2nd Annual Crozet Music Festival – October 4 and 5

The Second Annual Crozet Music Festival is on!

28+ Bands for $20 ($15 in advance)!!!

The First Annual Festival was well received; this year the Festival moves from Claudius Crozet Park to Misty Mountain Campground, and it should be even better than last year’s event (the alcohol problem should be fixed).

Crozet Music Festival, October 4 & 5, 2008

Local food, beverages (I hear Blue Mountain is coming, too!) and an impressive local music lineup in an atmosphere that is family friendly with a playground and more – what more could you ask for? If Crozetians will embrace this, it could turn out to be something mighty good.

Huge kudos to those putting this event together.

What else could you do that weekend, anyway? Will Goldsmith predicts UVA is going to blow out Maryland, C-Ville doesn’t show much going on that weekend, so why not come to Crozet?

Located at the Misty Mountain Campground on 250 West

Music Schedule: Noon – 8PM (schedule is coming soon!)

Acoustic Stage:

Saturday, October 4

Eli Cook
Devon Sproule
Paul Curreri
Helen Horal
Morwenna Lasko and Jay Pun
Greg Brown
Marianna Bell

Sunday October 5

Red Shoes

David Tewksbury

Martinez and Guthrie

Joia Wood

Joe Pollock

Main Stage bands:

Saturday Oct 4

The Wave
Jim Waive and the Young Divorcees
Hogwaller Ramblers
Travis Elliott
Six Chasing Seven
Tim Be Told
Kings of Belmont

Sunday Oct 5

Grey Matter
Chickenhead Blues Band
Trees on Fire
Ian Gilliam and the Firekings
South 29
Charlottesville Blues Allstars


$20.00 At the gate
$15.00 Advance

Ticket Outlets: Mincer’s, Belair Market, Maupin’s Music and Video in Crozet and online at CrozetMusicFestival.com

Gates Open: 11:00

3 stages at a beautiful, full service campground. Rain or shine. Event to benefit The Western Albemarle Rescue Squad

Other activities include, over night camping, food, beverages, jam area, playground, game room, many cool vendors

*Disclosure: I am on the Board of Directors for the Festival.

Biff Rossberg
Chris Munson / 20 South Productions

New bar in Crozet

I made my way to the new bar in Crozet this afternoon/evening to watch the Redskins’ run end. My conclusion: exactly what Crozet needs. Multiple televisions, five beers on tap – sadly, no Starr Hill beer, but they do have PBR – is that a good thing? This ought to be remedied asap. The wings were great. The service was … casual. Obviously they are still working their systems  out, and the smoke was too much, but nonetheless, this is a great addition to Crozet. I’ll go back.

Better yet, the Hogwaller Ramblers were playing there this evening. Unfortunately I was unable to attend, but hopefully they will return. They’ve always been one of my favorite C’Ville area bands.

From the HooK:

Out in Crozet another changing of the guard has taken place. A smokehouse-style restaurant, bar, and weekend music joint called Uncle Charlie’s will be taking over the old Mountainview Grill/Kokopelli’s spot.

Owner Charlie Mayer, who has been a chef in Pennsylvania for over 20 years, plans to open for dinner Friday, January 13, with musical guests American Dumpster playing later that night. On Saturday, perennial favorites the Hogwaller Ramblers will take the stage. Covers for both shows are only $5 for two people.

Mayer specializes in what he calls “elegant smokehouse” cuisine, which feature tenderloins, fillets, crab cakes, and the must-have wings and ribs as well. Of course, soups and salads will be part of the mix. Mayer hopes Uncle Charlie’s will have a neighborhood bar atmosphere, a casual place where someone can come in and watch a football game, have a beer and some ribs, and stay around to catch a show.

Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival

The Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival is this weekend.

The Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival is the premier juried arts and crafts show in Central Virginia. Twice a year, on Mothers’ Day weekend in May and on the second weekend in October, 125 of the nation’s finest artists and craftspeople gather to showcase their exhibits in pottery, textiles, leather, glass, wood, metal, photography and art, providing a tantalizing array of beautiful handmade articles for sale. This two day event provides a fine outing for the entire family!

Grab a flyer from the house I am marketing in Parkside Village and don’t forget to stop by my listing in the Highlands!