Music is one of humanity's oldest forms of expression. It is capable of evoking a variety of feelings and uniting people from all walks of life. This is particularly valid for the Appaloosa Live performance, held each Work Day weekend at Horizon Farm Resort outside Front Imperial.
The Appaloosa Music Festival, which was started by touring musicians Alexander and Danylo Fedoryka, will feature over 20 bands performing bluegrass, Americana, Celtic, and Indie Folk for two full days of music on Saturday and Sunday.
Doors open at 11 a.m. the two days.
Notwithstanding exhibitions by the host band, Scythian, the current year's celebration will highlight music from Carbon Leaf, Christian Lopez and the Shenandoah Valley's own Low Water Scaffold Band, 16-year-old Jake Kohn from Stephens City and numerous others. There will be music, food, wine from the area, and even a special beer and cider made by the local brewery Vibrissa.
There will likewise be obstructing, songwriting, guitar and mandolin studios as well as a Catholic mass on Sunday morning.
A large area with bouncy houses and even a kid's workshop hosted by the festival's nonprofit Appaloosa Blue Ridge Arts Foundation (ABRAF) is available for children.
"We see the ABRAF as a concrete way to give back to the community that has helped so many people. Our drawn out objective is to lay out a legacy school in the Shenandoah Valley, where there is such a lot of rich country music history — offering training and development to youthful performers and grants to understudies out of luck," said celebration delegate Brian Lohmann.
Lohmann said that the progress of the celebration, presently in its eighth year, can be credited to the really grassroots nature of the occasion.
"Our emphasis on beauty and hospitality plays a big role. Beauty not only in the people who come to celebrate in our small village of Appaloosa, but also in the families that gather, the children running around, the reuniting of old friends, and the making of new friends."
Advance deal tickets, which are accessible through Friday, are $95 for single-day confirmation or $140 for the two days. At the entryway, single-day affirmation is $115 or $160 for the two days. Single-day family tickets cost $140 in advance and $120 at the gate. Two-day tickets or families are $175 ahead of time and $200 at the entryway. Kids 12 and under may enter for nothing. Stopping is $10 each day.
Horizon Farm Resort is at 751 Mountain Street. To get to Horizon Farm from Front Illustrious: Take U.S. 340 South through the town past Horizon Secondary School and afterward take a right onto Highway 619. Go for around five miles and Horizon Farm Resort is on the left.