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Community Connection: Highland Support Project Bluegrass and Brews

Highland Support Project is a nonprofit in Richmond focused on protecting, preserving, and restoring mountain regions across America.

The organization is partnering with AlterNatives and local Richmond breweries to host Bluegrass and Brews, a music festival where folks can enjoy local brews while listening to local tunes. The festival will be held on Saturday, July 20th, from 11am until 11pm at AlterNatives located at 3320 W. Cary St in Carytown and is open to everyone.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Highland Support Project’s efforts to improve the quality of life and ecological health of Highland Communities.

For more information, visit rvabluegrassandbrews.com

June 25th, 2019|Community Connection|

Bluegrass Sunday Morning Playlist 6/23/19

7 a.m.

Steven Curtis Chapman and Ricky Skaggs- Dive

Joe Hott- World of Lies

Charlie Sizemore- The Year that Clayton Delaney Died

Mark Newton and Steve Thomas- Old McDonald

Gina Britt and Alecia Nugent- Get up in Jesus’ Name

Ronnie Bowman- Hit Parade of Love

Spring Creek- It’s a Banjo Playing

Allison Krauss & Union Station- Choctaw Hayride

Newtown- Fly Away

Damian Muller- Never Too Old

Ali Shumate- Long As I Got that Man of Mine

Alan Bibey & Grasstowne- I’m Country

Mickey Galyean & Cullens Bridge- No Candy in My Bluegrass

Bill Monroe- Blue Moon of Kentucky

Mac Wiseman- Rovin Gambler


8 a.m.

Kim Robbins & 40 Years Late- I’ll Always be a Gambler

Edgar Loudermilk & Jeff Autry- Lonesome Riverboat Blues

Lonesome River Band- Outside Looking In

Charlie Waller & The Country Gentlemen- Cumberland River

Michelle Nixon & Drive- Blue Kentucky Girl

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver- When I’m Knee Deep in Bluegrass

Volume Five- 15th of October

Rhonda Vincent, Lizzy Long, and Sally Berry- Beside the Cross

Tim O’Brien Band- Diggin My Potatoes

Junior Sisk- By Now I Would Be Dead

The Masters- Thomas Jefferson Breakdown

Virginia Ramblers- May I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight Mister

Judah and the Lion- Over My Head

Band of Rhuks- Good Time Mountain Man

The SteelDrivers- Guitars, Whiskey, Guns & Knives

Aaron Bibelhauser- Wyoming Child


9 a.m.

Ali Shumate- Jezebel

Marisa Droze- Listen to Your Heart

The Boxcars- You Took All the Ramblin Out of Me

The Grascals- 85 on 85

Nightflyer- Lightning Rod

The Bankesters- Cups (When I’m Gone)

Gina Britt & Brooke Aldridge- On & On

Josh Williams- Queen of the County Fair

The Steel Wheels- Friend of the Devil

Jerry Salley- All Gods Children Sing

Colebrook Road- On Time

The Farm Hands- I Can’t Go Home Anymore

Rick Faris- Breaking in Lonesome

Bobby Mackey- Pepsi Man

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out- Big City Blues


10 a.m.

Hackensaw Boys- Factory Blues

The Grascals- Haggard

Dalley & Vincent- Elizabeth

Flatt Lonesome- Mixed Up Mess of A Heart

Cherryholmes- You Don’t Know What Love Is

Carolina Blue- Rusty Rails

Gina Britt & Marty Raybon- Travelin Poor Boy

Larry Cordle- A Large Detroit American Automobile

Missy Armstrong- Ain’t Going Down to the River

Merle Monroe- Blessed City

Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers- That Old Wheel

Blue Ridge Thunder- Little Black Train

Ali Shumate- How the Secrets Found

Lou Reid & Carolina- Amanda Lynn

Christian Davis & Rhonda Vincent- Rosine I Cry

Flatt & Scruggs- Dear Old Dixie

Eddie Sanders- What Would Lester Say?

Irene Kelley- Bluegrass Radio




June 25th, 2019|Bluegrass Sunday Morning|

Community Connection: Shift/Enter Conference

The Shit/Enter Conference is happening on Saturday, August 10th from 9:00 AM- 2:30 pm to support successful careers in tech in central Virginia. The event will be held at Open Source Connections near Random Row Brewery on Preston Ave in Charlottesville.

Shift/Enger is Charlottesville’s tech career day for adults in tech or who want to be in tech and will include advice from local tech leaders about common job processes, mock interviews, and resume clinics.

Learn more at http://shift-enter-cville.com.

