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  • Clifton Forge
    Ricky Tims Master Class Quilt Retreat
    Thursday, February 18, 2021 - Saturday, February 20, 2021
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Ricky Tims Master Class Quilt Retreat offers a comprehensive quilt curriculum for all quilters. This customized event will teach, encourage, inspire, and will most certainly keep you entertained. Ricky demystifies seemingly complex concepts, and teaches mastery of unique techniques. The sessions cover improvisational patchwork, no-pins precision curved piecing, design guidelines, color theory, dyeing basics, and machine quilting tips that work for both domestic and long arm. You will learn beautiful outline appliqué and innovative piecing techniques—most of which don’t require a quarter-inch seam! Ricky’s goal is to change how you think when it comes to quilting. He will help you to reevaluate your quilting experience and give you the ability to define who you are as a quilter. The seminar will benefit all quilters—beginners or experienced—traditional or art. In addition to the methods and techniques being taught, there will be plenty of fun projects/patterns for you to consider. Thursday, February 18, 3:00pm to 7:00pm Includes a meet and greet and dinner. Friday, February 19, 8:30am to 8:00pm Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner and evening session. Saturday, February 20, 8:30am to 3:00pm Lectures with Ricky, Breakfast & Lunch. 3:30 to 6:30, Demos and Dinner, 7:00 to 9:00 Ricky Tims in Concert

    Date:
    Thursday, February 18, 2021 - Saturday, February 20, 2021(3:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/RickyTimsMasterClassQuiltRetreat

  • Clifton Forge
    Ricky Tims in Concert
    Saturday, February 20, 2021
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Spend a fun and entertaining evening of music and story-telling with award-winning musician and quilter, Ricky Tims. Ricky's hilarious and inspirational stories are punctuated with performances of his original piano compositions and arraignments accompanied by elaborate visual display. Ricky is known as a skilled entertainer, and his concerts are a must-see event. He always has a few surprises up his sleeves, so even if you’ve been to one of his concerts before, you can be sure you will hear something new each time you spend an evening with Ricky.

    Date:
    Saturday, February 20, 2021(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/RickyTimsinConcert

  • Millboro
    Campsite Cook-Off Oktoberfest
    Sunday, March 21, 2021
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    14239 Douthat State Park Rd.
    Millboro, VA 24460

    Postponed until March 21, 2021 Be a part of our 5th Annual Campsite Cook-off Oktoberfest. This is no ordinary cook-off and it will put your creativity to the test. What makes this such a unique event? The meat for the cook-off will be provided by the park but participants will not know the type of meat until it is time to cook. Cooks must supply their own secret seasonings to make their dish a standout. Teams will be given the meat Friday evening to prepare overnight. Tastings will follow on Saturday. Live music will be available for both participants and spectators to enjoy. There is limited space so teams must pre-register.  To register or for the rules and regulations, please call the park at 540-862-8114. For spectators, entry into the event will be $10 per person. Craft artisans and food vendors will also be onsite.

    Date:
    Sunday, March 21, 2021

    Telephone:
    Park office: 540-862-8100
    Customer Service Center: 800-933-7275
    Fax: 540-862-8104

    Email:
    douthat@dcr.virginia.gov

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/CampsiteCookOffOktoberfest

  • Clifton Forge
    Scott Miller & Friends
    Friday, April 23, 2021
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    The Historic Masonic Theatre
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Scott Miller & FriendsSat., Sept. 19, 2020 at 7:30PMIn the John E. Hillert AuditoriumTickets: $30-$22, Boxes $45 Scott Miller was our headliner for our Grand Re-Opening Celebration in 2016, so he's like a member of the family. What better way to celebrate Heritage Day weekend than to have Scott back? This time, Scott is bringing along a few of his friends to join in the fun! Recently inducted to the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame, fiery roots-rock singer/songwriter SCOTT MILLER returned to his native Virginia to tend the family farm while continuing to release and perform new music informed by that rural area, history, and Appalachia. “Miller combines the emotional honesty and intelligence of a singer/songwriter with the swagger and enthusiasm of a rock & roller… a gifted and eclectic solo artist.” (AllMusic.com) Recently on tour with Patty Griffin, Robbie Fulks, Paul Thorn, Robin & Linda Williams, and American Aquarium.

