Get Out Loudoun for June 2022

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Taylor: Creating Wings & Other Things

Loudoun Now Your guide to Loudoun’s Entertainment Scene


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Inside: GET OUT LOUDOUN Get Out Loudoun is distributed monthly to entertainment, tourism, and hospitality venues throughout Loudoun County. For the latest news on the music scene and other community events, go to CONTRIBUTORS Renss Greene Jan Mercker Norman K. Styer


TUNES For the first time in two years, Loudoun’s concert stages are returning to full rosters. It’s time to plan your summer line up.


ARTS SCENE Purcellville’s Pat Taylor is transforming spaces with her imaginative wing murals and a creative designer’s eye.


What’s the story behind the public art pieces popping up throughout Leesburg’s historic district? Amy Bobcheck can tell you.

ON THE COVER Artist Patricia Taylor stands in front of her Viking wing artwork at the Elysium Axe Bar in Purcellville. Photo by Renss Greene


HISTORY A national touring exhibit telling the stories of 17 members of the U.S. Colored Troops is on display at the Loudoun museum this summer.

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HAPPENINGS Round Hill celebrates its connection to the nation’s longest and oldest marked footpath with the Appalachian Trail Festival and many of the country’s top riders gather at Grafton Farm for the 169th Upperville Horse Show. BREWS Leesburg’s Black Hoof Brewing won global accolades for their German-style Doppelbock during the World Beer Cup competition, BEST BETS Get Out Loudoun’s picks for June.



Behind-The-Scenes Glimpse at June’s Not-To-Miss Events BY VISIT LOUDOUN

When Irvin Greene was growing up in Leesburg in the ’70s and ’80s, he and his friends referred to their hometown as “The Burg,” so, when 2018 rolled around and they wanted to bring together members of the local African American community, it seemed fit to call the group the “BURG”: Family Reunion Club. Their first reunion event took place in 2019 at Douglass Community Center with more than 500 guests. Fast forward three years and the “BURG” Family Reunion Club has an even bigger event on their hands, one that is open to the public: the second annual Juneteenth Celebration 2022 hosted by the club on the spacious grounds of Ida Lee Park in Leesburg on Saturday, June 18. A celebration of Juneteenth, the annual June 19 public holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in 1865, the event is expected to attract more than 2,000 people with some—like Irvin himself—coming from as far away as North Carolina where he now lives. “It’s always good coming back to the Burg,” said Greene who traces his roots in and around Leesburg back three centuries. “The club is all about bringing people together and having a good time. And while it’s a celebration of People of Color, it is also for everyone, no matter what they look like. I hope everyone attends.” Starting at noon, the event will feature music from the legendary Chuck Brown Band, the Howard Harmonizers, the Rise Band and DCbased DJ and emcee Mr. Potter. On top of this there will be a range of tasty food from local and regional chefs and food trucks including Big Kyle BBQ and Latimore’s Funnel Cake. Aside from the live music, great food and children’s activities such as face painting, tug of war, balloon toss and a potato sack race, there will 4

also be a keynote address from 18-year-old Christian Yohannes, the youngest ever Vice President of the Loudoun Branch of the NAACP. While the Juneteenth celebration is in its second year, there is a brand new not-to-miss event in Loudoun this June. On Sunday, June 26, Claude Moore Park in Sterling will host Equality Loudoun’s first largescale Loudoun Pride as part of National Pride Month. Commencing at 1 p.m., the event will feature live music from five artists including Loudoun soul and jazz queen Tracy Hamlin, Indy-folk artists Crys Matthews and Heather Mae and country-bluegrass singer Justin Trawick, as well as family-friendly activities such as group yoga, face painting, bouncy houses, balloon art and a scavenger hunt. The event will also include one of the largest drag shows in Northern Virginia as well as dozens of food and beverage vendors, crafters and nonprofits. According to organizers, they are expecting upwards of 1,500 people to attend. Other Pride events in the county in June include Paint, Pride and Sip with a master acrylic artist at the new Saigon Outcast Vietnamese beerhall in Ashburn on June 10. The sun is out, summer is here and there’s lots to celebrate—and commemorate—in June.


