Music Festival – Bluegrass, Roots and Americana in the Blue Ridge – Remade for 2020

Graves Mountain Music Festival in the Blue Ridge

28th Festival now branching out
– 1100 acres, by a mountain stream 
– camping on 55 acres

All NEW Stage – the BIG Rose
All NEW Audio
All NEW Lighting
NEW Workshops
NEW Pickers’ Tent
NEW Pickers and Local Talent on Stage
NEW Kids Zone
NEW Kids’ Activities
NEW Yoga – twice a day
NEW High speed WiFi – Fiber Optic to our valley. Can you believe?
– festival & camping areas
NEW Road Biking Tour each morning 
NEW Nature walks each morning
NEW Led Hike – Thurs, with In True Nature – history, botany, geology 
NEW Trail Rides
NEW Fly Fishing Workshop
NEW Farm Tours
NEW Buggy Rides
NEW Crafters’ Alley – it’s all about LOCAL
NEW Craft Beer and DuCard Wine Tent – and Old Graves Hard Cider – our own –
     it’s all about LOCAL
NEW Rain cover tents – it’s all about     
    COMFORT
NEW Super Affordable FAMILY Packages
 . . . . price of two adults, then children or grand children are all FREE
NEW Youth $30 per 3 day Pass – 17 to 13 years
NEW FREE Youngster – 12 years and Under
NEW Food and dining choices
   – local festival food and more


Talent 2020
Bluegrass Grows into
Roots and up to Branches
20 Bands
 – Plus Local Focus Talent from our Hollows 

Appalachian Roadshow Bluegrass | Roots
Breaking Grass Bluegrass – contemporary
Carolina Blue      Bluegrass – traditional
Cash Unchained Country – traditional | Johnny Cash tribute
Claire Lynch & Jim Hurst Roots | Singer songwriter
Crawford & Power Country
Fitzgeralds   Celtic | Step Dancing | Fiddle
Gina Furtado Project  Gypsy jazz | Swing | Banjo plus
Hogslop String Band                          Old Time
Irene Kelley  Singer songwriter
Junior Sisk  Bluegrass – traditional
Mark Schatz & Bryan McDowell  Old time | Southern Roots | Flat foot and more
Mile Twelve  Bluegrass – contemporary
Milk Carton Kids Folk 
Price Sisters Bluegrass – traditional
Ralph Stanley II & Clinch Mountain Boys Bluegrass – traditional
Scythian Irish – Celtic Bluegrass | Americana | Central Europe Roots
Seldom Scene Bluegrass – contemporary
Sideline Bluegrass – contemporary
Slocan Ramblers Bluegrass | Old Time
Songs from the Road Band Roots |  American Folk | Bluegrass

Schedule and Talent are subject to change and substitutions.

Graves Mountain Music Festival Stage AreaGraves Mountain Music Festival Stage Area


NEW Lower Rates for 2020

 

 

         
           
Standard Thee Day Pass – Does NOT Include camping or lodging. Camping is JUST $10 per person per camp site.). Adults – 18 & UP Youth – 17 to 13 Youngster 12 & Under NEW Family Saver – 2 adults & direct  children  Parking
Through Mar 10 $85 $30 FREE $170 FREE
Through April 30 $95 $30 FREE $190 FREE
Through the Festival  $115 $30 FREE $230 FREE
         
           
Standard Two Day Pass – Does NOT Include camping or lodging. Camping is JUST $10 per person per camp site Adults – 18 & UP Youth – 17 to 13 Youngster 12 & Under NEW Family Saver – 2 adults & direct  children  Parking
with Campsite
Through Mar 10 $65 $20 FREE $130 FREE
Through April 30 $75 $20 FREE $150 FREE
Through the Festival  $95 $20 FREE $190 FREE
         
           
One Day Festival – advance or at gate Adults – 18 & UP Youth – 17 to 13 Youngster 12 & Under NEW Family Saver – 2 adults & direct  children  Parking
with Campsite
Thurs, May 28 $30 FREE FREE $60 FREE
Fri, May 29 $50 $10 FREE $100 FREE
Sat, May 30 $50 $10 FREE $100 FREE
         
           
Camping – 55 acres, first come first serve, you get to make your site, park your RV. Pr Festival Festival 3 Day Pass 12 and under FREE Festival Thus and Fri , 12 and under FREE Festival Sat – 12 and under FREE Parking
with Campsite
“Primitive”, pastures and stream, no hook-ups, limited electric supplies, re-charging stations, dump station, Internet – free in campground and festival area, paid showers – $2 only. $15 per site per day, special rate $30 pp for Festival $20 pp for 2 Days $10 pp, $40 min per site FREE
         
           

 

Call or email for tickets – on Sale Dec 16
info@gravesmountain.com
Call to Reserve Day Passes and Camping

 

Where in the World Are We?
Which Hollow Are We In?
– the one next to Shenandoah National Park 

  • 90 mi south of DC, 40 mi north of Charlottesville.
  • Old Rag Mountain is above us, The Rose River runs through us. The Robinson River borders the North Camping Field

Here, in Syria VA, right next to Shenandoah National Park in our Rose River Valley.

