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November 2018

Ryanhood – Folk Rock

Saturday, November 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friends of Bedford Library Concert Series, 321 North Bridge St
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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$15

NAMED "BEST GROUP/DUO" in the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA’s), acoustic-duo Ryanhood got their first break more than a decade ago as street-performers at Boston’s Quincy Market. It was there that Ryan Green and Cameron Hood were spotted by a college booking agent and thrust into the college touring scene, where Campus Activities Magazine would soon name them “one of the most requested acts by college buyers all across the country.” The two first met in high school, where they…

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January 2019

The Honey Dewdrops

Saturday, January 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friends of Bedford Library Concert Series, 321 North Bridge St
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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$15

Rescheduled: We have rescheduled this concert for Saturday, January 19. If you had tickets for the 12th you can use them for the concert Jan 19th.  If you can't make it and have already paid for the 12th, contact us for a refund. "Gorgeous harmonies, thrilling arrangements, and some remarkably insightful, honest writing. " - SING OUT! "Handcrafted sound centered on swarming harmonies and acoustic guitars that churn like a paddlewheel and shimmer like heat waves on the highway."  - ACOUSTIC…

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February 2019

Freddy and Francine – Americana Soul

Saturday, February 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friends of Bedford Library Concert Series, 321 North Bridge St
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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$15

Freddy & Francine is an Americana-Soul duo comprised of Bianca Caruso & Lee Ferris. With voices reminiscent of Aretha Franklin & Van Morrison, their songs blend Soul, R&B, Folk, and Americana with a modern, yet timeless appeal to all ages.  Based in Los Angeles, Ferris and Caruso met in the 40th Anniversary of a musical production of HAiR in LA in 2007.  As individuals, Caruso developed a comedy television show with ABC and Ferris racked up 500 performances as Carl…

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March 2019

Heron Valley – Traditional Scottish/Irish

Friday, March 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friends of Bedford Library Concert Series, 321 North Bridge St
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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$15

Heron Valley are an energetic, young traditional band from Scotland who have serious enthusiasm for the music they play. Their roots lie in Scottish and Irish traditional music, while taking influence from various Folk, Country and Bluegrass styles. The five-piece, energy fuelled group comprises piper/guitarist/whistle player Euan McNab, banjo player/drummer Nick Hamilton, pianist Arlene Mackechnie, guitarist/vocalist Abigail Pryde and bassist Callum Cronin. Since their inception in 2014, Heron Valley have always ensured that they are conveying the highest amount of…

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April 2019

The Sweetback Sisters – A Renegade Retro Band

Friday, April 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friends of Bedford Library Concert Series, 321 North Bridge St
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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$15

A modern take on the THE GOLDEN AGE OF COUNTRY MUSIC "Americana darlings roadhouse edge" - NPR, March 2012 "Unbelievably sweet, rich...all the sparkly debauchery of classic country" - The Onion, Nov 2011 Sweetback Sisters Emily Miller and Zara Bode may not be blood relations, but their precise, family-style harmonies recall the best of country music from the Everlys to The Judds, as well as the spirited rockabilly energy of Wanda Jackson, one of the band’s role models.  Technically speaking, The…

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May 2019

Josephine County Band – Celtic

Saturday, May 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friends of Bedford Library Concert Series, 321 North Bridge St
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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$15

Josephine County is more than the combination of four powerful traditional musicians. It is a gathering of friends, sharing their expertise, knowledge, and enthusiasm for music ranging from the United States to  French Canada to Ireland and back.  Erica Brown, Matt Shipman, Hanz Araki, and Colleen Raney very simply create an exceptional musical experience. Award-winning fiddler and singer Erica Brown dedicated herself to traditional music at a very young age. Classical, French Canadian, Bluegrass, Country, and much more can be found in her wide-range of musical styles. Her talent…

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June 2019

HighTime – Traditional Irish & Folk

Saturday, June 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friends of Bedford Library Concert Series, 321 North Bridge St
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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$15

This fresh new trio from the heart of Connemara, Ireland combines Irish music and an intriguing blend of modern folk influences to produce a rich sound and exciting experience to delight listeners. Featuring an unusual line-up of flute, whistles, harp,bodhrán, guitar and vocals (with some Irish dancing steps thrown in!), HighTime make a youthful and energetic statement.Equal measures of music and tradition from old Ireland coupled with bold new arrangements make for a tasty platter of music, song and dance…

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Spring Book Sale Preview (for members of the Friends only)

Friday, June 7, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Book Sale Bedford, VA 24523 United States + Google Map

The Friends of the Bedford Public Library will hold a preview of our Spring Book Sale on the second floor of Bedford Central Library and in our new Book Room.  If  you are a member of the friends (you must show a membership card), you can shop early on Friday from 4:30 to 6:00 pm before the main book sale on Saturday.  You can join the Friends on Friday to shop if you'd like. Included in the selection are current…

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Spring Book Sale

Saturday, June 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Book Sale Bedford, VA 24523 United States + Google Map

The Friends of the Bedford Public Library will hold their Spring Book Sale on the second floor of Bedford Central Library and in our new Book Room. Please help support the Friends in this effort and take home some great reading material in the process. Most books range in price from $.25 to a few dollars. Bring a friend or neighbor and spend a few minutes or a few hours browsing through the large selection of books. Find some early…

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August 2019

The April Verch Band – Traditional Canadian, American Old-Time, Bluegrass, Country and Americana

Friday, August 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friends of Bedford Library Concert Series, 321 North Bridge St
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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$15

"An enchanting mix of regional Canadian, American old-time, bluegrass, country and Americana" April Verch Fiddler, singer, and stepdancer April Verch knows how relevant an old tune can be. She was raised surrounded by living, breathing roots music—her father’s country band rehearsing; the lively music at church and at community dances; the tunes she rocked out to win fiddle competitions. She thought every little girl learned to stepdance at the age of three and fiddle at the age of six. She…

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Advanced Tickets now available for all concerts and events!

Why you should join us!

  • Quality music performed by nationally & internationally known artists

  • An intimate setting

  • Perfect for music lovers

  • A great value for a night out (we even provide refreshments)

All concerts or programs are held in the Bedford Room of the Bedford Public Library.  The door to the Bedford Room is next to the loading dock behind the library by  the parking lot.   We now offer advanced ticket sales for all of our concerts.  You may purchase tickets directly from Lynchburg Tickets.  Advanced purchase of  a tickets guarantees a seat.  If you want good seats, come early.  The doors open at 7 pm. Our capacity is only 100.  All concerts are $15 at the door.  The space is wonderfully intimate; handicapped accessible and an ideal place to experience quality live music.  Come join us and spread the word!

Call 540 586-8911 Ext 4, then 1 if you need more information.