Campus Center - Trinkle Hall
The Gurleys (New Performer)
Folk and Bluegrass
9:30 - 10:15 / 10:30 - 11:15Location: Campus Center - Trinkle Hall
Bill and Pam Gurley have been making music together since their first date. In the years since that time, the music has grown and become an integral part of their lives. Through hundreds of performances and travels in and out of Virginia, the Gurleys have drawn an ever-widening circle of friends and music lovers around them. One reviewer described the music as "clean and polished, yet still rustic and natural ... musical communication on a deep, honest level". That honesty together with their obvious talents has endeared the Gurleys to countless people over the years.
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
Chisman Creek Band (New Performer)
Contemporary/BluegrassLocation: Ewell Recital Hall
Six different musicians all with widely varied tastes in music; it all started when these folks started weekly jam sessions in a mosquito-infested garage one summer in Southern Virginia. A few weeks later this unlikely union played at a party and realized how much they loved sharing their music with others. Jump forward a few years and they're known as Chisman Creek Band.
It's hard to put a label on their sound. It's not really Bluegrass, it's not really folk and it's not rock or country. Yet stick around for a set and you'll hear all of the above. They're six individuals who put out a wonderfully balanced sound with traditional Bluegrass instruments.
Known for their wonderfully tight three part harmony and songs that you'll know and love CCB will have you dancing, clapping and singing along. You may not know what to call their sound, but you'll definitely like it.
7:15 - 8:00 / 8:15 - 9:00Location: Ewell Recital 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
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.
Kim & Reggie Harris (New Performer)
GospelLocation: First Baptist Church
Consummate musicians and storytellers, Kim & Reggie Harris are a mini festival of diversity. Combining traditional African-American spirituals and freedom songs with original folk, they sing of life, love, the quest for freedom and care for the environment. Creative curiosity, years (30+) of road and stage experience and interactions with performers such as Pete Seeger, Ysaye Barnwell, Jay Leno, Tom Paxton, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Harry Belafonte and others, has led them to produce music that entertains and inspires.
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
BJ Griffin (New Performer)
Singing CellistLocation: Kimball Theatre
John "BJ" Griffin is cellist and a singer from Virginia Beach. He started his musical life in the 5th grade on violin and continued into college studying music at James Madison University. At JMU, BJ studied Cello, Voice, Violin, Viola, Bass, Piano, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone and Voice. He was also in an all male A Capella group called Exit 245 that performed up and down the east coast. As a singing cellist, BJ hopes to expand the boundaries of a classically trained musicians to a broader audience and conjure even more possibilities to spread the joy of music.
Jackie Scott and the Heartbreakers (New Performer)
BluesLocation: Kimball Theatre
Jackie Scott, singer, songwriter and producer, is a native of Virginia who received her training early singing in the Baptist church. Music played an important part in the worship experience and after singing gospel for 20 years, she felt a call to the blues. Her first introduction to live blues took place at a Buddy Guy concert and was followed by seeing BB King live. After seeing phenomenal performances she was convinced singing the blues was what she wanted to do. Her quest to learn more about the blues lead her to the steamy windows of the windy city, Chicago. Jackie has opened up for and performed with the likes of BB King, Taj Mahal, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Eddie Shaw & The Wolfgang, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Keb Mo, Lyle Lovett and many more and has been mentored by the legendary Muddy Waters & Howlin Wolf alumni, Eddie Shaw.
Take 757 (New Performer)
JazzLocation: Kimball Theatre
Take 757 is a talented, up and coming jazz combo based in Williamsburg, VA. Praised for their musicianship, sound, and creativity, Take 757 is in regular demand in greater Williamsburg. Whether they are playing swing, bossa, be-bop, or the blues, their music is dynamic, bringing a sense of nostalgia to those who hear it. Come out, take a seat, and enjoy the show!
Matthew Whaley School - Auditorium
Hysterically Correct 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
Pittman Productions (New Performer)
MagicLocation: Matthew Whaley School - Auditorium
Pittman Productions offers award winning high-energy, fast-paced, world-class stage illusion and juggling productions to meet your entertainment needs.
Achieving the perfect balance of big illusions, audience interaction, comedy, juggling, classical style, grace and high-energy entertainment. Experience state-of-the-art illusions in a spectacular live-action celebration of the art form of illusion. Right before your eyes, audiences will witness the impossible made possible by illusionist/juggler Dr. Julian Pittman and his lovely wife Melody. Diversity is one of the reasons our production shows are so captivating. In addition to the display of amazing stage illusions, Julian performs world-class juggling, you will witness a mastery of classic juggling props (balls, rings, clubs) and exceptional feats; billiard pockets, spinning 3 balls while doing a backwards somersault, mouth-juggling (ping pong balls are propelled in the air and caught using only the mouth) and a crowd favorite, playing a xylophone while mouth-juggling...and much more!
