Heather Aubrey Lloyd of the band ilyAIMY is bent over a U.S. map bigger than her kitchen table, chairs positioned to hold up the corners. She’s adhering little pictures to it, cramming memories inside the borders of the 41 states they’ve visited during a decade road tripping and performing.
Bait shops, biker weeks and clothing-optional music festivals; Incredible stories gathered via hundreds of shows and 24,000 miles a year.
“A welcome jolt in folk” and “An acoustically roiling, combustible attack on the usual singer/songwriter fare”
Jason Masi got his start with Richmond, VA based group, Jubeus, opening for acts like Blind Melon, Everclear, and SOJA and releasing two well received albums, “Two Tone Circles” 2004 and “Natural Mood” 2007, respectively. He stepped out as a solo artist in 2010, trading in the band’s roots-jam driven rock for a more acoustic soul/R&B songwriter approach.
Cerveza, Mexican Lager
24 IBUs • 5.37% ALC / VOL
An authentic Mexican Lager, our Cerveza was crafted using corn and other ingredients frequently used by breweries in Central America. Using a brewer’s yeast cultivated in Mexico City, our golden Cerveza was fermented at low temperatures to create a crisp, light, and refreshing lager just in time for Cinco de Mayo. Here for a limited time only; cheers!
Glassware – Pint, $6
32 oz Growler/Crowler – $8/$9
64 oz Growler – $16
1/2 BBL – No Sale • 1/6 BBL – No Sale
If ever there was a natural born entertainer, it would be Wesley Spangler. Rasied in Southern, MD, he now resides in Nashville, TN. For the past 10 years he’s been performing at various venues up and down the east coast. Known for his energy and antics on stage, Wesley brings his audience “into” his shows. His multi-instrument talent is showcased on several sings such as playing the fiddle in “Mountain Music” by Alabama. Over the past 10 years, Wesley has opened up for acts such as Rodney Atkins, Colt Ford, LoCash, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, and many more!
Kenney’s vocal style and instrumental prowess has wowed audiences for over 40 years nationally and internationally. He has been compared to BB King perhaps because his choice of instrument is a gold gilded “Lucille” guitar inlaid with mother of pearl or maybe it is just that he plays the blues with the intensity of a seasonal blues man. He has also been compared to the likes of George Benson and Wes Montgomery as Kenney is an accomplished jazz guitarist and vocalist.
Culpeper, VA. Culpeper Renaissance Inc. (CRI) is proud to serve up its sixth annual beer festival this April. Over the past several months, the team has been planning the best Gnarly Hops and Barley Fest yet. Ticket holders can look forward to several new breweries on tap, a wide selection of mouth-watering local food, and Love Canon’s raucous blend of bluegrass. New this year, the festival will be located in the Depot District in the historic Downtown Culpeper area, this craft beer festival is sure to live up to its “gnarly” name.
Taking place on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from Noon – 5:00 PM in the Depot District, the Gnarly Hops brewfest is back with live music from Love Canon and over 70 different beer selections. Sample Virginia and nationally brewed beers. This year we are thrilled to have a great selection of local and independent brews, including area favorites like newcomer – Old Trade Brewery, 2 Silos Brewing Co., Far Gohn Brewing Company, Beer Hound Brewery, Bald Top Brewing Co., and Three Notch’d Brewing Company. Some other notable Virginia Breweries joining the line-up include: Blue Mountain Brewery, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Starr Hill Brewery, and Reason. A crowd favorite, Bold Rock Hard Cider, also returns serving its refreshing cider in a variety of flavors including their newest Rose cider. A few well-known out-of-towners will be on draft, like Dogfish Head, Captain Lawrence, Narragansett Beer, Stone Brewing and Maine Beer Company. CRI guarantees there will be plenty of craft beer and cider to suit anyone’s taste!
Kelsey Carlson Settle is thrilled to be the returning Chairman of Gnarly Hops and Barley Fest, “This year, we’re excited to offer you even more craft brews, great local food and some rockin’ live music with headliner Love Canon. Our committee has been working hard to guarantee we’ll bring you an afternoon in Culpeper you won’t want to miss!”
Culpeper, a Great American Main Street Award winner, also boasts a variety of delicious local eats that will be on hand to accompany the cold brews. Food provided by: Captain Corbin’s, N&A Catering, North Cove Cafe, Uncle Elder’s BBQ, and UFO Food Truck. Live music by local favorites The Unsuitables will kick off the festivities with some Rock and Roll with a twist of Funk and Soul; followed by Love Canon, sprouting from the musical foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Love Canon doesn’t cover the music of the ’80s as much as kidnap it and take it on a bluegrass-tinged joyride. Local artisans such as Le Monkey House, Chickie-Dickie Beads, Wire & Rocks, The Sterling Peacock and more will be showcasing their wares at the event as well, presenting their unique, handcrafted goods and jewelry to festivalgoers.
This year we’re excited to offer an enhanced VIP ticket experience available for $70. A VIP ticket scores you all the regular ticket amenities along with a VIP separate entrance, exclusive premium tastings at the VIP tent, tasty treats, and exclusive full pint Gnarly glass. With only a limited number of advanced and VIP tickets available for the Gnarly Hops and Barley Fest, CRI is encouraging those 21-and-older to pick up tickets early to ensure a spot at this popular downtown event. General advance tickets include admission, live music, commemorative tasting, and NEW for 2018 – unlimited craft beer tastings are available for $35 and may be purchased now at Far Gohn Brewing Co., Vinosity, Randy’s Flowers by Endless Creations and on the web at www.gnarlyhops.eventbrite.com. $5 non-drinking tickets will be available for purchase at the gate on the day of the event.
All are welcome, but please remember no pets and no coolers. The Gnarly Hops and Barley Fest Craft Beer Festival is made possible through generous friends and supporters, such as The Town of Culpeper, Bold Rock Hard Cider, Culpeper Times, Far Gohn Brewing Company, Green Roost, Stonewall Harley-Davidson, Vinosity, XS Telecom, 103.1 WJMA, 105.5 SAM FM, and Fairview Cattle & Grain.
If you’re seeking the most dynamic beer tasting experience in Central Virginia, look no further. Arrive thirsty on April 28th and ready for a beautiful day at downtown Culpeper’s signature craft beer festival. For more information please contact Culpeper Renaissance at 540-825-4416 or visit us on the web at www.gnarlyhops.com or www.facebook.com/gnarlyhops, follow us on Twitter @gnarlyhops and Instagram #gnarlyhops.
OTR (“Off The Record”) is a mash-up of several long-established, powerhouse cover bands in the District of Columbia-Maryland-Virginia (DMV) area. The band performs a diverse selection of the most popular covers from the ’80s, ’90s, and 2000s, and other classic rock and R&B “deep cuts” from Adele to Zeppelin. The group prides itself on well-rehearsed, complex musicianship and attention to detail, bringing out the best of every song.
Cathy is a DC-based singer-songwriter who has been singing from a young age and performing regularly around the DMV for almost 10 years. She is a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar primarily, but also piano and percussion.
She sings with local 80s favorites, The Legwarmers, and also fronts the high-energy, 6-piece ska band, Party Like It’s. She has her own original music project and will be releasing her first album in 2018.
She has played numerous venues, theaters, festivals, and sporting events, including a Japan tour in 2015.
An avid advocate for the DC music scene, Cathy started a nonprofit in 2017 called ProjectHERA. Its mission is to support, connect and empower women and girls in the music industry. Each year, she hosts the HERA music festival, a female-fueled, all ages, celebration of women in music.
She also works as a booking agent for bands and solo artists in and around DC.
Guitarist and vocalist from Columbia, South Carolina. Currently resides in Old Town Alexandria, right outside of DC. Influenced by Classic and Southern Rock as well as Blues\R&B, Hip Hop and Alternative Rock. Has played all over the Carolinas for the last 3 years and is now emerging in the DC, Marland, Virginia scene. Plays solo as well as experienced front man for a number of musicians and bands.