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PURCELLVILLE MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL CONTINUES RAIN OR SHINE;
REVISED LAYOUT AND PARKING ACCESS
Purcellville, VA. (May 19, 2016) –The Town of Purcellville’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board announces that the Third Annual Purcellville Music & Arts Festival will be held rain or shine on Saturday, May 21, from 10am – 7pm at Fireman’s Field. Despite the weeks of wet weather and the anticipation of rain overnight Friday, this exciting event will continue as scheduled and we look forward to a great day of music, art, and supporting local vendors.
Due to concerns about possibly damaging the grounds of the historic Dillon’s Woods after all of the rain we have received, the layout of music stages, vendors, and certain exhibits has been modified. Most significantly, the entire parking lot at Fireman’s Field/Bush Tabernacle will be closed to vehiclesduring the event and will be used as music, vendor, and pedestrian space. The Main Stage and Gazebo Stage will now be located along the sidewalk in front of the main entrance to Fireman’s Field. This provides ample space for patrons to sit and stand in the parking lot, mingle among vendors, and enjoy great music on a dry surface.
Food, drink vendors, and artisan vendors will also set up in the parking lot, providing easy access for all patrons.
In addition to the juried art show, the Bush Tabernacle will be used by select vendors who have materials that may be sensitive to wet weather. This will allow patrons to easily flow from the parking lot to the inside of the Bush Tabernacle for all aspects of the Festival.
For parking, the Town has designated the following areas for easy public parking. A shuttle will be provided to/from each of these locations throughout the length of the festival:
- Loudoun Valley Community Center, 320 W. School Street
- Public Parking Lots on: Main Street (next to Catoctin Creek Distillery), 21st Street (downtown), and Hatcher at Main
- Loudoun Valley High School, 340 N. Maple Ave
Finally, the “Painting with Wine and Coffee” event will now be held at the Bush Tabernacle, located in downtown. Pre-registration is available, at: http://www.868estatevineyards.com/events
The remaining details of the event are unchanged, to include the Entertainment Schedule. Original Press Release is included below.
The Third Annual Purcellville Music & Arts Festival will be held on Saturday,May 21, from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Fireman’s Field, 250 South Nursery Ave. This free, family-oriented event features live music, a juried art show, children’s activities, workshops, and arts and crafts, as well as local food, beer, and wine.Multiple stages will offer day-long entertainment including main stage headliners, The Woodshedders, Down Range U.S. Army Band, Lord Nelson, and Colin Thompson. Artisan-crafted jewelry, hand-carved wooden items, glass art, leather works, and fine art will be available for purchase. Event goers of all ages are invited to participate in community art projects sponsored by the Painted Barrel Project and the Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour. The Juried Art Show will be showcased inside the Historic Bush Tabernacle, adjacent to Fireman’s Field. Presented by Carl Fisher of United Real Estate Purcellville, the Purcellville Music and Arts Festival is produced by Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the Purcellville Arts Council. Festival information may be found onlineat http://www.purcellvillemusicandartsfestival.com and https://www.facebook.com/PurcellvilleParksandRec.
New for 2016, the Festival will feature”Painting with Wine and Coffee” classes at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (these beverages will serve as artistic mediums,not refreshments) and are sponsored by 868 Estate Vineyards. Students will spend an hour with local artist Andrea Cybyk learning how to turn wine and coffee into more than just something to drink. Pre-registration is required online at http://www.868estatevineyards.com/events.
Community stage sponsor, Purcellville Business Association, is partnering with the Purcellville Historical Society to offer trolley tours that combine Purcellville history with present day fun. The trolley will run every 30 minutes beginning at 10:30 a.m. Departing from the Historic Bush Tabernacle, there are five designated stops throughout Purcellville. Riders will enjoy opportunities to win special prizes and offers from participating businesses.
Purcellville Music and Arts Festival is made possible by the invaluable support of local businesses and organizations including Carl Fischer of United Real Estate Purcellville; The Purcellville Business Association; Western Loudoun Pediatrics; OHM Productions; the Businesses of Valley Industrial Park on East Richardson Lane; and many more. For more information visit http://www.purcellvillemusicandartsfestival.comand https://www.facebook.com/PurcellvilleParksandRec.
11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m
Colin Thompson Music
1:15 – 2:45 p.m.
US Army Band Downrange
3:15- 4:45 p.m.
1:30- 2:15 p.m
2:45- 3:30 p.m.
Loudoun Valley HS Viking Jazz Band
4:00- 5:00 p.m.
Andy Hawk& The Train Wreck Endings
Minks Miracle Medicine
12:45- 1:15 PM
2:45- 3:15 PM
Dr. Robinson’s Fiasco
ART HALL STAGE
The Schiller Institute Chorus
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
1:30- 2:15 p.m.
Caitlin & the Moonlighters
4:30- 5:30 p.m.
Dr. Nittler’s Elastic Soultastic Planet