WNRN VIP Member Offers – March 23, 2015

March 25 2015, 8:44am
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Supporting your favorite radio station is easy and only takes a few minutes. Each week we send you a list of offers for tickets to shows, movies, art, food, and more. We also provide exclusive access to member only events. Below is a list of offers our members can choose from this week. 

$5/Month or more will put you on the VIP list and support WNRN!

1. Tickets for you and a friend to see Neko Case at The Paramount Theater on Thursday, June 18.

2. Tickets for you and a friend to see Toro y Moi at the 9:30 Club in DC on Wednesday, April 29.

3. Tickets for you and a friend to see John McCutcheon at The Main Stage theater at Piedmont Virginia Community College on Saturday, March 28.

4. Tickets for you and a friend to see Delta Rae at The Jefferson on Friday, March 27.

5. Two tickets to see The Machine at The Jefferson Theater on Saturday, March 28.

6. Two tickets to the Tribal Seeds at The Jefferson Theater on Wednesday, April 1.

7. A pair of tickets to Future Spring Fest, featuring Gold Top County Ramblers, Coyote, and Aubrey Driggers, at the Rapidan Hunt Club in Madison on Saturday, April 4.

8. Tickets for you and a friend to see Mother Bombie at The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton Friday, March 27 at 7:30 PM.

9. Two tickets to Willie Nile at The Tin Pan in Richmond on Friday, March 27.

10. Two tickets to see Butcher Brown at The Camel on Friday, March 27.

11. A pair of passes to see Will Overman Band and The Northerners at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall onFriday, March 27.

12. Tickets for you and a friend to see Philosophunk at Clementine in Harrisonburg on Friday, March 27.

13. Two tickets to see Bio Ritmo at The Camel on Saturday, March 28.

14. Tickets for you and a friend to the The Judy Chops at Clementine in Harrisonburg on Saturday, March 28.

15. A pair of passes to Chamomile and Whiskey at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall on Saturday, March 28.

16. Two tickets to see Randy Cook & Commonwealth Bluegrass Band at The Tin Pan in Richmond on Saturday, March 28.

17. A pair of passes to Tall Tall Trees at Clementine in Harrisonburg on Sunday, March 29.

18. A pair of passes to Delta Saints and Sleepwalkers at Clementine in Harrisonburg on Thursday, April 2.

19. Two tickets to see Danny Schmidt at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall on Thursday, April 2.

20. A $10 gift certificate for Fardowners in Crozet.

21. A $10 gift certificate to Pasture in Charlottesville.

22. A $10 gift certificate to McGrady’s Irish Pub in Charlottesville.

23. A $10 Gift Certificate for Telegraph Gallery on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville.

24. A $10 Gift Certificate for Market Street Wineshop on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville.

Commonwealth of Music w/ The Hill and Wood & Robin Wynn @ Escafe

March 20 2015, 1:24pm
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Our next Commonwealth of Music will be recorded for radio playback this Sunday at Escafé with The Hill and Wood and just added - Robin Wynn Music! 8pm! RSVP to this free show by emailing commonwealth@wnrn.org

WNRN’s Commonwealth of Music is made possible by the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation – CACF and Route 11 Potato Chips.


*WNRN Program Grid*

March 10 2015, 3:25pm
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Commonwealth of Music w/ Steal the Prize @ Fardowners

February 23 2015, 11:58am
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Coming up this Saturday, February 28th it’s our next Commonwealth of Music at Fardowners in Crozet with Steal The Prize! This show is free and will be recorded for radio playback. The band will also be filming the show and bringing out some surprise local musicians! RSVP to reserve your spot by emailing commonwealth@wnrn.org


WNRN VIP Member Offers – February 2, 2015

February 3 2015, 11:01am
Categories: Uncategorized

Want offers for tickets to shows, movies, art, and more sent to your inbox each week?

Become a VIP today by making a pledge of support to WNRN.

 1. Tickets for you and a friend to Sufjan Stevens at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC on Tuesday, May 5.

2. Two tickets to Spandau Ballet at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC on Tuesday, April 28.

3. Tickets for you and a friend to see Big Head Todd at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC on Thursday, February 19.

4. A pair of passes to Lotus at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion on Saturday, April 18, along with a pair of tickets to see them at The Jefferson the night before (Friday, April 17).

5. A pair of passes to James Madison University’s Frost Fest, featuring The Mowglis, X Ambassadors and Grizfolk at Wilson Hall on JMU’s Campus on Friday, February 6.

6. Two tickets to see Craig Bickhart and Jack Sundrud appearing as Idlewheel Acoustic in In Your Ear Studios on Thursday, February 12.

