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FloydFest - July 23-27, Thursday-Sunday
Across-the-Way Productions.
A 4-day celebration of music and art at the Blue Cow Pavilion in the Blue Ridge Mountains featuring more than 50 performers, artisans and crafters, food offerings, local and regional wines and microbrews. FloydFest .  Directions: Floyd, VA .  $30-$295.  Email: info@atwproductions.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: (888) VA-FESTS. 
 
An Evening with Emmylou Harris - July 24, Thursday
Maymont.
Country/bluegrass favorite in concert on the Carriage House Lawn. Maymont Estate, Richmond.  6:30pm.  $35 standing, $65 seated.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-358-7166. 
 
The Secret Life of a Victorian House - July 24 & 31, Thursday
Maymont.
Explore Maymont Mansion and learn what it was like to live and work at the estate 100 years ago. The Dooleys' housemaid brings the mansion to life during a family-friendly tour of the upstairs and downstairs of this grand home. Maymont Mansion.  Directions: 1700 Hampton Street, Richmond.  12:30-1:15pm.  $5 per person.  Email: info@maymont.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-358-7166. 
 
Michie Tavern Downtown Mile and Healthy Living Expo - July 24, Thursday
Notus Sports.
Composed of four different mile races, including the Team Relay, the Middle School Mile, the Family Non-Competitive Run, and the Elite Michie Tavern Mile, this event has a race for everyone! Benefits the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society. Yoga Expo will host a variety of vendors and post-race yoga at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion. Downtown Mall and nTelos Wireless Pavillion.  Packet Pick-Up: 5pm, Races: 6:30.  $50/Family of Four, $15 per extra person.  Contact: Savannah Bentley.  Email: sbentley@notussports.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 703-638-2472. 
 
John Borden Evans' "Near Walnut Creek" Exhibition - July 25-August 31
Les Yeux du Monde.
Evans translates what he knows and sees, his North Garden homestead and its environs into magical scenes that vibrate and glow like a Van Gogh with mystery and beauty. Les Yeux du Monde Gallery.  Directions: 841 Wolf Trap Road.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-5566. 
 
Orange County Fair - July 24-26, Thursday-Saturday
Orange County Fair Association.
This old-timey county fair focuses on rural life without the carnival rides. Each day is packed full of contests, shows, crafts, exhibits and music. See website for full schedule. Orange County Fairgrounds.  Directions: 14500 Old Gordonsville Road, Orange.  All ages welcome.  Email: orangecountyvafair@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-661-5393. 
 
Comedy with a Taste of Jazz Benefit for SPCA - July 26, Saturday
SPCA Fundraiser.
National comedians and talented jazz musicians together in one show! Comedian Liz Miele as seen on the Conan OBrien Show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Comedy Central with jazz greats, The Robert Jospe Experience. V. Earl Dickinson Building - PVCC.  8:05pm.  $15 Students-Seniors $20 Gen Admission.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Ty Cooper.  Email: asureshot1@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 825-0650. 
 
Sweet Dreams Festival - July 26, Saturday
Augusta County Parks & Recreation.
A free family-friendly event in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Fun activities for kids include contests, a craft tent, rock climbing wall, laser tag and inflatables along with food, entertainment and sporting events for the whole family. Stuarts Draft Park.  9am-5pm; pancake breakfast at 6:30am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-245-5727. 
 
fleaVILLE - July 26, Saturday
fleaVILLE features a carefully-curated mix of vendors offering jewelry, art, crafts, vintage and contemporary clothing, handmade items, home goods and antique furniture. The market also hosts food trucks, music and kids' activities, like face painting. IX Project, entrance on the corner of Monticello Avenue and 2nd St. SE.  Directions: Across from the ACAC gym downtown -- enter the IX on 2nd St. SE and drive straight back.  11am-3pm.  $Free!.  All ages welcome.  Contact: fleaVILLE.  Email: fleavilleva@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 718-594-2891. 
 
Annual African American Cultural Arts Festival - July 26, Saturday
The City of Charlottesville.
Celebrate the rich heritage of people of African ancestry and their contributions to the community, the nation and the world. Enjoy arts displays, parade and community health fair. Washington Park.  Contact: Ruby.  Email: globalmresources@yahoo.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 825- 0115. 
 
