWTIME:

Friday, November 14th

Doors open at 7:30, Curtains at 8:00

TICKETS:

Adult: $20

Student (with valid ID presented at door): $15

Senior: $15

All seating is GENERAL ADMISSION

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Oh Brothers! A Special Night of Traditional Bluegrass with The Bluegrass Brothers and The Martin Brothers & Aspen Run

Join us for an evening with two of the mid-Atlantic region’s finest traditional bluegrass ensembles.

 

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The Bluegrass Brothers are a high energy bluegrass band and a must see show for a traditional bluegrass delight! They have all grown up in bluegrass music families in Southwest Virginia and it is evident very soon after they hit the stage. They have made many musical accomplishments over numerous years, and their vocals and musicianship are second to none. The Bluegrass Brothers are one of the finest bluegrass shows in the country, and they are friendly country folk. They perform from coast to coast and in a most soulful, heartfelt manner. They have earned fans from several countries and everybody says: “We want The Bluegrass Brothers back next year!”

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The Martin Brothers & Aspen Run offer a straight-ahead bluegrass experience! Based in Maryland near the bluegrass hotbeds of Baltimore and Washington DC, the band is heavily influenced by the sounds of Jimmy Martin, The Stanley Brothers, Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, The Johnson Mountain Boys and Del McCoury; a regular traditional Bluegrass 101 course of study. While some of the members look young, they started early…and they definitely capture the vibe of the masters as they play throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

PERFORMANCE:

Saturday, November 15 at 7:00 Pm

TICKETS:

$18 in advance, $22 at the door

Members save 20% on this event! (And always get free popcorn.)

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Catie Curtis

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Catie Curtis is a veteran of the singer/songwriter folk scene, touring throughout the US for 20 years and releasing 13 CDs. Her credits include touring with Lilith Fair, and winning the Grand Prize in the 2006 International Songwriting Competition (with co-writer Mark Erelli) and recording a duet with Kris Kristofferson. Her songs appear in numerous films and TV shows. She has been called a “folk-rock goddess” by the New Yorker, and has performed at the White House several times.

Her eleventh recording, Stretch Limousine on Fire (©2011, Compass) delivers some of the finest material of her career: ten original songs that push at her own musical boundaries and explore “the difficult edges of passing events” in life, harsh realities
that are tempered with moments of fleeting beauty. That vibe is spirited, unique, and best embodied by the album’s title track. “Stretch Limousine on Fire” is an infectious song whose central image takes on the idea that “when bad things happen, you sometimes take comfort in realizing they happen to everybody.” It’s this portrayal of universal life experiences, wrapped in Curtis’ brand of evocative songwriting, that continues to her earn fans and impress critics.

www.CatieCurtis.com

PERFORMANCE:

Sunday, Nov. 16th at 8:00 pm

TICKETS:

$15 in advance, $18 at the door

Members save 20% on this event! (And always get free popcorn.)

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Nothin’ Fancy

Nothin Fancy Pic PerformancesNothin’ Fancy formed in 1994 as a bluegrass band to compete in a bluegrass competition. Since then, they have grown in popularity, releasing 11 full length albums, while continuing to perform at festivals all across the United States, Canada and Norway, including the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, the Lincoln Center in New York City, and the Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia. They have successfully hosted their own Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival every year since 2001 in Buena Vista, Virginia.

www.NothinFancyBluegrass.com

PERFORMANCE:

Saturday, Dec. 13th at 8:00 pm

TICKETS:

$15 in advance, $18 at the door

Members save 20% on this event! (And always get free popcorn.)

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Hank Williams Sr. Tribute Concert

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For many years now, Court Square Theater presents a country, honky tonk, swingin’ extravaganza of musical friends collaborating to bring to life classic songs from the real roots of country music. GRAMMY® winners Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer host the evening with IBMA Female vocalist of the year, Claire Lynch, and Prairie Home Companion regulars, Robin & Linda Williams. Add to that a fabulous band and you’ve got a great country show – one that sells out every year!

HANK WILLIAMS was a consummate country songwriter, with hits that included “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”, “Your Cheatin’ Heart”, “The Lovesick Blues” and “Jambalaya”. He died at the age of 29, on New Year’s 1953, leaving behind a legacy of songs and performances that will not be forgotten. In the six years of his recording career, Hank Williams songs created the definition of the perfect country song. This popular show brings together an all-star cast of friends who get together just once a year to celebrate the songs of a country music idol.

PERFORMANCE:

Saturday, December 27 at 8:00 PM

TICKETS:

$24 in advance, $28 at the door

Members save 20% on this event! (And always get free popcorn.)

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 The 24 Hour Project

We are proud to announce the second annual “24 Hour Project”. For details, or to apply to perform at this event, please visit The 24 Hour Project’s devoted Informational Page

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SHOWTIME:

Starts: Friday, January 23rd at 5:00 PM

Ends: Saturday, January 24th at 5:00 PM.

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Bill Yates & The Country Gentlemen Tribute Band

Bill Yates Pic 2 PerformancesDue to Bill’s continuing activity and popularity in the Bluegrass genre, he has most recently been deemed as “The Ambassador of Bluegrass” by not only his friends and adoring fans, but by his peers as well. The current Bill Yates & The Country Gentlemen Tribute Band lineup that performs on stage today includes: Bill Yates on vocals, Mike Phipps on the “Charlie Waller” sound-alike vocals, Rick Briggs on banjo and vocals, Larry Kirk on upright bass and vocals, and Mark Clifton on the resophonic guitar (dobro) and vocals. This ensemble puts their heart and soul into each performance and tries to satisfy that musical hunger for the multitude of Country Gentlemen fans around the country; especially those that truly miss Charlie Bill Yates Pic 1024x675 PerformancesWaller’s magical voice, and do their best to recreate, as close as possible, the way the songs were originally performed and sung.

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PERFORMANCE:

Saturday, January 31 at 7:30 pm

TICKETS:

$12 in advance, $15 at the door

Members save 20% on this event! (And always get free popcorn.)

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Blue Highway

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At the 20-year mark, Blue Highway is indisputably one of the most esteemed and influential groups in contemporary bluegrass. The band’s eleven exceptional albums and compelling live performances give proof to the stellar reviews, Grammy nominations, and numerous awards earned by the band since it first took the stage on December 31, 1994. That first performance featured the same musicians that comprise Blue Highway today, making their 20th anniversary all the more remarkable..

With a deep bench of virtuosic songwriters, vocalists and instrumentalists, Blue Highway’s hallmark is an unwavering commitment to the ensemble, the “democracy of the band” that makes Blue Highway a powerhouse.

Individually, Jason Burleson (banjo, guitar, mandolin), Rob Ickes (Dobro), Shawn Lane (mandolin, fiddle, vocals), Tim Stafford (guitar, vocals), and Wayne Taylor (bass, vocals) are masters of their respective roles. Together, in Stafford’s words, they are “a democracy in the best sense of the word”: five gifted artists selflessly merging their talents into a seamlessly brilliant group sound. As a result, the band moves from strength to strength, more mature and impressive with each new album.

With eleven highly-acclaimed albums to its credit, Blue Highway has garnered two Grammy nominations, a Dove Award, topped the Bluegrass Unlimited radio charts, and won numerous International Bluegrass Music Association awards. Refusing to coast on past glories, Blue Highway continues to push its music to new levels of accomplishment. Artfully balanced between tradition and innovation, it remains in the forefront of contemporary bluegrass music.

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PERFORMANCE:

Friday, February 27 at 8:00 pm

TICKETS:

$20 in advance, $24 at the door

Members save 20% on this event! (And always get free popcorn.)

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