On our LynchburgDoes  main page , we stick to spotlighting events and happenings around town on a weekly basis. We also include additional listings for music, karaoke, tap takeovers, and other events on our LynchburgDoes More  page . But, sometimes it’s nice to know what’s going on in advance, particularly if it’s something that requires planning and/or advance ticketing. With that in mind, here is our LynchburgDoes Future Stuff page. We’re particularly happy with the name.

On our LynchburgDoes main page, we stick to spotlighting events and happenings around town on a weekly basis. We also include additional listings for music, karaoke, tap takeovers, and other events on our LynchburgDoes More page. But, sometimes it’s nice to know what’s going on in advance, particularly if it’s something that requires planning and/or advance ticketing. With that in mind, here is our LynchburgDoes Future Stuff page. We’re particularly happy with the name.

 On February 3, 1959, a plane went down in Iowa, taking the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and a dude known as the Big Bopper. Don McLean hyperbolized it as “the day the music died” in “American Pie,” but it’s fair to say that there are alternate histories of rock and roll in which the bespectacled Holly and his band, which at the time of his death included a guy named Waylon Jennings on guitar, might have been bigger than the Beatles before John, Paul, George, and Ringo ever arrived on these shores.  Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story  is a two-act musical that been keeping Holly’s music alive on stages around the world since its debut at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre in 1989. The local Endstation Theatre Company brings  Buddy  to the stage at Randolph College (2500 Rivermont Ave.) for three weeks of 7:30 p.m. performances, from June 15 though July 1. The production stars Skip Robinson, a guy who’s played Johnny Cash in  Million Dollar Quartet  and Pig Pen in  A Charlie Brown Christmas . Tickets run from $17 to $33 and can be purchased by clicking  here . Call (434) 226-0686 for more info.

On February 3, 1959, a plane went down in Iowa, taking the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and a dude known as the Big Bopper. Don McLean hyperbolized it as “the day the music died” in “American Pie,” but it’s fair to say that there are alternate histories of rock and roll in which the bespectacled Holly and his band, which at the time of his death included a guy named Waylon Jennings on guitar, might have been bigger than the Beatles before John, Paul, George, and Ringo ever arrived on these shores. Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story is a two-act musical that been keeping Holly’s music alive on stages around the world since its debut at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre in 1989. The local Endstation Theatre Company brings Buddy to the stage at Randolph College (2500 Rivermont Ave.) for three weeks of 7:30 p.m. performances, from June 15 though July 1. The production stars Skip Robinson, a guy who’s played Johnny Cash in Million Dollar Quartet and Pig Pen in A Charlie Brown Christmas. Tickets run from $17 to $33 and can be purchased by clicking here. Call (434) 226-0686 for more info.

 In Ireland they mark the summer solstice by celebrating a Day of Private Reflection. It is, after all, the longest day of the year if you’re counting hours of sunlight. Of course, if you’re a nocturnal creature, then it’s the shortest day of the year. But that’s beside the point. In these parts, we celebrate the solstice of summer in a number of ways, including a wine festival that was initiated ten years ago at Lazy Days Winery (1351 Amherst Hwy.). This year’s fest takes place two days after the actual solstice, on Saturday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It’ll features two stages for music performances by local acts like Apple Butter Soul, Bo-Zac, and GypsyTown. There will also be food, crafts, belly dancers, and a petting zoo, as well as lots and lots of local wine from Lazy Days Winery, Peaks of Otter Winery, Rebec Vineyards, Castle Glen Estates Winery, DelFosse Vineyards, DeVault Vineyards, Mountain Cove Vineyards, and Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery. Tasting tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate, and admission is free for kids 12 and under. Click  here  for tickets and more info, or call Lazy Days at (434)381-6088.

In Ireland they mark the summer solstice by celebrating a Day of Private Reflection. It is, after all, the longest day of the year if you’re counting hours of sunlight. Of course, if you’re a nocturnal creature, then it’s the shortest day of the year. But that’s beside the point. In these parts, we celebrate the solstice of summer in a number of ways, including a wine festival that was initiated ten years ago at Lazy Days Winery (1351 Amherst Hwy.). This year’s fest takes place two days after the actual solstice, on Saturday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It’ll features two stages for music performances by local acts like Apple Butter Soul, Bo-Zac, and GypsyTown. There will also be food, crafts, belly dancers, and a petting zoo, as well as lots and lots of local wine from Lazy Days Winery, Peaks of Otter Winery, Rebec Vineyards, Castle Glen Estates Winery, DelFosse Vineyards, DeVault Vineyards, Mountain Cove Vineyards, and Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery. Tasting tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate, and admission is free for kids 12 and under. Click here for tickets and more info, or call Lazy Days at (434)381-6088.

