event guide

As the weather warms up, there's no lack of things to do and see in Madison County.

May


May

3

Pete's Auction Service

Preview - Tuesday, May 2nd    10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Household & Collectibles Auction    Wednesday, May 3rd   9:30 a.m.

May

4

Prince Michel & Tap 29 Brewery - Happy Hour

THURSDAY, May 4, 2023    3 PM – 5 PM   Happy Hour Join us for Happy Hour every Thursday from 3-5 p.m. Enjoy 25% off Glasses of Wine, Slushies, and Flights as well as 25% off Cider Pints and Flights! Food is Served from 12-5 p.m.

May

5

Revalation Vineyards - Book World meets Wine World

Join us this Friday for our Book World meets Wine World event from 4-7pm with local Author Erin Gifford discussing and selling her Virginia Hiking Guides!

May

5

Blue Quartz Winery & Shotwell Run Brewery

Mercy Trail       FRIDAY MAY 5     6PM  Join us as Mercy Trail takes the stage with their entertaining mix of your favorite tunes. The Tasting and Tap Room Kitchen will be open with soft pr...

May

5

Bald Top Brewery

FRIDAY AT 6 PM – 9 PM   Eli Cook - Live! Born and raised in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Eli Cook is best known for his grit-filled voice, his talented acoustic sets, and his unique...

May

5

DuCard Vineyards

FIRST FRIDAYS GRILLIN’ & CHILLIN’    MAY 5 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Join local friends for a summertime cookout! Pick your favorite DuCard wine to enjoy with the great musical stylings of vi...

May

6

Madison Day

SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2023 AT 7 AM – 3 PM   Madison Day Being a neighbor means seeking out those in need and going out of your way to help them. Madison Day is an event in Madison, Virginia to help ...

May

6

Prince Michel & Tap 29 Brewery

SATURDAY AT 1 PM – 4 PM   The Mike Lucci Band Live! Join us on Saturday May 6th from 1-4 p.m. for live music from the Mike Lucci Band! Fusing together decades of musical experience and passion ...

May

6

Graves Mtn. Farm & Lodges - Class with Lou Messa

SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2023 AT 10 AM – 3:30 PM    Acrylic Painting Landscape Class with Lou Messa Learn acrylic landscape techniques from beginner to advanced.  10:00am - 3:30pm   May 6 $175 ...

May

6

Blue Quartz Winery & Shotwell Run Brewery

The Bentwood Rockers   SATURDAY MAY 6    5PM Join us at the Tasting and Tap Room as we welcome back The Bentwood Rockers! Their toe tapping tunes will keep you entertained all evening. Jackleg ...

May

6

Early Mountain Vineyards

May 6th - Live Music, Paulo Franco    May 6, 2023, 1 pm - 4 pm Join us at Early Mountain Vineyards for an afternoon of music and wine. Enjoy our beautiful Tasting Room with its mountain views, liv...

May

6

MAD Arts

FAIRY BEACH HOUSE CLASS   Saturday, May 6, 1-3; $35 Get ready for summer! You are the architect and you decide how elaborate or simple your beach house will become. All supplies and instruction p...

May

6

Bald Top Brewery

SATURDAY AT 6 PM – 9 PM   Melissa Quinn Fox - Live! Melissa Quinn Fox hails from Pittsburgh and plays a nice blend of Pop, Country, Alternative Rock, and Americana! She takes influences from Stev...

May

6

DuCard Vineyards

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH  RYAN HOLLANDER MAY 6 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Spend your afternoon at DuCard Vineyards with live music by Ryan Hollander. He is a vocalist and bandleader whose rapidly gr...

May

6

Graves Mtn. Farm & Lodges

SATURDAY AT 11 AM – 12 PM  May 6, 2023   FREE Nature Walk Don't miss out on the FREE Nature Walk from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm.  Come and learn about plants, people, the past and the present at Gr...

May

6

Pete's Auction Service

Guns, Ammo & More!  Auction   Saturday, May 6th   9:30 a.m. Preview: Friday, May 5th  10 to 6 For more information:

May

7

Early Mountain Vineyards

May 7th - Live Music, Joshua Walker     May 7, 2023, 1 pm -4 pm Join us at Early Mountain Vineyards for an afternoon of music and wine. Enjoy our beautiful Tasting Room with its mountain views, l...

