Five years in, The Festy Experience, has proven itself to be as enjoyable, accessible and certain to give attendees more than their money’s worth both musically and scenically as any festival on the East Coast. You do not have to load up a week’s worth of supplies and go all the way to Florida. You do not have to pray and dodge 18 wheelers buzzing by at 85 miles per hour nor endure hour’s long traffic jams on your way up and down hundreds of miles of
Take one little mountain valley, mix in some mandolins, mud, master brewers, musicians, and some local towns named Roseland and Lovingston and what you get is a well organized and highly enjoyable musical event known as The Festy.
Beginning with an Infamous Stringdusters show in August, 2009 at the Brew Ridge Music Festival located at Devils Backbone Brewery in Nelson County, The Festy was born. The Stringdusters and Friends created a festival of their own design located just south of the village of Nellysford in Nelson County, Virginia.
The 2012 installment of The Festy Experience, the annual gathering in Nelson County, Virginia hosted by The Infamous Stringdusters and produced by Cereberus Productions and the Artist Farm, takes place October 5-7, 2012.
I don't know about you, but for me -- The Infamous Stringdusters appear to be on a roll. Red Rocks, A Grammy nomination, a new guitarist -- and an even newer mandolin player.. They have a new release expected in the spring on their own label, High Country Records..
This Friday, September 16, The Festy Experience invites you to a special online meet-and-greet and listening party on Turntable.fm with The Infamous Stringdusters! The event takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. EDT on the Turntable.fm site. The specific link and Turntable.fm room name will be announced at 3 p.m.