Here, in the Blue Ridge, Syria VA, right next to Shenandoah National Park in our Rose River Valley.

Graves Mountain Rose River Valley - before the Festival takes offGraves Mountain Rose River Valley – before the Festival takes off

  • Washington DC – 2 hrs, 92 miles
  • Baltimore – 2.5 hrs, 130 miles
  • Charlottesville – 1 hr, 38 miles
  • Richmond – 2 hrs, 95 miles
  • Charleston WV – 4.25 hrs
  • Raleigh, Chapel Hill-Durham 4.25 hrs
  • Virginia Beach – 3.5 hrs, 202 miles
  • Newport News – 2.75 hrs, 163 miles
  • Roanoke – 2.75 hrs, 155 miles
  • Blacksburg – – 3 hrs, 185 miles

– Old Rag Mountain is above us
– The Rose River runs through us
– The Robinson River borders us on the Shenandoah Park side

Hotels and Cabins
We have 55 lodge rooms, 5 log cabin rooms, and 16 cabins.
Most are spoken for, but check for cancellations on 540 923 4231 | info@gravesmountain.com
Culpeper (30 mins drive)  has over 300 rooms  available
– Cabins – there are still 30 cabins on HomeAway/VRBO and AirBnb.

Camping on 55 Acres of Pasture
Camping – ample space for all folks in RVs and tents.
No hook-ups, limited electricity, porta-potties, showers $2
Festival Days – Weds arrival through Sun departure – $10 pp per day – $30 for three day festival. No charge for 12 and unders.
Saturday only camping – again $10 pp but with a $40 minimum.

Camping fields at Bluegrass Festival at Graves Mountain, Syria VACamping fields at Bluegrass Festival at Graves Mountain, Syria VA

There is a quiet camping field.
Quiet generators are appreciated – loud one, please turn off by 11 PM.

Pre and Post Festival camping – just $15 a day, no per person charge with a Festival Pass. Please arrive on or after Friday of Memorial Day weekend.

Dogs welcome in camping area – on leash, please.
No dogs, though, in Concert Area,

No Cell Phone in Our Valley
– But high speed WiFi is now installed.
Make calls on your cell using the Internet – phone setting to Internet calls – available on most all phones.

NEW High Speed Wifi
In the concert area, camping areas, cabins, lodges and Syria Mercantile.

Emergency Phone
Call or have a message left for you at the main number 540-923-4231 and we’ll try to get through to you by public announcement.

The Scene
Performances running from late morning through to 10:30 PM, when festival goers pull out their own fiddles and banjos back at their RVs.

The festival area – the Graves Family Farm – the meadows, the camping, the walnut trees, the stream, horses, cattle, goats – all framed by the Blue Ridge Mountains just there at the edge of the camping fields. The stage is serenaded by the Rose River and the sixteen hundred returning campers clapping and whistling for their favorite fiddlers.

All there is to do when not listening or strumming

Fishing at Graves Mountain Music Festival - fly fishing on Rose riverFishing at Graves Mountain Music Festival – fly fishing on Rose River

The campers and day visitors know that the stream is waiting for a dunk or a fishing rod.

– Yoga twice a day, Fri and sat, once Sun morning
– Nature Hikes daily – with guides In True Nature
– Fishing – fly, spin – for trout, bass and catfish
– Two mountain streams stocked with trout
– Two ponds stocked with trout and bass 
– Mountain Biking – 30 miles of trails
– Road Biking tours in the AM with leader/guide of Tour de Madison 
– Hiking on our 1100 acres with led hikes or strike out on your own
– Bigger hikes up Old Rag from the back entrance or White oak Canyon waterfall trail
– Horseback Riding – tail and pony rides for young ones
– River “mucking about” with a net and even a leader
– Sitting in the river – a key activity for all
– Rock climbing – a led workshop on Sun
– REST – massages throughout in the day in the stream massage mini-tent

Young Ones Action
– Kids Zone – ping pong, foos ball, a blow up bouncie, corn hole, board –  games, jig saw puzzle brain twister
–  Hula Hoopsters
– Clown Hour 
– Face painting
– Dress up trunk
– Nature Treasure Hunt with In True Nature
– Farm Tour Hay Ride

Food and Goodies

 Breakfast at the lodge - sit with neighbors, know neighborsBreakfast at the lodge – sit with neighbors, know neighbors

Graves Mountain Farmhouse Restaurant - family style southern cookingGraves Mountain Farmhouse Restaurant – family style southern cooking

Festival food - all the usuals plus steak, mountain trout, southern fried chicken

Festival food – all the usuals plus steak, mountain trout, southern fried chicken

Our festival guests know that they can count on the same “old style” Southern cooks, Margaret and Margie doing all the meals family style up in the main lodge farmhouse restaurant, while down by the stage there is the usual festival food and drink plus the bonus of special menus by Gail working the grill – Graves fried chicken, mountain trout, ribeye steak plus all the sides that will teeter on the plate.