Critically acclaimed soul stars St. Paul & The Broken Bones top a list of eight bands added to the 13th annual Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival lineup, festival organizers announced today. The multi-genre, family-friendly festival will take place May 25-28, 2023 at Pop’s Farm in Martinsville, Va.
Also joining SPBB in today’s lineup announcement are: Neo-soul crusader Neal Francis, Daniel Donato’s Cosmic County, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer (rock/blues), The Stews (southern rock), Jon Stickley Trio (jazzgrass), Sanctum Sully (rock), and Jules & The Agreeables (rock).
Those eight artists will coalesce with the 16 bands that were added to Rooster Walk’s lineup last month: overall festival headliner Greensky Bluegrass (progressive bluegrass), The Marshall Tucker Band (southern rock icons), Trouble No More (all-star collective paying tribute to The Allman Brothers Band), Doom Flamingo (a six-piece synthwave beast), Kitchen Dwellers (progressive bluegrass), Yarn (roots rock), Neighbor (jam), Mike & The Moonpies (neotraditional country), Crawford & Power (red-clay country), Sol Driven Train (rock), The Wilson Springs Hotel (country/western/swing/bluegrass), Isaac Hadden Organ Trio (rock/funk), Sneezy (R&B/Soul/Jam), TC Carter Band (blues/rock), Big Fat Gap (bluegrass) and Pirates of the Piedmont (musical marauders). More than 20 additional bands will be added to the lineup, headed by Greensky Bluegrass, in the coming weeks and months.
Tickets for Rooster Walk 13 are now on sale and going fast at the newly redesigned website, www.roosterwalk.com, which also features all the information needed to plan for an amazing experience: band bios and music, ticket descriptions, festival experiences, frequently asked questions, a venue map and more.
The festival will take place Thursday-Sunday of Memorial Day weekend in the rolling foothills surrounding Martinsville, Va. Rooster Walk is a 4-day festival celebrating music, art, and the great outdoors at the idyllic Pop's Farm venue. With roughly 50 bands performing on 6 different stages, an amazing roster of stellar music steers the Rooster Walk experience.
In addition to approximately 80 sets of live music, the family-friendly Rooster Walk will offer a wide variety of kids' activities, craft beer, great food, arts and numerous opportunities to enjoy Virginia's great outdoors with kayak river floats, bike rides, yoga, a disc golf course and beautiful on-site camping.
Rooster Walk has been named one of the Top 5 festivals in the state by the Richmond-Times Dispatch. It also was voted the region’s Most Creative Charitable Event by readers of Virginia Living Magazine for three consecutive years. The festival was created in memory of late Martinsville natives Edwin “The Rooster” Penn and Walker Shank, who graduated from Martinsville High School in 2000.
A portion of proceeds from the festival will be donated to local and regional charities, including Rooster Walk’s own Penn-Shank Memorial Endowment Scholarship Fund for students at Martinsville High School, and the Rooster Walk Music Instrument Program for public band programs in the local city and county school systems.
The festival is produced by Rooster Walk Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to promoting music, arts and education in its home of Martinsville-Henry County. Since 2009, Rooster Walk Inc. has donated more than $270,000 to local and regional charities.
For more info, updates or to purchase tickets, visit www.RoosterWalk.com.