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End of summer events

Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 4:38 pm

As September approaches, talk grows about summer winding down but there’s still plenty left to do before the season ends. Here are some of the events you may want to you add to your schedule.

Summer Jam

Summer Jam for the Saddlery is going down Saturday, August 31, at Warsaw Town Park and Dog Park. The Whiskey Jackets will play an eclectic mix of music with sounds spanning from New Orleans to Appalachia. There will be food and swag for sale along with opportunities to get in-the-know about what’s going with the Saddlery.

The event runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free and proceeds from the event will go toward restoration of building.

R&B Concert

R&B stars The Isley Brothers and Angela Winbush will headline the Labor Day  “Get Out The Vote” concert at the Middlesex County Fire Department in Urbanna.

The event will be hosted by Mark Thompson, host of Make It Plain and will also feature artist GQ, DJ Spazo from New York’s Hot 97 Radio and Reverend Dr. William Barber III.

Doors open at  6 p.m. The show starts at 7:30. $

Summertime Stars 2019

The Haven Shelter and Services has scheduled the finale of its first summer concert series, Summertime Stars for Friday, September 13 at Warsaw Town Park. Music will be provided by the Potomac River Dixieland Trio. The upbeat mixture of vintage music will include Dixieland, traditional jazz, blues, ragtime, swing and more.

Food, wine and beer will be available. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Proceeds from this event support The Haven. $

Music on the Half Shell Stage

Chesapeake Bank will host three concerts in September at Kilmarnock’s Town Center Park.

On Thursday the 5th, The Fabulous Hubcaps, an oldies rock and roll and show group will take the crowd back with a diverse assortment from the 50s through the 80s. Music will include hits from legends such as Elvis, Little Richard, Patsy Cline, Tina Turner, The Beach Boys and The Jive Five. Stones Throw, an acoustic duo, will open the show.

Stuck on a Name will bring reggae to town Saturday, Sept. 7 with musical influences from Bob Marley, Sublime, Billy Bragg, Jimmy Cliff and Lee Perry. Sons of Bach will open that show.

Thursday, Sept. 19th, Danny Kensy and Cedar Creek will fill the park with sounds of original country, Top 40 country and classic rock. They’ll be joined by Ken Sparks.

Food, drinks and adult beverages will be offered at all of the concerts. Blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged.

All shows start at 6 p.m. $

Northern Neck Beach Festival

Rain or shine, on September 14, the second annual Northern Neck Beach Music Festival will be held at Colonial Beach Town Hill.

There’ll be live music from The Embers and The Rhondels as well as dance lessons and a shag dance contest.

Gates open at 11 a.m. and the event runs until 8 p.m. All ages are welcome.

Proceeds go to the Colonial Beach Community Foundation to benefit community projects. $

Country Fest

High Tides in Colonial Beach is offering a full weekend of country Sept. 20 – 22.

Friday’s lineup starts are 5 p.m. and includes Brett Handy and Wesley Spangler Band.

Saturday’s lineup starts at 12 and will feature Jerry Wade, Austin Boggs Band and Cedar Creek.

Sunday, the music will start at 12 and features JD Roberts and Southern Persuasion.

A VIP pass will be sold offering general admission for all three days.

Stratford Hall Wine and Oyster Festival

Stratford Hall will host a two-day festival Sept. 21 -22 featuring Virginia wines and coastal oysters. There’ll be food trucks and beverages from breweries. Guests can explore the 18th century gardens or enjoy beachfront fossil hunting. There will be opportunities to mingle with experts from the Tidewater Oyster Gardener’s Association, to watch the Virginia State Champion Oyster Shuckers and to watch  cooking demonstrations or participate in classes.

Dogs with leashes, lawn chairs and picnic blankets are welcome.

The event opens Saturday at 10 a.m. and ends Sunday at 6 p.m. $