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Join Veritas Winery for the Starry Nights All-Day Music Festival

Headed to Virginia this August? Check out Veritas Vineyards and Winery’s Starry Nights All-Day Music Festival on Saturday, August 10, 2024. The annual event in Afton, has grown into a beloved tradition over the winery’s 25-year history. This year’s festival promises an unforgettable experience, blending live music, gourmet food, and fine wine in the picturesque shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The Legwarmers, headliner for the 2024 Starry Nights All-Day Music Festival on August 10, 2024 | Photographer: Mike Kropf

A Celebration of Music

This year’s lineup features a mix of bands and genres from some of the most popular Starry Nights over the years. From the renowned Beatles tribute band AbbeyRoad, to the soulful harmonies of indie duo Marie and Koda from Chamomile and Whiskey, and the high-energy 80s cover band The Legwarmers as the headliner, there’s something for everyone. The music starts in the early afternoon and continues well into the night, with a DJ set in between groups, ensuring a full day of entertainment for all attendees.

Apple Butter Soul performs at Veritas in June of 2023. Photo: Veritas

Culinary Magic

Food is a central element of the Starry Nights experience. Guests have several dining options to choose from, catering to a variety of preferences and budgets. Many attendees bring their own picnics, taking advantage of the expansive, grassy areas to lay out blankets and enjoy a relaxed meal under the stars. For those who prefer to travel light, this year’s festivities feature two local food trucks offering everything from lobster rolls and pizza cones to sweet treats.

For fans of the Veritas in-house culinary team, the winery offers three dining options for festival-goers: 

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*Wine is not included in the ticket price, but can be purchased by the bottle at the event. 

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Wine Excellence

As an award-winning winery in the recently named Wine Region of the Year, Veritas ensures that its wines are a highlight of the concert series. Attendees can enjoy a variety of wines, from crisp whites and robust reds to delightful sparkling wines, all crafted from grapes grown on the estate. Wine purchases are available from opening to long after dark, offering novices and connoisseurs alike the chance to explore the vineyard’s offerings. In addition to wine, a selection of non-alcoholic beverages is available, ensuring that all guests can find something to enjoy. Guest can also bring their own non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy throughout the day. 

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Ticket Options for Everyone

The Starry Nights festival offers several ticket options to accommodate all different preferences. General admission Sun tickets provide access to the festival grounds and all musical performances. Check out the Moon ticket for those wanting to dine with Veritas and want a laid-back meal option. For those seeking the ultimate VIP experience, Stars tickets offer reserved deck seating, premium parking, and a plated three-course dinner.

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The Venue

Veritas is located in the heart of Virginia’s wine country and provides a stunning backdrop for the festival. With rolling hills and 60 acres of vineyards, the grounds offer plenty of space for attendees to spread out and enjoy the music and scenery. The location’s natural beauty is enhanced as the sun sets and the stars come out, creating a magical atmosphere that lives up to the festival’s name. While the vineyard’s onsite BnB is booked for the festival weekend, guests can explore the neighboring Nelson 151 Craft Beverage Trail and find unique accommodations to fit groups and individual stays! 

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Community and Tradition

Over the years, the Starry Nights Concert Series has become more than just a music event; it’s a community tradition that brings together people from all walks of life. Families, friends, and strangers gather to share the joy of live music, great food, and fine wine. The festival’s welcoming and inclusive atmosphere is a testament to the spirit of Veritas Vineyards and Winery, which has always been about creating memorable experiences and bringing vibrant wine to local communities and beyond. Whether you’re a music lover, a foodie, a wine enthusiast, or simply someone looking for a unique and enjoyable day out, the festival offers something for everyone. As Veritas marks its 25th Anniversary, the 2024 Starry Nights edition promises to be the best yet, continuing a cherished tradition of unforgettable summer nights under the stars.

Photo: Veritas For more information, please read the festival’s FAQs.

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