TRIPPIN’ WITH THE ARTS COUNCIL

 

THE BIRTHPLACE OF COUNTRY MUSIC MUSEUM – Bristol, Virginia

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Cost:  $45 per person.  Deadline for payment is Friday, June 30, 2017.

Trips are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and space is limited.  All payments are non-refundable unless we are able to sell your ticket.

Bus Schedule:

  • Independence (Food City Parking Lot, by the fence near the Grayson County High School Field):  Depart:  9:00  a.m.  –  Estimated return:  7:00 pm
  • Galax (Galax Recreation Center Parking Lot, at the end of the lot by the tennis courts):  Depart:  9:30  a.m.  –  Estimated return:  6:30 pm
  • Hillsville  (Hillsville VFW Parking Lot in the rear by the back gate):  Depart: 10:00 a.m.  –  Estimated return:  6:00 pm

We will arrive in Bristol at Noon.  The Museum is located in downtown Bristol on the Virginia side of State Street.  Lunch will be on-your-own as there are a dozen restaurants within easy walking distance of the Museum.

At 1:45 p.m. the group will meet at the entrance to the Museum to gather for our 2:00 p.m. tour.

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, tells the story of the 1927 Bristol Sessions recordings, explores how evolving sound technology shaped their success, and highlights how this rich musical heritage lives on in today’s music.

The cost of your trip includes:

  • Luxury motor coach round-trip transportation provided by Sunshine Tours
  • Entrance fee to the Museum
  • 1-hour guided tour
  • 1-hour to explore the museum at your leisure
  • Opportunity to visit Blackbird Bakery before departing Bristol for home
  • Driver gratuity

THE MUSIC MAN at the BARTER THEATER – Abingdon, Virginia

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Cost:  $85 per person.  Deadline for payment is Friday, August 4, 2017.

Trips are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and space is limited.  All payments are non-refundable unless we are able to sell your ticket.

Bus Schedule:

  • Independence (Food City Parking Lot, by the fence near the Grayson County High School Field):  Depart:  9:30  a.m.  –  Estimated return:  8:00 pm
  • Galax (Galax Recreation Center Parking Lot, at the end of the lot by the tennis courts):  Depart: 10:00 a.m.  –  Estimated return:  7:30 pm
  • Hillsville  (Hillsville VFW Parking Lot in the rear by the back gate):  Depart: 10:30 a.m.  –  Estimated return:  7:00 pm

Our first stop will be at Heartwood:  Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway where we will have a Soup, Salad, Sandwich Buffet.  There will be time to explore the beautiful galleries featuring works for sale by Virginia artisans.

We will depart Heartwood at 2:15 p.m. for The Barter Theater for a 3:00 p.m. showing of The Music Man.  Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey.

Never seen before on Barter Theatre’s stage, there is truly nothing more American than Meredith Willson’s classic Broadway musical, “The Music Man.”  The fast-talking “Professor” Harold Hill convinces the parents of River City, Iowa, to buy band instruments and uniforms for their youngsters to save them from the corrupting influence of the local pool hall. In the process, he falls for the local librarian, Marian Paroo. Chaos ensues as Hill’s credentials are questioned, and the town is divided in their belief in this charismatic man. This story features some of musical theatre’s great characters including Mrs. Paroo, Winthrop, Hill’s sidekick Marcellus, Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn, and a host of others performed by Barter’s Resident Acting Company, who you know and love. Featuring songs from Willson’s timeless score including “Goodnight, My Someone,” “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Shipoopi,” “(Ya Got) Trouble,” and “Till There Was You.”  “The Music Man” was the play that launched the Galax Theater Guild.

The cost of your trip includes:

  • Luxury motor coach round-trip transportation provided by Sunshine Tours
  • Lunch at Heartwood
  • Theater tickets
  • All gratuities

 

Please make checks payable to:  The Arts Council, PO Box 492, Galax, VA 24333.

Call 276-238-1217 for more information.

 

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