• psst … I’m a Realtor! Thanks for stopping by my website. I would love to help you find your dream home and community in the Hampton Roads or Williamsburg area or to sell your existing home. This website is authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of Hampton Roads and the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market. His websites, WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com and Mr Williamsburg.com were created as a resource for folks who are exploring a move to Williamsburg, VA , Hampton Roads VA and the surrounding areas of the Virginia Peninsula. On his website you can search homes for sale , foreclosures, 55+ active adult communities, condos and town homes , land and commercial property for sale in Williamsburg, Yorktown, New Kent, Poquoson, and Gloucester, VA as well as surrounding markets of Carrolton, Chesapeake,Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth Mathews, Newport News Norfolk, Poquoson, Smithfield, , Suffolk, Surry, Va Beach, Yorktown and York County Virginia You can reach John by email John@MrWilliamsburg.com or phone @ 757-254-813

Love Sport? Love Art? Love music?

The City of Williamsburg, a known "bicycling community" and a designated "Bike Friendly Community" by The League of American Bicyclists, is a perfect location for Spoke & Art, a one-week long combination sport, art and culinary event that will take place on the lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg on Francis Street (formerly the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Art Museum) beginning today through Sunday, September 27, 2015. 326 West Francis Street in Colonial Williamsburg. image

Under the Spoke & Art tent you will find a pop-up sports bar, The HandleBar, with a big screen TV to watch the races in real-time; fresh, local restaurant food and beverage for purchase and a gallery of sports paintings, sculptures and photography curated by John Lee Matney, owner of Linda Matney Art Gallery, plus a large display of Las Bicicletas bicycle sculptures in three sizes to purchase and enjoy.

Come out for lunch everyday and watch the race LIVE.

There are many more events like morning yoga sessions, business night, and the Williamsburg Celebrates Art Contemporary Artisans Show. A list of all the events can be found at www.spoke-n-art.com.

Spoke & art kickoff night

Monday 9/21 from 5-9 PM

 

imageCome on out to kickoff this week of fun and excitement.  The DOG Street Pub Running Club will be ending their weekly 5K run under the tent. Legend has it that they love to drink a beer or two when they’re done, so why not join them?

Live music by The Hark.

Food and drink will be available for purchase from the Dog Street Pub.

More events here

Festival Williamsburg announces lineup for 2014 Season

On Memorial Day Weekend 2014, 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.

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Williamsburg Regional Library again rated one of the best in the U.S

imageA national ranking of public libraries has once again made Williamsburg Regional Library (WRL) a star.
For the fifth consecutive time the national publication “Library Journal” has rated WRL as one of the best public libraries in the U.S. by giving it four-stars, the only four-star rated library in Virginia.  WRL is one of 111 public libraries nationwide, out of more than 7,500 measured, that have received a star rating for all five editions of the publication.
The magazine’s rankings assign libraries star ratings similar to those used by Michelin and other travel guides. The ratings measure circulation of collection materials, number of visits, program attendance and Internet use. The statistical category in which WRL excels is program attendance per capita.  “Our program attendance was the third highest of any star library in our category,” said library director John A. Moorman.  “Our point total in all measured areas placed us in the upper range of the 4-star libraries,” he said.
“I thank all who have made this recognition possible,” said Moorman.  “It is wonderful to be in a community that loves and supports its public library and to be surrounded by intelligent, hard working individuals who are dedicated to providing excellent service to all our users.”
Williamsburg Regional Library consists of the James City County Library, Mobile Library Services and the Williamsburg Library and serves more than 85,000 people in the City of Williamsburg, James City County and York County.

Read more about Libraries in Williamsburg VA here

Michelangelo show is coming to Williamsburg

The first major show of Michelangelo drawings in the United States in more than a decade is  headed to the Muscarelle Museum of Art, part of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg,Virginia. With only a dozen drawings by Michelangelo in the United States in total, any comprehensive exhibition that offers insight into his working techniques is a special occasion.

Cleopatra by Michelangelo The exhibit is scheduled for Feb. 9 through April 14, 2013 and then travels to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

The landmark exhibition is being organized in honor of the 30th anniversary of the foundation of the Muscarelle Museum of Art in 1983. Ragionieri, the director of the Casa Buonarroti museum in Florence who owns the drawings, will also attend the opening ceremonies and will be honored for her contributions to the studies of the great master.

Many of Michelangelo’s most renowned drawings will be showcased in this rich and varied selection of 26 drawings.

One of the last American showings of Michelangelo’s drawings was at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art in 2000.

Half of the drawings in the upcoming show are of figures, including one of Madonna and Child. Many of these were sketches for Michelangelo’s paintings and sculptures.

The other half are plans for churches and fortifications, some of which were built.

The show will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Muscarelle, which opened in 1983.

Alongside this exhibition, the Muscarelle has organized its first-ever show featuring major Italian Baroque paintings. Mattia Preti was a master painter very close to Caravaggio and is the artist showcased in "Mattia Preti (1613-1699) Paintings from North American Collections in Honor of the Fourth Centennial of his Birth." Lenders to this exhibition include the National Gallery of Art, the Getty Museum, Los Angeles County Museum, Toledo Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston and other institutions.

General Information

The Muscarelle Museum of Art is located on Jamestown Road on the campus of The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. For more information about this exhibit or the Museum in general, please call (757)-221-2700 or visit www.wm.edu/muscarelle .

Hours

The Museum is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Museum is closed on Mondays. Docent tours are available at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sundays, and other times as announced.

Admission

During this exhibition, there is an admission fee of $15. Admission is free for Museum members, William & Mary faculty, staff, and students, as well as children under twelve.

Farm to Table Dinner!!

An invite from the Blue Talon Restaurant in Williamsburg VA



imageWe know that our loyal followers are more food savvy than most but, even for out group, not everyone is all that familiar with the concept of "Farm to Table" and what it really means.

Well, here’s your chance.  You can join Chef David Everett and more than a dozen of our local farmers as he works with them to put out a feast that truly celebrates the amazing bounty of our area.  You will enjoy this huge dinner at a massively long table with all these farmers and their products, great wines, cheeses and more – all right on Duke of Gloucester Street.

This fantastic dinner is only open to the first 50 couples that respond, so please check with your friends and significant others and snag your tickets as soon as possible.  It was a sellout last year – and that was in the rain!

Chef David Everett’s Farm to Table Dinner
Friday, September 14 @ 6:30
$85 per ticket
Call
The Trellis to reserve your tickets!  757.229.8610

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Arts Month 2012 in Williamsburg VA

A host of wonderful events welcome both local and visiting art lovers. 

Next Thursday night’s concert by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra at Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre, kicks off  Arts Month in Williamsburg, VA  The annual concert, co-sponsored by the City of Williamsburg and the College of William & Mary, marks the beginning of Williamsburg’s second month-long celebration of the arts.

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Galleries and performing arts venues throughout the area will be holding special Arts Month Events during September, culminating with an open air concert in Merchants Square Friday, October 5th as prelude to An Occasion for the Arts, October 6-7, 2012. Events include gallery strolls, artisan demonstrations, live musical performances, wine tastings, behind -the-scenes tours and more!

Be sure to visit the Arts in Williamsburg website for complete information on area events

VA Arts Fest 2012

imageThe time has come! All tickets for the Virginia Arts Festival are on sale now—your chance to get best seats for spring performances by Academy Award winning actor Al Pacino, the legendary American Ballet Theatre, Grammy Award winning trumpeter Chris Botti, Banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck, the awe-inspiring Virginia International Tattoo—plus electrifying dance, theater, and music for every taste. Choose from dozens of performances!

The festival runs from April 16 through June 6, 2012  this 16th annual  festival is a star-packed event with performances by opera singer Renee Fleming, actor Al Pacino, jazz trumpeter Chris Botti and violinist Itzhak Perlman.

Click here for a calendar of this years performances across the Hampton Roads Va area

For more information and to order your tickets, visit VaFest.org or call 757 282-2822.

September is Arts Month in Williamsburg VA 2011

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Virginia Shakespeare Festival: The Comedy of Errors

Virginia Shakespeare Festival: The Comedy of Errors
July 6 – 17

imageThe Virginia Shakespeare Festival will open its 33rd Anniversary season this summer with a production of The Comedy of Errors! The Comedy of Errors is one of the Bard’s earlier plays and is clearly based on the old Roman comedy Menaechmi by Plautus. Its story of twin brothers and their twin servants, separated in infancy and now searching for each other is full of farcical action and is Shakespeare’s shortest play.
The Comedy of Errors opens July 6 and plays Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm, closing on July 17.

Visit the website or call 757-221-2674 for more info.

Concerts Returning to New Town in Williamsburg, VA

Good news and bad news for Williamsburg VA concert goers. First the good , weekly concerts are returning to New Town this summer. The bad news ? The beautifully renovated Matoaka Amphitheater at William and Mary will NOT HAVE A CONCERT series this year, BOO……..

Concerts at New Town, Sullivan SquareKick off your Memorial Day Weekend right with friends and family at New Town’s beautiful Sullivan Square. Bring your blankets and chairs to kick back and relax with free live music in the center of Sullivan Square. And afterwards, be sure to enjoy the many shops and restaurants that New Town has to offer.

As part of the Festival Williamsburg series the VA Arts Festival will sponsor a free concert at Sullivan Square in New Town ( Behind Legacy Hall) on Friday, May 27 at, 5:30 pm. The featured band is local favorite Butter/ Bootylicious this is a fund band for young and old alike.

Festival Williamsburg weekend which also includes Lynda Carter, jazz legends Chick Corea and Gary Burton on May 27 and super slick swing masters Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on May 28.
For a complete listing of events, tickets, or information, please visit www.vafest.org

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Concerts in New Town Series will also be On Sullivan Square behind Legacy Hall on Thursdays June 23-August 25, 2011  from 6:00-9:30 pm

Adults will be  $7 , Kids 16 and under Free, even though they are charging you will probably be able to hear the concert from any point within 300 yards….

Food and beer will be available as well as kid activities

Scheduled Bands and Dates for the 2011 season are :

June 23 – Slapwater
June 30 – The English Channel
July 7 – Snackbar Jones
July 14 – Butter
July 21 – Cheap Thrills
July 28 – No Revese opening for Rich Whiskey
August 4 – The Deloreans
August 11 – Julius Pittman & Revival
August 18 – Crazy X
August 25 – Party Fins

Bring Music Back To Matoaka Amphitheater

Lake Matoaka Amphitheater at W&MAre there any others whoLakeMatoakaamphitheater would like to see music return to Matoaka Amphitheater ? Please post your comments below and lets see if we can make it happen..It’s a shame for such a beautiful facility to sit there unused except for occassional uses.

Williamsburg Greek Festival 2010

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Starts Today : 11am
Celebrate Greek Tradition at the 3rd Annual Williamsburg Greek Festival held this year at 4900 Mooretown Road, the future site of Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. Traditional Greek food and pastries including Spanakopita, Tyropita, Pastitsio, Dolmathes, Gyro Sandwiches, Greek Salads, Baklava, Loukoumathes and so much more. Our Pastry Shop will allow you to enjoy sweet treats at the festival and take some home as well. Traditional Greek Music and dancing will be scheduled throughout the event. Vendors will offer olive oils, jewelry and crafts to make holiday shopping a breeze. Ample parking available all weekend.

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Music and Dining at Williamsburg Lodge Fitting Finale to Festival Williamsburg Memorial Day Weekend

Colonial Williamsburg and the Virginia Arts Festival continue their successful partnership, bringing nationally known performers to Williamsburg with Festival Williamsburg Memorial Day weekend, May 27 – 30. 2010 The weekend features special music and dining events that complement performances in the Virginia Room of the Williamsburg Lodge and other venues in Williamsburg and includes a hotel package for those who want to spend the weekend immersed in the Festival.

Internationally known talent Alisa Weilerstein (May 27 and 30), Béla Fleck with Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer (May 28), Broadway’s Kelli O’Hara and Rob Fisher (May 29), and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra conducted by JoAnn Falletta (May 30) headline the eighth annual Festival Williamsburg presented by the Virginia Arts Festival.

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Art on The Square Williamsburg VA 2010

The Junior Woman’s Club of Williamsburg will be hosting their 47th annual Spring Art Show, Art on the Square, Sunday, April 25th, 2010 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Rain or Shine.

For over 45 years, the Junior Woman’s Club of Williamsburg has organized its annual spring art show to benefit numerous local charities through their Arts Donations Forum as well as a Fine Arts Scholarship. The show, held in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg in Merchant’s Square, attracts almost 250 applicants each year! Only 160 or so artists and craftsmen are selected to exhibit at the show. The annual event is dedicated to providing an art show that offers original, high-quality, handcrafted diverse mediums of art and will take place on Duke of Gloucester and Boundary Street located in Merchant’s Square.

art on the square This year’s poster art, “Fetch a Pail of Water,” marks the 12th year that local artist, Richard DePaul has donated an original watercolor to the Junior Woman’s Club of Williamsburg to support our fundraising efforts. The original watercolor painting along with three framed prints will be raffled off the day of the show and will be on display at the JWCW registration tent. Raffle tickets may be purchased 1/$2 or 3/$5 also at the registration tent.

