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The Red Wing Roots Music Festival, a beloved summer staple in the Shenandoah Valley, has announced their artist lineup for 2021. Hosted at Natural Chimneys Park in Mount Solon, this three-day concert series features finger-picking bluegrass music performances.
Since 2013, Red Wing Festival has celebrated great music outdoors. In addition to musical performances, there are food trucks, craft beer and cider as well as outdoor activities like a kids' climbing wall, play area, bike rides, group runs and morning yoga under Natural Chimney Park's rock towers.
After months of cancelled festivals, Red Wing Roots Music Festival returns in July at Natural Chimneys Park in Mount Solon. Headliners Hiss Golden Messenger, Bettye LaVette, Tim O'Brien Band and Peter Rowan's Free Mexican Airforce with Los Texmaniancs headline this year's event along with many other musical acts.
Bettye LaVette is a Grammy-nominated singer and R&B artist known as the High Priestess of Blues. Her signature "pure Blues growl" and commanding presence have earned her comparisons to Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner. Bettye has received numerous awards, including the prestigious W.C. Handy Award and induction into Detroit Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame.
The Steel Wheels, who host the Red Wing Roots Music Festival, ensure a family-friendly atmosphere from the start with their four-day music instruction youth camp before the festival. After performing onstage alongside celebrity headliners, these young artists return home.
This year the campers were joined by other artists who added a spiritual aspect to the festival. Sunday's Gospel Hour led by The Wheels was followed by a concert featuring guest artists with "faith." One performer in particular, Eric Brubaker, had just lost his young son due to septicemia and sang Warren Zevon's "Keep Me in Your Heart" with such poignance and emotion that it left everyone in tears.
Another highlight of the weekend was Hubby Jenkins' solo performance - former member of both Carolina Chocolate Drops and Rhiannon Giddens' band. His solo show proved to be truly exceptional.
On a sunny day in the Shenandoah Valley, the crowd was vibrant and the music upbeat. Everyone seemed content to be out in the midst of nature, singing and playing on soft Virginia grass under the warm sun.
The festival staff did an outstanding job, keeping everything running seamlessly. They were friendly and hard-working, maintaining a positive attitude despite the hectic week they had ahead of them. With their help, five stages stayed open all weekend long - truly an amazing team effort!
Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist Tim O'Brien has had a lifelong love of old time music. He began singing in church and school as an enthusiastic fan, eventually finding success with Colorado bluegrass band Hot Rize where he earned two International Bluegrass Music Association awards (Entertainer of the Year 1990 and Male Vocalist of the Year 1993).
O'Brien was also part of Western Swing band Hot Rize and their alter ego Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers. As a founding member of that ensemble, they toured extensively throughout North America, Europe, and Japan for many years.
He has collaborated with his sister Mollie O'Brien, as well as old time musician Dirk Powell and songwriter Darrell Scott. Additionally, he has performed with Steve Earle, Bill Frisell, Mark Knopfler, Dan Auerbach and Sturgill Simpson.
Since moving to Colorado in 1974, O'Brien has been a full-time musician, performing with various local bluegrass bands and at events around town. His band The Steel Wheels plays at the Red Wing Roots Music Festival each summer and are thrilled to be returning for their eighth consecutive year this July.
On July 12-14, 2016, Natural Chimneys Park in Mount Solon, Virginia will host the Red Wing Roots Music Festival. Featuring dozens of top-quality national and regional acts across multiple stages, as well as outdoor activities, kids events, craft beer tasting and delicious food options, this three-day festival promises to be an unforgettable experience!
This year's Red Wing Roots Music Festival features Lucinda Williams, The Wood Brothers, Mandolin Orange, Peter Rowan's Carter Stanley's Eyes and The Tim O'Brien Band. Additionally, other local artists such as Feufollet and Cedric Watson Trio will perform during the festival.
The Tim O'Brien Band, made up of Mike Bub (bass), Shad Cobb (fiddle) and Jan Fabricius (mandolin), will be performing at the Sipe Center on Friday, June 10. Highlights from their new album "He Walked On," released in January, will be performed during their set; O'Brien and his group are touring to support it. Tickets for the concert cost $25 and can be purchased at either the box office or website.
Red Wing Roots Music Festival, situated in the Shenandoah Valley, has quickly established itself as one of the region's premier summer events with five stages and over 50 artists over three days. Since 2013, this outdoor celebration has showcased great music alongside food trucks, craft beer, cider and hard seltzer options available in Blue Mountain Beer Gardens.
With a career spanning five decades, Grammy-award winner Peter Rowan has created an international following and earned himself the title of legendary singer-songwriter. Throughout his career he has performed as both a solo artist and in collaboration projects with David Grisman, Jerry Garcia, Vasser Clements and others.
His latest album, Carter Stanley's Eyes on Rebel Records, showcases songs he's written and recorded over the years. The collection also displays an eclectic range of musical genres from traditional bluegrass to rock music.
Rowan has always been a talented musician, performing an eclectic blend of bluegrass, country and rock music at his live shows. He also has an uncanny ability to craft songs that express his personal experiences.
At his show at The Palms Playhouse in Winters on May 24, Rowan will be joined by Los Texmaniancs, a Grammy-winning quartet that blends Texas roots music with conjunto and tejano music. Max Baca plays the bajo sexto (a guitar-like instrument with twelve strings), Josh Baca plays accordion, Noel Hernandez plays bass and Danny Martinez plays drums.
This award-winning ensemble has a deep friendship with legendary Tex Mex guitarist and songwriter Flaco Jimenez. Their style of conjunto music draws inspiration from several genres, such as the Rolling Stones, Texas Tornados and more.
Los Texmaniancs are passionate about music, but also dedicated to community involvement. This can be seen through their support of local charities and organizations as well as environmental stewardship.
On Friday, May 24th at 8 p.m., Peter Rowan's Free Mexican Airforce with Los Texmaniancs will be performing at The Palms Playhouse. Tickets are $25 ($12 with student ID). Sponsored by Winters Chamber of Commerce and Winters Community Development Corporation, for further details visit their website or contact The Palms Playhouse directly for reservations.
The Red Wing Roots Music Festival has released the artist lineup for their 10th annual event, taking place June 23-25 at Natural Chimneys Park in Mount Solon, VA. Established in 2013, this family-friendly festival celebrates American roots music with three days and five stages set against a stunning outdoor setting with plenty of food vendors, craft vendors, kids activities such as organized bike rides or yoga sessions, group runs or hiking adventures and much more to enjoy!
This year's lineup features a number of popular performers. In addition to Little Feat, St. Paul & the Broken Bones and Sierra Ferrell, Mandolin Orange, First Aid Kit, Peter Rowan's Free Mexican Airforce with Los Texmaniancs and more will all be performing during this year's festival.
Sierra Ferrell, a singer/songwriter from West Virginia, has quickly established herself as one of the most captivating voices in contemporary Americana. Her sound draws inspiration from bluegrass and folk music but blends it with jazz and rock elements for an exciting blend. Her live performances have been praised for their captivating power, while her latest album Long Time Coming provides further evidence of her versatile talent.
Ferrell's tour features an impressive lineup of support acts, such as Jaime Wyatt, Willi Carlisle, The Cactus Blossoms and Jeremie Albino on select dates. She'll take her show to some prestigious venues like Georgia Theatre in Athens and Gruene Hall in Texas.
Fans can sign up for the artist's pre-sale, which begins Tuesday, February 14th at 10 AM local. Tickets will then go on general on-sale Friday, February 17th also at 10 AM local.
Tickets for the Red Wing Roots Music Festival are expected to sell out quickly, so make sure you act fast if you plan on attending. Not only does it boast a fantastic atmosphere and stunning venue, but it also promotes sustainability by hosting a raffle that raises thousands of dollars for local organizations.
If you're in search of a seat at the Red Wing Roots Music Festival, make sure to visit Vivid Seats for all artist lineup information as it becomes available. Floor seats can be some of the priciest tickets at the show, so if you want to save money on your tickets, be sure to shop around!