Festivals are back. After two years of cancellations and capacity reductions, many of the best events in the Blue Ridge are set to make full-scale comebacks. If you’re ready for some outdoor fun, we’ve highlighted top galas for all interests, bringing you details on the region’s sweetest experiences in music, craft beer, art, and adventure.
Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance
Silk Hope, N.C.
Roots mainstay Donna the Buffalo always leads the lineup at this longstanding family-friendly fest on a 75-acre farm near the main cities of the North Carolina Triangle. Headliners include Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Cabinet, and the Kitchen Dwellers. shakorihillsgrassroots.org
Cheat River Festival
This 28-year-old waterfront party is a regional favorite, filled with arts, boating, bluegrass, food, and fun, all to support the Cheat River watershed. Paddle in the Downriver Race, run a 5K, and catch tunes by Dirty Grass Players and the Culture Thief. cheatfest.org
North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival
Fleet-fingered bluegrass bands will be picking and nearly three dozen craft breweries will be pouring at this popular event on Huntersville’s historic Rural Hill. Catch sets by the Steeldrivers, Jade Bird, Acoustic Syndicate, and Larry Keel. ncbrewsmusic.com
Black Mountain, N.C.
A smaller spinoff of the longstanding LEAF festival, LEAF Retreat will be capped at a comfortable 1,500 people and feature an eclectic roster of roots music acts, as well as a variety of healing arts workshops. Acts performing include the Preservation Hall Jazz All Stars and Leah Song of Rising Appalachia. theleaf.org
This is the Appalachian Trail hiking community’s biggest annual party. Since 1987, the sleepy town of Damascus has hosted this wild bash—a big family reunion for A.T. thru-hikers from different generations, who come together to trade boot-worn stories by bonfire, dress up in crazy costumes and march in a parade, check out a variety of gear and food vendor booths, and get rowdy at the campgrounds in the evenings. traildays.us
Southern Skies Music Festival
This one-day event at Knoxville’s World’s Fair Park will feature sets from Blues Traveler, Maggie Rose, the New Respects, and hometown favorites the Dirty Guv’nahs. southernskiesmusicfestival.com
Beaufort Music Festival
Old Crow Medicine Show, Susto, and Big Something lead the line-up at this two-day fest that takes place on Beaufort’s scenic waterfront at the North Carolina Maritime Museum’s Gallants Channel. The laid-back, family-friendly fest will also feature local art, good eats, and a kid’s area. beaufortmusicfestival.com
Held on the banks of the James River in downtown Richmond, Riverrock is a huge outdoor sports and music festival featuring plenty of opportunities to play and groove. Run the James River Scramble 10K, ride the MTB time trial, go for a paddle, and catch sets by the Futurebirds and Leon III. dominionriverrock.com
DelFest honors living legend Del McCoury—once a member of genre founder Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys—who turned 83 this year. Del and his band headline the festival in the scenic Potomac River Valley of western Maryland with help from a generation-spanning line-up of top-notch pickers, this year featuring Sam Bush, Railroad Earth, and Sierra Hull. The event will be headlined by Americana hero Tyler Childers, who will play a special bluegrass set backed by Del’s sons in the Travelin’ McCourys. delfest.com
Rooster Walk Music and Arts Festival
The music returns to Pop’s Farm, a bucolic property located just outside of Martinsville that offers a scenic escape to catch sets from Grace Potter, Little Feat, Lettuce, and Moon Taxi. Over four days, the family-friendly festival offers full days of music on multiple lakeside stages, wooded camping, and plenty of kids’ activities. roosterwalk.com
Louisville’s Waterfront Park will be bumping with the sounds of Tame Impala, Tyler, the Creator, Phoebe Bridgers, Jack Harlow, and Porter Robinson at this eclectic city fest. forecastlefest.com
Head to the slopes of Massanutten Resort for a full day of tunes from regional bands. Spring should be in full bloom in the Virginia mountains, as you check out Tunnels End and Parker Barrow Project. The resort will also host Summer Jam with more music on July 3. massresort.com
U.S. National Whitewater Center Memorial Day Celebration
Spend Memorial Day weekend soaking up some sunny vibes at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. The celebration will feature two full days of activities, including a trail race and SUP yoga on the Catawba River. There will also be live tunes from Brett Dennen and Dane Page. whitewater.org
Graves Mountain Music Festival
This longtime regional bluegrass festival, set near Shenandoah National Park at the scenic Graves Mountain Lodge, is making a pivot to include a broader array of roots music acts. In addition to fast-picking favorites like Junior Sisk, the event will feature the indie-leaning sounds of Mipso and the transcendent folk harmonies of the Milk Carton Kids. The family-friendly festival also offers a big slate of outdoor programming, including road cycling rides, yoga, and a kids-oriented fly fishing workshop. gravesmountain.com
Mountain Music Festival
Oak Hill, W.Va.
