Events

We are proud to feature local music every Saturday evening 6:30-9pm, along with yummy dinner specials (there is always a veggie option!). We also have special events featuring local artists and musicians… please check out our list of events, and check back for updates.

Upcoming Events

Saturday music: Red and The Romantics

Saturday music: Red and The Romantics

Aug 26, 6:30pm - Aug 26, 9:00pm

The Batesville Market
6624 Plank Rd
Batesville, VA  22924 Map

Red and the Romantics is back at the Market!

Red and the Romantics is a band based in Charlottesville, VA that performs all original music crossing over many genres. There is an abundance of musical experience and diversity in this group ranging from gospel church music to cajun and blues. The songs come from the life experiences and imagination of Erik Red Knierim. These songs are enriched and fortified with the rhythms and melodic phrases of the Romantics.

Saturday night menu: Delicious lasagna: choose béchamel with spinach and mushrooms or a traditional cheesy meat version with red sauce. We also have the regular Saturday night menu that offers fresh salads, quesadillas, and more.

Sunday music: Cool Blue Quintet

Sunday music: Cool Blue Quintet

Aug 27, 1:00pm - Aug 27, 3:30pm

The Batesville Market
6624 Plank Rd
Batesville, VA  22924 Map

Cool Blue Quintet is a musical collective, featuring Olivia Hadley (trombone), Will Evans (trumpet), Elise Underwood (bass, vocals), David Sun (keyboard), and Ben Eisenberg (drums). The quintet plays classic jazz and original compositions, among other music, bringing to the table a vibrant energy and strong band chemistry.

Saturday music: Keith Morris and the Crooked Numbers

Saturday music: Keith Morris and the Crooked Numbers

Sep 2, 6:30pm - Sep 2, 9:00pm

The Batesville Market
6624 Plank Rd
Batesville, VA  22924 Map

Keith Morris and the Crooked Numbers return to the Batesville Market to perform their original songs, including highlights from their latest album, The Dirty Gospel.

The Dirty Gospel, according to Keith Morris and his band The Crooked Numbers, combines achingly honest songwriting with grit and swagger to create music that gets at the heart of how it feels to be alive. Hailing from Charlottesville (VA), the band’s third release embodies the voice of an outsider pushed to the edge by personal experience amidst a world that seems intent on collapse.

The Crooked Numbers, stellar players from the Charlottesville music scene, round out The Dirty Gospel. The band alternately wail, whisper, slam, float and sting throughout the ten tracks. Subtle nuance in one song turns to catharsis in another, and the band handles the varying moods seamlessly. “The whole band deserves credit,” writes No Depression. “But the choir makes the album–four voices dipped in sugar and honey in just the right proportions.”

Art & Lecture: Pete Myers Photography

Art & Lecture: Pete Myers Photography

Sep 3, 1:00pm - Sep 3, 3:30pm

The Batesville Market
6624 Plank Rd
Batesville, VA  22924 Map

The Batesville Market is pleased to have photographer and ornithologist, Pete Myers, as our featured September artist. Starting at 1:00 pm, you'll be able to meet Pete and view his incredible photographs of birds taken in Albemarle County, some literally in Pete's own backyard. At 2:30 pm, Pete will give a presentation, "Up Close and Personal with the Birds of Albemarle County."

About the artist:
"My weapons of choice are stealth, patience and anticipation. This often means sitting with one bird for hours, photographing hundreds of variations of a pose and then sifting through them to find the one image that captures the bird’s essence. I used to think that compelling nature photography could only be undertaken in remote places. But one evening in an Albemarle winter 10 years ago I saw a white-throated sparrow lit magically in the evening sun, and I was entranced by the quality of the light. It opened my eyes to things I had never seen before. Thus almost all the images in this exhibit are from Albemarle County, many from my home near White Hall." -- Pete Myers

Birds were an early love for Pete growing up throughout Mexico and Central and South America. His research on shorebirds earned him a Ph.D. from Berkeley and was followed by positions with the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia and the National Audubon Society. Interested in the connections between bird conservation and human behavior, he served as Director of the W. Alton Jones Foundation and became an expert in endocrine disrupting chemicals. He is the founder and Chief Scientist of Environmental Health Sciences (www.ehn.org), but escapes his day job to capture birds using digital photography.

Saturday music: The Pollocks

Saturday music: The Pollocks

Sep 9, 6:30pm - Sep 9, 9:00pm

The Batesville Market
6624 Plank Rd
Batesville, VA  22924 Map

Once again, our local heroes The Pollocks will step onto the magic carpet in the The Batesville Market, serenade us with their greatest hits and new material! Listen and download their latest songs now at: noisetrade.com/thepollocks.

Saturday music: The Jon Spear Band

Saturday music: The Jon Spear Band

Sep 16, 6:30pm - Sep 16, 9:00pm

The Batesville Market
6624 Plank Rd
Batesville, VA  22924 Map

Nominated by Blues Blast Magazine for the prestigious “Best Live Blues Recording of 2016” award, the Jon Spear Band has received numerous favorable reviews and extensive airplay both in the U.S. and internationally. Their debut CD "Old Soul" included several award-winning original songs and was ranked #38 on the Roots Music Report's Top Contemporary Blues Album Chart for the Year of 2015 and also charted in the UK, France and Spain. Their second CD "Live Music is Better" has likewise been popular on the blues charts and enjoyed extensive radio airplay. They were a 2016 WAMMIE nominee for best Blues/Traditional R&B Recording (Washington Area Music Association), and have opened for nationally touring acts including Debbie Davies, Delbert McClinton, the Iguanas, the Chris Duarte Group, and Memphis Gold. Although their ages span several generations, the band's members share a common determination to use their exceptional talents to create unique and memorable music. Members include Dara James (guitar, vocals and harmonica), Andy Burdetsky (bass), John Stubblefield (drums), and Jon Spear (guitar and vocals).

Saturday music: Man on a Horse

Saturday music: Man on a Horse

Sep 23, 6:30pm - Sep 23, 9:00pm

The Batesville Market
6624 Plank Rd
Batesville, VA  22924 Map

Man on a Horse is the brain-baby of drummer Stuart Gunter. He called up his buddies harmonicist Gary Green, bassist Andy Waldeck and guitarist and songwriter Peyton Tochterman in order to put together a quartet that explores roots American Music and songwriting and present original music in a fresh but classic way.

Of Earth to Andy fame, Waldeck is a master bassist and a natural songwriter. American Roots UK calls Gunter “an excellent musician.” Green is a World Champion. Seriously. He competed in France and Germany and won the Harmonica World Championships. As for Tochterman and his songs, MAVERICK MAGAZINE calls him a “skillful song poet” and Vintage Guitar player says his playing “demands attention.” They will be joined by singer and guitarist Luke Wilson. Their music is purely American, certainly Virginian and it is honest, bold, and uncompromising. Sounds like a beer ad, doesn’t it? Well, come take a sip and see for yourself.

All that aside, this is a band that you can “kick back and drink a cold beer to.” -Peyton’s mom

Saturday music: Bobblehead

Saturday music: Bobblehead

Sep 30, 6:30pm - Sep 30, 9:00pm

The Batesville Market
6624 Plank Rd
Batesville, VA  22924 Map

Dust off your Mr. Microphone, Good-lookin', we'll pick you up at 6:30! Bobblehead makes its bustling, bubbling debut at Batesville Market on September 30. It's all crash hucksterism, so say the tabloids, but come hear for yourselves. Doug Bishop, Frank Bechter, and David Jacobs bring their own brand of impetuous hillside blues for your listening pleasure. A rollicking mixture of original tunes.