Friday, February 28, 2014

Summer Music Festival Preview – Red Wing Roots

Spring is almost here, so it’s time to start thinking about summer music festivals.  One festival that looks very promising is the Red Wing Roots Festival July 11, 12 and 13 in Mt. Solon, VA, which is located in the Shenandoah Valley sort of between Harrisonburg and Staunton – a beautiful part of Virginia.  The lineup is pretty stellar and tickets are on sale now.
The Steel Wheels
Now in its 2nd year, Red Wing Roots Festival was started in 2013 by The Steel Wheels, one of the rising stars of the Americana/Roots Music circuit.  The idea was to create a positive, inclusive, family-friendly environment to celebrate roots music, camping and outdoor activities such as biking, swimming, and hiking.  Natural Chimneys Park and Campground was chosen as the location for the festival.
Some of the artists I’m particularly excited about include Tim O’Brien, Pokey LaFarge, Peter Rowan, Furnace Mountain Band, The Steel Wheels, Mandolin Orange, The Stray Birds, The Devil Makes Three and Yarn.  The full lineup can be seen here

Our regional area is chock full of great annual campout festivals, including Shakori Hills, Floyd Fest, Watermelon Park, The Festy and more, but Red Wing Roots looks like a great one to add to that list!

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