The 94th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® will look much different due to current COVID-19 restrictions, however the Festival is working and planning under these new set of rules that will result in temporary changes for our 2021 Festival. Nevertheless, we will be “Back in Bloom” and taking full advantage of the unique opportunity to celebrate the arrival of spring.
The Festival is pleased to announce our Thursday, Friday and Saturday dance party lineup and ticket availability.
Sheetz 80’s Dance Party
Back by popular demand, the Sheetz 80’s Dance Party will take place on Friday evening, April 30, 2021 at the Tolley Dental Zone at the Frederick County Fairgrounds in Clear Brook, VA. Doors open at 5:00 pm and live music will begin at 6:00 pm. (Please note new start time for event!) General admission tickets are on sale for $35.00 and only 900 tickets will be sold for this event.
The Sheetz 80’s Dance Party is mixing things up a bit by welcoming two new acts to our party stage in 2021. Straight from Atlanta, GA in their 13th year together, DEPARTURE is the most respected Journey tribute band in the nation. DEPARTURE replicates the look, sound and feel of the original 80’s rock super group, Journey. These veteran musicians love what they do and have developed an amazing on-stage chemistry. They pride themselves on giving their audience an incredible high-energy, qualitative stage show from start to finish. Dressed in the iconic tuxedo jacket, DEPARTURE lead vocalist, Brian Williams, has an amazing singing voice, flawlessly matching Steve Perry’s vocal range and on-stage movements.
DEPARTURE plays all the hit songs that everyone knows and loves. Their performance is professional and highly engaging for their audience. Everything heard during their performance is live with no pre-recorded tracks used. Performing over one hundred shows nationally per year, DEPARTURE brings the very best of Journey to audiences of all ages.
Opening for DEPARTURE, is local sensation Raised On Analog. Raised on Analog combines the talents of a varied group of musicians to provide an entertaining and energetic mix of popular music. Theyt combine the danceability of Funk, Pop and Country, the recognizable lyrics of Classic Rock anthems with the raw power of 80's hits to create an experience that has something for everyone.
Get your tickets early as this popular dance is sure to sell out again! Guests may purchase beer and select mixed drinks, which will include a specialty drink reminiscent of the 80's era! Festival food and concessions will be available for purchase at the Frederick County Fair Midway.
The Sheetz 80's Dance Party is under outdoor tents at the Frederick County Fairgrounds. This is a rain or shine event.
Allstate Insurance 90’s Dance Party
Prepare to go back to the golden era of music where the Backstreet Boys, Spice Girls, Nsync, Fugees, and Hanson tunes ruled the airwaves. Hip hop artists and Seattle grunge bands filled our mixed tapes and CD collections.
The Allstate Insurance 90's Dance Party will take place on Thursday evening, April 29, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Tolley Dental Zone at the Frederick County Fairgrounds in Clear Brook, VA...Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets to this new event are only $20.00. Only 900 tickets will be sold and are sure to sell out fast!
Dance the night away with As If - the Ultimate 90's Tribute Band. Winner of 2018 Best Cover Band by the Maryland Music Awards, As If brings their authentic, energetic live performance to the Festival's first-ever 90's Dance Party featuring the legendary music that made the 90's all that AND a bag of chips.
Find your plaid flannel shirts, stonewashed baggy blue jeans, Doc Martens, combat boots, Birkenstocks, and high-top sneakers and compete in the costume contest. Great prizes will be awarded to the best dressed! Get your tickets early as this new dance is sure to sell out!
Guests may purchase beer and select mixed drinks, which will include a specialty drink reminiscent of the 90's era! Festival food and concessions will be available for purchase at the Frederick County Fairgrounds Midway.
The Allstate Insurance 90's Dance Party is under outdoor tents at the Frederick County Fairgrounds. This is a rain or shine event.
Ability Home Care Country Music Party
The Ability Home Care Country Music Party, presented by Shenandoah Country Q102, an iHeartMedia Station, will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Tolley Dental Zone located at the Frederick County Fairgrounds in Clear Brook, VA. Doors and live music begin at 2:00 pm. General admission tickets are on sale for $25.00 and only 900 tickets will be sold for this event.
Continuing its tradition of offering great country acts at an amazingly affordable price, this year’s party showcases four outstanding “homegrown” country performers: Bryan Frazier, Ryan Jewel, Chris Darlington, and Ronnie Wolford. The Festival is proud to bring these young, up and coming stars together on one stage.
Tickets for the Ability Home Care Country Music Party are only $25.00 and can be purchased online or at the Official Souvenir & Ticket Outlet opening in early April. In addition to an afternoon and evening full of great music, there will be plenty of adult beverages (ID required), as well as hot food on the midway. Please, no outside food and drink, or large purses and bags inside the Tolley Dental Zone.
Schedule is subject to change.
Ronnie Wolford and Logan Garrett (acoustic duo) 2:00 PM 3:30 PM
Chris Darlington 3:45 PM 5:15 PM
Ryan Jewel 5:45 PM 7:30 PM
Bryan Frazier 8:00 PM 10:00 PM
This event is under outdoors tents at the Frederick County Fairgrounds. Rain or shine.
In addition to the events listed above, limited tickets are still available for the Bloomers’ Luncheon, WineFest, Pumps & Pearls Party, Prayer Lunch, and Business at the Bloom events. The What’s New at the 2021 Bloom – Part Four!!! press release will be sent out next Friday, March 5, 2021 at 12:00 NOON.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.thebloom.com, at Festival Headquarters located at 135 N Cameron Street, Winchester, VA, or by calling (540) 662-3863. Event goers should expect to follow CDC and state mandates issued by the Governor in order to participate in events.
Bradley S. Veach, Executive Director
Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival
135 North Cameron Street, Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 662-3863 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.thebloom.com
It was an exciting evening of performances on Wednesday, Feb. 12, for the first round of auditions of the annual 2020 Anthony’s Pizza “Apple Blossom’s Got Talent!” contest.
The Bright Box Theater hosted 24 acts, and 12 semi-finalists were chosen including Spontanea Band, Azure Wolf Band, Trinity Jenkins, Isabella McDevitt, Randy Martono-Chai, Ani Dyles, Raen Band, Mayley White, Jack Butler, Madison Starke, Taylah Bailey, and Paige Stickley.
Theresa Gaines, chair of the event which is part of the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® to be held April 24 to May 3, reminds the public that there is just one more evening of auditions, which is slated for Wednesday, March 11 – register online, the deadline is March 7th.
Contestants who win at the two first-round auditions will compete in the semi-finals on Wednesday, April 8, and winners from that event will compete in the finals on Wednesday, April 29. The finals will be held during the 93rd festival whose theme is “Forever Apple Blossom.” All contests will begin at 7 p.m. at the Bright Box in downtown Winchester. Prizes awarded at the final event include first place, $2,000; second place, $1,000; and third place, $500.
Rules and guidelines are posted on our website. A sample of talent and background music (if needed) for audition must be included with the application. A URL or MP3 is needed for the application process.
Audience tickets for the March 13 auditions are $10 in the downstairs theater and $5 for the upstairs location.
Click here for registration and ticket information, or go to our contact page for phone, address and online form.
The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival®, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the beauty of springtime and the apple blossoms in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley through events and initiatives that enhance community spirit and showcases our local agricultural heritage.