Up until this morning, I had never heard of the Clinch Mountain Music Festival. However, it was mentioned to me in passing and I decided to learn more. Here is a quick rundown of what I found out:
- The festival is health in Gate City, Virginia during the summer months.
- It features local bands that capture the flavor and flair of “mountain music”, a style of music that combines elements of folk music, bluegrass and country.
- Along with live music, the event also features arts and crafts, food vendors and other performing artists.
All in all it sounds like it would be a fun day for every member of the family. Attending festivals like this is a great way to get back to a simpler time. Putting aside electronic devices and high-tech gadgets to spend an afternoon or two enjoying time with your family in a festival environment can not only be fun, but it can be good for your soul.
If you are planning to be in Southwest Virginia during the festival, chances are it would be worth your time to stop by and check it out.
The best part about festivals like these is you never know what you might find in terms of food, shopping and entertainment. You may discover a new favorite band, or find a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted item that you just can’t live without.
Either way, taking a break from the fast pace of life to slow down and enjoy a more traditional activity can be fun and relaxing for every member of your family. Just be sure to bring sunscreen and plenty of water since it doesn’t take much to get dehydrated in Virginia’s hot summer sun.
Also, be sure to wear good walking shoes since chances are you will be spending a lot of time on your feet. The last thing you want is to have to leave the Clinch Mountain Music Festival early and miss some of the best acts.