Proceeds from the sale of tickets and posters are being used for our annual Fine Arts Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to local high school seniors who plan to pursue further studies in the arts

The Junior Woman’s Club of Williamsburg is holding their first annual Preview Night for AOTS.  This promises to be a fabulous event where ten randomly chosen AOTS artists will showcase their art in an intimate setting with wine/beer, desserts, and entertainment at the Muscarelle Museum on April 24 from 7-9pm (the evening before AOTS). Tickets are $35/person and include an AOTS poster of your choosing from previous years.

To purchase tickets, visit www.williamsburgjuniors.org

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Williamsburg exploring an Arts District

The City of Williamsburg Virginia has long been known for its history and its higher education. Now city leaders are hoping it will be known for its arts as well.

Williamsburg has created a focus group of various city residents and invested $12,500 to explore the possibility of establishing an arts district in the city.

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Hornsby Musical to premiere in Nofolk

Bruce Hornsby One of Williamsburg and Hampton Roads’ biggest pop music stars, Bruce Hornsby, has written a Broadway-style musical and will premiere it next January at the historic Wells Theatre in Norfolk Virginia.

Called "SCKBSTD," the project will be co-produced by the Virginia Stage Company and a New York production company.

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Va Arts Fest brings Kathy Mattea to Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg and the Virginia Arts Festival have expanded their partnership to bring nationally known performers to Williamsburg with a series of concerts throughout the year. Grammy-winning singer and guitarist Kathy Mattea headlines a winter concert weekend Feb. 26 – 28 with two performances in the Virginia Room of the Williamsburg Lodge.  The weekend features special music and dining events and includes a hotel package.

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First Night Williamsburg

first night williamsburg  First Night Williamsburg is a non-alcoholic fun event for singles, couples and families! More than 60 different acts, including singers, dancers, instrumentalists, magicians, storytellers, puppeteers, jugglers, clowns, ballet, bands, and more, all indoors on 41 stages in 24 of historic Williamsburg’s most beautiful buildings. Performances run mainly through 11:45 p.m. There’s something for everyone!

Stay for the countdown and midnight fireworks extravaganza best viewed from Zable Stadium

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VA Arts Festival-13th Season

frontTOPlogo2009 The Virginia Arts Festival has always offered a strong showing of classical music and dance each spring. But its 13th season now under way has big names in musical theater and country music to add to the mix.
Liza Minnelli performed last Friday, and another of Broadway’s reigning stars, Patti Lupone, will give two cabaret shows May 24 in the Williamsburg Lodge. On the festival’s closing weekend, multi-Grammy winner and country music icon Emmylou Harris joins forces with Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin and Buddy Miller on May 30 in the Ferguson Center for the Arts.

The festival’s roster of nonclassical artists also includes sitar players Ravi Shankar and his daughter, Anoushka, Tuesday in Chrysler Hall; Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, May 11 at the Roper Performing Arts Center in Norfolk;
Ballet and contemporary dance lovers have five different companies to choose from this year. Czech National Theatre Ballet is offering an evening of works by contemporary choreographers May 2-3 in the Harrison Opera House. The Mark Morris Dance Group presents Morris’ version of “Romeo and Juliet,” set to Prokofiev’s original score, May 8-10 in Chrysler Hall. The lineup also includes “Ballroom with a Twist” Wednesday in Chrysler Hall, Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company May 16-17 in the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, and Richmond Ballet May 29-30 in the Ferguson Center.

Three venerable string quartets lead off the chamber music series, with the Kronos Quartet tonight at the NorVa in Norfolk, Jerusalem Quartet Monday in Norfolk’s Ohef Shalom Temple and Tokyo String Quartet May 3 in Norfolk’s Epworth United Methodist Church. Pianist Andre-Michel Schub again will oversee the chamber music programs that will feature appearances by the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, Miami String Quartet and Imani Winds.

The 7th Annual Festival Williamsburg presented by The VA Arts Festival is being held MAY 21-24, 2009 Travel through time and space—from the hot Latin rhythms of Cuba’s Tiempo Libre to the big band-era sounds of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, the transcendent majesty of Haydn’s The Creation to the Broadway stylings of the legendary Patti LuPone.

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Renowned choral music director Robert Page will serve as guest conductor of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for a presentation of Haydn’s enduringly popular sacred masterpiece, The Creation, on Thursday evening at St. Bede Catholic Church. The concert will feature the Robert Page Festival Singers including soloists Elisabeth Turchi, soprano; Amanda Russo, mezzosoprano;
Douglas Ahlstedt, tenor; Craig Verm, baritone; and Andrew Wentzel, bass-baritone.

Friday kicks off with a morning Coffee Concert at Williamsburg Winery featuring astonishing young classical pianist Jie Chen, playing for the first time in the area. Don’t miss the chance to see a star in the making.
On Friday night, go back to the future with Norfolk, Virginia’s own DeLoreans, a five-piece band dedicated to all things ’80s. They’ll play a free concert in New Town at Sullivan Square.

Combining classical training with Latin jazz savvy and dance hall heat, Tiempo Libre will have audiences out of their seats and moving to the beat in the Virginia Room at the Williamsburg Lodge, also on Friday. There’s a reason Miami New Times named them “Hottest Latin Band 2008.” On Saturday, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, keepers of the big band flame, will swing into the Virginia Room. Don’t miss signature tunes like “I’m Getting Sentimental Over You,” “Marie,” “I’ll Never Smile Again,” “Manhattan Serenade” and many more.

Both the Tiempo Libre and Tommy Dorsey Orchestra shows offer intimate cabaret seating complete with a dance floor. Come prepared to shake it if you got it.
On Sunday, virtuosic pianist André-Michel Schub will lead an afternoon of chamber music classics at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church including Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G minor, K.478; Zwilich’s String Trio; and Fauré’s Piano Quartet in G minor.

Finally, the one and only Tony Award-winning Patti LuPone, best known for her starring roles in Evita and Gypsy, comes to the Williamsburg Lodge for two shows on Sunday evening. Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda, conceived and directed by Scott Wittman, showcases Lupone’s broad range in songs she could have played, should have played, did play and will play.

For more information about these and all Virginia Arts Festival events, including pricing and other details, visit www.vafest.org  or call 757-282-2822.

Tickets are on sale  now and can be purchased by calling 800-982-ARTS or visiting www.vafest.org.

