We hope you will join us to celebrate at a benefit concert for Virginia Organizing!


On Friday, February 21, one of Ireland's finest traditional Irish music bands, Dervish, will begin its U.S. tour in Charlottesville, specifically to support the ongoing work of Virginia Organizing.  The concert will be at the Paramount Theater and begins at 7:00 p.m.

Adding to the power of their performance, the sean-nós Irish dancer, Brian Cunningham, will make several appearances, electrifying the stage with his athleticism and charisma. Just as delightfully, some talented step dancers from the Blue Ridge Irish Music School will follow Brian. 

Our opening act will be Virginia's own singer-songwriter, Schuyler Fisk (daughter of Jack Fisk and Sissy Spacek).  

As you can see, this night will be spectacular and would make a great Valentine’s Day gift!

Our ticket prices are $38, $48, $68. And for those who can dig deeper, we would truly appreciate you purchasing our $103 ticket price for the show which includes a reception with the generous performers who are practically donating their services for the cause.

To raise as much as possible from the opportunity that these generous performers are giving us, it would be tremendous if everyone tries hard to purchase our $68 and $103 tickets.

However, we don’t want finances to stop people from coming to the show and so we have some very generous donors who have subsidized some tickets.  If you cannot afford a ticket, please contact Joe Szakos at (434) 984-4655 x222 to inquire about getting a ticket.  If you are interested in helping to pay for tickets for those who cannot afford them, please contact Joe, too.

Here is a link to the theater website for you to purchase your tickets on-line and to get a taste of the great show that awaits you:


The Paramount Theater says it is not used to selling out shows these days. Please help us show them how strong Virginia Organizing is and sell out this show!  Let’s make this night a memorable one among kindred spirits!