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June 2018

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Bill Adams
Bill Adams

Bill Adams brings his unique fingerstyle guitar arrangements of blues and old-time music to Albemarle CiderWorks, rain or shine in our cozy tasting room or on the patio overlooking the orchard. Cider and a la carte picnics available. 2:30-4:30 pm, no cover charge, no outside alcohol please.  Pets allowed outside only and on a leash.

Sample his music at http://fngrpkr.com/music.html

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
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CiderMaker's Forum
CiderMaker's Forum

Growing Great Cider in Virginia: a Conversation with Growers and Makers

Join Albemarle CiderWorks and a slew of special guests to discuss, debate, and brainstorm the past, present, and future of heritage cider in Virginia. This year we'll focus on the how, what, why, and where of growing great cider apples, from technical and philosophical standpoints. While growing apples is the focus, this forum has something for everyone in the industry, from commercial orchardists, to those just getting established with a small farm cidery, to those who prefer to make cider while leaving the growing and pressing to others.  The intent behind this forum is to bring us all together, facilitate the exchange of ideas and information, and continue the work of building a great Virginia cider industry.  Oh, and to share some really delicious cider, of course!

Speakers and Topics:

  • Dr. Jim Schupp, Penn State University - PGRs (Plant Growth Regulators) for orchard, disease, and crop management, PSU varietal trials, Q&A with Dr. Schupp
  • Sihui Ma, Virginia Tech - Clarification and YAN during fermentation; Sihui Ma will discuss the work she is doing with Dr. Amanda Stewart on cider fermentation.
  • Growing for Cider: the Challenges and Rewards - Growers Panel with Silver Creek Orchard, Showalters Orchard, and Foggy Ridge Orchard
  • Grower Resources Overview, with VA Association of Cider Makers, et al
  • Ben Watson, author of Cider: Hard and Sweet - Guided Single Varietal Tasting

 The forum costs $65 and includes lunch. Space is limited. Please puchase tickets in advance HERE.

The Forum will be followed by a Cocktail Hour in Celebration of Tom Burford. Open (and free) to all Forum participants. Stay after the Forum to toast "Professor Apple" and to celebrate his contributions to apple heritage and Virginia cider.

VACM and Growers Meet and Greet Dinner: A ticketed event open to VACM members, VA Growers, and Forum participants. Separate from the forum, this dinner will serve as an oportunity for growers and cider makers to meet and network.  Tickets are $20 each, please purchase tickets in advance.

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Alex Caton
Alex Caton

“An old-time fiddler, singer-songwriter and banjo player,” Alex’s renditions of folk and Irish reels, jigs, and ballads evoke the spirit of our Appalachian setting.

Music from 2:30-4:30 pm, rain or shine.  No cover charge, picnic fare and cider available for purchase.  Pets allowed outside only and on a leash.

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Patrick & Aaron Olwell and Friends
Patrick & Aaron Olwell and Friends

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 2:30-4:30 pm.

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

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Willie DE
Willie DE

Willie DE is a nationally touring young artist who was born, raised and resides in Central Virginia.

Growing up on Bob Dylan and Van Morrison, he busked on Charlottesville’s downtown mall and outside football games in Charlottesville performing original material and most anything the crowd asked for. At the age of 13 he formed a band called The Wave.  The young band’s success landed them at major festivals like Floydfest where the group took the Main Stage in 2011.  The Wave recorded two full albums and one EP worth of Willie’s original rock songs. To find out more about Willie DE, click here.

Catch him live today in the Orchard Room at Albemarle CiderWorks, 2:30-4:30 pm.  No cover charge, cider and light picnic fare available for purchase.  Pets allowed outside only and on a leash.

All music rain or shine.

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Jim Waive
Jim Waive

Jim Waive, Charlottesville's favorite country gentleman, is joining us again this Saturday afternoon!

Join us, 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 only on leash.

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Zuzu's Hot 5
Zuzu's Hot 5

Join us for an afternoon of live music: Zuzu’s Hot 5 is Pete Vigour (swing guitar), Doug Bethel (trombone), Brandon Rose (trumpet), Sam Green (upright bass), Paul Rosen (mando), and Susanna Rosen (vox, ukes).

Zuzu's Hot 5 plays a "hot and sweet mixture of tunes that still sound exciting 90 years after they were written"- you don't want to miss it!

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm