Snapshots: Sleepy Creek HarFest @ Sleepy Creek (Berkeley Springs, WV) — 10/6-10/8/17

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This Way to the Egress perform at HarFest 2017. (Photo by Chester Simpson)

Sleepy Creek actually started over 10 years ago as a house party on the hill at the venue owners’ property in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia every Apple Butter Weekend.

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Snapshots: Watermelon Park Festival @ Watermelon Park (Berryville, VA) — 9/21-9/24/17

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Keller Williams performs at Watermelon Park Festival. (Photo by Chester Simpson)

The 14th Annual Watermelon Park Fest, located in Berryville, Virginia, was held on the banks of the Shenandoah River on Sept. 21-24.

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Don’t Miss: Watermelon Park Festival @ Watermelon Park Campground (Berryville, VA), 9/21-9/24/17

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Watermelon Park Fest Sept. 24-27, 2015 (Photo by Chester Simpson)

Kick off the fall season this weekend with the Watermelon Park Festival, one of our region’s most exciting Americana and roots music festivals, at Watermelon Park Campground (3322 Lockes Mille Rd, Berryville, Virginia) on Thursday, Sept. 21, through Sunday, Sept. 24. Several ticketing and camping options are available.

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Ticket Giveaway: Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ 9:30 Club, 8/26/17

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Chris Robinson Brotherhood (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

Chris Robinson Brotherhood released Any Way You Love, We Know How You feel, its fourth studio, via Silver Arrow Records in 2016 and followed up with an EP, If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home by Now, in November. Chris Robinson and his bandmates are performing at 9:30 Club on Saturday, Aug. 26, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC!

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Snapshots: Deep Roots Mountain Revival @ Marvin’s Mountaintop (Masontown, WV) — 7/20-7/22/17

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Billy Strings performs at Deep Roots Mountain Revival in Masontown, West Virginia, last weekend. (Photo by Chester Simpson)

Last weekend, revelers gathered at Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, West Virginia, for the second annual Deep Roots Mountain Revival to enjoy Americana, bluegrass, and more with headliners Brandi Carlile, Dr. Dog, and Lettuce. Our friend Chester Simpson was there and took some photos of some of his favorite bands!

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Snapshots: River and Roots Festival @ Watermelon Park (Berryville, Va.), 6/23-6/25/17

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Attendees watch a performance at the River and Roots Festival in June. (Photo by Chester Simpson)

The fourth annual River and Roots Festival, hosted by Shepherds Ford Productions, was held outside of Berryville, Virginia (not far from Winchester) on Friday, June 23, through Sunday, June 25 with a lineup of bluegrass, Americana, and roots musicians. Check out these pictures of the festival!

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Snapshots: Red Wing V Roots Music Festival @ Natural Chimneys Park (Mt. Solon, VA) — 7/14-7/16/17

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The Red Wing Roots Music Festival at Natural Chimneys Park. (Photo by Chester Simpson)

Red Wing Roots Festival, a family-friendly celebration of music, features kids events and activities and bike rides in the park. Red Wings V was held in Natural Chimneys Park on July 14-16.

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