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Festival 2022
June 2-5
31 Bands


The NEW River Stage with NEW Light & Sound
The NEW 2nd Stage with Just Local Bluegrass


NEW – 77 Mountain & Mat
Adventures

NEW – Food, Crafts people, Beer Wine

and Graves Mountain Cider

 

21 Bluegrass Bands
Traditional to Contemporary
Plus Old Time

 

On the River Stage
Bluegrass

The Price Sisters | Linda Lay & Band | Ralph Stanley II | Irene Kelley | Slocan Ramblers | Songs from the Road Band |  Danny Paisley & Southern Grass | Jr Sisk & band | Hogslop String Band | Sideline | Breaking Grass |Seldom Scene | Claire Lynch & Jim Hurst | Appalachian Road Show |

And on the Market Stage- Dedicated to Virginia Bluegrass

Keplinger Family Band – Moorefield, WV | The Guard- Roanoke, Va | Rose River Ramblers – Powhatan, Va | Just Wingin’ It- Fredericksburg, Va | Smokin’ Trout – Rose River Hollow, Graves Mtn | Blue Ridge Thunder – Earlysville, Va – TBC


This Year Added Genres
Roots & Branches
9 Performances by 7 Terrific Americana & Celtic Groups

MIPSO Music – 2 Shows
Milk Carton Kids Modern Eclectic Harmony – Sat PM

The Fitzgeralds – Celtic Violin and Dancetime Bigtime – 2 Shows
Scythian – Celtic | Power Gypsy | Singing Violin  – Fri PM
Crawford and Power – Modern Country – Sat Night

The BWC – Beer, Wine and Cider Tent
All Local – Living LOCAL at Graves Mountain

beer Wine and Cider Tent - all local - Living LOCAL at Graves Mountain

Price Sisters – Thurs PM

The Price Sisters at Graves Mountain Music Festival


Slocan Ramblers out of Canada
Slocan Ramblers at Graves Mountain
Irene Kelley
Irene Kelley at Graves Mountain
Seldom Scene
Seldom Scene at Graves Mountain
Claire Lynch & Jim Hurst
Claire Lynch & Jim Hurst at Graves Mountain
Breaking Grass
Breaking Grass at Graves Mountain Music Festival
Linda Lay & Band
Linda Lay at Graves Mountain Music Festival

Mile TwelveMile Twelve at Graves Mountain Music Festival
Hoglsop String Band
Hogslop String Band at Graves Mountain Music Festival
Danny Paisley & Southern Grass
Danny Paisley & Southern Grass at Graves Mountain
Appalachian Road ShowAppalachian Road Show at Graves Mountain
MIPSO Music – out of Bluegrass

Songs from the Road Band

Kids Activities – new for 2022

Kids activities at Graves Mountain Music Festival

Ralph Syanley II
Ralph Stanley II at Graves Mountain
Jr Sisk & Band
Jr Sisk at Graves Mountain
New River Stage with New Light & Sound for 2022
New River Stage at Graves Mountain Music Festival


And Now Added Genres – the Roots & Branches

The Milk Carton Kids – Sat NightThe Milk Carton Kids at the Graves Mountain Music Festival 2022

MIPSO
– 2 Gigs Fri & Sat Night –

MIPSO at Graves Mountain Music Festival

The Fitzgeralds
– Also 2 Gigs Fri & Sat Night –
Canadian Celtic | Singing Violins |Step Dance
The Fitzfgeralds at Graves Mountain Music Festival

Sycthian
– Fri Night –
Power Celtic | Scythian at Graves Mountain Music Festival Gypsy Fling

Crawford & Power
 – Sat Night Closer –

CountryCrawford and Power - new country at Graves Mountain Contemporary | Americana with Dobro

New Parts for 2022

2nd Stage –  Market Stage – Local VA Bluegrass – Fri-Sat PM and EVE

Festers Making Music at Jammers’  Tents

Kids Tent & Activities

77 Mountain and Mat Adventures

Craft Vendors – Crafters’ Alley

Graves Mountain Music Festival MapThe Festival Area
The Graves Family Farm of 1800 Acres

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, James, Gail & the Restaurant Team doing  Farm to Table 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.

2nd Stage – this year we add a stage down by the Market, Deli & Tackle for local VA Bluegrass on Fri & Sat – PM and Eve.

