Campus Center - Trinkle Hall
7:00 - 7:45 / 8:00 - 8:45Location: Campus Center - Trinkle Hall
Celtica is a six-piece ensemble featuring classic Celtic music ~ those timeless tunes you''ve always loved, and always true to the original ... with perhaps one or two little changes! The best of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and others are brought to you with fire and verve. Celtic music to fire up the soul and reminisce about past memories and future dreams.
Williamsburg Classic Swing Orchestra
9:00 - 9:45 / 10:00 - 10:45 / 11:00 - 11:45Location: Campus Center - Trinkle Hall
A 16-piece authentic big band that plays all the best music from the height of the swing era, 1930's and 1940's, as well as some popular swing hits of today. Hear the original arrangements from many of the bands that played and recorded those all time favorites.williamsburgclassicswing.com
Rockin' in the New Year
Rock and Roll
7:00 - 11:00Location: Community Building
Featuring: Audio Portrait, Cold Solder, and The Shut Ins.
Ewell Recital Hall
Davis Bradley (New Performer)
7:15 - 8:00 / 8:15 - 9:00Location: Ewell Recital Hall
Kathy Davis and Bradley Bishop have teamed up to present a one of a kind musical experience which is exciting, entertaining, and offers something for everyone! The innovative duo has drawn from their individual bluegrass, old time, and swing influences, to create something magical, while remaining true to the roots of the music they love. Fans can expect to hear fresh renditions of the classics as well as several original compositions. This dynamic song mix has helped to extend their combined reach, holding the door wide open to welcome those in search of something new and unique!www.davisbradleyduo.com/
Windsome Wood Chamber Players
9:30 - 10:15 / 10:30 - 11:15Location: Ewell Recital Hall
This group features a wide variety of professional solo and small ensemble performances. Its concert repertoire is committed to both entertaining and educating audiences
about the joys of chamber music. The performers are versatile instrumentalists and vocalists who offer selections both musically complex and listener-friendly, including discussion of the history, development and literature of individual instrumental and vocal styles, with appropriate solo selections to illustrate the unique qualities of the instrumental and vocal topic under discussion.
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Sanctuary Choir
7:00 - 7:45 / 8:00 - 8:30Location: First Baptist Church
Members of all the choirs of this 225-year-old church will combine to present a varied program of religious vocal music including hymns, anthems, spirituals and gospel songs.
Bobby Blackhat Blues Band
7:00 - 7:45 / 8:00 - 8:45Location: Kimball Theatre
Blues harmonica player, vocalist, and songwriter Bobby 'BlackHat' Walters brings together the finest blues musicians in Hampton Roads to perform classic, modern, as well as original blues tunes that will keep your toes tappin' and your hips shakin' all night long.www.bobbyblackhat.com
Acoustic / Country/Folk
9:15 - 10:15 / 10:30 - 11:30Location: Kimball Theatre
A nationally awarded songwriter, Ron Fetner's music has been labeled a 'unique blend of New England Folk and the soul of the South.' Incorporating elements of folk, southern Appalachian, rock and jazz, Ron has found a voice in our American music.ronfetner.com
Matthew Whaley School - Auditorium
4:00 - 4:45 / 6:00 - 6:45Location: Matthew Whaley School - Auditorium
An itinerant puppeteer with a hand puppet booth and a knack for tall tales entertains family audiences much as puppeteers did in America's Colonial days. Three American folk-tales are told with hand puppets by a single puppeteer who serves as both narrator and character in the show. Based on a Jack tale, a slave story-song, and a morality tale, these stories reflect the depth, scope, and humor of early American storytelling. The first story, "Foolish Jack", is a Jack tale about Jack's adventures when he first leaves home. The second story is the story of "Why Dogs Chase Cats". The final story is "A Bundle of Troubles" and, like most morality tales, teach us a valuable life lesson: count your blessings, not your troubles. As contemporary as it is classic, this show is a delight for audiences of all ages.www.applauseunlimited.com
Wild West Storyteller
3:00 - 3:45 / 5:00 - 5:45Location: Matthew Whaley School - Auditorium
The family friendly program is a thoroughly interactive storytelling session presented by Buffalo Bill himself! The kids get to take part in reenactments of Buffalo Bill's True Tall Tales, the Wild West Show, and a Snake Oil Show. There is even an Old Fashioned Melodrama with kids starring in the roles of villain, hero, and other westerners!brianbelge.com
Clan MacCool Pirate Show
3:00 - 3:45 / 5:00 - 5:45Location: Matthew Whaley School - Auditorium
The Hysterically Correct Pirate Show by Clan MacCool is a fun and interactive musical sail through the lore and history of pirates! Try yer hand at hauling a line or handling a cutlass, and learn to talk, dance, play, and sing like a real pirate...the Crew will all be there plus a few special pirate and mermaid guests so join us for a swashbucklin' good time.facebook.com/pages/Clan-MacCool/182560788490526