    Date:
    Friday, April 23, 2021(7:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    masonictheatre@yahoo.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/ScottMillerFriends

  • Clifton Forge
    Scott Miller Trio
    Friday, June 4, 2021
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city) County
    513 Church St
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Scott Miller & TrioSaturday August 28, 2021 at 7:30PMIn the Historic AmphitheatreTickets: $25, Scott Miller was our headliner for our Grand Re-Opening Celebration in 2016, so he’s like a member of the family. Recently inducted to the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame, fiery roots-rock singer/songwriter SCOTT MILLER returned to his native Virginia to tend the family farm while continuing to release and perform new music informed by that rural area, history, and Appalachia. “Miller combines the emotional honesty and intelligence of a singer/songwriter with the swagger and enthusiasm of a rock & roller… a gifted and eclectic solo artist.” (AllMusic.com) Recently on tour with Patty Griffin, Robbie Fulks, Paul Thorn, Robin & Linda Williams, and American Aquarium.

    Date:
    Friday, June 4, 2021(7:30 PM

    Telephone:
    540-826-5455

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/ScottMillerTrio

  • Clifton Forge
    Al Wittig Jazz Quartet
    Friday, June 11, 2021
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city) County
    513 Church St
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Al Wittig Jazz QuartetFriday June 11, 2021 7:30pmMasonic Amphitheatre$25 A variety of styles of jazz music: swing,smooth jazz, funk, Blues, Latin grooves, ballads, and original music.

    Date:
    Friday, June 11, 2021(7:30 PM - 10:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-826-5455

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AlWittigJazzQuartet

  • Clifton Forge
    The WannaBeatles - The Masonic Amphitheatre
    Friday, June 18, 2021
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city) County
    513 Church St
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The WannaBeatles Friday June 18, 2021 7:30pm Masonic Amphitheatre Summer Music Series THE WANNABEATLES are Grammy-nominated entertainers that have started a bit of Beatlemania of their own, and after their memorable concert on our main stage in 2017, they are now a member of the family! The big question: Who will dance on stage with the four lads during this performance? Maybe you! It’s becoming a tradition. Get ready to take a magical mystery tour filled with great Beatles standards, hilarious parodies, on-stage antics, fab fan trivia, and much more. With an emphasis on audience participation, this high energy band offers family-friendly entertainment for audiences of all ages. The WannaBeatles go where no Beatles Band has gone before – and you’ve got “A Ticket To Ride!” This concert kicks-off the Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day and C&O Railway Festival weekend. Make plans to join us for Heritage Day on June 6, 2020.

    Date:
    Friday, June 18, 2021(7:30 PM - 10:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-826-5455

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/TheWannaBeatlesTheMasonicAmphitheatre

  • Clifton Forge
    Calista Garcia At The Masonic Amphitheatre
    Friday, June 25, 2021
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city) County
    513 Church St
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Indie folk-rock singer-songwriter Calista Garcia brings mix of complexity and sophistication to her confessional musings that carry a hint of pop and blues. As seen on Season 16 of NBC’s The Voice, her style harkens back to ’70s classic acts such as Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell, but with a fresh modern twist. Her debut extended play (EP) collection “Wild Woman” was released in April 2019 to much critical acclaim, garnering a nomination for “Best Roots/Country EP” in the 2020 Independent Music Awards. The project has also won multiple nominations and awards from International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA), the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) and the Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest (MASC). Calista is currently working on her second record, A Beautiful World, scheduled for release in 2021. A prolific songwriter who plays guitar, piano, ukulele, bass, mandolin and harmonica, Calista also writes for the stage, having completed her second classic-rock inspired musical, Crystal Skies, which premiered in April 2018. Crystal Skies was a 2020 semifinalist for the Eugene O’Neill Musical Theatre Conference.