Art on the Square, Williamsburg, VA 2009

Click here for 2010 Art on The Square information

The Junior Woman’s Club of Williamsburg will be hosting their 46th annual Spring Art Show, Art on the Square, Sunday, April 26th, 2009 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Rain or Shine.

The annual event is dedicated to providing an art show that offers original, high-quality, handcrafted diverse mediums of art and will take place on Duke of Gloucester and Boundary SJWC-2009treet located in Merchant Square.

For over 45 years, the Junior Woman’s Club of Williamsburg has organized its annual spring art show to benefit numerous local charities through our Arts Donations Forum as well as a Fine Arts Scholarship. The show, held in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg in Merchant’s Square, attracts almost 250 applicants each year! Only 160 or so artists and craftsmen are selected to exhibit at the show.

Each year, local Williamsburg artist, Richard DePaul, generously donates an original watercolor painting to the club for Art on the Square. Prints are made of the painting and are sold during the show. The painting will be raffled off, with monies from the sale of tickets and posters being used for our annual Fine Arts Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to local high school seniors who plan to pursue further studies in the arts.

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New Town ,Williamsburg, VA Upcoming Events

APRIL

newtownlogo.jpeg Small Town Carnival. Saturday April 25, noon to 4 pm at the Gazebo and Civic Green. There will be hot dogs, cotton candy, kettle corn, face painting, moon walk, inflated slide, tattoos, free concert, and raffles. Canned food and other donations will be accepted for FISH and Salvation Army. Rain Date is April 26th. Sponsored by Life Point Church.

MAY

The 2009 Williamsburg Arthritis Walk. Saturday May 2, 9 am in Sullivan Square. Registration starts at 8 am. Move with us to cure the nation’s most common cause of disability. There are many great opportunities to become involved in this community event: Form a walk team, Become a corporate sponsor, join the planning committee, volunteer the day of the walk, bring a Panda Bear. Sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation.

Antique Festival. Saturday May 2, 8 am to 3 pm in the Ironbound Road parking lot near Opus 9 and Bayport Credit Union. Rain date is May 16th. Sponsored by the Virginia Gazette.

Virginia Arts Festival concert. Friday May 22 in Sullivan Square. Band performing will be the DeLoreans (80’s Retro band).

 

New Town Wine Festival. Saturday May 30, noon to 6 pm at Sullivan Square to benefit Williamsburg Area Meals on Wheels

JUNE

Music on the Square. Every Thursday in June (4th, 11th, 18th, 25th). Sullivan Square. Sponsored by James City County Parks and Recreation. Stay Tuned for band announcements !

Farmers Market. Every Thursday throughout the summer (June, July, August), 3 pm to 7 pm at Civic Green and the Gazebo. Sponsored by the Shops on Main Street and Developers Realty.

…plus lots more events and fun things to do all summer long.

Williamsburg Va Concert Robbin Thompson

I am very happy to see that Robbin Thompson is coming to perform here in Williamsburg, VA. If you grew up or lived in Virginia in the 70’s or 80’s then you probably know who he is.

IF you aren’t familiar with Robbin Thompson listen to his music here 

Robbin Thompson’s musical career spans over 40 years and still counting.

He was the lead singer in the Bruce Springsteen band Steel Mill, won the American Song Festival twice, and so far has recorded twelve albums. Thompson, along with friend Steve Bassett, authored the song "Sweet Virginia Breeze," which is considered by many to be the unofficial state song of Virginia. He has also written and recorded songs with Eagles bassist Timothy B. Schmit (who also sings harmonies on many of Robbin’s recordings).

Thompson has shared the stage with many recording artists, including Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Crosby, Stills, & Nash, Bruce Springsteen, and Bruce Hornsby, to name just a few.

Robbin playing with Bruce Springsteen
His film scoring credits include the title song to the cult classic GLEAMING THE CUBE . . . and Robbin was the co-writer and vocalist on the song "I WON’T QUIT" in the film THE FIGHTING TEMPTATIONS starring CUBA GOODING JR. and BEYONCE.

Due to Robbin’s involvement with Bruce Springsteen, he is proud to have a song on the EMI/CAPITOL release entitled ONE STEP UP/TWO STEPS BACK – The Songs of Bruce Springsteen. This two-cd set includes artists such as David Bowie, John Hiatt, Ritchie Havens, Ben E. King, The Smithereens, The Bodeans and others.

Check out Robbin’s Website here

Check out the Dewey Decibel Concert Series Here

Concert Info :Tickets: $15 adults • $13 Friends of Williamsburg Regional Library and students w/ ID • $7 under 16
Date:  April 25th, 2009
Time:  7:30 pm

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This concert is supported by a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts

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Marcia Ball at The Corner Pocket in Williamsburg

cornerpocket Don’t forget – Marcia Ball performs at the Corner Pocket this Thursday!  Tickets are $25 – get them while they last!  Doors open at 6 pm.  For more information on Marcia Ball, visit her official websiteThe Corner Pocket is located in New Town., Williamsburg, VA

A few notes from her Bio:  The simple mention of a Louisiana or Texas roadhouse conjures up images of a crowded dancehall filled wall-to-wall with rabid music fans rocking to a hotter-than-hot band playing a smoldering blend of swampy R&B, jumping blues and heart-wrenching ballads. Pianist/vocalist/songwriter Marcia Ball brings that spirit to every concert she plays and every song she records. Her music is mixed with equal parts simmering soul fervor and two-fisted piano pounding. Between her deeply emotive vocals and her incisive, often poignant songwriting, Ball is in a class by herself.

Performing Arts Venues in Hampton Roads and Williamsburg, VA

Click on any of the following Pictures to learn more about the performances scheduled at any of these performing arts  venues in Hampton Roads and Williamsburg, VA

Sandler-Center Sandler Center for The Performing Arts
201 Market Street 
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462.
Ferguson-Center-2 Ferguson Center at CNU
1 University Place
Newport News, Virginia 23606
chryslerhall Chrysler Hall
215 St Pauls Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23510
harrison_opera_house Harrison Opera House
160 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23510

 

tedconstant Ted Constant Center
4320 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk, VA  23529
   
attuckstheater Attucks Theater
1010 Church Street
Norfolk, VA 23504
verizonwirelessvabeach Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
3550 Cellar Door Way
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
American_Theatre_ American Theatre
125 East Mellen Street
Hampton, 23663
   
wellstheater1 Wells Theater
254 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
scopenorfolk Norfolk Scope Arena
201 E. Brambleton Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510
kimballtheater The Kimball Theater
428 Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg, VA, 23185
naro2 Naro Theater
1507 Colley Ave
Norfolk VA, 23517
pbkhall Phi Beta Kappa Hall
601 Jamestown Road Williamsburg VA 23185
ropertcc TCC Roper Performing Arts Center
340 Granby Street
Norfolk Virginia 23510
norva The Norva
317 Monticello Avenue
Norfolk, Va 23510-2407
wrl Williamsburg Library Theater
515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA
   
townpointpark Towne Point Park
120 W. Main St
Norfolk, VA
ntelospavillion Harbor Center Ntelos Pavilion
901 Crawford St
Portsmouth, VA 23704
willethall Willett Hall Performing Arts Theater
3701 Willett Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23707
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Hampton Coliseum

