Art at The Coves : Weekend Art & Music Series (week 3)

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Art at The Coves : Weekend Art & Music Series (week 3)
Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:00 PM
Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount, VA
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  • Ticket Price: $27.00 - $32.00
  • Door Time: 11:30 AM
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Open 12PM - 6 PM (buy tickets by Session Times)

We invite you to join us Saturdays in September as we transform The Coves at Smith Mountain Lake into a waterfront art gallery to support Smith Mountain Lake’s vibrant arts community! 

Art at The Coves: Weekend Art & Music Series on the Lake, a charity event to benefit the Smith Mountain Arts Council, is presented by The Coves at Smith Mountain Lake, Mountain Retreat Living and Harvester Outdoors. All proceeds from the series will be donated to SMAC. 

You’ll experience incredible local art, fantastic classical and jazz performances, and, of course, the breathtaking views of Smith Mountain Lake. As an added perk, you’ll get a peek inside one of The Coves’ beautiful lakefront homes, where the art pieces will be displayed for purchase. You’ll find paintings, photography, craft furniture and more. 

Bring a picnic and plan to linger a while. Music will be provided by area favorites Al Broholm and Brian Mesko. Complimentary beverages will be available, and social distancing and other measures will be strictly enforced to keep everyone healthy. Because of social distancing, tickets to each event are very limited.

So mark your calendar and join us for this distinctive opportunity to support arts in the Smith Mountain Lake community.  


Four limited-capacity art-viewing sessions begin at noon each Saturday in September: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th. Each session is 90 minutes long. Start times are noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

Guests are welcome to come before or stay after their sessions to explore the trails and natural beauty of Smith Mountain Lake in a private, waterfront retreat. Chairs, blankets and coolers are welcome. Or, if you’d rather, purchase a boat ticket and pull your boat (up to 26 feet) into one of the limited docking spots to enjoy the music from the water. 


Free, on-site

Tickets (only 25 per session)

$32 plus fees, includes parking, gallery entry, music performance and access to covered picnic pavilions and 5 miles of trails.

$27 add-on boat ticket: Limited. Includes docking for boats up to 26 feet.

Transactions are donations to Smith Mountain Arts Council. 

Safety guidelines

  • Temperature checks will be conducted upon entrance. 
  • Please maintain 6 feet between your party and others, whether you’re in the gallery or at the picnic area. 
  • Masks are required in the gallery and on the grounds unless you are eating, drinking or seated in the picnic areas. Disposable masks will be available. 
  • Booties are required in the gallery and will be provided.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available.

  • Musicians

    Al Broholm 
    Sept. 5, Sept. 19

    Al Broholm is a pianist, drummer and vocalist. Originally from Chicago, Al has been a prominent performer in the private-event musical entertainment scene in Southwest Virginia for nearly three decades. He leads the Regency Trio, performing weekly in the Hotel Roanoke’s main dining room. He’s been one of the house musicians for both the Homestead and the Greenbrier resorts for the past 20 years. He is the past musical director of Resurrection Catholic Church in Moneta and owns Roanoke Piano, near Tanglewood Mall. As a solo pianist, or with his group, Al performs all your favorite melodies including classical, jazz, and contemporary.

    Brian Mesko
    Sept. 12, Sept. 26

    Jazz/blues guitarist Brian Mesko has played with some of the finest musicians in the business, including Les McCann, Tony Monaco, Dr. Lonnie Smith and members of The Yellowjackets and The Dave Matthews Band. Raised in a musical family in Little Rock, Arkansas, he studied several instruments, and with a focus on jazz guitar moved to Nashville to cut his chops. It was there that the Brian Mesko Trio was first formed around 2002, and the entity continued with various players even after Mesko’s move to Southwest Virginia in 2005. Now based in Roanoke, Mesko has made a name for himself as a leader, side man, session player and teacher, and his trio continues to celebrate the art of musical expression and conversation through improvisation via jazz, blues and funk. 


    From U.S. 220, turn on VA 40 and proceed 12 miles. 
    Turn LEFT at Kemp Ford Road (0.6 Miles). 
    Turn LEFT onto Standiford Road (1.8 Miles).
    Turn RIGHT onto Rock Cliff Road/VA 938 (0.5 Miles).
    Turn slight LEFT onto Ivy Lane, and The Coves will be on your right.