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Campus Center - Trinkle Hall
Celtica
Celtic
7:00 - 7:45 / 8:00 - 8:45
Location: 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
Classic Swing
9:00 - 9:45 / 10:00 - 10:45 / 11:00 - 11:45
Location: 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
Christopher Wren Building
Sheila Arnold
Story Teller
8:15 - 9:00 / 10:15 - 11:00
Location: Christopher Wren Building
Sheila has twice been one of the featured "regional" Storytellers at the Colonial Williamsburg Storytelling Festival. Sheila has also presented Professional Development sessions, Storytelling Programs and Character Presentations at educational conferences, including Valley Forge Teacher Institute (2 years), Social Studies Conferences in New York, Louisiana, Virginia, South Carolina, Arkansas and Oklahoma, and at the National Council of Social Studies. Previously, Sheila has worked as a Social Worker with aggressive adolescents having emotional problems, a Hampton City Schools Substitute Teacher and led a Drama Ministry. She often uses her creative talents to do creative writing and/or drama workshops with children and teens, and has been called on to be a motivational speaker for high school students and young adults on many occasions.
mssheila.org
Timothy Seaman
Dulcimer and flute
7:15 - 8:00 / 9:15 - 10:00
Location: Christopher Wren Building
Timothy Seaman's music genre is a vibrant self-styled blend of Appalachian, Classical, Celtic, and contemporary approaches. Folk music is done quite differently than it's usually heard; and many of Timothy's best pieces are his new compositions encompassing many different styles and moods. Audience comments after concerts often express joy, awe, and gratitude for a thrilling experience.
timothyseaman.com
Community Building
Rockin' in the New Year
Rock and Roll
7:00 - 11:00
Location: Community Building
Featuring Local Bands.
Ewell Recital Hall
Hilton Brass (New Performer)
Classical
7:15 - 8:00 / 8:15 - 9:00
Location: Ewell Recital Hall
The Hilton Brass is the Peninsula's preeminent, professional, chamber brass ensemble. The quintet, which is composed of local musicians, has delighted area audiences since 1983 with its exciting and diverse musical offerings. Comfortable with all styles of music, the Hilton Brass can make your special event truly unforgettable.
hiltonbrass.com
Little Windows (New Performer)
Irish and Appalachian Songs and Tunes
9:30 - 10:15 / 10:30 - 11:15
Location: Ewell Recital Hall
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
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Sanctuary Choir
Gospel
7:00 - 7:30 / 8:00 - 8:30
Location: 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.
Kimball Theatre
Bobby Blackhat Blues Band
Blues
7:30 - 8:15 / 8:30 - 9:15
Location: 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
Seth Stainback and the Roosterfoot (New Performer)
Blues
9:45 - 10:30 / 10:45 - 11:30
Location: Kimball Theatre
A blend of blues, country, folk, old gospel and rock n roll, Stainback has laid the foundation needed to pursue his sound even further with his newly formed group Roosterfoot. What started out as a father/son duo with Keith Stainback has turned into a soulful powerhouse after adding former Wet Willie guitarist Larry Berwald , fellow shipyard worker Steven Yewcic on bass and Jason Bruner on drums. In their short time together they have already shared the stage with the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Anders Osborne, ZZ Top, Hank Williams Jr., Eric Lindell, Robert Earl Keen, Kip Moore, & Bob Segar to name a few. Armed with a tough work ethic, these boys are on a big road with a long haul.
sethstainback.com
Matthew Whaley School
Children's Fireworks
Fireworks
7:15 - 7:30
Location: Matthew Whaley School

Matthew Whaley School - Food Court
C. Shells
Children's music and games
4:00 - 4:30 / 4:45 - 5:15 / 5:30 - 6:00
Location: Matthew Whaley School - Food Court
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
Kolonial Klowns
Clown Troupe/ Facepainting
3:45 - 6:15
Location: Matthew Whaley School - Food Court
Williamsburg's local clown troupe will entertain children of all ages with face painting and balloon sculptures. Kolonial Klowns of Williamsburg operates as a nonprofit, educational organization and features awarding-winning clowns among its members.
facebook.com/pages/Kolonial-Klowns/289466414407055
Matthew Whaley School - Gymnasium
Applause Unlimited
Puppets
3:45 - 4:30 / 5:30 - 6:15
Location: Matthew Whaley School - Gymnasium
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
Tim Nolan
Juggling
3:00 - 3:30 / 4:45 - 5:15
Location: Matthew Whaley School - Gymnasium
Tim Nolan is a professional juggler and basketball trick shooter from Elizabeth City, North Carolina, who now lives in Norfolk, Virginia. He has performed at the White House, Busch Gardens, the Guinness Museum in London, the Super Bowl, and the World's Fair.
Matthew Whaley School - Lobby
Buffalo Bill
Wild West
3:00 - 3:30 / 4:45 - 5:15 / 6:30 - 7:00
Location: Matthew Whaley School - Lobby
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
Thirst 'n Howl
Children's Music
3:45 - 4:30 / 5:30 - 6:15
Location: Matthew Whaley School - Lobby
Entertainment and education in interactive musical shows for all ages.
Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall
Ronny Cox (New Performer)
Acoustic / Country/Folk
7:00 - 7:45 / 8:00 - 8:45
Location: Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall
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
The Rick Strickland Band (New Performer)
Classic Rock
9:15 - 10:15 / 10:30 - 11:30
Location: Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall
The Rick Strickland Band features the awarding winning music of singer/songwriters Rick Strickland and Lesa Hudson, along with the stellar musicianship of Art Benton, Debbie Anderson and Don Hamrick. The band boasts an impressive collective resume having performed with international recording acts including Billy Joe Royal, The Clovers, Joe South, The Shirelles and Ray Stevens, and have performed at some of the nation's most legendary venues. RSB's musicianship and vocals are stunning, the music & lyrics touch the soul and are fun to sing and dance to, and the energy and professionalism are always over the top when the Rick Strickland Band takes the stage!
therickstricklandband.com
Sadler Center - Chesapeake Room
Clan MacCool
Celtic
7:00 - 7:45 / 8:00 - 8:45
Location: Sadler Center - Chesapeake Room
Clan MacCool is a high energy, interactive,entertainment of traditional Irish,Scottish and Maritime songs and tunes with a definite Piratical twist! Clan MacCool has a fun style that encourages singing along and audience participation. Their repertoire spans several centuries of songs and tunes, and they put on a great show.
facebook.com/pages/Clan-MacCool/182560788490526
The Main Event Band
R&B, Soul, Beach, Country, Funk
9:15 - 10:15 / 10:30 - 11:30
Location: 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
Pachanga (New Performer)
Classic Rock
7:30 - 8:15 / 8:30 - 9:15
Location: Sadler Center - Commonwealth Auditorium
A collaboration of two groups one originating in 1984 and the other in 2013 featuring hits from the 60s through the 90s all in the area of Rock. These guys have all played together in various settings including Classic, Christian and Modern Rock all coming together in a musical celebration for the season.
Peanut City Cloggers
Dancers
9:45 - 10:30 / 10:45 - 11:30
Location: 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 - Lodge 1
Kim Kalman
Americana
7:45 - 8:45 / 9:45 - 10:45
Location: Sadler Center - Lodge 1
Although fully in command of her acoustic guitar, Kim's voice is the true instrument. Her song selection and interpretation echoes her spirituality as she alternately lifts you, rocks you, soothes and seduces.
kimkalman.com
Puckett & Person
Acoustic / Country/Folk
7:00 - 7:30 / 9:00 - 9:30 / 11:00 - 11:30
Location: Sadler Center - Lodge 1
Music for recording artists Lana Puckett and Kim Person has been a lifelong passion since early childhood. Each artist brings a uniquely different musical and vocal style to the duo as well as both being multi-instrumentalists. "Straight From The Heart" is what you get from the performance team of Lana Puckett and Kim Person. Passionate vocals, precision harmonies and impeccable guitar playing will draw you in like a magnet. Both artists are polished musicians and warm entertaining singer/songwriters.
reverbnation.com/lanapuckettandkimperson
Sadler Center - Tidewater Room
Ron Fetner
Acoustic / Country/Folk
9:15 - 10:15 / 10:30 - 11:30
Location: Sadler Center - Tidewater Room
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
Kier
Comedy
7:00 - 7:45 / 8:00 - 8:45
Location: Sadler Center - Tidewater Room
Smart comedy, flawless musical impressions... and lot''s of heart.
heykier.com
Williamsburg Library Auditorium
Jae Sinnett Trio
Jazz
9:00 - 9:45 / 10:00 - 10:45 / 11:00 - 11:45
Location: 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
The LCV Project
Acoustic Guitar
7:00 - 7:45 / 8:00 - 8:45
Location: Williamsburg Library Auditorium
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
Williamsburg United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
Poisoned Dwarf
Celtic
9:15 - 10:15 / 10:30 - 11:30
Location: Williamsburg United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
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
Runaway String Band
Bluegrass, Old-Time & Swing
7:00 - 7:45 / 8:00 - 8:45
Location: Williamsburg United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
Includes four long-time Williamsburg-area musicians playing a wonderful variety of bluegrass, old time, and swing music. With lush vocal harmonies and hot instrumentals, the band combines the sound of early string bands with a strong New Acoustic edge.
runawaystringband.com
Williamsburg United Methodist Church Sanctuary
Soundworks
Acoustic Harmonies
7:00 - 7:45 / 8:00 - 8:45
Location: 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
Three Jolly Coachmen
Kingston Trio
9:15 - 10:15 / 10:30 - 11:30
Location: Williamsburg United Methodist Church Sanctuary
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!
Zable Stadium - Grand Finale
Grand Finale and Fireworks!
Fireworks
11:45 - 12:30
Location: Zable Stadium - Grand Finale
Join us for the annual Finale of Fireworks at midnight.