1000 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666-0309

41375 Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 W. Finney Ave., Downtown Suffolk
   
   
   
   
   
   

Map showing locations of venues in the Hampton Roads and WIlliamsburg, VA Areas
 

 

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Holiday Concerts December 2009 Colonial Williamsburg Virginia

One of the first question I get asked by clients who are thinking of moving to Williamsburg VA is “What is there to do in Williamsburg ? Are there any concerts or cultural events ? ”  Here is just a sampling of holiday music programs offered by Colonial Wiliamsburg in the upcoming 2009 Christmas Season.  Note that if you live here and have a ” Good Neighbor Pass” a lot of these concerts are free !

The list includes all of the following holiday musical programs  being offered in Colonial Williamsburg this 2009 Holiday Season:

  • Raise a Ruckus. Carson Hudson and his friends explore American folk music and the instruments that Americans have played over the last 400 years. Presented in conjunction with the “Cross Rhythms” exhibition, various folk instruments will be demonstrated with anecdotes and stories. 1:30 and 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 28 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum—Hennage Auditorium. Tickets are $6.
  • Christmas Hymns You Thought You Knew. Join John Turner and Michael Monaco in a festive beginning to the holiday season, as they take a fresh look at familiar carols and hymns from Christmases past. Sing familiar words and sometimes unfamiliar tunes accompanied by a variety of instruments including the harpsichord. The concert begins at 4 p.m. on Thursdays, Dec. 4, 11 and 18 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum—Hennage Auditorium. Tickets are $6.
  • Profound Joy. Multi-instrumentalist Timothy Seaman celebrates the great wonder of the holiday season with early American, old European and new compositions from his recording of the same name. Winter, Christmas and Hanukkah themes are heard in the glowing drama of the extended-range hammer dulcimer and the awe-filled sounds of the low whistle, bamboo flute, mountain dulcimer and psaltery. This hour-long program is held at 4 p.m. on Fridays, Dec. 5, 12 and 19 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum—Hennage Auditorium. Ticket price is $6.
  • A Grand Illumination Celebration. Timothy Seaman’s Virginia Sky joins The Three Jolly Coachmen for a stupendous serving of upbeat seasonal musical fare. Together they blend striking Celtic melodies on harp, whistles and hammered dulcimer with guitar, banjo, bass and singing in the lively tradition of The Kingston Trio. The unprecedented and colorful family event kicks off Grand Illumination at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum—Hennage Auditorium. Tickets are $10.
  • A String Band Christmas. The Runaway String Band plays a mix of holiday songs and instrumentals from the hills of Appalachia to the sidewalks of New York. String bands in the 1920s-30s played a wide variety of popular songs and tunes. The Runaway String Band continues the tradition of the Virginia string bands, presenting hot instrumentals, three and four-part harmonies and a selection of traditional holiday music and stories from the early 20th century. 1:30 and 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 8 and Sunday, Dec. 28 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum—Hennage Auditorium. Ticket price is $8.
  • Sticks, Strings and Songs. Join Lee Welch, Lance Pedigo and Wayne Hill for holiday music performed on a variety of percussion and string instruments. Enjoy contemporary and traditional settings of holiday favorites in this unique musical offering. 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum—Hennage Auditorium. Ticket price is $6.
  • A Baroque Christmas. A student ensemble from the College of William and Mary performs Christmas and chamber works of Bach, Handel, Corelli, Vivaldi and others. The ensemble consists of Nick Fitzgerald on baroque violin, Rachael Blake on baroque flute, Jon Brvenik on cello and Alice Real on harpsichord. This hour-long concert begins at 1:30 and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum—Hennage Auditorium. Ticket price is $7.
  • A Williamsburg Christmas. Join Trio String Wind—Ardie Boggs, Tim Seaman and Phillip Skeens—for a heartfelt and compelling blend of seasonal music ranging from Celtic through classical with hammered dulcimer, flutes, Celtic harp, guitar, whistles and bodhran. 1:30 and 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 21 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum—Hennage Auditorium. Ticket price is $9.
  • An Acoustic Christmas. Beautiful instrumental arrangements of your favorite Christmas tunes performed on hammered dulcimer and classical guitar by the Miller Rowe Consort from South Carolina. The hour-long program begins at 1:30 and 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 29 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum—Hennage Auditorium. Ticket price is $10.
    Fiddling Away the Holidays. Master fiddler John Turner keeps a Colonial Williamsburg Christmas tradition by singing, playing and reveling in the lighter side of the holiday season. Included is the not-to-be-missed Twelve Days of Christmas as only John and his eclectic collection of whistles and instruments can provide. The hour-long program begins at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Dec. 2, 9 and 16.
  • Seller of Songs. Stephen Christoff explores early American music both seasonal and year-round, telling the story of Americans and their struggle for freedom from the 18th century and beyond. Guests will experience both familiar and unfamiliar instruments: the musical saw, octave mandolin, comb and paper, hand-flute, Jew’s harp, spoons and hand-bone. The hour-long program begins at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Dec. 3, 10 and 17 the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum—Hennage Auditorium. Ticket price is $6.
  • Here We Come a Wassailing. Join Lee Welch and Barry Trott for traditional tunes and tales that celebrate winter and the spirit of the colonial holiday season. Customs and carols abound in good-humored and high-spirited music, sung and performed on a variety of stringed, wind and percussion instruments. The one-hour program begins at 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 6 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum—Hennage Auditorium. Ticket price is $6.
  • Christmas with the Colonial Singers. Enjoy a Christmas concert of songs, legends and the memories of the Christmas traditions in colonial America. The hour-long program begins at 1:30 and 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum—Hennage Auditorium. Ticket price is $7.
  • Charting the Holidays. Experience seasonal music from the days of Colonial America. Discover the origins of popular traditions as settlers arrived from the British Isles and Europe, bringing their music and customs to the Colonies. Join Lee Welch, Sarah Glosson and Barry Trott in this engaging holiday show at 1:30 and 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 22 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum—Hennage Auditorium. Ticket price is $8.
  • Colonial and Traditional Music of the Christmas Season. A lively mixture of carols and old wassailing tunes with colonial songs and dance melodies all performed on appropriate period instruments. Musicians and music historians David and Ginger Hildebrand provide commentary between selections to set the scene and illuminate the cultural context of 18th-century music in America. 1:30 and 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 26 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum—Hennage Auditorium. Ticket price is $8.
  • Christmas Music from the Jefferson Collection. Enjoy sonatas, ballads and songs from the musical collection of Thomas Jefferson sung and performed on violin, cello and guitar and narrated by Thomas Jefferson. Join Bill Barker, Lee Welch and Sarah Glosson for the music that Thomas Jefferson collected, played and enjoyed in his travels here and abroad. The hour-long program begins at 1:30 and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 30 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum—Hennage Auditorium. Tickets are $10.
  • Whoop and Holler. Musical historian and performer Carson Hudson explores the history of the Virginia banjo from the 18th century to today. Hear music played on reproduction banjos. This hour-long program begins at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 2.
    European musical holiday traditions are highlighted in the following Colonial Williamsburg programs:
  • St. Andrew’s Day Museum Social. Scottish fiddling master John Turner teams up with singer-guitarist Cliff Williams and fellow Scottish fiddler David Gardener to create a fitting musical tribute on this day honoring Scotland’s patron saint. After the concert, enjoy Scottish-inspired treats in the museum’s café and music throughout the museum. 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 30 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. Tickets are $25 by November 22, $20 for Good Neighbors by Nov. 22 and $30 when purchased Nov 23-30.
  • Celtic Whispers and the Nativity. Join Ardie Boggs on the Celtic Harp, as she travels through the misty space of time, from Ireland to the Holy Land, tracing the Pagan conversion to Christianity. The concert begins at 4 p.m. on Mondays, Dec. 1 and 15 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum—Hennage Auditorium. Ticket price is $6.
  • Artisan’s Celtic Wonderland. The trio Artisan—Ardie Boggs, Timothy Seaman and Anne Robinson—brings unique Celtic and seasonal music on two magnificent Celtic harps and virtuosic hammered dulcimers, flutes, whistles and psalteries. Delighting guests with the beautiful holiday sounds of joy and peace, this hour-long program begins at 1:30 and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 23 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum—Hennage Auditorium. Ticket price is $9.
  • A European Yuletide. The Virginia Sky Trio—Timothy Seaman, Ann Robinson and Peter Budnikas—celebrates the Christmas sounds of the Europeans who settled America. Enjoy charming and vibrant interpretations performed on hammered dulcimers, Celtic harp, guitar, Highland bagpipes and flutes. 1:30 and 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 27 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum—Hennage Auditorium. Ticket price is $9.
  • Hogmanay: Scottish New Year’s Celebration. Prepare for the beginning of 2009 with John Turner, Cliff Williams and David Gardner, three of Williamsburg’s most talented musicians, as they celebrate Hogmanay with songs and tunes from Scotland. The hour-long program begins at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum—Hennage Auditorium. Ticket price is $9.
    A Colonial Williamsburg admissions ticket, Good Neighbor Card or museums ticket provides access to enjoy these musical programs. A separate ticket is required where indicated.

