Upcoming 6-29-17


Pianist George Warren will present a lecture recital at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 1, at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock. He’ll be joined by soprano Natalie Vatcher.

Farmers market

More than 100 vendors will participate in the Irvington Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 1, on the Irvington Town Commons, 98 King Carter Drive, Irvington.

Sponsored by the Irvington Village Improvement Association, the market offers arts, crafts, produce, meats, cheeses, breads, rubs, honey and music by The Articles.

Music by the River

Upcoming Music by the River concerts at Belle Isle State Park will include The Legacy Band on July 8 and Out On A Limb July 15.

Concerts will begin at 6 p.m. in the picnic area at the park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. A $4 parking fee is payable at the front gate. Picnics are encouraged.

History Alive

The Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library History Alive series will continue on July 9 with “Between the Great Wars: A Musical Journey through 1920-30s America,” presentation by the string band Ampersand. The program will be presented from 2 to 4 p.m. at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock. 

The program will feature traditional and folk music performances along with information about the history of the songs and the world events that inspired them. Purchase advance tickets by Thursday, July 6, at mkt.com/maryball.

On Stage

The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts recently announced its 2017-18 On Stage season. Concerts will include Brass Transit, October 7; Robin and Linda Williams, November 18; John Brown Little Big Band, ‘Holiday in Swing’ Concert, December 16; MozART, March 9; and Sons of Serendip, April 14. Shows will be presented at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock.

Season subscriptions $155 for all five concerts, if purchased before July 1; or $165. Prime seats are first made available to subscribers. Single tickets for individual performances can be purchased for $39 beginning in August. For those not on the mailing list, call 438-5555 for a brochure and/or tickets, or visit rappahannockfoundation.org.

Carnival raffle

The 82nd annual Kilmarnock Firemen’s Festival will be held July 27 through August 5 at the KVFD Carnival Grounds, 200 Waverly Avenue, Kilmarnock. The raffle grand prize is a 2017 Toyota Tacoma four-wheel drive pickup truck. Tickets are $10.

Tickets may be purchased from KVFD members, at upcoming community events and the carnival as supplies last. Tickets also may be purchased at Noblett Appliance & Propane, 17 South Main Street, Kilmarnock, where the truck may be inspected. A drawing will be held at the conclusion of the carnival on August 5.

Raise the Roof

Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, will host its fourth annual “Raise the Roof” Craft Beer Fest from 1 to 6 p.m. July 15. The event will feature a dozen Virginia craft beers, barbecue or vegetarian fare and homemade ice cream. Headlining the entertainment are Good Shot Judy and Bobby “Blackhat” Walters.

Tickets are $45 for adults and $15 for ages 20 and younger. To purchase tickets visit christchurch1735.ticketleap.com/.


Tickets are on sale for the 27th annual CAPINNÉ, Dancing with the Northern Neck Stars at 6 p.m. July 15 at the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck, 517 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. The fee is $50 per person. Tables of 6 or 8 may be reserved.

The event, an upscale social gathering, will feature a dance competition, heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, raffles and door prizes. Ticket order forms can be obtained from any Northern Neck Rotarian, or 435-4169.

Seafood fest

Tickets are on sale for the Kilmarnock Irvington White Stone Rotary 27th annual Bay Seafood Festival October 21 at Camp Kekoka, 1083 Boys Camp Road, Kilmarnock.

Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased from any Rotarian or kiwsrotary.com.

Gates will open at 3:30 p.m. Food will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. and En’Novations will play from 6 to 9 p.m.

Wine and Art

The Wine and Art series with Joyce Crown-Wilkins continues from 7 to 9 p.m. on fourth Thursdays at the Tappahannock Art Gallery and Community Art Center, 200 Prince Street, Tappahannock. Adults of all skill levels are welcome.

Community comedy

The Lancaster Players will present “The Queen of Bingo” through Saturday, July 1, at The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. The play will be staged at 8 p.m. today, June 29, Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1. The theater and cash bar will open an hour prior to the show.

Reservations are required. Tickets are $20 per adult. Purchase tickets at lancasterplayers.org, or 435-3776.

Locusville tunes

The music series at Locusville Plantation, 583 Slabtown Road, Lancaster, will continue from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 1, with Vagabond Swan. The four-member band plays an eclectic mix of fiddle tunes, old funk, blues razzmatazz, whiskey tangos and rum reels.

The setting is casual. Folks are urged to bring chairs and blankets, soft drinks and snacks are available. Admission is $5.

Cool music

The Legacy Band will be featured at the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum 2017 summer concert series, Cool Music for Hot Summer Nights, from 7 to 10 p.m. July 22 at the RFM Pavilion, 504 Main Street, Reedville.

Single event tickets are $10. Tickets are available at the RFM, or at the venue.