Children's music and games
4:00 - 4:30 / 4:45 - 5:15 / 5:30 - 6:00Location: Matthew Whaley School - Auditorium
C. Shells is a children's musical duo comprised of Cindy Kays and Shelly Craig Potter. Together Cindy and Shelly have over 45 years of musical experience. Shelly, a Hampton Roads native, has been a featured solo performer at many local clubs and blues festivals. An accomplished guitarist and teacher, Shelly performs a diverse variety of music from blues to bluegrass. A native of Lancaster, PA, Cindy has performed folk and Celtic music at colleges and pubs in Virginia, Pennsylvania and South Carolina. She also teaches beginner mandolin at a local music shop. With a delightful mix of songs and musical styles, "C. Shells" will have children of all ages laughing, smiling and stamping their feet. From rock 'n' roll to Cajun, waltzes to ragtime, blues to bluegrass, Cindy and Shelly want everyone to have fun at their concerts, so check your repertoire of dog barks and duck quacks and bring them to the show!www.cshellsmusic.com
Thirst 'n Howl
4:00 - 4:45 / 6:00 - 6:45Location: Matthew Whaley School - Auditorium
Entertainment and education in interactive musical shows for all ages.
8:15 - 9:00 / 10:15 - 11:00Location: Muscarelle Museum
Performs easy-on-the-ears acoustic folk music. His song list includes familiar tunes from the 1920's to the present as well as his original compositions, which offer insightful lyrics and inviting melodies you will want to hear over and over again. Rich is a public school teacher whose program is punctuated with interesting anecdotes and true stories from his classroom experiences. One of Rich's CDs received the following review from Amazon.com: "Rich Follett's melodies are not only soothing to listen to, his lyrics speak right to your heart with feelings only he seems to be able to put to words. His voice is like velvet, and people just want to stop and hear it."
The LCV Project
7:15 - 8:00 / 9:15 - 10:00Location: Muscarelle Museum
Come and enjoy the versatile sounds of acoustic guitarist/instrumentalist Louis Vangieri. He is a relentlessly creative acoustic-guitarist/songwriter and performer and has been active in the acoustic-music community since the mid-1970s. He performs a blend of folk, country swing, pop-rocker, traditional, soft jazz, peaceful new age, classical, nostalgia and well written original works.reverbnation.com/lcvproject
Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall
Caleb Hawley (New Performer)
9:30 - 10:15 / 10:30 - 11:15Location: Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall
Harlem's Caleb Hawley is an American soul singer, songwriter and performer. Like savvy throwback crooners Mayer Hawthorne and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Hawley channels early Stevie Wonder and other Motown sounds into a complete, magnetic package.
Raised in Minneapolis by a family of preachers and therapists, Hawley's family fueled his on-stage charisma and perceptive, witty lyrics. "Growing up in an a cappella church, we didn't have instruments. It forced everyone to learn how to sing harmony," Hawley says. "We mostly sang older hymns, which is probably what drew me to gospel and eventually soul music." Hawley's grandfather hooked him on an early Ray Charles record, leading him into the fertile soul music of the sixties and seventies.
Now a talented full band multiplies that energy across the country. "I used to love listening rooms," Hawley admits, "but now I pretty much just wanna get a party started." Music Without Labels agrees, calling the stocked setup "a fantastic show, full of danceable riffs and sing-along choruses all held together by Hawley's tremendous charisma." The Chicagoist says, "The New York-based musician has a flair for soulful songwriting and a voice that will blow your hair back."calebhawley.com
Bria Kelly (New Performer)
Southern Rock, Country, Rock
7:15 - 8:00 / 8:15 - 9:00Location: Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall
For being only 17, Smithfield, Virginia native Bria Kelly is extremely accomplished for her age. She discovered her love for performing at the early age of 8 when performing in her elementary school chorus. At age 11, Bria decided to take her talent to the people of Hampton Roads, Virginia, where she started singing the National Anthem before local hockey and baseball games, graduating to a televised Philadelphia Eagles football game and a Baltimore Orioles baseball game, and then singing the National Anthem before performances of country stars such as Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts. In 2012, Bria competed in NBC's hit show "America's Got Talent." She was extremely well-received, making it into the Top 20 and then, two weeks later, finding herself in Newark, NJ standing on the biggest stage in America where she was named a "Season 7 Semi-finalist." Bria formed a band of hardworking musicians, "The Bria Kelly Band," which is extremely popular in Hampton Roads.