June 2 – 4
ACE Adventure Resort hosts this fest that mixes music and adventure, pairing a deep roster of jam bands with access to world-class whitewater and a top-notch trail network in West Virginia’s New River Gorge. Ride, paddle, and listen to sounds from a stacked line-up that includes Galactic, Cory Wong, and Big Something. mountainmusicfestwv.com
Cold Mountain Music Festival at Lake Logan
Back after a two-year absence, this fest features an excellent line-up of tunes on a gorgeous 300-acre property surrounded by the Shining Rock Wilderness. Catch sets by Hiss Golden Messenger, Futurebirds, the Mother Hips, and Chatham Rabbits. coldmountainmusic.org
Holla Yella Live Music Festival
New festival alert. White Path Creeks Farms is the site of this emerging bash, debuting with an impressive line-up that includes Old Crow Medicine Show, the Infamous Stringdusters, and Sierra Ferrell. hollayella.com
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
Bonnaroo is finally back. After Covid-19 curtained the high-profile festival in 2020, rains from Hurricane Ida waterlogged the event’s grounds and forced another cancellation last fall. But the multi-genre mega fest, which takes place on a 700-acre farm in the middle of Tennessee, has big things planned for this summer. The festival’s top billing goes to Stevie Nicks, The Chicks, J.Cole, and Tool. The undercard is quite impressive, too, featuring Lord Huron, Goose, the War on Drugs, and Japanese Breakfast. bonnaroo.com
Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival
Round Hill, Va.
A day-long celebration of the Appalachian Trail will take place at B Chord Brewery in northern Virginia. The festival will include a presentation from nine-time A.T. thru-hiker Warren Doyle, as well as panel discussions on some of the top hikes on the trail. Taps will also be flowing with B Chord beers, while Frank Solivan & Jillian Lea and the Fly Birds perform on the brewery’s scenic outdoor stage. roundhillat.org
Boonerang Music & Arts Festival
North Carolina roots musicians with ties to the High Country will come back to the lively college town of Boone for this one-day festival, spread throughout venues downtown. Acts including Acoustic Syndicate, Town Mountain, Alexa Rose, and Songs from the Road Band will perform at the Appalachian Theatre, Jones House Cultural Center, and on an outdoor stage on South Depot Street. boonerangfest.com
The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame puts on this picker’s paradise at the scenic Yellow Creek Park. Serious string work will be on display over four days, including sets by the Punch Brothers, Del McCoury Band, Marty Stuart, Leftover Salmon, and Rhiannon Giddens. rompfest.com
Back Home Festival
New Martinsville, W.Va.
This free festival in downtown New Martinsville will feature a range of jam and roots acts, including Yonder Mountain String Band, Circles Around the Sun, and the Motet. backhomefestival.com
Red Wing Roots Music Festival
Mount Solon, Va.
Virginia string band the Steel Wheels host this annual gathering at Natural Chimneys Park in the Shenandoah Valley. The line-up is always impressive, featuring a full slate of Americana and bluegrass heroes, with an atmosphere intimate and friendly to music fans of all ages. This year’s lineup includes the sounds of the Jayhawks, Bahamas, Yonder Mountain String Band, Molly Tuttle, and James McMurtry. redwingroots.com
Big jams will take place at the high elevations of West Virginia’s Snowshoe Mountain Resort. Acts on the bill at this growing festival include Greensky Bluegrass, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, and the Wood Brothers. 4848festival.com
Bike Bash West Virginia
Bruceton Mills, W.Va.
