FRIDAY-SUNDAY MAY 25-27, 2018
Each year crowds gather in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Floyd, Virginia to celebrate the coming of summer with some of the biggest bands in bluegrass and mountain music. Additional activities throughout the weekend include RV and tent camping, beer and wine garden, arts and crafts vendors, children’s activities, opportunities for jamming, hiking and biking trails, corn-hole tournament, midnight campfire jams, kite flying and so much more!
Advance Weekend Pass (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) Before February 1st $75
Advance Weekend Pass (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) After February 1st $90 ($100 at gate)
Advance Friday Only $35 ($40 at gate)
Advance Saturday Only $35 ($40 at gate)
Advance Sunday Only $30 ($35 at gate)
*RV and tent camping rates are additional. Must stay a minimum of Friday and Saturday night. Please call (540)745-2322 after November 1st to make your camping reservation. Full hookups are sold out, however we have lots of space for dry/self-contained RV’s. We do have a dump station and two bath-houses available on-site.
Please see the online ticket order form below to proceed with your purchase of weekend or single day passes. Please note that all patrons 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult.
Hailing from the Great Smoky Mountains of Haywood County, NC, Balsam Range has been making waves as one the hottest bands in contemporary bluegrass music. The band has garnered a dozen awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association and with six critically acclaimed albums under their belt, they continue to be one of the most requested bands on the national bluegrass festival circuit. The band’s latest release, Mountain Voodoo, recently won the 2017 IBMA Album of the Year award. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome them to Chantilly Farm in 2018!
The Seldom Scene have always been and will continue to be one of the most widely respected bands in the genre. After the original lineup of musicians formed in 1971, they developed a progressive bluegrass sound that quickly made them one of the most in-demand groups of their time. Through a series of lineup changes over the years, the band has still been able to maintain their uniquely engaging stage presence and delight fans wherever they go with their iconic bluegrass hits. Chantilly Farm is proud to welcome The Seldom scene for their very first appearance on our festival lineup!
(FRIDAY AND SATURDAY)
Chantilly Farm is beyond proud to be the official home festival of Mountain Fever recording artist, Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice! Hailing from nearby Franklin County, Virginia, the band has rapidly become one of the hardest driving bands in traditional bluegrass music. With a voice that delivers one of the most authentic sounds in bluegrass music, Junior Sisk has racked up a long list of awards in recent years and each release from the band quickly climbs the charts. If you haven’t seen Junior and the band live, then boy are you in for a treat! You can catch the band on both Friday and Saturday at this year’s festival.
Whether he’s putting his own unique spin on traditional gospel or bluegrass tunes, one thing is for sure, Larry Cordle remains one of the most respected singer-songwriters in the music business today. In addition to writing some of bluegrass music greatest hits, Cordle has penned songs for artists such as Garth Brooks, George Strait, Alan Jackson, Loretta Lynn, Ricky Skaggs, Trisha Yearwood and more. Larry Cordle tours with his band, Lonesome Standard Time, and wow’s audiences wherever he goes. Larry will close out our Sunday evening programming at this year’s festival, so don’t miss it!
These legendary Lonesome River Band are festival favorites at Chantilly Farm and you can always count on them closing out our Friday evening lineup! Celebrating 35 years in bluegrass music, Lonesome River Band represents the very best in contemporary American bluegrass music. As one of the most awarded bands in the genre, they’ve performed on the famous stage of the Grand Ole Opry and spent years on the road headlining major concert events and festivals throughout the country. Make plans to join us in 2018 as the band once again joins us at Chantilly Farm!
Fresh on the heels of winning the 2017 IBMA award for Emerging Artist of the Year and Song of the Year, Volume Five is taking the bluegrass world by the horns and they aren’t letting go anytime soon. The band’s touring schedule has afforded them the benefit of playing with numerous artists over the years, some of whom have become fans such as Buddy Melton of Balsam Range who says, “What defines a great band? Superior musicianship, impeccable singing, moving song selections…Volume Five has all the above and more…Extremely talented, yet humble and genuinely real people. Volume Five has a magical quality about them that will undoubtedly make a lasting impression in the world of acoustic music.” Don’t miss Volume Five on the Friday night lineup at this year’s Chantilly Farm Bluegrass and BBQ Festival!
Love Canon will close out our Saturday night programming on the main stage this year and we couldn’t be more excited! Perhaps their website describes it best: “Love Canon doesn’t cover the music of the ’80s as much as kidnap it and take it on a bluegrass-tinged joyride.” The band covers many of that decades biggest hit songs giving them a bluegrass spin that will leave you wanting more.
Breaking Grass was added to this year’s lineup because of you! That’s right, you’ve requested them and we got em’. Check out this quote from Jamie Dailey of Dailey & Vincent: “Everywhere I look now days I see new artists, bands and singers. Though many are good with many levels of talent, I haven’t seen or heard any that can compare to the originality that Breaking Grass offers with the good songs they write and the way they sing them. This is certainly going to be a band to watch and I’m sure they will begin climbing the ranks of Bluegrass once fans see and hear what I do with this wonderful band.” You won’t want to miss Breaking Grass as they make their debut appearance on the Saturday lineup at this year’s festival!
The Darrell Webb Band brings so much energy and excitement to the concert stage while bending the boundaries of traditional bluegrass. The band’s brand of entertainment has earned them multiple nominations at the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards and after a successful career as a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist in bands such as Wildfire, Rhonda Vincent and The Rage and Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, Darrell Webb emerged as the leader of his self-titled band in 2009. Now they’re impressing audiences all over the country with their high-energy stage show, so don’t miss them on this year’s Sunday lineup!
Kenny and Amanda Smith are household names for those who keep up with bluegrass and acoustic music. Winners of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s prestigious Emerging Artist of the Year award in 2003, Kenny and Amanda Smith’s music combines gutsy, heartfelt vocals, brilliant instrumental talents and a powerful, contemporary sense of song choice and arrangement into one of the most compelling new sounds in bluegrass today. Kenny is widely considered one of the most important and influential flatpicking-style guitarists of his generation and is a two-time IBMA Guitarist of the Year award winner and former member of the internationally renowned Lonesome River Band. Amanda’s soulful and haunting voice recently won her the coveted 2016 IBMA award for Female Vocalist of the Year! Catch the Kenny and Amanda Smith band on the Sunday lineup at this year’s festival!
Making their homes in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys are whoopin’ grass wherever they play. Born in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains, springing to life with all the zest and zeal you’d expect from a 1940s-style Tennessee bluegrass band, The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys have rambled far from home, touring throughout the United States and Europe. Yet, these four friends – C.J. Lewandowski (Vocals, Mandolin), Jereme Brown (Vocals, Banjo), Josh ‘Jug’ Rinkel (Vocals, Guitar) and Jasper Lorentzen (Bass) – remain close to their musical roots by cranking out some of the tightest and hardest-driving traditional bluegrass you’ll find anywhere. Catch them on the Saturday lineup this year!
Deeper Shade of Blue has been making music for more than 17 years and we’re so happy that the band will be joining us on our 2018 lineup! The band performs a mix of traditional bluegrass and gospel music and their harmonies often drive fans crazy wherever they play. Have you ever heard this band do ‘How Great Thou Art’ acapella? If not, wow you’re in for a treat! See them on the Saturday lineup this year!
Mickey Galyean & Cullens Bridge are no strangers to the traditional bluegrass circuit. Fans have asked for us to consider this band for a number of years now and we’re thankful that they’re part of this year’s lineup! After the passing of his father Cullen Galyean in 2010, Mickey felt a strong desire to keep the music of his father alive. Cullen left a legacy of music that is legendary in these parts, so with this rich bluegrass heritage Mickey put together his band, “Cullen’s Bridge”. Make no mistake, this is no frills, in your face, traditional bluegrass, so check them out on the Sunday lineup in 2018!
The Wildmans are a family band featuring the talents of siblings Eli and Aila Wildman on mandolin, fiddle and vocals, with young banjo phenomenon Victor Furtado, and backed up by band-mom Deb Wildman on bass. Highly skilled instrumentals and soulful vocals applied to traditional bluegrass tunes with a smattering of old time, blues, and jazz combine to create a fresh new sound – old tunes fueled by a young spirit. The group is based right here in Floyd, Virginia and have performed regionally since 2011. The band has developed a musical set and a stage presence that pleases the crowd every time they take the stage! Don’t miss them on the Saturday lineup this year!
