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Saturday, December 16th, 2017 08:00 PM (18 days, Dec 16 to Dec 30)

White Christmas Dec 16

Barter Theatre / White Christmas

Based upon the Paramount Pictures Film Written for the Screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank Music and Lyrics by IRVING BERLIN Book by DAVID IVES and PAUL BLAKE Original Stage Production by WALTER BOBBIE Orchestrations by Larry Blank Vocal and Dance Arrangement by Bruce Pomahac A timeless tale of joy and goodwill filled with Irving Berlin’s call songs, topped off with glorious dancing and lots of snow makes this a show a holiday classic for all audiences! Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” is the story of Bob and Phil, two showbiz buddies putting on a production in a... Continue
Running 18 days from December 16th to December 30th.

Sunday, December 17th, 2017 07:00 PM (6 days, Dec 17 to Dec 21)

Rudolph Dec 17

Barter Theatre / Rudolph

A musical by Catherine Bush with music by Dax Dupuy Rudolph is different from the other reindeer. He’s not very good at sports, and everyone makes fun of his big, red shiny nose. Then one Christmas Eve a giant blizzard hits the North Pole and Santa is unable to navigate. Rudolph and his nose come to the rescue, lighting the way to Christmas, and everyone discovers that being different can be the greatest gift of all. Download study guide. Cast & Credits Cast Prancer: Sarah Van Deusen ?Comet: Garrett T. Houston Dasher: Rusty Allen Blitzen: Zoë Velling Santa Claus: Shaan... Continue
Running 6 days from December 17th to December 21st.

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 04:00 PM

The Kind Thieves At Wolf Hills Brewing Dec 23

Wolf Hills Brewing / The Kind Thieves At Wolf Hills Brewing

Beckley, WV's The Kind Thieves make their Abingdon, VA debut at Wolf Hills Brewing on Saturday, December 23rd! -- The Kind Thieves - Psychedelic/Jam/Americana (https://thekindthieves.bandcamp.com/) Bio: A group of 8 from the heart of Appalachia, The Kind Thieves are unique in the way that they are a chameleon of a musical experience. Transitioning from a bluegrass wildfire to a psychedelic experience, you never know what to expect. Many members being multi-instrumentalists, the style stays switching up and the jams stay fresh for your listening pleasure! With John Colby Elswick dancing between the electric guitar & Mandolin, Drew Shinhearts slappin’ the bass, Annie Starshine slidin’ around... Continue

Sunday, December 31st, 2017 06:00 PM

New Year’s Eve With Annabelle’s Curse, Virginia Ground, And Fritz & Co. Dec 31

Wolf Hills Brewing / New Year’s Eve With Annabelle’s Curse, Virginia Ground, And Fritz & Co.

This is our first New Year's Eve show and we are beyond excited to be sharing it with you. Virginia Ground and Fritz and Co. will be joining us and they are both fantastic bands. We have decided to cap the show to keep it from being uncomfortable. It's going to be a show to remember y'all so grab your tickets now! General Admission - Pre-sale: $15/Day of Show: $20 - Entrance to the show and commemorative pint glass. VIP - Pre-sale only: $50 Entrance to the show, commemorative pint glass, VIP upstairs with separate beer taps and a separate... Continue

Friday, January 5th, 2018 06:00 PM

January Jams Presents Amythyst Kiah & Her Chest Of Glass Jan 5th Jan 05

Barter Theatre / January Jams Presents Amythyst Kiah & Her Chest Of Glass Jan 5th

For Fans of: Sister Rosetta Tharp, Dolly Parton, Adele, Carter Family, Indigo Girls with Special Guests: Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes A professed Southern Gothic, alt-country blues singer/songwriter based in Johnson City, TN, Amythyst Kiah’s commanding stage presence is only matched by her raw and powerful vocals—a deeply moving, hypnotic sound that stirs echoes of a distant and restless past. Accoutered interchangeably with banjo, acoustic guitar, or a full band (Her Chest of Glass), Amythyst’s toolbox is augmented by her scholarship of African-American roots music. Her eclectic influences span decades, drawing heavily on old time music (Mississippi Sheiks, Son House, Jimmie Rodgers,... Continue

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 06:00 PM

January Jams Presents Lillie Mae Jan 6th Abingdon VA Jan 06

Barter Theatre / January Jams Presents Lillie Mae Jan 6th Abingdon VA

For Fans of: Lucinda Williams, Son Volt, Allison Kraus, Jack White Lillie Mae has been singing and playing on stages across the country since she could stand on her own two feet. FOREVER AND THEN SOME, her much anticipated Third Man Records debut, sees the Nashville-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist weaving her own extraordinary experiences with the myriad strains of Americana to create a breathtaking song cycle of romance and struggle, solitude and adventure. Songs like “Wash Me Clean” and the plaintive first single, “Over The Hill and Through The Woods,” stand out as snapshots of intimacies, encounters, and moments that matter,... Continue

Friday, January 12th, 2018 06:00 PM

January Jams Presents John Paul White With Sam Lewis Abingdon VA Jan 12

Abingdon Music Experience / January Jams Presents John Paul White With Sam Lewis Abingdon VA

For Fans of: Civil Wars, Sara Watkins, Andrew Combs, Gregory Alan Isakov with Special Guest: Sam Lewis Beulah. It’s a small, complicated word with a tangle of meanings. It’s the title of John Paul White’s new album, his first in nearly a decade, a remarkably and assuredly diverse collection spanning plaintive folk balladry, swampy southern rock, lonesome campfire songs, and dark acoustic pop. Gothic and ambitious, with a rustic, lived-in sound, it’s a meditation on love curdling into its opposite, on recrimination defining relationships, on hope finally filtering through doubt. Beulah is also a White family nickname. “It’s a term of endearment around our... Continue

Saturday, January 13th, 2018 06:00 PM

January Jams Presents John Moreland Jan 13th In Abingdon VA Jan 13

Barter Theatre / January Jams Presents John Moreland Jan 13th In Abingdon VA

For Fans of: Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Josh Ritter, Ryan Adams The replay of John Moreland’s network television debut is…glorious and affirming and a sucker punch. He is announced by Stephen Colbert, lights dissolve, and the camera slowly focuses on the person midway across the unadorned stage, revealing him beneath muted blue lights. He is a big man. Seated, alone, cradling his acoustic guitar. He looks like nobody who is famous. Then he begins to sing, to caress the song “Break My Heart Sweetly,” and all that remains is to whisper, “Oh, my god.” In Colbert’s studio everybody stood, like they were in church. Big Bad Luv... Continue

Friday, January 19th, 2018 06:00 PM

January Jams Presents David Grisman & John Sebastian Jan 19th Jan 19

Barter Theatre / January Jams Presents David Grisman & John Sebastian Jan 19th

For Fans of: Bill Monroe, Grateful Dead, Del McCoury, Infamous Stringdusters, Lovin’ Spoonful For nearly half a century, mandolinist / composer / bandleader / producer David Grisman has been a guiding force in the evolving world of acoustic music. His musical range is wide and deep, embracing many styles, genres and traditions. An acoustic pioneer and innovator, David forged a unique personal artistic path, skillfully combining elements of the great American music/art forms of jazz and bluegrass with many international flavors and sensibilities to create his own distinctive idiom of "Dawg" music (the nickname given him by Jerry Garcia.) In doing so,... Continue

Saturday, January 20th, 2018 06:00 PM

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen W/ Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley Jan 20 Jan 20

Barter Theatre / Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen W/ Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley Jan 20

For Fans of: Del McCoury, Ricky Skaggs, Blue Highway, Mountain Heart, David Grisman With chops so hot, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen were named IBMA’s 2016 Instrumental Group of the Year for the second time, with a third nomination in 2017. Their critically acclaimed album Cold Spell earned a 2015 GRAMMY nomination for Best Bluegrass Album of the Year, yet the accolades don’t end there. Solivan, with banjoist Mike Munford, 2013 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year, award-winning guitarist Chris Luquette and bassist Jeremy Middleton, simmer a progressive bluegrass stew of infinite instrumental, vocal and songwriting skills soon to be featured once... Continue

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