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Culpeper Renaissance’s Culpeper Downtown 2018 3rd Thursday Summer Concert Series July 19th, August 16th, August 29th, and September 20th

Culpeper, VA.Join us in historic downtown Culpeper directly in front of the Depot for the kick-off concert of the 3rd Thursday Summer Concert Series, brought to you by Culpeper Renaissance, Inc., a downtown development organization dedicated to enhancing, celebrating, and enriching Culpeper’s Downtown, and this year’s stage sponsor UVA Community Credit Union. Aaron Martinak, 3rd Thursday Summer Concert Series Chairman, is eagerly anticipating the arrival of this year’s Concert Series. “I'm really excited about this year's musical lineup for this year's Third Thursday concert series. We have a great mix of fan favorites and some excellent first-time bands.” 

The summer concert series begins on July 19th featuring The Fantastic Shakers known as the "South's Finest Show Band".  South Carolina's Grand Strand has become the band's summer home and their hit single "Myrtle Beach Days" catapulted The Shakers to the top of the Carolinas musical groups. Their experience and longevity has allowed The Fantastic Shakers to possess a level of versatility few other groups can match. With five lead vocalists and up to four horns, they can perform almost any style of music from Carolina beach, up-tempo dance and rock.  The music is GREAT but what sets The Fantastic Shakers apart is the personality of the group. The fun starts at the first note and doesn’t stop until the last.  A performance by The Fantastic Shakers is not just a party, it is an EVENT!

The festivities continue on August 16, 2018, with the high energy show from The Hackens Boys. Voted Best Band in the Shenandoah Valley 6 times by the Daily News Record, The Hackens Boys have been a staple of Virginia music over their 12-year history! Following the release of their 2014 album “On The Run”, the group has continued to provide the Valley with high-energy performances full of country and southern rock favorites guaranteed to have you on the DANCE floor!

The Worx concert has been rescheduled for August 29, 2018. Come out and enjoy this award-winning group and the most consistently requested band of the series.  The Worx perform modern and classic rock-n-roll covers as well as original material with such energetic enthusiasm that everyone will be on their feet for this highly sought-after show.  From their amazing head-turning classic rock-n-roll covers (you won't be sure you're not hearing the original artists) to their owncrowd-pleasing hits, The Worx deliver an EXCITING show. Come to the Depot area ready to dance and sing;you'll see why crowds across Virginia LOVE The Worx. 

Join us for our final concert of the summer on September 20, 2018, with the high energy show from En’Novation Band.  En'Novation is a highly talented Richmond based band made up of extremely well-seasoned singers and musicians that have decades of combined experience.  En’Novation performs hit after hit with stunningly smooth vocals, pitch perfect harmonies, and a high charismatic stage presence.  GRAB your dancing shoes; this is one concert Culpeper music lovers should not miss!

Be certain to join us from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM, directly in front of Depot on Commerce Street in historic downtown Culpeper, for great music and an enjoyable evening for the entire family!

Advance tickets are available for $5 per concert or a DISCOUNT SEASON TICKET for all 4 concerts may be purchased for $15 (that’s one free concert). All are available up until the day before the event at the following locations: Pepperberries located at 102 East Davis Street, Museum of Culpeper History at 113 South Commerce Street, Randy’s Flowers by Endless Creations at 211 West Evans Street, and Oak View National Bank 450 James Madison Highway. General admission the day of the event is $7 at the gate for those 21 and over. KIDS ARE FREE!

The 3rd Thursday Summer Concert Series is made possible through the generous support of the UVA Community Credit Union; Town of Culpeper; 103.1 WJMA/105.5 SAM FM; Appleton Campbell, Inc; Be A Culpeper Local program; Culpeper Media Network; Culpeper Times; Maloney & Ward Insurance Agency, Inc.; Davies, Barrel, Will, Lewellyn, & Edwards., PLC; Clore-English Funeral Home, Virginia Eagle Distributing Co., SWIFT, and Martin’s Food Market. This project is supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Come and enjoy historic downtown Culpeper throughout the summer with great times and the great sounds of The Worx, The Fantastic Shakers, The Hackens Boys, and En’Novation Band.

All are welcome! Bring friends, family & a lawn chair! Please remember no pets and no coolers, but picnic baskets are welcome! For more information please contact Culpeper Renaissance at (540) 825-4416 or crievents@culpeperdowntown.com or visit us on the web at www.culpeperdowntown.com .