Schedule of Events, 2013
The Masonic Amphitheatre, 513 Church Street, Clifton Forge, VA, email at: email@example.com 540 862 5655
Visit the Reality Check website to learn more about the documentary on the creation of the Masonic Amphitheatre by VA Tech's design/buildLAB.
May 24, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Open Mic OnStage Coffee House, Donation to SAVE THE MASONIC
May 25, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Farm Hands Quartet
In 2013, the Farm Hands Bluegrass Quartet was nominated for 7 Bluegrass Music Awards including Band of the Year, Gospel Band of the Year and Entertainer of the Year.
They are one of the busiest touring bands in bluegrass, performing over 150 dates per year.
For anyone who has seen them in concert, none of this comes as a surprise. The Farm Hands are one of the most exciting and talented bands in bluegrass music. The group features 4 award winning singers, musicians and songwriters, including two long time veterans of Nashville's Grand Ole Opry.
The Farm Hands Quartet Concert is sponsored by Appalfolks, Central Big Rock Church and the Masonic Theatre Preservation Foundation. Admission: Free Will Donation which will go to Wounded Warriors and “SAVE THE MASONIC” restoration.
June 7, 2013, 7:30 p.m. "Welcome to Hoonah" Welcome To Hoonah is a fusion of folk-americana, swing and Bakersfield country music, with definitive Appalachian flavor and a touch of urban verve. Tickets: $7.00 adults, $5.00 seniors, $3.00 students, $20.00 family ticket--2 adults 3 or more children.
Welcome to Hoonah
June 14, 2013, 5:00p.m. Flag Day A celebration of our country in word and song. The Boy Scouts will present historical flags. Dessert will be served. The event is open to the public!
June 22, 2013, noon to 7:00 p.m., Masonic Amphitheatre Battle of the Bands Competition for regional bands/groups. Prizes for winning bands, in addition to being featured in an Amphitheatre show. Tickets: $5.00
June 28, 7:00 p.m. 2013, Open Mic OnStage Coffee House, Donation to SAVE THE MASONIC
July 4, 2013, 12:30 p.m. Stars & Stripes, Highlands Pipe and Drum and Picnic in the Park, Donation to SAVE THE MASONIC
July 12, 2013, 4:30 p.m. SOTA Bop Dance, with guest appearance by Denise Purvis of Shifting Velocity Dance in Cedar City, Utah (Performers, Clifton Forge School of the Arts Dance Camp for Young People, July 8-12 http://www.cfsota.org
July 13, 2013, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Gran Fondo, Welcome Riders Finishing Line Healthy Picnic Baskets
July 19 and 20, 2013 7:00 p.m. and July 21, afternoon matinee Smoke on the Mountain, Masonic Theatre Players Production, The setting: Mount Pleasant, North Carolina in 1938. The play revolves around the Sanders Family. Smoke on the Mountain is one of the most produced shows worldwide. Tickets: $7.00 adults, $5.00 seniors, $3.00 students, Family $20.00
July 26, 2013, 7:00 p.m., Open Mic OnStage Coffee House, Donation to SAVE THE MASONIC
August 1, 2013, Shakespeare in the Park "Much Ado About Nothing" by the Traveling Players Tickets: $5.00 and/or donation to the Clifton Forge Food Pantry
August 2, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Alleghany Highlands Free Clinic Fundraiser, Garth Newel Young Artist Fellowship Program Donation to Alleghany Highlands Free Clinic
August 8, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Charlotte's Web presented by Greenbrier Children's Theatre, Tickets $5.00, Family $20.00
August 18, 2013, 3:00 p.m. Revelation Gospel Choir, Free will donation
August 25, 2013, 6:00 p.m. Masonic Amphitheatre's Premier Event "WannaBeatles" Tickets, $15.00 adults, $13.00 seniors, $10.00 students, Family-2 adults and 3 or more children: $45.00
September 7, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Baby Boomers Comedy Show 90 minutes of hilarious, clean stand-up comedy focusing on work, family, do-it-yourself projects, and many other topics that Baby Boomers and their families can relate to. Tickets: $12.00
September 21, 2013, 6:00 p.m. Bill Cook and Friends Local Blue grass at its finest. Fundraiser for SAVE THE MASONIC
Saturday, October 5, 2013, afternoon "HERITAGE DAY CELEBRATION" A celebration of Alleghany Highlands' heritage in food, music and arts and crafts.
October 18, 19, 20, Shriners' Fall Foliage Festival
2013 Amphitheatre Events in pictures!
Alexa Rose and Magnolia Perdue performing OnStage at the Masonic Amphitheatre
The West Virginians performing at the Masonic Amphitheatre on April 6, 2013
2012 Events--such a good time!
Saturday, October 6, 2012, History and Heritage Day at the Masonic Amphitheatre visit https://www.facebook.com/historicmasonictheatre?ref=tn_tnmn to learn more about the Historic Masonic Theatre and the Masonic Amphitheatre
Uncle Hamish and the Hooligans light up the Amphitheatre stage on Heritage Day!
Bill Cook, who donated the land where the Masonic Amphitheatre now stands, was honored on September 23 when Masonic Theatre Preservation Foundation Board president, John Hillert, announced that the Amphitheatre stage will be named the Bill Cook & Friends stage.
Photo below courtesy of Chuck Almarez, Fire & Light Gallery
Allegheny Mountain String Project students jam with Southern Rail Express on a perfect Sunday afternoon-August 26-proceeds from the concert went to benefit the Alleghany Highlands Free Clinic.
Winnie the Pooh enchants audiences of all ages during a lovely evening at the Masonic Amphitheatre.
The Alleghany Highlands turn out in mass to enjoy Shakespeare's As You Like It presented by the talented Traveling Players Troupe.
July 4, National Guard Band, photo courtesy of Chuck Almarez, Fire & Light Gallery
The Amphitheatre Project is a story worth telling. Check it out on the front page of the Roanoke Times!
And to view exceptional photos of the Amphitheatre construction by Chuck Almarez, Fire and Light Gallery, visit his facebook page by clicking here
Photo courtesy of Chuck Almarez, Fire and Light Gallery, Clifton Forge
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Masonic Amphitheatre Donations and Support
BMG Metals, Tommy Morgan
HydroStop, Nick Causey
Stafford Nut & Bolt, Craig Parrish
Timber Truss, Garry Saunders
Hammond & Mitchell Construction, Blair Mitchell
RSC Rental, Mark Folks
Union Church Millworks, Allen Rogers
Draper Aden and Associates, Dave Spriggs
Theater Consultants Collaborative, Josh Allen
F&R, Andy Frank
Nicely Contracting, William Nicely
Town of Clifton Forge
Clifton Forge High School Alumni Assoc, Jimmy Houff
Commonwealth Contracting, Ross Hammond
Alleghany County Chamber of Commerce, Teresa Hammond
JennFab, Philip Bowen
Virginia Tech Department of Building Construction
Hassan Water Resources, Gamal Hassan
Vess Surveying, Greg Vess
DD Kerns Construction, McKee Dunlap
Stafford Nut+Bolt, Craig Parrish
Union Church Millworks (Bennett's Sawmill)
Blue Ridge Lumber Co., LLC
JJ's General Contracting, Jerry Johnson Cook’s Garden Center