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“The Shape of Water” – a juried show of 20 Virginia artists’ work


River District Arts
July 3 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
July 3 – August 30, 2015 in the CONFLUENT GALLERY Artists’ Reception: Saturday, July 11, 2015, 3:00 – 5:00 PM. RappFlow will be featuring family activities, starting at 2:30pm. There will be hands-on activities for families about the Piedmont watershed environment.

Roméo et Juliette


Castleton Festival Theatre
July 3 @ 8:00 pm
While two families engage in an endless blood feud, two young lovers secretly bridge the divide embarking on a journey of hidden love and heartbreaking tragedy. Roméo et Juliette, an opera by Charles Gounod based on The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, is known for its breathtaking duets between the two lovers even in their last breath. This five-act opera will be performed in the original French, with English supertitles. Directed by Dorothy Danner, conducted by Maestro…

Ted Hefko and The Thousandairres


Griffin Tavern
July 3 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
During a decade in New Orleans, tenor saxophonist Ted Hefko worked across the spectrum of jazz and Latin music. Hot! You don’t want to miss Ted and his band ! We never know when we will get the pleasure of seeing them again before they hit THE BIG TIME!

Daycare Swindlers


Headmaster’s Pub
July 3 @ 9:00 pm
Daycare Swindlers at Headmaster’s Pub.

Independence Day at Narmada


Narmada Winery
July 4 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every day until July 5, 2015
There are no blue wines, but we have plenty of reds and whites perfect for summer sipping! Join us at Narmada as we celebrate our country’s 239th birthday! Test your cornhole skills by taking part in our first ever Narmada Winery Cornhole competition out on the lawn by our Tasting Room.  A perfect Family Fun Fourth of July!

Celebrate July 4th with Magnolia Vineyards for our First Anniversary of the tasting room, including live music, food & more!


Magnolia Vineyards & Winery
July 4 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
We’re celebrating July 4th and the First Anniversary of the opening of our tasting room! Open at 11:30 with live music from 2-5p on Sat. by Magnolia Vineyards’ “house band” the General Eclectic Company! Dave and Bruce will regale us with an eclectic mix of fun music! Food, goodies and other fun are still being finalized.  Check back for more info!

9th Annual Rappahannock County Fourth of July Celebration


Thornton Hill Race Course
July 4 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The 9th Annual Rappahannock County Fourth of July Celebration will feature live music, food, rides for the kids and so much more! Gates open at 1:00 pm, fireworks start at dusk. Live music by Dontez Inferno and Gold Top Country Ramblers. Thornton Hill Race Course, 4137 Sperryville Pike. General Admission $25 per vehicle. Proceeds benefit the Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department. Rain Date Sunday July 5.

July Fourth Celebration


Gadino Cellars
July 4 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Celebrate America’s 239th birthday! Bring the family, a picnic and enjoy a great day out in Virginia Wine Country. Musical guest Aubrey Driggers will add his talent to the fun. There is no fee for this event though tasting fees do apply.

All American Band Concert


Castleton Festival Theatre
July 4 @ 3:00 pm
Join the Castleton Festival for its beloved All American Band Concert, conducted by composer and former U.S. Marine Band Conductor Colonel John R. Bourgeois. Celebrate the Fourth of July with this special program of patriotic American classics. Works by: Francis Scott Key, John Philip Sousa, Leroy Anderson, Leonard Bernstein, and Scott Joplin

David Gilmore


Headmaster’s Pub
July 4 @ 10:00 pm
David Gilmore at the Headmaster’s Pub.

Chamber Music


Castleton Theatre House
July 5 @ 11:00 am
Join the Castleton Chamber Players in the more intimate setting of the Theatre House for a program of chamber music that explores repertoire from the Classical Era to the present. Previous concerts in this series have presented newly commissioned works for strings. The Castleton Chamber Players is made up of elite members of the Castleton Festival Orchestra.

Magnolia Vineyards’ 1st Anniversary celebration continues on Sunday!


Magnolia Vineyards & Winery
July 5 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Our 1st anniversary celebration weekend continues! Open 11:30 – 5:30. Complementary tastings and discounts on select wine sales continue all day, plus we will be debuting a new Sangria blend ($5/glass). Outdoor lawn games and more chances to win prizes all day! BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic) to enjoy indoors or outside on our expansive lawn surrounded by vineyards. Other light fare (cheese and crackers) available for sale.