Shear Madness - July 9-26
UVA Heritage Theater Festival.
In this uproarious tale of law and disorder the audience become armchair detectives tackling a murder above the Shear Madness unisex hairstyling salon. Thanks to up-to-the-minute improvisational humor, no two shows are ever the same. Helms Theatre.  Email: heritage@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3376. 
 
Shakespeare in the Parks - July 26 & 27, Saturday & Sunday
Hamner Theater Summer Shakespeare.
Family-friendly outdoor productions of "Much Ado About Nothing". July 26, 7:30pm Carver Recreation Center. July 27, 5pm Lee Park. Bring picnics, chairs and blankets. Rain cancels. $free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
Summer Runnin' Night Trail Run - July 26, Saturday
Too hot to run in the sun? Run the trails at Devils Backbone. Bring your headlamp and trail running shoes. Post-race grill out and live music. Devils Backbone Brewing Company.  8pm Night Lite Kids Run, 9pm 5k/10k adult run.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 361-1001. 
 
Blackberry Brilliance Walk - July 26, Saturday
The Market at Grelen.
Walk through the nursery and all of the berry fields and beyond. 3-4 mile walk. Ages 9 and up. 15091 Yager Rd, Somerset.  10am.  $10.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-7268. 
 
Sarah McLachlan - Charlottesville Free Clinic Benefit - July 27, Sunday
nTelos Wireless Pavilion.
With over 25 years in the recording industry, Sarah McLachlan is a multi-platinum singer and songwriter best known for her intimate vocals and relatable lyrics. nTelos Wireless Pavilion.  6pm doors, 7pm show.  $39-$69.  Email: kathryn@cvillefreeclinic.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 877-272-8849. 
 
Annual Peach Festival - July 26 & 27, Saturday & Sunday
Carter Mountain Orchard.
Games for children, face painting, contests, hayrides, lunch available and wine tastings! Pick your own peaches too! Carter Mountain Orchard.  Directions: 1435 Carters Mountain Trail.  9am-6pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday.  $Free admission & parking.  Email: info@cartermountainorchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1833. 
 
Charlottesville Municipal Band Summer Concert No. 5 - July 29, Tuesday
Charlottesville Municipal Band.
It's Family Night! Songs from "The Lion King," "Star Wars," cartoons and more. Members of the band will host a Musical Instrument Petting Zoo from 7:30-7:45pm at the foot of the stage. The Paramount Theater.  8pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 295-9850. 
 
Rock N' Ridgeview - July 23 & 30, Wednesdays
Waynesboro Parks & Recreation Dept.
Grab a blanket & meet up with family and friends on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm at the amphitheater, where good music comes naturally. This FREE music series is sure to have you shake, rattle n rolling. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Family Friendly. Rain or Shine. Ridgeview Park, 700 S. Magnolia Ave., Waynesboro.  6-8pm.  Contact: Waynesboro Parks & Recreation Dept..  Email: parksandrec@ci.waynesboro.va.us. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-942-6735. 
 
Fridays After Five: July Line-Up - Fridays in July
nTelos Wireless Pavilion.
These free Friday concerts feature primarily local and regional artists performing from rock and blues to salsa and reggae. July 11-Green Earrings; July 18-Second Draw; July 25-The Sally Rose Band. nTelos Wireless Pavilion.  Directions: east end of the mall.  5:30-8:30pm.  $free.  Email: info@charlottesvillepavilion.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 245-4910. 
 
Albemarle County Fair - July 31-August 2, Thursday-Saturday
Albemarle County Fair.
This three-day agricultural celebration is full of festive, family fun in a historic setting. Enjoy farm animals, craft exhibits, live music, games and activities, children's rides, contests, and programs for the entire family! Ash Lawn-Highland.  4-10pm Thursday, 10am-10pm Friday and Saturday.  $5, children under 6 free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@albemarlecountyfair.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-2725. 
 
