The Spectacle is Saturday, October 28th!
Saturday October 28th. Prepare for a night of enchantment, extravagance, and exhilaration! The Stone Hill Spectacle: where the ordinary becomes extraordinary and the mundane transforms into pure magic. It's time to let your imagination run wild and unleash your inner costume virtuoso.
In The Great Room: Tabla for Two
Abigail Adams Greenway and Masood Omari, two of the world's best Afghani music performers, will be playing throughout the day.
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM in the Amphitheatre: The Individuals of Peace
Ricky Gordon returns with his New York Jazz Brass Band The Individuals of Peace. Featuring Ricky "Dirty Red" Gordon (Snare Drum/Drumset), James Zollar (Trumpet), Roger Garcia (Trumpet), Rashaan Salaam (Trombone), Gina Benalcázar López (Trombone), Santo Buzzanca (Sousaphone), Cleave Guyton, Jr. (Piccolo/Alto Sax), Isaiah Richardson, Jr. (Clarinet/Tenor Sax), Danny Rivera (Baritone Sax), Ashlae Blūme (Accordion), Jeremiah Lockwood (Bass Drum/Guitar) and Vince Hunter (Percussion).
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM in the Amphitheatre: Costume Awards
Children and adults receive separate prizes in eight costume categories: Best Political, Best Animal, Best Environmental, Scariest, Best Historical, Best Fantasy, Funniest, and Best Overall.
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM in the Amphitheatre: Dancing
Featuring Belly Dancers Victoria Torres and Anam Cara. Followed by West African dancers and drummers.
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM in the Amphitheatre: Fire Dancing
David VanDerveer leads a menagerie of fire artists spinning and dancing with fire.
7:45 PM - Procession to Giant Bonfire
Ricky Gordan's band leads the torch lighting ceremony and march to the bonfire, with more music and dancing.
Location: 40 Springwish Lane, Flint Hill VA 22627
Park along the driveway. Follow signs and attendants.
The Spectacle is rain or shine, even if the grounds become wet. Bring a thick picnic blanket or camping chairs for seating.
You may bring your own refreshments. Food Truck will be available.
Bring your camera: send your best pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive a limited print of the 2023 Spectacle photo book.
Direct questions to email@example.com.
Once again Jennifer & Robert Peak have distilled the spirit of the Spectacle into a compelling short film.
More beautifully composed photos of the PostClassical Ensemble by Tom Wolff http://www.tomwolffphoto.com/
40 Spring Wish Lane Flint Hill, Virginia
Located in Flint Hill, Virginia, the Stone Hill Amphitheater was hand built by John B. Henry over seven years. Approximately an hour west of Washington D.C. off of Crest Hill Road, Exit 27 on the I-66.