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Live Music in the Orchard: LUA Project
Live Music in the Orchard: LUA Project

Enjoy live music by Lua Project!

Lua is a cultural pollinator, bridging musical styles from different continents and different centuries. They write about contemporary themes, about families, and people and work and loss, but draw on the musical traditions of their own families' past. The music is inspired by Mexican Son, Appalachian song forms, Jewish and Eastern European tonalities, baroque melodic ideas, and Scotch-Irish narrative storytelling approaches. They strive to create a repertoire that constitutes new traditional music that they will be able to pass down to their children to experience, transform, and pass on.Grab a glass and relax the weekend away in musical bliss!

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
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Live Music in the Orchard: The Queen City Porch Swingers
Live Music in the Orchard: The Queen City Porch Swingers

Sip cider and enjoy this duo.

 The sounds of New Orleans comes to central Virginia with The Queen City Porch Swingers. This duo brings the sounds of The Big Easy to life with lush tenor banjo, swinging bass, expressive trumpet and entrancing vocals. Come out and give a listen to some of your favorite old songs you forgot you loved.
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
 
 
 
 
Albemarle North Garden Art Benefit
Albemarle North Garden Art Benefit

Albemarle CiderWorks would like you to come for an elegant evening to benefit the SARA organization.

40% of ticket sales will go towards supporting the SARA organization along with three local artists: Benita Mayo, Lydia Dodson & Tori Cherry auctioning a piece of art they have donated. You will have the opportunity to view & purchase various pieces of Art throughout the evening, while engaging with the artists as they present their pieces. Hors d’ oeuvres will be served throughout the evening. The dress code is cocktail attire.

Tickets are $30 and may be purchased Here.

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
 
Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary- Meet and Greet
Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary- Meet and Greet Come and Meet the Animal Ambassadors. The Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary is a nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation organization serving Central Virginia. The Sanctuary cares for over 900 injured and orphaned native animals every year, a number that has been rising annually due to the impacts of climate change and urban expansion throughout Virginia. The organization also has a robust education program featuring their team of ten charming non-releasable education ambassador animals. With a gorgeous indoor facility, dozens of outdoor enclosures nestled across 20 quiet, wooded acres in Nelson County, and a team of 5 licensed wildlife rehabilitators on staff, the Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary is uniquely poised to provide recuperating wild animals with a natural and safe refuge to call home while they prepare for release back to the wild. 2024 marks the Sanctuary's 20th year serving Virginian wildlife. Visit rockfishwildlifesanctuary.org to learn more about how you can support RWS as it takes flight into the next 20 years!
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 
Live Music in the Orchard: C'ville Jazz Congregation
Live Music in the Orchard: C'ville Jazz Congregation

Join us for jazz & sip some cider.

The C'ville Jazz Congregation is a collective of local musicians that have been playing together since 2005. In their duo configuration you will hear your favorite jazz standards in a new light as they explore the unbound freedoms that only the intimate conversations held in this smaller setting can produce." Join them at Albemarle CiderWorks for an afternoon of great cider and jazz.

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
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live Music In The Orchard: Irish Music
live Music In The Orchard: Irish Music

Enjoy this energetic and eclectic Irish jam session every 2nd Sunday of the month. Patrick & Aaron Olwell and friends play their fine renditions of traditional tunes all afternoon.

  • Light bites and hard cider will be available for purchase by the glass, bottle, or flight.
  • Outside food is welcome; feel free to bring a picnic!
  • ABC laws prohibit the consumption of outside alcoholic beverages

*Musicians will setup in the Orchard Room during inclement weather

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
 
 
North Garden Trivia Night
North Garden Trivia Night

Every third Wednesday is Trivia Night at Albemarle Ciderworks. Come by and play with up to a six person team.

Starting at 6pm in the Orchard Room we host a night of fun, with a four-round trivia night.

All are welcome. Light bites, snacks, and cider will be available for purchase.

Doors Open from 5 pm. The quiz will begin promptly at 6 pm. Feel free to come early for a glass of cider.

Free Admission, with winnable prizes.

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
 
 
 
Live Music in the Orchard: Melissa Hansen
Live Music in the Orchard: Melissa Hansen

Come sip Cider and enjoy live music with Melissa Hansen.

Melissa Hansen's music is a blend of blues, pop, country and soul that comes from her own life experiences. Born and raised in Charlottesville, VA, her songs reflect years of musical experience and immersion.

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
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Silent Book Club
Silent Book Club

Sip cider and read in quiet camaraderie. No assigned reading, no obligations. Bring your own book of choice. This is a free social event hosted in our Orchard Room.

We are excited to be Charlottesville's second chapter of Silent Book Club, an international organization bringing bibliophiles together.

From the official website of Silent Book Club:

"At Silent Book Club, there's no assigned reading. All readers are welcome—ebooks, audiobooks, textbooks, comic books... it's BYOBook. Our events are free and support local businesses. Friends and strangers gather at a set time and location, order food or drinks, share what they're reading, and settle in for an hour of silent, sustained reading. At the end of the hour, attendees can socialize—or not! 

We started Silent Book Club because reading with friends enriches our lives and makes us happy. We love hearing about what people are reading (often in their other book clubs) and we think it's important to put down our phones and be social."

Schedule:
12:30 Arrive early to order food/ drinks/ chat
1-2pm Reading
2-3pm Mingle (or keep reading)

You can read about the experience in Cville Weekly's "Tried it in Cville Column" thanks to talented local journalist Kristie

We also have a Goodreads and a Facebook page for the group, if you'd like to connect!

 

12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Live Music in the Orchard: The Wavelength
Live Music in the Orchard: The Wavelength

Enjoy live music by The Wavelength!

The Wavelength is a consortium of Charlottesville's finest musicians. Led by vocalist/harmonica Waverly Milor, they perform vintage rock, blues, originals and more. The Wavelength is professional, passionate and is known for highly engaging shows!

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
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Live Music in the Orchard: ZUZU's Hot Jelly
Live Music in the Orchard: ZUZU's Hot Jelly

Join us for an afternoon of live music while you sip some cider!

Zuzu's plays a "hot and sweet mixture of tunes that still sound exciting 90 years after they were written", fueled by the Traditional Jazz of Buddy Bolden, King Oliver, and Louis Armstrong, has supplied stomps, viper blues, and struts, summoning the rich musical history performed by Susan rosen.  Add a swing dance or a romantic ballad, and you've got High-Octane Gilded-Age Madness!  ︎They’ll BLOW YOUR TOP - you don't want to miss it!

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
Open for Memorial Day
Open for Memorial Day We will be open 11am - 5pm on Memorial Day.
11:00 am to 5:00 pm