It is with great sadness that the Bluemont in Culpeper Committee shares that there are currently no public concerts planned for 2017 in Culpeper. 2017-2018 programs will be focused on programs in Culpeper County schools and healthcare facilities (unless funding levels change). More details are availavle in the press release below.
Please contact us with any questions at: 540-955-8186.
-The Bluemont in Culpeper Committee-
Butch Davies, Steve Nixon, Greg Harpine, Larry Brooks, Frankie Gilmore, Gerry Culver, Pam Hoag, Lily Dunning
Bluemont Announces Program Changes
in Culpeper for 2017-2018
Due to significant cuts in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 projected local funding, the Bluemont in Culpeper Committee (listed below) has decided to take Bluemont programs in a new direction for FY2018 (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018). Instead of the annual July Friday evening summer concert series which have been offered since 1986, Bluemont’s FY2018 programming will focus on a series of Artists-In-Education (AIE) residencies in the public schools as well as healthcare outreach programs in Culpeper area nursing homes. The Committee will focus on expanding Bluemont AIE program’s to Culpeper County schools that have not recently benefited from the program.
There is no funding for Bluemont programs in the Town of Culpeper’s FY2018 budget. This represents a $10,000 loss to the FY2018 program budget for Bluemont in Culpeper. The town has supported Bluemont each year with a $5,000 appropriation which has been matched by an additional $5,000 grant through the Virginia Commission for the Arts Local Government Challenge Grant program. Since 1986, the Town of Culpeper has been an active partner with Bluemont. That partnership tradition has helped established a foundation for the remarkable Bluemont projects of public/private cooperation; and, together, has created a unique cultural heritage in Culpeper communities. The Bluemont in Culpeper Committee remains hopeful there will be opportunities to renew this thirty year-long partnership between the Town and Bluemont in the future.
The Bluemont in Culpeper Committee thanks the Town of Culpeper for its past support and Culpeper County for its continued support. For the past 30 years Bluemont has worked in cooperation with the Town of Culpeper, Culpeper County, and a broad base of supporters in the community to present more than 583 programsto more than57,800 Culpeper residents & visitors.
Click here to view pictures of Culpeper concerts!
$5 per person, $4 Bluemont Friends & Seniors, $2 kids under 12.
There are no advance ticket sales; tickets available at concert.
Old Culpeper County Courthouse
At 115 West Davis Street, Culpeper:
- From I-66 take Route 29 South toward Warrenton, VA;
- Take Route 29 South past Warrenton to second Culpeper exit. Route 3 North (c. 25 miles);
- Turn right at bottom of exit and follow Route 3 North to second traffic light, South Main Street (1 mile);
- Turn right and proceed on south Main to West Davis Street (1/2 mile, center of town);
- Turn left on Davis and proceed half block to the Culpeper Courthouse green on the right.
Google Map to location
In bad weather:
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
115 N East St, Culpeper VA, 22701
We prefer to hold Bluemont concerts outside if possible. Summer weather can change quickly and is sometimes hard to predict. Always go to the outdoor concert site first; if the concert has moved, proceed to the nearby indoor site. Decision to move indoors will be posted at site and broadcast over local radio stations.
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Welcome to Culpeper and Culpeper County
Historic Culpeper and Culpeper County have many quaint and interesting places to visit. A walk down our lovely sidewalks past picturesque old commercial buildings and beautifully maintained homes reminds us of the rich traditions of our past.
There are wonderful restaurants, country inns, bed and breakfasts, and shops of all kinds and a wealth of history here in both Culpeper and Culpeper County.
Culpeper Visitor Center
or contact the Department of Tourism at (540) 727-0611 or
1 (844) 490-2577
Become a Bluemont Volunteer and help bring the performing arts to your community throughout the year, meet your neighbors and have fun at the same time. Sign-up with our Online Volunteer Form
A Community Partnership
Quality, Family and Affordability
Public leaders, private businesses, civic groups and individuals support Bluemont's year-round programs in our schools and communities. We thank them for their commitment to maintaining quality cultural programs in Culpeper County. You can join them by supporting Bluemont programs in your community. Please join us in thanking our major donors:
Partners and Major Donors
- Town of Culpeper
- County of Culpeper
- Jefferson Homebuilders, Inc.
- Loudoun Mutual Insurance Co.
- Dominion Resources
- Marianne Means
- Culpeper Baptist Retirement Community, Inc.
- Davies, Barrell, Will, Lewellyn & Edwards, P.L.C.
- Rosson Troilo Motor Co
- Horizon Milling, LLC (Corgill Inc.)
- Miriam Halsey
- Found & Sons Funeral Home
- Vicky Payne
- SWIFT Community Affairs, Inc.
- Blue Ridge Obstetrics & Gynecology
- Petersen Jewelers
- Best Western-Culpeper Inn
- Found & Sons Funeral Home/li>
- Gayheart & Willis, P.C.
- S.W.I.F.T. Community Affairs, Inc.
- German P. Culver, Jr. CPA PC
- Clore-English Funeral Home
- Recyc Systems Inc.
- Nicolas, Jones & Company, PLC
- Elliott H. DeJarnette, Attorney at Law
Additional Bluemont supporters will be recognized throughout the year as received. For information on how to sponsor a Bluemont program in your community, click here.