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VA: Scott Miller & Friends: Trent Wagler+Robin & Linda Williams

VA: Scott Miller & Friends: Trent Wagler+Robin & Linda Williams

Saturday, July 1st, 2017 – 7:30 pm - Saturday, July 1st, 2017 – 10:00 pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

SCOTT MILLER & Friends: ROBIN & LINDA WILLIAMS and TRENT WAGLER (of The Steel Wheels)
. Sat., July 1, 2017 – 7:30 pm
. The John E. Hillert Auditorium in The Historic Masonic Theatre
. 510 Main Street, Clifton Forge, VA 24422
. 540-862-5655 - historicmasonictheatre.com
Get your TICKETS here: historicmasonictheatre.secure.force.com/ticket#sections_a0F3600000AHffjEAD

Last year, Scott Miller was our headliner for the Grand Re-Opening Celebration. What better way to celebrate the one year anniversary of our re-opening than to have Scott back? This time, Scott is bringing along a few of his friends, Trent Wagler (of The Steel Wheels) and Robin and Linda Williams, to join him onstage and add even more musical magic to the evening. Come help us celebrate our ‘re-birthday’ with Scott Miller & Friends!

Scott Miller’s writing is informed and fueled by his connection to his family land in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. He truly is the sum of his ‘Southern place’: rural imagery, sin and salvation, defiant, rebellious, pathos and humor. He is currently working on new music, stepping up his touring with the Commonwealth’s Ladies Auxiliary (Rayna Gellert and Bryn K Davies) and finding a way to merge his life on the farm with his songwriting. “History is my jam”, states Miller. “The story is already there and all you need to do is find some connection with it and try to connect that to the listener.”
Scott has asked a few friends to perform with him for our anniversary concert.

Proclaimed, "An americana songmaster." Trent Wagler's hybrid of old timey country and bluegrass sense with funky blues and rock roots makes for a slappin' good time on the back porch of someone's kid sister. You can hear Trent's unique vocal and lyrical stylings up and down the Mid-Atlantic Region with his band The Steel Wheels or some other company of misfits. He's played on the same stage as Adrienne Young & Little Sadie, John McCutcheon, and Carrie Newcomer and others.

For more than four decades now, Robin and Linda Williams have made it their mission to perform the music that they love, "a robust blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country that combines wryly observant lyrics with a wide-ranging melodicism." As live performers they are second to none. Their stirring concerts have earned them a huge body of fans over the years. But as gifted songwriters Robin and Linda have earned an even rarer honor, the devotion and deep respect of their musical peers. The list of artists who have covered their original songs include some of the greats of country music, names like Emmylou Harris, Tom T. Halll, George Hamilton IV, Tim & Mollie O'Brien, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Kathy Mattea and The Seldom Scene.

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Stars and Stripes Celebration

Stars and Stripes Celebration

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 – 11:00 am - Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 – 2:00 pm

547 Main St, Clifton Forge, VA 24422-1177, United States

The Stars and Stripes Celebration Committee of Clifton Forge Main Street, Inc. is excited to announce this year’s 241st Nation’s Birthday events! We will kick off our patriotic celebration with a Flag Day Ceremony, June 14th, at 5:30 pm at the Masonic Amphitheatre. Included in the ceremony will be flag presentations by Boy Scout Troop #2 and Girl Scout Troops #699, and Clifton Forge VFW posts #4299 and 1033. Jim "Neighbor" Smith will also take place in the flag ceremony. In addition there will be patriotic music sung by Dale Meuterspaugh and a benefit picnic supper with birthday cake.
• On July 4th, we will begin the day-long celebration with a Down Town parade at 11 am. We urge you to come out and enjoy the parade or even be in it! As this is a small town celebration in the best sense of the word, we are hoping that many of our young people will hop on the bikes, carry a flag or wear something red, white and blue and march or ride in the parade. At the conclusion of the parade everyone is invited to gather at the Town Hall steps for a special ceremony honoring our Veterans.
• Following a reading of excerpts from the Declaration of Independence at the Town Hall steps we encourage you to follow our bagpipers on a short walk to the Masonic Amphitheatre for an afternoon concert and a picnic lunch. Children can enjoy painting cardboard houses and getting their faces painted.
• At 6 PM, the grounds of the C & O Heritage Center open to the public, free of charge, for an evening of informal fun, food and festivities. Back by popular demand are the Ladies for Liberty singing trio followed by the 50 member Celebration Chorale presenting a Patriotic Cantata. This outstanding presentation will include a Retreat of the Colors. The miniature train at the Heritage Center will also be available to ride, for a small fee. An awesome fireworks display will take place at dusk to close out the day-long celebration.
• The Stars and Stripes Committee hopes you will set aside this special holiday to join us in a day-long celebration of our Nation’s 241st birthday. Join in our parade – Join in a very unique small town celebration! Please call the Main Street Office for more information at 540 862-2000, visit our website www.cfmainstreet.com or visit our Facebook page. See you in Clifton Forge July 4th.

