If you're looking for a chill way to enjoy your weekend, head on over to the lobby of Barksdale Willow Lawn. Sunday the 8th will conclude a season of spectacular artists with their roots firmly planted in Virginia. Some may be national touring acts, but with the tremendous charm and magnetism of BJ Kocen and his helpers we get a night of pure organic entertainment.
I have been lucky enough to attend four of the performances and it feels so good to be in that room soaking in the music. It is almost as if you are listening to a jam in someone's living room. The intimacy of the space lends itself so well to the music being created ... and hey, you can't beat the price.
If you haven't been before, think of the Unplugged series on VH1. Make sure you catch this final performance of the season ... but don't worry about it's fate, word is we'll have a brand new lineup beginning in the fall.
So if you're looking for a laid back evening of musical spontaneity at Barksdale Willow Lawn from some of the area's finest performers, come on down. The show will run from 6 to 8pm. No advance ticket sales.
A few performers from the first season include BJ Kocen, Jackie Frost, Drew Gibson, Billy Ray Hatley, Jim Wark, Scott Elmquist, and Sheryl Warner & The Southside Homewreckers.
July 8th, 2007
THE ALL STAR JAM
Brad Tucker, Craig Evans, Harry Gore, Chris Fuller, Jackie Frost, Stephen Leckey & BJ Kocen