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Live Music in the Orchard: John Kelly
Live Music in the Orchard: John Kelly

Come sip some cider and enjoy Live music.

John Kelly is a Charlottesville-based singer songwriter with more than two decades of solo acoustic performing experience. He began his music career in his native Connecticut and played regularly there and in New York City before moving to Charlottesville, Virginia, Now a regular on the Central Virginia singer songwriter circuit, John has become known for his soulful voice and insightful original songs. In late 2019, he will release a new album, “In Between,” produced by Rusty Speidel and featuring a set of ten songs that cover a range of topics, from the complexities of the world we live in today to family and romantic love and more. “In Between” was engineered and mixed by James McLaughlin at Mountainview in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Friend Speed Dating: For Women
Friend Speed Dating: For Women

Come expand your social circle (and maybe meet a new bff)!

This is a platonic version of speed-dating, where the only goal is to meet friends. All who are 21+ & identify as women are welcome to this inclusive experience! During this event, participants will rotate through a series of 4 minute conversations. Afterwards, there will be time to mingle and socialize with your new connections.

When: Friday, June 7th, 2024

6 - 6:30pm: Doors open! Come grab a drink, make a friendship bracelet, and meet & greet
6:30: Event begins promptly at 6:30
After the event: Mingle with your new connections! Hangout by the fire pits (weather permitting)

Tickets $20 & include a drink. Group size is limited to 20 seats, and tickets must be bought in advance.

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
 
29 South Sangria Ramble 2024
29 South Sangria Ramble 2024

Route 29 South wineries and cideries present our 2024 Sangria Ramble: 5th annual!

7 wineries and cideries are participating this year, each offering a fresh exciting Sangria and a unique experience to be won. All guests have a chance to win Fantastic on site experience. Take a selfie at each of the participating venues over the course of the two weekends, tag the venue or put us in your story then sit back and enjoy your drink.

Visit each location for details and offerings.

Competition dates are the:

8th & 9th of June 2024

13th & 14th of July 2024.

Participating wineries and cideries are:

Albemarle CiderWorks
2545 Rural Ridge Lane
North Garden, Virginia 22959
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Mountain & Vine Vineyards & Winery
500 Delfosse Winery Lane
Faber, Virginia 22938
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Loving Cup Vineyard & Winery
3340 Sutherland Road
North Garden, VA 22959
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Lovingston Winery
885 Freshwater Cove Lane
Lovingston, Virginia 22949
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Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
5022 Plank Rd
North Garden, Virginia 22959
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Potter's Craft Cider
1350 Arrowhead Valley Road
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

 

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Live Music in the Orchard: Sue Harlow
Live Music in the Orchard: Sue Harlow

Grab a glass and join us for live music by Sue Harlow!

Sue Harlow is an Americana-Folk Singer/Songwriter whose haunting vocals delve into the depths of what makes people real. A thread of emotion runs through Sue's music and binds together life's moments. Sue's songs cut down to the bone and take you on a journey of human heartache and heartbreak to hope and healing to joy and love. It makes you feel something, a brief glimpse of what lies in all of us that carry us through what we call living and this fragile thing we call life.

  • 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 set up in the Orchard Room during inclement weather and the winter season

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
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29 South Sangria Ramble 2024
29 South Sangria Ramble 2024

Route 29 South wineries and cideries present our 2024 Sangria Ramble: 5th annual!

7 wineries and cideries are participating this year, each offering a fresh exciting Sangria and a unique experience to be won. All guests have a chance to win Fantastic on site experience. Take a selfie at each of the participating venues over the course of the two weekends, tag the venue or put us in your story then sit back and enjoy your drink.

Visit each location for details and offerings.

Competition dates are the:

8th & 9th of June 2024

13th & 14th of July 2024.

Participating wineries and cideries are:

Albemarle CiderWorks
2545 Rural Ridge Lane
North Garden, Virginia 22959
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Mountain & Vine Vineyards & Winery
500 Delfosse Winery Lane
Faber, Virginia 22938
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Loving Cup Vineyard & Winery
3340 Sutherland Road
North Garden, VA 22959
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Lovingston Winery
885 Freshwater Cove Lane
Lovingston, Virginia 22949
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Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
5022 Plank Rd
North Garden, Virginia 22959
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Potter's Craft Cider
1350 Arrowhead Valley Road
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

 

11:00 am to 5:00 pm
 
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

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Music in the Orchard: Bomar & Ritter
Music in the Orchard: Bomar & Ritter

Spend an afternoon at Albemarle CiderWorks with folk duo Bomar and Ritter.

Mary Bomar and Bob Ritter met in 1989 in Nashville, Tennessee and since then have been performing their brand of contemporary folk /pop music. Combining a list of strong originals and cover tunes, they have become known for their special blend of vocal harmony, intricate guitar arrangements and easygoing stage manner.

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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
 
 
Solstice Bonfire
Solstice Bonfire

There's something so dreamy and ethereal about the Summer Solstice. It's the longest day of the year (for us here in the Northern Hemisphere), idyllic timing for a dusk bonfire with live music, friends and food. Come out the orchard for this free, after-hours event on Friday, June 21st from 7-9 to welcome in Summer.

  • Her Checkered Trio will be playing folk music live on the lawn all evening (you may have heard them before at the CiderWorks as "Her Checkered Past", but they become the Trio with addition of drum-player/ friend Forrest)
  • Local food truck Arepas on Wheels will be on site offering their amazing Venezuelan options
  • blooms4good "a squad a do-gooders" who grow flowers to raise funds for charitable organizations in the area will be selling blooms (all proceeds from their sales going to Cville's organization "International Neighbors" and Culpeper's shelter "SAFE")
  • A bonfire will burn all evening. Roast marshmallows or burn an intention for the second half of the year
  • InCider members can pick up their Summer Shipment at the Bonfire! We'll be pouring something special for members of the club

We can't wait to welcome in the second-half of the year with our community! Email effie@albemarleciderworks.com with questions

*This event is the day after the true Solstice date, but we're celebrating all the same. Fridays just are better for bonfires*

 

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
 
Live Music in the Orchard: Jon Spear
Live Music in the Orchard: Jon Spear

Grab a glass and join us for live music by Jon Spear!

Jon Spear is an award-winning singer/songwriter who uses his formidable guitar, harmonica and vocal skills to perform a variety of songs in the blues, folk, and classic rock genres along with, of course, original songs. In 2019 he partnered with Dara James to compete in the prestigious 35th International Blues Challenge in Memphis where they were semi-finalists.

  • 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
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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!

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Live Music in the Orchard: Bill Collins
Live Music in the Orchard: Bill Collins Bring your folks, meet some folks, enjoy some folk music & sip some cider. Will Collins - "Alive and Pickin"Folk, Americana, Bluegrass and Originals from the Foothills of the Blueridge Mountains.
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Live Music in the Orchard: Crozet Jam Band
Live Music in the Orchard: Crozet Jam Band

Come join us for live music in the Orchard room.

The Crozet Jam Band is a group of seven friends who play popular tunes around the Charlottesville area.

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Live Music in the Orchard: Madeleine & Jeff
Live Music in the Orchard: Madeleine & Jeff

Come sip some cider and enjoy this dynamic duo.

Based out of Nashville, whether it is pop, rock or country, Jeff is extremely versatile when it comes to songwriting and production, sought out by Madeleine an indie/rock artist, Jeff’s relentless pursuit for perfection and tireless work ethic have culminated in a performance you are sure to enjoy.

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm