Sunset Club Series
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 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.
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.
Saturday, July 8th – “Southern Rock and Seafood” with Josh Lief Band / Boondocks Seafood
Saturday, July 15 – “Downhome Country Time” with The Leroy Burks Band / Kristen’s Kitchen
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
Enjoy your Saturday night and don’t worry about driving home. Overnight rooms for two will be available to purchase. Breakfast will be included in the morning. Check in on Saturday will be between 4pm and 6pm and check out will be at 11am on Sunday. When you purchase your room, you will receive two Free Admission Tickets. We will provide you two lawn chairs so you don’t have to carry them with you. If you wish to have a VIP Table, you will need to purchase this separately.
Madison Room – Upstairs Queen room with a view of the river and plantation. Private bath with standing shower and clawfoot tub. This room as an elevator.
Costs – $297.81 with tax’
Turner- Upstairs Queen room with a view of the river and plantation. Private bath with standing shower and clawfoot tub.
Costs – $297.81 with tax
Conway – First floor Queen room with a view of the river. Private bath with a shower/tub clawfoot tub.
Costs – $297.81 with tax
Hipkins-Bernard – First floor Queen room with a view of the plantation. Private bath with a shower/tub clawfoot tub.
Costs – $219.50
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.
Josh Lief is singer-songwriter, guitar player based in Richmond, VA. Josh has released two albums of original music “Redemption” and “Love In Disguise.” They are available on all online platforms. The Josh Lief Band gigs throughout Virginia and beyond. The band includes Josh on guitar/vox, Kristen Daniel on keys/vox, Jon Sullivan on bass and Andre LaBelle on drums. JLB combines Josh’s original music with classic and southern rock plus some blues and country. All four members of JLB have touring and recording experience in NY, Nashville or LA and bring decades of experience together for a special sound that makes you want to move your feet and sing along.
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.
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.