Sunday, August 18, 2013

Rain or Shine- yes!

Did you know that we always have our concerts no matter the weather?  So, if it's rainy, we laugh at the weather and move inside! It's so easy, especially with our new location at Randolph-Macon College!  Just come down to the regular place, Blackwell Auditorium, come up the steps that are usually the stage and come on in! We'll be looking for you!  You can even drop off everyone you bring along out front if you like...
See you there!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

This Sunday, August 18- Matuto!

This Sunday, we are thrilled to have Matuto for our 3rd concert of the summer!  A combination of diverse jazz, roots and world music, the band features violin, guitar, accordion, bass, drums and various Brazilian percussion instruments (most that we've never seen and can't wait to learn about!) This six member band creates a unique and inspired sound from the heart of New York Coty's diverse musical culture.

So, you know what to do! Grab a blanket or chair, tell your friends, and come on over and listen to some amazing music under the stars with Matuto! For more info on the band, check out their website:

See you there!!

We need your help reaching our fundraising goal!

Each summer, Bluemont in Ashland has a fundraising goal to meet to be able to continue to support the summer concerts!  Your Bluemont membership is SO important and makes such a great impact on reaching that each summer.  This year, our goal is $8,000 and we're about half way there.  "How do I become a Bluemont member?" you may be wondering.  It's easy! There are a few ways to suit your needs- check them out:

*visit us at a concert- we're at the Friend's Table and can answer all of your questions there as well as help you fill out a membership form
*check out and become a member on-line
*give us a call and we'll help you through the process by phone
*drop a check in the mail after visiting the website and reading about the membership benefits

Your gift to Bluemont is VERY appreciated- becoming a Bluemont member is a super way to show your support!
Thank you and we look forward to your membership and seeing you at the next show!

We LOVED Hard Swimmin' Fish!

We're hoping, really hoping that you made it out to Hard Swimmin' Fish this past Sunday! They were amazing and really nice guys too! Prior to the show at Randolph-Macon, the boys played for folks at the Omni Senior Apartments and had a great time with the residents there!  The weather held out nicely and while clouds lingered and the humidity was out of control, the rain stayed away so everyone enjoyed themselves dancing and listening to our terrific band! We sure would like them to come back to Ashland for another summer concert as soon as possible!  Thanks Hard Swimmin' Fish!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Hard Swimmin' Fish this Sunday!

This coming Sunday is going to be full of energy and fun!  A few hints about what's to come:
swim caps, swimsuits, Fred Horne, barracudas, sunshine, laughter, Lori Foley, Hard Swimmin' Fish, lanterns, prizes...
You'll have to come to the concert to find out more!
Although, we can't wait to tell you more about the band, Hard Swimmin' Fish! So, maybe just a little bit...
Hard Swimmin' Fish is a blues quartet that has been making music together for over fifteen years. The band plays a range of styles covering the country blues of Mississippi and The Piedmont, the urban blues of Chicago, and funk infused varieties with roots in New Orleans' second line. This versatility allows Hard Swimmin' Fish to offer either acoustic or electric performances and play any venue. Together they churn out a vibrant combination of originals, rearranged traditional material, and recognizable standards.
See you then!

Bluemont in Ashland Business Leaders

Our summer concerts here in Ashland are supported by a growing group of businesses and community leaders whose support ensures that these wonderful events can continue at affordable family prices.

Join us in thanking these major contributors:
The Town of Ashland; Randolph-Macon College
Ashland Main Street Association 
Hanover Arts and Activities Center 
Ashland Street Parties

Ashland Coffee and Tea                 The Caboose Wine and Cheese
The Iron Horse Restaurant Trackside Grill
Ashland Ace Hardware         Mac's Service Center
Anthony’s Pizza                 Fin and Feather of Ashland
Jersey Mike’s                 re*funk*it
Herbert Insurance

Consistently, these businesses have supported Bluemont in Ashland by hanging posters, handing out flyers, donating door prizes and/or sustaining their membership.
Please stop by and visit one or all of these Ashland businesses- they'd love it! Thank You!

The Hula Honeys were terrific!

Hopefully, as you're reading this, you're reminded of your first (or maybe you're not a beginner!) hula lesson last week at our first summer concert with the Hula Honeys! We had such a great time and beautiful weather- the evening was a great success! Along with fabulous music, CJ's Thumbs Up Foundation and the Knights of Columbus sold sweet treats (and sold out I'm told!) and actors from the upcoming production of Fiddler on the Roof, opening this weekend at the Hanover Arts and Activities Center, sang and danced during the pre-show. It was so nice to see everyone having such a good time in our new location, enjoying both the grass and brick seating, some enjoying the late afternoon sun and some in the shade. Thank you Randolph-Macon College! We're even more excited for this week...hope to see you there!

Friday, August 2, 2013

We are SO lucky!

We are so lucky to have concerts in the beautiful town of Ashland for lots of reasons. We are so grateful to all of the businesses who support us by hanging posters in their windows, giving out flyers, providing door prizes and becoming members. While this list will continue to grow as the concerts happen, the following businesses have so kindly offered their help: Trackside Grill, Ashland Library, Shear Power, Hometown Realty, The Caboose, Ashland Coffee and Tea, Mac's Service Station, Anthony's Pizza, Fin and Feather, Ashwood Nursery, Starbucks Ashland, Ashland Ace Hardware, Jersey Mike's, and ReFunkIt
Make sure to visit as many of these businesses are you can and tell all of your friends!
Thanks everyone!!