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Williamsburg Fall Arts is a celebration of arts and culture in the Greater Williamsburg area. James City County is proud to have several events for Williamsburg Fall Arts. Make sure you check out these special events the weekends of September 17, October 1 and 8.
The Big Bluesy at Jamestown Beach Event ParkCultureFix VA is proud to announce this blues concert event that will be paired with food trucks, craft beer and local wine. Live music on September 17 from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and September 18 from noon to 7 p.m.
There are VIP packages, weekend deals, and individual tickets available for purchase.
The Big Bluesy lineup of fantastic bands and musicians include:Anthony Rosano and The ConqueroosRoosterfootForrest McDonald BandSlam AllenBobby BlackHat Band feat. Dirty RedHerbie D and the DangermenThe Bush LeagueBilly Joe Trio featuring Billy Joe DanielThe Groove CatsIn Layman TermsThe Doc Robin BandOn The VergeAtiba TaylorAndrew BallantyneDikon and ValletAmy Ferebee
And last, but certainly not least, the weekend will be MC'd by the incomparable Bobby BlackHat Walters.
Vendors interested in participating should email firstname.lastname@example.org. Presented by CultureFix VA.
American Indian Intertribal Powwow at Jamestown SettlementJamestown Settlement will present an American Indian Intertribal Powwow on Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2, featuring song and dance by members of American Indian tribes, storytelling and a film presentation. “Fancy dance” – referring to the style of dress and dance – will be performed during the American Indian Intertribal Powwow.
Weekend event activities from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. include:
Singing & DancingA Grand Entry with a parade of dancers will take place at 12:30 p.m. each day in a dance circle on the museum mall, followed by an afternoon of singing and dancing until 4:30 p.m. Among the featured singers are Thunder Voices of the Lumbee, from Lumberton, N.C.; Pretty Elk Singers of the Northern, from Lancaster, Pa.; and The White Buffalo Singers of the Lakota, from Rosebud, S.D.
‘Rising Voices’ Film PresentationVisitors can view the one-hour documentary film Rising Voices to learn about the lost indigenous language of the Lakota people at 10 a.m. and 12:30 and 3 p.m. each day. The film is part of The Language Conservancy’s ongoing effort to preserve and revitalize languages in North America. Following the film, first-language speakers from the Lakota in South Dakota and Crow in Montana will be on hand to discuss the film and facilitate children’s activities.
StorytellingGrace Ostrum of the Accohannock will present American Indian stories at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. each day.
Birds of PreyA “Birds of Prey” program, featuring bald eagles, falcons and other raptors, will be presented on the museum mall by Eagle Pines Falconry at 11:45 a.m. each day of the event.
‘Bartering for a Continent’ Special ExhibitionJamestown Settlement visitors also can enjoy the “Bartering for a Continent: How Anglo-Indian Trade Shaped America” special exhibition through December 10, exploring the importance of trade between American Indians and English colonists, from the founding of Jamestown through the American Revolution, and the role of Virginia in the development of a new world of exchange in goods and commodities across the North American continent.
VendorsVendors on the museum mall will have a selection of American Indian artwork, pottery and quillwork available for purchase.
New Town Chili N’ TunesThe annual New Town Chili N’ Tunes event is Saturday, October 8 from 4-7 p.m. Chili tasting will be from 4-7 p.m. and The Hark will play live from 4:30-6 p.m. Tickets will be $35 at the door day of the event.
Your ticket includes:-Chili sampling from local restaurants. You be the judge and vote for your favorite!-2 drinks of your choice (beer or wine)-Music by The Hark beginning at 4:30 p.m.
There will be free entry for those that want to listen to music only. Additional alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage will be available for purchase.
NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGE PLEASE. NO PETS. ID REQUIRED FOR ALCOHOL. Event goes on rain or shine. Children 10 and under are free.