Glenn W. Kidder is a creative and diverse singer-songwriter, guitarist, and percussionist. His original songs cross the genres of folk-rock, blues, and country. He's a natural performer who creates a relaxed, intimate feel with his playful approach. His lyrics range from the crazy dance of love to Wild West saloons, blues bars and bucolic mountain ranges. Glenn's 'SideKicks' feature seasoned local musicians: Sherrie Hurst Pifer (vocals, percussion), Steve Bowers (bass), and Randy Cheryl Pritt (drums).
Friday, August 11 @ 7:30pm LOCATION: The Masonic Amphitheatre Rain Location: The Historic Masonic Theatre Tickets: $10
Glenn was a full-time solo performer before becoming a founding member of the successful Central PA acoustic folk-rock band Cartoon, which released 4 CD’s. They were a staple act at the Central PA Festival of the Arts until Cartoon disbanded in 2012. Glenn continues to perform there annually with 2 former bandmates as Hughes, Kidder & Rounds. Their first CD, “The Schoolhouse Project,” was released in July, 2016.
Kidder moved to the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia in 2013, where the peaceful mountain setting serves as inspiration for new songs.
Remember back to last August, the night we first hosted the stellar singing duo 2 for Fun? All was perfect…until the sky unzipped and produced a truly impressive downpour. Yes, the heartiest souls stayed under the big tent to catch the second act (you know who you are, Clifton Forge High School alumni!), but most of the crowd headed for their cars. Thankfully, life is filled with second chances, and here is your chance to catch 2 for Fun again. This year, we’ll simply move inside if Mother Nature wants to try to spoil the show.
Brian Bleakley and Steve Ambrose are 2 for Fun. Both Brian and Steve are lead singers with the international recording artists The Original Rhondels. In addition to performing with the Rhondels, Brian and Steve have combined their talents and enjoy entertaining an even wider variety of audiences. Both musicians have travelled around the country and into the Caribbean, performing for audiences for more than 35 years.
Rain or shine, this time it's all about the fun!
2 For Fun Friday, August 18, 2017 at 7:00pm Location: The Masonic Amphitheatre Tickets: $5
LOCATION: The Masonic Amphitheatre 7:30 to 9:00 PM Tickets: $5
Join all your rowdy friends in the Masonic Amphitheatre for an evening of country fun!
The Honky Tonk Experience brings country classics to life while at the same time performing songs of current artists whose music is true to what country music used to be and still should be. From Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings to Dwight Yoakam and Dale Watson. From Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson and Buck Owens to BR5-49 and The Derailers. A Honky Tonk Experience show brings young and old together. The “Experience” is a true “hard-core” country music band!!!!
Soup-er benefit for the Food Pantry on November 5 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Masonic Amphitheatre. Area chefs will prepare their soup specialty for your dining pleasure. Six dollars or six non-perishable food items buys you your choice of a bowl of soup or your choice of a three-soup sampler, bread and a drink. Desserts are available for purchase. Take out will also be available. Hearty soup for hearty souls--see you on Sunday, November 5
FATHER CHRISTMAS: will greet children on Saturday between 11 am and 1 pm.
LIVE MUSIC: will be featured throughout the two days. Further details, performance dates and times will be announced.
THE MILL CAFE & BAR: will sell hot mulled apple cider, hot chocolate, gluhwein and German beer (for ages 21+), in addition to soft drinks & water. Close by, a decorating cookie station will offer children a selection of festive toppings for just-baked cookies.
FOOD: Chef John Stallard (Stonebridge Catering, Lexington) will be offering a five-item menu of traditional German cuisine, for snacks, light lunches & hearty dinners at moderate prices, including: German Pretzels, Beef Goulash, Bavarian Bratwurst, Beer Brat, Chicken Paprika, Herb-Roasted Pork Rib Eye-Schaschlik (Shush-Lick), Egg noodles & Mushroom Sauce, Red Cabbage, Sauerkraut, German Style Potato Salad. The Cafe & The Gallery (upstairs) provides seating to diners. A small team of “frauhlein” helpers will assist diners to transport meals & drinks upstairs.
RAFFLES: of artisan-made items from KRISKINDLMARKT vendors will be held throughout the two days. Raffle tickets will be sold at the Raffle Display in the Café area. SILENT AUCTION: Interested patrons may place bids for each item. The highest bidders will be announced at 4:30 pm on Saturday. Both are fundraisers for Clifton Forge School of the Arts.
ENTRY FEE: $1 per person; Free for children ages 12 and younger. The general public is invited to attend.
Friday, November 17th, 2017 – 6:00 pm - Friday, November 17th, 2017 – 9:00 pm
547 Main St, Clifton Forge, VA 24422-1177, United States
Fifth Annual Ceremony Town of Clifton Forge.
November 17, 2017 at 6PM we will begin our community celebrations in Clifton Forge with an official lighting of the Town Christmas Tree.
The tree lighting will take place at 6:00 PM at the Town Hall and feature the Main Street Baptist Choir. Everyone will be invited to sing along to some popular Christmas carols as well. In addition to music, warm cider and cookies will be served during the ceremony. Please call Clifton Forge Main Street (540) 862-2000 for additional information about the tree lighting.
Friday, December 1st, 2017 – 6:00 pm - Friday, December 1st, 2017 – 9:00 pm
400 East Ridgeway, Clifton Forge, Va 24422
On Friday evening December 1st at 6:00 PM Clifton Forge Main Street, Inc. invites you to be a participant or a spectator in our 2017 Christmas Parade.
PARADE THEME-CANDY CANES AND CHRISTMAS CAROLS
As in past years, the parade will begin at the intersection of Ridgeway and Roxbury Streets and continue down Ridgeway Street through the historic district to the Clifton Forge Fire Station on D Street. Debbie Strott, President of Clifton Forge Main Street, Inc. is very pleased to announce that trophies will be given in various categories to those who best exemplify the theme.