An Evening with Frederick Douglass

presented by African American Cultural Center

March 29, 2019

Friday at 7pm

As we commemorate 400 years when the first Africans were brought to North America in 1619, this living history reenactment, continues to connect Douglass’ remarkable legacy with the history of the African diaspora and future aspirations of African Americans in the USA.

Poet and Author, Nathan Richardson, captures completely the physical and spiritual essence of writer, orator, and abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

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The Mountain King

By Michael Allen Aguirre

March 29, 2019 to March 31, 2019

Friday and Saturday at 8pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2pm

By Michael Allen Aguirre

Set in the Athletic Director’s office of a prestigious Division One athletic department, truths are revealed when a scandal emerges involving the University’s football Coach and a player.  However, as accusations fly, the characters learn that the scandal is not the typical sex scandal they initially guessed it would be, but rather a ruthless and violent fight for survival in the modern world.

This production contains graphic language and explicit content.

This will be a Studio Reading; the actors will have script in hand, there will be some scenic elements and projections, minimal costumes, and theatrical lighting.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

 

The Queen’s Cartoonists

Playing Music from Classic Cartoons

March 30, 2019

Saturday at 2pm & 8pm

The Queen’s Cartoonists are a group of musicians from New York City that play music from cartoons. Their concerts include virtuosic performances, projections of cartoons with note-for-note live score recreation, multi-instrumental mayhem, and comedy.

TQC’s concert repertoire features music from the Golden Age of animation, cult cartoon classics, modern animation, and other unusual sources that will leave audiences surprised! Featured composers include Raymond Scott, Carl Stalling, John Kirby, Danny Elfman, Alf Clausen, John Williams, and adaptations from the classical repertoire.

Tying this diverse and challenging concert together are stories and anecdotes involving the cartoons and their composers. The band is on a musical mission of equal parts education, preservation, and performance.

Since their inception in 2015, The Queen’s Cartoonists have brought their unique sound to performing arts centers in over 20 states, and have even opened for the New York Philharmonic. The 6 members, all currently living in Queens, New York, are world-class professional musicians. The band has been featured in over 20 publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, and on NPR.

2019 Sports Hall of Fame Induction

Presented by Virginia Sports Hall of Fame

April 06, 2019

Saturday at 7pm

The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame will officially welcome the Class of 2019, as 8 new members will be inducted, Saturday April 6 at 7 p.m. at Zeiders American Dream Theater. Join the Hall of Fame and past inductees as we celebrate these deserving honorees;

  • Ruben Brown, 3-time All-American, and 9-time NFL Pro Bowler
  • Jeff Burton, 22-time winner in NASCAR
  • Wendy Larry, Old Dominion University Women’s Basketball record setting head coach
  • Mark Lenzi, Olympic diving gold-medalist
  • Heath Miller, All-American at UVA, and 2-time Super Bowl Champion with the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • William “Buster” O’Brien, University of Richmond record setting quarterback
  • Debbie White, first female sportswriter in Virginia, ODU Athletics Administrator
  • Tom Yeager, served 31 years as the Commissioner of the Colonial Athletic Conference

Tickets are $50.00 each for this celebratory event.  More information regarding Induction weekend festivities, VIP ticket packages, and sponsorship/advertising opportunities can be found at the Hall of Fame’s website, www.VaSportsHOF.com

Please join us as we celebrate athletic excellence in the Commonwealth! (doors open at 6 p.m.)

Thank you to our sponsors for 2019 Induction Weekend; presenting sponsor, Priority Automotive Group, Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau, Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development, Optima Health, Whiteclaw Hard Seltzer, Riesbeck Contracting, WF Magann Corp, AdImpact Marketing, WAVY TV 10 and FOX 43, Jpixx Photography, and the Virginia Beach Hotel Association.

Ted Yoder

presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

April 06, 2019

Saturday at 7:30pm

Ted Yoder’s hammered dulcimer cover of Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” became one of the most-watched Facebook Live posts in 2016 when the song received more than 101 million views from music fans around the world. It’s no wonder the video went viral; when a barefooted Yoder performed the hit on his hammered dulcimer in his Indiana family’s backyard with his wife, kids, and a pet raccoon named Gidget in the audience, he immediately became an internet sensation known as the lovable “Dulcimer Dad.”

