The town of Wise is gearing up for a big season at Big Glades, where Family Movie Night opens June 14 and the 2019 Concert Series premiers June 22 with a new sound coming to the venue.
Good Shot Judy hails from Williamsburg and describes its show like this — from the swingin’ sounds of Frank Sinatra, Count Basie and contemporaries like Michael Buble and Harry Connick Jr. to the beautiful ballads of Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, and back to the high-energy Latin Dance big band sound.
"Good Shot Judy is a very different genre for Wise to have at Big Glades and we hope that both our folks who come out for all our events and the folks who haven’t been to one of our concerts will give this one a listen," said town planner Laura Craft.
Craft noted all events are free and open to the public.
The band says their show is "real entertainment from an era that was not only filled with great singers, performers, and great songs, but whose legacy has become synonymous with what great entertainment really is."
The amphitheater will be decked out for the occasion.
"Since Good Shot Judy is our first band of the 2019 Concert Series," Craft said, "we plan to decorate the place up in black and gold and roll out the top hats and stars for a great evening of jazz, swing, oldies and even a little American Pop with a Latin twist."
Good Shot Judy takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. June 22.
Rounding out the rest of the Summer Concert Series at Big Glades are:
• June 29 – Honest Outlaws, 6 p.m.; Kaitlin Baker, 7 p.m.; Ivan Fleming, 8:30 p.m.
• July 19 – Chillin & Grillin: Hello October, 6 p.m.; Lake Road Saints, 7:30 p.m.
• July 20 — Chillin & Grillin: Cumberland Drive, 1 p.m.; Renegade Rebels, 3 p.m.; awards ceremony, 4 p.m.; Railway Express, 4:30 p.m.; Blue Reign, 6 p.m.; Hell Freezes Over (Eagles Tribute Band), 7:30 p.m.; Faithfully (Journey Tribute Band), 8:15 p.m.; Big Gun (AC/DC Tribute Band), 9:30 p.m.
• Aug. 3 – Right Fork Ramblers, 7 p.m.; Sycamore Hollow, 8:30 p.m.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
• Friday, June 14 – The Goonies.
• Friday, June 21 – Hotel Transylvania 3 (This movie will be shown at the Wise pool).
• July 12 – The Incredibles 2.
• July 26 – Cars 3.
All movies will begin at dusk.
The concert series and movie nights are sponsored by UVa-Wise Alumni Association, Wise Kiwanis Club, Wise Business Association and Freedom Ford.
For more information, visit www.townofwise.net.