OUR PROGRAMS & MISSION
We offer a diverse variety of free and affordable programs throughout the year for people of all ages. Our programs include live music, exhibits, films, workshops and classes, jam sessions, community programs, and more to fulfill our mission to enrich lives through the arts, education, and community.
Concerts & Live Music
Barns of Rose Hill has become a destination for both musicians and music-lovers alike for the superb acoustics and the intimate atmosphere in our main Performance Hall. We strive to offer a high-quality line-up of local, national, and international musicians from diverse genres including Americana, Traditional, Old-Time, Folk, Roots, Blues, Bluegrass, Celtic, Gypsy Jazz, Classical, World Music, and much more. We offer a Bluegrass & BBQ Series and a Classical Music Series for audiences to experience a variety of performers and styles within each genre.
Notable appearances include local favorites such as The Woosdshedders, Furnace Mountain, The Bumper Jacksons, Charm City Junction, Ken & Brad Kolodner, The Bitter Liberals, Kipyn Martin, and Caleb Nei as well as national and international musicians including Town Mountain, The Foghorn Stringband, April Verch, Mark O’Connnor, Bruce Molsky, Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, Andrew York, Matt Palmer, Pierre Bensusan, Frank Wallace, Pat Donohue, Riley Baugus, Dirk Powell, Taarka, Kevin Burke, The Teetotalers, Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill, Lunasa, Dervish, Fatoumata Diawa, Alash Ensemble, and many more.
Throughout the year, we showcase solo and group exhibits in our Upper and Lower Galleries. We partner with local, national, and international artists and artisans as well as local schools, community members, and non-profit organizations to showcase art and objects of interest for all to enjoy.
We are proud to offer free admission to all our exhibits as well as free admission to many of the exhibit openings events and artist receptions.
Throughout the year, we screen local, national, and international films across a variety of genres for film enthusiasts to enjoy on the large screen in our main Performance Hall.
We are proud to partner with the Magic Lantern Theater to provide quality national and international films during our Film Series.
We also partner with other organizations and filmmakers to provide film screenings and discussions that bring our community together through arts and education.
Classes & Workshops
Arts are more than just entertaining, they are also inspiring! We offer workshops and classes for all ages that are designed to inspire creativity, let you try a new technique, or master a skill. Kids can learn to play the fiddle during our kid’s group fiddle lessons or an adult can learn new techniques during a master guitar class. Take a drama class. Write poetry. Or try something new!
We are excited to collaborate with local artists and offer FREE Student Art Workshops for middle & high school students! This is a great opportunity to learn from a working artist plus ask questions about embarking on a career in the arts.
Keeping traditional music alive! This free event is for both musicians and music-lovers alike.
Our weekly Old-Time, Celtic, and Bluegrass jams bring multi-generations of musicians of all levels together to play traditional music on Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
All ages are welcome to come out to play or just hang out to listen.
We offer a variety of free and affordable events and programs throughout the year including concerts, performances, films, talks and discussions, exhibits, and much more for our community members and visitors to enjoy.
We partner with local organizations such as the Clarke County Community Band, the Clarke County Historical Association, Clarke County Lions Club, and local school choir departments to host programs and events to enrich and engage people of all ages. We also partner with the Clarke Country Library to host programs including free Summer programs for children, their monthly book club meeting, and other programs.
Your Support Matters
As a nonprofit organization, your generous support through donations and memberships help ensure we fulfill our mission to enrich lives through our performing, visual, and literary arts programs and remain a strong and vibrant resource in our community.