It’s the high note of your week!
One of our favorite traditions on Carter Mountain is our Thursday Evening Sunset Series! Each Thursday from mid-May through the end of September, we stay open til 9pm. Join us for dinner, live music, wine and hard cider, hayrides, and the best view of a sunset anywhere! It’s free admission! Bring lawn chairs and blankets, or come early for a picnic table. Scroll down for the 2017 musical lineup.
Our Mountain Grill is open Thursday evenings with delicious dinner selections. Our menu varies from week to week, and offers choices such as Pulled Pork BBQ, salads and/or wraps, fruit and cheese plates, housemade sides, hot dogs, fries, and of course our Apple Cider Donuts and apple pie. Visit the Apple Barn for cider slushies, ice cream, and other snacks and treats.
Dinner served 5:30P-8:30P
Music from 6P-8:30P
Hayrides from 5:30P-dusk (weather permitting)
Music Lineup for 2017
May 4 – Jon Spear Band: Nominated by Blues Blast Magazine for the prestigious Best Live Blues Recording of 2016 award, the Jon Spear Band is a collaboration of some of Central Virginia’s finest and most dedicated blues musicians. Although their ages span several generations, the band’s members share a common determination to use their exceptional talents to create unique and memorable music.
May 11 – Lock Jaw: 5-piece classic rock & blues cover band
May 18 – 180 Band: 180 is a seven-piece band playing your favorite rock and dance tunes from the 1960’s through today. The Beatles. Gloria Gaynor. Stevie Ray Vaughan. Santana. REM. Dave Matthews.
May 25 – Bro Patrol: A combination of high energy and hilarious cover songs from the depths of your mix cassette tapes.
June 1 – Local Vocals performs a wide variety of traditional classic acoustic rock of The Eagles, Crosby, Stills & Nash, America and Jimmy Buffett along with familiar modern selections of The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Linda Ronstadt and ambitious unplugged versions of pop and rock groups whose music spans 6 decades.
June 8 – Gallatin Canyon: Charlottesville, Virginia-based bluegrass band. Influenced by dozens of great bluegrass acts, both contemporary and from the past, the band focuses on masterful instrumentation, air-tight bluegrass arrangements, and soaring vocal harmonics.
June 15 – Tyler Dick and Friends: Covers spanning 5 decades, your favorite rock and soul music, with his own originals to boot.
June 22 – TBA
June 29 – George Taylor: The True Grit Troubadour playing rockin’ original Americana music.
July 6 – Small Town Rodeo: Far more than a traditional string band, Small Town Rodeo wrangles a perfect mix of bluegrass, outlaw country, classic rock, americana and newer roots music to please cowboys and city slickers alike. Rich vocal arrangements breathe life into old favorites, and twangy tunes you know by heart go down smooth as a cool beverage in the afternoon sun. Like many of the unexpected pleasures of life in a small town, this isn’t something you want to miss out on.
July 13 – TBA
July 20 – Jon Spear Band: Blues music
July 27 – TBA
August 3 – Local Vocals: 60s and 70s classic rock
August 10 – Greg Ward: Reggae artist, Greg Ward is a guitarist, vocalist and producer. Here to serve the people conscious music and positive vibes.
August 17 – Tyler Dick and Friends: Covers spanning 5 decades, your favorite rock and soul music, with his own originals to boot.
August 24 – Cooler Heads: Performing fun upbeat covers and originals, Cooler Heads is a rhythmic trio punching through the noise and calming your soul.
August 31 – Oh Wow Boy!: Charlottesville’s acoustic trio specializing in upbeat, fun and quirky covers of 50s and 60s obscure hits also with their own originals.
September 7 – Fulltone to the Max: Timeless blues and classic rock
September 14 – Lock Jaw: 5 piece classic rock & blues cover band
September 21 – Matthew McAllister
September 28 – Red & the Romantics: There is an abundance of musical experience and diversity in this group ranging from gospel church music to cajun and blues. The songs come from the life experiences and imagination of Erik Red Knierim. These songs are enriched and fortified with the rhythms and melodic phrases of the Romantics.