    Date:
    Friday, June 25, 2021(7:30 PM - 10:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-826-5455

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/CalistaGarciaAtTheMasonicAmphitheatre

  • Clifton Forge
    Alleghany Highlands Blues Society
    Friday, July 2, 2021
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city) County
    513 Church St
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Alleghany Highland Blues SocietyFriday July 2, 2021 7:30pmMasonic Amphitheatre Summer Music Series$25

    Date:
    Friday, July 2, 2021(7:30 PM - 10:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-826-5455

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AlleghanyHighlandsBluesSociety

  • Clifton Forge
    Bill Deal's Original Rhondels Beach Party
    Saturday, July 3, 2021
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city) County
    513 Church St
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    From Virginia Beach, Virginia, the Original Rhondels are a music tradition who have performed their hit recordings in almost every major city in the United States. In 1969, Bill Deal and the Rhondels began a recording career that would take them to Madison Square Garden and across the country. With 3 top 10 hits, “May I”, “I’ve Been Hurt”, and “What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am”, the band hit the road, delighting their audiences with outstanding vocals, powerful brass, and exciting showmanship. These hits also topped the charts in Argentina, Spain, Brazil, Germany and Mexico. The unexpected passing of Bill Deal in December of 2003 was a great loss to the music industry, however the Original Rhondels continue to perform the great music that earned them a star on the Legends Walk of Fame. Performing from Orlando & Tampa, Florida, to Charleston & Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; from Montgomery, Alabama to Washington, D.C., the Original Rhondels continue to delight their audiences at corporate and family events, as well as festivals and concerts.

    Date:
    Saturday, July 3, 2021(3:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-826-5455

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/BillDealsOriginalRhondelsBeachParty

  • Clifton Forge
    The Walkaways
    Friday, July 9, 2021
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city) County
    513 Church St
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Walkaways Friday July 9, 2021 7:30pm Masonic Amphitheatre Summer Music Series $25 The Walkaways are a metropolitan DC-based band, making original music since 2006. The band released its third full-length album entitled “After the Fall” in 2017. This follows Fifty Left to Burn (2008) and Romance and Medicine (2012), the latter recorded and co-produced with Grammy-nominated producer John Jennings (Mary Chapin Carpenter, Indigo Girls, The Rankin Family, Iris Dement). From the beginning The Walkaways’ sound has been called “alt-country” (Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Washingtonian Magazine), and that description still fits pretty well. Their songs draw even more broadly, however, from Americana, folk, roots rock, country, indie, and classic rock. Key influences include Ryan Adams, Son Volt, Wilco, Springsteen, Uncle Tupelo, Josh Ritter, The Band, and Old 97s. You can hear The Walkaways play live at popular DC-area venues that support original music, including Pearl Street Warehouse, Gypsy Sallys, Evening Star Cafe, and Port City Brewery, 7 Locks Brewing, New District Brewing Company, Falls Church Distillers, along with local festivals, charity events, and every now and then at venues in NYC like Arlene’s Grocery and Rockwood Music Hall.

    Date:
    Friday, July 9, 2021(7:30 PM - 10:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-826-5455

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/TheWalkaways

  • Clifton Forge
    Runnin Shine
    Friday, July 16, 2021
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city) County
    513 Church St
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Runnin ShineFriday July 16, 2021 7:30pmMasonic Amphitheatre Summer Music Series$25

    Date:
    Friday, July 16, 2021(7:30 PM - 10:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-826-5455

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/RunninShine

  • Clifton Forge
    Danny Goodson Band
    Friday, July 30, 2021
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city) County
    513 Church St
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Danny Goodson BandFriday July 30, 2021 7:30pmMasonic Amphitheatre Summer Music Series$25

    Date:
    Friday, July 30, 2021(7:30 PM - 10:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-826-5455

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/DannyGoodsonBand

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