Upcoming 05-27-21

Brewhaus jam

The Kilmarnock Brewhouse, 44 West Church Street, Kilmarnock will host the first West Church Street Memorial Day Jam, from 2 p.m. until closing on Saturday, May 29.

Music will be provided by The Haus Blue Band. In addition to a variety of craft beer, the menu will include pizza, beer-steamed hot dogs and White Castle cheeseburgers.

Good Luck blues

Kurt Crandall will perform from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 29, at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock. His music is contemporary in its themes and “old school” in its sounds and attitude. He’ll play originals, as well as lesser-known gems from the pantheon of blues greats.

Ideally, the show will be outdoors. There is limited seating on the porch and lots of space on the grounds. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Lala’s Kitchen will serve from 1-6 p.m. The vineyard will close at 8 p.m.

Festival postponed

The Heathsville Strawberry Festival, typically enjoyed by thousands of shoppers on Memorial Day weekend, will be replaced with a one-time Community Homecoming Festival on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church looks forward to welcoming the entire community back to the normal fun of visiting vendors with their arts and crafts, food trucks and the joys of seeing friends.

Orchestra concerts

The Northern Neck Orchestra will perform an outdoor spring concert showcasing the string section in works by Mozart, Mendelssohn and others at 1 and 3 p.m. June 5 at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock.

Tickets are $36 and may be purchased at the check-in desk or www.northernneckorchestra.org. Students are admitted free.

Photo group

The Photography Roundtable Group will meet at 10 a.m. June 8 in the first floor meeting room at Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.

Summer concert

The Soul Expressions will open the Music on the Half Shell Stage 2021 series. The concert will be held from 7-9:30 p.m. June 11 at Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.

Admission is $10. Children younger than 5 are free with a paying adult. Purchase tickets at kilmarnockva.ticketleap.com or at the door.

Park concerts

Music by the River at Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster, will continue June 12 with Stuck on A Name and June 19 with Rappahannock Crossing The concerts will begin at 6 p.m.

A limited number of picnic tables will be available. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. There is a $5 parking fee payable at the park entrance. For directions, or to confirm show in case of inclement weather, call 462-5030.


Unleashed, a fashion show and luncheon on June 16, will benefit the Animal Welfare League of the Northern Neck (AWL). The event will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club, 362 Club Drive, Kilmarnock.

Tickets are $40 and are available at the AWL Thrift Store, 75 South Main Street, Kilmarnock. Cash or checks are accepted. The thrift store hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Program postponed

The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society’s virtual program “Towles Family Tales and Growing up in Rural Lancaster County in the 1950s-60s,” by William H. Towles Jr., planned for June 3, has been rescheduled to 3 p.m. June 17.

The program is free for members and $5 for others. Register at www.mkt.com/maryball or 462-7280. A valid email address is required.


The Interracial Conversations of the Northern Neck and Macorp Inc will present a Juneteenth Fair, Celebrating Freedom and Community Unity, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. June 19 at Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville.

The event will include vendors, music, food, children’s activities and free COVID-19 vaccinations.

Jazz concert

The Rappahannock Concert Association will sponsor a free outdoor concert from noon-1:45 p.m. June 19, rain or shine, at the Heathsville Farmers Market, Rice’s Hotel, Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville. 

The Capital Focus Jazz Band, the Youth Learning Program of the Potomac River Jazz Club, will be featured. Bring a chair and a sun hat. Lunch will be available for purchase.