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Upcoming Shows

Bluegrass Meets Gospel

Bluegrass Meets Gospel

Saturday, November 4th, 2017 – 7:00 pm - Saturday, November 4th, 2017 – 9:00 pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

“Bluegrass Meets Gospel”, presented by Appalfolks of America Association, will take the audience on a musical journey from old time music brought from Scotland and Ireland to Southern Appalachia where bluegrass gave rise to country music. The musical evening features The Wilson Creek Bluegrass Band featuring Charlotte Ivy, Mike Lee, and friends opening for Crimson River. Ivy, a singer-songwriter who plays rhythm guitar who performs with and is the Ambassador of Country music for The Virginia Opry, has performed with Lee on numerous occasions, including on WSLS 10 Daytime Blue Ridge, and as the opening act for The Farm Hands. Crimson River is composed of some of the finest musicians in the Alleghany Highlands. Cory Hayslett, the band’s leader is the vocalist and lead guitarist, and John Ryan plays rhythm guitar. Howard Nicely, mandolin; Barry Balser, bass guitar; and Doug Shires, drums; round out the group. In the John E. Hillert Auditorium Advanced Tickets: Orch. $15; Balc. $12; Boxes $20; At the Door: Orch. $17; Balc. $14; Boxes $22 **SUBSCRIBE and Save, part of our subscription series** #historicmasonictheatre #masonicupcoming #visitCFVA... See MoreSee Less

Virginia Opry: Special Guest, Glen Shelton

Virginia Opry: Special Guest, Glen Shelton

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 – 8:00 pm - Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 – 10:00 pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

Virginia Opry presented by Appalfolks of America Association Special Guest: Glen Shelton Honored by the Virginia House of Delegates in February of 2017 for completing 25 years of country music shows in the Alleghany Highlands, The Virginia Opry, a troupe of performers, has shared the stage with such guests as the late Dan Seals, the Lonesome River Band, and The Farm Hands. The Virginia Opry will stage four performances by its troupe with each show featuring a special guest performer or performance by a special guest band. In December, the special guest is Glen Shelton. Based in Amherst County, Virginia – Glen Shelton has performed at HUNDREDS of Outdoor Events, and worked with over 40 National Acts (from groups such as Lonestar to artists such as Joe Nichols) In the John E. Hillert Auditorium Saturday, December 2 at 8:00 pm Advanced Tickets: Orch. $15; Balc. $12; Boxes $20 At The Door: Orch. $17; Balc. $14; Boxes $22 **SUBSCRIBE and Save, part of our subscription series** #historicmasonictheatre #masonicupcoming #visitCFVA... See MoreSee Less

Stars: Christmas with the Stars

Stars: Christmas with the Stars

Sunday, December 17th, 2017 – 3:00 pm - Sunday, December 17th, 2017 – 5:00 pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

STARS: Christmas with the STARS Presented by Appalfolks of America Association STARS (Special Theatrical Artists Revue & Showcase) is in its 22nd performance season, and the troupe of performers who face mental or physical challenges will perform the type of variety show that STARS has become noted for over the past two decades. Paula Crance and Sonya Kimberlin will co-direct the performance, and Chris Fisher will return as master of ceremonies. Westrock continues to be the sponsor of STARS, with support from the Town of Clifton Forge. In the John E. Hillert Auditorium Sunday, December 17 at 3:00 pm Advanced Tickets: Orch. $10; Balc. $6; Boxes $15 At The Door: Orch. $12; Balc. $8; Boxes $17 *Not part of our subscription series #historicmasonictheatre #masonicupcoming #visitCFVA... See MoreSee Less

Virginia Opry: Special Guest, Keith Bryant

Virginia Opry: Special Guest, Keith Bryant

Saturday, February 17th, 2018 – 8:00 pm - Saturday, February 17th, 2018 – 10:00 pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

Virginia Opry presented by Appalfolks of America Association Special Guest: Keith Bryant In February, the special guest is Keith Bryant. Keith is a homegrown talent, having been born in the Alleghany Highlands. Keith’s memorable guest performance at the Virginia Opry’s July 2017 show had audiences clamoring for more. In tandem with the Virginia Opry’s regular performers, Keith’s appearance will produce another high energy, country infused evening not to be missed. In the John E. Hillert Auditorium Saturday, February 17 at 8:00 pm Advanced Tickets: Orch. $15; Balc. $12; Boxes $20 At The Door: Orch. $17; Balc. $14; Boxes $22 **SUBSCRIBE and Save, part of our subscription series** #historicmasonictheatre #masonicupcoming #visitCFVA... See MoreSee Less

