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The award-winning Stafford Players, Stafford High School’s drama students, will bring“Peter and the Starcatcher” to center stage on April 26 and 27 and May 2-4, 2019. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, “Peter and the Starcatcher” is the story of the bonds of friendship, duty and love. Molly, a starcatcher-in-training, faces off against the fearsome Black Stache in an enchanting adventure that reveals how a wayward orphan becomes “the boy who w...

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APR 27

Fredericksburg Music Blast

Venue: Fredericksburg Fair Grounds
Cost: $15 – 20
Apr 27, 2019 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

ESTABLISHED AND UP AND COMING MUSICIANS WITH TIES TO THE FREDERICKSBURG AREA WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED. A GREAT, FAMILY-ORIENTED EVENT!!    

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APR 28

Belmont Spring Open House

Venue: Belmont-Gari Melchers Estate
Cost: $free
Apr 28, 2019 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm

The public is invited to tour the house, studio and galleries of the famous American painter Gari Melchers (1860-1932). Stroll the restored gardens and woodland trails, visit the Fannie Roots House on the property to hear about the latest restoration efforts, join a Preschool Palette class in the kitchen classroom and explore the museum shop.

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APR 28

Bring a folding chair or a blanket and enjoy a double concert on the riverside lawn of Chatham. On Sunday, April 28th, from 2 - 4PM, the Friends of Chatham group begins the first of two free concert on the riverside lawn at historic Chatham Manor. This event features the Stafford High School String Orchestra and the Colonial Forge High School Jazz Band presenting a combined program of both classical and popular tunes sure to please everyone. Audience members must bring their own chairs or ...

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APR 28

Our Chamber Series continues with music for flute, viola, and harp with The Beau Soir Ensemble. Join us for "beautiful music in a beautiful space". Admission is free with donations accepted at the door. For more information, visit: https://bit.ly/2AVr6nx #downtownfxbg #stgeorgesmusic

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APR 28

The Beau Soir Ensemble will perform a free concert at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Fredericksburg, Virginia on Sunday, April 28 at 3 pm. This free concert is part of St. George’s Chamber Series and will include works by Johann Gottlieb Graun, Maurice Ravel, David Bruce, and Lucas Richman. The Beau Soir Ensemble is a flute, viola, and harp trio dedicated to the performance of standard and contemporary repertoire spanning a variety of genres. Musicians are Ruth Wicker Schaaf (viola), Car...

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Under the direction of Kevin McChesney, 30 or Americas top teen musicians perform on 12 Octaves of English Handbells.


Tea and Tour: The Ladies of Kenmore

Venue: Historic Kenmore
Cost: $10 – 20
May 04, 2019 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Visit Historic Kenmore for a special Tea and Tour focusing on the many generations of ladies who have called Kenmore home! Enjoy Kenmore tea and gingerbread while experiencing eighteenth-century tea service first hand. See the first floor of the mansion, learning the history of the grand 1775 home through vignettes, and meet a few of the extraordinary ladies of Kenmore along the way as part of this dramatic tour. Cost: $20 Adults; $10 under 17 Reservations required. Limited availability...


Gather in historic Market Square from 11am – 2pm to listen to African storyteller Baba Jamal Koram, view a dance performance from the D.C. area’s Taratibu Youth Association. Immediately after the performances, join us for dance lessons, drumming activities and make and take crafts.


ArtsLIVE! 32nd Annual Chamber Music Festival

Venue: Trinity Episcopal Church
Cost: $25 – 30
May 14, 2019 07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

ArtsLIVE! 32nd Annual Chamber Music Festival on Tuesday, May 14, Thursday, May 16, and Friday May 17 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 825 College Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA. Three evenings of exquisite performances will enrich your musical experience. Each evening has a unique schedule of music and student performances from ArtsLIVE!’s Young Artist Competition 2019 winners. Tickets are $30 for adults for each evening. Student tickets are free. Seniors (65+) tickets are $25 per evening. A...