After cancelling the spring 2020 concerts and the entire 2020-2021 concert season due to the spread of COVID-19, the Rappahannock Concert Association (RCA) board has enthusiastically planned our 2021-2022 live concert season. On September 25, 2021, assuming the state and local health guidelines permit it, the season opens with the Nashville Legacy – The Music of Floyd Cramer, Chet Atkins & the Nashville Sound.
We invite all music lovers to enjoy the live performances. The price for the series remains the same as in the past years, although this year there are six, rather than the usual five concerts. In addition, the price for individual concerts has not increased.
All concerts are on Saturday night and begin at 7:30 PM. The venue is the Northumberland County Schools Performing Arts Theater, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville.
RCA follows local and state health guidelines.
June 19, 2021 at 12noon
Free concert by the Capital Focus Jazz Band at the Tavern in Heathsville
RCA kicked off the 2021-2022 concert season with a free outdoor concert on June 19, 2021 at 12noon, a Farmers’ Market day at Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern in Heathsville. The Capital Focus Jazz Band received enthusiastic applause when they performed at Northumberland High School on May 18, 2019, and again at the Tavern.
The Capital Focus Jazz Band is the Youth Learning Program of the Potomac River Jazz Club. Since 1988, this nationally acclaimed program has provided promising young musicians with a grounding in the fundamentals of jazz and specialized training in the traditional New Orleans music. The band has performed at the White House, the Capital, the Kennedy Center, and Bourbon Street and Preservation Hall in New Orleans.
RCA supports music education in the Northern Neck
During the past coronavirus months, RCA continued to support and fund music education for the region’s youth: