Saturday | April 15
The Skiffle Steel Orchestra of Trinidad and the Skiffle USA Steel Orchestra of Sweet Briar College played in concert together.
The Skiffle Steel Orchestra of Trinidad had a scheduled concert at Sweet Briar in April. When they heard that the SBC steel band, Skiffle USA, was returning to Second Stage around the same time, they asked to perform with them! It was an amazing, stand-room-only evening!
Sunday | March 19
Dr. Horace Rice
Second Stage partnered with the Amherst County Museum and Historical Society for a lecture by Dr. Horace Rice, author and historian of native cultures in Amherst County. He discussed his new book, Patrtiot Pinn's Pearl, a historical novel that chronicles the lives of Cherokee and Wicocomico Native Americans, focusing on the Revolutionary War era.
March 14 | 8 PM
Molly McCully Brown
Ms. Brown read from her book of poetry, The Virginia State Colony For Epileptics and Feebleminded (Persea Books, 2017). The study of the Central Virginia Training Center here in Amherst County won the 2016 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize.This presentation was in cooperation with Sweet Briar College’s Writers Series.
Second Stage | Amherst is partially supported by
the National Endowment for the Arts, the Virginia Commission for the Arts,
the Greater Lynchburg Community Trust, The Charlottesville Area Community Fund, the Andrew W. Easley and Anne O. Easley Charitable Trust,
and many area businesses and benefactors.