Saturday, May 23, 2015
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
2015 Event Features
ValleyFest, held on Memorial Day weekend, is the kick-off to summer! More than 4,000 people celebrate the holiday weekend at the festival, dancing to live music, sampling food, shopping for unique and handmade crafts, and enjoying quality wines and microbrews of the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia and beyond. Many varieties of beer and wine will be represented, from merlots and pinots to meads and maibocks. It's all of the beer and wine you could possibly enjoy in one place!
- Early Bird | $20 (Available through April 17)
- Advance | $25 (Available April 18 - May 22)
- At the Gate | $30
- Designated Driver & Under 21 | $10
- Kids 10 & under | FREE
Tickets can also be purchased in person at The General Store,
The Market & the Concierge Desk.
2015 Band Line Up - On the Main Stage
Atoka Chase | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Atoka Chase is a road. Atoka Chase is a duo. Atoka Chase is the place you find yourself after drinking just enough whiskey to realize you've been conversing with the Devil.
Everyday People | 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Formed in 2001 by neighbors in the town of Port Republic, Everyday People takes its name from the Sly and the Family Stone tune of the same name. It is an apt name as not only does the 8 piece band play horn driven 60's and 70's soul, funk and R&B but all of the members are regular working folks living in the Shenandoah Valley. The band has changed and grown over the years while maintaining a focus on providing danceable classic tunes from the Blues Brothers, Aretha Franklin, Sly and the Family Stone and James Brown. Other material includes songs by Macy Gray, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith and more. So if you like to dance and enjoy music that puts a smile on your face, c'mon out and join the party!
Love Canon | 3:00 - 4:45 pm
Sprouting from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville's LOVE CANON resides in full bloom. Led by guitarist Jesse Harper and banjo wiz Adam Larrabee, the virtuoso group of string musicians become one on stage--the super 80's bluegrass hits machine, LOVE CANON; with, Darrell Muller on bass, Andy Thacker on mandolin, Jay Starling on resonator guitar and Nate Leath on the fiddle.
Kayne Twitty | 5:15 - 7:00 pm
What kind of band is this? Is it a country band? A Rock band...Hip Hop...Pop or Party Band...It's all of these and it's nothing of the sort. It's Kanye Twitty. Labels are for clothing. This band is exactly what it should be; entertaining, fun and a flat-out good time. If you want to hear it, Kanye Twitty plays it and if they don't, just ask. Kanye Twitty is your favorite country, rock, hip hop mixtape...You deserve an excellent time. You deserve the best. You deserve Kanye Twitty.
Wine Section Tent - Acoustic Sets
Trail of the Lonesome | 12 - 2:30 pm
Doug Gibson and Alicia Vanhook Gibson grew up in Big Stone Gap, Virginia where Powell Valley cuts into the Appalachian mountains. Their music, with its emphasis on vocal harmony and strong songwriting, reflects the fiercely independent and rich cultural heritage of their Appalachian roots. Doug and Alicia met in high school. Fifteen years later, after moving to opposite sides of the country, losing contact, getting back together, breaking up, and growing up, the two settled into life as a married couple in Knoxville, Tennessee. Now they are following a long time dream by creating music as Trail of the Lonesome, a name they chose in tribute to the little mountain town that originally brought them together.
Mike Davis | 2:30 - 5 pm
Playing hits from the 60s through today.
All proceeds benefit the Harrisonburg/Rockingham Chamber of Commerce.
For additional information, visit www.valleyfestbeerandwine.com or contact Ashley Gordon, Director of Communications for the Chamber of Commerce, at 540-434-3862 x 108 for additional information.
Tickets are non-refundable. Rain or shine event. No outside food or beverages permitted. No pets or coolers. Please be prepared to present proper ID. Ticket price does not include food or beverages.