The Graves Family and Festival Organizers announced the 20th Year of the Graves Mountain Festival of Music to be held at the Graves Lodge in Syria, Virginia May 31st, June 1st, and 2nd, 2012. The talent line up for the festival features some of the biggest names in roots music, including the Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Cleverlys, The Gibson Brothers, The Quebe Sisters, Balsam Range, Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice, Belfry Fellows (formerly known as Rockin’ Acoustic Circus), and Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen to name a few.
“Twenty years ago when we first started the festival we could have never imagined we would be standing here today preparing for the 20th Season” said Mark Newton, entertainer and one of the festival organizers. “It’s become a family here at Graves Mountain and each year is like one big family reunion. We are excited about this year’s talent line up and the outdoor, family friendly atmosphere in which our shows are held. We hope to see many friends, old and new, this year.”
Graves Mountain Lodge in Syria, Virginia, site of the music festival, has been in business for over 135 years. The family owned and operated rustic mountain retreat is well known for its hospitality and home cooked food. The festival grounds are nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains making the picture perfect location for a festival deeply rooted in acoustic music tradition.
“We are extremely excited to be performing at the 20th Year of Graves Mountain Festival of Music” said Sophia Quebe of the Quebe Sisters band. “It’s always great to come back to Graves Mountain and see everyone. You couldn’t ask for a better location or group of folks that host the event. We look forward to being here for many years to come!”
All campers must have a 3 day ticket. Advance camping is $10 per day before May 31st. Gates open for camping at 8am on May 25th. There is a $20 charge for golf carts. Children under 11 are free with an adult ticket. Advance sale 3 Day Tickets ends at midnight on Friday April 20th. For additional details on camping availability please contact Graves Mountain.
A full show line up, including ticket and camping information, can be found at www.gravesmountain.com or calling 540-923-4231.
Author: World Music Central News Department
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