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Shenandoah Riverside Festival At Watermelon Park

July 05, 2013 at 4:47 AM


Shenandoah Riverside Festival

Watermelon Park, Berryville, Virginia

June 14-15, 2013

by Reed A. George



For the second consecutive year, I spent a beautiful weekend in June by the Shenandoah River, listening to great music and convening with friends. The Shenandoah Riverside Fest is hosted annually by Earth Korps, who puts heroic efforts into cleaning up the river. So, we’re doing something good for the river while we enjoy it in the summer sun.


Here was the lineup from this year’s show:


Friday June 14th

5:30-6:30 Banana Express

7-8 Circa Blue

830-10 Lonesome River Band

10:30-11:30 Hackensaw Boys


Sat: June15th

12:12:45 Porch Pickers Brigade

1:15-2:00 Travelin Hillbillies

2:30-3:30 Stoney Creek

4-5 Lonesome Highway

5:30-6:30 Dry Mill Road

7-8 The Woodshedders

8:30-10:00 Russell Moore and Third Tyme Out

10:15- Holy Ghost Tent Revival


Unfortunately, I had other commitments on this weekend, so had to drop in and out a couple of times, and did not get to camp. I did get there early on the 14th to see Banana Express, a great young band from Winchester, Virginia, and saw all of the Friday night acts.



Banana Express


The Lonesome River Band has been together for 30 years. They have an impressive recording history, and are a blast to see on-stage.








The Lonesome River Band



Wrapping up the Friday lineup, the Hackensaw Boys really threw down some tunes. This was my first exposure to the band, but certainly won’t be my last. They kept the crowd moving non-stop throughout their set. Percussionist Brian Gorby wins the strangest instrument contest, with his collection of stuff to beat on, known as a “charismo.”







The Hackensaw Boys




Dancing to the Hackensaw Boys


My coverage of Saturday was more spotty. I did catch the Lonesome Highway, and The Woodshedders.



Lonesome Highway


The Woodshedders are local favorites in the area, and hosts of the annual Watermelon Park Festival in September. They really put on a good show for us on this beautiful Saturday afternoon in June.










As always, the audience was kind, into the music, and had a good time.




What a great way to spend the weekend. Let’s hope Earth Korps continues the traditions – hosting this wonderful festival by the river, and doing good things for the environment!




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Set Times Posted!!

Hey folks,

How is life treating you? Well it’s been doing just fine to us. We have been knee deep in Bluegrass preparing to bring you the best show yet! We have just released the set times for the 2013 Festival and they can be sen at http://www.shenandoahriversidefestival.com on the home page near the bottom. Also our Early Bird ticket sales stop this Sunday the 7th! I would go ahead and get yours while they are still at the discounted rate. Things are looking great for this year and we can’t to see all your smiling faces there and enjoy the family fun, music and new accommodations that Watermelon Park was nice enough to have put in before our event. See you in the crowd!



Date: June14-15

Where: Watermelon Park 1522

Locke’s Mill Road Berryville Va,



EARLY-BIRD” Prices and Dates:

(Feb. 1 thru April 7)

* Weekend Pass = $45

*Saturday ONLY Pass = $25

“Regular Ticket” Prices and Dates:

(April 8 thru June 5)

* Weekend Pass = $55

*Saturday ONLY Pass = $35

Who: The Best Bluegrass/ Folk in

the land Featuring Artists;

Russell Moore& III Tyme Out

Lonesome River Band

Hackensaw Boys

Holy Ghost Tent Revival

Lonesome Highway

Circa Blue


Stoney Creek

Dry Mill Road

Porch Pickers Brigade

Travelin’ Hillbillies

Bannana Express

“This is Earth Korps Inc 4th annual

Fundraiser for pollution removal of

the Shenandoah River. Since May

2010 Earth Korps has removed and

recycled over 56,000 pounds of

trash from our water systems with

the help of many volunteers and                                                                        

the success of this great event”

For more info please visit



or http://www.earthkorps.org

Press Release: 2013 Shenandoah Riverside Festival



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