A Bear Retrospective
Special Event July 6, 2012
The sometimes pondering, sometimes whimsical bears by illustrator Joe DeZarn have graced the posters of the Bluemont Summer Concert Series for more than 25 years.
Meet Joe DeZarn, the man behind the Bluemont Concert Series bears, from 5-6pm. Then head down with us to the Old Courthouse at 7:30pm to hear him play with the Flaming Shillelaghs for the Bluemont Concert Series.
Since 1976, the Bluemont Concert Series has presented more than 5,000 high-quality events to a combined audience of more than 2 million in 68 communities in northwest and central Virginia. With steady growth, Bluemont has become a major public-private coalition of communities in the region.
During the year, Bluemont presents a wide variety of community events such as school concerts, workshops and assemblies; performances in hospitals and nursing homes; public concerts on the green; oldtime country dances, and special events around the region. These wonderful and affordable events have become part of the fabric of community life throughout Virginia. Water Street Design has been designing the Bluemont Summer Concert Series posters and collateral for more than 25 years.
Bluemont is a private, nonprofit corporation governed by a volunteer board of directors, managed by a small but efficient professional staff, and supported by a coalition of 20 local jurisdictions, 350 businesses and civic organizations, and more than 2,500 families, friends, and neighbors.