Line-Up Announced for 22nd Annual Graves Mountain Festival of Music

The Graves Mountain Lodge is proud to announce the full performance line-up for the 22nd Annual Graves Mountain Festival of Music to be held May 29-31, 2014. Joining the outstanding talents of Steep Canyon Rangers, Lonesome River Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and more are GRAMMY winning Canadian acoustic roots band The Duhks, the reigning International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Female Vocalist of the Year & GRAMMY nominated artist Claire Lynch, and the reigning IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year Junior Sisk.

We are also pleased to announce the addition of Town Mountain who took home two 2013 IBMA Momentum Awards including Band of the Year and Vocalist of the Year for Robert Greer.

The exciting performance lineup includes:  Steep Canyon Rangers, Lonesome River Band, The Grascals, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Mark Newton & Steve Thomas, Claire Lynch, Seldom Scene, The Duhks, US Navy Band "Country Current", The Steel Wheels, East Of Monroe, Town Mountain, Bankesters, Malpass Brothers, Love Canon, Big Country Bluegrass, The Church Sisters, and Flatt Lonesome.

“Graves Mountain Festival of Music is one of the premier 3-day festivals in the country.  2014 will mark our 22nd year and we are so proud to continue to offer the diversified lineup of talent featuring the best in Bluegrass, Americana and Roots music. The music, fun activities and amenities are enhanced by the beautiful setting of Graves Mountain. This event certainly appeals to all ages and walks of life,” says performing artist Mark Newton.

Music fans are encouraged to purchase advance $75 3-Day Tickets by phone at 540-923-4231, the Graves Mountain website or by sending a check or money order to Graves Mountain, Syria, VA  22743 by April 30, 2014. Beginning May 1 all 3-Day tickets will be $95.  All campers must have 3-day tickets.  Daily tickets are also available for $35 Thursday, $35 Friday and $40 for Saturday

Graves Mountain is nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and featured last year in USA Today’s “10 Great places to go to bluegrass festivals.” The Graves Mountain Lodge amenities offer on-site accommodations (hotel, cabins, and camping), fishing, hiking horseback riding, outdoor pool, educational farms, food, family-style dining at the Graves Mountain Lodge and festival area and much more.  Attendees are also invited to check out the preserves and gift baskets at the Graves Mountain Store or online.

We are proud to announce the addition of our new sponsors:  The Lucas Roasting Company and Pinecastle Records with more to be announced soon. For more information on Graves Mountain, please visit: www.gravesmountain.com, Facebook and Twitter.

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