The New Gnarly: Neighborhood Block Party April 30 at Culpeper Depot | Art & Theater


The New Gnarly Neighborhood Block Party will be held on Saturday, April 30 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Downtown Culpeper’s Depot District just in time for community gatherings to return for the Welcome Reception.

The outdoor event, sponsored by Culpeper Renaissance Inc., following a two-year pandemic break, features local craft beer and cider, as well as something for wine lovers.

There will be live music by The Judy Chops and The Will Overman Band, food trucks, local artisans, lawn games and family fun.

Notice your neighbors at the new Nothing But Gnarly Culpeper Block Party, where all is well in the gnarlyhood, advises CRI.

Downtown Culpeper, a winner of the Great American Main Street Award, is the stage for this new Spring Festival, announced the local Main Street Program Group.

The day’s celebrations begin with the Will Overman Band, featuring their namesake, a Nashville singer-songwriter, playing Americana/country music. His influences include Jason Isbell, James Taylor and John Mayer.

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Next up, The Judy Chops are a group of friends who have been an indomitable force on the Virginia music scene since 2008. Their energetic live shows have captivated audiences across the mid-Atlantic and beyond at venues such as FloydFest and Lockin’ to CRI.

The band mixes elements of swing, blues, soul, rock-a-billy, classic country and western with rock ‘n’ roll to create a musical experience that transcends genres and keeps the block party going.

There will also be a variety of lawn games with adult prizes and a children’s area with games, a caricaturist, face painting and more.

Craft drinks are offered at the festival by Culpeper’s own Far Gohn Brewing Company, Beer Hound Brewery and WAR Craft Brewery.

A variety of Virginia craft beers will also be on-site including 6 Bears & A Goat Brewing Company, Brothers Craft Brewing and Devil’s Backbone. Wine lovers will enjoy a selection of handpicked wines that pair perfectly with the hearty food on offer at the festival.

Dining will be provided by 7 Moltin, Bowles Southern Fried, Burnt Ends BBQ, Purple Cow and The Pier. There will be creative displays and artwork from Chickie Dickie Beads, Kortney’s Kreations, Seek Lavender, Bearded America, Skin by NV and more.

Jennifer Hoehna, Chair of the Gnarly Culpeper Block Party Committee, is thrilled to open this exciting new event.

“Our team worked hard to create this amazing block party for our community. We love to see the streets of Culpeper filled with downtown events,” she said. “So much so that we decided to create the perfect event to enjoy the beautiful spring season in Virginia. What more could you wish for than a perfect day downtown full of beer, wine, good food and music?”

Advance tickets are $15 from Vinosity, Far Gohn Brewing Company and Tickets at the gate are $20. Admission is free for under 21s. Please no pets or coolers. Friends and sponsors of the upcoming event are The Town of Culpeper, Yount Hyde & Barbour CPA & Consultants, Kid Central, Be A Culpeper Local, Far Gohn Brewing Company, Fisher Auto Parts, Skin by NV, 103.1 WJMA, 105.5 SAM FM, XS Telekom , Battlefield Automotive, Culpeper Times and Iron Pipe Alewerks.

Questions? 540/825-4416, CRIDowntown on Facebook and #culpeperdowntownva on Instagram.

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