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July 4th celebration in Williamsburg VA to feature stars from "The Voice"

imageRAM and USO present the 2014 Military Concert Series, “An Independence Day Celebration,” featuring NBC’s “The Voice” stars Danielle Bradbery and Smithfield’s own Bria Kelly at 6:30 p.m. (gates open at 5 p.m.) July 4 at Lake Matoaka Amphitheater on the campus of the College of William & Mary.

Post show, fans can continue the celebration at Market Square or Palace Green in Colonial Williamsburg to honor our nation’s birthday with a fireworks display at 9:20 p.m.

Advance tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. A limited number of VIP tickets are available. General admission tickets start at $25. Military discounts available.

Gates open at 5 p.m. and the concert starts at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, visit the Military Concert Series website.

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn perform Sat May 24th in Williamsburg VA

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Memorial Day Weekend, the Virginia Arts Festival brings a special series of performances to the historic city of Williamsburg and James City County. On Friday, May 23, Britain’s “amazing, explosive, exhilarating” (The New York Times) Richard Alston Dance Company joins Festival Williamsburg for the first time.
Saturday, Festival favorite, virtuoso banjo player Béla Fleck will perform joined by his wife, clawhammer banjo player Abigail Washburn, who has her own legion of admirers. On Sunday, audiences will do some dancing of their own as the swinging big band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy brings its signature dance‐driving music, including hits like “You and Me and the Bottle Makes Three” and “Go Daddy O.” And for classical music lovers, a pair of chamber music concerts is planned on May 22 and 23, featuring André‐Michel Schub and the Miami String Quartet

Husband and wife musical phenoms Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have drawn rave reviews and fanatical fans throughout their separate careers—but when they get together on stage, it’s truly an event. Fleck, “one of the most accomplished banjo players of his time” (The New York Times), has explored virtually every genre, leading audiences through mind-blowing sets that leave them slack-jawed with wonder; and singer/songwriter/clawhammer banjo player Washburn has a “daring, infinite talent” (Wall Street Journal). See them together in this unforgettable show!

Saturday, May 24, 8:00 PM

Virginia Room, Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg

Tickets $45, $35
Buy tickets here

Additional info for other Festival Williamsburg Concerts here

Busch Gardens Williamsburg announces remaining concert lineup

May 12,2014-Busch Gardens Williamsburg today announced the remaining artists performing in the Busch Gardens® LIVE and Glory at the Gardens concert series presented by Coca-Cola®.  With a lineup featuring rock, country and Christian music, there’s something for everyone this summer.

 

Date

Concert

Series

July 4

Lee Greenwood

Busch Gardens LIVE

July 5

The Romantics

Busch Gardens LIVE

July 20

Lynard Skynyrd

Busch Gardens LIVE

July 26

LeAnn Rimes

Busch Gardens LIVE

August 3

Steven Curtis Chapman

Glory at the Gardens

imageBusch Gardens LIVE and Glory at the Gardens concerts are held at Busch Gardens’ Royal Palace Theatre. The theater’s gates open approximately two hours before the scheduled 7 p.m. performance.  All Busch Gardens LIVE and Glory at the Gardens concerts are included with park admission. For guests’ convenience complimentary concert tickets are distributed throughout the day at the park’s Guest Relations building. Tickets are distributed one-per-person on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. All party members must be present to receive tickets. Tickets are required for entry to the concert. Premium seating in a reserved area is also available with the purchase of concert and dinner packages.
For more information, including complete concert and ticketing information, visit http://www.buschgardens.com/va

 

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BRET MICHAELS AND MERCYME KICKOFF BUSCH GARDENS® LIVE AND GLORY AT THE GARDENS™ CONCERT SERIES

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (April 10, 2014) – Busch Gardens® is turning up the volume this summer with the return of its popular concert series, Busch Gardens® LIVE and Glory at the Gardens™.
Legendary rocker and reality TV star Bret Michaels will kick off Busch Gardens LIVE on May 4. Michaels’ 25-plus year career includes hits like “Talk Dirty To Me” and “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” as well as solo hits “Nothing To Lose,” and his new single currently on the radio, “A Beautiful Soul.”
Glory at the Gardens begins May 11 with a performance by Christian band MercyMe. Best known for their mega hit “I Can Only Imagine,” the Grammy nominated, American Music Award and eight-time Dove award-winning band released their ninth album, Welcome to the New, on April 8. Additional concert dates will be announced soon.
Busch Gardens LIVE and Glory at the Gardens concerts are held at Busch Gardens’ Royal Palace Theatre. The theater’s gates open approximately two hours before the scheduled 7 p.m. performances. All Busch Gardens concerts are included with park admission. For guests’ convenience complimentary tickets are distributed throughout the day at the park’s Guest Relations building. Tickets are distributed one-per-person on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. All party members must be present to receive tickets. Tickets are required for entry to the concert. Premium seating in a reserved area is also available with the purchase of concert and dinner packages.
For more information, including complete concert and ticketing information, visit http://www.buschgardens.com/va or call (800) 343-7946.

