Each year the Festival garners support from individuals throughout the community–our Patrons. It is because of our Patrons that we can present so much programming free or at a greatly reduced cost. We are hosting an event in the week before the Festival officially begins as a thank you to them for their support. This year, that event is a concert featuring the Bumper Jacksons.
The Bumper Jacksons are hot and sweet, painting America’s story from New Orleans’ brothels to Appalachian hollers. Unafraid to scrap together new sounds from forgotten 78’s, the Bumper Jacksons boldly and elegantly balance paying homage to the traditions while fashioning their own unique, DIY style. Recognized as the region’s “Best Traditional Folk Band” at the 2013 and 2014 Washington Area Music Awards, the Bumper Jacksons are playfully creative with their originals and re-imagining roots music with both power and tenderness. Bursting at the seams with some of the richest threads of old America, Bumper Jacksons bring you into the center of a party where everyone’s invited and the dance floor never sleeps.
A limited number of tickets to this concert will be made available to the general public on Friday, July 24th. However, if you want to be sure you have a seat at the show (and some other great Festival benefits!) please become a Festival Patron. Contact the Festival office at (276) 623-5266 for more information.