Tag: Gateway

Richard Adams Variety Show has something for everyone

Richard Adams has packed his Friday night show with audience favorites. Returning to the Gateway is Susan Alexander – puppeteer and musician, the father son duo – Buddy and Toby Thomas, actress Rosemarie Harper, and one of the Gateway’s youngest performers – Nathan Aitcheson.


Return of Gateway Open Mic Talent Night this weekend in Waynesboro

Half the contestants have been chosen for WTA’s Open Mic Talent Night finals in June. The Thursday, February 6th round begins at 7:00 pm at WTA’s Gateway, 329 West Main in Downtown Waynesboro.


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.


1920s vintage jazz combo entertains at WTA’s Gateway in Waynesboro

Join Zuzu’s Hot 5 at WTA’s Gateway in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 8 pm. The Gateway, located at 329 West Main Street in Waynesboro, is an intimate night club environment, with excellent acoustics and a welcoming atmosphere and will make the evening an experience to remember.


Andrew McKnight and Beyond Borders comes to WTA’s Gateway

The award winning Andrew McKnight and Beyond Borders will bring their exciting fusion of musical genres to WTA’s Gateway on Saturday, Jan. 25. The Saturday performance is sponsored by Jim Wilson and supported by a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts.


Swinging time at WTA’s Gateway

The ACME Swing Mfg. Co, an ecstatically fun band, will return to WTA’s Gateway with its unique version of hot swing on Saturday, Jan. 18. Noted for their “jazz music that you can dance to!”


Andrew McKnight and Beyond Borders comes to WTA’s Gateway

The award winning Andrew McKnight and Beyond Borders will bring their exciting fusion of musical genres to WTA’s Gateway on Saturday, Jan. 25.


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Gateway changes schedule for River City Radio Hour

After seven years, the River City Radio Hour performance beginning with the Friday, Jan. 17 edition of the Radio Hour.


Waynesboro Cultural Commission announces 2014 Short Film Competition

The Waynesboro Short Film Competition, created by the Waynesboro Cultural Commission, is open to residents of Virginia and the contiguous states of West Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina in two age categories: Youth 20 and under and Adults 21+.


Swannanoa Palace lecture at WTA’s Gateway in Waynesboro

The first history lecture for 2014 at WTA’s Gateway will be a presentation by photographer/historian Airisun Wonderli on Swannanoa, the gilded-age mansion that sits atop Afton Mountain. The Thursday, January 16 lecture will be at 7 pm and will feature selected photographs from Wonderli’s new publication, Swannanoa Palace: A Pictorial History—Its Past and People.


Custin Jazz Series to present the John D’earth Band at Gateway in Waynesboro

WTA’s Gateway will present its first performance of the Custin Jazz Series on Saturday, Jan 11. Featured will be trumpeter John D’earth and his band. The performance is at 8 pm at what was voted “the best intimate music venue in the Valley”. WTA’s Gateway is at 329 West Main in downtown Waynesboro.


2014 Countdown for WTA’s Talent Night in Waynesboro

Host Lorie Strother, the Dreaded Blues Lady, is preparing for the final five rounds of the WTA’s Open Mic Talent Night. The winner of the January Talent Night will walk away with a cash prize and an invitation to return for the Talent Night Finale on Saturday, June 7.


History of medicine in Waynesboro subject of Gateway Theatre lecture

Dr. Stephen Howlett will present his research on the history of medicine in Waynesboro at WTA’s Gateway on Thursday, November 21 at 7 pm. Dr. Howlett will trace the changes that have come to medicine in general and specifically to Waynesboro.


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Boogie Kings take center stage at River City Radio Hour in Waynesboro

“At the close of the October Radio Hour, one of our long-time fans said she loved the show, but wish we had more time with Boogie Kings,” says Clair Myers producer of the River City Radio Hour. “We promise you, she will get her wish in November.”


Bert Carlson ‘Still Kickin’ and Still Pickin’ at the Gateway in Waynesboro

Bert Carlson was ready to return to Wayne Theatre Alliance’s Gateway after his February 2012 performance, but his career was interrupted by a medical emergency. Now he is back and raring to go with a concert at WTA’s Gateway on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m.


It’s Ooey, Gooye at WTA’s Gateway with the Barefoot Puppets

Barefoot Puppet returns to WTA’s Gateway with its newest production, Ooey Gooye Poetry. Sometimes characters end up in sticky situations… Heidi and Sam Rugg, of Barefoot Puppet Theatre, breathe new life into a host of characters unearthed from classical literature with just a dash of Victoriana.


