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Bard's Market entertainment complements Virginia Shakespeare Festival

The Virginia Gazette

The Virginia Shakespeare Festival is now underway, as performances of "Romeo and Juliet" opened the festival's 38th season last week.

This season's performances are once again preceded by entertainment from the Bard's Market.

At the market, open one hour before each performance, festival-goers can browse gifts and donated items, while listening to performances from local musicians. Food and beverages are also available for purchase.

Operated by the Guild of the Virginia Shakespeare Festival, a local nonprofit that supports the festival, the market inhabits the Dodge Room of Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall, adjacent to the lobby.

The remaining entertainment schedule is as follows:

•July 6-8, 20-22 and Aug. 2-4: Kathy Teck, piano

•July 9 and 16: Nancy Lanier, keyboard

•July 10 and 24: Reg Lanning, banjo

•July 14: Tonia Herrin, flute/piano

•July 15: String Celebration

•July 17 and 31: Tim Olbrych, guitar

•July 23 and 30: Jim Rice, accordion

•July 27: Timothy Seaman, hammer dulcimer

•July 28-29: Rosanne Reddin, piano

•Aug. 5 and 7: Dorothy Raskin, piano

•Aug. 6: Kieran Anderson, classical guitar

For more information about the festival, visit

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