ART & MUSIC ON THE FARM 2017:
Saturday May 27
2017 Art & Music SPONSORS
NEA Challenge America Fast Track Grant
Virginia Commission for the Arts
Headline Band Sponsor
Patrons of the Arts SponsorS
- Tankard Nurseries
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
- New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters
- Erynn Marshall & Carl Jones
- Larnell Starkey and the Spiritual Seven Gospel Singers
- Mark Campbell and John Schwab
- Gregg Kimball, Sheryl Warner and Libby Dunton
Photos of Art & Music 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.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
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!