The Virginia Folklife Program has once again partnered with Shepherds Ford Productions as a supporter of Watermelon Park Festival. Watermelon Park was the site of the nation’s first bluegrass festival in 1960. After years of hiatus, the festival was revived more than ten years ago and features some of the finest in bluegrass and beyond. This year’s lineup is impressive,and many favorites of the Virginia Folklife Program will perform:
- The Legendary Ingramettes will once again throw down at Sunday morning’s gospel set
- Cabin Creek Boys
- Furnace Mountain
Tickets are now on sale.