“We were raised in the 70’s on Classic and Southern Rock. During our dating years we made mix tapes of hip hop, R&B and what is now known as old school rap. But it was a few years into our marriage that we discovered our love of live music. A co-worker gave us two tickets…
It might be Monday, but Memorial Day weekend is in sight, and that means the start of music festival season! Rooster Walk is just three days and counting, and is ready to fill your ears with an eclectic lineup of 50 bands that includes a Bluegrass Super Jam hosted by festival favorite Town Mountain on Saturday night.
The festival fun doesn’t end there. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the best music festivals Western Virginia has to offer:
FloydFest, July 27 – 31, provides “five days of music and magic in the mountains.” Gregg Allman, Warren Haynes, and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats are just a few of what you’ll find at this festival located right off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
LOCKN’: Phish, Ween and My Morning Jacket, are just a few of the bands that will be ROCKN’ LOCKN’ August 25 – 28 in Nelson County.
Front Porch Fest, another mighty fine festival located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with a lineup that includes Zach Deputy, The Hip Abduction, and Dangermuffin.
Bristol Rythym & Roots, Sept. 16 – 18, is a “soul–a celebration of Bristol’s heritage as the Birthplace of Country Music.” This year’s festival features Loretta Lynn Official, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Keller Williams, plus many more.
The Festy Experience, a festival started by fans of the The Infamous Stringdusters, runs Oct. 7 – 9 in Nelson County. Stay tuned for lineup information.
Mark your calendars and get ready to jam!