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Thursday, April 27th, 2017 02:00 PM (4 days, Apr 27 to Apr 30)

Uncanny Valley Apr 27

Barter Theatre / Uncanny Valley

By Thomas Gibbons A jaunt into the future where Claire, a neuroscientist, forms a relationship over time with Julian, a non-biological human. Explore the painful divide between creator and creation and the inherent unpredictability of consciousness as we redefine what it means to be human in the twenty-first century. Download study guide. Director's Notes Being Human “Accurately modeling and rendering the ocean is highly intense from a computational perspective – but it’s considerably harder to accurately portray an artificial simulation of the human face...." “Human faces contain a subtlety that’s incredibly difficult to capture. Consider the wide range of skin... Continue
Running 4 days from April 27th to April 30th.

Thursday, April 27th, 2017 10:30 AM (18 days, Apr 27 to May 13)

A Midsummer Night's Dream Apr 27

Barter Theatre / A Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakespeare Shakespeare’s most beloved comedy by Barter Theatre’s Resident Acting Company! On a midsummer’s night, four young lovers find themselves wrapped in the dream-like arms of an enchanted forest where sprites lurk and fairies rule. While a feuding Fairy King and Queen are at war, their paths are crossed by Bottom, Quince and their friends. Chief mischief-maker Puck is on-hand to ensure that the course of true love is anything but smooth, and games of fantasy, love and dreams ensue in Shakespeare’s amusing comedy. Download study guide. Director's Notes When I start work on a play, I’m always... Continue
Running 18 days from April 27th to May 13th.

Friday, April 28th, 2017 10:00 AM (20 days, Apr 28 to Jun 3)

Alexander And the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Apr 28

Barter Theatre / Alexander And the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

A musical with book and lyrics by Judith Viorst and music by Shelly Markham Last night, Alexander went to bed with gum in his mouth and now there’s gum in his hair. There’s no prize in his cereal, and there’s kissing on TV. Yuck! It’s enough to make any kid want to move to Australia. Judith Viorst has adapted her own famous children’s book into this hilarious musical you won’t want to miss! Download study guide. Cast & Credits Cast Alexander: James Hendley Mom / Mrs. Dickens: Brandy Drzymkowski ??Dad / Albert / Dr. Fields: Shaan Sharma Anthony / Paul:... Continue
Running 20 days from April 28th to June 3rd.

Saturday, April 29th, 2017 12:00 PM

Virginia Creeper Fest 2017 Apr 29

Abingdon Music Experience / Virginia Creeper Fest 2017

Meet us at the Trailhead in Abingdon to celebrate the award-winning Virginia Creeper Trail by checking out the multitude of outdoor recreation opportunities enjoyed along the trail by nature lovers of all ages. Get hands-on! Kids' field day activities, Yoga in the park, Tree identification along the trail, Scheduled bike rides, Scavenger Hunts, Disc dog exhibitions and clinics, Stand-Up Paddle Board demos, Outfitters, Food Trucks and Live Music throughout the day. More details at https://www.vacreeperfest.com/... Continue

Thursday, May 18th, 2017 07:00 PM

Polyrhythmics At Abingdon's Thursday Jams May 18

Abingdon Music Experience / Polyrhythmics At Abingdon's Thursday Jams

If You Like: TAUK, Pimps of Joytime, The New Mastersounds FREE Show! Creating vivid instrumental imagery with complex rhythms and a unique precision that redefines the term “funk” for 21st Century audiences, the 8-piece Polyrhythmics are proving to be one of Seattle’s finest exports. Founded from a collective desire to make classic vinyl recordings, Polyrhythmics have been a defining musical force and west coast institution for the better part of a decade. With four studio albums under their belt as well as a growing pile of limited-release 7-inch 45's, the boys are back at it in 2017 working on a new full... Continue

Thursday, May 25th, 2017 07:00 PM

Aaron Lee Tasjan At Abingdon's Thursday Jams May 25

Abingdon Music Experience / Aaron Lee Tasjan At Abingdon's Thursday Jams

If You Like: Tom Petty, Drive By Truckers Sturgill Simpson FREE Show! East Nashville-based musician Aaron Lee Tasjan has always considered himself a songwriter first and foremost, writing his own off-kilter folk-inflected songs since he picked up his first acoustic as a teen guitar prodigy. His most recently released Silver Tears offers a glimpse through the eyes of one gifted songwriter and versatile musician. Whether playing guitar in the late incarnation of riotous glam-rock innovators the New York Dolls, the gender-bending, envelope-pushing sleaze n’ tease arena rock band Semi Precious Weapons, the Neil Young-signed alt-country act Everest, British roots rock band Alberta... Continue

Thursday, June 1st, 2017 07:00 PM

Jakubi At Abingdon's Thursday Jams Jun 01

Abingdon Music Experience / Jakubi At Abingdon's Thursday Jams

If You Like: Bruno Mars, The Suffers, Leon Bridges FREE Show! Jakubi is a Melbourne-based band composed of two brothers, two cousins and one friend whose love for producing music brought them together and whose pure talent propelled them forward. Jakubi’s unique flavor stems from an irresistible combination of jangly guitars, hip-hop beats and sailing synth rhythms. Flawlessly melding the sounds of a talk box one minute and reggae-inspired guitar the next, the band’s infectious experimental songs are guaranteed to get everyone dancing. This concert is part of the 5th annual Thursday Jams series, presented by Blue Ridge Beverage. Music will begin... Continue

Thursday, June 8th, 2017 07:00 PM

The Broadcast At Abingdon's Thursday Jams With David Earl Jun 08

Abingdon Music Experience / The Broadcast At Abingdon's Thursday Jams With David Earl

If You Like: Grace Potter, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac FREE Show! Three decades from now, a documentary filmmaker in search of his next rockumentary will come across The Broadcast and realize he’s hit gold. The story of the rock and soul outfit not only comes with its own high-octane soundtrack, it hits on all the key points: Challenges are overcome, miles are logged, performances are slain and an oft-jaded music industry is enticed. There’s dancing. There’s a love story. ith a mix of soul, blues and classic rock arrangements, The Broadcast has shared stages with Mavis Staples, John Prine, St. Paul &... Continue

Thursday, June 15th, 2017 07:00 PM

Forlorn Strangers At Abingdon's Thursday Jams With Missy Raines Jun 15

Abingdon Music Experience / Forlorn Strangers At Abingdon's Thursday Jams With Missy Raines

If You Like: Pokey LaFarge, Gillian Welch, Old Crow Medicine Show FREE Show! Forlorn Strangers is a Nashville, TN based Americana quintet, with members hailing from the great states of Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania & Minnesota. The band is comprised of five songwriters, each having their own distinct sounds & styles that blend into one cohesive voice. Their music is rooted in family harmonies & flavored with guitars, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, & foot stomping percussion. The band is comprised of sisters Abigail Dempsey (fiddle, percussion, vocals) and Hannah Dempsey Lusk (mandolin, percussion, vocals); along with Chris Banke (guitar, mandolin, vocals), Benjamin Lusk... Continue

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