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Catch a Loudoun United game at Segra Field

Watch Polo in the Park at Morven Park

Hang out at Bluemont Vineyard

Rock out at the Tarara Summer Concert Series

Spend Your Summer in Loudoun Get your must-listen playlist ready to enjoy while spending summer in Loudoun! From the countless events to the outdoor recreation opportunities, there is no shortage of fun in Loudoun. Scan the QR code for a curated playlist featuring Loudoun artists!

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The Reflex kicked off the 2022 Tarara Summer Concert Series with an ‘80s night during Memorial Day weekend.

Loudoun Gets Its Groove Back

Summer Concert Season 2022 Is Officially Here BY JAN MERCKER

Is 2022 officially the summer of normal(ish)? Loudoun’s summer concert organizers think the answer is a resounding yes. And they’re ready to meet pent-up demand for outdoor concerts with a range of fantastic options from folksy singer/songwriters to rocking tribute bands. “This is our first ‘normal’ year since 2019. We’ve put more resources behind things. We have more national acts coming in,” said Rusty Foster, organizer of the Tarara Summer Concert Series. “I may be a little biased, but I think this is our best lineup this season.” The series kicked off May 28 with DMV ’80s tribute favorites The Reflex. Foster says he’s used fan feedback to come up with a lineup of regionally beloved cover bands and nationally touring tribute bands. This year’s series ranges from longtime crowd favorites like The Reflex and Gonzo’s Nose (whose members

come out of retirement once a year for the Tarara show) to new national acts like the New York-based Double Vision who pay tribute to the iconic 70s and 80s rock band Foreigner. Foster said while his heart is firmly in the ’80s, his goal is to offer something for everyone. “I could listen to an ’80s cover band every week,” he said. “I love The Reflex, and I love opening the season with them.” Foster has booked another regional ’80s favorite, The Legwarmers, for a July 2 Independence Day weekend show, but the series spans the decades, from oldies rock from The Fabulous Hubcaps to a ’70s dance party from Groovalicious to ’90s covers from White Ford Bronco who wrap up the series Sept. 24. Foster, who owns the Bow Tie Strategies public relations and event management firm, has been running the concert series since 2017. He said TUNES




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there’s been some confusion about the status of the series since Tarara’s owners announced they were shutting down winery operations last spring. But the message in 2022 is that the concert series is 100 percent up and running as Tarara shifts from a winery to an events venue. The series will still offer Tarara wines for sale, along with beer and hard seltzer from Loudoun Brewing Company. Foster said Tarara’s owners have made upgrades to the concert space, clearing trees and refurbishing the dance floor for the new season. Foster said season pass sales are at an all-time high—an indication that Loudoun is ready to rock this summer. The Tarara Summer Concert Series runs through Saturday, Sept. 24. For tickets and a full schedule, go to Organizers of Leesburg’s Acoustic on the Green concert series are also expecting high turnout this year as they focus on fresh faces and diverse musical offerings. Linda Fountain, events and community outreach manager for the Town of Leesburg, said Loudouners are ready to come together and experience music in the community at an outside venue. “Last year, I don’t think people were quite ready to come back. I’m hoping people are excited as we are with this lineup,” Fountain said. “If you judge by the turnout at Flower and Garden, people are absolutely ready to get back to a more normal way of life and get out and do the things they’ve done in the past.” Acoustic on the Green kicks off Saturday, June 4 with the Caribbean Vibe Steel Drum Band, and this year’s season features plenty of first-time AOG performers. 2022 also brings a record number of women to the stage, including blues and soul rising star Meisha Herron, folk-rock singer/songwriter Calista Garcia, Wammiewinning Americana performer Melissa Quinn Fox and Florida-based blues artist Georgia Randall. The list also includes longtime local favorites like Robbie Limon and Dave Mininberg. “We were looking to branch out,” Fountain said. “We were looking for more of a diverse blend of music styles for the concerts this year.” The Town of Leesburg’s Acoustic on the Green Series runs Saturdays from June 4 through Aug. JUNE 2022