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The Seldom Scene in Concert

The Seldom Scene in Concert

Friday, July 7th, 2017 – 8:00 pm - Friday, July 7th, 2017 – 9:30 pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

The Historic Masonic Theatre is proud to present the Grammy-winning bluegrass group, The Seldom Scene.
Tickets: $30/$27/$25
Save $5 off each ticket by using code: Scene4Ever online or by phone 540-862-5655. (code expires June 12).

ABOUT
What does it take for a bluegrass band to remain popular for more than four decades? For The Seldom Scene, it’s taken not only talented musicians, a signature sound, and a solid repertoire, but also a sheer sense of fun. On April 22, the longtime pillars of the bluegrass world returned with the aptly titled ‘Long Time… Seldom Scene,’ via Smithsonian Folkways. The newly recorded collection features fresh interpretations of 16 oft-requested tunes and is the band’s first studio album since the GRAMMY-nominated album Scenechronized in 2007. It’s a family reunion in all the best ways, featuring the current — and longest-running — lineup, joined by founding members Tom Gray and John Starling and guests Chris Eldridge, Emmylou Harris, and Rickie Simpkins.

‘Long Time’ is The Seldom Scene’s first-ever release with Smithsonian Folkways, and captures the identity and playfulness that have endeared the group to audiences around the world for so long. “Hickory Wind” is a homesick ballad that features the vocals of longtime friend of the Scene, Emmylou Harris, who originally recorded the song on her ‘Blue Kentucky Girl’ album in 1980. Fan-favorite “Wait a Minute” is a fresh take of a song originally recorded for 1974’s Old Train album and includes founding member John Starling (vocals) and guests Rickie Simpkins (fiddle) and Chris Eldridge (guitar), son of founding member Ben Eldridge (banjo).

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Roebuck at The Masonic Amphitheatre

Roebuck at The Masonic Amphitheatre

Saturday, July 15th, 2017 – 1:30 pm - Saturday, July 15th, 2017 – 3:00 pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

Last fall, Roebuck • delivered a blistering performance on The Historic Masonic Theatre’s mainstage. We’re bringing them back this July to rock The Masonic Amphitheatre. Their singular style, stellar musicianship and infectious energy makes this a show not to be missed!

LOCATION: The Masonic Amphitheatre
Tickets: $10

After years of honing his abilities busking in NYC and on the road, Phillip Roebuck (who was known for his incredible one-man band setup and lightning fast playing) has recently found incredible musical success by teaming up with his wife Phoenix on upright bass. Known for his ability to create a very full sound with limited limbs, Phillip has sought a more stripped-down sound in ROEBUCK and the results are phenomenal! Wielding a resonator guitar and a two-piece stomp board with Phoenix adding backing vocals and low end, Roebuck's songwriting truly shines! ROEBUCK's music is full of swamp blues, jump blues, hollers & stomps, shanties, ballads & breakdowns, and of course tearjerkers.

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The Deb Callahan Band

The Deb Callahan Band

Thursday, July 20th, 2017 – 7:00 pm - Thursday, July 20th, 2017 – 9:00 pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

LOCATION: The Masonic Amphitheatre

Tickets: Adults $15; Seniors and Students $10

The Historic Masonic Theatre and The Clifton Forge School of the Arts are proud to join forces to present The Deb Callahan Band for an evening of blues and soul.