Louisa County Agricultural Fair - July 31-August 2, Thursday-Saturday
Enjoy the 4-H shows, petting zoo, fair contests and games. Opening concert Thursday night with Chamomile and Whiskey. Fireman's Fairgrounds.  Directions: From Ch'ville take I-64E to exit 143 Route 208. Turn right on Route 208. Follow to stoplight at Route 33. Turn left on Route 33. Turn right on Fredericksburg Avenue. Fairgrounds are just over the railroad tracks.  Email: president@louisacountyagfair.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
Ash Lawn Opera: Fiddler on the Roof - July 31, August 2, 3, 6, 8
Ash Lawn Opera.
Fiddler on the Roof has been a hit since it opened on Broadway in 1964, winning nine Tony Awards, spawning four Broadway revivals, and inspiring a three-time Academy Award winning film adaptation in 1971. Set in Tsarist Russia, this timeless tale of the triumph of humor and love over hardship is an experience you will want to share with your entire family. The Paramount Theater.  $12-$65.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link. 
 
First Fridays at the Frontier Culture Museum - August 1, Friday
Frontier Culture Museum.
Bring your family, picnic basket, lawn chairs, and a sense of historical adventure. Dine on the grounds, then take a walk down to the museum's historic farms to experience living history presentations. Frontier Culture Museum.  6-8pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-7850. 
 
Shakespeare in the Parks - August 1-17, Fridays-Sundays
Hamner Theater Summer Shakespeare.
Family-friendly outdoor productions of "Much Ado About Nothing". August 1-3 Tonsler Park. August 8-10 Belmont Park. August 15-17 Washington Park. Bring picnics, chairs and blankets. Rain cancels. 7:30pm Fridays & Saturdays, 5pm Sundays.  $free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
First Fridays Art Walk - August 1, Friday
Take an evening art walk around the Downtown Mall area to view opening night artists with new monthly exhibitions. Meet local artist and enjoy hors d'oeuvres. Downtown Mall area. 
 
Greene County Fair - July 29-August 2, Tuesday-Saturday
Greene County.
This family extravaganza features carnival rides, auctions, petting zoo, cornhole tournament, live entertainment, contests and more. Greene County Fairgrounds, Stanardsville.  Directions: Route 29N to Ruckersville, left onto Route 33W, right onto Route 33 Bus, right onto Route 230 (Madison Road). Continue until you see the fairgrounds on the right.  Tuesday-Friday 5:30-11pm, Saturday 4-11pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
25th Annual Homemade Peach Ice Cream Days - August 2 & 3, Saturday & Sunday
Chiles Peach Orchard.
Come celebrate the Queen of Fruits with a special homemade treat! The Crozet Lions Club will be making and selling homemade peach ice cream, a local favorite! Chiles Peach Orchard .  Directions: 1351 Greenwood Road, Crozet.  9am-6pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday.  Email: info@chilespeachorchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-1583. 
 
Blackberry Harvest Festival at Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery - August 2, Saturday
Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery.
Hill Top's Annual Blackberry Harvest and Music Festival is an all day event! Pick your own blackberries (or let the kids) while you enjoy a glass of your favorite Hill Top wine. Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery.  Directions: 2800 Berry Hill Road, Nellysford.  $10 per adult includes wine and food pairing.  Email: hilltop1@ntelos.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 361-1266. 
 
Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration ft. Warren Haynes - August 6, Wednesday
nTelos Wireless Pavilion.
This ground-breaking orchestral program - curated by the Garcia Family - features Garcia's original compositions, as well as classic interpretations of his timeless standards that were hallmarks of Garcia and the Grateful Dead's shows. nTelos Wireless Pavilion.  7pm.  $39-$70.  Email: info@charlottesvillepavilion.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 877-272-8849. 
 
Dinner and Music at Grelen Nursery - August 7 & 21, Thursday
Grelen Nursery.
The Market is open late with a buffet grill, cheese plates and live music on the patio. Grelen Nursery.  Directions: 15111 Yager Road, Somerset.  5pm.  Email: questions@grelennursery.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-7268. 
 
Augusta County Fair - August 5-9, Tuesday-Saturday
Augusta County Fair.
Carnival rides, tractor pulls, demo derby, motocross, live music, and fireworks. Augusta Expoland.  Directions: 279 Expo Road, Fishersville.  See website for schedule.  All ages welcome.  Email: acfair@ntelos.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-245-5627. 
 
