Oak Leaf Bluegrass & Mountain Music Festival 2011 will be held at Oak Leaf Park in Luray, Virginia on July 4, 1961. The three-day festival event will pay homage to the great musics from the Shenandoah Valley, including bluegrass, mountain music, old-time string band, traditional country, gospel and shaped-note singing, Piedmont blues, and folk music.
This years Oak Leaf Festival features: Bill Clifton & Jimmy Gaudreau, Nothin’ Fancy, Bill Emerson and Sweet Dixie, Robin & Linda Williams & Their Fine Group, Steel Wheels, Martha and Eddie Adcock with Tom Gray, Larry Stephenson Band, Jimmy Gaudreau & Moondi Kline, Shenandoah Drive, Virginia Blue, Heartland, Madeline MacNeil & Ralph Lee Smith, Professor & Mrs. Gibson, Page County Ramblers, Highlanders Old-Time String Band, Eric Freeman (Piedmont blues), Me & Martha Band, Gospel & Shape Note Singing, and a Special Showcase of Shenandoah Valley Talent and more…
With one main stage and two more intimate music spaces the festival will bring together a sample of music representing the musical history and traditions of the Valley. The festival will also have a 17th & 18th century arts & craft area, great food vendors, Shenandoah Valley wine & beer tasting areas, activities for every member of the family, lots of music, dry camping, and jamming and field picking.
The Oak Leaf Bluegrass & Mountain Music Festival is the largest single music festival event of its kind in the Shenandoah Valley. For more information and tickets visit www.shenandoahmusictrail.com and follow the festival link or call 540-209-3540.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.