What’s most remarkable about Yoder (besides the magic he brings to the mallets) is how his career has flourished at a time when the traditional corporate music industry is in decline. With his wife Donna, Yoder has created a family culture of creativity and teamwork that puts his music making at the center of its activities. From website and social media to music distribution and touring, Yoder’s family has helped him build an authentic life as a working musician and a blueprint for the lives of young musicians who want to learn what it means to play an instrument for a living in the second millennium.

Presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

NO DISCOUNTS OR COUPONS ARE VALID FOR THIS SHOW

Woke Up In My Clothes Again This Morning

The Music and Lyrics of Sting

April 12, 2019 to April 19, 2019

Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm

Co-conceived by Bart Kuebler (Musical Director) and Lindsay Eure (Director)

Performances are April 12 -13 & April 18-19 at 7:30pm

This deliciously dark production is back for a second incarnation at The Z. Set in a 19th century lunatic asylum, a cast of “mentally deranged” characters lend new interpretation to the music and lyrics of Sting as depicted through the foggy lens of psychotropic drugs, “therapies” and imprisonment.

Ladies of Laughter

FUNNY & FABULOUS TOUR

April 13, 2019

Saturday at 8pm

Since 1999, Ladies of Laughter has established itself as THE SOURCE for funny women and has jump-started the careers of countless women in comedy, including Tammy Pescatelli, Melissa Rauch (Big Bang Theory) and Amy Schumer.  The Ladies of Laughter Funny & Fabulous Tour includes past winners and the best talent  from its national competition.  Past events have been produced at major theaters, casinos and even Madison Square Garden.

Featuring:

Leighann Lord Smart, sexy, savvy, and funny, Leighann Lord’s “heads up humor” is stand-up comedy at it’s finest. Inspired by the brilliance of George Carlin, the smooth jazz style of Franklyn Ajaye, and the elegance of Rita Rudner, Leighann has crafted her own unique brand of Thinking Cap Comedy. It’s no wonder she received the NYC Black Comedy Award for “The Most Thought Provoking Black Female Comic.” And for two consecutive years, Leighann was Harlem Week’s official comedian. (The only other comedian in Harlem Week’s history to earn that distinction was Richard Pryor.)

Missy Grynkiewicz Hall is the Queen of Happy Things! She loves to laugh, believes pants are optional and thinks the world would be better place if dogs were in charge. She is the 2013 winner of the Laugh Out Loud Competition, has worked as a warm-up comic for Harry Connick, Jr and her freshman comedy CD, “Miss Representation” was a first round Grammy nominee in 2012 for funniest comedy album. A seasoned actress/singer, Missy was recently featured in “Road Spill” on TruTV and in the feature film “Days of Power” with Eric Roberts released in 2018. Missy was also a finalist in the professional category of the 2018 Ladies Out Loud competition and a finalist at the 2018 Big Sky Comedy Festival.

Erin Maguire is a broad, a dame, a good time gal. In addition to being a stand-out in the 2018 Ladies of Laughter competition, she’s an emcee, an actor, a writer and a ginger with basic bitch tendencies. A Boston babe originally, she now calls NYC her home base, appearing at clubs in the city and beyond. She sees the world through a warped kaleidoscope and wants to take you along for the ride.

 

Charity Spree at The Z with Plan B Comedy

presented with Rotary Club of Town Center Virginia Beach

April 14, 2019

Sunday at 6pm

Plan B Comedy returns to the Z with their monthly sketch comedy show. We love these guys and you will too. Come check out their unique brand of quick, smart, fun comedy.

VIP tickets -$50 includes all Rotary activities, auction, food, 2 drinks, and a Plan B Comedy Show ticket

Plan B Comedy Show only-$20 Advance (online or at the box office) and $25 at the door (goes into effect 1 hr. before the event starts at 3:45pm)

Rotary Club activities begin at 3:45pm and include catered heavy hors d’oeuvres, two drink tickets, bidding on exciting silent, live and jewelry auctions, novelty games and a photo booth!

Plan B Comedy show starts at 6pm in the Main Stage for all ticket holders. 

Presented in partnership with 

Soul Street Dance Company

Hip Hop with a Sense of Humor

April 20, 2019

Saturday at 11am and 3pm

Soul Street concerts consist of high-energy movement that will keep you at the edge of your seat. The music is an eclectic mix ranging from hip-hop to classical. It’s a show that will make you laugh and keep audiences of all ages entertained.

Houston based Soul Street Dance is one of the most dynamic premier dance companies in existence. Their technical and artistic skills, stage presence and wit allow them to push the performance envelope to an amazing standard of excellence.

Maurice Dickson

presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

April 20, 2019

Saturday at 7:30pm

You could be forgiven for asking yourself: “Now where have I seen that face before?” Truth is, if you have been floating around Europe for the past 15 years or so, you might well have seen Maurice Dickson, if it was Monday, it must have been Germany …or was it Spain, Portugal, Holland, Belgium, France, North Africa …or the Canary Islands. As they say in Scotland, a stone’s throw from Maurice’s native Northern Ireland, he has “earned his spurs.” The long journey began in 1975 when he started playing, singing and writing. A year later, aged 16 he put together his first band, which belted out his own material and cover versions of the day until 1979 when he traded his engineer’s overalls for the insecurity of a life on the road. Setting off with a guitar, a sleeping bag and £75, he spent four-and-a-half years slogging it round Europe and North Africa, learning the tricks that only that kind of experience can give an artist – how to judge an audience, how to hook it, how to play it, how to reel it in and put it in the bag.

Presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

NO DISCOUNTS OR COUPONS ARE VALID FOR THIS SHOW

XQ Super School Live

XQ SUPER SCHOOL LIVE

April 25, 2019

Thursday at 7:30pm

A night of high school drama — full of stories, selfie confessionals, viral gratitude, and multi-media adventures that celebrate the everyday heroes transforming America’s high schools.

All proceeds from ticket sales benefit local non-profit organizations. Tickets are non-refundable for this event.

EmiSunshine

LIVE AT THE Z

April 27, 2019

Saturday at 8pm

The exceptional talents of critically-acclaimed teen music prodigy, EMISUNSHINE have captured the nation’s attention. The singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist has been hailed by outlets such as No Depression,Billboardand Rolling Stone:Sounds like the spunky, intense little sister to artistsIris DeMent, Natalie Maines, NanciGriffith and Janis Joplin. 

EmiSunshine has already graced some of the most-prestigious stages–from the “Today Show,” to the Grand Ole Opry (over a dozen times) and most recently, “Little Big Shots starring Steve Harvey” last April.  Additionally, EmiSunshine stars in and performs three songs in her latest film appearance on “The King,” alongside such celebrities as Roseanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Ethan Hawke, Alec Baldwin and more. The film featured at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and premiered at Cannes Film Festival, where Emi performed.    

A well-crafted storyteller, Emi’s music has been described as an “old-timey,” unique blend of roots music that is equal parts Americana, Bluegrass, Gospel, and Country, with a sprinkle of Blues. 

 “A very talented young lady, …EmiSunshine is taking the nation by storm, and if you ever get the chance to see them, by all means…you must.”—No Depression

VIP Premium Seating- $75 includes show ticket, CD, autographed laminate and photo with EmiSunshine!

Only 35 VIP Premium Seats available. 

Plan B Comedy

An Improv Show!

April 27, 2019

Saturday at 9pm

Plan B Comedy brings their unique energy and fun to The Z for an improv show! It’s all made up on the spot based on suggestions from you, the audience. We literally can’t do it without you!

$15 online

$18 at the door

*Door Price goes into effect 1 hour before show starts. 

