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Lockn’ Festival returns to Arrington, Virginia September 4th through 7th. Acts already announced include Widespread Panic, The Allman Brothers, Phil Lesh and Friends, The String Cheese Incident and Bob Weir & Ratdog. Get free parking when you buy your tickets by entering promo code “WNRN” when you get your tickets here.


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Tickets for Bonnaroo are on sale now. Buy your tickets to join us in Manchester, or become a member for your opportunity to win guest passes to this year’s festival in Manchester, Tennessee.


Enrichmond Earth Day 5K – 26 Apr

April 23 2014, 2:33pm
Categories: Community Connection

EnrichmondEnrichmond  invites you to celebrate Earth Day with us. Enrichmond is held at the 17th Street Farmer’s Market in Shockoe Bottom on Saturday, April 26th from 11 til 5.  This year’s celebration features an Earth Day 5K and an attempt to break the Guinness Record for an Aluminum Can Sculpture.  We are collection over one-hundred-ten-thousand cans to turn them into a giant LOVE sculpture. You can learn more and register for the 5K at our website.

Habitat for Humanity Field Day – 3 May

April 23 2014, 2:28pm
Categories: Community Connection

Habitat for HumanityThe Habitat for Humanity Field Day is a family-friendly, all-ages event, hosted by Habitat’s “Youth United” program.  Habitat Field Day invites youth and families to practice teamwork through fun outdoor activities, such as limbos and races, all with an educational “Habitat” twist.  The event also offers an opportunity for participants to visit the Sunrise community and learn more about affordable housing solutions in the Charlottesville area.  Admission is free and no registration is required.  You can join us on Saturday, May 3rd from 1-3pm for this event.  For more information, you can email us at or 434-293-9066.

2014 Eco Fair – 27 Apr

April 23 2014, 1:59pm
Categories: Community Connection

Charlottesville-Earth-WeekCharlottesville Earth Week is happy to announce the 2014 Eco Fair!  This FREE event will be held on April 27th, from 11-5 PM, at the solar powered Main St. Arena.  We’re holding the City School’s K-12 Earth Day Poster Contest, with a cash prize for winners in each grade.  There will also be prizes from area businesses like Wintergreen Resort. During the Eco Fair you can enjoy live music and local foods while exploring sustainable options in Charlottesville.  This event is sponsored by Edgecomb’s Imported Auto, the Living Sky Foundation, the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County.  For more event registration and details, you can find us on Facebook at Earth Week’s website.

Austin to Anchorage Fundraiser for World Bicycle Relief – 25 May

April 23 2014, 1:52pm
Categories: Community Connection

Austin to AnchorageThis summer a small group of UVA students are cycling from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska to raise money for the the World Bicycle Relief.  Beginning in May and ending in August, the trip goal is to raise one dollar per mile of the forty-five hundred mile ride through six states and three provinces of Canada.  The World Bicycle Relief is a non-profit organization that sustainably provides bicycles in Africa and Southeast and has given nearly one-hundred-seventy-six thousand bikes to individuals in Africa and Southeast Asia who demonstrate need. For more information on the trip and to donate to the cause, visit our website.

James Monroe 5K Field Day – 17 May

April 23 2014, 1:38pm
Categories: Community Connection

JamesMonroe5KOn May 17th from 2 to 7 p.m., Ash Lawn-Highland will be holding Field Day and the second annual James Monroe 5K.  The family Field Day will include relay races, games and activities, food truck eats, wine tastings, a raffle, and live music. 5 K registration includes a ticket for a tour of the historic house as well as two tickets to Field Day.  All proceeds will support educational programming at Ash Lawn-Highland.  This community event is sponsored by Charlottesville Family. For more information or to register for the 5K, visit our website.

Culture Connection for April 21 – 27: Digi-Molten-Stella

April 21 2014, 12:20pm
Categories: Culture Connection

Digital Music, Hot Glass and a steamy Production of A Streetcar Named Desire help to fill this gorgeous Central Virginia week of Spring time Culture.

To learn more about the featured events click on the links provided.  To hear this week’s WNRN Culture Connection click on the podcast below.

Digitalis at UVA:

A Streetcar Named Desire:

Hot Glass Festival:


Remember to tune in to WNRN on May 4th for the Culture Connection Radio show at 11:00am when Matt and I will explore  the topic: The Business of Art. Then stay tuned at 11:30 when the pilot Radio Resource program culminates with a live broadcast of 30 Minute Throwdown, yep, that’s right, LIVE.  The kids from Tandem Friends School are so good we are letting them take over WNRN for 30 minutes and run the show in real time – a true test of the skills they’ve been learning all year.

Have a great week and be sure to get out there and get cultured.


The Culture Maven

* Photo: Lauren Marie Hafner as Stella Kowalski and Joseph Carlson as Stanley Kowalski in Firehouse Theatre Project’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire. Photos by WLS Photography.

Wake Up Call: Lee Channing Intuitive Analyst

April 20 2014, 12:20pm
Categories: Sunday Morning Wake Up Call

On the Easter Sunday April 20th Wake Up Call,  Lee Channing returns to the show to talk with Rick about clairvoyance, energy and associated colors,  pets, various signs and omens, and do live reading and answer questions for callers.

Jim Hurst – Live @ WNRN

April 17 2014, 3:00pm
Categories: In-Studios


Southern Belles – Live @ WNRN

April 17 2014, 2:54pm
Categories: In-Studios

Southern Belles

Chamomile & Whiskey – Live @ WNRN

April 17 2014, 2:48pm
Categories: In-Studios

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Missy Raines – Live @ WNRN

April 17 2014, 2:43pm
Categories: In-Studios

missy raines

Fighting Jamesons – Live @ WNRN

April 17 2014, 2:35pm
Categories: In-Studios

fighting jamisons

Nora Jane Struthers – Live @ WNRN

April 17 2014, 2:24pm
Categories: In-Studios

Nora Jane Struthers

Infamous Stringdusters – Live @ WNRN

April 17 2014, 2:14pm
Categories: In-Studios


A Flea in Her Ear, UVA Dept. of Drama – 17 to 19 and 23 to 26 Apr.

April 17 2014, 12:30pm
Categories: Community Connection

UVa Drama crazy for youThe U.Va Department of Drama proudly presents A Flea in Her Ear, directed by Colleen Kelly.  Playing at the Ruth Caplin Theatre, April 17-19 and April 23-26 at 8pm.  A Flea in Her Ear is the hilarious French farce about a suspicious wife and the repercussions of her plan to prove her husband’s infidelity.  Tickets for A Flea in Her Ear are available now at our website.

DR100, 50 and 100 Bike Ride – 3 May

April 17 2014, 12:24pm
Categories: Community Connection

DR100The DR100 is an annual 50K and 100K bicycle ride throughout Rockingham county held in honor of Dr. Joseph Mirenda and other victims of dangerous cycling road conditions.  All proceeds go towards making the streets safer for cyclists and pedestrians in Harrisonburg and Rockingham county.  You’re invited to join us for this year’s event on May 3rd, and bring your family for our new free four and a half mile family fun ride.  For more information and to register visit our website.

Little Red Riding Hood and the Wily Wolf – 17 May

April 17 2014, 12:17pm
Categories: Community Connection

albemarle-balletThe Albemarle Ballet Theatre and Studio for The Performing Arts presents “Little Red Riding Hood & the Wily Wolf ”  for our 10th Anniversary Spring Dance Gala.  This event will be held at PVCC’s Main Stage on Saturday, May 17th at 6:30pm.  This family show will include Little Red’s forest friends as Red and company make their journey through the magic forest to grandma’s house.  Albemarle Ballet Theatre dancers, professional actors and dancers perform Nicky Hart Coelho’s and Veronica Hart’s witty interpretation of this favorite fairy tale. ABT celebrates their 10th anniversary by giving back to the community.  10 lucky dancers will win free classes this summer at ABT.  For more information and tickets, visit our website.

Haven Acoustic Showcase

April 17 2014, 12:11pm
Categories: Community Connection

The HavenThe Haven is proud to announce our Second Annual Haven Acoustic Showcase. This year’s event will be held at the Haven on Thursday, May 8th from seven to eleven pm.  You can enjoy performances from Chamomile & Whiskey, plus Kathryn Caine and The Small Band and The Get Rights. The Haven’s second annual concert to benefit the day shelter.  The Haven works to end homelessness by initiating creative solutions and coordinating regional resources and services.  The Second Annual Haven Acoustic Showcase is supported by Potter’s Cider, Champion Brewing company, Starr Hill and New City Arts.  For more information and including tickets, visit our website.

Kids’ Trail Race for Oakland School’s Scholarships – 4 May

April 17 2014, 12:04pm
Categories: Community Connection

oakland-logoYou are invited to our 3rd annual Kids’ Trail Race happening on Sunday, May 4th at 2 pm.  This is an opportunity for the whole family to enjoy an afternoon of exercise and fun.  There will be a 500 meter fun run for ages 4 to 8, a one mile trail race for ages 9 to 12 and a two mile trail race for ages 13 to 16.  Registration includes a race t-shirt and the opportunity to win a variety of prizes.  Proceeds from the race will support Oakland School’s scholarship program. For more information, visit our website.  You can enjoy this fun event and make some new friends at Oakland School Kids’ Trail Race.

Rivanna River Makeover

April 15 2014, 1:36pm
Categories: Community Connection


The Rivanna Conservation Society and its many partners are hosting a series of events designed to improve the health and quality of the Rivanna River.Volunteers  are needed for most of the events, so those interested in participating are encouraged to register at Events will be held throughout the month.