Blue Ridge Mountain Music Fest

Mountain Area Realty is the sponsor of the 2015 Blue Ridge Mountain Music Fest

Mountain Area Realty is the sponsor of the 2015 Blue Ridge Mountain Music Fest

2:00 & 5:00 PM  Balsam Range
1:00 & 4:00 PM  The Honey Dewdrops 
Noon & 3:00 PM  The Virginia Ramblers
6:00 PM  Pete and Ellen Vigour &
Kim and Jimbo Cary

Jam sessions will take place
throughout the day

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At the Dunlop Pavilion at Wintergreen Resort

 

$30 Adults
$10 Youth 10-17
Children under 10 admitted free

Online ticket sales not available after noon on 8/14/15. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Adding to an already impressive list of awards and honors, Balsam Range received numerous top honors in the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, including Entertainer of the Year and Vocal Group of the YearBuddy Melton was named Male Vocalist of the Year, and Tim Surrett received a Mentor Award. The band’s fifth album, Five, made its Billboard Chart debut at #4 and remained on the Billboard chart for an impressive 6 weeks. Additionally, Balsam Range consistently tops radio airplay lists with its history of top singles.

Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish share more than most couples. As the Honey Dewdrops, they share stages from venues to festivals across North America, stretches of rolling, infinite roadway, and a lot of songs; they share one mic and a hunger to pay attention to what endures. This hunger to explore and document is evident in their 2012 release Silver Lining, a Top Ten record on national Folk and Americana stations. Their fourth full-length album, Tangled Country, has just been released.

Virginia Ramblers The Virginia Ramblers are a traditional bluegrass band based out of central Virginia, in the Charlottesville area.  They honor the legends of bluegrass, such as Jimmy Martin and the Stanley Brothers, and strive to carry on in that tradition.  A band of bluegrass veterans, they focus on rich, vocal harmony and strong instrumentation.  They perform secular and gospel bluegrass, with some original tunes. 

Virginia Ramblers

The Virginia Ramblers are a traditional bluegrass band based out of central Virginia, in the Charlottesville area.  They honor the legends of bluegrass, such as Jimmy Martin and the Stanley Brothers, and strive to carry on in that tradition.  A band of bluegrass veterans, they focus on rich, vocal harmony and strong instrumentation.  They perform secular and gospel bluegrass, with some original tunes. 

The day’s performances will conclude with the Appalachian string band music of Kim and Jimbo Cary and Pete and Ellen Vigour. These professional musicians gather friends dedicated to performing and teaching traditional music of Virginia.  Pete Vigour, the lead fiddler, was a member of Trapezoid in the 1970’s and continues performing with Uncle Henry’s Favorites, one of the area’s premier string bands.  Ellen Vigour, a talented multi-instrumentalist, plays mandolin and fiddle.  Along with Pete, Ellen appeared with Uncle Henry’s Favorites on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion.  Jimbo Cary plays banjo and Kim Cary plays guitar.  Kim and Jimbo have been selected as Touring Artists by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, performing in schools, libraries, concerts, and festivals.  The Carys have played at the Kennedy Center and, with Pete Vigour, at the White House. The Carys and Vigours will also be leading jamming sessions throughout the day.

The day’s performances will conclude with the Appalachian string band music of Kim and Jimbo Cary and Pete and Ellen Vigour. These professional musicians gather friends dedicated to performing and teaching traditional music of Virginia.  Pete Vigour, the lead fiddler, was a member of Trapezoid in the 1970’s and continues performing with Uncle Henry’s Favorites, one of the area’s premier string bands.  Ellen Vigour, a talented multi-instrumentalist, plays mandolin and fiddle.  Along with Pete, Ellen appeared with Uncle Henry’s Favorites on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion.  Jimbo Cary plays banjo and Kim Cary plays guitar.  Kim and Jimbo have been selected as Touring Artists by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, performing in schools, libraries, concerts, and festivals.  The Carys have played at the Kennedy Center and, with Pete Vigour, at the White House. The Carys and Vigours will also be leading jamming sessions throughout the day.