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  • Archive for September 11th, 2013

    7 Toe-Tapping Fall Music Festivals

    by Casey | Posted on September 11th, 2013

    Fall’s cool temperatures are perfect for festivals – especially music festivals – where a quilt on the ground or a folding chair is just about all you need for an incredible day. Kick back and listen or get up and dance; the choice is yours!

    Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

    Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

    1. Bristol is the Birthplace of Country Music. Come home every fall for the annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, a three-day explosion of passionate, electric, soulful music that takes over State Street.

    - September 20-22
    - 150+ Entertainers
    - 22 Stages
    - $40 Weekend Pass - Buy Now

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    2.  The Festy Experience, now in its fourth year, is held at Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company, nestled in the Rockfish Valley of Nelson County against the Blue Ridge Mountains. Camping is available. Be sure to purchase your 16 oz. Festy Klean Kanteen steel pint for beverage purchases and complimentary water.

    Listen to The Festy Experience playlist on Spotify

    - October 11-13
    - 24 Entertainers
    - 3 Stages
    - $39/Day or $109 Weekend Pass; $10/Day Parking or $30 Weekend Parking Pass – Buy Now

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    3. If your grass is blue, you have to be at the Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival in Buena Vista later this month. Held at Glen Maury Park with a frontrow seat to the west side of the Blue Ridge Mountains, you can camp and make a weekend getaway of it. Namesake Nothin’ Fancy will be joined by Rhonda Vincent & The Rage – the Most Award Winning Band in Bluegrass History – and others.

    - September 26-28
    - 13 Entertainers
    - 1 Stage
    - $25-$30/Day or $70 Weekend Pass; $10/Day Rough Camping – Buy Now

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    4. If you’re looking to pair good music with equally amazing chili, perhaps Virginia Chili, Blues n’ Brews in Waynesboro is your ticket for a great Saturday in the Shenandoah Valley. Sample the chili and beer, including Virginia’s own Wildwolf Brewing craft beer, and let the lineup of blues artists do the rest. This festival was named the Best Food Festival in the Shenandoah Valley by Virginia Living Magazine earlier this year; a plus for those who go for the music!

    - September 21
    - 4 Entertainers
    - 1 Stage
    - $15 or VIP Experiences from $50-$125 Buy Now

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    Bluegrass, Barbecue, and Brew Festival

    Bluegrass, Barbecue and Brew Festival

    5. Patrick Henry’s Red Hill in Brookneal plays host to the third annual Bluegrass, Barbecue, and Brews Festival, which is quite fitting as the folks at Red Hill tell us Mr. Henry was a “fiery fiddler!” Eat well and drink well, too, as four Virginia craft breweries and one cidery pours for you.

    - November 2
    - 3 Entertainers
    - 1 Stage
    - $10 for Music Only; $15 for Music & Beverages Buy Now

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    6. Settle in with a glass of Skyline White, the signature wine of Mountain Cove Vineyards, and enjoy the Mountain Cove Music Festival in Lovingston. A blend of roots, bluegrass, country, blues and soul, this festival is one to watch.

    - September 28
    - 7 Entertainers
    - 1 Stage
    - $20 at the Gate

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    7. Nothin’ Fancy makes the list again, but this time they’re part of the Hanover Ruritan Bluegrass Festival in Mechanicsville. Hear five groups perform two times each!

    - October 5
    - 5 Entertainers
    - 1 Stage
    - $12 in Advance Buy Now

    Find more places to groove by checking out our calendar of music events. Happy fall, y’all!

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