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May 2015

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First Saturdays with Jim Waive at Albemarle CiderWorks
First Saturdays with Jim Waive at Albemarle CiderWorks

Jim Waive, Charlottesville's favorite country gentleman, warms up our corner of the county for another year!

Join us every First Saturday, rain or shine, for original tunes and beloved standards from one of the area's hardest working musicians.  Bring your requests, bring a thirst, sit back and relax.

This event is free and open to the public.  Light picnic fare and cider available for purchase.  Pets welcome outside on leash.

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 
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The Anne O'Brien Trio at Albemarle CiderWorks
The Anne O'Brien Trio at Albemarle CiderWorks

Join Anne O'Brien, Frank Bechter, and Darrel Moran for an afternoon of original songs and old favorites.

This trio of professional musicians have been lighting up the Charlottesville music scene together since 2012.  With a repertoire rooted in alt-country, folk, and classic pop, they'll introduce you to some new tunes and play your favorite requests.

Bring a friend, bring a thirst- there's no cover charge, and cider and light picnic fare will be available for purchase.  All music rain or shine.

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
David Tewksbury at Albemarle CiderWorks
David Tewksbury at Albemarle CiderWorks

Enjoy an afternoon of locally grown, soulful indie-folk music with David Tewksbury at Albemarle CiderWorks.

 

Rain or shine, no cover charge, cider and light picnic fare available. Dogs welcome outdoors on leash.

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 
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Second Sundays with Patrick & Aaron Olwell and Friends
Second Sundays with Patrick & Aaron Olwell and Friends

Second Sundays Sessions continue with Patrick & Aaron Olwell and Friends!

This Mother's Day, come out and let us treat the Mom(s) in your life to a little complimentary chocolate pairing with their cider tasting.  Chocolate by Cville Candy.

Enjoy this energetic and eclectic Irish jam session at Albemarle Ciderworks, every 2nd Sunday of the month: Patrick & Aaron Olwell and Friends play their fine renditions of traditional tunes from 3-5 pm.

Cider and snacks available for purchase, or bring a picnic.  All music rain or shine in the tasting room or on the patio.  Pets outside only, please.

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Tasting at Total Wine, Norfolk
Tasting at Total Wine, Norfolk

Belly up to the tasting counter at Total Wine's Norfolk location for a happy hour cider tasting, 4-630 pm.  Albemarle CiderWorks will be on hand to answer all of your cider tasting and pairing questions!

4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
 
3rd Saturdays with Bill Adams
3rd Saturdays with Bill Adams

Catch Bill Adams at the CiderWorks every 3rd Saturday!

Join local finger pickin' blues man Bill Adams in the Orchard Room every 3rd Saturday, from 3-5 pm.  Bill plays the blues, and old-time music creating very unique fingerstyle guitar arrangements. He is an active member of the Charlottesville Contradance Dance Society board, and of WTJU Charlottesville 91.1 FM where he is host of Walking Blues.

All music rain or shine.  No cover charge, cider and light picnic fare available for purchase.  Pets outside only, please.

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 
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Red Light Rodeo at Albemarle CiderWorks
Red Light Rodeo at Albemarle CiderWorks

Join Red Light Rodeo in the Orchard Room for their Albemarle CiderWorks debut!

Red Light Rodeo has been spreading their innovative take on country, bluegrass and traditional music in your favorite barrooms, music festivals, and listening rooms around Virginia and the mid-Atlantic region since early 2012. The Rodeo mixes age old words and melodies with the raw rock and roll energy of hard-edged country and honky-tonk to create original music and traditional renderings that keeps their fan base coming back for more.

Come out and find out what this "honkgrass" is all about!  Music 3-5 pm, rain or shine, no cover charge.  Cider and light picnic fare available for purchase.

Check out Red Light Rodeo here.

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The Hard Cider Run 5k comes to Albemarle CiderWorks!
The Hard Cider Run 5k comes to Albemarle CiderWorks!

Looking for the motivation to start running this year?  How about a nice cold glass of hard cider at the finish line?!

Join us Saturday, May 23 in the Rural Ridge Orchard for The Hard Cider Run 5k race.  Each entrant will receive:

  • Entry to the scenic 5K run or walk
  • Custom event medal
  • Awesome t-shirt
  • Chip Timing
  • Hard cider or non-alcoholic cider upon finishing
  • Commemorative glass to take home

Enjoy the Memorial Day weekend among the rolling green hills of scenic Albemarle County.  Start your day with an energizing run, then treat yourself to a glass of cider, some live local music by Ragged Mountain String Band, and delicious local bites from Little Manila and Spiked Food trucks.  Give back by bringing a non-perishable or two to donate to Blue Ridge Area Food Bank; the Food Bank will also receive a portion of the proceeds from the race.

Go to http://www.thehardciderrun.com/cities/charlottesville-va/ for more information and to sign up!

8:00 am to 11:00 am
 
Hot Twang at Albemarle CiderWorks
Hot Twang at Albemarle CiderWorks

Hot Twang returns with their unique blend of jazz/rock/folk. The perfect soundtrack for your long weekend!

Music 3-5, rain or shine. Cider and light picnic fare available.

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 
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Zuzu's Hot 5 at Albemarle CiderWorks
Zuzu's Hot 5 at Albemarle CiderWorks

Zuzu’s Hot 5 plays a "hot and sweet mixture of tunes that still sound exciting 90 years after they were written!"

If you long for the romance of the speakeasy of the 1920s, and the vintage jazz that used to spill from its doors, Zuzu's Hot 5 will take you there. Join us today, 3-5 pm, to "sip and mingle, dance and flirt" the afternoon away! No cover charge, drinks and light fare available, picnics welcome.

All music rain or shine, pets welcome outdoors on leash.

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 
Open for Memorial Day
Open for Memorial Day

Spend your Memorial Day Monday with a glass of cider in hand; Albemarle CiderWorks' tasting room will be open 11-5.

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Farm Use String Band at Albemarle CiderWorks
Farm Use String Band at Albemarle CiderWorks

"Farm Use String Band plays their own high energy style of Old Time Music, while staying true to the roots of the regions rich musical
history of Traditional "pickin" & dancing on the back porch & in the parlor" music. Dance is a vital part of the band's musical enjoyment."

Join us this Saturday, 3-5 pm for a foot-stompin' good time. Cider and picnic food available, this is an all-ages event with no cover charge.

All music rain or shine.

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Live Music with Erin Lunsford
Live Music with Erin Lunsford

Join Erin on the patio for an afternoon of live music and cider!

Erin Lunsford is a singer/songwriter and an accomplished musician on guitar, piano, and voice. She is a recent graduate of the University of Virginia and just recorded her debut EP at White Star Sound in Louisa, Virginia.

Music rain or shine, cider and light picnic fare available.

Check out Erin's music here.

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm