What we did over the summer

How is it that summer’s come and almost gone already? (Don’t worry, it’s Virginia. That means we still have a few more weeks of hot weather after Labor Day.)

This summer has seen a lot of fun times for Onion fans! If you want to see for yourself, there’s a bonus video at the end of this post. But first, here’s a fun little recap of our adventures…

June

We went to the library, and performed as their first guests this summer in their lineup for Music on the Steps. In fact, we broke the previous record for attendance (which the nice folks at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library tell us we held last year!).

Next, we traveled up to the beautiful Harry’s Pub at Airlie, VA on a beautiful resort grounds to entertain a whole new crowd of guests.

We also appeared at Park Lane Tavern, the Fredericksburg area’s best British-style pub. It was a fabulous night, and we will be appearing there several times during the remainder of 2019 (beginning this coming Saturday night!).

July

It’s important to always make time to catch up with family, old and new. So we entertained at numerous private parties and events for people who have seen us and caught the fever for a Beatles Night of their own, and one of our family, original bassist Dave Guzman, sat in with the band while Paul was away a few days). 

Then we went to France (kind of) — at least to the Market Square downtown where French flags were hung, to celebrate Bastille Day with the Fredericksburg Sister City Association and hundreds of their close friends.

Also on the topic of France… on each third Friday we bring a taste of Liverpool to Fredericksburg’s original fine French dining establishment, La Petite Auberge, where music and food lovers meet to sing and clap along with tunes by the Fab Four and more.

August

In August, we closed out the 2019 Fredericksburg Porchfest with a crowd that defied the extreme heat to dance and sing along — a real neighborhood block party if there ever has been!

Of course who could forget — on every first Thursday, we dance the night away with fans and friends, young and old, for our monthly Beatles Night extravaganza at the famous Colonial Tavern!

If that wasn’t enough… we started showing up on the last Thursday of each month at the cozy 25-30 Espresso near the train station — just to show off how unplugged we can really get!

Pics or it didn’t happen

If that sounds like a lot of work… well, it was! But it’s so worth it to see the smiles and good times that the music brings to people all around the region. If you want to check it out for yourself, or just relive some good times from the summer, check out this video recap!

And please subscribe — look for the picture of our favorite li’l onion, Elmer Rigby, at the end of the video!

Don’t worry, we’re not slowing down after the season. There are plenty more good times ahead, and places to catch us live. Don’t forget to visit our Facebook page and hit LIKE, so you can hear about news and events as they happen.

See you soon!