 Earlier this year,  Austin City Limits  closed out its 43rd season by broadcasting a rousing and rootsy performance by the Oklahoma-bred country act Turnpike Troubadours, a six-man band who have far deeper roots in Americana soil than most of what you get out of Nashville these days. This summers they’re on tour that kicks off at the very cool and rather unique Red Rock Amphitheatre in Colorado on June 13, and moves through Texas and New Mexico before landing on June 28 and a pretty cool and unique performance space in this neck of the woods. The Lime Kiln Theatre (607 Borden Rd.) is a “natural” outdoor theater built into an old lime quarry in Lexington that’s been hosting performances since 1984. The Turnpike Troubadours will feature opener Charlie Crockett, Devil’s Backbone beer, and Rockbridge Vineyard wines. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door; click  here  for more info.

Earlier this year, Austin City Limits closed out its 43rd season by broadcasting a rousing and rootsy performance by the Oklahoma-bred country act Turnpike Troubadours, a six-man band who have far deeper roots in Americana soil than most of what you get out of Nashville these days. This summers they’re on tour that kicks off at the very cool and rather unique Red Rock Amphitheatre in Colorado on June 13, and moves through Texas and New Mexico before landing on June 28 and a pretty cool and unique performance space in this neck of the woods. The Lime Kiln Theatre (607 Borden Rd.) is a “natural” outdoor theater built into an old lime quarry in Lexington that’s been hosting performances since 1984. The Turnpike Troubadours will feature opener Charlie Crockett, Devil’s Backbone beer, and Rockbridge Vineyard wines. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door; click here for more info.

 Once they finish up their encore run of  Romeo & Juliet  on the Grounds of the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Appomattox’s Wolfbane Productions (618 Country Club Rd.) will be back to the regular outdoor performance space and to some new tricks. The second production of their summer season is a decidedly racy rock and roll musical that opened off-Broadway in 1998 and won a Tony for Best Revival of a Musical when it finally hit Broadway in 2014.  Hedwig and the Angry Inch , which was made into a feature film in 2001, tells the story of a fictional band fronted by an East German trangender rock goddess who’s been forgotten by the world, forsaken by her American husband, and left to her own devices in a small Kansas town. Think  Rocky Horror  crossed with  La Cage aux Folles , or something like that. Tickets are $25, with a $5 discount for students, seniors, and military. The production runs from July 26 through August 11, with performances on most Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Click  here  or call (434) 579-3542 for tickets and more info.

Once they finish up their encore run of Romeo & Juliet on the Grounds of the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Appomattox’s Wolfbane Productions (618 Country Club Rd.) will be back to the regular outdoor performance space and to some new tricks. The second production of their summer season is a decidedly racy rock and roll musical that opened off-Broadway in 1998 and won a Tony for Best Revival of a Musical when it finally hit Broadway in 2014. Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which was made into a feature film in 2001, tells the story of a fictional band fronted by an East German trangender rock goddess who’s been forgotten by the world, forsaken by her American husband, and left to her own devices in a small Kansas town. Think Rocky Horror crossed with La Cage aux Folles, or something like that. Tickets are $25, with a $5 discount for students, seniors, and military. The production runs from July 26 through August 11, with performances on most Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Click here or call (434) 579-3542 for tickets and more info.

 It’s never too early to start making plans for the annual LOCK’N music festival at the Infinity Downs & Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington, VA. The line-up is official and, as usual, it leans heavily toward the jammier side of rock spectrum, with the Grateful Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and their Dead & Company featuring John Mayer on guitar setting the tone at the top of the bill in the coveted Saturday and Sunday headlining spots. The four-day festival, which runs from August 23 through August 26, also features such artists as Sheryl Crow, Blues Traveler, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Toots & the Maytals, and the local group Firecracker Jam. For a complete schedule, click  here . Advance tickets run from $69 for a single-day Thursday pass to $299 for a general admission four-day pass. There are also camping options, starting at $109 for a single tent and hotel and shuttle packages. Click  here  to peruse the ticketing options.

It’s never too early to start making plans for the annual LOCK’N music festival at the Infinity Downs & Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington, VA. The line-up is official and, as usual, it leans heavily toward the jammier side of rock spectrum, with the Grateful Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and their Dead & Company featuring John Mayer on guitar setting the tone at the top of the bill in the coveted Saturday and Sunday headlining spots. The four-day festival, which runs from August 23 through August 26, also features such artists as Sheryl Crow, Blues Traveler, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Toots & the Maytals, and the local group Firecracker Jam. For a complete schedule, click here. Advance tickets run from $69 for a single-day Thursday pass to $299 for a general admission four-day pass. There are also camping options, starting at $109 for a single tent and hotel and shuttle packages. Click here to peruse the ticketing options.