12th Annual Smithfield Music’s Aiken & Friends Fest


Don’t miss Smithfield Music’s 12th Annual Aiken & Friends Fest – Friday Night, September 29 and all day Saturday, September 30 at the Smithfield Little Theatre in downtown Smithfield!


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FRIDAY NIGHT, September 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Songwriters in the Round Concert 
Featuring Mike AikenLinda McRae and Ken Tizzard performing their original works and talking about their songwriting and what inspires them. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Admission: $25 (Weekend festival pass includes all events and concerts is $40).

ALL DAY SATURDAY – TAIL GATE PARTY, September 30, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Two stages of genuine music! Admission to the concerts on Saturday is $10 (Weekend festival pass includes all events and concerts is $40)

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Cotton Pickin’ Stage 
Hosted by Virginia’s one and only Lewis McGehee. Enjoy Lewis’ original tunes, guitar playing and performing.
3:30 p.m. Gratiot Lake Road
4:30 p.m. Susan Greenbaum
5:30 p.m. Lewis McGehee

Picker’s Tent
Hosted by our good friend and a great picker, Michael Glass. Bring your instrument and pick away! We always have so many talented pickers wandering the Fest, we want to give everyone a chance to play. This unplugged tent is the ideal place to socialize the picker’s way – by playing music.

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SATURDAY NIGHT, 7:30 -10 p.m.
Tall Tales & Troubadours Show featuring Mike Aiken
Doors open at 7 pm. Open Mic winners will begin the evening. Admission: $25 (Weekend festival pass includes all events and concerts is $40).

MartinThanks to a very generous donation from a local supporter of Smithfield Music, you can enter to win a 1981 Martin D-28! The raffle will be held at Aiken & Friends Fest on September 30th. Tickets are a $5 donation to Smithfield Music. The guitar is on display at The Christmas Store (108 Main Street in downtown Smithfield). Tickets are available at The Christmas Store and at the Aiken Fest.

Smithfield Music presents top tier entertainment in partnership with the Smithfield Little Theatre ​and uses the proceeds from the concerts to promote music education in Isle of Wight County.