May

7

MAD Arts

REVERSE PAINTING CLASS   Sunday, May 7, 2:00-3:30; $30 Learn a new and simple approach to a traditional craft. Students will complete two 5x7 framed pieces, perfect to display or give as gifts. C...

May

7

DuCard Vineyards

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS W/ DAVID KULUND & MATTY METCALFE  MAY 7 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Join us at DuCard Vineyards for live music by David Kuland featuring Matty Metcalfe. David is a singer-so...

May

9

"Give Local Piedmont" 10th year event

In past years, many of our Madison County nonprofits have participated on this day, most of whom raise substantial funds. MESA, for example, has raised over $100,000 in the 9 years they have participa...

May

11

Burnt Tree Grange - Open Mike Night

"OPEN MIKE" at the Burnt Tree Grange, May 11th. An "Open Mike" event will be held at the Burnt Tree Grange every second Thursday evening beginning on Thursday, May 11th at 6:30 pm. The Hurt Hollow Ba...

May

12

Bald Top Brewery

TOMORROW AT 7 PM – 9 PM   Wil Gravatt Band Join us for another fun performance from Wil Gravatt! He’s best known for his country covers and unique voice!

May

12

DuCard Vineyards

FRIDAY NIGHT OUT W/ MUSIC BY JOINT VENTURE  MAY 12 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Join us on the patio or in the pavilion for Friday Night Out. Joint Venture will provide the entertainment and we have the v...

May

12

Prince Michel & Tap 29 Brewery

  TOMORROW AT 5 PM – 8 PM  Friday Night Dance! Join us for a fun Friday Night Dance Night on May 12th from 5-8 p.m.! Music by everyone's favorite D.J. "Billy Blue Eyes"! The Tap 29 Pub ...

May

13

Madison Farmers Market

Madison County Farmer's Market "Mad Fresh" the Madison Farmer's Market at Hoover Ridge Park is now in our 16th year in operation. We are small but mighty. We are opening this Saturday the 13th for our...

May

13

Prince Michel & Tap 29 Brewery

SATURDAY AT 12 PM – 4 PM  Virginia Wine Love at Prince Michel! Welcome Virginia Wine Love Members! Join us for a special meet and greet time along with fun tastings and a raffle drawing!

May

13

Prince Michel & Tap 29 Brewery

SATURDAY AT 1 PM – 4 PM  Mercy Trail at Prince Michel! Live Music by Mercy Trail on Saturday May 13th playing your favorite classic hits from the past from 1-4 p.m. The Tap 29 pub is open from 12...

May

13

Revalation Vineyards - Arts & Vines

We have our second Arts & Vines market on May 13th and 14th with pop-ups by Grabinska Studios, Rachana Ink and Cork Creations. Come celebrate Mother's Day with us and check out these artful works!

May

13

Prince Michel & Tap 29 Brewery

SATURDAY AT 5 PM – 8 PM  Jocelyn Oldham Live! Join us on Saturday May 13th from 5-8 p.m. to welcome Jocelyn Oldham to Prince Michel and Tap 29! With her amazing voice, Jocelyn performs popular co...

May

13

Bald Top Brewery

SATURDAY AT 6 PM – 9 PM  The Unsuitables - Live!

May

13

Early Mountain Vineyards

May 13th, Live Music - Pat Anderson    May 13, 2023, 1 pm -4 pm Join us at Early Mountain Vineyards for an afternoon of music and wine. Enjoy our beautiful Tasting Room or outdoor spaces with moun...

May

13

DuCard Vineyards

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS W/ BAILEY HAYES  MAY 13 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Come on out to DuCard and enjoy the afternoon with music by local singer/songwriter Bailey Hayes. His setlist contains an eclect...

May

13

MAD Arts

SOCK CREATURES CLASS    Saturday, May 13 1-3; $30 Colorful socks make colorful creatures! Design your own toy, add yarn hair, button eyes, and other creative features. Your imagination can go wi...

May

13

DuCard Vineyards

SECOND SATURDAY CONCERT SERIES – MAY   MAY 13 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM This month’s Second Saturday concert (6-9pm) will feature the music of Jimmy O. This fun, high-energy, talented musician foc...