Blues and Brews Festival - August 9, Saturday
Frontier Culture Museum.
Frontier Culture Museum.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-7850. 
 
Edible Food Fest in Orange - August 9, Saturday
Orange Downtown Alliance.
Celebrate food from earth to table with local and artisan foods, tastings, local beer, cider and wine, chef demos, children's activities and music in downtown Orange! Downtown Orange.  10am-6pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-2540. 
 
Summer Blues & Brews Festival - August 9, Saturday
Shenandoah Concerts.
A strong line-up of great Blues musicians, great local food, as well as many special release and limited-edition brews to enjoy. Frontier Culture Museum.  Email: info@shenandoahconcerts.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-324-3215. 
 
Shrek the Musical - July 18-August 10
Four County Players.
Your favorite story of Shrek, Donkey, Fiona, Lord Farquaad and Gingy set to music. Mainstage at Four County Players.  Directions: 5256 Governor Barbour Street, Barboursville.  Fridays & Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 2:30pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-832-5355. 
 
Carytown Watermelon Festival - August 10, Sunday
3,000 watermelons, 60 musicians, over 100 exhibitors, one of the largest kids' areas of any festival on the east coast, and all of the great Carytown style. 3126 West Cary Street, Richmond.  10am-6pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: (804) 304-6870. 
 
Wild West Weekend Mountain Rail Adventure - August 9 & 10, Saturday & Sunday
Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad.
Go on a railroad adventure with steam-driven Old #3 engine and a cast Western characters. Durbin Depot, West Virginia.  Departures at 10am and 2:30pm both days.  $35 ages 12-64, $32 seniors, $25 ages 4-11, free under 4.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 866-651-4296. 
 
French Crepes at DelFosse - August 10, Sunday
DelFosse Vineyards and Winery.
Come and celebrate French Crepe Day! Live music, wine, and a menu of crepes, including both sweet and savory. DelFosse Vineyards and Winery.  1-5pm.  Email: finewines@delfossewine.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 263-6100. 
 
Pat Metheny Unity Group - August 10, Sunday
Grammy-award winner comes to Charlottesville! The Paramount Theater.  8pm.  $52.50-$72.50.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
Charlottesville Municipal Band Summer Concert No. 6 - August 12, Tuesday
Charlottesville Municipal Band.
Performers "Celebrate the Big Bands" at the final summer concert of the season. Lobby ensemble at 7:15pm and instrument petting zoo for kids 7:30-7:45pm. The Paramount Theater.  8pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 295-9850. 
 
Rock N' Ridgeview - August 6 & 13, Wednesdays
Waynesboro Parks & Recreation Dept.
Grab a blanket & meet up with family and friends on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm at the amphitheater, where good music comes naturally. This FREE music series is sure to have you shake, rattle n rolling. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Family Friendly. Rain or Shine. Ridgeview Park, 700 S. Magnolia Ave., Waynesboro.  6-8pm.  Contact: Waynesboro Parks & Recreation Dept..  Email: parksandrec@ci.waynesboro.va.us. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-942-6735. 
 
Hawaiian Night Square Dance - August 15, Friday
Grand Squares of Nelson.
Live square dance caller and refreshments. Experienced square dancers welcomed! Rockfish Valley Volunteer Fire Department.  Directions: 11100 Rockfish Valley Highway.  7:30-10pm.  $donations.  For more info call: 361-2470. 
 
Public Night at the Observatory - August 1 & 15, Fridays
UVA Leander McCormick Observatory.
Three telescopes at the McCormick Observatory offer amazing views of our galaxy, weather permitting, along with a slide show and tour. McCormick Observatory.  Directions: From Emmet Street (Route 29) near UVa and Ivy Road (Route 250) turn onto McCormick, follow signs up the hill.  9-11pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 243-1885. 
 
9th Annual Blue Ridge Mountain Music Fest - August 16, Saturday
Wintergreen Performing Arts.
Wintergreen Performing Arts will present the voices of the Blue Ridge through its 9th Annual Blue Ridge Mountain Music Fest. This year the Fest features Nothin' Fancy, Sierra Hull, the Virginia Ramblers, and Kim and Jimbo Cary & Pete and Ellen Vigour. The Carys and the Vigours will be leading jamming sessions throughout the day. Food will be available for purchase. Dunlop Pavilion, Wintergreen Resort.  12-7pm.  $25 adults, $10 ages 6-17, free under 6.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@wintergreenperformingarts.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 325-8292. 
 
Rockingham County Fair - August 11-16, Monday-Saturday
The state's largest agricultural fair with rides, competitions, motor sports, animals and more! Don't miss Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry, Plain White T's, Old Crow Medicine Show and Steep Canyon Rangers in concert. Rockingham County Fairgrounds.  Directions: 4808 South Valley Pike, Route 11, Harrisonburg.  See website for times.  $General admission: $5 adults, $2 ages 7-12, free for 6 & under; grandstand event prices vary.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-434-0005. 
 
Schuyler Day at Walton Mountain Museum - August 16, Saturday
Walton's Mountain Museum.
Eighth annual celebration with music, tours of the museum and food. 6484 Rockfish River Rd.  10am-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 831-2000. 
 
Meet the Team Day: UVA Football - August 17, Sunday
Virginia Athletics Department.
Players and coaches will be available for photos and autographs. Meet Cavman, Sabre the horse and spirit teams. Free posters and magnets. The first 500 youth in attendance will receive a free Nike mini football. Door prizes include season tickets. John Paul Jones Arena.  1-2:30pm.  $free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
An Evening with Old Crow Medicine Show - August 17, Sunday
Maymont.
Country/bluegrass favorites in concert on the Carriage House Lawn. Children 10 and under permitted with paying adult. Maymont Estate, Richmond.  5:30pm.  $32.50 advance, $39 door.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-358-7166. 
 
Richmond Squirrels' Charlottesville Community Night - August 20, Wednesday
For details, please click this link. 
 
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band - August 21, Thursday
Maymont.
Country/bluegrass favorites in concert on the Carriage House Lawn. Maymont Estate, Richmond.  6:30pm.  $35 standing, $65 seated.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-358-7166. 
 
Realms of Earth and Sky - August 22-December 14
UVA's Fralin Museum of Art.
Indian painting from the 15th-19th centuries. Directions: 155 Rugby Road.  12-5pm Tuesday-Sunday.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3592. 
 
fleaVILLE - August 23, Saturday
fleaVILLE features a carefully-curated mix of vendors offering jewelry, art, crafts, vintage and contemporary clothing, handmade items, home goods and antique furniture. The market also hosts food trucks, music and kids' activities, like face painting. IX Project, entrance on the corner of Monticello Avenue and 2nd St. SE.  Directions: Across from the ACAC gym downtown -- enter the IX on 2nd St. SE and drive straight back.  11am-3pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: fleaVILLE.  Email: fleavilleva@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 718-594-2891. 
 
Virginia Craft Brewers Fest - August 23, Saturday
Virginia Craft Brewers Guild and the Virginia Manufacturers Association.
An amazing outdoor setting with Virginia craft breweries, music, food, family fun and more. Devil's Backbone Brewing Company.  Directions: 200 Mosbys Run, Roseland.  2-7pm.  $10-$35.  For details, please click this link. 
 
Fee Free Day at Shenandoah National Park - August 25, Monday
Shenandoah National Park.
Enjoy the park without having to pay an entrance fee to celebrate National Park Service Birthday. Shenandoah National Park.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-999-3500. 
 
Movie Night at Sips & Cinema - August 28, Thursday
Early Mountain Vineyards.
Break out your picnic blankets and lawn chairs for an outdoor movie, Back to the Future (rated PG). The lawn will be ready for you to pick the perfect spot at 7pm. Showtime 8:30pm. Tickets include a bag of popcorn! Food trucks, Early Mountain Vineyard wine, and movie snacks for sale. Early Mountain Vineyards, 6109 Wolftown-Hood Road, Madison.  7-11pm.  $6, children 3 and under are free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-948-9005 . 
 
Justin Moore - August 28, Thursday
nTelos Wireless Pavilion.
American Country Music new artist of the year. nTelos Wireless Pavilion.  6pm doors, 7pm show.  $36-$56.  Email: cvillepaviliontix@musictoday.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 877-272-8849. 
 