Roméo et Juliette


Castleton Festival Theatre
July 5 @ 2:00 pm
While two families engage in an endless blood feud, two young lovers secretly bridge the divide embarking on a journey of hidden love and heartbreaking tragedy. Roméo et Juliette, an opera by Charles Gounod based on The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, is known for its breathtaking duets between the two lovers even in their last breath. This five-act opera will be performed in the original French, with English supertitles. Directed by Dorothy Danner, conducted by Maestro…

Our Town


Castleton Theatre House
July 9 @ 8:00 pm
Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, directed by Dietlinde Turban Maazel, and featuring the young singing residents participating in the CATS opera training program, which includes a focus on acting. Our Town first premiered in Princeton, New Jersey, 1938 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama that same year. It is set in Grover’s Corners, a fictional American small town, and while depicting the stories and everyday lives of the townspeople over scenes from 1901 and 1913 conveys a deeply moving message.

Roméo et Juliette


Castleton Festival Theatre
July 10 @ 8:00 pm
While two families engage in an endless blood feud, two young lovers secretly bridge the divide embarking on a journey of hidden love and heartbreaking tragedy. Roméo et Juliette, an opera by Charles Gounod based on The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, is known for its breathtaking duets between the two lovers even in their last breath. This five-act opera will be performed in the original French, with English supertitles. Directed by Dorothy Danner, conducted by Maestro…

Dubious Brothers


Headmaster’s Pub
July 10 @ 9:00 pm
Dubious Brothers at Headmaster’s Pub.

Gray Ghost’s 21st Anniversary Celebration!


Gray Ghost Vineyards
July 11 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until July 12, 2015
Join us for a relaxing weekend celebrating 21 years!  Festivities include winery tours, vineyards tours, and live music each day.  Bring a lawn chair and picnic!  (Food will be available for sale) Winery Tour Schedule: 11:30, 1:30, 3:30 / Vineyard Tour Schedule: 12:30, 2:30 Live music each day 1-4 pm / Saturday: Robbie Limon / Sunday:  Dave Goodrich – Free admission

Our Town


Castleton Theatre House
July 11 @ 11:00 am
Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, directed by Dietlinde Turban Maazel, and featuring the young singing residents participating in the CATS opera training program, which includes a focus on acting. Our Town first premiered in Princeton, New Jersey, 1938 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama that same year. It is set in Grover’s Corners, a fictional American small town, and while depicting the stories and everyday lives of the townspeople over scenes from 1901 and 1913 conveys a deeply moving message.

Law in Opera with Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg


Castleton Theatre House
July 11 @ 2:00 pm
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg comes to Castleton to share her passion for opera and her insights on law in the arts with a program featuring operatic performance and commentary. Members of the Castleton Artists Training Seminar (C.A.T.S.) will be performing selected scenes dealing with issues of justice and law followed by Justice Ginsburg’s commentary.

Reception, meet “The Shape of Water” participating artists -


River District Arts
July 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Many of the 20 artists having artwork in “The Shape of Water” show will be in the Confluent Gallery. RappFLOW will be on site discussing the Piedmont watershed, testing water in the Thornton River, and featuring Piedmont wildflowers.

The Robbie Limon Band!


Griffin Tavern
July 11 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
A 5 piece professional band playing venues ranging from intimate clubs to outdoor stages drawing 2000+ dancing fans. The band remains committed to sounding like the original recordings of the playlist they perform and continually add to their ever expanding, 70s era, playlist of songs that are more than the “top 40” songs others play, but also the deeper tracks that truly reflect the feel and vibe of the era. http://www.robbielimon.com/band.html

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9


Castleton Festival Theatre
July 12 @ 2:00 pm
In a Tribute performance honoring our founder, Maestro Lorin Maazel, Principal Conductor Maestro Rafael Payare will conduct Beethoven: Symphony No. 9. The Castleton Festival Orchestra and singers of the Castleton Artists Training Seminar join our esteemed soloists to bring to life Beethoven’s final complete symphony, featuring the famous “Ode to Joy”.

Castleton Artists Training Seminar Spectacular: Opera Scenes


Castleton Theatre House
July 16 @ 8:00 pm
Join the singers of the Castleton Artists Training Seminar (C.A.T.S.) in scenes from the most beloved operas in the repertoire. These programs are the culmination of a summer of study under a world famous vocal faculty, and take place in the intimate Theatre House Venue (Castleton, Virginia).

L’heure espagnole (The Spanish Hour) & Scalia/Ginsburg


Castleton Festival Theatre
July 17 @ 8:00 pm
Comedic double-bill of two one-act operas directed by Broadway and film star Maria Tucci. Maurice Ravel’s opera L’heure espagnole (The Spanish Hour) will be paired with Derrick Wang’s comedic opera Scalia/Ginsburg. L’heure espagnole (The Spanish Hour) is a comedic opera in 21 scenes. It first premiered in Paris in 1911 with a running time of only 45 minutes. It is a hilarious story about a cuckolded clockmaker in Toledo whose wife sends him out to check the town’s clocks on…

Chamber Music


Castleton Theatre House
July 18 @ 11:00 am
Join the Castleton Chamber Players in the more intimate setting of the Theatre House for a program of chamber music that explores repertoire from the Classical Era to the present. Previous concerts in this series have presented newly commissioned works for strings. The Castleton Chamber Players is made up of elite members of the Castleton Festival Orchestra.

