Thursday, August 30, 2012

Old-Time Fun at the Rockbridge Mountain Music and Dance Festival

The 26th Annual Rockbridge Mountain Music and Dance Festival is next weekend, September 7-8, 2012.  This will be my first time going but I’ve heard nothing but good things.   Here’s what I know or have been able to surmise about the festival:

-Started by Mike Seeger in 1986 as a festival for musicians by musicians.
-Always the weekend after Labor Day.
-Impromptu old-time music jams all over the grounds until the wee hours every night.
-No contests.
-Picturesque setting alongside the Maury River.
-On-site camping on level grass and available hook-ups.
-Indoor toilets and showers with additional port-a-potties.
-Food available - Friday supper, three meals Saturday and breakfast Sunday.
-Fiddle, old-time guitar, old-time banjo, flatfooting and clogging workshops.
-Dances each night under a giant tent.
-Dogs allowed.

Takes place in Glen Maury Park in Buena Vista, Virginia.  In the Shenandoah Valley, Rockbridge County.  Beside the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Five miles east of Lexington.

Admission:  $14 per person per day or $25 per person for the weekend (Kids under 15 free).
Camping Fee:  $13 per site per day, or $25 per site for the weekend.

Below are some Rockbridge pictures by a Flickr user named tackyjulie.

Glen Maury Park 2011

Rockbridge old-tme jam 2011
See you there!

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