7. Tickets for you and a friend to Steep Canyon Rangers at The Jefferson Theater on Friday, February 6.

8. A pair of passes to see Donna the Buffalo at The Jefferson Theater on Saturday, February 7.

9. Tickets for you and a friend to Umphrey’s McGee at The Jefferson Theater on Wednesday, February 11.

10. A pair of passes to see Zoso, the Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience, at The Jefferson Theater on Thursday, February 12.

11. A pair of passes to The Southern Belles at The Camel in Richmond on Friday, February 6.

12. Two tickets to The Mantras at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall on Friday, February 6.

13. A pair of passes to see Folk Soul Revival + Bourbon Barrel Congress at Clementine in Harrisonburg onFriday, February 6.

14. Two tickets to The Pat McGee Band Reunion Show at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall on Saturday, February 7.

15. Tickets for you and a friend to see Former Champions at The Camel on Saturday, February 7.

16. A pair of passes to Philosophunk + Night Idea at Clementine in Harrisonburg on Saturday, February 7.

17. Two tickets to see Tauk at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall on Wednesday, February 11.

18. A pair of tickets to see Seventh Son at any Regal Cinemas.

19. A $10 gift certificate for Fardowners in Crozet.

20. A $10 gift certificate to Pasture in Charlottesville.

21. A $10 gift certificate to McGrady’s Irish Pub in Charlottesville.

22. A $10 gift card for lunch at Threepenny Cafe in Charlottesville.

23. A $10 Gift Certificate for Telegraph Gallery on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville.

24. A $10 Gift Certificate for Market Street Wineshop in Downtown Charlottesville.

Wake-Up Call: Homelessness in Charlottesville

February 1 2015, 12:16pm
Categories: Sunday Morning Wake Up Call + Uncategorized

This time Rick is joined by Stephen Hitchcock, Director & Chaplain at The Haven, and Jordy Yager, journalist. Jordy wrote a piece called The Median Men for Cville Weekly. He spent 9 months learning about a group of 6 individuals that panhandle in the medians at major intersections around Charlottesville that stick together and made a camp to have roots.

Stephen says The Median Men may be a public face of Homelessness, but not necessarily the truest face. He describes the fastest growing homeless demographic as families and unaccompanied youth from 16-24 years old.

The Haven is a day shelter that offers phone and computer access, a place to store belongings and wash clothes. The mission is to help with housing solutions. Stephen says, “Why are people homeless? Because they don’t have a home.”

Jordy’s experience is that the individuals have their own personal story, but the people he got to know believed that you don’t deny what is given to you and that if a care package was given to them if they couldn’t use the products inside, they would find another person in need to give them to.

If you’d like to learn more about The Haven or give to their cause click here. You can read Jordy Yager’s article here.

Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

January 26 2015, 2:58pm
Categories: Community Connection + Uncategorized

On Wednesday, February Fourth at 8 pm we present the Symphony Orchestra of the State of Mexico in the Forbes Center Concert Hall. Direct from Mexico City, the Orchestra was founded in 1971 by Maestro Enrique Bátiz and the State Government of Mexico with the aim of promoting music as a means of union and identification among Mexicans. This once-in-a-lifetime performance features Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with Mexican guitar soloist Alfonso Moreno, Joaquín Turina’s Danzas Fantásticas Op 22, and Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 in E Minor Op. 98.

On Friday, March Sixth at 8 pm we present Anderson & Roe Piano Duo in the Forbes Center Concert Hall. Known for their adrenalized performances, original compositions and notorious music videos, Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century. Their recent album, When Words Fade, topped the Billboard Classical Charts in 2012. Graduates of The Juilliard School, Anderson and Roe have appeared on NPR and MTV, and have performed to critical acclaim across the globe, including recent tours in North America, Asia and South Africa.

On Monday, March Thirtieth and Tuesday, March Thirty-First at 8pm, we present Ailey II  at the Forbes Center Main stage Theater. Ailey II is a popular dance company that merges the spirit and energy of young dance talent with creative choreographers. With a distinctive repertory, Ailey II presents performances by Alvin Ailey, Judith Jamison and Robert Battle.

For more information on these and other events:jmuforbescenter.com

Commonwealth of Music with Beleza at Glass House Winery

January 26 2015, 9:11am
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Our next Commonwealth of Music will be recorded this Saturday, January 31 at Glass House Winery with Beleza Music! The show is free but to guarantee entry you must RSVP by emailing commonwealth@wnrn.org – Music starts at 7:00pm.

 Support your local musicians and local venues!


