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"The Hunts" return to BCRC - VUMAC

 ”Evening at Blackstone” has been a Christmas tradition at Blackstone Conference and Retreat Center (VUMAC) for 22 years. We look forward each year to the opportunity to celebrate the Christmas spirit with our guests as they are uplifted by festive decorations, the finest Holiday feast, and the very best of entertainment.

This year is no exception to tradition. Back by overwhelming request, “The Hunts” again will fiddle their way into your hearts on Sunday evening, December 8, 2013. This champion fiddling family of nine will perform their wide spectrum of musical genres, ranging from Celtic to Christmas classics, as well as their own original compositions. The Hunts have performed from Scotland to Ireland to Canada and all over the United Sates. They have opened for the Virginia Symphony and performed for Queen Elizabeth during her visit to the United States.

We hope that you will take advantage of our “Early Bird” special as outlined below, as we want to provide our faithful guests with an opportunity for price savings.

Yours in Christ,



Evening at Blackstone

December 8, 2013




Open House @ 4:00 PM

  Banquet @ 5:30 PM

Performance @ 7:00 PM

Carol Sing &

Social After the Hunt Performance


Breakfast @ 8:30 AM


With “Early Bird” tickets (before September 15th):


1-You can choose your seats at the concert

(see diagram below ~ first come, first serve)


2-You will receive a nice BCRC pewter ornament (1 per couple)


3- Heavily discounted tickets for any package you choose.

(reservations must be made and purchased before Sept. 15th )


Early bird tickets ~ purchased before September 15th

$42.00 single/$75.00 couple

for Banquet & Performance

$75.00 single/$140.00 couple includes

banquet, performance, lodging & breakfast


Advanced tickets ~ September 16 – November 15th

$46.00 single/$83.00 couple

for Banquet & Performance

$83.00 single/$155.00 couple includes

banquet, performance, lodging & breakfast


Tickets ~ November 16 thru December 7

$51.00 single/$93.00 couple

for Banquet & Performance

$88.00 single/$165.00 couple includes

banquet, performance, lodging & breakfast


At the door

$56.00/$103.00 couple

for Banquet & Performance

$93.00/$175.00 couple includes

banquet, performance, lodging & breakfast


Performance only



Reservation Form:


For event reservations please print the following information

and mail to: 


707 Fourth Street

Blackstone,VA 23824


Make check payable to: VUMAC


Telephone 434-292-5308 to make reservations

if you need to pay by debit/credit card.


Name:     ____________________________________

Address: ____________________________________



Phone #: ____________________________________


Email:     ____________________________________


Phone #: ____________________________________


Email:     ____________________________________


# of tickets:

Full Package__________________ or

Banquet & Concert ____________ or

Tickets only __________________


Choice of seating: __________________________

(seats in grey have been reserved)


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