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February – A Month for Love

February 20th, 2014 by Grey Swan Inn

Just wanted to talk about one of the things we love – Music!

Over a year ago, we discovered Concerts in Your Home……….CIYHlogo

What a find!!!!  Another innkeeper told us about this site and we have been enjoying concerts almost monthly since then.  And you don’t have to be an inn to offer concerts in your home… this website matches up hosts with musicians.  For the hosts, it’s a great way to offer music to friends and family in a home setting and it gives the musicians a smaller venue on their way between other venues.

The musicians who have been to play music for our friends and guests since October 2012 have been awesome!!  Here’s the list with links to each musician’s website.  Take a look, click on their website and sample their music!

October 2012 – Jeff Miller

December 2012 – Adler & Hearne

January 2013 – Allie Farris

February 2013 – Jessica Campbell & Sara Beth Geoghegan

March 2013 – Christopher Mark Jones

April 2013 – Avi Wisnia

May 2013 – Spook Handy

May 2013 – Orion Freeman

July 2013 – Bill & Eli Perras

September 2013 – Neely

October 2013 – Jeff Miller

November 2013 – Aaron Gilmartin

January 2014 – Rob Lytle

March 2014:  Rupert Wates

May 2014:  Buzz Cason

June 2014: Craig Bickhardt

Events in the Area for Saturday, June 1st, 2013

May 31st, 2013 by Grey Swan Inn

Looking for a fun weekend activity for you and the family?  Virginia’s State Parks have so much to offer!

On Saturday, June 1st, in honor of National Trails Day, High Bridge Trail State Park, located in Farmville, will be hosting a “Life is Complicated, Running is Simple”  5K Race.  Visit for more  information on registration.

Is running not quite your thing?  Check out the Holiday Lake Bluegrass Festival, located in Appomattox.  Gates open at 11 AM and music will be played from 12 to 8 PM.  Featured bands include Half Bad Bluegrass Band, James River Cut-Ups, Shaky Grass Band, and Clearwater Branch.  Other activities include vendors, crafts, face-painting, and games.  Admission is $10 and children under 12 are  free.  Visit for more information.

Not interested in running OR bluegrass music?  Not a problem!  Take the whole family swimming at Twin Lakes State Park and enjoy the 90-degree weather tomorrow!  Check out for parking and admission fees.

Want to take a breather and check in for a relaxing stay at the Grey Swan Inn?  We still have several rooms available for the weekend!  We’d love to have you stay with us and enjoy our delicious breakfasts!  The inn is only a short drive from the previously mentioned events.  Check out our website for room availability. 

Have a safe and happy weekend!

Southside Youth Festival – Sept 20, 2008

September 7th, 2008 by Grey Swan Inn

What: Fourth Annual Southside Youth Festival
Where: Hooper Park, Crewe, VA
When: Saturday, Sept 20th, starting at 1:00 pm

The Festival is a non-profit event that is free to children 19 and under; $5 for ages 20 and older with proceeds going to youth-related activities in Nottoway and surrounding counties.

This year the main feature will be an amateur Music Competition. Other events are an Art contest, Poetry contest, Kids Casting competition, Titanic Slide, Rock Climbing Wall, free giveaways, and fun and games for all ages.

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