Wild West!

presented by Children's Theatre of Hampton Roads

April 27, 2019

Saturday at 11am

Written and Directed by Jessica Brooke Pinsky

Many years ago, in the not-too-distant past, in a world almost exactly like our own, something else roams the land. Something rough. Something tough. Something rootin’ tootin’, cattle drivin’, yee-hawin’, and ready to bust some bucking broncos. Something… kind of smelly.

Greetings, fellow science fanatics! Welcome to SciTech Industries. Step into our lab and join us for an experiment or two! Worried about explosions? Don’t be! We’ve taken every precaution to ensure our students have a safe and educational experience. In case of emergencies that say, teleport one of us back to the Old West, we’ll just rebuild our time machine and get them back to the present lickety-split! A little bit of frontier frolicking never hurt a fly… we think! Of course, the last time our scientists traveled through time there were a few- minor- glitches… but, nothing to worry about! After all, surely they’ve worked out all the kinks by now. How many times can time travel go wrong?

Come along, little doggies, and join your favorite scientists for another unforgettable adventure through time and space: “Wild West!”, the final installment in CTHR’s Trilogy! series. For buckaroos of all ages (best enjoyed by cowpokes 4 and up).

Presented by Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads

Hear This Middle School Poetry Slam

Teens With A Purpose and Hampton Roads Youth Poets

April 28, 2019

Sunday 1-4pm

Young writers, poets, rappers! Tell your truth through spoken word poetry.

Slam Fest has become a much anticipated experience, a festival that blends competitive performance poetry written tradition with lyricism, positive music and stage acumen in a way that profoundly affects and entertains youth and audiences of all kinds.  Here young poets fearlessly tell their stories, in their own words to be shared with their generation and the community at-large. They meet students from different cities and with different background who come together to share their mutual love for the art form – spoken word POETRY.

Presented by Teens With A Purpose and Hampton Roads Youth Poets

Register to Attend or Compete below

Sammy Miller and The Congregation

Live at the Z

May 03, 2019

Friday at 8pm

Sammy Miller and The Congregation are on a mission to put the generosity back into jazz and bring art back to the people.

We play joyful jazz — music that feels good. It is a style that entertains, enriches, but most of all uplifts.

A native of Los Angeles, Grammy®-nominated drummer Sammy Miller has become known for his unique maturity and relentless focus on making music that feels good as a drummer, singer and bandleader. Upon completing his Master’s at The Juilliard School, Sammy formed his ensemble, The Congregation. As a band, they are focused on sharing the power of community through their music — joyful jazz.

Ars Nova selected The Congregation for the ‘Makers Lab’ in 2017 to produce their original theater jazz show, “Great Awakening.” While independently the band members have performed and recorded with notable artists including Wynton Marsalis, Iron and Wine, and Jason Mraz at venues including the White House, Lincoln Center and the Hollywood Bowl, they have opted to stick together to spread joy throughout the world.

Reduced Shakespeare Company

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]

May 07, 2019 to May 12, 2019

Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Saturday and Sunday at 3pm

The “bad boys of abridgement” return! Longtime Festival favorites, Reduced Shakespeare Company is a three-man comedy troupe that takes long, serious subjects and reduces them to short, sharp comedies. In this 2019 engagement, these madmen in tights bring back their original hit, an irreverent, fast-paced romp through all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in 97 maniacal minutes. “A madcap condensation that features non-stop laughs. Done at a whirlwind pace and with great delight, they are sure to win over even the most skeptical. And there is no doubt that William Shakespeare himself…would approve” (Variety).

“Rollicking, fast-moving and hilarious!”
-The Guardian, London

“If you like Shakespeare, you’ll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show!”
-The Today Show

Co-presented with Virginia Arts Festival

PLEASE NOTE: FLEX PASSES AND OTHER DISCOUNTS CANNOT BE USED FOR THIS PRODUCTION

Theo Croker Quintet

presented by Virginia Arts Festival

May 09, 2019

Thursday at 7:30pm

“Croker boasts a beautiful legato tone, and his ability to make many phrases sound as one fluid thought is the sign of a truly masterful musician. The variety of timbres that Croker coaxed from his instrument was kaleidoscopic: rounded, flutter low notes; otherworldly cries in the upper register; muted drones with strange, deep overtones; searing, non-tonal sounds. All required a rare mix of control and innovation … that one only achieves through serious study and countless hours of exploration.”
-Rochester City Newspaper

