Featured Performing Artists & Bands:
FRIDAY: MICHAEL PALMER
Michael Palmer is a military veteran who has done numerous high energy performances around the Panhandle area. He’s opened for Todd Allen Herendeen and will be sure to please! He’s on Friday night during and after the BBQ Tour!
SATURDAY: COSETTE GOBAT
SATURDAY: BURNT ORANGE BAND
Burnt Orange Band rocks the house and the BBQ Award Ceremony! The boys are from Culpepper Virginia, Larry Sappington and his band will jam during the awards and rock the house immediately after. They play funky rock and will definitely keep the party going! Do not miss them Saturday afternoon/evening! Stay tuned! Like them on Facebook, or visit their website –> www.BurntOrangeBand.com
SATURDAY NIGHT: RULE – G
Rule G is a local band, hailing from all areas of the map, they are a mix of funk and soul, bluesy to get you moving and keep you awake after being at the festival all day long. They are named after a real “Rule G” – wondering what that is?
Description of the name RULE G:
RULE G-“The use of intoxicants or narcotics is prohibited”-one of twelve general rules in standard code adopted by Association of American Railroads, based upon previous regulations made by individual companies. Countless thousands of railroad men, especially boomers, have been discharged for violation of Rule G; not because of railroads’ objection to liquor itself but because a man under the influence of liquor is not to be trusted in a job involving human lives and property.
SUNDAY: BRIAN BUCHANAN
Brian Buchanan; singer, songwriter and guitarist, is no stranger to country music. With countless appearances both locally and nationally, Brian has made several appearances on the Virginia Dreams Center Stage television show and is currently a performer on the Shenandoah Jamboree at Shenandoah Caverns. His style mixes classic country integrity with new and fresh arrangements and delivery. He cites the Statler Brothers, Faron Young, Don Williams, Ray Price, Marty Robbins, Rodney Crowell, and Buck Owens as major influences in his style and songwriting. His new CD project, Around The Bend is a mix of new original material and classic country songs, all deeply rooted in the traditional country style.
SUNDAY: GARY SMALLWOOD
Gary Smallwood has shared the stage with or supported such great acts as Robin Trower, Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush, the late great Jeff Healey, Elliott Easton(the Cars), Marshall Tucker Band, Molly Hatchet, Bret Michaels, Guster, Catfish Hodge, Michael Fath and many more. His guitar playing, both electric and acoustic has been highly sought after by musicians as well as the public. He has loaned his talents to many bands as a ‘sideman’ and in the studio on numerous recording projects, including Genghis Angus’ “Twelve Days”, Bryan Fox’s “Unfoxable”, Josh Burgess Band’s “Living & Dying Under Orion” , Jim Asbell’s “Man Overbored”, Leesburg Community Church’s “Give Me Jesus”, Bret Michaels’ “Rock My World” and countless other demo recordings. Gary’s style of music consists of classic rock, soulful blues rock or just “flat out guitar rock”…he has a great appreciation for all types of music and sometimes will incorporate soul, R&B, funk, country and ‘show tunes’ into his playing. Gary also gives back to the community by playing shows for numerous benefits and charities throughout the region. He is a well respected and hard working musician, playing 200+ shows a year. Check him out here.