The very talented musicians that make up Shadowgrass hail from Southwest Virginia and North Carolina and have been a hit wherever they play! Young guitar phenom, Presley Barker, gained national and international attention during his span on the hit television show, Little Big Shots, where he blew audiences away with his unbelievable talents on the guitar. Don’t miss the band as they make their very first appearance at Chantilly Farm on our Saturday lineup in 2018!
Mike Mitchell lives and works in one of our country’s richest musical areas…right here in Floyd, Virginia! Mike is the founder and director of Floyd Music School, located in downtown Floyd, and has made quite an impact on the local and regional music scene over the years. Mike has been fortunate to perform, record, and teach alongside some of the country’s very best players and educators. His critically acclaimed recordings and performances have earned him a respected name within the regional industry
and a fan base of discriminating listeners throughout the U.S and Canada. Don’t miss the Mike Mitchell Trio on the Saturday lineup at this year’s fest!
What do you get when you mix sparkling on-stage personalities with incredible family harmonies? You get Williamson Branch! This bluegrass-gospel family band hails from Nashville, TN and will knock your socks off with their high energy, high steppin’ show that features a fine-tuned variety of bluegrass, gospel and country music, accentuated by world class Appalachian clog dancing. As Pinecastle recording artists, this family fills every performance with memorable moments of love and laughter. In recent years audiences from Canada to the Cayman Islands, Maine to the Mexican border. Don’t miss them on our Sunday afternoon lineup in 2018!
Tony and Heather Mabe are a North Carolina based duo that have been festival favorites in recent years. Their bluegrass gospel sets are chock full of some of the most haunting vocals you’ll ever hear! Heather Mabe is widely referred to in many circles as one of the most talented female vocalists of her generation and when you back that up with Tony’s incredible musicianship and harmonies, you have an unbeatable combination. See them on our Sunday afternoon lineup and you’ll see why fans insist on us having them back to the Chantilly stage!
Wound Tight is an award-winning bluegrass band based right here in Southwest Virginia. Led by brothers Chris and Ray “Mike” Martin, Wound Tight’s unique sound brings innovative and sophisticated renderings of their traditional bluegrass roots. Their energetic bluegrass style has captured the attention of fans and judges alike resulting in first place winnings at both the 20th Annual Maury River Fiddlers Convention and the 24th Annual Sedalia Bluegrass Festival! Wound Tight placed in the top 15 at the Galax Old Fiddler’s Convention in both 2014 and 2016. The band’s new project “No More Rain”, produced by Steve Dilling and Skip Cherryholmes, was recently released. Check them out on the Friday lineup in 2018!
Founded in 2015, Mason Creek features four experienced artists of traditional bluegrass music and you won’t want to miss these guys! The Roanoke, Virginia based group features veteran performers, Gary John on guitar and vocals, Shannon Wheeler on fiddle and vocals, Glenn Scaggs on bass and vocals, and Brandon Dickerson on banjo and vocals. Be sure to catch them on our Friday afternoon lineup in 2018!
Blue Rock’n Grass formed in 2008 and are some of the most talented and down to earth musicians you’ll ever meet. We were first introduced to the band while they jammed late into the night at Chantilly Farm in 2016 and 2017 and were so impressed that we just had to invite them onto our 2018 lineup! Come out and see Blue Rock’n Grass on the Friday afternoon lineup at this year’s fest!
If you’re from our part of Soutwest Virginia, The Compton’s need no introduction. If you’re not from these parts, well then you’re in for a real treat! This local Floyd based band is made up of some of the most talented local musicians you’ll have the privilege of hearing and they’ve been a mainstay on the local performance circuit for decades. Catch them on Sunday afternoon as they perform an all bluegrass-gospel set that is sure to impress!
Just as the old saying goes “it takes a village to raise a child”, so should it take a village to sustain a community-based, traditional, and all-inclusive Old Time band? Indian Run Stringband welcomes and values all the immensely talented players who’ve performed with the band over the years and welcomes all interested pickers that come to their shows. The band is passionate about performing traditional old-time tunes (from the rare to the well-loved) for audiences all over the region and we can’t wait for their first appearance at Chantilly Farm in 2018!
Steve Marshall and High Road hail from the Mount Airy, NC region and are no strangers to the bluegrass scene in these parts! The original members started playing together in 1997 and while the band has seen changes in it’s lineup, the one thing that hasn’t changed is the fact that they deliver a solid set of hard-driving traditional bluegrass and gospel music. The band are crowd favorites at local venues like Wildwood Farms, so we’re exciting about welcoming them to the Chantilly stage in 2018!