June 25th, 2019|Community Connection|

Community Connection: Charlottesville Municipal Band Summer Concert Series 7/16

The Charlottesville Municipal Band presents the fourth concert in their 97th Season Summer Concert Series, Pot pourri, on Tuesday, July 16th at 7:30pm at the Paramount Theater on the downtown mall in Charlottesville. The program will include everything from marches to Broadway melodies, featuring guest artists trumpeter Don Brubaker, and vocalist Bob MacDonald. There will be a musical instrument petting zo0 for the kids in front of the stage beginning at 7:00 pm.

For more information, visit cvilleband.org, or visit their page on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

June 20th, 2019|Community Connection|

Community Connection: Valentine Museum of Art Richmond History Tour

The Valentine is a museum in Richmond with a mission to protect, preserve and interpret the city’s history.

The Richmond History Tour program is one such program that fulfills this mission. The tour season, which runs through October, offers visitors and residents alike over 400 public walking and driving tours to choose from. Participants can delve into the history of Hollywood Cemetery, complete a scavenger hunt in Shockoe Bottom or explore the impact of monuments and art in the Museum District. The Neighborhood Tour series highlights a different Richmond neighborhood each month, giving attendees the opportunity to learn more about this diverse and evolving city.

For more information, visit http://thevalentine.org


June 20th, 2019|Community Connection|

Community Connection: First Tee of the Virginia Blue Ridge Invitational Golf Tournament

First Tee of the Virginia Blue Ridge is a youth development organization that works to positively impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

On Monday, July 15th, the 11th annual First Tee Invitational Golf Tournament will be held at both Farmington and Glenmore Country clubs in Charlottesville. There will be prizes for the winning teams as well as special contests and even the chance to win a car.

Proceeds from this event will allow the organization to run programming for area youth, including partnerships with other youth-serving organizations like the Boys and Girls Club of Central Virginia.

Learn more at http://thefirstteevirginiablueridge.org or by calling (434)987-0133

June 17th, 2019|Community Connection|

Community Connection: Aldersgate United Methodist Church Black Box Players present Robin Hood

Aldersgate United Methodist church and the Black box players in Charlottesville present their musical production of Robin Hood. 

Performances run from July 25th- 28th, and August 1st- 4th at 7PM at Aldersgate UMC. The production is suited for all ages.

For more information including ticket information and their dinner theatre night on August 3rd at http://cvaumc.org

June 17th, 2019|Community Connection|

Community Connection: Jeffersonland Chorus A Midsummer Night’s A Capella Concert

The Jeffersonland Chorus is a men’s community a capella group that has been filling Charlottesville with barbershop music for over 50 years. on Friday, June 28th, they are hosting A Midsummer Night’s A Capella Concert, featuring material from Irving Berlin to the Beatles, and beyond!

Special guests for the evening include local performer Jim Wynton, and Harmony Inc.’s 0218 International Champion Quartet, Aged To Perfection.

Join for an evening of song, highlighting harmonies int he barbershop style. Community members can join the group for rehearsals Monday nights at University Baptist Church on West Main St.

More information for the concert, as well as weekly rehearsals, are available at http://jlchorus.org

June 17th, 2019|Community Connection|

Decade of Difference: Southern Culture on the Skids

If you have ever found yourself dodging fried chicken at a concert, then you are probably attending a show by Southern Culture On The Skids. Coming out of North Carolina in 1983, the band has been playing their own style of Dixie-fried Southern rock for more than 30 years. Rick Miller started the band, taking advantage of his southern roots as the son of mobile home factory manager and substantial time in southern California, picking up on surfing and rockabilly. While the band started as a rock band, soon they added pedal steel and accordion and moved to a country focused sound.

SCOTS has moved on and off various record labels over the years, but for a time they were on Yep Roc, and in 2013 the band contributed to a Yep Roc release called ‘Mondo Zombie Boogaloo’, a collection of new material from 3 bands – Southern Culture on the Skids, The Fleshtones, and Los Straitjackets. The bands also toured together, making for an interesting night of music wherever they went.

And the fried chicken? It is a staple of a SCOTS performance that at some point, the band will toss fried chicken into the crowd.

June 14th, 2019|Decade of Difference|

Decade of Difference: Marc Broussard

Marc Broussard was born into a musical family. Marc’s Father, Ted Broussard was a guitarist for the Louisiana blue-eyed soul band The Boogie Kings, that were active from the mid ’50s through the 70s.

At 20, Marc Broussard released his first album, presenting his ‘bayou soul’ style for the first time. The independent release was picked up by Island Def Jam, and Broussard toured nationally, opening for Dave Matthews and Maroon 5. In 2007 Broussard released ‘SOS: Save Our Souls’, a collection of covers that was his first album to crack the Top 100.

Broussard considers philanthropy a big part of his life and says it his duty as an artist to help make a difference. In the summer of 2015, he created the SOS Foundation with the goal of using his music to raise money for causes he is passionate about. He plans to release an album a year with 50% of the profits going to a worthy cause.

June 13th, 2019|Decade of Difference|