Sadler Center - Chesapeake Room
Joshua Lozoff (New Performer)
7:00 - 7:45 / 8:00 - 8:45Location: Sadler Center - Chesapeake Room
Joshua’s magic combines amazing illusions with mental feats that explore the possibilities of the human mind. He presents a fun, mind-boggling performance that leaves audiences laughing and full of amazement. His show combines a love for the art of magic and his fascination with psychology, intuition and other "inner workings of the mind." In one moment, he magically solves a Rubik’s Cube just by tossing it in the air, and in the next he predicts a volunteer’s thoughts and choices even before she knows them herself! Before turning his attention to live performances, Joshua was a professional actor, including a notable recurring role on the TV show Cheers
, as Gino Tortelli, and Logan in the film Clueless
. You can even see Joshua's martial arts prowess on display in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Main Event Band
R&B, Soul, Beach, Country, Funk
9:15 - 10:15 / 10:30 - 11:30Location: Sadler Center - Chesapeake Room
This is the ultimate party band featuring R&B, Soul, Beach, Country & Funk. Shag the night away or sit and listen. The Main Event Band delivers top-notch vocals, a tight rhythm section, and one of the best set of horns.themaineventband.com
Sadler Center - Commonwealth Auditorium
Kenya Safari Acrobats
9:30 - 10:15 / 10:30 - 11:15Location: Sadler Center - Commonwealth Auditorium
Hailing from the heart of Africa, this awe-inspiring and dynamic dance troupe takes acrobatics to exhilarating extremes. The group members learned acrobatics as children on the beaches of Kenya, as a means to break free from an impoverished country. Now they serve as artistic ambassadors for Kenya as they travel the globe, entertaining and inspiring audiences of all ages. They have performed in Tanzania, Mexico, Canada, Japan and have had the honor of performing at the White House, Disney, Six Flags, the Super Bowl and for MGM Entertainment and major league teams. They perform a non-stop ride of gravity-defying human pyramids, balancing, tumbling, limbo dancing, hurling through hoops and breathtaking contortions -- a unique and eye-popping blend of traditional arts and circus skills in classic African style.
Peanut City Cloggers
7:15 - 8:00 / 8:15 - 9:00Location: Sadler Center - Commonwealth Auditorium
The Peanut City Cloggers (PCC) was officially formed in January of 1983. The team is comprised of female and male dancers ages 7 through adults and provides family type entertainment to the community. The team performs both precision and traditional styles of clogging.peanutcitycloggers.com
Sadler Center - Tidewater Room
Irish and Appalachian Songs and Tunes
9:45 - 10:30 / 10:45 - 11:30Location: Sadler Center - Tidewater Room
Little Windows creates a mix of Appalachian and Irish music, and traditionally-based originals, with a special focus placed on unaccompanied ballads. They also explore the spiritual nature of song and harmonic sound.littlewindows.net
7:00 - 8:00 / 8:15 - 9:15Location: Sadler Center - Tidewater Room
Poisoned Dwarf plays driving traditional Celtic music, and for them, the tunes matter most. Focusing primarily on Irish traditional music, and with acoustic instruments only, this band from Williamsburg, Virginia has entertained audiences in many different settings for years. The Irish flute, whistle, guitar, Scottish Small-Pipes, banjo, a variety of percussion instruments (including bones and bodhran), accordion, and of course fiddle are all brought to the dance for Poisoned Dwarf performances.poisoneddwarf.com
Williamsburg Library Auditorium
Dikon and Vallet (New Performer)
Classic Blue, Country, Ragtime, Folk, Rock and Pop
7:00 - 7:45 / 8:00 - 8:45Location: Williamsburg Library Auditorium
Tom Dikon and Jon Vallet are unique performing artists who've collaborated for duo acoustic performances covering a wide array of musical genres. Tom is an award-winning blues performer and a Hohner Harmonica Endorsed Artist who has performed across the United States and Europe. His harmonica work has been featured on several recording labels across the East Coast. Jon hails from Binghamton, NY, where he performed for many years as the featured vocalist and lead guitarist in local and regional bands before moving to Virginia in 2002. The duo feature an eclectic variety of both original and classic blues, country, ragtime, folk, rock and pop selections, while always providing their audiences an entertaining and dynamic show. www.tomdikon.com
Jae Sinnett Trio
9:00 - 9:45 / 10:00 - 10:45 / 11:00 - 11:45Location: Williamsburg Library Auditorium
Drummer, composer and jazz producer/announcer on Norfolk public radio, Sinnett is joined by pianist Justin Kauflin and bassist Terry Burrell in a program of performance and discussion of jazz music.jaesinnett.com
Williamsburg Presbyterian Church - Sanctuary
Schnickelfritz and the Oompahs
9:15 - 10:00 / 10:15 - 11:00Location: Williamsburg Presbyterian Church - Sanctuary
This group of talented musicians has been together approximately 14 years, providing authentic German festival music to liven up events, bringing a touch of a true Oktoberfest to the party. Polkas, marches, waltzes and specialty pieces, such as "The Chicken Dance" will have you tapping your foot and dancing along. The group has eight members who are proud to feature a German singer to bring that true touch of the old country. We hope everyone will clap, sing, and dance along!
