2016 – 2017 Concerts & Events

Note: This is a previous season concert. The current season is 2019-2020.

Fifth Annual Acoustic Music Gathering

Emphasis on the Acoustic Guitar

Time & Place
Saturday, September 10, 2016 @ 10:30 am
4552 Princess Anne Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

The Year of the Guitar

This season we are putting the emphasis on the acoustic guitar. Many wonderful guitarists will be appearing the TFAM stage, so it is only fitting that the instrument be the focus of the Gathering as well. Both the Gathering and own upcoming season will be titled, “The Year of the Guitar.”

As usual this year's Gathering will feature workshops, daylong open jam sessions on the lawn, daytime open mic performances along with an amazing evening concert. All day-time events are FREE!

Guitar teacher Lynn Kelley of Kelley Music will be in the lobby giving lessons to her students. Lynn will also answer any questions you may have on improving your techniques and style.

There will be a mini sound system set-up in the lobby so you can get behind the mic and show us what ‘cha got.


Workshops start at 12:00 and end at 4:45.

12:00 – 1:00  Love Your Lyrics with Dustin Furlow
  1:15 – 2:15  The Sky's the Limit with Matt Thomas
  2:30 – 3:30  Bluegrass and the Kitchen Sink with Michael Glass & Kevin Blatnik
  3:45 – 4:45  Sweet Blues @ 16 with Zack Salsberry

Daytime Main Stage

11:30  Terry Chamberlin — Vintage and modern hippy acoustic folk rock.
12:00  Below the 757 Artist, North Carolina - Ann Meadows — Either alone with 12 string guitar or on stage with a full band, Ann Meadows gives a part of herself and her songs will stay with you, in your mind, and in your heart. Ranging from the low down blues to the heartfelt melodies of her originals, her vocal prowess is sure to please. Ann hails from North Carolina.
12:30  Brian Schultz — Rock/Americana. Pretty upbeat and percussive, Brian tries to incorporate a full band sound while playing solo on the acoustic guitar.
  1:00  Joey Wood — Joey has spent time in Nashville where he had several songs published. He has recorded one album, Putting Yesterday Behind and is working on a follow-up one, scheduled to be released in 2016.
  1:30  Jim Bulleit — Jim's first CD of original songs, A Family Album, debuted on Barry Graham’s Off the Shelf program on WHRV in 1995. He will be performing songs from it as well as his newly released CD, Prufrock’s Blues.
  2:00  Above the 757 Artist, Maryland - Doug Alan Wilcox — The sound is a singer/songwriter stew of acoustic folk, blues, soul, and jazz – sophisticated, yet as comfortable as a well-worn shirt. The message is uplifting – speaking straight to the human condition. Doug is from Maryland.
  2:30  Swell Luck — Swell Luck is comprised of James Arellano (lead vocals and guitar) and Scott Roberts (ukulele and vocals). Drawing inspiration from each other allows them to incorporate many different pieces of many genres into their own acoustic alternative style.
  3:30  Narissa Bond — Narissa is the 2009 winner of the Hampton Roads Portfolio Awards for best album and best song with her recent release Three Words. Her vocal stylings, have been compared to Joni Mitchell. Her songwriting styles ranging from traditional folk, jazz and blues to contemporary folk and pop.
  4:00  Who We Are Not — 2016 Veer Magazine Emerging Artist Winners, husband and wife singer-songwriters Joe Talley and Pamela Jo Sward lay down the template for what is to follow: sweet medium tempo grooves, catchy melodies, lyrics punctuated with memorable phrases that leap out and lie in residence in the listener’s consciousness. http://whowearenot.com/
  4:30  Troy Breslow — Troy Breslow is a young singer-songwriter from Yorktown, VA whose sound is dripping in traditional country music, blended with modern day Americana. Troy’s rich voice is something country music audiences gravitate to; he is a showstopper. http://troybreslowmusic.bandcamp.com/

Evening Concert — 6:30 pm

Evening performer will be sixteen-year-old blues guitarist Zack Salsberry, the guitar duo of Michael Glass & Kevin Blatnik, singer-songwriter & guitarist Dustin Furlow and instrumentalist Matt Thomas.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10 per person at the door.

Year of the Guitar Raffle

TFAM will begin running a yearlong “Guitar Raffle” on Sept 10th. We will be raffling off a beautiful Martin J-40 Acoustic Guitar with the WINNER will be announced at the last concert of the season. Tickets will be $10 each or 3 for $20. You will not need to be present to win.

Please note that the Barry Robinson Theater is not part of the Barry Robinson Center (located near Sentara Leigh Hospital). The Theater is located 4.5 miles away on the Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School Campus.

Coffee, food, and snacks

We will have coffee and light snacks in the lobby available for purchase, and we are excited to announce that we will have the “Get Stuffed” food truck right outside in the parking lot. They will be offering great wraps, burritos, and tacos, all made with freshest organic, locally grown produce. From BBQ to vegetarian dishes and specialty soft drinks, Get Stuffed has something for everyone.