Music on the Lawn July 10, 2015

On Friday, July 10 Jessica Weaver and Silver Linings will be performing for our last concert of the year.  Jessica is a singer/song writer from our own Madison County who recently recorded her first single, “Letting Go” after winning national competition in New York City.  She has recorded with Martine McBride and is coming up in the music world.  We are delighted to have her and Silver Linings perform for Music on the Lawn.

Bring your lawn chair/blankets and enjoy an evening in the Historic Town of Madison.  Food for sale will be available from the Madison 4-Miler Ladies.

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July 3, 2015 Dan Barrale

Dan Barrale will be performing on July 3, 2015 for our Music on the Lawn.  Dan has been a guest of MOTL several years ago and everyone loves his music.  If you like sounds of Frank Sinatra and mo-town music, come here it from the best.  Dan will be performing all types of music and some patriotic songs.  Join us for our nation’s birthday weekend and best sure to wear some red, white, and blue.

Music starts at 6:30 and lasts until 8:30.  This is a FREE concert sponsored by Plow & Hearth.  Bring your lawn chairs/blankets and enjoy an evening.  You will want to get up and dance to this band.

Food for sale will be offered by the Madison 4-Miler Ladies.  See you there.July 2015music_V2

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Dark Hollow Band

June Music2015_V2We are starting our 12th year of Music on the Lawn.  Come join us on Friday, June 19 on the lawn of the Madison County Library located on North Main Street in the Town of Madison, VA.

Dark Hollow Band will be the band for our first concert of 2015.  Not only is this the best dressed band around, it is the best bluegrass band around.  If you like hard driving traditional bluegrass music, you won’t want to miss this evening of entertainment.

Music starts at 6:30 and goes until 8:15.  Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets and relax in an evening of fun and music.  Food for sale will be provided by the Madison 4-Miler Ladies.

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Music on the Lawn: Five of a Kind on September 11, 2014

For over 30 years the Five of a Kind bluegrass band has been entertaining audiences up and down the Northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Based in Strasburg, VA, the group’s personable and involve-the-audience approach to the music has gathered them a large following throughout the area with their traditional blend of bluegrass and classic country.  
Time:  6:30pm to 8:30pm.

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Music on the Lawn: Local Vocals on August 14, 2014

LOCAL VOCALS   is an eclectic acoustic trio featuring the vocal styling of Cindy Perfater, former lead singer with Charlottesville’s Houserockers  Band for over 25 years, Pat Burns guitarist/vocalist formerly with The Kool Kats and City Lights, and Mike Perfater guitarist/vocalist who spent nearly three decades with the Houserockers Band as one of its founders and leader.  The trio’s musical style relies heavily on tight three part harmonies, with all three members alternating as lead singers.  With a powerful vocal chemistry, and now in their fourth year of performing together, LOCAL  VOCALS repertoire includes a wide variety of traditional classic acoustic rock of The Eagles, Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Zack Brown Band, and Jimmy Buffett along with familiar modern selections of The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Linda Ronstadt and ambitious unplugged versions of pop and rock groups whose music spans 6 decades.


For bookings or more information, contact:

Mike Perfater at 434-296-1761, 434-981-3748 or email at:

You can also visit Local Vocals on Facebook!

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Music on the Lawn: Aberdeen Green on July 10, 2014


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Aberdeen Green has performed on many stages, including that of the 91st National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Presidents Park in Washington, DC. They opened for artists such as Aretha Franklin, Maria Carey, Train,Janelle Monae, Renee Fleming, and The Avett Brothers. They have also shared the roster several nationally acclaimed country artists such as Trace Adkins, Wynonna Judd, Craig Morgan, Montgomery Gentry, Neal McMcoy and Lonestar. The release of their debut album, “The Oak Tree,” is just weeks away!

Carley fell in love with music when she was very young. By the age of twelve she was playing songs by ear on the piano and had picked up the guitar. Her devotion to music took her from her small hometown of Culpeper, Virginia toBerklee College of Music in Boston, where she studied songwriting and honed her skills on the strings. In 2007,Carley packed up her guitar and headed to Nashville to continue her passion.

Amanda hails from a very musical family in Virginia, where she has been singing as long as shes been talking. At the tender age of 17, Amanda packed her bags, kissed her pony on the nose, and headed for Nashville to study voice and music business at Belmont University. Today, shes sings anywhere that has a stage from her hometown ofBerryville, to Egypt and Romania, to all of Nashvilles well-known haunts.

The duo met at a local restaurant in Nashville and became fast friends. It was meant to be, says Amanda. What makes this meeting even more serendipitous? Each of these gals attended the same summer camp growing up and even took vocal lessons from the same coach. Carley states, I always felt I was meant to share the stage with someone else. And she was right…

Carley’s gritty, raw vocals are the culmination of her influences folk artists such as Joni Mitchell, Patty Griffin, Bob Dylan and blues singers like Keb Mo and Eva Cassidy, to name a few. Amanda’s stellar set of pipes produce a pure and simple sound that is meaningful. It’s no surprise to learn she grew up on the tunes of artists like the Dixie Chicks,Allison Krauss, and Bonnie Raitt. Put these two voices together and the result is an unforgettable blend of harmony. Its easy to get hooked on Aberdeen Green’s cool, Americana vibe. From two different farms in the ShenandoahValley, Aberdeen Green will bring their authentic, homegrown Appalachian sound to you.

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Music on the Lawn: Dan Barrale, “Sinatra Under the Stars”


Dan Barrale was born in New York City in 1961, the youngest of three children.  He moved to Charlottesville in 1989 where he began working in construction before becoming self employed as a contractor, while pursuing his musical interests as a drummer first and then a singer, all while raising a family.

He began his musical career at the age of six, singing in his church’s gospel group.  His musical interests include gospel, R&B, Jazz, Funk, Soul, Fusion – you name it, he loves it!  Dan’s biggest musical influences include Stevie Wonder; Chicago; Blood, Sweat & Tears; Sammy Davis, Jr. (just to name a few).  As his talents and voice matured, he performed mostly as a vocalist, singing Jazz, Big Band, Blues and Gospel – but he is best known for his Sinatra stylings.

He has performed as a vocalist in venues such as the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; The Breakers in Palm Beach; The Bellagio in Las Vgas; Music on the Lawn in Madison, VA; as well as at hundreds of weddings and corporate events.

Dan currently resides in Charlottesville and is pursuing his dream of a full-time musical career.

Dan will be performing on September 12 at the Madison County Library Lawn from 6:30 to 8:30.  Please remember to bring canned goods for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.  Food for sale will be by the Madison 4-Miler Ladies.  You will not want to miss the event!!!

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