Summer's End Festival - August 29-September 1
Wintergreen Resort.
Live music, breweries & wineries, arts & crafts show, chairlift rides and fun for the entire family. Wintergreen Resort.  Directions: Route 664, Wintergreen.  See website or call for times and rates.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Wintergreen Activities.  Email: info@wintergreenresort.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 325-8180. 
 
Paint the Town Orange Pep Rally - August 29, Friday
University of Virginia.
Support the University of Virginia Athletics Department. The UVA marching band will parade the length of the Mall to the nTelos Wireless Pavilion. It's sure to be a great time, so make sure you attend the festivities! Downtown Mall area.  Begins after the Fridays after Five concert.  For details, please click this link. 
 
Taste of the Mountains Street Festival - August 30, Saturday
Madison Chamber of Commerce.
Live entertainment, shopping, food vendors, pony rides, antique cars and a re-enactment of Civil War camp life. Main Street Madison.  Directions: Madison is located just 28 miles north of Charlottesville on Route 29.  9am-4pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-948-4455. 
 
UVA Football Season Opener vs. UCLA - August 30, Saturday
University of Virginia Athletics.
Cheer on our 'Hoos at their home opener! Scott Stadium.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-8821. 
 
Tristen Fest Music Festival - August 29-30, Friday-Saturday
Enjoy live music, food, drinks and kids' activities at this festival in memory of Greene County resident Tristen Roach. All proceeds will be donated to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Small Country Campground, Louisa.  Directions: 4400 Byrd Mill Road.  $10 per day; free for kids 15 & under.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Stacy Roach .  Email: countrypoorband@embarqmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 566-1762. 
 
Fridays After Five: August Line-Up - Fridays in August
nTelos Wireless Pavilion.
These free Friday concerts feature primarily local and regional artists performing from rock and blues to salsa and reggae. August 1-Eli Cook, August 8-Baaba Seth, August 15-We Are Star Children, August 29-In Full. nTelos Wireless Pavilion.  Directions: east end of the mall.  5:30-8:30pm.  $free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@charlottesvillepavilion.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 245-4910. 
 
Meet Yer Eats Farm Tour - September 1, Monday
Market Central.
Buy a car pass, plan your route and go! One car pass gains entry to all farms, on your own schedule. Each farm will have its own schedule of activities on the day of the Farm Tour. Tickets available online and at the Market Central booth at City Market. 10am-4pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@marketcentralonline.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 531-3957. 
 
Monticello Family-Friendly Tours - June 7-September 1
Monticello.
These special guided tours of Thomas Jefferson's house are designed especially for families with children ages 6 to 11. The 35-minute tours feature hands-on opportunities in every room and provide a glimpse of what life was like for the children who lived at Monticello in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Monticello.  10am-3pm, hourly.  $Regular day passes: $25 adults, $16 children 12-18, $8 children 5-11, free for children under 5.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9800. 
 
Saint Rich - September 3, Wednesday
The Southern Cafe and Music Hall.
Cult-favorite. The Southern Cafe and Music Hall.  9pm.  $8 advance, $10 door.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival - September 7-18
Virginia Chamber Music Foundation.
The 2014 festival will center on the relationship between orchestral and chamber music repertoire, presenting a piano quartet reduction of Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, the Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 of J.S. Bach, and a transcription of the Symphony No. 4 by Gustav Mahler for 15 musicians. Various locations.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 295-5395. 
 
Lockn' Music Festival 2014 - September 4-7, Thursday-Sunday
Outdoor music festival in Arrington, VA. Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, Bob Weir and others on the line-up for this year! Oak Ridge Farm.  $249, various packages and camping prices.  Email: info@locknfestival.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
Hall and Oates - September 7, Sunday
nTelos Wireless Pavilion.
Number-one selling duo in music history plays all their 80's hits and more. nTelos Wireless Pavilion.  7pm.  $45-$100.  For details, please click this link. 
 
Michael McDonald - September 9, Tuesday
The Paramount.
Grammy-winning soulful songwriter sings his Doobie Brothers' classics and more. The Paramount Theater.  $34-$89.50.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
parachute - September 10, Wednesday
The Jefferson Theater.
National favorites play their hometown! The Jefferson Theater.  7pm doors, 8pm show.  $18 in advance, $20 day of show.  Email: info@jeffersontheater.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
Heritage Harvest Festival - September 12-13
Monticello and the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange.
The Heritage Harvest Festival is an annual celebration of gardening, sustainable agriculture and local food, held at the home of Thomas Jefferson. Come by for tastings, workshops, hands-on demonstrations and a variety of tours and exhibits. Kid's activities run all day. Extra fee for premium workshops & lectures. West Lawn of Monticello.  $Various costs.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9800. 
 
Fridays After Five: September Line-Up - First two Fridays in September
nTelos Wireless Pavilion.
These free Friday concerts feature primarily local and regional artists performing from rock and blues to salsa and reggae. September's concerts feature the following: September 5-Tropikiimba, September 12-The Skip Castro Band. nTelos Wireless Pavilion.  Directions: East end of the Downtown Mall.  5:30-8:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 245-4910. 
 
PAC'n the Streets Festival - September 13, Saturday
Staunton Performing Arts Center.
This nostalgic, family-friendly street fair includes food vendors, artisan booths, strolling street performers and children's activities. Staunton Performing Arts Center area.  Directions: East Beverly Street between Market and Augusta.  10am-5pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-885-3211. 
 
Carbon Leaf - September 13, Saturday
The Jefferson Theater.
Virginia quintet blending Folk, Celtic, Bluegrass, Americana, Rock and Pop. The Jefferson Theater.  7pm doors, 8pm show.  $16 in advance, $20 day of show.  Email: info@jeffersontheater.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
Boys and Girls Club Cycling Challenge - September 14, Sunday
The Boys & Girls Club Cycling Challenge.
Registration now open with discount until June 30. Join hundreds of cyclists for a bike ride through the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. 25-, 50-, 75-, and 100-mile routes, plus an 8-mile family ride, out and back from Old Trail Swim Club to Chiles Peach Orchard. After-party festivities with lunch, drinks, and live music. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia.  8am start.  For details, please click this link. 
 
Bicentennial of the Star-Spangled Banner - September 14, Sunday
Ash Lawn-Highland.
Commemorate the 200th anniversary of our national anthem with family activities including historic crafts, silhouette photography and meet Caroline, American Girl doll War of 1812 heroine. Ash Lawn-Highland.  Directions: Take Rt 53 from Rt 20 near I-64, 2 1/2 miles past Monticello on Rt 795.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-8000. 
 
Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle - September 17, Wednesday
The Paramount Theater.
Grammy Award winning singer-songwriters together in concert. The Paramount Theater.  Directions: 215 East Main Street.  $31-$51.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
Here Wee Grow Again! - September 13 & 15-20
Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
This semi-annual kids' consignment sale offers gently used clothes, toys and gear. The sale benefits local families in need and Aldersgate Methodist Church's outreach efforts. $5 "Choose Your Charity" event on September 10. Aldersgate United Methodist Church.  Directions: 1500 East Rio Road.  9am-5pm Saturday; 10am-6pm Monday-Friday (Closed Sunday).  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-5806. 
 
Lollipop Shop Sale - September 13-21
Lollipop Shop.
Find bargains on gently used kids' clothing, strollers, cribs, toys and furniture at this semi-annual sale. Location TBA.  10am-6pm, 1-6pm Sundays.  For details, please click this link. 
 
Movie Night at Sips & Cinema - September 25, Thursday
Early Mountain Vineyards.
Break out your picnic blankets and lawn chairs for an outdoor movie, The Sandlot (rated PG). The lawn will be ready for you to pick the perfect spot at 7pm. Showtime 8:30pm. Tickets include a bag of popcorn! Food trucks, Early Mountain Vineyard wine, and movie snacks for sale. Early Mountain Vineyards, 6109 Wolftown-Hood Road, Madison.  7-11pm.  $6, children 3 and under are free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-948-9005 . 
 
