The 26th Annual Rockbridge Mountain Music and Dance Festival is next weekend, September 7-8, 2012. This will be my first time going but I’ve heard nothing but good things. Here’s what I know or have been able to surmise about the festival:
-Started by Mike Seeger in 1986 as a festival for musicians by musicians.
-Always the weekend after Labor Day.
-Impromptu old-time music jams all over the grounds until the wee hours every night.
-Picturesque setting alongside the Maury River.
-On-site camping on level grass and available hook-ups.
-Indoor toilets and showers with additional port-a-potties.
-Food available - Friday supper, three meals Saturday and breakfast Sunday.
-Fiddle, old-time guitar, old-time banjo, flatfooting and clogging workshops.
-Dances each night under a giant tent.
Takes place in Glen Maury Park in Buena Vista, Virginia. In the Shenandoah Valley, Rockbridge County. Beside the Blue Ridge Parkway. Five miles east of Lexington.
Admission: $14 per person per day or $25 per person for the weekend (Kids under 15 free).
Camping Fee: $13 per site per day, or $25 per site for the weekend.
Below are some Rockbridge pictures by a Flickr user named tackyjulie.
|Glen Maury Park 2011|
|Rockbridge old-tme jam 2011|