Our Virginia Folklife Program will once again partner with Shepherds Ford Productions as a supporter of the 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 including country legends Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives and Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder. The Legendary Ingramettes will once again throw down at Saturday morning’s gospel set (sponsored by the Virginia Folklife Program).
Tickets are now on sale.