Richard Adams Variety Show calls in the favors

A talented booking agent learns to call in his favors. Since Richard Adams is his own booking agent, he used his network to bring a new level of talent to the Nov. 1 Richard Adams Variety Show.


Podcast: WTA Presents Tom Principato

Tom Principato is no stranger to Waynesboro, having headlined the Virginia Chili Blues ‘n Brews Festival. The blues legend returns to the River City on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Gateway Theatre.


Old-time Virginia Roots music at WTA’s Gateway

Mark Campbell and the Campbell Family Band will perform early Southern Highland music at WTA’s Gateway on Friday, March 23 at 8:00 pm.  The band specializes in string band music of an earlier era along with solo fiddle playing, singing with banjo and fiddle/banjo duets.  The performance is supported by a grant from the Virginia […]


Richmond’s funniest at WTA’s Gateway

Top comic Odyssey Michaels will head the lineup at the February Comedy Night at WTA’s Gateway on Saturday, Feb. 25. Michaels was voted Richmond’s funniest comic in 2011 by Style Weekly Magazine.  He has performed nationally, including being a featured performer at the Cincinnati Comedy Festival.   He has also been seen on G4TV cable network.  […]


WTA’s Gateway first Bluegrass Night

WTA’s Gateway will present its first evening devoted exclusively to traditional bluegrass music on Friday, Feb. 24.  Featured will be Allegheny Blue and Blue Mountain Sunrise.  Performance will begin at 8 p.m. at 329 West Main in Downtown Waynesboro. Blue Mountain Sunrise has been playing to the enjoyment of Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel fans in […]


Open Mic Night at the Gateway

The Open Mic Night has become a fixture on the fourth Thursday of the month at WTA’s Gateway. With the guidance of Lorie Strother, the Dreaded Blues Lady, the evening provides a showcase for seasoned and novice performers who want the opportunity to preview their works before a local audience.  Comics, poets, and musicians of […]


Wayne Theatre Alliance to receive tourism marketing grant

The Virginia Tourism Corporation has awarded the Wayne Theatre Alliance a $5000 grant  through the Virginia Tourism Corporation Fall 2011 Marketing Leverage Program. WTA was one of 35 local tourism entries from throughout Virginia who were awarded grants. The grants from the Virginia Tourism Corporation are designed to assist local and regional tourism entities to […]


Spring Fashion Debut: Anniversary bling

It’s an anniversary celebration 20 years in the making for Cookie Lee Jewelry, and three years for senior consultant Crystal Abbe Graham. “This year marks 20 years for Cookie Lee Jewelry in the jewelry business which is just astonishing,” said Graham, who celebrates her third anniversary as a consultant with Cookie Lee on Feb. 9. […]


Bert Carlson and Friends at Mojo Saturday Night

Guitarist Bert Carlson will headline the Feb. 18th Mojo Saturday Night. Appearing with him will be Jennifer Kirkland and Ray Cohen. Also on the program will be Kathleen Kraft, Dough Headstrom, and David Connolly.  The 8 p.m. performance will be at WTA’s Gateway, 329 West Main in Downtown Waynesboro. A professional guitarist since 1976, Bert […]


Spring Fashion Debut: Wildtree for your heart

Wildtree isn’t a natural choice for a gift for Valentine’s Day but it is an all-natural food with no MSG, preservatives, color dyes, and high fructrose corn syrup. So what could be better for your heart? Or your sweetheart’s heart? Wildtree will be one of more than 20 vendors participating in the Feb. 11 Love […]


Spring Fashion Debut: ‘Get your style groove on’

Stella & Dot is a media darling and has been featured in many prominent fashion and women’s magazines with 10 pieces from the new Spring collection highlighted in Vogue. An innovative and smart fashion company, according to rep April Keegan, they offer “irresistible boutique style accessories.” Stella & Dot will be one of more than […]


Spring Fashion Debut: Couple that knits together, stays together

Owning your own business usually takes careful planning and execution, but for Robert and Calondra Stickley, Mirembe Hollow happened more by accident. “We started getting requests for some of our craft projects, and it just took off from there,” Calondra Stickley said. Mirembe Hollow will be one of more than 20 vendors participating in the […]