This young trumpeter, singer, and bandleader has deep roots in jazz and the vision to see beyond the art form. The grandson of jazz trumpet legend Doc Cheatham, Croker has earned the attention of top musicians including Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove and many more; and legendary vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater produced his most recent recording, Escape Velocity, a sprawling, genre-bending journey through bop, soul, funk, R&B, and beyond. In addition to his love for jazz, he writes and produces hip-hop, rap, film scores, and contemporary classical, among other forms. Hear this groundbreaking artist in his Virginia Arts Festival debut!

Co-presented with Virginia Arts Festival

PLEASE NOTE: FLEX PASSES AND OTHER DISCOUNTS CANNOT BE USED FOR THIS PRODUCTION

Plan B Comedy

An Improv Show!

May 11, 2019

Saturday at 9pm

Plan B Comedy brings their unique energy and fun to The Z for an improv show! It’s all made up on the spot based on suggestions from you, the audience. We literally can’t do it without you!

$15 online

$18 at the door

*Door Price goes into effect 1 hour before show starts. 

Changing the Game

Presented by Virginia Sports Hall of Fame

May 15, 2019

Wednesday at 7pm

The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame, and the Coastal Virginia chapter of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) invite you to attend Changing the Game; a discussion on Mental Health and Sports.

Mental illness knows no boundaries, and those in the sporting world are not immune. Many high profile athletes have publicly discussed their personal struggles with mental health. The Hall of Fame and NAMI want to continue to decrease the stigma associated with mental illness.

As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, Changing the Game will provide first hand stories of struggle and strength, clinical perspective on how sports organizations are addressing the issue, and what is being done on the legislative front to improve awareness and education. Attendees will hear from former athletes, current clinical professionals, and local and state legislators.

Much has been done in recent years to break down barriers, however the stigma still remains. Changing the Game is another step in the process of fostering a conversation on mental health, and providing an educational resource to the public to better understand this complex issue.

Changing the Game is part of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame’s 2019 Program and Events Series, presented by Priority Automotive Group, The Priority Toyota Charity Bowl, and Priorities for Change. Additional partners include Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau, Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development,  Optima Health, White Claw Hard Seltzer, Riesbeck Contracting, W.F. Magann Corporation, AdImpact Marketing, and the Ping Pong for Charity Foundation.

About the Speakers

Eugene Holloman – Author of, The Athlete-Student, and former James Madison University running back

Aaron Rouse – Current Virginia Beach City Councilman, former Virginia Tech and NFL defensive back

Delegate Cheryl Turpin – Representing the 85th District from Virginia Beach in the Virginia General Assembly, and advocate for state mental health initiatives

Dr. Gary Bennett – Assistant Athletic Director and Licensed Clinical and Sports Psychologist, Virginia Tech Athletics. Virginia Tech was one of the first NCAA programs to support a position devoted specifically to sports psychology.

Dr. Scott Sautter – Board Certified Neuropsychologist. Norfolk Admirals Team Doctor. Concussion consultant for the College of William and Mary and Virginia Wesleyan University Athletics Departments. Chairman of the Board, Ping Pong for Charity Foundation, which supports brain health and mental fitness.

Dr. Melissa Tamburo – Director of Employee Assistance Program for Optima Health. Dr. Tamburo has a broad range of expertise including conducting quality analyses, demonstrating outcomes, network development, and providing clinical services to individuals and groups.

Tickets:  $10 for adults. $5 for 18 and under

Chasing Mother Goose

presented by Children's Theatre of Hampton Roads

May 18, 2019

Saturday at 11am

Written by Jessica Brooke Pinsky, Directed by Scott Quirk

The venerable poet Mother Goose currently presides over a library that houses every piece of literature in existence. Day and night she does her best to keep order and ensure peace among the shelves. But even under her no-nonsense watch, the books have a tendency to get out of hand. On a seemingly quiet night, the mad Hatter from Wonderland shows up, and when a copy of Moby Dick is returned with pages missing, Captain Ahab also arrives – to wreak vengeance on the creature that took his leg!