Red Wing Roots III : July 10-12, 2015

January 18 2015, 8:13am
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The first round of artists have been announced for the next Red Wing Roots Music Festival.

Pick up your tickets today!redwinground1

Top 100 Albums of 2014 – Voted by WNRN Listeners

December 31 2014, 6:03pm
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100. KONGOS - Lunatic
99. Paulo Nuttini - Caustic Love
98. Steve Martin & Edie Brickell - Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers
97. Chatham County Line - Tightrope
96. BANKS - Goddess
95. David Gray - Mutineers
94. Wye Oak - Shriek
93. Milky Chance - Sadnecessary
92. Johnny Cash - Out Among the Stars
91. Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots
90. Johnny Marr - Playland
89. OK Go - Hungry Ghosts
88. John Butler Trio - Flesh & Blood
87. Conor Oberst - Upside Down Mountain
86. Cowbell - Beat Stampede
85. Elbow - The Takeoff and Landing of Everything
84. Trigger Hippy - Trigger Hippy
83. Roadkill Ghost Choir - In Tongues
82. The Last Bison - VA
81. John Hiatt - Terms of My Surrender
80. The Barr Brothers - Sleeping Operator

79. The Afghan Whigs - Do to the Beast
78. Boy & Bear - Harlequin Dream
77. Damien Rice - My Favourite Faded Fantasy
76. Eric Clapton & Friends – The Breeze
75. Hurray for the Riff Raff - Small Town Heroes
74. Keb’ Mo’ - Bluesamericana
73. King Tuff - Black Moon Spell
72. Chet Faker - Built on Glass
71. Bryan Ferry - Avonmore
70. Foster The People - Supermodel
69. PHOX - Phox
68. Annie Lennox - Nostalgia
67. London Grammar - If You Wait
66. Sharon Van Etten - Are We There
65. Cold War Kids - Hold My Home
64. The Secret Sisters - Put The Needle Down
63. courtney barnett - The Double EP : A Sea of Split Peas
62. JOHNNYSWIM - Diamonds
61. The Shins - Wish I Was Here Soundtrack
60. Ásgeir- In the Silence

59. Trampled by Turtles - Wild Animals
58. Robert Plant - Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar
57. U2 – Songs of Innocence
56. Benjamin Booker - Benjamin Booker
55. Steve Earle - Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revisited
54. The Infamous Stringdusters - Let Go
53. Rodrigo y Gabriela - 9 Dead Alive
52. Strand of Oaks - Heal
51. tune-yards - Nikki Nack
50. Bryan Elijah Smith - These American Hearts
49. SAM SMITH - In The Lonely Hour
48. Justin Townes Earle - Single Mothers
47. Old Crow Medicine Show - Remedy
46. Real Estate - Atlas
45. The Hold Steady - Teeth Dreams
44. Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes
43. Carl Anderson - Risk of Loss
42. Vance Joy - Dream Your Life Away
41. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Hypnotic Eye
40. Jamestown Revival - Utah

39. Band of Horses - Acoustic at The Ryman
38. Drive-By Truckers - English Oceans
37. TV On The Radio - Seeds
36. Delta Spirit - Into The Wide
35. Shakey Graves - And The War Came
34. Future Islands - Singles
33. Rosanne Cash - The River and the Thread
32. Coldplay - Ghost Stories
31. The New Basement Tapes - Lost On the River
30. Lucinda Williams - Down Where The Spirit Meets the Bone
29. Tweedy - Sukierae
28. The Hill and Wood - Opener EP
27. Phantogram - Voices
26. Sturgill Simpson - Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
25. Broken Bells - After The Disco
24. SLEEPWALKERS - Greenwood Shade
23. Hiss Golden Messenger - Lateness of Dancers
22. Sons Of Bill - Love & Logic
21. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - Give the People What They Want
20. Ray LaMontagne - Supernova

19. Phish - Fuego
18. Jenny Lewis - Voyager
17. The New Pornographers - Brill Bruisers
16. Spoon - They Want My Soul
15. Shovels and Rope - Swimmin’ Time
14. The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream
13. The Black Keys - Turn Blue
12. First Aid Kit (SE) OFFICIAL - Stay Gold
11. Alt-J - This Is All Yours
10. Arctic Monkeys - AM
9. Avers - Empty Light
8. St. Paul and The Broken Bones - Half the City
7. St. Vincent - St. Vincent
6. Nickel Creek - A Dotted Line
5. Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams
4. Hozier - Hozier
3. Jack White - Lazaretto
2. Lake Street Dive - Bad Self Portraits
1. Beck - Morning Phase