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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Bluegrass and Clams

What do these 2 have in common?
Not certain, but we enjoyed BOTH this weekend.

Summer weekends on the VA Eastern Shore are times for concerts and get-togethers — Friday & Saturday we attended one of each.

Friday night it was an outdoor (and free) blue grass concert on the grounds of Ker Place, a National and Virginia Historical Landmark, in neighboring Onancock, VA.ker place concert Ker Place serves as headquarters of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society (ESVHS). This former mansion, built in 1799-1803 by Agnes and John Ker, is considered the finest example of Federal architecture on the VA Eastern Shore. Only two families have lived in the home before it was purchased by the ESVHS in 1960. Besides serving as ESVHS headquarters, the house  is a museum, library, archaeology lab, and a place where folks gather for events. no spare timeVarious area groups have performed on the grounds offering free music. This week, bluegrass music was performed by No Spare Time, an Eastern Shore group.<SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA>These events are either BYOF (bring your own food) or you can purchase dinner from a local vendor. In keeping with the music theme, BBQ was featured — this youngster preferred to ride the pig vs. eating it.barbecue2These events are either BYOF (bring your own food) or you can purchase dinner from a local vendor. In keeping with the music theme, BBQ was featured — this youngster preferred to ride the pig vs. eating it.

This very young child just grooved with the music in her dad’s arms.ker place concert2Saturday we attended a “clamboree” benefit fundraiser for the Virginia Eastern Shorekeeper, an organization whose goal is to help protect, preserve, and improve our tidal waters. This event also honored the achievements of some local folks we know who have helped towards this goal.

No guessing here as to the featured seafood entrée . . .clamboree

 

 

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9 comments:

Sandra said...

the last two are my favorite pics today, love those steaming pots, reminds me of FIRE and Smoke... lol and I love some bluegrass not all of it... i listen to a bluegrass station on Saturday AM, the DJ's alternate, the one i love the other i turn it off.

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos ! Sounds like you had a good time ! We have the same type of things going on over here http://www.kitchenerbluesfestival.com/ all kinds of fun , music and YUMMIES ! Thanks for sharing ! Nice and cool here today ! Have a great week !

grammie g said...

Hi B... Love the looks and sound of this event, I would have had a hoot of a time, and eat myself silly on steamers Yum!!
Grace

Montanagirl said...

This looks like a great time to me!

Daisy said...

I enjoy listening to Bluegrass. This sounds like a fun time. Nice pictures!

A Quiet Corner said...

Now that is one thing I miss...bluegrass...clams, NEVER!...:)JP

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Bluegrass and clams sounds like a recipe for a fantastic weekend. Those clams look delicious. Great people pictures, too.

Out on the prairie said...

Those clams looked wonderful.Love the music also.

Anvilcloud said...

I would like to take in a bluegrass concert with you.

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