Sunset Club Series

Sunset Club Beer Garden at Belle Grove Plantation
Hosted by the James Madison Belle Grove Foundation
Saturday, July 22nd
Saturday, July 29th

Each afternoon, Belle Grove is witness to some pretty amazing sunsets over the Rappahannock River. From the oranges, golds and reds to the blue and pink cotton candy skies, there is always a new wonder to behold each afternoon.
Now we would like to share them with you!

Each Saturday afternoon, the James Madison Belle Grove Foundation will be hosting the Sunset Club. This beer garden style evening will take place on our river view grounds so we can enjoy the sunset over the river. Each Saturday will feature different Live Music, Food Truck and Cash Bar. Sing, dance and have a great time under the stars.

General Admission

General is FREE. Just bring lawn chairs and blanket to enjoy the evening with friends and family. We do ask that you please register your tickets, so we have a headcount for our Food Vendors and Bar Staff. Please note, Free Admission will not have tables or chairs available to use. Please bring your lawn chairs or blankets. We will not allow pop up tents for free admission.

VIP Admission

Don’t want to worry about chairs and blankets and want a reserve space? Purchase our VIP Tables. With our VIP Tables you get admission for 8 people, a 5-foot round table with cloth, 8 chairs, and a 10×10 tent. VIP Admission includes one free drink ticket per person. Prepurchase is required.

Cost $100.00

Living Like the King
VIP Balcony Raffle for 8
Sunset Club Beer Garden
Saturday, July 29th
6pm to 11pm

Our last Sunset Club Beer Garden is “An Evening with the King”. John Monforto, our Elvis impersonator will be on hand for an evening of Elvis. One of our most popular entertainers we have every year. It is one not to miss.

We are excited to offer “Living Like the King” VIP Balcony Raffle. The VIP Balcony will give 8 people an exclusive Balcony view of our “Night with the King” Sunset Club Beer Garden. The VIP Balcony will not only offer your guests a bird’s eye view of the event and river but will have special “perks” too!

Special Perks

Elvis will be coming up to the balcony for some one-on-one time with the King. He will be singing one song just for your group.

Your first drink is on us! Order anything you want, beer, wine, signature cocktails or distilled spirits.

Early arrival at 5:30pm. Get here before the crowd and start your party early!

You will receive an Antipasto Board for eight to enjoy before dinner.

You will have a wait staff to run for your drinks and food. Pay for your drinks and food through the wait staff and never have to leave the balcony.

The Living Like the King VIP Balcony Raffle will be selling tickets from July 17th to July 27th. That’s ten days to get your raffle tickets for a chance to Live Like the King!

Drawing will be on July 28th at 10am. A phone call will be made to the winner. An announcement will be made on Facebook and our website of who the winner is.


One Ticket – $5.00
Five Tickets – $20.00

Proceeds of the Raffle and the Sunset Club will help fund the Spirits Festival on Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10th from 12pm to 6pm. Two days of wineries, beer, and distilleries tastings with food truck, specialty vendors and LIVE MUSIC with two bands each day!

If you can’t make the July 29th event, please help us raise the funds needed by making a donation!


Each Saturday Theme with Bands and Food Vendors

Saturday, July 15 – “Downhome Country Time” with The Leroy Burks Band / Boondocks Seafood and Bbq
Saturday, July 22nd – “Cigars, Bourbon and BBQ” with The Sugar Hollows / Daddy’s Baby BBQ
Saturday, July 29th – “A Night with the King” with John Monforto as Elvis / Ruby’s Cajun Cuisine

Important to know

Free Admission tickets will not have chairs, tables or tent available to them. Please make sure you bring your own lawn chairs and blanket. We are sorry, but no pop up tents for free admission tickets.

This event is an outdoor event and weather permitting. In the case of bad weather, we will reschedule as needed. No refunds will be given.

No outside food or beverages will be allowed. Please do not bring coolers.

No pets please.

Smoking during the Sunset Club will be prohibited only in marked areas.

During the event, the mansion will not be open to the public.

We are a 100% ID for alcoholic beverages. Please bring your ID. All ages under 21 will be required to wear a red wrist band to indicate non-alcoholic beverages.

Please help us keep our historic property beautiful. Please clean up your area before you leave.

Each Saturday Theme with Bands and Food Vendors
Saturday, July 15 – “Downhome Country Time” with The Leroy Burks Band / Boondocks Seafood and Bbq

The Leroy Burks Band

The Leroy Burks Band, based in Woodbridge Virginia, is a high energy, country and classic rock band. We showcase the best of Country, Classic Country, Classic Rock, Southern Rock and our own Nashville published songwriter, Leroy B. The driving force behind the rumbling sound is the one and only Delmar Little on the bass guitar, John Clyburn on the drums and Mike Lavrich tearing up that lead guitar. Our front-man, United States Army Veteran Leroy B, brings the powerhouse vocal. With experience ranging from local venues to large festivals, The Leroy Burks Band is ready to bring our fun filled country band to your event.


Boondocks Seafood and Bbq
Saturday, July 22nd – “Cigars, Bourbon and BBQ” with The Sugar Hollows / Daddy’s Baby BBQ
The Sugar Hollows

The Sugar Hollows is some-kind-of-rock band hailing from Richmond, VA. They were recently featured by Americana Highways and Music Mecca for their latest single ‘Sweet Virginia Girl’ and have a full-length album in the works, which will be released in 2023. Formed in 2021 by Michael Dunn (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and Gabriel Spadaccini (lead guitar), the band started out as an acoustic duo covering songs by Allman Brothers, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Willie and Lukas Nelson, and other artists from past and modern times before starting to write their own songs. They have since refined their sound as a 4-piece rock outfit by adding Sean O’Reilly on bass and Noah Yates on drums. They have eclectic musical tastes ranging from folk and country music to psychedelic and classic rock, and they write songs about life, love, and all of the things that make you feel kinda funny. All of their music is recorded and released by Good Weather Records in Richmond, VA.

Daddy’s Baby BBQ
Saturday, July 29th – “A Night with the King” with John Monforto as Elvis / Ruby’s Cajun Cuisine
John Monforto as Elvis
Ruby’s Cajun Cuisine