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Bluegrass Night at the Wayne on playbill for Saturday

The Wayne Theatre and some of the area’s finest bluegrass musicians will roll out the welcome mat this holiday season.


Video: Tim Kaine can play some mean harmonica

AFP editor Chris Graham got video of then-Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine taking a couple of minutes out of a walking tour of Downtown Staunton in 2009 for a bluegrass jam.


Bluegrass for the long haul

A recent article in Kentucky’s leading paper, The Lexington Herald Leader, discusses the down-fall of coal in the Bluegrass State.


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Martin Brothers, Aspen Run bring bluegrass to Court Square Theater

Court Square Theater’s CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union Music Series continues on Feb. 20 with The Martin Brothers and Aspen Run, a bluegrass ensemble from Maryland.


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Kick up your heels during State Fair bluegrass weekend

It’s nearly time to get those toes a-tappin’ during the State Fair of Virginia’s bluegrass weekend. The weekend of Sept. 26 and 27 will feature a special salute to bluegrass music.


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35th anniversary of Music in the Mountains Bluegrass Festival

The 35th annual Music in the Mountains Bluegrass Festival will take place at Summersville Music Park, Summersville, W.Va., on June 24, 25, 26 & 27. The four day event begins Wednesday, June 24th at 11:00 a.m. and goes until 10:00 p.m. nightly.


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Seventh annual Bison Bluegrass Festival

Information on the seventh annual Bison Bluegrass Festival at Buffalo Gap High School on Sunday, March 8.


Bill Yates and The Country Gentlemen Tribute Band at Court Square Theater

Bluegrass fans will immediately recognize the name Bill Yates for his many years as a member of Country Gentlemen. Bill played bass and sang harmony through many lineup changes, staying with Charlie Waller for 20+ years, starting in 1969.


Live entertainment lineup for Snowshoe Mountain

Snowshoe Mountain, recently ranked top ten lodging & après ski resort by SKI Magazine, today announces its schedule for the 2015 winter entertainment season.


Arts Block Party to take over Downtown Lexington

A celebration of the arts in Lexington will take place Friday, October 3rd from 5 to 7:30pm with the Arts of Lexington Block Party.


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State Fair of Virginia local music lineup

The charismatic Peppas of VCU and the inaugural Latin Music Festival are two of many highlights that will grace the Taste The Local stage at the Triple Crown Amphitheater during the 2014 State Fair of Virginia.


Memorial garden, park bench dedicated to longtime Staunton resident Ray Houser

Earlier this summer, a memorial garden and park bench were dedicated in Staunton’s Gypsy Hill Park, in memory of Ray Houser.


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Mountain Jamboree at Massanutten this Saturday

The fifth annual Mountain Jamboree at Massanutten is now just days away. This star studded line-up is the perfect way to end an amazing summer.


Virginia native Mac Wiseman releases masterwork album

Well, this one is like nothing else. Maybe someone will do another one like this – like Mac Wiseman’s Songs From My Mother’s Hand – one day.


Blackberry Festival at Skyland Resort

Skyland Resort, located on mile 41.7 and 42.5 on Skyline Drive, is set to celebrate with a daylong event on Saturday July 26, 2014 featuring all things blackberry!


Bert Carlson and TJ Johnson close out May at the Gateway

Two of the Valley’s outstanding musicians will close out May at WTA’s Gateway on Friday, May 30 at 8 pm. Bert Carlson last performed at the Gateway in November as part of the theatre’s jazz series. This time he is joined by T. J. Johnson.


Ukulele/bass duo featured at April River City Radio Hour

The Friday, April 18th River City Radio Hour will mark the first appearance of Frets & Fingers on the Radio Hour and another chapter of Basic City Boys.


Ash Breeze Band at WTA’s Gateway

Formerly known as the Smith Family Band, the Ash Breeze Band is led by father Allen and consists of daughter and powerhouse singer Nellie, 15, and three sons, Corey, 17, Luke, 13, and Eli, 11.


Bluegrass Night at WTA’s Gateway

WTA’s Gateway presents an evening devoted exclusively to traditional bluegrass music on Friday, March 28. Back by popular demand is Blue Mountain Sunrise. The performance will begin at 8 pm at 329 West Main in Downtown Waynesboro.


Bluegrass, Singers and Writers at Richard Adams Variety Show

As always Richard Adams has gathered an eclectic array of talent for his March Variety Show. Bluegrass and old-time music from Bourbon Barrel Congress, singer/songwriter Jake Sweet, actress/writer Rosemarie Harper with Lauren Ernst, and Collin Wheeler, the puppet man.


Wilson Fairchild at WTA’s Gateway in Waynesboro

Since the Gateway opened in 2011, there has been intense lobbying to bring the country duo Wilson Fairchild to the venue. This fall, Clair Myers, WTA’s Executive Director was finally able to get the job done.


Bluegrass Heritage Night at WTA’s Gateway Theatre

Two of the Valley’s newest bands bring their unique take on bluegrass to WTA’s Gateway on May 11, 2013. Both Bourbon Barrel Congress and Many Nights Ahead were born in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley and share a common bluegrass heritage, but each uses that lineage to move to a style of their own.


Gateway to host first 2013 Bluegrass Night

WTA’s Gateway will present its first evening in 2013 devoted exclusively to traditional bluegrass music on Saturday, Feb. 2. Back by popular demand are The SunnySide Family Band and Blue Mountain Sunrise. Performance will begin at 8 p.m. at 329 West Main in downtown Waynesboro.


New website for the Arts of the Blue Ridge Festival

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   Augusta Free Press Publishing has finished work on the new webpage for the Arts of the Blue Ridge Festival, June 5, 2010, in Waynesboro.   ArtsoftheBlueRidgeFestival.com has all the information.


Kaine jams in Downtown Staunton

Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine took a couple of minutes out of his walking tour of Downtown Staunton on Thursday for a bluegrass jam at Fretwell Bass. The song evokes the Blue Ridge Mountains. Make sure to listen to the lengthy Kaine solo on the harmonica in the middle. Length: 1:57.