Saturday, May 24, 2014
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
2014 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!
To buy ValleyFest 2014 tickets online click HERE.
- Early Bird | $20 (Available through April 18)
- Advance | $25 (Available April 19 - May 23)
- At the Gate | $30
- Military Discount | $15 in person at Chamber office or $20 at gate
(must have proof of service - ID, Insurance Card, etc)
- Designated Driver & Under 21 | $10
- Kids 10 & under | FREE
Band Line Up - On the Main Stage
Christian Lopez and The Christian Lopez Band (TCLB) are not merely riding the wave of Americana Music, the West Virginia natives, are bending it to its knees. With the will of his voice and the stomp of a steady beat, Christian Lopez and his band are pioneering their own brand of Alt. Folk Country Rock. Like a young Whitman, Lopez translates the iconic America before him into rousing romps and searing serenades employing crisp and thoughtful imagery and storytelling. Lopez is turning traditional songwriting on its head. Lopez takes listeners on a heartfelt rampage through emotion, energy and excitement caring less about the hook then hooking them in with the range and passion in his voice. One moment the music traverses the depths of one's interior life and the next it rips the listener into a frenzy - a call to stomp, romp and roll.
Hailing from the Shenandoah Valley, The Travelin' Hillbillies is comprised of four tightknit musicians who have developed a style that is uniquely their own. The band differentiates themselves with sweet southern rock tunes that include hints of bluegrass, rock and roll, folk, blues, and country. Their three-part harmonies have been compared to groups such as The Eagles and Crosby Stills and Nash. The heart of the group is derived from the Garst family which includes brothers, Ryan, Shay, and Brandon who have been playing music together since they were old enough to pick up instruments. In 2012, they joined forces with long-time friend and powerhouse vocalist Daniel Barnett to create an original band unlike any others currently on the scene. The Travelin' Hillbillies has been rocking Virginia's breweries, wineries, restaurants, and private parties since the band's inception. In just 2 short years, they have played over 150 shows while holding full-time jobs to fulfill their dreams of becoming one of the biggest bands to emerge on the southern rock scene from Virginia. The band is passionate about playing their instruments and aim to share music that is close to their hearts. They remember their roots and their duty to serve their hometown Shenandoah Valley community and therefore have played at several benefit functions for organizations including Pickin' for Paws benefiting the ASPCA, the Komen Walk for Life, the Battle for a Brighter Future benefiting CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), and JMU Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi's Benefit Concert for Meals on Wheels. They have also had the privilege to play at festivals including Red Wings and Spaghettifest and are looking forward to Valley Beer and Wine Festival this upcoming summer. Having shared the stage with acts Larry Keel and Natural Bridge, The Hackensaw Boys, The Sam Bush Band, and The Del McCoury Band, The Travelin' Hillbillies strive to create an exciting show that is sure to entertain an audience of all ages.
Biography: Look,we'll cut straight to the chase. Isn't it about time that there was a 90's tribute band in Baltimore? We're here, and we're Rollerblades. It's been more than ten years since the era of flannel, slap bracelets, Zack and Kelly's prom, dial-up modems, and yes, rollerblades. And -you know -there was a lot of great music from the decade that told the 80's to chill the synthesizers, hair spray, and sequins. We're talking about Third Eye Blind, Green Day, The Gin Blossoms, The Presidents of the United States of America, Blur, Counting Crows, Foo Fighters, Boyz II Men, Spin Doctors, Alice in Chains, Britney Spears, Red Hot Chili Peppers. And so, so many more. If you're still reading this and getting a little misty eyed, then you best get yourself to an upcoming Rollerblades show. You're guaranteed to get the following in return: 1.Songs by all of the above mentioned artists (and if we forget to put one in our set list, just ask). Yes, this includes Boyz II Men. And yes, we do 4 part harmony. 2. A vision of four guys on stage wearing wallet chains, which is something we know you thought you'd never see again. 3. A completely over-the-top light show that will make you crazy and also prove that we spend our money like fools. 4. Unlimited beer (well, you have to pay for it, but we always play places where there's beer). 5. Rad memories.
The Rob Byer Band | 5:30 - 7:00 pm
The Rob Byer Band is a 7 piece band out of Baltimore, MD that plays a wide mix of Country, Rock, Pop, Hip Hop and R&B. Rob and his band have shared the stage with everyone from Charlie Daniels and Kenny Chesney to Richard Marx and Biz Markie. This band will offer a flavor to fit anyone's taste...Entertainment agent Tom Moon likes to call the band "Kanye Twitty"!
While performing, Byer and his band display much energy, attitude, self-confidence and charisma. Whether playing for a crowded bar, headlining college events, opening for national country recording artists, or singing the National Anthem for 38,000 people at the Oriole Park at Camden Yards, a huge fanbase follows - an army of loyal fans that help get the word out about appearances and events.
Wine Section Tent - Acoustic Sets
Mike Davis | 12 - 2:30 pm
Playing hits from the 60s through today.
Chad Hanger | 2:30 - 5 pm
Variety of classic favorites everyone can sing along to.
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.
For additional information, visit www.valleyfestbeerandwine.com or contact Bekka Painter, Director of Communications for the Chamber of Commerce, at 540-434-3862 x 108 for additional information.