Mother Goose and the Hatter have no choice but to comb the other books for Ahab’s missing pages and put him back together before the library opens in the morning, all the while fleeing the amnesic Ahab on his misguided mission! This hilariously creative play, rich with audience interaction, literary celebrities, and touching moments, will delight audiences of all ages.

This play is appropriate for audiences of all ages, best enjoyed by those four years and up

Presented by Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads

Ballets with a Twist

Cocktail Hour: The Show

May 18, 2019 to May 19, 2019

Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm

See the Mai Tai, Martini, Manhattan and more spring off the menu and onto the stage in this electrifying production from New York City. Cocktail Hour: The Show reinvents the glamour and excitement of classic entertainment with a 21st-century flair, capturing the timeless American spirit in a series of dazzling vignettes. This sparkling mix of original choreography, music and design is high-style fun for all ages to enjoy.

“Blasting the boundaries between high art and entertainment.” — The Huffington Post

“Inventive.” — ​The Wall Street Journal

“Sexy, brainy, and elegant.” — Dance Informa

Dennis Stroughmatt et l’Esprit Creole

presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

May 18, 2019

Saturday at 7:30pm

A Cajun Creole Honkytonk Party!

Creole Stomp has captured the ears and the feet of Louisiana music fans across North America. Led by French-speaking Creole fiddler and accordionist Dennis Stroughmatt, Creole Stomp keeps listeners enthralled and dancers moving on the floor with a rollicking mix of contemporary blues, swamp pop, and traditional Cajun and zydeco dance tunes.

Creole Stomp shows have become legendary for the heart and passion conveyed from the stage—music with emotion and energy that literally jumps from the band. In fact, over the years the band has become informally known as “The Grateful Dead of Creole Music,” for their well-oiled, dancer-driven, crowd-pleasing marathon jams and improvisation. Traditional Louisiana Cajun two-steps, reels, and waltzes sizzle in the stew along with Creole blues and mazurkas.

A favorite on the Cajun-zydeco dance circuit, the band has also become a celebrated fixture at venues around the United States, ranging from park concerts and theaters to folk and blues festivals. No matter the venue, wherever they come from, and wherever they go, Creole Stomp is a band that knows how to throw a Louisiana party!

Presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

NO DISCOUNTS OR COUPONS ARE VALID FOR THIS SHOW

Plan B Comedy: Legally Obligated

A Comedy Variety Show

May 25, 2019

Saturday at 9pm

Come see our very own resident comedy company deliver their unique brand of funny.  Plan B Comedy will be ready to rock the house with sketches, videos, improv games and who knows what else in their one of a kind Comedy Variety show!

$15 online

$18 at the door

*Door Price goes into effect 1 hour before show starts. 

Ranky Tanky

Gullah Music of the Carolina Coast

May 25, 2019

Saturday at 8pm

Ranky Tanky released their eponymous debut on Oct. 20th, 2017.  By December of that year, the group had been been profiled on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross and their album soared to the #1 position on the Billboard, I-Tunes, and Amazon Jazz Charts.    

“Gullah” comes from West African language and means “a people blessed by God.” “Ranky Tanky” translates loosely as “Work It,” or “Get Funky!” In this spirit this Charleston, SC based quintet performs timeless music of Gullah culture born in the southeastern Sea Island region of the United States. From playful game songs to ecstatic shouts, from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies, the musical roots of Charleston, SC are “rank” and fertile ground from which these contemporary artists are grateful to have grown. 

South Carolina natives Quentin Baxter, Kevin Hamilton, Charlton Singleton, and Clay Ross first came together in 1998, fresh out of University, to form a seminal Charleston jazz quartet. Now, united by years apart and a deeper understanding of home, these accomplished artists have come together again, joined by one of the low-country’s most celebrated vocalists Quiana Parler, to revive a “Heartland of American Music” born in their own backyards.

Zoe Speaks

presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

June 09, 2019

Sunday at 4:00pm

Zoe Speaks is a trio from the mountains of Kentucky with something to say, and a unique way of saying it. Mitch Barrett, Owen Reynolds, and Carla Gover are all respected musicians in their own rights on the Kentucky music scene, but their musical synergy when they play together prompts fans to use words like “magical” and “mighty”! Their music is rooted in the Appalachian sounds they grew up playing, but freely draws on a variety of rhythms and styles from smooth folk-pop to blues and calypso. (Think The Duhks or Tim O’Brien). In fact, they have more than an eclectic style in common with Tim O’Brien: collaboration with musician/producer Dirk Powell, with whom they recorded their most recent album Drop In The Bucket.

Known for both their originals and their unique spins on the mountain tunes that they cut their musical teeth on, their songs are socially conscious and spiritual, with themes ranging from the environment to family to addiction to interracial relationships, and populated by tricksters, angels, addicts, truck-stop waitresses, fools, mules, heroes, and werewolves. The band toured for a decade and appeared all over the United States before taking a hiatus to work on solo careers. Their fans were overjoyed to hear last year that they’d be reuniting, and their voices and songwriting chops are stronger than ever.

Presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

NO DISCOUNTS OR COUPONS ARE VALID FOR THIS SHOW

Darrell Scott

presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

June 16, 2019

Sunday at 4pm

Nationally Known Singer and Songwriter.

In His Own Words…

Vibration

blame it on the sound of putting my ear to the shoulder
of my dad’s 50’s gibson acoustic guitar when i was 4-
i heard the vibration in the wood in my ear on my face –
it wasn’t what i played – i couldn’t “play” (but, i could play)
and i was transported by the s o u n d
and how it made me feel – how it took my attention
and dropped it right into that magic box
– it vibrated ME – it was a perfectly private moment
  try it sometime

Presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

NO DISCOUNTS OR COUPONS ARE VALID FOR THIS SHOW

Plan B Comedy: Gets A Rock

A Comedy Variety Show

June 22, 2019

Saturday at 9pm

Come see our very own resident comedy company deliver their unique brand of funny.  Plan B Comedy will be ready to rock the house with sketches, videos, improv games and who knows what else in their one of a kind Comedy Variety show!

$15 online

$18 at the door

*Door Price goes into effect 1 hour before show starts. 

Bagels & Fraylox Klezmer Band

presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

July 28, 2019

Sunday at 4pm

The Bagels & Fraylox Klezmer Band is a favorite of klezmer fans throughout southeastern Virginia and of countless music lovers who never heard (or heard of) klezmer before encountering this “band with the strange name.” Two simple ingredients make Bagels & Fraylox irresistible: A repertoire of exciting party music from a Jewish tradition that has wide influences and universal appeal, and an infectious performance style full of energy and zest.

Klezmer is a lively mixture of wedding and party music of 19th century Eastern Europe with strains of Yiddish theater and American dance band music of the early 1900s. But it borrows freely from gypsy tunes, Middle Eastern music and other sources as diverse as American folk music and rock ‘n roll. All of those influences come out in Bagels & Fraylox concerts. A traditional wedding march from one hundred years ago in Russia or a schmaltzy tune from Yiddish theater – even Broadway’s “Fiddler on the Roof” – may lead into a rock-flavored Middle Eastern rave-up that has audience members dancing in the aisles.

The Williamsburg-based band performs often at community cultural events and coffeehouses as well as weddings, bar mitzvahs and other parties. The ensemble features two clarinets, tenor saxophone, accordion, bass, drums and other percussion.

The name “Bagels & Fraylox” is a play on bagels and lox, the bread-and-smoked-salmon delicacy that has a place of honor in Jewish cuisine. The name also plays with the Yiddish word “frailach,” which is a merry tune for a happy time, or the happy time itself.

Presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

NO DISCOUNTS OR COUPONS ARE VALID FOR THIS SHOW