Mar 16

Here’s just a sampling of the music you can enjoy this month when you visit Charlottesville:

At the Jefferson March 17 The Legwarmers (80’s Tribute); March 21 An Evening with Rufus Wainwright; March 22 Luke Wilson & Carl Anderson; March 28 Archnemesis; March 29 Toubab Krewe; March 30 Hitkicker’s Hoedown Dance Party; March 31 Gramatik/Break Science with Paul Basic.

At The Southern March 17 Rock River Gypsies, Gallatin Canyon; March 18 The Wood Brothers, Whitehorse; March 19 Bowerbirds, Dry the River; March 21 Camp Christopher, Penny Pistol, The Due Diligence; March 25 The 9 Songwriters Series; March 27 Ryan Montbleau Band, Pearl and the Beard; March 29 Hoots & Hellmouth, Frontier Ruckus. (For additional performances see the website.)

And in a more classic direction, there will be a concert at Montpelier on March 25 featuring premier Metropolitan Opera Singer Ron Hedlund and Emmy, Tony and Grammy winning musician Barbara Hedlund. The concert begins at 3:00pm in the Grand Salon; tickets are $25. For information visit

Mar 15
VA Festival of the Book
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Plan now on attending this five day festival of mostly free literary events celebrating literacy. Running from March 21 through March 25, 2012,, the schedule covers over 30 topics, bringing together writers of all genres and readers of all ages at venues located throughout Charlottesville and Albemarle County. You can find the comprehensive schedule, organized by day or by topic, at

By the way, did you know our own M.Charles McBee has just published his first political thriller? The title is “Counterpoint: The President’s Audacious Re-election Scheme”. You can find it on Amazon, or get an autographed copy here at Cedar Spring Inn.

Sep 16

The Tuesday Evening Concert Series will begin their presentations October 4th and continue through April 2012.  Here is the schedule:

October 4, Vassily Primakov, Piano

October 18, Maxim Rysanov, viola and Eldar Nebolsin, piano

November 15, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

February 28, Alexander String Quartet

March 20, Vadim Gluzman, violin and Angela Yoffe, piano

April 3, The Tallis Scholars

April 24, Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo

For more information go to