The event is held from July 8-10 at Natural Chimneys Park in Mt. Solon, VA. The Steel Wheels host the festival and perform several times during the weekend. This year they welcome the following headliners: Dawes, Shovels and Rope, The Lone Bellow, Aoife O’Donovan, Steep Canyon Rangers, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors and many more!
To see the full lineup visit redwingroots.com/2016-line-up.
Held in the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the family-friendly festival will feature more than 40 bands on four stages, over three days of music, surrounded by the great outdoors. Incredible camping, an impressive list of kids activities, bike rides organized and led by the Shenandoah Valley Bike Coalition, fun runs organized by VA Momentum, and a group of food vendors that set a high bar for delicious, unique food set this festival apart from many others.
The Steel Wheels’ Trent Wagler explains, “there is a momentum that is comfortable and yet, many times has surprised us all with collective beauty and joy. In our first three years we’ve had the opportunity to define what Red Wing is and it’s nice to start feeling the consistency and dependability of traditions seeping into this gathering. This year we hope to maintain that richness, but make no mistake, we still have some tricks up our sleeves!”
The festival is environmentally aware with attendees encouraged to use their own reusable beverage containers or souvenir steel cups which can be purchased on site. Drinking water is available for free and craft beer, wine, and hard cider are sold in the South Street Beer Garden.
Last year’s third annual Red Wing Roots Music Festival was wildly successful with approximately 2,750 attendees who raved about the music, the beauty of the setting, and the intimate and friendly atmosphere. Festival organizers are determined to retain that atmosphere and are limiting availability to 3,000 tickets this year.
With sales running ahead of last year, fans are encouraged to purchase tickets soon, while they are still available.