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Snapshots: Watermelon Park Festival @ Watermelon Park (Berryville, VA) — 9/19-9/21/19

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Larry Keel Experience and Friends
Larry Keel performs at the 2019 Watermelon Park Festival on Sept. 20, 2019. (Photo by Chester Simpson/ Rock-N-RollPhotos.com)

The 16th Annual Watermelon Park Fest a three day music festival, was held at the Watermelon Park Campground near Berryville, Virginia. It’s located on the banks of the beautiful Shenandoah River on Sept. 19-22 with music, camping, as well as canoeing, kayaking and inner-tube floats and late night jam sessions around the campfire. Nothing better!

Shepherds Ford Productions has produced 20 festivals at Watermelon Park since 2004. This year they received a County Music Association award which read:

Congratulations to “Watermelon Park” on its 75th Anniversary as “A Country Music Park,” May 31, 2019

Day-by-Day Lineup

Sept. 19, 2019

The Travelin’ McCourys, Cedric Watson, Circus No. 9, Eastman String Band, Route 7 Bypass Boys, Randy Thompson Band, The Woodshedders, Jack Dunlap, Fiddlin’ Dave and Morgan, Short Hill Mountain Boys

Watch Cedric Watson perform at the 2019 Watermelon Park Festival, shot by Chester Simpson:

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Sept. 20, 2019

The Infamous Stringdusters, The Larry Keel Experience, Sierra Hull, Keel Brothers, Cedric Watson, Those 3 Guys, The Fly Birds, Megan Downes and the City Stompers, Carsie Blanton, Songs From The Road Band

Watch Sierra Hull perform at the 2019 Watermelon Park Festival in a video shot by Chester:

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Sept. 21, 2019

Sam Bush Band, Tim O’Brien Band, Lindsay Lou, The Dead South, South Hill Banks, Furnace Mountain, Cedric Watson, Tim O’Brien, The Ingramettes

Watch Sam Bush perform at the 2019 Watermelon Park Festival in a Parklife DC video by Chester:

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Here are some scenes from the 2019 Watermelon Park Festival from Sept. 19-21, 2019. All photos copyright and courtesy of Chester Simpson.

History of the Park-The Early Days with Frazier Watkins and John Miller
History of the Park-The Early Days with Frazier Watkins and John Miller
Route 7 Bypass Boys  pose with their fans.
Route 7 Bypass Boys pose with their fans.
Fiddlin' Dave and Morgan
Fiddlin’ Dave and Morgan
Fiddlin' Dave and Morgan with Dancers
Fiddlin’ Dave and Morgan with Dancers
Cedric Watson
Cedric Watson
Cedric Watson
Cedric Watson
Travelin' McCourys
Travelin’ McCourys
Travelin' McCourys with bubbles floating around the audience
Travelin’ McCourys with bubbles floating around the audience
Travelin' McCourys
Travelin’ McCourys
Travelin' McCourys
Travelin’ McCourys
Travelin' McCourys
Travelin’ McCourys
The Woodshedders
The Woodshedders
The Woodshedders
The Woodshedders
The Woodshedders
The Woodshedders
The Woodshedders
The Woodshedders
Watermelon Festival
Watermelon Festival
Watermelon Festival
Watermelon Festival
Songs From The Road Band
Songs From The Road Band
Sierra Hull sitting in with Songs From The Road Band
Sierra Hull sitting in with Songs From The Road Band
Sierra Hull sitting in with Songs From The Road Band
Sierra Hull sitting in with Songs From The Road Band
The Keel Brothers
The Keel Brothers
The Keel Brothers with Fiddling' Dave
The Keel Brothers with Fiddling’ Dave
Sierra Hull
Sierra Hull
Sierra Hull
Sierra Hull
Sierra Hull
Sierra Hull
The Infamous Stringdusters with Sierra Hull
The Infamous Stringdusters with Sierra Hull
The Infamous Stringdusters with Sierra Hull
The Infamous Stringdusters with Sierra Hull
The Infamous Stringdusters with Sierra Hull
The Infamous Stringdusters with Sierra Hull
The Infamous Stringdusters with Sierra Hull
The Infamous Stringdusters with Sierra Hull
The Infamous Stringdusters
The Infamous Stringdusters
Larry Keel Experience and Friends
Larry Keel Experience and Friends
Larry Keel Experience and Friends
Larry Keel Experience and Friends
Larry Keel Experience and Friends
Larry Keel Experience and Friends
Larry Keel Experience and Friends
Larry Keel Experience and Friends
Larry Keel Experience and Friends
Larry Keel Experience and Friends
Musicians Jam in the Neurology Tent
Musicians Jam in the Neurology Tent
Swimming on the Shenandoah River during the Watermelon Festival
Swimming on the Shenandoah River during the Watermelon Festival
Swimming on the Shenandoah River during the Watermelon Festival
Swimming on the Shenandoah River during the Watermelon Festival
Watermelon Boat Float
Watermelon Boat Float
Watermelon Boat Float
Watermelon Boat Float
Furnace Mountain Band w/ City Stompers
Furnace Mountain Band w/ City Stompers
Campers on a bus at the Watermelon Festival
Campers on a bus at the Watermelon Festival
Campers at the Watermelon Festival
Campers at the Watermelon Festival
Lindsay Lou
Lindsay Lou
Lindsay Lou
Lindsay Lou

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Lindsay Lou
Lindsay Lou
Lindsay Lou
Lindsay Lou
Band Contest Winners
Band Contest Winners
Dwayne Brooke, Lindsay Lou and Tara Linhardt
Dwayne Brooke, Lindsay Lou and Tara Linhardt
Band Contest Winners
Band Contest Winners
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CMA Award given to John Miller: Congratulations to “Watermelon Park” on it’s 75th Anniversary as ” A Country Music Park.” May 31th, 2019
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CMA Award given to John Miller: Congratulations to “Watermelon Park” on it’s 75th Anniversary as ” A Country Music Park.” May 31th, 2019
Tim O'Brien Band
Tim O’Brien Band
Tim O'Brien Band
Tim O’Brien Band
Sam Bush Band
Sam Bush Band
Sam Bush Band
Sam Bush Band
Sam Bush Band
Sam Bush Band
Sam Bush Band
Sam Bush Band
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