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

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:

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:

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:

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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