28th Annual Graves Mountain Music Festival

May 28, 29 & 30, 2020

Festival of Bluegrass with its Roots and Branches.

For 2020 Graves Music Festival we include Modern Bluegrass, Celtic, Old Time, Singer-songwriter, Country, and Folk

All in the Blue Ridge of Virginia
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THE SCENE - the Festival for 2020 and its Valley

Graves Mountain Music Festival – in the Virginia Blue Ridge returns for its 28th year with a three and half day line-up of 12 genres.

And on our NEW 32 ft stage with full sound and light.

Graves New Stage 2020 music Festival roots and branches

For 2020 – Added Music Genres

Contemporary and Traditional Bluegrass

American Indie Folk

Singer-songwriter

Celtic

Irish Step Dance

Irish and Middle Europe

Country along with a new country find,

Old Time

Flat Foot

Gypsy – Bluegrass Fusion

Appalachian

Local Blue Ridge Bluegrass Talent – from our neighbors

Festers Making Music at Jammers’s Tent and on the RIVER STAGE

And Now Way More

15 Workshops

Beer, Wine and Cider Tent – It’s all about LOCAL

Road Bike Treks

Hikes

Yoga

Nature Walks

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing 101 Learning and Brush-up Clinic

Bass & Catfish Pond Fishing

Kids’ Tent

Kids Activities – Farm Tours, Scavenger Hunts, Rubber Duckies

Re-done  Syria Mercantile into a Country Store with Take-out.

Additional Cafe Tent

Craft Vendors – Crafters’ Alley

Audience tenting – partial

High Speed Internet at Festival Site AND Campground(limited area)

Enabling Cell to Internet WiFi Calling

The Festival Area
– the Graves Family Farm of 1100  Acres

Map of Graves Mountain Farm

Meadows, walnut and oak trees, the streams, horses, cattle, goats – are all framed by the Blue Ridge Mountains just there at the edge of the camping fields.

The all new Big River Stage – 32 feet wide and 6 feet off the ground  is serenaded by the Rose River and the sixteen hundred returning campers clapping and whistling for their favorite fiddlers.

The campers and day festers know

The stream is waiting for a dunk or a fishing rod – for many both.

They can count on the same “old style” Southern cooking with Margaret, Margie, Benji, Kevin, Brenda & the Restaurant Team doing all the family style meals up in the Farm Restaurant.

Down by the stage there is the usual festival food and drink plus the bonus of special menus by Gail, Kevin, Joyce and the Festival Team working the grill  for Graves fried chicken, mountain trout, rib-eye steak plus all the sides that will teeter on the plate.

The New Vineyard Stage at DuCard – 2.5 miles over into the next hollow. Beautiful view and calm atmosphere for music.

The New Cafe tent’s smoker and grill and salad options.

The Beer, Wine & Cider Tent is yet another NEW addition. Craft brews by  Beer Hound, Hard Cider – Original “Squeeze” – by the farm, and fine wines by our neighbors, DuCard. It’s all about LOCAL.

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24

Bands

15

Workshops

5

Yoga Classes

3.5

Days

15

Kids Activities

14

Massage Escapes

1,100

Acres

18

Mountain Adventures

4

Streams & Ponds

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GRAVES LINEUP of RIVER STAGE TALENT - ROOTS & BRANCHES 2020 and ALL THERE IS TO DO

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24 Bands
Roots of Bluegrass up to the Branches

From Carolina Blue to the Milk Carton Kids
On the NEW Big River Stage

And On the DuCard Vineyard Stage

Local Blue Ridge and Hollow Talent
2 Bands – One Fri and One Sat
Tara Mills at the DuCard Vineyard Stage at Graves Mountain Music festival

Workshop participant at Graves Mountain Music Festival

Workshop participant at Graves Mountain Music Festival

Thursday, May 28
Vocal Harmonies  – The Price Sisters
Songwriting – Irene Kelley
TBD
Arrangements  – Slocan Ramblers
Song to Life – Songs From The Road Band

Friday, May 29 Noon on hourly
– Melodics on Banjo – Gina Furtado
– Stories behind the song -Ralph Stanley II
– TBD
– Monroe Style Mandolin with Tim Jones (Carolina Blue) and Jonathan Dillon (Jr. Sisk Band)
– Mark Schatz and Bryan McDowell – Roots Music of Many Colors
– Creating a Driving Sound -Scythian

SEE SATURDAY ON FULL SCHEDULE

WORKSHOPS
15 of Them

2nd Chance to See the Bands
Noon to 6PM

 

17 Mountain and Mat Adventures

Road Bike Trek at Graves Mountain Music Festival

2 Road bike runs with organizer of Tour de Madison Bike Races
5 Horse back trail rides ( $30)
1 Strenuous hike up Doubletop led by In True Nature
3 Nature Walks with in True Nature
1 Fly Fishing Family Workshop
5 Yoga Sessions with in True Nature
1 Mountain Climbing Workshop on Stony Man with Shenandoah Mountain Guides


Massages at Graves Mountain Music Festival

14 Therapeutic and Reiki Massage

Massages at Graves Mountain Music Festival

14 Massage sessions at the Massage Mini Tent

Kids’ Tent & Activities

Kids play and adventures at Graves Mountain Music Festival

3 Nature Walks
2 Stream Explores
5 Horse trail rides ($30)
3 Pony Rides – for under 8 years ($5)
1 Huge Pool with life guards
1 Hay Mountain to Climb
1 Kids tent with games and Hula hoops

 

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TICKETS & PASSES

3 Day Passes

Start at Just
Adult – Just $85
Youth – 17 yrs to 13 – Just $30
Youngster – 12 and unders – FREEBIE
(Then they can scavenger hunt, feed the chickens, and explore the stream)

Single Day Tickets

From
Adult – $30 on Thurs, Fri $50 & Sat $50
Youth – Freebie on Thurs and a Crazy $10 on Fri & Sat
Youngsters – ALL FREEBIE

Tickets Online Here
By Tel: 540-923-4231
By email : hello@gravesmountainmusic.com

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lodging

LODGING - on SITE 55 LODGE ROOMS and 16 CABINS

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VOLUNTEER

We have many volunteers, as you can imagine after 28 years of music making.
If you, too, would like to volunteer next year, please email us at volunteer@gravesmountainmusic.com.

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WAY MORE THAN MUSIC - 65 Activities for Adventure and Fun in the Blue Ridge and at on the FARM

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FOOD

Sit-down Restaurant Family Style

Just across the Rose River and up the hill is the Graves Family Farm Main Lodge, where there is a three meal a day family style restaurant with traditional Southern Style cooking by Margaret and Margie.

Should you wish, you can reserve a meal plan there for a 20% discount and 14s and under get great discounts with 5 and under for free. Plans are for 2 or 3 meals. Or just have the occasional meal,but please take a moment to make a reservation.

Festival Fare

We have all the usual foods and drinks plus snack foods – fresh fried pork rinds, popcorn, and funnel cake.

Festival Grill menu by Gail & The Festival Team- Graves’ fried chicken on Thursday, mountain trout on Friday, rib-eye steaks on Saturday, plus all the sides that can teeter on one plate.
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Deli and Provisions in the Mercantile

We have the Syria Mercantile for sandwiches, chips, snacks,  drinks, beer, wine and sundries & souvenirs- a short walk away

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