Snapshots: Appaloosa Festival @ Skyline Ranch Resort — 8/30-9/1/19

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

Jessica Willis Fisher performs at Appaloosa Festival over Labor Day weekend. (Photo by Chester Simpson)

“There are no strangers here, only friends who have not yet met.” — William Butler Yeats.

That quote from Yeats opened the program for the 2019 Appaloosa Festival, which invited friends of all stripes to Skyline Ranch Resort in Front Royal, Virginia, over Labor Day weekend for a gathering of bluegrass, folk, Americana, Celtic rock, and more! Parklife DC’s Chester Simpson captured the action on film.

Roughly 6,000 music lovers attended the fifth annual Appaloosa Festival on Aug. 30-Sept. 1. The festival featured 33 bands over three days. The 2018 edition of the festival won Best DC Music Festival in Parklife DC’s Thrushie Awards reader’s poll.  And it’s easy to understand why when chatting with Dan Fedoryka of Scythian, the Celtic rock and bluegrass band that hosts the festival.

Read our Parklife DC interview with Dan Fedoryka about Appaloosa Festival and Scythian.

Headliners for the 2019 Appaloosa Festival included Steep Canyon Rangers, Aztec Sun, and Dustbowl Revival. Chester filmed a bit of Steep Canyon Rangers performing on Sept. 1.

Watch Steep Canyon Rangers at Appaloosa Festival:

Visit the Appaloosa Music Festival website for more information and to make plans for 2020!

Here are some pictures of performers and revelers at Appaloosa Festival 2019 at Skyline Ranch Resort. All photos copyright and courtesy of Chester Simpson.

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – Jonathan Byrd

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – Jack Dunlap

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – Jack Dunlap

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – HONEYDAY

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – HUSSEY BROTHERS

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – SCYTHIAN

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – SCYTHIAN

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – SCYTHIAN

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – SCYTHIAN

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – UPSTATE

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – UPSTATE

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – THE DUSTBOWL REVIVAL

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – THE DUSTBOWL REVIVAL

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – THE DUSTBOWL REVIVAL

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – THE DUSTBOWL REVIVAL

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – SIBLING RIVALRY

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – SIBLING RIVALRY

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – SIBLING RIVALRY

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – SIBLING RIVALRY

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – GOTHARD SISTERS

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – JUSTIN TRAWICK & THE COMMON GOOD

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – SCREAMING ORPHANS

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – FIRESIDE COLLECTIVE

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – SCREAMING ORPHANS

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – SCREAMING ORPHANS

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – SCREAMING ORPHANS

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – SCREAMING ORPHANS

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – FIRESIDE COLLECTIVE

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – SCYTHIAN

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – SCYTHIAN

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – SCYTHIAN

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – AZTEC SUN

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – AZTEC SUN

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – AZTEC SUN

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – JESSICA WILLIS FISHER

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – JESSICA WILLIS FISHER

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – JESSICA WILLIS FISHER

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – JESSICA WILLIS FISHER

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – YARN

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – YARN

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – YARN

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – STEEP CANYON RANGERS

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – STEEP CANYON RANGERS

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – STEEP CANYON RANGERS

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – STEEP CANYON RANGERS

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

5th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival – STEEP CANYON RANGERS

 

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