Concert in Memory of Austin "Gus" Deeds

Austin This Sunday Aril 6th at 4pm The Music Department is honored to present a concert in memory of former student Austin "Gus" Deeds. This memorial concert is hosted in honor of the music Gus loved.

The William & Mary Music Department is honored to present a concert in memory of former student Austin "Gus" Deeds. This memorial concert, hosted to honor the music Gus loved, will feature the Runaway String Band, Friends of Appalachian Music, and the W&M Appalachian Music Ensemble. The special guest artist will be recent W&M alumna Elizabeth LaPrelle, who has given concerts throughout the US, Ireland, and Uzbekistan. This concert is free and open to the public.
In the event of inclement weather, the concert will take place in the small theater in the W&M Campus Center at 6:00pm.

Sunday, April 6th 2014
4pm

Lake Mataoka Amphitheater at W&M , Ukrop Way and Jamestown Road

Contact

For more information, please contact Dr. Jamie Bartlett at jcbart@wm.edu.

Tribefest for the Cure 2014

This year, the Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary will host the Third Annual TribeFest for the Cure, a music festival benefitting the Tidewater affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  Over our first two years, TribeFest has raised over $12,000 for breast cancer research, education, and advocacy – all while keeping the funds in the local area.

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It is truly an event for the whole community, as attendees included students from the College’s graduate and undergraduate programs, as well as members of the Williamsburg community both young and old.  There is something for everyone at TribeFest: face painting and moon bounces for kids, educational materials for the curious, a silent auction and a wine raffle for the philanthropically inclined, live local bands for audiophiles, beverages for adults and the older college students, as well as local food for everyone.

If you want to get involved, you can do so in several ways.   First and foremost, you can – and should – come.  You can become a sponsor by donating a monetary amount or food and beverages. You can also donate wine for our wine raffle or other items for our silent auction, including gift certificates and prize packages.  There is no maximum limit on donations – feel free to give as much as you or your company are able.  You will be supporting a great cause and will be able to see the immediate impact you have on your community.

TribeFest for the Cure will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 2:00-8:00pm in the courtyard of Miller Hall at the College of William & Mary

More info here

Come out and enjoy the Spring weather at the beautiful campus of William and Mary. This spring festival, hosted by The MBA Association at the Mason School of Business, will feature live music, great food from local favorites,wine auctions, vendor booths, games for the family, and much more. For more information click here!

Ticket Types are as follows:

$10.00 PRE-SALE DEAL ($20.00 Value)
Entrance, 1 meal ticket and 1 Beverage Cup

$15.00 Festival Experience ($20.00 Value)
Entrance, 1 meal ticket and 1 Beverage Cup

$40.00 Family Pack ($50.00 Value)
2 adult tickets (adults 13+)
2 Beverage Cups
4 Meal tickets

Children: Free ( 12 and under)

You will need to bring your confirmation page to the will call table at the event in order to pick up your tickets.

Address:
William J. Fields Courtyard, Miller Hall
101 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185

If you’d like to attend this event you can purchase tickets online.

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Fundraiser Concert for local musician Paul Popadak 2/23

Reprinted from the VA Gazette

I’m a member of Rich Whiskey, a Williamsburg born band that has become a very busy band working 4-6 nights a week. One of our members, Paul Popadak, has been fighting an incredible battle with cancer, and we are putting on a benefit on Sunday at the Moose Lodge to help him recuperate financially. Our amazing guys in the band have been paying him his normal pay while he’s been unable to work, but Paul needs more help. The pre-existing conditions clause really hit him. He was paying for insurance, but received only $2,000 of aid toward his $100,000 bill for treatment. Now with ObamaCare, he is getting some help, which is great, because he’s in the final stretch of daily chemo and radiation. But the help he is getting plus the couple hundred bucks a week that the band gets is not making a dent in his debt. So we want to raise some good money for him.

Paul has been a great example and a motivation to a lot of people in the world of fighting cancer. He has written pages of public forums on Facebook about his fight and how he’s felt throughout the whole treatment

He’s like another dad to me. I grew up in the entertainment world, and he has lived in it and has continued my education in it, as well helped me when I needed it. It’s time to give back.

Seven musical groups (Brent Shepard, The Blue Pills, Bobby Blackhat & Friends, Blue Ribbon, The Hark, The Lef Dovers, Rich Whiskey, and DJ Kudlz), the Moose Lodge, Coldwell Realty, Two Drummers Smokehouse, Sysco Food Service, Performance Food Group, Riverside Paper Supply and many more are helping to sponsor the event. I’m hoping that our generous community of greater Williamsburg will come enjoy the food, live music, auctions, and raffles, and help to raise a ton of relief funds for Paul.

Please join us 2-9 p.m. this Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Moose Lodge, 5429 Richmond Road, to help in our fundraiser, “Kick Cancer to the Curb.”

pete popadak

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