Last chance for Ash Lawn and Heritage, plus TR3, Hornsby and Bela Fleck and more

This weekend a couple of theater festivals round up: First is the Heritage Theatre fest, at UVA, with a performance tonight of The 39 Steps, the John Buchan novel-turned-Hitchcock film that, onstage, also happens to be a hilarious physical comedy; Saturday will see both matinee and evening performances of She Loves Me. (Read a C-VILLE Review of an earlier Heritage performance. Details.

Meanwhile, Ash Lawn Opera rounds up its season with performances on Saturday and Sunday of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I at the Paramount. Check out a review of opening night here. Tickets are here.

The Blue Ridge Swim Club, out on Owensville Road, has recently been in the habit of combining two amazing things: swimming and music. The latest concert in a summer music series is the acoustic bassist and wide-ranging experimentalist Jason Ajemian who performs Saturday at 6pm with his band The High Life. Sample the good below, and bring something to swim in.

Big weekend for music coming up. Tonight Dave Matthews’ perennial sideman Tim Reynolds performs in trio formation at the Jefferson Theater, before returning later this month to the Pavilion with Matthews himself. The experimental shredder was nominated last year for a Grammy for his tune, "Kundalini Bonfire." Reynolds is said to be astounding live, but seriously, dude can probably afford a graphic designer for album covers, no? Tickets are here.

Say whaaat?

Over at the Pavilion on Sunday, Bruce Hornsby (who I interview in this week’s Feedback column) and his band The Noisemakers share a bill with the original lineup of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. "Original lineup" means that zany brother duo of ace bassist Victor Wooten and his brother "Future Man" are on board. Look forward to a night of genre-hopping and jammy experimentation. And if you’re wondering what Future Man’s got in hands, worry it—it’s just a drumitar. Tickets.

What are you up to this weekend?

 

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