May

13

MAD Arts

Landscape painting class with Lou Messa   Saturday, May 13th 10 am - 4 pm $175 All skill levels invited - including beginners. Register early!

May

13

Benefit Spaghetti Dinner/Silent Auction

SATURDAY AT 5 PM – 7 PM   Benefit Spaghetti Dinner/Silent Auction Spaghetti Dinner/Silent Auction on May 13, 2023 from 5-7pm. The spaghetti dinner will be donation only and all proceeds will bene...

May

14

Prince Michel & Tap 29 Brewery - Mother's Day Buffet

SUNDAY, MAY 14, 2023 AT 12 PM – 5 PM     Mother's Day Buffet at Prince Michel! Join us on Sunday, May 14th from 12-5 p.m. for a Mother's Day Buffet! Served Buffet style prepared by our own Chef ...

May

14

Prince Michel & Tap 29 Brewery

SUNDAY AT 1 PM – 5 PM   Juliet Lloyd Live at Prince Michel! We've got an amazing way for you to enjoy Mother's Day! Come out for live music by emerging artist Juliet Lloyd on Sunday May 14th from...

May

14

DuCard Vineyards - Mother's Day Brunch

2023 MOTHERS’ DAY SUNDAY BRUNCH  MAY 14 @ 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM $90 Treat Mom to a pampered and relaxing four course Sunday Wine Brunch, featuring the music of harpist Vicky Lee. Each delicious cou...

May

14

MAD Arts

Painting the Blue Ridge with Barbara Hawley    Sunday, May 14th from 2-4 $35 Acrylic painting for beginners. The subject will be the local blue ridge mountains. Loosen up and enjoy the experience. All materials provided.

May

16

Open House at Salsa Street Grill and Blue Ridge Coffee Crafters

Joint event with Blue Ridge Coffee Crafters and Salsa Street Grill! Salsa Street will have churro samples, Blue Ridge Coffee Crafters will offer coffee tasting and tour of roast shop.

May

16

Blue Ridge Coffee Crafters & Salsa Street Grill - open house and grand opening

Tuesday May 16, 2023 - 3 pm to 7 pm. Blue Ridge Coffee Crafters & SALSA STREET GRILL will have a joint open house and grand opening to the Madison Community at large.  Salsa Street Grill will o...

May

18

Prince Michel & Tap 29 Brewery - Happy Hour

Join us for Happy Hour every Thursday from 3-5 p.m. Enjoy 25% off Glasses of Wine, Slushies, and Flights as well as 25% off Cider Pints and Flights! Food is Served from 12-5 p.m.

May

18

Blue Quartz & Shotwell Runn Brewery

TOMORROW AT 6 PM – 9 PM   Third Thursday Open Jam

May

19

DuCard Vineyard

FRIDAY NIGHT OUT W/ MIKE HENRY  MAY 19 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Welcome in the weekend at DuCard with music by local singer-songwriter Mike Henry. Growing up on Melody Lane helped form Mike’s uniqu...

May

19

Blue Quartz Winery & Shotwell Run Brewery

FRIDAY AT 6 PM – 9 PM   Waterfalls Trio Join us for a fun night of bluegrass when Waterfalls Trio makes their debut. The Tasting and Tap Room Kitchen will be open with snacks, sandwiches, charc...

May

19

Bald Top Brewery

Join us for a night of spectacular music from the Dara James Duo this Friday from 7-9pm! Best known for his renditions of soul, rock, and blues music, Dara is an extremely talented musician with a repertoire of amazing covers!

May

20

DuCard Vineyards

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS W/ DAVE GOODRICH   MAY 20 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

May

20

Graves Mtn Farm & Lodges - Nature Walk

SATURDAY AT 11 AM – 12 PM   May 20, 2023  FREE Nature Walk Don't miss out on the FREE Nature Walk from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm. Come and learn about plants, people, the past and the present at...

May

20

Prince Michel & Tap 29 Brewery - Wavelength Trio

SATURDAY AT 5 PM – 8 PM   Wavelength trio @ Prince Michel Winery

May

20

Blue Quartz Winery & Shotwell Run Brewery

SATURDAY AT 5 PM    Little Walter and The Convictions

May

20

Bald Top Brewery

Waking Napster will be back at Bald Top this Saturday from 6-9pm! They play all of the best 90’s alternative music! Join us for a fun time and one of our favorite bands!