Fat tire freaks can get their fill at this big biking celebration offering plenty of opportunities to ride some of West Virginia’s finest singletrack. In addition to access to 50 miles of trails at the Big Bear Lake Trail center, the fest also features a bike expo, skills clinics, group rides, and live music. bikebigbearwv.com
The multi-stage musical blowout features one of the best curated musical line-ups in the region—mixing national mainstays with regional upstarts. This year’s line-up is heavy on roots and Americana with the festival’s eight stages featuring Turnpike Troubadours, Lake Street Dive, Old Crow Medicine Show, Melissa Etheridge, and Trampled by Turtles. Set on a beautiful 80-acre mountain plateau right off the Blue Ridge Parkway, FloydFest also offers a nice variety of adventure programming, including mountain biking, trail running, hiking, disc golf, and a wilderness skills workshop. floydfest.com
JamPacked Craft Beer and Music Festival
A fun day of tunes and brews takes place at Brown’s Island. Watch sets from Lettuce, Spafford, and Big Something, and taste selections from RVA’s bustling craft beer scene. Eco-friendly bonus: this is a waste-free festival that uses only recyclable materials. jampackedfestival.com
Front Porch Fest
Nestled in the Blue Ridge, this family-friendly music and camping fest takes place on the picturesque Spirit Haven Farm in Patrick County. Line-up: Larry Keel Experience, Consider the Source, Big Daddy Love, and many more regional roots artists. frontporchfest.com
Earl Scruggs Music Festival
Mill Spring, N.C.
A packed line-up of pickers will pay tribute to the late bluegrass pioneer Earl Scruggs at the Tryon International Equestrian Center. Catch sets from the Earls of Leicester, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sam Bush, Alison Brown, and Bela Fleck’s special My Bluegrass Heart project. earlscruggsmusicfest.com
Mountain Song Festival
Hosted by hometown favorites the Steep Canyon Rangers, this festival features a weekend of spectacular bluegrass at the Brevard Music Center’s open-air auditorium. mountainsongfestival.com
Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion
Taking place right on the Tennessee/Virginia border, Bristol celebrates its roots as the “Birthplace of Country Music” with a lively street fest that incorporates artists from many generations. This annual gala features a range of acts from national headliners to down home Appalachian pickers playing along the bustling main drag of State Street on more than 20 stages. This year the festival will feature sets from JJ Grey & Mofro, Del McCoury Band, Tanya Tucker, and Rosanne Cash. birthplaceofcountrymusic.org
Beaver Dam Sunflower Festival
Walk through massive fields with over 600,000 black oil sunflowers at this festival, which takes place at Beaver Dam Farm and features live music, an animal petting area, and craft and food booths from over 90 vendors. beaverdamsunflowers.com
Go Outside Festival
Roanoke is one of the most adventure-friendly towns in the Blue Ridge, and this annual fest spotlights the area’s abundance of mountain sports action with three days of fun events around downtown and in Elmwood Park. In addition to running races, bike rides, and boat demos, highlights include obstacle challenges, lumberjacks shows, and a beer relay. roanokegofest.com
Cover Photo: The Steel Wheels host the red wing roots music festival in Virginia. photo by Ruby Sky Photography
The raceway is hosting the 2022 Blue Ridge Rock Festival, which could attract as many as 40,000 guests in all, VDOT said.
My name is Jon Slye, CEO of Blue Ridge Rock Festival.
For the first time in the event's four-year run, the Blue Ridge Rock Festival is completely sold-out with tickets sales of 160,000.
Blue Ridge Rock Festival will take place between September 7 and 11 at the Virginia International Raceway in Alton, VA. The festival features headliners Puddle Of Mudd, Ghost, Mudvayne, Slipknot, and Disturbed, as well as reunion sets from God Forbid, Kittie, and Shadows Fall.
Blue Ridge, GA is a charming mountain town in the lush Chattahoochee National Forest. It is known for a pleasant atmosphere, unique shopping, fantastic hiking trails, and the wonderful scenic Appalachian Railway Train, which winds its way through the Chattahoochee National Forest to several nearby sister towns.
Jonathan Slye, the CEO of Purpose Driven Events and organizer of the Blue Ridge Rock and Country Festivals, is speaking out after the two events left ticketholders frustrated.
Gates are 5:30pm.
Limp Bizkit aren't taking any chances, foregoing all upcoming performances, including scheduled appearances at the festivals Aftershock, Blue Ridge, Rebel Rock, and Rocklahoma.
With a budget of $16 million, Ickes hired Stanley Abbott, a New York landscape architect, to oversee the project, and Abbott's vision of a chain of parks and recreational areas with preserved viewsheds began to take shape.
The event attracted a crowd of more than 500,000 people, making it the largest rock concert in the history of both the USSR and the Russian Federation. There were also violent clashes between the public, the police, and even the military, which was summoned from neighboring areas to maintain order.
It was the last of three consecutive music festivals to take place on the island between 1968 and 1970 and often acknowledged as the largest musical event of its time, with a larger attendance than Woodstock. Although estimates vary, Guinness World Records estimated 600,000 to 700,000 people attended.
