Thursday, July 3, 2014
5:30 pm (gates open at 5:15 pm)
2013 Event Features
This premier concert event features three live bands, food vendors, beer and wine garden, fireworks and kids' activities!
- Festival chairs, blankets, and camp chairs with built-in shade awnings that does not obstruct the view of other festival-goers are allowed. No pop-up tents or umbrellas permitted.
- In case of rain, the Ski Lodge can be used for shelter. No alcohol permitted in Lodge.
- The best view of the fireworks finale will be inside the event grounds near the ski lodge.
- Trash and recycling bins will be available throughout the event grounds. Please help keep Massanutten a Green Community!
- You may bring in one unopened, sealed bottle of water.
- Please do not bring in food, drinks, drugs, pets, or weapons of any kind.
- Food/beverage is not included in ticket price. Some kids' activities may have a small fee.
- This is a rain or shine event.
- Tickets are not refundable.
Since 1998, audiences from all over the Mid Atlantic have been enjoying the hot summer sounds of Sons of Pirates. Sometimes billed as a Jimmy Buffet tribute band, SOP is much more, playing the beach music of Buffett, Marley, Zac Brown and splashing in classic hits from Eagles, James Taylor and BNL as well as many more.
Rollerblades | 7:00 – 8:00 pm
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.
J Roddy Walston and the Business | 8:30 – 10:00 pm
Raised in the gospel tradition in one of the lesser known Clevelands- Cleveland, Tennessee; a town renowned for the most churches per capita in the USA – J Roddy learned piano from his God-fearing grandma. But it soon became clear no church could contain his reckless spirit, threadbare vocal chords, and titanium fingers pounding chords with the force of ten jackhammers.
In another era, J Roddy would have laid waste nightly to the keys of the hottest honky-tonk saloon in any riverboat metropolis. Today J Roddy Walston & The Business rely not on computers but on forcefulness, volume, and tight musical command to shake entire city blocks.
J Roddy moved east, settling in Baltimore where The Business was called to order in 2006. First came the challenge and compliment of guitarist Billy Gordon, a musical mirror-image of J Roddy. Next was Steve Colmus, a sportly southpaw with a heavy snare hand. And Logan Davis's bass provided the pugnacity of a prize fighter's sparring partner. J Roddy describes this harmonious merger as one in which "raw power met story and neither would compromise." The result is an energetic, blue collar rock ethic the Baltimore City Paper once said "makes James Brown look lazy."
Due to their breakneck tempos it is physically impossible to observe posted speed limits while listening to J Roddy Walston and The Business.
If the Bible Belt had soccer hooligans, J Roddy would compose their hymns.
Imagine Animal the Muppet playing piano and you're getting close!
Fireworks | 10:00 pm
Brought to you by Zambelli Fireworks!
Kids' Activities | Arts and crafts, face painting, hoop dance, corn hole, and more!
Hoop Dance | Discover the Hoop Dance experience with the Dogtown Hoop Mafia from Richmond, VA!
Beer Garden | Featuring Coors Light, Miller Lite, Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy, Blue Moon Belgian White, Blue Moon Agave Nectar Ale, Redd's Apple Ale, Batch 19, Samuel Adams Lager, Samuel Adams Summer Ale, Samuel Adams Cherry Chocolate Bock, Samuel Adams Belgian Sessions, and Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Hard Cider.
Wine | Joy White and Joy Red by Cross Keys Vineyards
|All proceeds benefit the
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Tickets are non-refundable. Rain or shine event. No outside food or beverage permitted. No pets or coolers. Be prepared to present proper ID. Ticket price does not include food or beverage.