RIVER DAYS SPRING FEST
BERKELEY SPRINGS WV
MAY 1-4 2014
A Music and Arts festival focusing on some of the regions best acoustic music and more. Featuring 2 full days and nights of live music, a Pre-Party Jam on Thursday, an All Star Jam Saturday, and an Acoustic River Jam Party on Sunday, to enjoy a full day of pickin with friends and havin fun on the river! Bring your fishin poles, grills, boats, and most importantly, your instruments!
We will also feature many other attractions such as canoe rentals, river shuttles, live art projects, workshops, puppet shows, New Orleans style parades, hulu hoopers, dancers, fire performers and much much more! Come prepared for a full weekend of fun brought to you with love by Sleepy Creek Campground on the Potomac!
The festival will feature many local and regional vendors with a full line of hand picked arts and crafts vendors, as well as top notch food and beverage vendors. Each vendor will have something special to offer!
River & Trail Outfitters will be there handling boat rentals and shuttles. They will provide you with everything you need to have fun on the river! This will allow you to be safely transported up river, drop in, and float back to the campground all for a great price! Canoes and Kayaks will be available! Check em out at
Car and Tent Camping will be available starting closest to the stage at a first come first serve basis. Get there early to reserve the best spot.
RV Camping is also available but with no hookups. We will allow small quite generators but please be respectful.
There will also be a Family Camp adjacent to the playground and an additional Quite Family Camp that will be further from the stage. And don't forget! KIDS 12 & UNDER GET IN FREE!!!
We also offer a full Kids Area complete with a huge playground and pavilion for the parents to mingle! There will be plenty of activities for the wee ones!
Ticket Prices - 3 Day Passes
Early Bird Tix - $35 SOLD OUT
Pre Sale Tix - $50
Gate Prices - $60
Other Ticket Options
Thursday Early Arrival - $10
Saturday Arrival - $35 (is valid 5/3-4)
Vehicles - $10 each (to encourage the use of carpooling)
Campers and RV's - $30
Pet Fee - $10 (additional rules apply see below)
Receive $5 off parking at the gate by donating canned and dry food items to benefit Morgan County Backpacks of WV. Visit our website for more details!
ALL KIDS 12 AND UNDER ARE FREE!
Lot Owners of the Campground receive 2 Free Weekend Passes per event!
Please contact the owners to discuss details and receive your passes!
All tickets include free camping!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
THURSDAY EARLY ARRIVAL PRE-PARTY
4PM - GATES OPEN
10PM - THE PLATE SCRAPERS
8AM - GATES OPEN
1PM - THE FOLK'N RIGHT BAND
2PM - JOHN R MILLER
3PM - RED CLAY REVIVAL
5PM - BROKEDOWN HUSTLERS
7PM - EMPIRE STRIKES BRASS
9PM - FREEDOM ENTERPRISE
11PM - THE RECKONING
LATE NIGHT - BONFIRE JAM
8AM - GATES OPEN
10AM - RIVER SHUTTLES BEGIN
11AM - COSTUME/PUPPET PARADE (w/Empire Strikes Brass!)
12PM - JORDAN AUGUST
1PM - BACK CREEK VALLEY BOYS
3PM - MAMA CORN
5PM - BUMPER JACKSONS
7PM - GRAND OLE DITCH
9PM - LARRY KEEL AND NATURAL BRIDGE
11PM - HACKENSAW BOYS
LATENIGHT - ALLSTAR SUPER JAM
ALL DAY - ACOUSTIC RIVER PARTY JAM!
SPECIAL PERFORMANCES FEATURING FIRE DANCERS, HOOPERS, AND MUCH MORE WILL BE FEATURED ALL THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND. WE WILL ALSO HAVE A SMALL SIDE STAGE FOR MUSIC BETWEEN SETS ON THE MAIN STAGE!
Featured Acts on the Main Stage
Larry Keel and Natural Bridge
"Larry Keel is described by some reviewers as the most powerful, innovative and all-out exhilarating acoustic flatpicking guitarist performing today. Playing with his band Natural Bridge (featuring Will Lee in soulful, blue-grass 5 string banjo and penetrating vocals, Jenny Keel with her impeccable timing and solid, yet imaginative bass lines and vocal harmonies, and Mark Schimick on soaring mandolin and honest, heartfelt vocals)"
"With feet firmly planted in the old-time song tradition, hands soiled by the dirt of rock n’ roll and eyes fixed steadily on the future of real country music, the Hackensaw Boys are among the most exciting groups charting new territory in today’s diverse Americana music scene."
Grand Ole Ditch
"Grand Ole Ditch is a contemporary bluegrass band born in the mountains of Western Maryland. With a style steeped in Appalachian musical tradition, the band aims to reimagine contemporary music with bluegrass stylizations."
"Freedom Enterprise is Baltimore's own Funk Soul Rock and Roll. An amazing original, organic, orgasmic musical experience. With deep seeded roots in funk, blues, and jazz and a sharp eye towards the future, Freedom is ready to rattle the scene."