20. Admission is free. For a complete list of performances, go to CATCH LOCAL FAVORITES FROM MIDDLEBURG TO HILLSBORO AND BEYOND Here’s a peek at some more of Loudoun’s favorite summer concert series. Village at Leesburg keeps the music going every Friday and Saturday evening with its Plaza Party series hosting local and regional favorites all summer long. For performer listings, go to The monthly Middleburg Community Center concerts are a community favorite showcasing a range of local talent. The lineup is still being finalized, but the Crooked Angels took the stage May 27 as MCC opened its pool and kicked off the summer season. Middleburg native Bryan Fox will close out the series Oct. 21. Go to for details. Also in Middleburg, the National Sporting Library and Museum’s monthly Open Late Concert Series kicked off May 27 with blues from Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes. The series, held on the last Friday of each month through August, also features the Silver Tones Swing Band, Americana from The Knuckle Dusters and Nashville-based country duo Martin and Kelly. Go to for information and the 2022 schedule. Hillsboro’s Music in the Gap concert series at the historic Old Stone School runs Friday evenings July 8 through Sept. 2 with old favorites and fresh voices. The weekly series kicks off with fan favorite Grateful Dead tribute band Born Cross Eyed and features a diverse range of genres, from high power brass from the Texas Chainsaw Horns to the West Africaninspired big band sound from Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band to the popular Beatles cover band Mostly Fab. Go to for the complete schedule.




Purcellville artist Patricia Taylor is the woman behind the wings. Taylor’s whimsical wing murals and glowing faux finishing work are creating a buzz at businesses around her hometown and beyond. Taylor is also a fine arts painter with an upcoming solo show in Frederick, MD. But with decades of theater, film and television production work under her belt, she considers herself a designer at heart. “I’m more interested in transforming the experience, the environment. … I’m interested in making you feel something when you walk into a room,” Taylor said. Taylor’s luminous decorative painting and “Drunken Flight” wings mural, made from gilded cork and maple, have helped give the new Purcellville hotspot Bia Kitchen its inviting vibe. And her impressive soon-to-be unveiled Viking wings at the new Elysium Axe Bar will likely be turning up on Instagram accounts all over Loudoun in coming months. After a decade working in theater and television production design in New York, Taylor has adapted her artistic talents as her family moved for her husband’s career over the past 20 years. Their latest move brought them to Purcellville in 2017, and Taylor has immersed herself in the local arts scene. Taylor was born in Panama, the daughter of a Panamanian father of Scottish descent and a Colombian mother, and grew up in Panama and Bogota. Taylor earned her bachelor’s degree in studio art at Florida State University and went on to earn a master’s degree in set and costume design from the University of Michigan. Taylor knew she wanted to work in production design even as a teenager. “Film has always been my first love,” she said. “I love the idea of telling stories through pictures.”

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Artist Patricia Taylor stands in front her artwork at the upcoming Elysium Axe Bar in Purcellville.

design and decor from her mother and grandmother. When a high school friend brought her an article about the legendary designer Patrizia von Brandenstein, the first woman to win an Academy Award, for her production design for the 1984 classic “Amadeus,” it was a lightbulb moment and the beginning of an exciting career path. Her design work on the Sundance-nominated student film “The Four Corners of Nowhere” during her MFA program brought Taylor to New York in the mid-’90s and launched a successful career in theater and television. Taylor worked with Broadway legend Julie Taymor on multiple shows and worked on props and sets for Jim Henson Productions. With her artist’s eye and design sensibilities, Loudoun’s hunt country has embraced Taylor’s work. She has made her mark in countless homes as a color consultant for Purcellville’s The Paint and Paper Place. Taylor has collaborated with fellow Loudoun artist Penny Hauffe on several projects, including dramatic largescale equestrian murals at a private residence and at the Masters of Foxhounds Museum in Middleburg. Collaboration with fellow artists is something Taylor has always valued. “I think that comes from working in production design and theater. I’m used to working in

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teams,” she said. “I’m interested in the final product being the best it could be rather than me trying to do it all by myself. I think it enriches things when you have different energies.’’ Taylor’s charming dragonfly wing bench created for Purcellville’s “Take a Seat” arts fundraiser in 2020 was a local hit. Her work at Bia Kitchen drew accolades for creating a warm European bistro ambiance. Taylor also worked with the owners of Purcellville’s new Elysium Axe Bar, slated to open in coming weeks, to create a selfie mural that reflected the Viking vibe the group wanted to create. Taylor drew up plans for a giant pair of shimmering wings made up of medieval weapons, doing extensive research including a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s armory wing. The mural is complemented by textured silver faux finishing that creates the look of burnished steel blades. Taylor brings a Caribbean-inspired sense of color and elements of magic realism to her fine arts work. Her “Mindscapes” show at District Arts in Frederick, which runs through July 2, is a series of bas-relief nature studies of landscapes real

and imagined, from pastoral Loudoun scenes to the Madrona trees of western Washington to Martian landscapes captured by the Perseverance rover. “They’re the landscapes in my mind—memories of places I’ve seen and places that I’ll never see,” Taylor said. Taylor’s pieces are full of texture and metallic elements, including iron, oxidized copper and gold leaf. “It’s really beautiful when you mix the rustic with the elegance of the metal. These pieces are about contrast, about including natural raw materials,” Taylor said. “I want the painting to have topography, to have a sensory quality to it beyond the visual. I don’t like perfect smooth surfaces. I try to corrupt the surface, give it scars, give it texture—because life is not perfect.”

Check out Patricia Taylor’s work at For more information about Taylor’s “Mindscapes” show opening June 1, go to

Now Showing

Dearly Beloved and Departed - Murder Mystery Dinner June 4, 18, 25, July 2, 23 at Oatlands in Leesburg July 22 at Creek’s Edge Winery in Lovettsville August 13 at Casanel Winery in Leesburg

Godspell by Infinite Arts - Musical June 10 - 12

Picking Pansies by Caden Barley - Original Play June 24-25

Into the Woods - Summer Camp Musical Production

July 8-10, 15-17 Legally Blonde the Musical - Summer Camp Musical Production August 5-7, 12-14

PLUS monthly Magic and Improv Shows Check out more upcoming shows on our website!

All performances at StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn unless noted. 20937 Ashburn Road Suites 115 and 120 Ashburn, VA 20147


Leesburg Public Art Tours: ‘These Stories Just Have to Be Told’ BY JAN MERCKER

Leesburg’s public art scene is booming with murals and outdoor sculptures popping up all over town. And every piece has a story—from the historical to the deeply personal. Local culture maven Amy Bobchek wanted to dig deeper into the stories behind the work and help Loudouners and visitors alike take a fresh look at new and favorite works. Bobchek launched Loudoun Public Art Tours in March. She is best known to Loudouners as the frontwoman for the band Big Bad Juju and co-founder of the BENEFIT organization which puts on concerts supporting local nonprofits. As a longtime Leesburg resident, Bobchek said she’s blown away by the town’s public art scene over the past decade. When she joined the board of directors of Visit Loudoun, she was inspired by an observation from the tourism agency’s CEO Beth Erickson about an untapped market for public art tours. Bobchek started doing research with the initial thought of supporting another agency, but when she began talking with artists, she knew she wanted to tackle the project herself. “I’m looking at things that have been right in my path for a while that I never really noticed. I’m starting to take note of everything. Then I started reaching out to the artists,” she said. “As they began to share their stories of the pieces but also their artistic stories, I got so invested. These stories just have to be told.” She got things rolling with a series of trial runs for friends and family over the winter with a focus on putting collections together and weaving a story. More recently, she hosted a group of travel journalists from the UK visiting the region as part of a larger effort to promote tourism in the DMV. Bobchek tailors tours based on the amount of time clients want to spend, their focus and whether they’re locals or visitors. She divides Leesburg’s public art into two broad categories: historical work, including some of Leesburg’s most prominent murals and sculptures like the 10

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Amy Bobchek leads a tour of art installations at the Raflo Park and Sculpture Garden in Leesburg.

Stanley Caulkins Memorial sculpture on King Street, and the more conceptual work on display at the Raflo Park sculpture garden on Harrison Street. Many of her clients are Loudoun residents looking to dive deeper into the work they might drive or walk past on a daily basis. For locals, Bobchek finds that her own stories of reallife connections with the subjects of some of the work, including Caulkins and downtown Leesburg barbershop owner Nelson “Mutt” Lassiter, often hold the greatest interest. “I really weave in a lot more of my personal experiences,” she said. Out-of-town visitors often want more “formative history” from revolutionary times to the importance of the railroad to Leesburg’s development. And bringing visitors to key locations where historical events took place is a big draw. Leesburg artist Kaeley Boyle’s vibrant train mural at the King Street Bridge near Georgetown Park is a main attraction. “It’s a really great pivot point. That piece represents a real turning point in Loudoun history as the railroad did for American history,” Bobchek said. “Kaeley’s mural is a perfect example of what artists call creative placement. You’re right there where things happened.” Bobchek also is passionate about the conceptual pieces at the Raflo Park sculpture garden and the stories behind the works. She’s on a mission to share those stories with Loudouners in the next month as Leesburg’s Commission on Public Art prepares to swap out the current sculptures after two years and put new work on display.



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Those sculptures are engaging in their own right, she said, but there’s an extra richness in learning about the stories behind them. “Part of the thing that interests me about art is that we’re all invited to react to it without any intervention by the artist at all. … It’s up to you to decide what is the story the artist is trying to tell,” Bobchek said. “When I talked to the artists and got the real stories, in many cases there was so much more to it.” June is the last month to see the current exhibit before new sculptures are installed this summer. The outgoing pieces are by local favorites including Brian Kirk and Kim P. Kim. And one of Bobchek’s favorites is the backstory behind Alyssa Imes’ “Sun Flower,” an abstract flower sculpture made from steel and paracord. The Maryland-based sculptor is finishing her master’s degree at the University of Maryland. When Imes submitted her proposal for “Sun Flower,” she was planning to use the university’s studio space to create the large-scale work. When COVID closures shut down classrooms and studios in 2020, the artist had to improvise. Her family mechanic made space in his shop for her to complete the project, and Imes incorporated muffler pipe into the vibrant piece as a tribute to the unexpected twists in the process. “The piece itself is pretty straightforward—it’s beautiful to look at,” Bobchek said. “But who would ever know what [the artist] went through.” As a 30-year Leesburg resident, Bobchek is a booster for moving the town forward as a cultural hub for both the visual and performing arts. And she sees a lot of support from the Leesburg community at large. She hopes the next step will be a Leesburg performing arts center and sees momentum building in that direction. “You have to look at the Town Council and the people who live here and recognize that this burgeoning arts scene is a reflection of this community that’s growing in Leesburg,” she said. “I think we will continue to attract people here who are really dialed in to the importance of culture and seeking to find culture for their home community.” Go to for more information or to reserve a tour. JUNE 2022



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BREWERIES 1 Adroit Theory Brewing 404 Browning Ct., Purcellville

2 B Chord Brewing Company 34266 Williams Gap Rd., Round Hill

3 Barnhouse Brewery 43271 Spinks Ferry Rd., Leesburg

4 Bear Chase Brewing 33665 Bear Chase Ln., Bluemont

5 Belly Love Brewing Company 725 E. Main St., Purcellville

6 Beltway Brewing Company 22620 Davis Dr. Ste 110, Sterling

7 Black Hoof Brewing Company 11 South King St., Leesburg

8 Black Walnut Brewery 210 S. King St., Leesburg

9 Crooked Run Brewing Central 22455 Davis Dr., Sterling

10 Crooked Run Brewing Market Station, Leesburg

11 Dirt Farm Brewing 18701 Foggy Bottom Rd., Bluemont

12 Dynasty Brewing Company 21140 Ashburn Crossing Drive, Ashburn 101 Loudoun St, SE, Leesburg

13 Flying Ace Farm 40950 Flying Ace Ln, Lovettsville

14 Harper’s Ferry Brewing 37412 Adventure Ctr. Lane, Hillsboro 15 Harvest Gap Brewery 15485 Purcellville Road, Hillsboro

16 House 6 Brewing 4427 Atwater Dr., Ashburn

17 Lost Barrel Brewing 36138 John Mosby Highway, Middleburg

18 Lost Rhino Brewing Company 21730 Red Rum Rd. #142, Ashburn

19 Loudoun Brewing Company 310 E. Market St., Leesburg

20 Ocelot Brewing Company

21 Old 690 Brewing Company 15670 Ashbury Church Rd., Hillsboro

22 Old Ox Brewery 44652 Guilford Dr., Ste 114, Ashburn

23 Old Ox Brewery Middleburg 14 S Madison St, Middleburg, VA

24 Phase 2 Brewing 19382 Diamond Lake Dr, Lansdowne

25 Rocket Frog Brewing Company 22560 Glenn Dr. #103, Sterling

26 Solace Brewing Company 42615 Trade West Dr., Sterling

27 Sweetwater Tavern 45980 Waterview Plaza, Sterling

28 The Craft of Brewing 21140 Ashburn Crossing Dr., Ashburn

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BREWERIES & WINERIES 1 Hillsborough Brewery & Vineyards 36716 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro

2 Notaviva Brewery and Winery 13274 Sagle Rd., Hillsboro

3 Quattro Goomba’s Brewery & Winery 22860 James Monroe Hwy., Aldie

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The Loudoun Museum is the summer home for an exhibit of portraits soldiers who served in the U.S. Colored Troops that is traveling the country.

Loudoun Museum Exhibit Showcases Members of U.S. Colored Troops During Civil War The travelling portraiture exhibit, “17 Men,” is on display at the Loudoun Museum through early August. The exhibit includes colored pencil drawings of soldiers from the 25th Infantry Regiment of U.S. Colored Troops by artist Shayne Davidson. The portraits are based on photographs taken of them during the Civil War era when their white commanding officer sought to memorialize their service. Loudoun Museum has opened its upstairs Odd Fellows Hall space for the showing and will host a trio of events throughout the summer relating to the exhibit. “This exhibit gives visitors a great opportunity to explore a new space in the museum and learn about a fascinating history that’s relevant to Loudoun County,” said Interim Director Lori Wysong. There are a number of USCTs who were born and raised in Loudoun, and several who are buried in local cemeteries. We look forward to discussing these stories a little more in-depth at our events this summer.” From noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 11, Loudoun Museum will partner with the Virginia Piedmont Heritage Area for a Living History 14

Day, featuring USCT reenactor Hugh Goffinet and live music from the Civil War era. On July 14 starting at 6 p.m., the Museum will partner with Loudoun County Public Libraries to host guest speaker and historian Jonathan Noyalas, a who will speak about USCT service in his most recent book, “Slavery and Freedom in the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War Era.” In August, the Museum will host a virtual interview with historian Kevin Grigsby, author of “From Loudoun To Glory,” about the USCT in Loudoun County. Friends of the Thomas Balch Library Black History Committee is a cosponsor of all summer programming relating to the “17 Men” exhibit, and Civil War Trails is facilitating its transport. “Davidson’s artwork invites us to come face to face with these veterans,” said Drew Gruber, executive director of Civil War Trails. “We hope this exhibit will inspire visitors to contemplate the other 180,000 other Black Civil War soldiers whose names and faces we do not know.” For more information, go to


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A portrait of George C. Marshall while serving as Secretary of State in 1947 and 1948.


Celebrating 75 years of the Marshall Plan “The truth of the matter is that Europe’s requirements for the next three or four years of foreign food and other essential products— principally from America—are so much greater than her present ability to pay that she must have substantial additional help or face economic, social and political deterioration of a very grave character.” With those words, spoken on June 5, 1947, at Harvard University, Secretary of State George C. Marshall made the case for massive American investment in the devastated economies of post-World War II Europe. The call he issued that day was to shake off the American instinct to isolate after engaging in an international conflict and to stay engaged in the world at a scale that was unprecedented in American history. 16

On June 5, a special program at Marshall’s Leesburg home, Dodona Manor, will reflect on those pivotal days in 1947 and 1948 when President Truman signed the plan into law, and share with a new generation of Americans the enduring lessons of Marshall’s leadership during crucial moments in history. Starting at 12:30 p.m., an hour of specially selected live music will be performed by the Main Street Brass Quintet. The program will begin at 1:30 p.m. when historians and others will be on hand to reflect on the seminal moment when George Marshall’s skills as an ethical leader contributed to a successful plan and generated the broad public and political support it needed to pass congressional muster.


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R SUMMER CAMPS Q FIDDLE FUN CAMP WITH STACEY SINCLAIR Monday, June 20 - Friday, June 24 9:00-11:00 AM | Ages 8-13 Learn fiddle tunes the traditional way—by ear! This camp is perfect for violin, viola, or cello players with at least a year of playing experience. $100.00 for the week. Pre-register online or call BORH.


MUSIC AND ART IN SCRATCH: CODE AND CREATE WITH SCRATCH PROGRAMMING Monday, June 27 - Friday, July 1 9:00-11:00 AM | Ages 8-13 Learn to compose your own sound effects, music, and beats. Create works of digital art. Learn to program with Scratch’s block-based coding platform. $100.00 for the week. Pre-register online or call BORH.

ELI MCGRAW DIGITAL ART May 28 - July 2 | Upper Gallery A series of swirling, vibrant digital art that explodes concepts across canvas and probes at the underpinnings of thought.

KEITH PATTERSON June 2-28 | Lower Gallery Acrylic on canvas landscape paintings. Our exhibits are open Tuesday-Saturday from noon to 3:00 PM, as well as during concerts and by appointment. Exhibit admission is free.

Tickets to select shows are $10.00 or $5.00 plus a receipt from a dinner purchased from a Berryville restaurant on the night of the show. Visit our website for more details!

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Celebrating the Appalachian Trail Following 2,190 miles of mountain ridge lines, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail crosses 14 states, from Maine to Georgia. It’s the longest and oldest marked footpath in the country. Round Hill celebrates its backyard proximity to the recreational resource as an official AT Community. The town will hold its third Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival on Saturday, June 11 at B Chord Brewing Company. Area residents are invited to discover new day hikes, hear tales from the trail and enjoy live music throughout the day—plus kids’ activities, vendors, food trucks and beverages from B

Chord Brewing and Williams Gap Vineyard. The festival includes hands on activities and demos including trail cooking, nature art, hammock camping, and pony rides. The keynote speaker, with a presentation starting at 3 p.m. will be Warren Doyle, who holds the record of hiking the entire trail more times than any other person logging 38,000 miles, and is founder of the Appalachian Trail Institute that trains participants to prepare for through-hikes. For a full schedule and more information, go to

Upperville Horse Show Marks 169th Year Since 1853 equestrians have gathered annually under the majestic oaks at Grafton Farm to compete in the Upperville Colt & Horse Show. That tradition continues June 6-12 as hundreds of the nation’s top-ranked hunters and jumpers will compete alongside local ponies, sidesaddle ladies and racing Jack Russell Terriers. The week-long show culminates on June 12 with the excitement of the $216,000 Upperville Jumper Classic CSI4* featuring top world-class equestrians. The day’s entertainment includes junior and amateur riders, a hat contest, and the Horses & Horsepower car show. Vendors throughout the show offer a variety of food as well as equestrian, sporting, and fashionable 18

clothing, milliners, tack and leather goods, jewelry, art and hand-crafted gifts. For the full schedule and other details, go to


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The Dead Come Alive!

Born Cross-Eyed High-Power Brass

July15 Texas Chainsaw Horns

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Red Hot Blues

July22 Jon Spear Band July 29 Aug. 5

Silver Sponsor $1000 Bronze Sponsor $500 Friends of the Series $100 • Sponsor recognition for 1 Concert • Complimentary admission* for 2 guests at 1 concert. *registration required


Next Generation Grass

Dunlap & Mabe Soul Stirrin’ Rock

Aug. 12 The Talton Brothers A Touch of Class

• Sponsor recognition for 2 Concerts • Complimentary admission* for 4 guests at 2 concerts. *registration required

Afro-Funk BIG BAND

Aug. 19 Appalachian Chamber Music Festival Aug.26 Sept. 2

The Beatles! Beat

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Down-Home Roots

Hard Swimmin’ Fish

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Black Hoof Brewing founder and brewer Bill Haase raises a glass with Dean Lake.

