Saturday May 27

2017 Art & Music SPONSORS


NEA Challenge America Fast Track Grant

NEA Challenge America Fast Track Grant

Headline Band Sponsor

Patrons of the Arts SponsorS

  • Tankard Nurseries
  • WHRO

Musician Workshop Sponsors

  • Davis Disposal
  • Eastern Shore Dog
  • Eastern Shore Nursery of Virginia
  • Hermitage Farms Nursery
  • Mike and Amy Plew
  • Moore’s Portable Solutions
  • PNC Bank

Friend of the Arts Sponsors

  • Cape Charles Rotary Club
  • Library of Virginia


  • Virginia Commission for the Arts


  • New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters
  • Erynn Marshall & Carl Jones
  • Larnell Starkey and the Spiritual Seven Gospel Singers
  • Mark Campbell and John Schwab
  • Gregg Kimball with Sheryl Warner and the Southside Wreckers

Photos of Art & Music  2015 by Jay Diem

Many thanks to the 2017 Sponsors and to generous grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and Virginia Commission for the Arts



The BIC’s Art and Music on the Farm festival offers fine art and treasures from local artists and artisans, as well as traditional roots music played by celebrated musicians from across Virginia, all in an inviting, family-friendly setting. Whether you prefer to sip wine, peruse the eye-catching art and delve into the history of Virginia musical styles or you and your children want to enjoy funnel cakes, a children’s art activity and plan a fun summer garden, you will find something to tickle your fancy. 

Everyone will revel in the toe-tapping, hand-clapping sounds of mountain stringband, folk and bluegrass from this year’s line-up of highly acclaimed Virginia bands. And, don’t forget the intimate workshops with the performers, hosted by music historian Gregg Kimball. The BIC is able to bring these high caliber musicians to the Eastern Shore thanks to grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts. 

In addition to the music, the Farm is filled with some of the finest art in the region: over 50 artists and artisans will have their paintings, plants and crafts for sale. There are also food and beverages (including local wine, beer, soft drinks and iced coffee) available for purchase. Children can participate in a free and fun art activity. 

So, bring your friends and family to start off summer with a glorious celebration of Virginia’s rich heritage of art and music at one of the loveliest venues on the Eastern Shore!