Steve Kaufman: Flat Picking Virtuoso

Steve Kaufman: Flat Picking Virtuoso

Friday, March 23rd, 2018 – 8:00 pm - Thursday, April 5th, 2018 – 10:00 pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

Stay tuned for more information about the show date and time. Steve Kaufman in Concert Presented by Appalfolks of America Association Junior Pro’s Steve Kaufman, a national flat-picking champion, was born into a musical family in 1957. Steve Kaufman is the only three-time National Flatpicking Championship winner. Kaufman, an accomplished musician and best-selling author for Mel Bay Productions and Homespun Tapes, has entertained audiences from California to Austria after launching his touring career in 1976. He is known for his mastery of a broad range of styles: bluegrass, swing, Irish and Appalachian fiddle tunes, folk, and country music classics. His concert will follow a two-day flatpicking workshop for all levels In the John E. Hillert Auditorium Date and Time: TBD Advanced Tickets: Orch. $15; Balc. $12; Boxes $20; At The Door: Orch. $17; Balc. $14; Boxes $22 **NOT part of our subscription series**... See MoreSee Less

An Evening with Patsy Cline starring Denise Glass

An Evening with Patsy Cline starring Denise Glass

Saturday, April 14th, 2018 – 8:00 pm - Saturday, April 14th, 2018 – 10:00 pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

An Evening with Patsy Cline starring Denise Glass Presented by Appalfolks of America Association Denise Lawson Glass of Lee County, Virginia has always had a passion for classic country music - particularly the music of Patsy Cline. When asked how her love for Patsy Cline started, Glass says, "It started as a small girl when I would sing Patsy songs in my dad's band. I can't even remember when I first started loving Patsy's music. I just always did." The inspiration to do a show that pays tribute to Patsy Cline came when Denise first visited Patsy's home and final resting place in Winchester, Virginia. "Going to Winchester was something I had wanted to do for a long time. I was so emotional when I went to Patsy's grave. I went to my knees and sobbed like a baby. Going to Patsy's home was very humbling. Her family was very poor and simple. I cried all through that house tour. People probably thought I was crazy... but that’s how much I love Patsy Cline. She is the whole reason I ever became a country music singer." In 2016 Denise entered the Patsy Cline Sing-A-Song contest in Patsy's home town and came out winning top five in the contest. "I was very pleased with winning top five but the highlight that day was getting asked to sing and play the piano in the Patsy Cline Historic House. What an honor it was to fill that house with my voice just like Patsy did when she lived there." Backing Glass is a group of extraordinary musicians who come from Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. In the John E. Hillert Auditorium Saturday, April 14 at 8:00 pm Advanced Tickets: Orch. $15; Balc. $12; Boxes $20 At The Door: Orch. $17; Balc. $14; Boxes $22 **SUBSCRIBE and Save, part of our subscription series** #historicmasonictheatre #masonicupcoming #visitCFVA... See MoreSee Less

STARS Spring with the Stars

STARS Spring with the Stars

Saturday, May 19th, 2018 – 7:00 pm - Saturday, May 19th, 2018 – 9:00 pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

The talented performers of STARS return for a musical springtime celebration. In the John E. Hillert Auditorium STARS (Special Theatrical Artists Revue & Showcase), presented by Appalfolks of America Association is in its 22nd performance season, and the troupe of performers who face mental or physical challenges will perform the type of variety show that STARS has become noted for over the past two decades. Paula Crance and Sonya Kimberlin will co-direct the performance, and Chris Fisher will return as master of ceremonies. Westrock continues to be the sponsor of STARS, with support from the Town of Clifton Forge. Advanced Tickets: Orch. $10; Balc. $6; Boxes $15 At The Door: Orch. $12; Balc. $8; Boxes $17 *Not part of our subscription series #historicmasonictheatre #masonicupcoming #visitCFVA... See MoreSee Less