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July 2015

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Williams-Sonoma Charlottesville In-Store Tasting
Williams-Sonoma Charlottesville In-Store Tasting

Albemarle CiderWorks & Williams-Sonoma Charlottesville team up for a happy hour cider tasting!

Come in to Williams-Sonoma Charlottesville, located in the Stonefields shopping complex, for a complimentary premium cider tasting from 6-8 pm.  Snack on cheeses and breads while you shop for the perfect bread knife, and take home a bottle to accompany the cider-braised chicken you're about to whip up in that shiny new skillet.

Store information:

2030 Bond Street, Suite 180Charlottesville, Virginia (434) 973-2155
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
 
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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Sue Harlow at Albemarle CiderWorks
Sue Harlow at Albemarle CiderWorks

Join Sue Harlow in the Orchard Room for an afternoon of live and local music.

Sue Harlow is an Americana-Folk Singer/Songwriter whose haunting vocals delve into the depths of what makes people real...emotions, losses, loves, and hopes. Sue's songs draw on the particular part of the Americana genre that tells stories of how it really is, and really was, and touches on the places in people's lives that they can relate to.

Give her a listen here.

Music 3-5 pm, rain or shine, no cover charge. Cider and light picnic fare available for purchase. No pets inside, please.

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
6th Anniversary Party at Albemarle CiderWorks! With Zuzu's Hot 5
6th Anniversary Party at Albemarle CiderWorks! With Zuzu's Hot 5

Albemarle CiderWorks is turning 6!  Join us for a day filled with festivities, live music, and cider of course.

We'll be debuting our brand new blend, 1817, and for this one day only, you'll be able to taste it before you buy.  Based on a recipe in the historical text "A View of the Cultivation of Fruit Trees and the Management of Orchards and Cider," authored by William Coxe and published in the year 1817, this cider is comprised of a rich blend of 3 different classic cider apples.  A complimentary small bite will be offered to taste alongside the new blend.

Sample our array of ciders, old and new, and learn about the history of cider in America.  Enjoy games on the lawn and fresh fruit from the orchard, and cider sangria.  Zuzu's Hot 5 entertains in the Orchard Room from 3-5, and Morsel Compass Mobile Kitchen will be on hand with delicious local fare.

No cover charge, cider and light fare available for purchase.
Rain or shine.

11:00 am to 5:00 pm
 
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Hamner Improv Troupe Strikes Again!
Hamner Improv Troupe Strikes Again!

"We are HIT, the Hamner Improv Troupe – experts in mops that scuba-dive…long-lost sisters on the hundredth floor having emotional sea changes…a western movie about eggplant parmesan…bowling with goldfish…come be part of the fun and watch your zany suggestions be incorporated into impromptu scenes by the Hamner Improv Troupe, the zanier, the better!"

 

Bring your imagination and your sense of humor and see what happens!

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
 
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!

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.

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 
 
Front Porch and Albemarle CiderWorks at Ash Lawn Highland
Front Porch and Albemarle CiderWorks at Ash Lawn Highland

Join us for an evening of song and cider!

Join The Front Porch traditional music school and Albemarle CiderWorks at Ash Lawn Highland for an evening of high caliber music and exceptional cider.  Many of the Charlottesville area's professional musicians teach through The Front Porch's music program, and round out their weekends playing for the public at Albemarle CiderWorks.  Enjoy an evening of live local music and refreshing artisan cider. Come out to support the school tonight!

Tickets and more information at http://frontporchcville.com/event/tuesday-tunes-at-ash-lawn-highland-front-porch-string-band/

6:30 pm to 8:30 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.

JUST ADDED: YumYum Xpress Food Truck will be on-site and cooking up fresh and tasty european yum yums on September 19- check them out!

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

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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 an afternoon honky tonk and bluegrass!

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 Jan Smith Trio at Albemarle CiderWorks
The Jan Smith Trio at Albemarle CiderWorks

Join us for an afternoon of live music with the Jan Smith Trio!

From her Amazon.com page: "Charlottesville, Virginia-based recording artist Jan Smith crafts American roots music that observes personal experience through the details of the natural world."

Sample Jan's music here

3-5 pm, rain or shine, no cover charge, cider and light picnic fare available for purchase.

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Cider Sunsets with The Judy Chops!
Cider Sunsets with The Judy Chops!

Cider Sunsets continues with the good time sounds of The Judy Chops!

Purveyors of "original mountain swing," The Judy Chops are an indomitable force in the VA music scene, rocking audiences with original tunes, remixed covers, and mash ups since 2008.  The Chops are a high-energy 7 piece Americana group who delight in wowing audiences throughout the Mid-Atlantic and beyond. Their many festival appearances and shows have included opening for acts like Lake Street Dive, The Black Lillies, Miss Tess & the Talkbacks, David Mayfield Parade, J.P. Harris & the Tough Choices, and Igor & Red Elvises have proven the Chops to be consummate performers.

The band’s sound is built around strong three part harmony vocals, acoustic guitar, banjolele, searing electric guitar and fiddle solos and a unique rhythm section featuring upright bass, cocktail drums, with the occasional horn player to round out the mix. Stylistically, the band blends elements of swing, blues, rock-a-billy, classic country and western, with a modern flair, for a unique, genre-defying musical experience. The Chops have previous recorded two albums, Modern Vintage Vol. 1 in 2008 and Give Her the Gun in 2010. In 2013, The Judy Chops were voted “Best Local Roots Band” at the inaugural Red Wing Roots Music festival in Mt. Solon, VA, bringing home 20 hours of studio time at Blue Sprocket Sound in Harrisonburg VA, and a microphone package from Peluso Microphone Labs. These prizes enabled them to record their most ambitious album to date, Minor Sunshine, which was released in June 2014.

Join us from 6-8 pm for an evening of good tunes and good times.  Morsel Compass Mobile Kitchen will be on hand to sate your appetite, and cold cider will be available to wet your whistle.  

Tickets are a steal at $10 per person, and include a glass of cider.  Children and teens 16 and younger enjoy free admission.

Sample The Judy Chops' music here.

BUY TICKETS HERE.

Catch the last concert in the series on August 29 with Erin & The Wildfire!

 

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Mojo Pie at Albemarle CiderWorks
Mojo Pie at Albemarle CiderWorks

Join Mojo Pie, also known as local songwriters Susan Munson and Frank Bechter, for an afternoon of live and local music.

MoJoPie was created when Susan Munson invited Frank Bechter to a songwriters workshop, and they've been bringing harmonies to wineries, restaurants and events in Central Virginia ever since. Happy to be returning to Albemarle Ciderworks, both have been featured artists in Charlottesville's First Night Virginia and Jason Burke's Six-Pack Songwriter Series, and they make up 2/3 of the acoustic trio Oh Wow Boy. Susan also rocks many a stage with Alligator, Jeebus, and Mama Tried, as does Frank with Das Homage, The Good Guys, and Her Checkered Past.

3-5 pm, no cover charge.  Cider and light fare available for purchase.

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm