RAAC is excited to bring music of all types to the Rappahannock community—indoors and outside.

Sperryville Summer Concert Series celebrates fourth season

Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community (RAAC) and the Sperryville Community Alliance are excited to present the fourth annual Sperryville Summer Concert Series, which features FREE musical performances on the Third Thursday of each month from May through September. Each of the five concerts features a different band of local musicians who perform on the lawn next to Copper Fox Distillery, under the trees and between the two forks of the Thornton River at Sperryville’s River District.

Mark your calendars and get ready to rock and sway to Rappahannock County favorites.

Come hungry! In addition to all the new merchants in the Marketplace Sperryville and River District,  there will be food trucks on site for each concert. Copper Fox Distillery and Verditz and Company  Brewing will remain open and serve beer and cocktails on concert nights. There are several more food  purveyors within walking distance from the concert venue. Visit for all your local  dining and beverage options.

Note: Rain dates for summer concerts are the following Thursday of each month

Our 2024 schedule appears below. Watch for an announcement in our Look & Listen newsletter about the 2024 schedule. You can subscribe to Look & Listen here.

May 16: Gold Top County Ramblers We’re happy to welcome back everyone’s favorite hometown  bluegrass’esque string rock band, who are set to travel from Sperryville to Telluride this summer to  compete in one of the nation’s most prestigious band competitions. Band members include: Adam  Rogers on mandolin and vocals; Jesse Rogers on bass; Tucker Rogers on resonator guitar; Matt Davis on  banjo; James Reid on drums; and Evan Childress on fiddle. 

June 20: The Backroad Revels — This simmering brew of eclectic roots-rock originals comes from  Rappahannock songwriters Evan Espinola, his mother Lorraine Duisit, and wordsmith Jack Coon.  Drawing from jazz, folk, reggae, rap, and blues, they incorporate their unique writing styles and  experiences living in the county. These powerful and heartfelt songs are brought to life by renowned  local guitarist Smiggy Smith and drummer Aury Holtzlag.  

July 18: Bobby G & The Heavies— By popular demand, everyone’s favorite regional rhythm and blues  band returns to the series for their third year. Band members include: Robert (Bobby “G”) Glasker on  vocals and guitar; Anders Drew on vocals and guitar; Mike (Coy) Groves on vocals and guitar; George  Glascoe on bass guitar; and Paul Norris on drums.  

August 15: Hawlin Callin’ — This new ensemble came together last winter during a jam session at  Smiggy’s Old Hollow studio. Comprised of Rappahannock musicians who have played together for  almost half a century, their songbook draws from the deep well of blues, reggae, backwoods country,  Americana, classic rock, and a little bit of bossa nova. Band members include: Robert “Smiggy” Smith on  guitars and vocals; Vincent Day on guitar, mandolin and vocals; Dinah Pherson on vocals; Andrew Carter  on percussion; and Terry Waggener on bass.  

September 19: 1000 Faces Band – Over the course of three decades, this band, led by Wendi Sirat, has  provided the soundtrack of performances by the Rappahannock-based 1000 Faces Mask Theater, mixing  original songs with crowd favorites from past theatrical performances. Band members include: Wendi Sirat on vocals, ukulele, percussion; Linda Orfila on vocals; Bob Wellemeyer on drums; Rannie Winn on  saxophone, whistles, vocals; Pati Brumfield on keyboards, vocals; Mike Shotton on guitar, vocals; Joe  Pipik on bass, mandolin, vocals; Rafe Ruggiero on bass, banjo, vocals 

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