Our Town


Castleton Theatre House
July 18 @ 2:00 pm
Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, directed by Dietlinde Turban Maazel, and featuring the young singing residents participating in the CATS opera training program, which includes a focus on acting. Our Town first premiered in Princeton, New Jersey, 1938 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama that same year. It is set in Grover’s Corners, a fictional American small town, and while depicting the stories and everyday lives of the townspeople over scenes from 1901 and 1913 conveys a deeply moving message.

Roméo et Juliette


Castleton Festival Theatre
July 18 @ 7:00 pm
While two families engage in an endless blood feud, two young lovers secretly bridge the divide embarking on a journey of hidden love and heartbreaking tragedy. Roméo et Juliette, an opera by Charles Gounod based on The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, is known for its breathtaking duets between the two lovers even in their last breath. This five-act opera will be performed in the original French, with English supertitles. Directed by Dorothy Danner, conducted by Maestro…

Moondog Medicine Show!


Griffin Tavern
July 18 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
This band clearly rocks with effortless groove and swing, as Lana’s natural and soulful vocals rings honestly and reminiscently in the tradition of Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt, and Tina Turner. We will be celebrating the wedding of Dan and Mindy tonight so come on out and congratulate them and dance the night away!

Castleton Artists Training Seminar Spectacular: Opera Scenes


Castleton Theatre House
July 19 @ 11:00 am
Join the singers of the Castleton Artists Training Seminar (C.A.T.S.) in scenes from the most beloved operas in the repertoire. These programs are the culmination of a summer of study under a world famous vocal faculty, and take place in the intimate Theatre House Venue (Castleton, Virginia).

Symphonic Concert with Maestro Fabio Luisi


Castleton Festival Theatre
July 19 @ 2:00 pm
Join internationally renowned Maestro Fabio Luisi as he leads the Castleton Festival Orchestra in a program of symphonic masterpieces. Maestro Luisi serves as the Principal Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera and as the General Music Director of the Zurich Opera. In 2017, he will assume the podium as Principal Conductor of the Danish Symphony Orchestra.

L’heure espagnole (The Spanish Hour) & Scalia/Ginsburg


Castleton Festival Theatre
July 19 @ 6:30 pm
Comedic double-bill of two one-act operas directed by Broadway and film star Maria Tucci. Maurice Ravel’s opera L’heure espagnole (The Spanish Hour) will be paired with Derrick Wang’s comedic opera Scalia/Ginsburg. L’heure espagnole (The Spanish Hour) is a comedic opera in 21 scenes. It first premiered in Paris in 1911 with a running time of only 45 minutes. It is a hilarious story about a cuckolded clockmaker in Toledo whose wife sends him out to check the town’s clocks on…

Sing for Stangs Karaoke Night!


Griffin Tavern
July 24 @ 7:00 pm
Join us at the Griffin Tavern to sing your hearts out with Five By Five Entertainment for TAMO: The American Mustang Organization! We are a new nonprofit organization created to preserve and serve the wild mustang through education, demonstration, adoption and awareness… and this is our launch party! All proceeds from this event will go towards completing the process to get our organization registered as a 501(c)3, to launch our website and help with other start up costs. We can’t…

Step into Mystery Event


Narmada Winery
July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Produced by STEP INTO MYSTERY Enter Narmada Winery on July 25, and you will become another person. You’re attending a meeting of Peacock Wine Club, a group of wine lovers, wine critics and wine producers. BUT one of your group has been murdered. You must find out who did the crime, why, and how. The best answer wins the Super Sleuth Award. Bribe people for information, or blackmail those you have information on. Cheat and steal if you have to,…

Jazz at Lincoln Center Academy All-Stars with Wynton Marsalis


Castleton Festival Theatre
July 25 @ 7:00 pm
Join an all-star octet led by Wynton Marsalis featuring trumpeter Marcus Printup, saxophonist Ted Nash, trombonist Vincent Gardner, pianist Helen Sung, guitarist James Chirillo, bassist Rodney Whitaker, and drummer Ali Jackson for the debut performance of the inaugural season of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Summer Jazz Academy, a world-class two week residential education summer institute for advanced study in jazz performance. Summer Jazz Academy participants, some of the nation’s best high school jazz musicians, also appear in curated combos and…