Matthew Whaley School - Food Court
Children's music and games
4:00 - 4:30 / 4:45 - 5:15 / 5:30 - 6:00Location: 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
Matthew Whaley School - Gymnasium
Wild West Storyteller
3:00 - 3:45 / 5:00 - 5:45Location: Matthew Whaley School - Gymnasium
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
4:00 - 4:45 / 6:00 - 6:45Location: Matthew Whaley School - Gymnasium
Entertainment and education in interactive musical shows for all ages.
New Town United Methodist Church
Dave Tetrault and the Steam Calliope (New Performer)
Steam CalliopeLocation: New Town United Methodist Church
The calliope started as a steam instrument used on riverboats, but when generators became available in the early 1900s, calliopes were put on circus wagons. People followed the music right into to the circus tent. "It is more like an organ than a piano. There is no way of sustaining the sound or of making it loud or soft. It just goes," says Dave Tetrault. Come hear the sounds of this soon to be extinct instrument!
Power House Dance (New Performer)
Dance CompanyLocation: New Town United Methodist Church
Power House Dance is dedicated to the art of dance from ages 2 through 102. Featuring several genres of dance such as: jazz, ballet, modern/lyrical, creative movement, hip-hop, musical theater and much, much more!
Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall
Mark Nizer's 4D Theatre (New Performer)
4D Comedy Juggling TheatreLocation: Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall
The only Live 4D Show in the World! Technology, juggling, music, lasers and humor create a unique and amazing performance. 4D makes it easy to generate interest and pack the house. We promise this show is great fun for audiences of all ages. Ask us about the preshow event "NEW SHOW CONTROL" included with every show, an informative Q&A on Technical Theatre.
Three Jolly Coachmen
7:00 - 8:00 / 8:15 - 9:15Location: Phi Beta Kappa Memorial 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!
Sadler Center - Chesapeake Room
Dikon and Vallet
Classic Blue, Country, Ragtime, Folk, Rock and Pop
7:00 - 7:45 / 8:00 - 8:45Location: Sadler Center - Chesapeake Room
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
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
7:00 - 7:45 / 8:00 - 8:45Location: Sadler Center - Commonwealth Auditorium
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.
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 - Lodge 1
The LCV Project
7:15 - 8:00 / 9:15 - 10:00Location: Sadler Center - Lodge 1
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
Dulcimer and flute
7:15 - 8:00 / 9:15 - 10:00Location: Sadler Center - Lodge 1
Timothy Seaman is a unique and powerful soloist on the hammered dulcimer, flute, and many other instruments. His distinctive style has been featured on nineteen albums totaling 126,000 copies and ranging in themes from Christmas to Shenandoah National Park to Virginia trees in the parks to Celtic airs, folk hymns, Jamestown, Williamsburg, and the Civil War. His 40 solo concerts each year since 1993 have thrilled audiences with their dynamism and meaning, and there's always a new surprise in store! Original compositions and old tunes alike burst forth in poetic, heartfelt freshness.timothyseaman.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
St Bede's Parish Center
8:15 - 9:00 / 10:15 - 11:00Location: St Bede's Parish Center
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."
Schnickelfritz and the Oompahs
9:15 - 10:00 / 10:15 - 11:00Location: St Bede's Parish Center
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 Library Auditorium
7:15 - 8:00 / 8:15 - 9:00Location: Williamsburg Library Auditorium
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/
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 United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
The Company Store
Old-time fiddlin' and fun
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/
Acoustic / Country/Folk
7:00 - 7:45 / 8:15 - 9:00Location: Williamsburg United Methodist Church Fellowship 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
Williamsburg United Methodist Church Sanctuary
The Itinerant Band (New Performer)
Early American MusicLocation: Williamsburg United Methodist Church Sanctuary
The Itinerant Band is made up of five musicians from the Tidewater region of southeastern Virginia. They come from diverse musical backgrounds and have a shared passion for history that has led them to specialize in the music of early America. They perform tunes and songs from the English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh and other European traditions that would have been heard in 17th and 18th century America. In the spirit of the itinerant colonial musicians whose style they emulate, you may find as few as two or as many as six of them at any given time and place performing everything from airs to sea shanties to dance tunes. When all together, the group consists of Rose Ann Arnaud on cello; Bob Clark on hammered dulcimer, guitar and bones; Elisa Dickon on harp; Susan Lawlor on flute, whistle and recorder; and Marsha Wallace on guitar, mandolin and vocals.
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.