Packed House At Wintergreen’s 7th Annual Blue Ridge Mountain Music Festival

©™2012 Nelson County Life : Photos By NCL Mountain Photographer Paul Purpura : Trent Wagler (second from left) and The Steel Wheels brought the audience to their feet several times during their performances this past weekend at the 7th Annual Blue RIdge Mountain Music Festival held by Wintergreen Performing Arts.

Wintergreen Resort
Nelson County, Virginia

The air was crisp, clear and filled with the sounds of authentic mountain music this past Saturday during the 7th Annual Blue Ridge Mountain Music Festival put on by Wintergreen Performing Arts. By early afternoon, there wasn’t a seat left in the house with people sitting nearby on the grass to take in the music. For several years in a row now, NCL’s Tommy Stafford emceed the festival.

The group Nothin Fancy was back again at the 2012 festival. They have made appearances in the past and are always a very popular group at the festival.
Photo By Tommy Stafford : Mike Andes, lead singer for Nothin' Fancy takes a minute to walk through the crowd and shake hands as part of their performance.
For the second year in a row, The Virginia Ramblers were back at the Blue Ridge Mountain Music Festival. They kicked off the event at 12 noon and held another performance later in the day.
Photo By Tommy Stafford: During several of the musical performances audience members jumped from their seats and joined in the musical fun. Here Nothin' Fancy had them on their feet just before finishing their last set of the day.
People that didn't want to, or couldn't find a seat inside chilled out by listening to the music on the hillside nearby.
Photo By Tommy Stafford : Rounding out the day was Kim & Jimbo Cary of Nelson County along with Pete and Ellen Vigour.
Photo By Tommy Stafford : In addition to the main festival, several jam sessions among the musicians, and others that just wanted to join in, were held outside near the event tent.

The 2013 festival is already in the planning stages! See you next August!



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