Planning for 2021-2022
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 is optimistically and enthusiastically planning for the 2021-2022 live concert season.
June 19, 2021
Free concert at the Tavern in Heathsville by the Capital Focus Jazz Band
To show our appreciation for our supporters and all Northern Neck music lovers, RCA will kick off the 2021-2022 concert season with a free concert on June 19, 2021, a Farmers’ Market day at the Tavern. The Capital Focus Jazz Band, which received enthusiastic applause when they performed at Northumberland High School on May 18, 2019, will entertain us outdoors at the Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern in Heathsville. Anticipate a wonderful spring day, watch for the exact time, bring your lawn chair, and enjoy this music experience. Donations to RCA will be received and appreciated.
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.
The 2021-2022 Concert Season
RCA will resume its regular concert schedule on September 25, 2021, when hopefully social distancing is no longer mandated for indoor events. That night the Nashville Legacy will perform the music of Floyd Cramer and Chet Atkins.
The 2021-2022 concert season will include 6 concerts, all for the same price as the usual 5 concert season! Check back in the spring for the concert dates and artists, and to purchase season tickets or tickets for individual concerts
RCA looks forward to returning to live music, as we enjoyed it in the pre-covid days.
RCA supports music education in the Northern Neck
During the past months, RCA has continued to support and fund music education for the region’s youth:
- Our Strings Crewe program has continued throughout the pandemic.
- Our school music programs always need our financial support.
- Collecting used wind, brass and string instruments (no pianos or keyboards) for use in our local schools has resumed.
RCA appreciates the understanding and support of the Northern Neck community.