Leesburg’s Black Hoof Takes Bronze at World Beer Cup BY RENSS GREENE

A Loudoun brewery came home with a medal from the World Beer Cup, one of the largest and most prestigious beer competitions in the world. Leesburg’s Black Hoof Brewing took home a bronze medal in the German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock category for its Dominator Dopplebock—a bittersweet victory for the brewery and community that had just lost one of its longtime brewers, Dean Lake. This year, almost 2,500 breweries from 57 countries around the world submitted 10,542 beers to be judged in 103 styles. There were an average of 102 beers competing in each style. The wait time to even join the cup’s panel of more than 200 judges is 3 to 4 years. In that crowded field, only one Loudoun brewery came home with a medal. Black Hoof Brewing Company co-founder and brewer Bill Haase said the convention in Minneapolis in early May was a chance to meet colleagues from around the country and world, learn about outfitting breweries and different styles of beer, and share knowledge at a series of seminars. German brewers, he recalled, were hesitant to admit how good his German-style beer is, 20

brewed in accordance with the centuries-old Reinheitsgebot Bavarian beer purity rules. “Germans are just—what they say is, ‘yeah, it’s very good, but it’s not like what is Germany,’ because nothing’s better than German beer,” he said with a laugh. “Your average German that comes in here, they’re really impressed with our beers,” he said. But it was also a particularly meaningful win for Black Hoof and for Loudoun brewing generally— Haase attended the convention without Dean Lake, Black Hoof’s director of operations and one of Loudoun’s longest-tenured brewers. Lake was found dead at his home only days before the convention. Haase did not go on stage to accept the award. “I was there, but you know—I just couldn’t go up there without Dean. It would have just been too emotional for me to do that,” Haase said. And there couldn’t have been a more appropriate winner. “That was his favorite beer. He loved the doppelbock,” Haase said. “Before I left, my wife told me, she said, ‘win this one for Dean,’ and maybe it was just karma, you know. But it was pretty amazing that we took a medal with one of Dean’s favorite beers.”


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6.11.22 THE LARRY KEEL EXPERIENCE Saturday, June 11, 7 p.m. B Chord Brewery The award-winning innovative flat-picking guitarist and singer/songwriter hailing from Appalachia. He has appeared on over 20 albums and written songs that have been recorded and performed by artists including Grammyaward winners Del McCoury and The Infamous Stringdusters.

6.25.22 SWEARINGEN & KELLI: THE MUSIC OF SIMON & GARFUNKEL Saturday, June 25, 8 p.m. Franklin Park Art Center Nashville-based duo A.J Swearingen and Jayne Kelli recreate the music, memories and magic of Simon and Garfunkel.

6.30.22 THE MUSIC OF CREAM Thursday, June 30, 7 p.m. (doors) Tally Ho Theater The band featuring Cream family members Kofi Bake and Will Johns honor the landmark album Disraeli Gears, followed by a set of additional hits and rarities from Eric Clapton, Blind Faith and Cream.

6.12.22 ALBERT CUMMINGS Thursday, June 16, 7 p.m. (doors) Tally Ho Theater Blind Pig Records recording artist Albert Cummings is a Blues guitar virtuoso who has played alongside B.B. King, Johnny Winter, and Buddy Guy. 22


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The Town of Leesburg’s Award Winning Free Summer Concert Series


Saturdays • 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Town Green 25 West Market Street

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June 4  Caribbean Vibe Steel Drum Band 11  Meisha Herron 18  Calista Garcia 25  Gary Jay & Fireball July 2  Georgia Randall 9  Robbie Limon 16  Joe Heilman 23  Jefferson Street Strutters 30  Dave Mininberg August 6  Melissa Quinn Fox 20  David Thong Trio Washingtonian Magazine’s Best Bet for Summer Concerts. “One of the Summer’s best concert lineups.” -The Washington Post Lawn chairs and blankets are recommended. No smoking, alcoholic beverages, or pets allowed. In case of inclement weather, the show will be cancelled. For more information, visit

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