Farmville Downtown Partnership is proud to announce its third annual Main Street Music Series. Featuring local and regional artists, the series is held May through September on the third Thursday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Crute Stage, on the corner of Fourth Street and Main Street. From gospel to bluegrass, the series is sure to offer something for everyone this year.
“We really wanted to introduce the community to a variety of music styles,” said Justin Reid, chair of the FDP Promotions Committee, “We have a great combination of local favorites and new regional talent.”
The first performance is May 21 and will feature gospel music. The Royal Supremes will be headlining, with the First Baptist and Sharon Baptist youth and young adult choirs opening.
The June 18 event will be kicked off by the indie rock sounds of Moosetrap, an Americana influenced band from King William, Virginia, and followed by main act, George Taylor, a roots country and blue singer who hails from Goochland. July 16 will feature reggae style music, featuring local artist Kana Keihm and friends.
On August 20th, pickin’ and diggin’ will be front and center as the series spotlights bluegrass and country sounds. Farmville based Powers & Brown will be opening with Dixie Road Bluegrass Band headlining. The series will conclude on September 17 as jazz, soul and hip hop fill the air. Farmville local’s Feng Sway will get things going followed by headliner, Richmond native Blair Ebony Smith.
“I am really excited about another season of live music at Crute Stage,” said Allison Crews, a member of the FDP committee organizing the series this year. “It’s such an awesome community space. There’s lots of good energy,” she added.
Attendees are encouraged to grab takeout from any of their favorite downtown restaurants, bring their lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the show. Farmville Downtown eateries include: The Bakery, Charley’s Waterfront Cafe, El Patron, Riverside Cafe, Walker’s Diner, and Uptown Coffee Cafe.
Sponsors of the music series include 4th Street Motor Company, Mainly Clay, the Moton Museum, Virginia Credit Union, and WFLO, along with Centra Southside Community Hospital, Davenport & Company, Walk2 Campus Properties, Longwood Real Estate Foundation and The Woodland Retirement Community.