Queen City Brewing
Queen City Brewing was founded in 2003, and holds the honor of being the first brewery since Prohibition in Staunton, Virginia. With roots in Brew On Premise beer-making, they give the customer a unique experience with a delicious product. With over ten years of brewing, they’ve accumulated over 80 recipes for your palate’s enjoyment. They have 22 beers on tap that you could taste while watching the game or listening to live music at Picks n’ Pints on Friday nights. At Queen City Brewing, you can Become the Brewer and take home the fruits of your labor.
Benjamin K. Roe, of Heifetz International Institute of Music
Ben is an alumnus of Middlebury College, Vermont with a Masters at Boston University’s College of Communication. He had a three-decade career in public media with accolades of a Grammy Award, a Chairman’s Medal from the National Endowment for the Arts, a George Foster Peabody and ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award, and a National Medal of the Arts awarded to the NPR Cultural Programming team.
Wavley Groves, of EccoHollow Art and Sound
Wavley is a multi-disciplined electronics technician specializing in RF and Microwave research and development for radio telescopes who is also comfortable on both sides of the glass in recording studios, inside the equipment, and in high tech microwave research laboratories.
Jason Clarke, of the Staunton Music Guild.
Jason has been a Staunton musician for almost 20 years, playing drums and percussion in a variety of groups, from sweet eclectic brunch music to tractor gospel and alien psychadelifolk. Jason is dedicated to promoting and supporting the great diversity and depth of Staunton’s music community.
Molly Murphy, of The Judy Chops.
Molly’s love of music came at an early age singing with her mother and sister. As a member of The Bourbon Specials Molly began learning guitar, and has since become a fabulous rhythm player. Molly’s solid musicianship and dedication have been the background for the band’s solid arrangements. Molly and Bill have co-penned ‘I Will Never Leave,’ ‘Devil Whiskey,’ and ‘Ball & Chain.’
Tom DuMontier, of 106.3 WQSV Staunton.
Tom has worked in radio for 9 years as an onair DJ and as the head of 91 Seconds on Film, a film review segment for WNRN radio. Tom worked at the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind in blind education for 12 years prior to dedicating himself to starting WQSV. He worked for almost ten years with the American Shakespeare Center Theatre Camp and loves a wide variety of music. Tom is a graduate of Center College in Danville, Kentucky, where he received a BA in Theatre. Tom lives in the heart of downtown Staunton with his wife Nicole and two year old daughter, Wallis.