Spring Fashion Debut: It’s all about initials

It’s all about being personal and allowing you to show your sassy side. Initial Outfitters brings a fun and classic style to everything we all wear – from jewelry to bags and personal accessories. Initial Outfitters will be one of more than 20 vendors participating in the Feb. 11 Love is in the Air: Spring […]


Spring Fashion Debut: Jean bling

Coming all the way from Richmond, Becky Collier is excited to spread her love of Vault Denim. New in the direct-sales market, the jeans company brings designer denim to the consumer at up to 50 percent off. “I’ll bring between 120-130 pairs of awesome designer and boutique jeans,” she said. “The selection is incredible and […]


Spring Fashion Debut: A salon touch

Missy Miller owns her full-service hair and tanning salon in Waynesboro. If that’s not enough, she also sells Miche handbags in her establishment. Radiance Tanning and Hair Salon has been going strong for four years, and she believes in doing all she can to support small, local businesses. Radiance Tanning and Hair Salon will be […]


Radio serial by AFP editor to premiere Jan. 20

The January River City Radio Hour will feature the opening chapter of Judge Not, a new mystery serial by AugustaFreePress.com editor Chris Graham. The Jan. 20 Radio Hour is at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at WTA’s Gateway in Downtown Waynesboro. Judge Not is the tale of a misplaced newspaper reporter who finds himself in […]


Open Mic Night at Gateway

Jack Roy will host the Wayne Theatre Alliance’s Open-Mic Night on Thursday, Dec. 22nd, at the Gateway Theatre. Open Mic Nights feature seasoned and novice performers who want the opportunity to preview their talents for a local audience. Shows are at 7 p.m. at WTA’s Gateway in Downtown Waynesboro.  Admission is pay-what-you-will. Jack Roy is […]


McDonnell announces tourism marketing grants

Gov. Bob McDonnell today announced the Virginia Tourism Corporation will award $635,000 in matching grant funds to 35 local tourism initiatives as part of the VTC Marketing Leverage Grant program. Among the initiatives winning grants were four originating in our local area. – SVTA Outdoor Recreation and Family Travel Marketing Campaign (New Market, Staunton, Harrisonburg, […]


Busy weekend at Gateway

Escape from the overload of turkey, guests and football by joining one of the weekend specials at Wayne Theatre Alliance’s Gateway at 329 West Main in Downtown Waynesboro. On Friday, Nov. 25, the final round of WTA’s Top Comic Competition will be held at 8 p.m. And on Saturday, Nov. 26, the multi-talented Jesse Harper […]


Mojo at the Gateway

The November Mojo Saturday Night is ready to groove with some real deep blues on Saturday, Nov. 19th. Fourteen-year-old Emma Leigh will perform her first blues show accompanied by John Hoy and some of the Li’l Bill Band. Barb Martin will bring her soulful blues to the stage and The Li’l Bill Band returns “post-graduation” from […]


Gateway’s Top Comic competition back for round two

Eight of the 16 comics from the first round of Gateway’s Top Comic Competition are ready to take the stage for the second round on Friday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. in Downtown Waynesboro. The comics are among the best new comics in Central Virginia. They call Richmond, Lynchburg, Charlottesville and surrounding areas home. Seeking […]


Blues at the Gateway

Mojo Saturday Nite with Bluesman Kevin Chisnell will return to the Gateway at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22. The show is becoming popular for a place to spend the third Saturday of the month. The Gateway provides not only an eclectic range of blues talent, but offers food and beverages that make Mojo Saturday […]


Bryan Elijah Smith and The Wild Hearts at The Gateway

Taking the audience by storm at the Gateway Opening Gala, Bryan Elijah Smith and the Wild Hearts brought the audience to its feet for an encore.  The demand to bring them back for an evening of their own prompted the Gateway to engage them for a performance on Saturday, October 15 at 8 p.m. Leading […]


Richard Adams Variety Show at The Gateway

The Gateway’s zany Richard Adams Variety Show will take a detour to Germany for its October performance at WTA’s Gateway on Friday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m.  The show promises to top any Octoberfest you have ever attended. Richard has recruited a host of specialty acts to celebrate the season. William Von Hayes and the […]


Gateway to present country-music sensation

Nineteen-year-old country sensation Cody Purvis will appear at WTA’s Gateway on Friday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m.  Named “2011 Best Emerging Artist” by C’ville weekly, Purvis is on his way. Born and raised in Charlottesville, Purvis gets his country music roots honestly. His mom and dad both sang in country bands. At the age of 2, he was singing […]