May

21

Bald Top Brewery - Ladies Event

CALLING ALL BALD TOP LADIES... THIS SUNDAY IS LOOKING GORGEOUS... a perfect night to share gentle land slow flow yoga and an evening swim as the sunsets at Lightwell. Space is limited, grab a friend, ...

May

21

DuCard Vineyards

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS W/ THE RECHERCHE DUO MAY 21 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM  Join us at DuCard for live music by the Recherche Duo. Multi-instrumentalist Matty Metcalfe (guitar/accordion/drum loo...

May

25

Madison Business Expo

Free to the Public event held at the Madison County Volunteer Fire Department in the back bay area! Come check out approximately 50 businesses with freebies, giveaways and some vendors will be sell...

May

26

Blue Quartz & Shotwell Run Brewery

FRIDAY AT 6 PM – 9 PM  Susan Gaeta Join us as Susan Gaeta takes the stage. The Tasting and Tap Room Kitchen is open with soft pretzels, sandwiches, flatbreads and more to pair with craft beer, Virginia wine and cider.

May

26

Bald Top Brewery

FRIDAY AT 7 PM – 9 PM   Haze & Dacey Playing everything from folk-pop to alt-country to roots-rock and with influences ranging from Queen to Joni Mitchell, you don't want to miss out on Haz...

May

26

DuCard Vineyards

FRIDAY NIGHT OUT W/ RON GENTRY    MAY 26 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Come join us at DuCard for live music by Ron Gentry! He began his musical journey as a child singing in the Children’s Choir. ...

May

27

Blue Quartz & Shotwell Run Brewery

SATURDAY AT 5 PM – 8 PM    Nether's Hot Club Join us at the Tasting and Tap Room as Nether's Hot Club brings hot jazz to Etlan! Over the Top Chef will be serving delicious meals to accompany y...

May

27

Bald Top Brewery

Join us Saturday for our Artisans’ Pop-Up from 12pm - 6pm! With several booths to visit, you’re sure to find something amazing! Stay tuned for more information on our spectacular guest artisans!

May

27

Bald Top Brewery

SATURDAY AT 6 PM – 9 PM    James Tamelcoff Band - Live! Come on out from another amazing set from a local favorite, James Tamelcoff! The band will be playing a blend of Country Classics, New C...

May

27

Early Mountain Vineyards`

May 27th, Live Music, Jacob Paul Allen    May 27, 2023, 1 pm - 4 pm Join us at Early Mountain Vineyards for an afternoon of music and wine. Enjoy our beautiful Tasting Room or outdoor spaces with ...

May

27

DuCard Vineyards

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS W/ THE BUZZ BEES   MAY 27 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Join Saturday afternoon at DuCard for live music from the Buzz Bees. This band is one groovy, pop-rock and blues/country band ...

May

28

Bald Top Brewery

SUNDAY AT 2 PM – 5 PM   The Backroad Hitchhikers - Live! Hailing from Harrisonburg, The Backroad Hitchhikers perform your favorite songs and sing-alongs from the 60's, 70's, and 80's! We’re s...

May

28

DuCard Vineyards

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS W/ SPENCER HATCHER & THE OL’ SON GANG   MAY 28 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Spend your afternoon drinking your favorite DuCard wine and listening to Spencer Hatcher and the ...

May

29

DuCard Vineyards

MEMORIAL DAY MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH TROPICAL ATTITUDES  MAY 29 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Spend the unofficial start of summer in the foothills of the mountains at DuCard Vineyards! We’ll get the ...

May

29

Prince Michel & Tap 29 Brewery - Trivia Night

Trivia Night 6-7:30 pm on Monday nights

May

29

DuCard Vineyards

MEMORIAL DAY MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH TROPICAL ATTITUDES  MAY 29 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Spend the unofficial start of summer in the foothills of the mountains at DuCard Vineyards! We’ll get the ...

May

30

Save the Dates! Picnic in the Park!

SAVE THE DATES! PICNIC AT THE PARK! Thank you to Lindsay at Madison Parks and Rec for offering the main stage area at Hoover Ridge for all to enjoy a picnic dinner with their families. Fabulous Foo...