Clarke County has become an oasis for the Washington, DC and Northern Virginia traveler. We are just 60 miles west of Washington, DC, 12 miles from Hollywood Casino and Race Track and 16 miles from historic Harpers Ferry. As soon as you crest the Blue Ridge Mountains into Clarke County you will know why Clarke County is referred to as the oasis. At the foot of the mountain is the Shenandoah River and beyond this famed American river are miles of gently rolling hills. This planned open space community provides not only scenic beauty but hiking on the Appalachian Trail, fishing, canoeing, rafting, and kayaking on the Shenandoah River and award winning wineries where you can choose the view of the mountains or a view of the valley below. Dining experiences range from a 5 star country inn and restaurant, to down home cooking at its very best. Entertainment of all types are around practically every bend and includes anything from art shows to music venues to hot air balloons and last, but hardly least, the many historic sites and museums.
Clarke County was the home of Lord Clarke, Revolutionary War General Daniel Morgan, George Washington’s daughter Nellie Custis and the birthplace of Robert E. Lee’s wife, Mary Anna Randolph Custis. With only 14,500 people living in the entire county, Clarke County’s rich history can still be viewed as it was 200 years ago.
Whether your interest is outdoor adventures, cultural and historic, arts and entertainment or just a relaxing sight seeing tour of unspoiled countryside, Clarke County is the place for you. Though Clarke County is only one hour from the Metropolitan Washington, DC area, we are a world away!
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Don’t miss Pierre Bensusan, a French-Algerian guitarist, singer, and composer, on his 40th Anniversary World Tour! Pierre is recognized as one of the premier musicians of our time.
“The way the guitar would want to sound if it played itself.”
Described by the L.A. Times as “one of the most unique and brilliant acoustic guitar veterans in the world music scene today”, Pierre’s name became synonymous with contemporary acoustic guitar genius, long before the terms New Age, New Acoustic Music or World Music were invented. He has the ability to make a single guitar sound like an entire band as he brings the audience on a mesmerizing musical journey. And yet, Bensusan is more than what any musician or music lover expects from a guitarist. He is a composer as well as a bilingual and a brave improvisational vocalist, melding whistles and resonant low notes with something like his own scat technique.
There is a sense of something both playful and serious in his work, an unparalleled sense of freedom in his compositions and his improvisations. His “manner” of playing defies classification – crossing world, classical, jazz, traditional, folk and more. None can be isolated as simply “Brazilian”, “Arabic” or “French”; rather, they represent our world in its current state, a world sharing itself, fusing cultures together in ways we have never experienced.
He’s the winner of the Independent Music Award, in the Live Performance Album category for his latest triple live album “Encore” (2014), “Rose d’Or” of the Montreux Festival for his first album, “Près de Paris” (Switzerland, 1976), and “Best World Music Guitar Player ” by the readers of Guitar Player Magazine (USA, 2008).
Date & Time:
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 8:00 PM | Doors open at 7:00
Ticket Prices & Info:
All Tickets are General Admission
$20 in advance until 3:00 PM on the day of event
$25 at the door
Children: 12 years and below are free when accompanied by an adult
Tickets may be purchased in advance either online or by calling the Barns of Rose Hill Box Office at 540-955-2004 (Noon to 3:00 – Tuesday through Saturday). If you call when our Box Office is closed, please leave a message and we’ll return your call within 24 business hours.
Rain Date: Saturday, April 15
Long Branch will host it’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15th and it will include egg hunts, moon bounces, hayrides, petting zoo and face painting. There will also be carriage rides and concession from Jordan Springs BBQ available for purchase. The carriage ride tickets are extremely popular and are available for purchase on a first come serve basis…LIMITED AVAILABILITY!!! Carriage Ride Tickets are ONLY available the day of the event at LONG BRANCH – NO ADVANCE CARRIAGE RIDE TICKETS. The Easter Bunny will also be available for photos with the young and young-at-heart!
The Easter egg hunts will be divided into three groups based on age. The first hunt will be for ages 3 and under, beginning at 12:30pm. The second hunt, for ages 4-6, will begin at 12:45pm. And the last hunt, for ages 7-10, will take place at 1pm.
Tickets will be $5 for adults, with ages 15 & under FREE. Please bring your own basket; the hunts will be held rain or shine. Gate admission is CASH ONLY!!!
There will be 4 farms on the tour. The tour will be self guided and open to anyone that wants to visit one of the farms on the tour. A detailed map will be available on a brochure and will be able to be downloaded from the tourism web site.
There will be the ability to purchase produce or products at several of the farms. There will be educational material available to help better understand farming and the farms that will be visited.