Philadelphia’s blues and soul drenched vocalist and songwriter Deb Callahan grew up in the Boston area but has been a mainstay on the mid-Atlantic music scene since the late 90’s. During this time she has gained a reputation for writing creative blues, soul and roots influenced original music and using her powerful, expressive voice to deliver an exciting live show. Deb released her 5th CD “Sweet Soul” Sept 1, 2015 on Blue Pearl Records. “Sweet Soul” has been receiving some wonderful national and international airplay on blues and triple A radio stations as well as great press and reviews...charting at #24 in the Living Blues Magazine Chart in Sept 2015.

Callahan’s voice has the spiked fervor of contemporary Susan Tedeschi, but it’s richer and smoother. – Living Blues Magazine

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The Deb Callahan Band

The Deb Callahan Band

Thursday, July 20th, 2017 – 7:00 pm - Thursday, July 20th, 2017 – 9:00 pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

LOCATION: The Masonic Amphitheatre

Tickets: Adults $15; Seniors and Students $10

The Historic Masonic Theatre and The Clifton Forge School of the Arts are proud to join forces to present The Deb Callahan Band for an evening of blues and soul.

Philadelphia’s blues and soul drenched vocalist and songwriter Deb Callahan grew up in the Boston area but has been a mainstay on the mid-Atlantic music scene since the late 90’s. During this time she has gained a reputation for writing creative blues, soul and roots influenced original music and using her powerful, expressive voice to deliver an exciting live show. Deb released her 5th CD “Sweet Soul” Sept 1, 2015 on Blue Pearl Records. “Sweet Soul” has been receiving some wonderful national and international airplay on blues and triple A radio stations as well as great press and reviews...charting at #24 in the Living Blues Magazine Chart in Sept 2015.

Callahan’s voice has the spiked fervor of contemporary Susan Tedeschi, but it’s richer and smoother. – Living Blues Magazine

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Glenn Kidder and Sidekicks

Glenn Kidder and Sidekicks

Friday, August 11th, 2017 – 7:30 pm - Friday, August 11th, 2017 – 9:00 pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

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.

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2 For Fun

2 For Fun

Friday, August 18th, 2017 – 7:00 pm - Friday, August 18th, 2017 – 9:00 pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

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

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Merchant Trick of Treating & Merchant Costume Contest

Merchant Trick of Treating & Merchant Costume Contest

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 – 1:00 pm - Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 – 4:00 pm

Clifton Forge Main Street
501 E Ridgeway St
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

Visit Downtown CFVA 1PM to 5PM and Trick or Treat with our Merchants.
Enjoy visiting downtown Merchants, Scarecrows, store front decorations, fun costumes, CANDY and more...

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Soup-er Sunday 2017 at the Masonic Amphitheatre

Soup-er Sunday 2017 at the Masonic Amphitheatre

Sunday, November 5th, 2017 – 1:00 pm - Sunday, November 5th, 2017 – 3:00 pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

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

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6th Annual Kriskindlmarkt, Clifton Forge, VA

6th Annual Kriskindlmarkt, Clifton Forge, VA

Friday, November 17th, 2017 – 2:00 pm - Saturday, November 18th, 2017 – 5:00 pm

Clifton Forge School of the Arts
518 Church St
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

NOVEMBER 2017
FRIDAY, 17th ~ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm.
SATURDAY, 18th ~ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Enjoy "The Mill" filled with laughter, lights, holiday scents & cheer, shopping & entertainment!! The Mill is a repurposed 100+ year old lumber mill in back of the School.

ARTISAN CRAFTS: Wood turned bowls, cutting boards, fresh greenery, hand-made sweaters, felted alpaca hats, silk purses, hooked rugs, wall-hangings, blacksmith-forged items & jewelry, soaps & lotions, pottery, antiqued tiles, knit & crochet for infants, photography, decorative art, handmade silver, copper & beaded jewelry, carved eggshells, German wooden Christmas carvings, decorative gourds, quilted items, milk-painted wood decor, designer wreaths, brooms & brushes, coffees & seasonings, home-made biscotti, maple syrup & products, German, Irish & Scotch breads, pastries & cookies AND oh so much more!

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.

PLACES TO STAY: www.visitalleghanyhighlands.com/stay

QUESTIONS: Call the School at 540-862-7275. Updates will appear in this FB Event posting.

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Clifton Forge Town Christmas Tree Lighting and Ceremony

Clifton Forge Town Christmas Tree Lighting and Ceremony

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.

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2017 Town of Clifton Forge VA Christmas Parade

2017 Town of Clifton Forge VA Christmas Parade

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.


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