Belle Isle State Park has three great concerts planned for July for its Music by the River series. The park has seven miles of waterfront, most of it on the tidal Rappahannock River. Concert goers can bring picnics and blankets or chairs and listen to music in view of the “Rivah”, as it is called by locals. A games and crafts area is available for kids, although the number of adults playing games such as tug-of-war often matches the number of kids.
All concerts are free and begin at 6 p.m.
July 16, 2011
Sweet Justice is a hot band that performs classic rock from the 60s, 70s and 80s. They play everything from one-hit wonders to tunes by arena rock heroes. Their high energy, twin guitar attack, pounding rhythms and tight harmonies take you back to the days when music had more substance and meaning. Their eclectic musical collection reminds listeners of carefree days gone by.
The Honeywind Bluegrass Boys
July 30, 2011
The Honeywind Bluegrass Boys return to their fourth year at Belle Isle, playing bluegrass and country tunes on fiddle, banjo, guitar, and mandolin. Their crisp vocals tell stories of love found and lost, the glories of nature, and faith.
Children can make crafts and play games
The Music by the River series is sponsored by Bank of Lancaster, Bethel Emmanuel United Methodist Men, Chesapeake Bank, EVB, Friends of Belle Isle State Park, K-I-WS Rotary, Neal/Nickel Wealth Management, Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts, Rappahannock Record, 105.5 WRAR, River Country 107.5, Dehnert & Clark & Co., Wealth Management Planning Solutions/Robert E. Walker, Rumsey and Bugg, Attorneys at Law, and Bay Seafood Festival.
LOCATION: Lancaster County on the Rappahannock River. From Warsaw, take State Route 3 East to SR 354. Turn right and follow for three miles. Turn right onto SR 683 at Somers to the park entrance. From Kilmarnock, take Route 3 West to Lively, then left on SR 201 for three miles, then right on SR 354 for three miles and left onto 683 to the park entrance.
Drive Time: Northern Virginia: two hours; Richmond: two hours; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach: two hours; Roanoke: five hours
Click here for a Google map. Latitude, 37.774414. Longitude: -76.599364.
OVERNIGHT FACILITIES: Bel Air Overnight Area (Bel Air house and guest house) and camping. For information on availability of campsites, particular park amenities or to make a reservation, you can Click here for details on reservation cancellation and transfer policies. A fee is charged per pet per night for overnight stays.