Sunsets on Carter Mountain - May 15-September 25, Thursdays
Carter Mountain Orchard.
Pick your own fruit when it's a little cooler, shop in our Country Store, grab some donuts, cider and lite fare and then head into the Carter Mountain Wine Shop for wine (tastings by the glass or by the bottle). Perch on the decks to listen to free live music and catch an amazing sunset. Carter Mountain Wine Shop.  6-9pm.  Email: info@cartermountainorchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1833. 
 
The Head and the Heart - September 26, Friday
nTelos Wireless Pavilion.
nTelos Wireless Pavilion.  7pm.  $30.  Email: cvillepaviliontix@musictoday.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 877-272-8749. 
 
Fee Free Day at Shenandoah National Park - September 27, Saturday
Shenandoah National Park.
Enjoy the park without having to pay an entrance fee to celebrate National Public Lands Day. Shenandoah National Park.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-999-3500. 
 
fleaVILLE - September 27, Saturday
fleaVILLE features a carefully-curated mix of vendors offering jewelry, art, crafts, vintage and contemporary clothing, handmade items, home goods and antique furniture. The market also hosts food trucks, music and kids' activities, like face painting. IX Project, entrance on the corner of Monticello Avenue and 2nd St. SE.  Directions: Across from the ACAC gym downtown -- enter the IX on 2nd St. SE and drive straight back.  11am-3pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: fleaVILLE.  Email: fleavilleva@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 718-594-2891. 
 
Foxfield Family Day at the Races - September 28, Sunday
Foxfield.
In addition to the steeplechase races, there will be Bounce-N-Play, pony rides and the Kid to Kid Children's Tent for the kids. This year's beneficiary will be the American Red Cross. Foxfield.  Directions: Old Garth Road. Enter through East Gate.  10am-5pm.  $Ticket prices vary (see website); free for kids 8 & under.  All ages welcome.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-9501. 
 
NBC's Last Comic Standing Live Tour - October 10, Friday
The Paramount Theater.
America's funniest new comedians will be performing live. The performance will feature the top performers from Season 8. The Paramount Theater.  Directions: 215 East Main Street.  $24.50-$49.50.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
Eric Church - October 16, Thursday
Hailed as a top entertainer by The New York Times, Rolling Stone, SPIN Magazine, and more, Church will bring his rip-roaring attitude when he performs. John Paul Jones Arena.  7pm.  $39.50-$59.50.  Email: johnpauljonesarenainfo@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3537. 
 
Yappy Howl-O-Ween - October 26, Sunday
Keswick Vineyards.
Dogs, costumes, and support the Charlottesville/Albemarle SPCA. Keswick Vineyards.  Directions: 1575 Keswick Winery Drive.  12-3pm.  Email: info@keswickvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-3341. 
 
Preservation Hall Jazz Band & Allen Toussaint - October 30, Thursday
The Paramount Theater.
An evening of music making with these New Orleans legends, pairing up for the first time ever. The Paramount Theater.  $29.50-$75.50.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
4th Annual United Nations of Comedy Tour - November 15, Saturday
Skiba.
National comedians as seen on Comedy Central, NBC, HBO, movies and more. The Paramount Theater.  doors 7pm, show 8pm.  $35.  For details, please click this link. 
 
InLight Richmond - November 21, Friday
1708 Gallery.
Over a hundred local, national and international artists and artist collectives display light-based art and performances across some of Richmond's most unique neighborhoods and sites, from Broad Street to historic Tredegar to the Riverfront Canal Walk. Begins with a community lantern parade. Monroe Park and surrounding streets, Richmond.  7pm-midnight.  For details, please click this link. 
 
The Comedy of Errors - July 11-November 28
American Shakespeare Center.
In this rollicking farce, Shakespeare elevates Roman comedy to dizzying heights. Two long-separated twins, their two tricky servants (also twins), a jealous wife, and her lovelorn sister romp through Shakespeare's shortest play. American Shakespeare Center, The Blackfriars Playhouse.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 877-682-4236. 
 
Cyrano de Bergerac - June 21-November 30
American Shakespeare Center.
Enormous wit, tremendous bravery, and a gargantuan nose. Cyrano is passionately in love with the glorious Roxanne, but believes that she could never love him as he is. American Shakespeare Center, The Blackfriars Playhouse.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-851-1733 . 
 



 

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