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8 through Sept. 11. Organizers faced heavy criticism last year for issues like traffic, security, and parking. The event is expected to bring about 40,000 people to Halifax and Pittsylvania Counties, so Virginia State Police and VDOT are advising people to expect traffic and road closures.
Slipknot Concert Setlist at Blue Ridge Rock Festival 2022 on September 10, 2022 | setlist.fm.
Blue Ridge Rock Festival Day 1 Featuring Ghost, Anthrax, In This Moment, Daughtry and More at VIRginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia on 9/8/2022.
1. Cahas Knob Overlook. At more than 3,500 feet in elevation, the Cahas Mountain is one of the most iconic peaks within Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. To get the best view of this mountain, come from the Cahas Knob Overlook which is located at milepost 139 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Nature lovers will find year-round nirvana in the Blue Ridge Mountains, though spring, summer, and fall are the best times of year to visit for exuberant flora, pleasant weather, and an array of outdoor activities.
The best time to drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway is from mid-May to mid-September. The speed limit along the Blue Ridge Parkway is 25 to 45 miles per hour, so relax and take your time.
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The headliner of the first day of the festival will be the Americans from SLIPKNOT, MERCYFUL FATE are the headliner for the second day, and SABATON - the irresistible metal machine is in day 3 of HILLS OF ROCK 2022. Tickets for HILLS OF ROCK 2022 are sold at https://ticketstation.bg/.
By far, the LOWEST 4-Day General Admission Ticket Price of ANY 4-Day Rock Festival in America! No Promo Codes. The Absolute Lowest GA Price Ever Offered! Pay just 20% at checkout – then comfortably pay just 10% once a month, for 8 months, with no additional fees or interest!
As the music industry looks to bring live events back to eager fans in 2021, leading independent live entertainment producer and promoter Danny Wimmer Presents is excited to announce its upcoming festival calendar for the year.
Booking Process for Ticket Holders
You need to be 18 years old or older in order to gain access into Rocking the Daisies. If you are turning 18 during the weekend of the festival you may only enter the festival grounds once you are officially of age.
The Shaky Knees lineup for 2022! Green Day, Nine Inch Nails and My Morning Jacket headline. Billy Idol, CHVRCHES, Khruangbin, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, King Gizzard, Death Cab For Cutie, Spoon, Godspeed! You Black Emperor, Japandroids, Mt Joy, Kurt Vile, Japanese Breakfast, Guided By Voices and more.
Between her headlining dates, GAYLE will also serve as support for Tate McRae's 2022 North American tour. GAYLE will hit six stops with McRae in Atlanta, New York, Philadelphia, New York, Boston and Washington, D.C.
How Long Are Limp Bizkit Concerts? Limp Bizkit concerts are 2-3 hours long, but since they haven't toured in a while this may change. Also, don't forget opening sets factor into this time.
It really depends on what you're comfortable with, and how busy it is. If you want to assume a zero-traffic scenario, the Parkway has a speed limit of 45, and it is 469 miles end to end. So it should take you 10.4hrs, lets say 12hrs rounding up for the areas of posted slower speed limits.
A: Yes, but water, electrical and sewage connections are not available. Centralized water and restrooms are available at open Parkway campgrounds.
The parkway has been the most visited unit of the National Park System every year since 1946 except four (1949, 2013, 2016 and 2019). Land on either side of the road is owned and maintained by the National Park Service, and in many places parkway land is bordered by United States Forest Service property.
The Who concert disaster was a crowd disaster that occurred on December 3, 1979, when English rock band The Who performed at Riverfront Coliseum (now known as Heritage Bank Center) in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, and a rush of concert-goers outside the Coliseum's entry doors resulted in the deaths of 11 people.
Copacabana New Year's Eve Concert 1994/1995
British rock singer Rod Stewart proved that better than anyone else on New Year's Eve 1994/1995. His free New Year's Eve concert attracted a bit more than 3.5 million people that year, making it the biggest concert of all time.
On February 20, 2003, the deadliest rock concert in U.S. history took place at a roadhouse called The Station in West Warwick, Rhode Island. That night, in the few minutes it takes to play a hard-rock standard, the fate of many of the unsuspecting nightclub patrons was determined with awful certainty.
There were also three deaths at the original Woodstock. Two young men died from drug overdoses and a third (who was 17) was run over and killed by a tractor that was collecting debris while he slept in a sleeping bag, according to History.
Size. While more people attend Coachella overall, Glastonbury is substantially larger than Coachella, with 135,000 tickets sold in 2019. In California, Coachella 2019 welcomed 99,000 people on each day.
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Teen Tickets - Teens are aged 13-17 years old on the 15th June 2023. Child Tickets - Children between 3 and 12 years old as at 15 June 2023 are now required to purchase a Child ticket. Infant Tickets - Infants aged 2 and under as on 15th June 2023 are now required to book an Infant ticket.
On the occasion, Black Eyed Peas will be there for a show on July 2. Sting and Twenty Øne Piløts have also confirmed they will perform in 2022. As for the rest, enjoy DJ Snake, Angèle, SCH, La Femme, -M-, Vald, Pixies and even Sum 41!
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Limp Bizkit, Rob Zombie among acts announced for Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Danville. DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - Organizers of the Blue Ridge Rock Festival have unveiled their lineup for 2021.
Each Knotfest concert may last up to 2 hours and you will be on your feet all the time. What makes it different is the unparalleled stage production, which is considered to be the best in the metal scene. There will be mood lighting for each song, striking visuals, and colorful costumes.
Expect a concert to last anything from 90 minutes to two hours, and that is a pretty good guide. There is often a 15-20 minute interval too. However, with artists being very much in control of their music, it's also correct to say that a concert can last much longer, from two and a half hours to three hours.
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Slipknot's Knotfest Roadshow is returning in 2022 with special guests throughout the year. The first leg of the 38-date tour will include support from In This Moment and Jinjer. The second leg will feature special guests Cypress Hill and Ho99o9.
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|Production companies||Joe vs. Joe Monumental Television Them There Lionsgate Television BBC Studios America CBS Studios|
|Distributor||Paramount Global Distribution Group|
How long are Jukebox the Ghost concerts? Most Jukebox the Ghost concerts last about 2-3 hours but can run shorter or longer depending on the opening acts, encore, etc.
Ghost Festival (also known as Hungry Ghost Festival and Ghost Month, sometimes referred to as the Chinese Halloween) is a month-long traditional Chinese holiday, of religious significance to both Buddhists and Taoists, which has some similarities to Halloween.
The international ness of the event makes it simply a giant, so much so that the Riviera Maya hosted more than 25 thousand people from 73 different nationalities.
Learn More. The main arena consists of the main stage where our headline acts perform and a capacity for around 5,000 attendees. Situated at either side of the arena are bars, food vendors and our VIP area; with a variety of food and drink on offer.
|Years active||2012 - present|
|Location(s)||Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
Nozstock: The Hidden Valley.
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An international Music Festival on the edge of Devon's beautiful Dartmoor with 5,000 capacity, camping, beer tent, kids entertainment and a great line up over 3 stages.
Deer Shed Festival takes place outdoors within 90 acres of grassed parkland and attracts approximately 10,000 people.
June 24 @ 8:00 AM – June 26 @ 11:00 PM. Tunes in the Dunes is a unique three-day music festival set on the beautiful golden sands of Perranporth Beach, Cornwall. Visit https://tunesinthedunes.co.uk for more information.
THE BIG 'N' BOUNCY TUNES IN THE DUNES FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE BETWEEN FRIDAY 12 AND SUNDAY 14 MAY 2023 IN PERRANPORTH.
Facilities. Our campsite provides: Parking for all campers and campervans. A separate car parking area is available for those with tents; whilst campervans will be directed to our campervan / motorhome area.
Witcombe Festival is a family friendly festival. We want you to have fun with your family throughout the day.
Last entry 7pm & 10pm for campers. If you have a day ticket you cannot re-enter, unless you are a parent of a U12. You must have a valid ticket for the specific day or hold a weekend ticket.
The idea for the festival came when founder Joe Pointon started making his own organic Cider; “Pointon's Cider”.
Embrace the trends this year at Ilesoniq and rock chaps, reflective gear or a corset. You can wear any of these pieces and still show off your personal style. Want to go for a cyber look? Pair some reflective gear with black like the Intergalactic Dream Girl Outfit does.
You may bring a snack for personal consumption (e.g. a candy bar). Meals, sandwiches, coolers or lunch boxes are not allowed on site.
The Ilesoniq seating chart setup consists of two main areas. There is a general admission that includes lawn seating. And, there is a VIP option as well. Premium seating options in the VIP typically include enhanced food and drink options as well as a private entrance and private restrooms.