Williamsburg Presbyterian Church - Stevenson Fellowship Hall
The Lastones (New Performer)
7:15 - 8:00 / 8:15 - 9:00Location: Williamsburg Presbyterian Church - Stevenson Fellowship Hall
The Lastones is an original four piece band from Virginia Beach, Virginia. The band's repertoire is influenced by various styles of music including progressive bluegrass, rock, and blues. Each band member brings a unique musical approach and personality to the sound. The father and son rhythm section of John (bass) and Jeremy Lasley (drums/lead vocals) is complemented by the guitar and vocal team of husband and wife Rob and Jennifer Squatrito. Thought-provoking lyrics and male-female vocal harmonies, accompanied by jazz chord patterns on top of solid grooves, gives The Lastones both energy and an inclusive sound. www.lastonesband.com
Williamsburg United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
The Company Store
9:30 - 10:15 / 10:30 - 11:15Location: Williamsburg United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
The Company Store uses an assortment of vocal refrains, good fiddlin' and country humor that some say can turn apple cider vinegar into sweet maple syrup. They mix together the all-natural ingredients of America's own music, fiddle melodies from Virginia's Appalachians, tight harmonies from Kentucky's bluegrass and moving spirituals from the Carolina hills, then fold in some hearty laughter. The result is a creation of brand-new old-fashioned good times, with the energy of a barn-raisin' and the "Ya'll come" hospitality of Sunday supper at Grandma and Grampa's. The Company Store rightly deserves their reputation for providing high quality, infectious, fit-for-the-family, string-band entertainment.www.companystoreband.com/
Three Jolly Coachmen
7:00 - 8:00 / 8:15 - 9:15Location: Williamsburg United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
Relive and fall in love all over again with the lively, infectious music of the Kingston Trio. If songs like 'The MTA,' 'Tijuana Jail' and 'Tom Dooley' bring the memories flooding back, you don't want to miss this. We dare you not to sing along!
Williamsburg United Methodist Church Sanctuary
Acoustic / Country/Folk
7:00 - 7:45 / 8:15 - 9:00Location: Williamsburg United Methodist Church Sanctuary
In Hollywood, they say it takes smart actors to play stupid characters, and nice guys to play nasty villains. Cox is the poster-boy for the latter point. He played slithery corporate snakes in "RoboCop" and "Total Recall;" but as a singer-songwriter, he is a study in easygoing amiability and unforced charisma. He charms crowds with self-teasing humor, tart progressive insight, and a lulling Southwestern folk sound. His repertoire is a smart mix of witty ditties, bluesy swing tunes, heart-on-sleeve romances, and real-life anthems.ronnycox.com
9:30 - 10:15 / 10:30 - 11:15Location: Williamsburg United Methodist Church Sanctuary
This a'cappella men's group features a variety of musical presentations. The ensemble has performed in professional concerts, historic theatres, music festivals, the Richmond Pops Band, and Barbershop Harmony Society Shows.soundworkschorus.org
Zable Stadium - Grand Finale
Grand Finale and Fireworks!
11:45 - 12:30Location: Zable Stadium - Grand Finale
Join us for the annual Finale of Fireworks at midnight.