Best bets of the weekend for Fauquier County and beyond: May 20-22


The Elizabeth Lawrence Band will perform this Friday at Denim and Pearls.

Live music with the Elizabeth Lawrence Band
Friday, May 20, 6-9 p.m.
Denim and pearls, Main Street, Warrenton

Now that Main Street is closed to traffic at the weekend and the weather will hopefully cooperate, it’s the best time of year for an outdoor gig, especially from Warrenton’s most popular band . Elizabeth Lawrence’s eclectic style and powerful voice have found her compared to Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt and Susan Tedeschi. With her band, she became a local favorite. Lawrence calls Raitt and Tedeschi major musical inspirations, and she rivals their stage presence and raspy vocals during her regular sets throughout the region. His blend of soulful blues, rugged rock and inspired ballads has earned him countless accolades in the local press and beyond.

The Edgar Loudermilk Group
Friday, May 20, 8 p.m.
Gloria Faye Dingus Arts Center
92 Main Street, Warrenton
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The Gloria Faye Dingus Music Alliance welcomes The Edgar Loudermilk back to Gloria’s listening room for a night of picking, singing and bluegrass at its finest. Loudermilk’s lead vocals and thundering bass, combined with his band of Clint Coker on guitar, Zack Autry on mandolin and Curtis Bumgarner on dobro, will lead listeners on an evening of world-class music steeped in tradition. mountaineer. Proceeds will go to The Gloria Faye Dingus Music Alliance, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing musical education and instruments to anyone who wants to learn and enjoy music.

Friday Night Bluegrass: Josh Grigsby and County Line
Friday, May 20, 7-9 p.m.
Remington Volunteer Fire Department 200 East Marshall Street, Remington
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The Flatbeds and Tailfins Concert Series returns for a return visit “Josh Grigsby and County Line” for the last of four performances in the Friday Night Bluegrass Concert Series. Enjoy traditional, contemporary, original and gospel bluegrass from the 2015 Virginia State Champion band. The Remington Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will have food available for purchase at the shows. Concessions will serve as a fundraising effort for the Fire Company .

Hunting Country Music Festival
Friday-Sunday 20-22 May.
huntcountrymusicfestival.org

The first-ever Hunt Country Music Festival will take place this weekend at venues in Middleburg and Upperville. The festival features three days of exciting musical performances in Virginia’s scenic hunting country. Attendees will enjoy an eclectic mix of music, ranging from Argentine tango, classical piano, saxophone and orchestral performances to lively swing dance music performed by a big band ensemble. Festival guests will also enjoy free street entertainment, free walking tours of Middleburg’s historic sites, as well as delicious food and wine and warm hospitality available at local restaurants, wineries and the unique specialty shops of Middleburg. The Festival is produced by the Middleburg Concert Series, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been producing musical concerts in Middleburg since 2014.

“Cinderella” by Manassas Ballet Theater
Friday, Saturday, Sunday May 20-22
Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas
manassasballet.org

The magic of “Cinderella” closes the 2021-22 season of Manassas Ballet Theater (MBT). Performed by MBT for only the second time in the company’s history, this fairytale ballet celebrates one of the most famous happy stories ever told. A lush production set to musical score by Sergei Prokofiev and performed live by the Manassas Ballet Theater Orchestra brings Cinderella, her wicked stepmother prince and stepsisters to life in an enchanting ballet experience for all ages.

Common Scents: historic perfume-making workshop
Sunday May 22, 2-4 p.m.
Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane

Have you ever wondered how to harvest the scent of a flower or capture the irresistible aroma of sandalwood? Then this hands-on workshop is for you. The workshop will be led by Rebecca Suerdieck, a second-generation history educator from Colonial Williamsburg and an expert in the forgotten skills of America’s first women. Join us and learn how people of old collected, preserved and blended botanical extracts for cosmetic purposes. See the process from start to finish – then enjoy a perfume sample of the aromas. Each participant will learn how to blend and bottle their own unique creation. All bottles are reproduced from 18th century Virginia excavations and sealed with a cork and red sealing wax.
To register, visit Perrin Cottage Perfumes at perrincottageperfume.wixsite.com/perfume/workshops.

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