    Entrance to the museums is through the Public Hospital of 1773 at 326 W. Francis St. Operating hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. For information and reservations call (757) 220-7724. Programs and exhibitions at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum are supported by the DeWitt Wallace Endowment Fund.

    For reservations and more information, call 1-800-HISTORY. or www.History.org

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  • An Occasion For The Arts 2008 Williamsburg VA

    The 40th Annual 2008 Occasion for the Arts has successfully closed. Created to spotlight the visual and performing arts in the greater Williamsburg VA area and to provide a venue for artists and art lovers to meet. Additionally, The Williamsburg Occasion for The Arts promotes the expansion of arts in the community, provide grants to area schools, and scholarships to area art students pursuing higher education in the arts.

     

    A beautiful day , a huge crowd and an eclectic band of talented artists combined to make this year’s Occasion one of the best yet according to the staff.

    Throngs of people clog Duke of Gloucester Street. Art enthusiasts go from tent to tent, making small talk and appreciating the unique works on display.

    The exhibitors who’ve traveled here for An Occasion for the Arts are getting lots of company under their portable tents. And it’s not just people trying to escape today’s hot sun.

    Artists who come to Williamsburg for An Occasion say they’re showing, and selling art to a knowledgeable, enthusiastic crowd.

    Artists travel from all over the East Coast, and as far away as California, for the show. Many of the visiting artists compliment the organizers for running such an organized, artist-focused show.

    So many musical acts that it was hard to choose who you would listen to on the multiple stages. Our favorite Poisoned Dwarf  !

    Three members of Poisoned Dwarf are alumni of the Colonial Williamsburg’s Fifes and Drums. One of them, Lance Pedigo, is currently the corps’ drum major. Another member of the band is a classically trained musician while yet another has roots in the Akron, Ohio, punk rock scene. All of them currently work for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Started in 2001 With  Eric Hunter playing  banjo, guitar; Wayne Hill, fiddle, guitar; Lance Pedigo, bohdran, djembe, triangle, slappy things, shakey things and percussion; Stewart Pittman, whistle, smallpipes, low whistle, bones, shaker; Thomas DeRose, flute, whistle, button accordion.

    With a style that is mainly traditional music of Ireland, with music of Scotland, Cape Breton and Brittany mixed in. The result is energetically arranged music that is fun to listen to and entertaining to play. Check out their website for future performance  www.poisoneddwarf.com 

    Be sure to check out The Occasion For The Arts Website for updates on 2009.