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

The Meadoes Pond - Bass & Catfish Fishing

The Meadows Pond – Bass & Catfish Fishing


Chickens for Egg Collecting - at Graves Mountain Music festival

Chickens for Egg Collecting – at Graves Mountain Music festival

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31

Bands

15

Workshops

5

Yoga Classes

3.5

Days

15

Kids Activities

14

Massage Escapes

1,800

Acres

77

Mountain Adventures

4

Streams & Ponds

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GRAVES LINEUP of RIVER STAGE TALENT - ROOTS & BRANCHES 2022 and ALL THERE IS TO DO

Lineup 2022

Subject to change
Main River Stage and Vineyard Stage

THURSDAY, JUNE 2

5 Workshops Today
15 Mountain & Mat Adventures
The Price Sisters   5:00 – 6:00 PM
Irene Kelley   6:10 – 7:10 PM
Mile Twelve 7:20 – 8:20 PM
Slocan Ramblers 8:30 – 9:30 PM
Songs from the Road Band 9:40 – 10:40 PM

FRIDAY, JUNE 3

5 Workshops Today
26 Mountain & Mat Adventures

Danny Paisley & Southern Grass 12:00 – 1:00  PM
Linda Lay & Band 1:10 – 2:10 PM
Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys  2:20 – 3:20 PM
Junior Sisk  3:30 – 4:30 PM
And Now Also at the Market Stage – VA Blue Ridge Bluegrass Bands

  • Keplinger Family Band – Moorefield, WV, 4-4:50 PM
  • The Guard- Roanoke, Va, 5-5:50 PM
  • Rose River Ramblers – Powhatan, Va, 6-6:50 PM
  • Keplinger Family Band – Moorefield, WV, 7-7:50 PM
  • The Guard – Roanoke, Va, 8-8:50 PM
  • Rose River Ramblers – Powhatan, Va, 9-9:50 PM

And Back on the New River Stage – continuing
Hogslop String Band 4:40 – 5:40 PM
The Fitzgeralds  6:00 – 7:10 PM
MIPSO   7:35 – 8:45 PM
Scythian 9:15 -10:45 PM

SATURDAY, JUNE 4

5 Workshops Today
27 Mountain & Mat Adventures
Cash Unchained – 10 – 10:50 AM
Sideline   11:00 – 12:00 PM
Breaking Grass   12:10- 1:10 PM
Seldom Scene    1:20 – 2:20 PM
Claire Lynch & Jim Hurst  2:30 – 3:30 PM
Appalachian Road Show  3:45- 4:45 PM
And Now Also at the Market Stage – VA Blue Ridge Bluegrass Bands

  • Just Wingin’ It- Fredericksburg, Va, 4-4:50 PM
  • Smokin’ Trout – Rose River Hollow, Graves Mtn, 5-5:50 PM
  • Blue Ridge Thunder – Earlysville, Va – TBC, 6-6:50 PM
  • JustWingin’ It – Fredericksburg, Va, 7-7:50 PM
  • Smokin’ Trout – Rose River Hollow, Graves Mtn, 8-8:50 PM
  • Blue Ridge Thunder – Earlysville, Va – TBC, 8-8:50 PM

And Back on the New River Stage – continuing
MIPSO   5:05- 6:25 PM
The Milk Carton Kids 6:45 -8:00 PM
The Fitzgeralds   8:20- 9:35 PM
Crawford and Power  10:05 – 11:15 PM

SUNDAY JUNE 5

No Workshops Today
3 Mountain & Mat Adventures
Services 10 -10:30 AM
Feedback Front Porch with Mark Newton and the Graves Family
Rivanna Strings – Dixieland Jazz  12:00 – 1:30 PM

Workshops

2nd Chance to see the bands but, now, be with them, each lick of the way.

Thursday, June 2
1:00- 1:45 – The Price Sisters: Crafting Vocal Harmonies and Sibling Vocals
2:00-2:45 – Something About a Train Sound: The Songwriting of Irene Kelley
3:00-3:45 – The Slocan Ramblers: Old Time Influences in Bluegrass Music
4:00-4:45 – Songs from the Road Band: Bringing a New Song to Life – Shaping a Signature Sound
5:00-5:45 — Texas Fiddler:  Texas an nd Bluegrass Fiddling Styles with Ella Jordan of Mile 12
And 6 PM on – Workshop Tent become another Jamming Tent

Friday, June 3
11:00-11:45 – Ryan Paisley: Variations on Monroe Style Mandolin*
12:00-12:45 – Linda Lay, David Lay and Darren Beachley: The Vocal Styles of the Stanley Brothers and the Osborne Brothers
1:00-1:45 – Ralph Stanley II: The Music of Ralph Stanley and Stories Behind the Songs
2:00 – 2:45 –  Melodies, Improvisation and Double Stops: Doug Bartlett’s Bluegrass Fiddle Workshop
3:00 – 3:45 – Mark Delaney: Incorporating Blues and Ragtime Influences in Bluegrass Banjo*
4:00-4:45 – TBD
5:00-5:45 – Scythian: Creating a driving sound – A modern take on peasant music
And 6 PM on – Workshop Tent become another Jamming Tent

*Pending Confirmation

Saturday, June 4
12:00-12:45 – 50 Years of Excellence: The Timeless Sound of the Seldom Scene
1:00-1:45 – The Amazing Guitar of Jim Hurst
2:00-2:45 –  Ups, Downs and No Name Towns: The Music of Sideline
3:00-3:45 – The Sonic Landscape of Mipso
4:00-4:45 – The Incomparable Songwriting of Claire Lynch
5:00-5:45 – Get Moving! Fiddling and Step Dancing with the Fitzgeralds
And 6 PM on – Workshop Tent become another Jamming Tent


Subject to change

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77 Mountain & Mat Activities

Sample day – one of four
Sat, June 4, 2022
Subject to change

Saturday, June 4, 2022   

FARM TO TABLE
BREAKFAST & REVIEWING YESTERDAY
8:00 -10:00 AM
Main Lodge Farm Restaurant, with Margie, Margaret & the Restaurant Team looking after the family style service for today’s farm breakfast.
Farm Restaurant in Main Lodge

MINDFUL COMFORT      
YOGA
8:30-9:30 AM
Gentle Vinyassa flow to cope with the night before – Jenn Mintz At the activity tent area.
Start at Activity Tent

ADVENTURE
HORSE TRAIL RIDE
9:30 – 10:30 AM
The Farmyard Stables
Meet At the Farm Stables – Trail Ride up Graves Mountain and along Robinson River – $40 pp- Must be over 8 yrs. Pony rides for youngsters $5

ADVENTURE      
ROAD BIKE TREK #2
9:45 – 11:45 AM
ACTIVITY TENT START
Along our smaller lanes. Gear up at Activity Tent.  Bring your road bike and head out with Barry  Penn-Hollar of Tour de Madison. Turn around points. Full trip – count on 30K.

KIDS – FAMILY
THE POOL – Jr Olympic
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Lifeguards, games, badminton, horseshoes, volleyball, ping pong, and simple snack plus ice cream. $5 pp per day. Lodge guests are included in room rate.

KIDS, FAMILY, ADVENTURE
FLY FISHING STARTER
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Fly Fishing 101 – for the family, on a pond where no license is required. Bring your own rods or buy a basic at Syria Mercantile. We will be learning on the Bass and Catfish pond on the other side of the river from Fest Area – across the pedestrian bridge and right up the slope
AT THE POND on other side of stream, go over pedestrian bridge and turn to right – you will see the pond lip ahead of you.

ALL AGES
NATURE WALK
10:15 – 11:30 AM
Nature Walk for the young, older and fascinated with Jenn and Daniel Mintz of “In True Nature”
Gather at ACTIVITY TENT

And activities continue on til 10PM and beyond with Jamming

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lodging

LODGING - 55 Lodge Rooms & 19 CABINS | Camping for 1000 | 550 Hotel Rooms within 35 Mins

lodging
volunteer

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.

volunteer
activities

WAY MORE THAN MUSIC - 77 Activities for Adventure and Fun in the Blue Ridge and at on the FARM

activities
activities

FESTIVAL FOOD & FARM to TABLE

Sit-down Restaurant Family Style Southern – Farm to Table

Just across the Rose River and up the hill is the Farm Restaurant where there is a three meal a day restaurant with traditional Southern Style cooking by Margaret and Margie – and standard American favorites along with Kids’ Menu and pricing.

See the Farm Restaurant

Festival Fare

We have all the usual foods and drinks plus snack foods.

Festival Grill menu by Gail & the Festival Team.

Deli, Prepared Foods and Provisions
in the Market-Deli & Tackle

We have our general store for sandwiches, prepared foods, chips, snacks,  drinks, beer, wine and sundries & souvenirs – a short walk away.

See the NEW Market, Deli & Tackle

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