Welcome, Friends.

Picture This . . .

You turn onto Bowman Drive, pass through the brick entrance and drive across a small bridge into a bucolic setting. To your right you see a group of mallards swimming in a pond fed by Deep Run. To your left the land falls away to a heavily wooded ravine that leads to the bordering Rappahannock River. Ahead lies an anachronistic mix of red brick buildings circa 1930 that once housed a manufacturing plant and is now the home of the A. Smith Bowman Distillery.

You park your car, walk toward the building and enter through the double red doors. The wonderfully sweet aroma of bourbon whiskey in various stages of the aging process washes over you. You’re greeted by a friendly face, “come on inside!” You find yourself in the perfect setting to listen to timeless music.

Sit down a spell. We’re glad you could join us.

Eventbrite - Gaye Adegbalola & The Wild Rutz AND MSG - Acoustic Blues Trio

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Upcoming Events

We're pleased to showcase the following artists. See you at the show!

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Gaye Adegbalola & The Wild Rutz

09.27.14

Headliner

Tickets*
Online – $18.00
At the Door – $20.00
7:30PM-10:00PM
Doors Open at 5

Gaye Adegbalola, Blues Music Award winner (formerly called the W. C. Handy Award) and a founding member of Saffire – The Uppity Blues …

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MSG Acoustic Blues Trio

09.27.14

Headliner

Tickets*
Online – $18.00
At the Door – $20.00
7:30PM-10:00PM
Doors Open at 5

Jackie Merritt, Miles Spicer and Resa Gibbs perform traditional Piedmont blues. Their style of music has been influenced by the likes of Archie …

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Missy Raines & The New Hip

10.25.14

Headliner

Tickets*

Online – $18.00
At the Door – $20.00
7:30PM-10:00PM
Doors Open at 6

“A seductive amalgam of folk, country, bluegrass, and rock, recalling the earliest platters by Lucinda Williams and Rosanne Cash.” —Icon Magazine

Missy Raines & The …

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South Rail

10.25.14

Opening Act

Tickets*
Online – $18.00
At the Door – $20.00
7:30PM-10:00PM
Doors Open at 6

Some voices were just meant for each other. Jay Byrd and Lara Supan, with drummer Ben Potok, blend to make South Rail’s sound …

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The Bumper Jacksons

11.22.14

Headliner

Tickets*
Online – $18.00
At the Door – $20.00
7:30PM-10:00PM
Doors Open at 5

The Bumper Jacksons are a big, fat party. Hot and sweet, their early jazz and country repertoire paints America’s story from New …

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Karen Jonas with Tim Bray

11.22.14

Opening Act

Tickets*
Online – $18.00
At the Door – $20.00
7:30PM-10:00PM
Doors Open at 5

Fredericksburg-based Karen Jonas’ first full-length album, Oklahoma Lottery debuted this year to critical acclaim. Her rhythmic thumb-and-strum guitar style keeps the audience …

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About Us

The Music

We feature old time, blues, jazz, bluegrass, folk, and Americana music—genres evolved from a mixture of the music that developed in regional isolation. During the Civil War, soldiers from across the country commingled, and these multifarious strands of American music began to cross-fertilize each other. They would later become more widespread through the phonograph.

The Setting

During the Civil War, The City of Fredericksburg and County of Spotsylvania, VA, situated halfway between the capitals of the opposing forces, were the sites of numerous battles. Located along the Rappahannock River midway between Richmond and Washington, DC, these historic locations provide the backdrop for our concert series.

The Venue

A. Smith Bowman Distillery is an historic family-owned distillery open to the public for complimentary tours, Monday-Saturday, departing hourly from 9am-3pm. Tours last about 1 hr. No reservations are required unless you have a group of 20 or more. For large groups, send an email or call 540.373.4555 to be sure your visit is well staffed.

The Shows

The red brick buildings that house the A. Smith Bowman Distillery, just minutes from downtown Fredericksburg, provide the perfect setting to listen to timeless music. Our goal is to provide you with an enjoyable listening experience, free of the noise and atmosphere of the bar scene, in a unique setting.

You’ll feel transported to another time and feel a connection to our uniquely American culture, surrounded by a group of people who are there to enjoy and respect the artists and other patrons.

Welcome! We’re glad you could join us.

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Sponsor Packages

Contact us if you're interested in becoming a sponsor. Our basic sponsor ad packages are listed below. We also have bronze, silver, gold, platinum and partner level sponsorship opportunities available. We'd love to hear from you!


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      event flyer listing for 1 show
       
       


  • Two-Star*
    $250.002 Ad Pak

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      event flyer listing for 2 shows

      $65 savings


  • Three-Star*
    $350.003 Ad Pak

      3 tickets
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      event flyer listing for 3 shows

      $130 savings

* All ads subject to terms and conditions outlined in our sponsorship agreement. All ads will be posted to our site upon payment and submission by you according to specifications.

  • The Music & Spirits Concert Series is made possible by the generous support of Cooper Design.
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  • The Music & Spirits Concert Series is made possible by the generous support of Assemble.
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News

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Megan Jean & the KFB Return to Fredericksburg to Take the Stage at A. Smith Bowman Distillery

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on August 10th, 2014 0 Comments

Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
08.10.14

FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA —Lockness Productions is delighted to bring Megan Jean & the KFB back to the ‘Burg to perform in the Music & Spirits Concert Series at A. Smith Bowman Distillery at …

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