    Moving or relocating to Williamsburg VA

    I have a few questions about possibly moving/ relocating to  Williamsburg VA 

    1. How friendly are the people?  Williamsburg VA is a melting pot of nationalities. To me it is one of the friendliest places we have lived. If you have children get them involved in sports or school activities and you will meet tons of families who are very outgoing.
    2. Are there plenty of activities for children and active adults?   Yes and Yes. Depends on what your children like to do but ours enjoy Busch Gardens, Water Country, Colonial Williamsburg, Summer Camps, Boating, Jet Skiing, Horse back riding, football ( playing and watching, tailgating at W & M)), soccer, basketball, baseball track and field, bowling, movies, hiking, swimming ( lots of swim teams) Mountain Biking, lacrosse,  The Beach in VA Beach or Outer Banks, The Mountains ( 2.5 hours away, Virginia Living Museum ( animals, reptiles, fish, etc, festivals, Great Wolf Lodge ( in the winter for birthday parties) Kayaking,  Skate Park near the Rec Center, The Rec Center ( indoor pool ) The Christmas Parade, Forth of July, Grand Illumination, Kidsburg ( when they were younger) snowboarding ,Skiing in the mountains ( 3 hours away)
    3. For adults, in addition to the above we enjoy  at running ( my wife) cycling ( me), concerts at Lake MAtoaka, VA Arts Festival, Williamsburg, Syphonia, Museums, Corner Pocket, Kimball Theater, Great Restaurants,  VA Arts Festivals, Farmers Market on DOG St., Shakespeare Festival, Polo Cup, An occasion for the arts, Tennis, Golf the list goes on…
    4. What is the cost to rent a nice house? Definitely. There are numerous homes in great neighborhoods for $2000 and below. Currently there are some in Fords Colony, Stonehouse ( a $600k new home),Windsor Forest, Brandon Woods, Landfall at Jamestown and many more.
    5. Is is sunny most of the year? Besides winter of course.  Very sunny maybe too sunny. It was a very dry summer… kind of humid in the Summer.
    6. How harsh is the winter? Very mild. We hardly ever get an accumulation of snow anymore in Williamsburg. I haven’t had to shovel any snow in over 6 years.
    7. Do you have a hospital near by? Brand new Sentara Williamsburg  ttp://www.sentara.com/Sentara/HospitalsFacilities/Hospitals/Williamsburg/ They are trying to get another hospital approved on the east side of Williamsburg as well.

    Williamsburg VA

    In an effort to boost Williamsburg VA tourism The Greater Williamsburg VA Chamber of Commerce is  running a series of radio ads in the Washington  DC area urging listeners to visit a newly created website www.WilliamsburgWeekEnds.com  the website will promote the Top Ten Reasons to visit Williamsburg, VIrginia.

    The top ten reasons  mostly special events, will  change from one weekend to the next.  The radio ad campaign in the DC will continue through October 31, 2008. 

    In addition to a listing of the top 10 reasons to visit the area, www.WilliamsburgWeekEnds.com includes a suggested  vacation idea planner for the Williamsburg VA area, an email sign-up for Williamsburg, VA weekend events and offers, and details on the Williamsburg VA Value Card.

    The Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance and its wonderful members are happy to offer you a number of special discounts on area products – from admission tickets to hot dogs!  Unlike many discount cards, the Williamsburg Value Card IS transferable and will be honored through the end of 2008.  You can discover all of the discounts at Williamsburg area retailers, restaraunts, golf and other establishments by clicking here  The Value Card for Williamsburg VA provides discount opportunities to both tourism and non-tourism destinations. The Value Cards is available at all area Chesapeake Bank locations the New Kent Rest Area on I64, Area Timeshares and the The Chamber Office at  Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance office located at
    421 North Boundary Street Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-3495
     
    So… enjoy your visit to America’s Historic Triangle ( Williamsburg/ Jamestown/ Yorktown) and while you’re here, take advantage of the many special discount offers using your free Williamsburg Value Card!

    Williamsburg Va Concerts Nightlife

    Butter/Bootylicious

     

    Performing Friday July 18th  630pm – 10pm at  The Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre  located on the beautiful campus of William & Mary in Historic Williamsburg, VA.

     

    (Gate opens at 6:30 PM)

    Adults $6 – Kids 12 & Under Free

    Check out their sound on Myspace :  http://www.myspace.com/butterva

    Fresh from their opening performance for American Idol ” Bo Bice” 

     

    This high-energy Tidewater band plays in clubs and restaurants throughout Hampton Roads and Virginia Beach showing a flair for progressive rock and ’70s beats. They will definitely get you on your feet, and don’t miss their alter ego, Bootylicious, stylin’ in platform shoes and gorgeous bellbottoms for the second part of the show. This is a great concert for Adults and kids alike as well as a great venue for music lovers in Williamsburg VA

    From I-64 traveling East (from Richmond)

    Take Exit 234, Route 199, and turn right at the top of the exit. After about 8 miles, turn left onto Jamestown Rd. After about 2 miles, you will pass Lake Matoaka on your left, then turn left onto Ukrop’s Way. Park in the parking deck on your left (free) and use the walkway through the woods to the amphitheatrecond part of the show.

    Bootylicious photo

     

    • All concerts will go on rain or shine. There are no refunds or exchanges on tickets purchased for any concerts.
    • Pets are NOT allowed to be brought to the Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre.
    • Food and drinks (beer, wine, soda, and water) will be available for purchase. You may bring your own food, but NOT your own drinks. Alcoholic beverages will be confiscated at the gate. If you bring your own food, please use the smallest cool container possible (no large coolers). It is too time-consuming for our staff to search large coolers in order to prevent alcohol from being brought in to the amphitheatre.
    • The kids’ activity area will include activities such as face painting, a balloon artist, etc. These activities are weather dependent and may vary on different concert evenings.
    • Please support our sponsors. They allow us to keep the ticket price low.
    • Tickets may be purchased online or at the gate.

     

    Also appearing in a free concert opening for Carbon Leaf in Va Beach at Neptune Park on Thursday July 17th at 7pm at 31st street at the Oceanfront

    CARBON LEAF with special guest BUTTER, July 17th at 7pm

    More information here : http://www.31ocean.com/Virginia-Beach-31-Ocean-Neptunes-Park/NeptunesPark.aspx

    Check out Carbon Leaf’s sound here on myspace. You will be suprised how many of their songs you know.

    http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=10094134

       
     
    http://www.carbonleaf.com Carbon Leaf’s alternative rock/folk sound blasted into the national spotlight in 2005 with their major label debut, Indian Summer. While keeping busy on major national tours (Dave Matthews Band, Counting Crows, John Mayer, etc.) and headlining their own, these Virginia-based artists have shifted into the national spotlight with their infectious groves and unmistakable vocal quality.

     

     

    For further information about  real estate , homes, communities or building lots in Williamsburg, James City, New Kent or York County Virginia  contact:

    John Womeldorf/ REALTOR

    Liz Moore & Associates 757 254 8136

    John@MrWilliamsburg.com  email

    www.MrWilliamsburg.com/   website

    www.MrBurg.com website

      

    www.MrHamptonroads.com/  website

    www.MrTidewater.com/   website

    www.MrVaBeach.com/  website

      

    Williamsburg Real Estate Resource. Search for Homes & Land for sale in Williamsburg Virginia & surrounding areas  click here :CLICK HERE WILLIAMSBURG VA MLS HOME SEARCH

      CLICK HERE FOR Real Estate Home Search  Tidewater Hampton Roads Va 

      

    My other area Real Estate and Information Blogs for Hampton Roads/ Tidewater/ Williamsburg Virignia and surrounding areas

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    Williamsburg VA Free Concerts’ Summer Breeze on Merchants Square

    Williamsburg Va real estate searchWilliamsburg Va’s 17th annual Summer Breeze Concert Series in Merchants Square

  • These concerts are always a fun way to spend a Wednesday evening with Family and friends. The 17th annual Summer Breeze Concert Series kicks off  on Wednesday June 21. The popular series features free outdoor evening concerts each Wednesday throughout July and August, with an extra  concert scheduled for Friday, July 11. Bring your dancing shoes (and a lawn chair) and enjoy the great lineup of performances each Wednesday night right in the middle of tree-lined Duke of Gloucester Street. The July fun gets started with the July 2 Independence Day Concert, followed by four terrific bands each successive Wednesday.

    There is a children’s activity area that opens at 6:30. Maybe grab some sandwiches from ‘ The Cheese Shop” and enjoy a picnic while you listed ot the band

    Here is the schedule and band line up for this years 2008 Season

  • Monday, July 2, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.: USAF Heritage of America Concert Band Annual Independence Day Concert
  • Wednesday, July 9, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m., Right On, “The Ultimate Party Band”
  • Friday, July 11, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., Royal Hospital School Band, UK, The 40-member student concert band from the U.K. will make Williamsburg its final stop on a cultural tour to the United States.
  • Wednesday, July 16: Summer Breeze Concert, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m., Power Play, with a 6 p.m. pre-show performance by local student theater troupe Stagelights.
  • Wednesday, July 23, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m., Kings of Swing, a versatile 12-piece party band from Richmond, with musical styles from swing to beach music and Motown. Don’t miss the swing dance demonstrations during intermission!
  • Wednesday, July 30, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m., Skylark Featuring Anna Gunn, a 4-piece band with “swinging, sophisticated music” and the jazzy vocals of Anna Gunn. Don’t miss the swing dance demonstrations during intermission!Summer Breeze concerts are sponsored by Merchants Square, Citi SmithBarney, the City of Williamsburg, and the York County Arts Commission.

    For further information about  real estate , homes, communities or building lots in Williamsburg, James City, New Kent or York County Virginia  contact:

    John Womeldorf/ REALTOR

    Liz Moore & Associates 757 254 8136

    John@MrWilliamsburg.com  email

    www.MrWilliamsburg.com/   website

    www.MrBurg.com website

      

    www.MrHamptonroads.com/  website

    www.MrTidewater.com/   website

    www.MrVaBeach.com/  website

      

    Williamsburg Real Estate Resource. Search for Homes & Land for sale in Williamsburg Virginia & surrounding areas  click here :CLICK HERE WILLIAMSBURG VA MLS HOME SEARCH

      CLICK HERE FOR Real Estate Home Search  Tidewater Hampton Roads Va 

      

    My other area Real Estate and Information Blogs for Hampton Roads/ Tidewater/ Williamsburg Virignia and surrounding areas

    Williamsburg Real Estate Blog II

    Williamsburg Real Estate Blog

    Williamsburg Happenings/ Events Blog

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  • Shakespeare Festival Williamsburg Va June 2008

     The Virginia Shakespeare Festival takes center 

    stage this month, opening a series of

    three plays ranging from tragedy to wild,

    physical comedy. It’s the 30th anniversary

    of the annual festival and the plays were

    chosen to celebrate the occasion.

    Traditionally the festival has presented one production

    in the smaller studio theater of Phi Beta

    Kappa. This year all three productions will be presented

    on PBK’s main stage. That will allow for more

    people to take in the fun.

    Shakespeare’s popular, “The Taming of the Shrew,”

    will open the festival June 25 and run through July 6.

    That will be followed by the epic tragedy, “Othello,”

    July 11-20 and “The Complete History of America

    Abridged,” July 24- Aug. 3.

    Festival artistic director, Christopher Owens looks

    forward to the season and will direct “The Complete

    History” in addition to overseeing the productions.

    “I’m going to have fun, personally directing a wild

    contemporary comedy instead of my usual

    Shakespeare,” Owens said recently.

    Owens added that this year, the actors will wear

    hidden microphones to boost sound and clarity.

    “I do think the sound improvement will be quite

    dramatic, particularly for those less familiar with

    Shakespeare,” he said.

    The lineup should result in solid ticket sales. “The

    Taming of the Shrew” is probably one of the most

    known of Shakespeare’s comedies. It pits the fiery

    Kate against Petruchio in a physical and intellectual

    battle of the sexes.

    It will be directed by James Bond, an accomplished

    Shakespearean director. He is setting the play in the

    18th century, in a world of high manners and social

    decorum. Owens said the play lends itself well to that

    interpretation.

    Playing Petruchio will be Equity actor Jens

    Rasmussen, who has more than 20 Shakespearean

    roles to his credit. It will be the first time he takes on

    Petruchio. Matching wits with him as the fiery Kate

    will be Catherine Gowl.

    “Othello,” which tells the story about duplicity and

    jealousy will be directed by W&M faculty director

    Laurie Wolf. The production features Equity actor

    Michael Johnson as Othello and Jason Weiss who will

    take on the quintessential villain, Iago. Barrie Kreinik,

    who appeared in last season’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost”

    will play the fated Desdemona.

    Wolf’s production will be set in post-apartheid

    South Africa, but Owens promised that the language

    and storyline will remain intact.

    For those unfamiliar with the production, Iago is

    one of Shakespeare’s most cunning and dastardly

    characters. Owens said Weiss had the characteristics

    necessary to play the role effectively.

    “In all the men we read (for the role), he was really

    the one with the most subtext going on,” Owens

    said.“You watch him on stage and you can just see the

    wheels turning inside his head.”

    The final production of the season is the wacky

    “The Complete History of America Abridged.” That

    follows on the heels of the immensely successful “The

    Complete Works of Shakespeare, Abridged” a couple

    seasons ago.

    Owens has two of the cast members of “Complete

    Works” returning for the production, which should

    boost the comedy to hilarity. Karl Kippola and Matt

    McGloin will lead the romp through America’s history

    with improvisation and audience participation.

    “Even in the scripted parts, it seems like those guys

    are making a lot of it up on the spot,” Owens said. “It

    pokes fun a lot of fun at elements of political correctness

    in what actually became known as our American

    history.”

    Owens added that the production will have particular

    relevance because of the upcoming presidential

    election.

    “I do think that it will have much of the same

    impact ‘Complete Works’ did, where audiences came

    back to see it again, for obvious humor and to see

    where the guys will go with it on that particular

    night.”