Friday, September 18, 2009

Watermelon Park Fest: Berryville Virginia

As we pack for this weekend's Bristol Rhythm & Roots Festival, we wanted to remind our readers about a similar festival scheduled for next week: the Watermelon Park Fest held at Watermelon Park in Berryville Virginia. The festival starts Thursday the 24th and ends Saturday the 26th, sandwiching in guitar and mandolin contests, dance parties (don't miss the Cajun dance with Cedric Watson), a fiddlin' seminar and demonstration, plus plenty excellent music. Here's the marketing info: "Shepherds Ford Productions proudly presents Watermelon Park Fest: a family-friendly music and pickin' festival in Berryville, Virginia that features live Bluegrass, Old-Time, Folk, Cajun, and Jazz bands, Band and Pickin' Contests, workshops and dances, kid's events, food and craft vendors, and free camping right on the beautiful Shenandoah River!"

And here is the preliminary schedule:

Bruce Molsky Bluegrass 7:30 PM
Danny Knicely Bluegrass 9:00 PM
The Speakeasy Boys Bluegrass 10:30 PM

Bruce Molsky Bluegrass 4:00 PM
Chesham Creek Bluegrass 4:30 PM
Walker’s Run Bluegrass 5:30 PM
Randy Waller and the Country Gentlemen Bluegrass 6:30 PM
Cedric Watson Cajun\Zydeco 7:30 PM
The Woodshedders Acoustic 8:30 PM
Larry Keel & Natural Bridge Bluegrass 9:30 PM

Taarka Folk 3:30 PM
Whiskey Rebellion Country 4:30 PM
The Fox Hunt Country 5:30 PM
The Fox Hunt Country 5:30 PM
The Furnace Mountain Band Americana 6:30 PM
Tim O'Brien Bluegrass 7:30 PM
Peter Rowan Bluegrass 9:30 PM

And make sure you bring the kids - they have a separate tent allocated for Friday @ 2-6 p.m. and Saturday @ 12-6 p.m. We are bringing ares.

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