"The Reckoning is a seven piece acoustic ensemble of seasoned musicians from all points of the tri-state area, creating acoustic music inspired by The Grateful Dead album, “Reckoning”. These shows truly create an acoustic Grateful Dead experience."
Empire Strikes Brass
"From Asheville NC, Empire Strikes Brass is a New Orleans 2nd line style brass band that is determined to bring funk, rock, and a lot of energy, while owing its style to the colorful culture, funky flair, and music of New Orleans."
"The Bumper Jacksons are a big, fat party. Hot and sweet, their early jazz and country repertoire paints America's story from New Orleans' brothels to Appalachian hollers."
"Pennsylvania's own Mama Corn has become renowned for their organic, down home sound, and their fun loving stage show. This high energy band has quickly grown from the seeds of old time acoustic jam sessions, to the forefront of the regional bluegrass music scene."
"Conceived in a tree, born in a campfire. A band of outlaws singin tales of mischief, heartache, and lawless debauchery. With a unique blend of cleverly crafted lyrics and original acoustic composition, they carry a swagger most certainly all their own."
Red Clay Revival
"Red Clay Revival, Born in Tuscaloosa Alabama, has spread its wings on a national spectrum rocking floors everywhere. The Live Shows incorporate strong vocals, top quality entertainment musically and visually, and a down home goodness that anyone can appreciate!"
Back Creek Valley Boys
"Local to WV's Eastern Panhandle, The Back Creek Valley Boys have entertained audiences far and wide, and pride themselves on playing hard drivin' traditional bluegrass music."
The Folk'n Right Band
"A trio of acoustic musicians from the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia playing a clever and historical repertoire of folk, country, rock, and bluegrass. Real folk doin folk right. One song at a time!"
The Plate Scrapers
"The Plate Scrapers are a four piece string band performing traditional bluegrass and old-time tunes, topped off with a helping of their own original material. The bands wide taste in music, ability to jam, and impeccable instrumentation, will keep you coming back for seconds!"
John R Miller
"John R Miller is an acoustic musician from Shepherdstown WV. He has been involved in many acts including The Fox Hunt, Prison Book Club, and The Hackensaw Boys. Performing as a solo artist Miller focuses on his own songwriting and the singer songwriting likes of John Prine and Jerry Jeff Walker."
Jordan August Solo
"Jordan August has been an artist at large for many years. Now locking down two steady bands (Trace Friends Mucho, Jordan August Band), Jordan has been finding himself playing in clubs and festivals all over Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. His style of roots rock, bluegrass and jam music, creates a seamless and dance heavy set of original music and timeless covers."
Purchase tickets at holdmyticket.com by going to the link below
Sound provided by PA Sound Works
Visuals provided by Suntiger Visuals
Decor provided by SolJam Designs
Photo and Video provided by Photo-Synthesis Photography Art and Media
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING!
The campground is 50+ acres bordered by the railroad, the river, and the creek. The campground does have restricted areas that are not to be trespassed upon during the event. In addition there are yearly residents that own lots in certain sections of the campground. Please do not trespass on these lots. There will be signs directing you at all times.
There will be two designated areas for river and creek access. Please use only the areas designated. Feel free to swim, fish, float, boat, etc. at your own risk! There will be available drop in points up river for canoeing, kayaking, and rafting. NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY! Please obey all rules and regulations! Maryland owns the river and Park Rangers patrol at all times.
In order to keep this event positive and successful,
PLEASE FOLLOW AND OBEY ALL RULES AND GUIDELINES!!!
Please be friendly and respective at all times. Bad attitudes and disruptive behavior will not be tolerated!
This will be a FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT! So bring your kids. Bring your parents. Bring your friends. And bring yourself!!!
Pets will be allowed for an extra fee but must be leashed and cleaned up after at all times! NO EXCEPTIONS!
ABSOLUTELY NO ILLEGAL ACTIVITY OF ANY KIND. SECURITY WILL BE PRESENT AT ALL TIMES!
DIRECTIONS (PLEASE USE ONLY DIRECTIONS WE PROVIDE)
We are located on River Road just outside Berkeley Srpings WV. We are less than 2 hours from Washington DC and Baltimore MD! Please click on the link below for a detailed map and driving directions!
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILED DIRECTIONS USING GOOGLE MAPS
Or follow the directions provided below (warning some GPS devices will not get you here!)
From Interstate 70 near Hancock MD take US 522 South Exit 1b. Go approx 1mile and cross the Potomac River Bridge then take a left on River Road. Follow River Road for 6 miles. The Campground will be on your left. LOOK FOR SIGNS!
From Interstate 81 near Martinsburg WV take Exit 16W Rt. 9 towards Hedgesville/Berkely Springs. Go approx 12.5 miles and take a right on River Road. Follow River Road for 4 miles. The Campground will be on your right. LOOK FOR SIGNS!
From Berkeley Springs WV take 522 North out of town towards Hancock for 4-5 miles. Make a right on River Road before the Potomac River Bridge. Go 6 miles. Campground will be on the left. LOOK FOR SIGNS!
For Questions regarding the event please contact Danny Moore at email@example.com