Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the 3rd Thursday Summer Concert Series in 2023!
Culpeper, VA. Are you a little bit country or do you like rock n’ roll? Do you like your music loud, with a little bit of funk and a whole lot of soul? Maybe beach music is your jam. Then allow Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. (CRI) to introduce you to the 3rd Thursday Summer Concert Series! Taking place the third Thursday of the month, May through August (with September serving as a rain date), from 5pm to 9pm at the Depot (111 Commerce Street) enjoy quality live music, delicious food vendors, refreshing adult beverages, a kid’s corner and more!
This year happens to be extra special because it was 20 years ago the first 3rd Thursday Summer Concert, featuring Chairmen of the Board with General Johnson, was held at the historic Train Depot in Culpeper Downtown! This year, to celebrate the much-loved concert series’ 20-year anniversary, season tickets (four concerts) can be purchased for only $20! The 3rd Thursday Summer Concert Series event committee, made up of volunteer community members, has created an exciting lineup of entertainment, featuring the En’Novation Band, Mad Maxx & The Groove Train Band, Band of Oz and The Castaways. David Martin, 3rd Thursday Committee Chairman, says “We are excited for our upcoming summer concert series. This may be the best musical line up ever!”
Kicking off the first concert of the season, fan favorite, En’Novation Band will take the stage on May 18th! The energy delivered by En’Novation will get everyone on their feet, dancing the night away to hit after hit! Smooth harmonies, with a musical repertoire spanning decades, En’Novation band is sure to get the 2023 3rd Thursday season started off right!
June 15th will feature sounds from Mad Maxx & The Grove Train Band, central Virginia’s premier 80’s tribute band! Creating a fun and interactive dynamic throughout the entirety of their show, this is a group that will leave a lasting impression, while taking you back to the days when FM radios reigned supreme. Join CRI, along with Mad Maxx & The Grove Train Band for a blast from the past!
July 20th, brings the 3rd Thursday Summer Concert Series back to its musical roots with beach music by legendary Band of Oz. Since the 1960s, this band has steadily grown in popularity over the decades, becoming one of the most successful and recognizable beach bands in the southeast. Enjoy brass bumping horns, funky rhythms, and melodic sounds from this engaging group!
The 3rd Thursday Summer Concert Series will round out its 20th year anniversary on August 17th, featuring The Castaways, a Carolina Beach Music Hall of Famer, as well as Female Vocalist of the Year winner for 2021 and 2022! The Castaways are sure to impress crowds of all ages with their unique flavor of beach, soul, and rock n’ roll!
Culpeper Renaissance and the 3rd Thursday Summer Concert Series event committee look forward to welcoming community members from both near and far to join in and cut loose while savoring the fun of care-free summer nights, under the stars in historic and charming Culpeper Downtown, grooving the night away, socializing and dancing from 5pm to 9pm at the Depot (111 Commerce Street)! In between songs, be sure to grab a delicious bite from series food vendors Bowles Southern Fried, Burnt Ends BBQ, Dad Bod BBQ (featuring hot dogs, brats & burgers), Kona Ice, Mi Ranchito Mexican Food, and a special appearance in July from Moo Thru Mobile Warrenton. Wash it all down with your favorite adult beverages from Virginia Eagle Distributors or enjoy a nice glass of vino!
Advanced tickets are available for purchase at Oak View National Bank – Culpeper (450 James Madison Hwy) Poppy + Chalk/Scoop on Davis (172 East Davis Street) or the Museum of Culpeper History (113 Commerce Street). Tickets are $10 per concert or pick up the 20th anniversary special season pass for only $20! Tickets will also be available at the gates. Did we mention, under 21, get in FREE!
The 3rd Thursday Summer Concert Series is made possible through the generous support of: stage sponsor Hook-N-Up Towing & Recovery, the Town of Culpeper and the Virginia Commission for the Arts with National Endowment for the Arts, Kid Central, Appleton Campbell Plumbing Heating Air Conditioning & Electrical, Culpeper County Economic Development/Be a Culpeper Local, Culpeper Media Network, Duckett Corbin Team Realtors – RE/MAX Regency, Maloney & Ward Insurance, Oak View National Bank, UVA Community Credit Union, 103.1 WJMA & 105.5 SAM-FM, YHB, Cherry Street Building Supply, Clore-English Funeral Home, Culpeper Chamber of Commerce, The Jones Group CPA’s & Consultants, Culpeper Times, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative and Xpress Copy & Graphics.
Stay local and support small businesses, along with Culpeper Renaissance, Inc., your non-profit Main Street Program, while cutting a rug in Culpeper Downtown this summer! All are welcome, so bring your chair or a lawn blanket, but please, no pets or coolers! For more information like/follow Culpeper Renaissance on Facebook or Instagram, visit www.culpeperdowntown.com
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