Jazz at Lincoln Center Academy All-Stars with Wynton Marsalis


Castleton Festival Theatre
July 26 @ 3:00 pm
Join an all-star octet led by Wynton Marsalis featuring trumpeter Marcus Printup, saxophonist Ted Nash, trombonist Vincent Gardner, pianist Helen Sung, guitarist James Chirillo, bassist Rodney Whitaker, and drummer Ali Jackson for the debut performance of the inaugural season of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Summer Jazz Academy, a world-class two week residential education summer institute for advanced study in jazz performance. Summer Jazz Academy participants, some of the nation’s best high school jazz musicians, also appear in curated combos and…

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis


Castleton Festival Theatre
August 1 @ 7:00 pm
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Summer Jazz Academy Big Bands, featuring exemplary high school jazz musicians from around the nation, unveil two weeks of dedicated work under the instruction of Jazz at Lincoln Center Managing & Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis and other leading jazz faculty, followed by a special performance by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Summer Jazz Academy is Jazz at Lincoln Center’s, two week residential high school summer institute for advanced study in jazz performance.

Gray Ghost’s Wine Library Tasting


Gray Ghost Vineyards
August 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
(Optional winery tour begins at 1 pm) Three or four different wines are featured at each event.  A limited number of those featured wines will be available for sale to those participating.  $25 per person includes library tasting and tasting of current releases. Reservations highly recommended: 540-937-4869

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis


Castleton Festival Theatre
August 2 @ 3:00 pm
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Summer Jazz Academy Big Bands, featuring exemplary high school jazz musicians from around the nation, unveil two weeks of dedicated work under the instruction of Jazz at Lincoln Center Managing & Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis and other leading jazz faculty, followed by a special performance by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Summer Jazz Academy is Jazz at Lincoln Center’s, two week residential high school summer institute for advanced study in jazz performance.

Labor Day Weekend at Narmada Winery


Narmada Winery
September 4 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every day until September 7, 2015
Live music, good wines, good times

18th Annual Taste of Rappahannock


Mount Vernon Farm
September 12 @ 8:00 pm
Save the date for the 18th annual Taste of Rappahannock, Sept. 12, 2015 at the Miller Barn in Sperryville, Va.  For 18 years our community has gathered together to celebrate and support the Headwaters Foundation work for young people in Rappahannock County.  The Taste of Rappahannock features all local cuisine from our county restaurants, farms and growers and tastings from local vineyards and distilleries.  Sylvie Rowand and Laughing Duck Gardens and Cookery with Chef Kurt Streu and the amazing RCHS…

The 2015 Rappahannock Farm Tour and Festival


Unnamed Venue
September 26 - September 27
The 2015 Rappahannock Farm Tour and Festival features many local farm and business venues located throughout the county. To add to the fun, there is an Artisans’ Market centrally located in Washington, VA.  Our  farm tour is a self-guided FREE event, visit as many venues as you can, or just swing by a few- it’s up to you! A comprehensive tour guidebook, including descriptions of all the venues and a map, will be available on-line prior to the event with hard copies distributed at venues.

Gray Ghost’s Wine Library Tasting


Gray Ghost Vineyards
October 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
(Optional winery tour begins at 1 pm) Three or four different wines are featured at each event.  A limited number of those featured wines will be available for sale to those participating. $25 per person includes library tasting and tasting of current releases. Reservations highly recommended: 540-937-4869

Columbus Day Weekend at Narmada


Narmada Winery
October 9 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every day until October 12, 2015
Live music, good wine, good times

Gray Ghost’s Gala Release Party Celebrating the Release of the 2012 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon


Gray Ghost Vineyards
November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Celebrate the release of the Gray Ghost’s exquisite Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from the amazing 2012 vintage!  This is the only time Gray Ghost opens the Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon!  The evening’s festivities include live music by the Seth Kibel Jazz Trio (winner of over 20 WAMMIES), open wine bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres by The Apple House in Linden.  $150 per person, inclusive.  Advance ticket purchase required.

Gray Ghost’s Holiday Kick-off


Gray Ghost Vineyards
November 27 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Start your holiday season with Gray Ghost Vineyards!  Enjoy one-day only gift specials and live music by Valerie Von Fange: 2:30-4:30 pm.  This is the perfect event to entertain guests!  The cork Christmas display makes its annual debut!

Gray Ghost’s Christmas Cork and Cheese Celebration


Gray Ghost Vineyards
December 5 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every day until December 6, 2015
Revel in the most festive holiday atmosphere at Gray Ghost’s all new Christmas Cork and Cheese Festival!  View the world’s largest cork Christmas display containing decorations crafted out of over 100,000 corks!  While experiencing the winter wonderland and listening to live holiday music, sample Gray Ghost’s award-winning wine with local and regional artisan cheeses.  Guess the number of corks on the new decoration to win a selection of Gray Ghost wine!  Collect the 21st in a series of limited edition…

Santa Visits Gray Ghost


Gray Ghost Vineyards
December 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Children of all ages are invited to bring their wish lists to share with Santa.  Free gift for each child.  Cameras encouraged.  Free.
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