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Previous events

Music My Mother Would Not Like: Celebrate Pride 2023


Weekly series of streamed concerts featuring 4 artists. Each artist will perform their showcase from their home music studio. The artists will perform for 20 minutes. It is free to register, but it is a donation based concert. This is how the artists are paid. A suggested donation of $20 is appreciated. Viewers will receive a PayPal Link on the day of the show, donations in all amounts are accepted and appreciated. The show will be emceed by Bruce Swan, Radio Host. The concerts will begin promptly at 8:00 PM ET, but access to the waiting room is possible from 7:30 PM ET.

Free but limited admission


Local Cream South Presents Kipyn Martin

Creative Cauldron, 410 S Maple Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046

The monthly songwriter showcase Local Cream is coming south to the Creative Cauldron for a second year. Founder Anette Wasilik, brings some of the creamiest award-winning songwriters and performers for the Passport show. Kipyn Martin, Jillian Matundan, Heather Aubrey Lloyd (of the band Ily Amy).


Songstress Sojourn

Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Presented by the Forbes Center in partnership with WMRA radio, this exciting showcase returns to the lineup with a captivating group of singer-songwriters from the Shenandoah Valley! Experience a heartfelt evening hosted by Tina Owens from WMRA’s The Acoustic Café about the personal journeys singer-songwriters embark on when creating new works. Each sensational songstress will perform several original songs and share the personal stories behind their creation. The Forbes Center highlights a new group of talented singer-songwriters each season. This event is also sponsored by Cross Keys Studio in Port Republic, Virginia. Don’t miss it!

Price Regular: $30 Subscriber: $28 JMU Fac/Staff: $29 Senior (62+): $29 JMU Students: $18


Kipyn Martin at Freshwater Folk Festival

White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery, 400 East Main Street, White Sulphur Springs

Mark your calendars for The Freshwater Folk Festival on Saturday, September 10th from 10 AM to 5 PM at the White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery in White Sulphur Springs, WV!

It’ll be a fantastic day of fun for the whole family with live music by Richard Hefner and The Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys, The Sea The Sea, Kipyn Martin, Jim Snyder, and The Rust Brothers. And, of course, there will also be food; crafts; exhibits; hands-on educational activities designed to foster understanding, appreciation and conservation of freshwater resources; and some surprises! It is also a celebration of the rich culture and natural history of West Virginia.

The Freshwater Folk Festival is a celebration of our nation’s fish, wildlife, and natural resources. We hope you can join us at the festival to enjoy everything it has to offer.

And, remember admission is free!

Levitt AMP Shenandoah Junction, featuring Kipyn Martin

Levitt AMP Shenandoah Junction, 235 Sam Michaels Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV

Levitt AMP Shenandoah Junction offers Thursday evening concerts admission FREE. The vision of the Levitt Foundation is an America filled with thriving, inclusive public spaces, creating community and connections that extend into daily life. The Levitt AMP Shenandoah Junction Music Series is supported in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a private foundation that empowers towns and cities across America to transform underused public spaces into thriving destinations through the power of free, live music. Learn more at levitt.org. Food vendors will be available or bring a picnic! Pets on a leash are welcome. No alcohol.

Barns of Rose Hill Presents Joan & Joni

Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville, Virginia 22611

This show is sponsored by Jim Craig Sundecks and Porches.

The artists have requested that all audience members be fully vaccinated

Joan & Joni is a tribute to Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell performed by singer/songwriters Allison Shapira and Kipyn Martin. In a musical journey from the 60s to today, Allison and Kipyn demonstrate the effect Joan and Joni have had on their own musical development as modern musicians. Kipyn Martin is an award-winning Americana singer/songwriter whose roots sink into the banks of the Shenandoah River. Allison Shapira is a recovering opera singer who recently found her authentic voice as a folksinger and songwriter. In March 2016, Allison and Kipyn were each nominated by the Washington Area Music Association Awards (WAMMIES) for best contemporary folk vocalist and Kipyn was nominated for songwriter of the year.

Kipyn and Allison met during the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) conference in November 2013. Both classically trained singers and up-and-coming musicians in the DC-area folk scene, they soon realized their musical influences were similarly shaped by the folk revival music of the ’60s. Soon, Joan & Joni was born.

Allison and Kipyn’s power comes from their authenticity as performers; they touch people not just through their music but also through their passion and drive to inspire and connect with their audience. They perform a collection of timeless songs by Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell and reveal a few hidden gems from Joan and Joni’s respective albums.

By weaving Joan Baez & Joni Mitchell’s themes together with their own individual messages, Allison and Kipyn place an important part of American history in a modern context.

Times: Doors open at 6:00 PM and concert starts at 7 PM

Ticket Prices & Info: All Tickets are General Admission. $25 in advance until 3:00 PM on the day of event. $30 at the door. Children 12 years and below are free when accompanied by an adult

Tickets may be reserved in advance either online or by calling the Barns of Rose Hill Box Office at (540) 955-2004 (Noon to 3:00 – Tuesday through Saturday). If you call when our Box Office is closed, please leave a message and we’ll return your call within 24 business hours. All sales are final. Exceptions for special circumstances may be made no later than 24 hours prior to performance.

General Admission $25