Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival events are coming to Shenandoah University!
The James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletics & Events Center is the festival’s Tolley Dental Zone. We hope you have an amazing bloom at Shenandoah!
Business At The Bloom
Wednesday, May 1 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Offering a terrific speaker and the opportunity to network with others in the business community, this luncheon is a great way to kick off your Apple Blossom celebration.
This year’s guest speaker is Cary Dunston, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of American Woodmark Corporation.
Motown Dance Party
Thursday, May 2 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Good music doesn’t have an expiration date! Guests are encouraged to embrace pink, green and the 60’s! “Shadows of the 60s: A Tribute to Motown” will headline this new event. Shadows of the 60s” pays tribute to the tremendous legacy of The Four Tops, the Temptations, and the Supremes; paying careful tribute and performing hits spanning several decades.
Friday, May 3 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ladies, “It’s Bloom Time!!” to enjoy the festivities surrounded by your female friends with dancing and plenty of fun at the Massage Envy Bloomers’ Luncheon! This ladies-only event will feature the music of Souled Out, a sit-down luncheon from Panera Bread, and an open bar with a variety of draft beers and some selected wines.
’80s Dance Party
Friday, May 3 | 8:00 pm – 12:00 am
Back by popular demand is the super-hot, ‘80s tribute band—RUBIX KUBE. The band is a favorite of celebs such as Kelly Ripa, Bret Michaels of Poison, Katie Couric, and Pat Benetar. They play everything from Blondie and Bon Jovi to Hall and Oates to Jefferson Starship and Michael Jackson to Wham and Whitesnake and all of the ‘80s favorites in between. Search in the back of your closet for your long-hidden acid wash jean jacket, preppy Izod polo, or taffeta prom dress because they will be in style again at the ‘80s Dance Party.
Sports Celebrity Breakfast
Saturday, May 4 | 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Eat and listen to their “heroes” in sports.
- Jeff Burton – Retired NASCAR Driver, now NBC Sports Commentator
- Cameron “Cam” Jackson – Handley HS Graduate, Wofford College Basketball Stand-Out
- Student Honorees – Students from local high schools, private schools and Shenandoah University
The drawing of door prizes will follow the breakfast. The signing of autographs by celebrities will follow the “drawing” as long as time permits.
Country Music Party
Saturday, May 4 | 7:30 pm – 12:00 am
Continuing its tradition of offering great new country acts, this year’s Country Music Party headliner is Jimmie Allen! Jimmie Allen’s first single, “Best Shot,” was released in early 2018. The week of its release, it was the second most-added song to country music radio playlists. “Best Shot” reached the number one position on “Country Airplay” in November 2018, making him the first African-American artist to send his debut single to the top of that chart.
Bluegrass and Classic Country Show
Sunday, May 5 | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Robbie Limon and Tracy Wygal, performing their Lovesick Blues: A Tribute to Hank Williams Sr. and Patsy Cline. Re-live the days of the Grand Ole Opry as Tracy Wygal enters the decorated stage, in character as Patsy Cline along with an amazing live band, delivering mega hits like “Walkin’ Afer Midnight, Crazy, She’s Got You and many many more. Just when you think you’ve been entertained enough… Robbie Limon enters the stage as Hank Williams Sr. immediately getting right down to business, singing ‘Hey Good Looking”. Good luck hearing Robbie sing this one over the crowds singing! Jambalaya, Lovesick Blues, Your Cheating Heart follow just like the original recordings. Ending with a rousing “I Saw the Light” joined by Patsy, This show leaves every audience member singing as they leave the theatre and wanting more. Also performing will be Josh Grigsby and County Line, Nothin’ Fancy, and Remington Ryde.
Be sure to wave to the Shenandoah University Float!
The University’s float will be traveling the parade route accompanied by Buzzy, the Hornet Cheerleaders, and the Buzzin’ Dozen! Be sure the wave to the Shenandoah students at the Grand Feature Parade!