Led by instructors Mike Mitchell and Jennifer Brooke, the students of the Floyd Music School join us at the festival each and every year to share what they’re learning and to showcase a passing on of traditional music to a new generation. We do all we can to support our youth in hopes of painting a brighter future for bluegrass and traditional mountain music, so be sure to check these kids out on the early-Saturday lineup in 2018!
The Back Porch Cloggers are part of Blue Ridge Dance and Fitness led by instructor, Kim Spencer. These talented traditional dancers have joined at the festival every year since 2011 and it’s always a joy to have them around. We believe that dance is an often over-looked aspect of traditional Appalachian mountain culture and feel that it’s so important to highlight what they do! So come out early on Saturday in 2018 as the Back Porch Cloggers kick off the day’s festivities!
Festival hours are Friday, May 25, 12pm-11pm….Saturday, May 26, 11am-11pm….Sunday, May 27, 11am-9pm. All campers are required to stay a minimum of Friday and Saturday night.
No pets unless leashed at your campsite. Pets may NOT enter the main festival area at any time.
Coolers are permitted, but must remain at your campsite. A beer and wine garden is available in the concert area near the main stage.
Golf carts are permitted for licensed drivers over the age of 18 with proof of insurance. Carts driven at night MUST have headlights. NO ATVS OR LARGE/PERFORMANCE UTVS. No exceptions!
This event is handicap accessible and handicap parking is available. Handicap accessible restrooms are available on-site. Please note, all handicap/special needs parking is first come-first served, so please arrive early to ensure a spot. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR HANDICAP STICKER OR TAG CLEARLY VISIBLE TO OUR PARKING ATTENDANTS.
Parking is $3.00 daily for day-guests and a portion of proceeds benefit local civic groups. Shuttle vans will run throughout the day to assist patrons in transit from the parking field to the festival area.
What lodging options are available in the region?
Aside from camping on-site, the Floyd area has a variety of lodging options available to visitors. Click over to the official Floyd County tourism website for a comprehensive listing of local hotels, motels and bed and breakfast facilities. You can also find accommodations by searching for ‘Floyd, VA’ on AirBnB.
Do you allow pets at the festival?
Pets are only permitted if they remain leashed at your campsite. Pets are NOT allowed in the main festival area.
Is alcohol available for purchase?
Yes, a beer and wine garden is available during operating hours of the festival.
Do you have bath-houses or showers on-site?
Yes, we do have a limited number of showers located in two bathhouses on-site.
Is there a charge for parking?
Yes, parking is $3.00 daily and benefits local civic groups.
Are pop-up tents allowed in the festival area?
Pop-up tents will be limited and can only be set up along the very outermost perimeter of the concert viewing area. If tents impede the view of others, security may ask you to take it down or move to another location.
What if I forget to bring my printed tickets?
Those that purchased passes online will be on a master list at the main gate. However, we do ask that you bring your printed tickets with you if at all possible.
Is ice available for purchase on-site?
Yes, bags of ice can be purchased (cash only) near the Country Store at the center of the festival field.
Is there an ATM on-site?
Yes, we have an ATM located on the porch of the Country Store in the center of the festival field. However, when attending for multiple days, it’s always a good idea to bring extra cash for food and vendor purchases.
Is wi-fi available on-site?
Yes, wi-fi is available, but we do not guarantee connectivity with large numbers of people on-site and due to our rural location cell-phone reception may be limited depending on your service provider. (Verizon and US Cellular work best)
If I forgot something, where is the closest store for food or supplies?
The town of Floyd is located 6 miles from the venue where you’ll find a grocery stores, a laundromat, gas stations, Dollar General, Family Dollar, a pharmacy, banks and other amenities.
Simply sign up to volunteer or join our pre-event street team and we’ll hook ya’ up! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Additional activities include arts and crafts vendors, great camping, contests, a variety of delicious food, jamming opportunities, expanded children’s area, hiking trails, cornhole tournament, midnight jam and more to be announced. So, bring the entire family–there’s something for all ages!
Ticket purchases are non-refundable and most events take place rain or shine. We love our pets too, but due to insurance and a variety of other reasons we ask that you leave your pets at home when attending events at Chantilly Farm. Pets are allowed in camping areas, but must remain leashed at all times and may not enter the event area.