Red Wing Roots Festival

Family fun in the outdoors and an all-star lineup of American roots music await fans of the 6th annual Red Wing Roots Music Festival July 13-15, 2018. Set in one of the Shenandoah Valley’s most beautiful outdoor spots, Natural Chimneys Park in Mt. Solon, VA, festival goers can enjoy miles of hiking and biking trails, craft beer and food, swimming, yoga, artisan vendors and much more.

Red Wing Roots presents another deep musical lineup of national acts this year, headlined by Trampled By Turtles, Josh Ritter, GRAMMY award winning Steep Canyon Rangers, Bluegrass/Americana super group I’m With Her and hometown hosts The Steel Wheels.

On Saturday morning there is a wide variety of outdoor activities to choose from. Cyclists can join one of three road rides, led by Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition and Shenandoah Mountain Touring, from an easy 10-15 mile spin around the Natural Chimneys Park area on up to an Intermediate-Advanced ride all the way up to the top of Reddish Knob. The Steel Wheels often accompany this ride and bands from the festival have given an acoustic performance at the top of Reddish Knob at the end of the ride in the past. And if you’re looking for mountain bike trails, just head 4 miles down the road to Stokesville Campground.

Friends of Shenandoah Mountain and Potomac Appalachian Trail Club each guide an invigorating national forest hikes on Saturday morning. Additionally, VA Momentum leads two Saturday morning fun runs and The Center offers morning yoga sessions on Saturday and Sunday beneath the chimneys, as well.

Blue Mountain Brewery, Old Hill Cider and Bluestone Vineyards provide a local craft beverage experience, and many craft food vendors line the shaded lane along the music meadow.

The North River winds through the park and when the water levels are right provide a refreshing dip in cool, fresh mountain water. The park also has a pool exclusively for festival guests, which is great for kiddos and adults looking to swim.

Camping on site is nearly sold out with only a few No Frills tent camping sites remaining, but there are many other options in the area. You can find a full list of lodging options at

There are many activities and games for the kids, including a free climbing wall, slackline course, and programming on the Kinfolk Stage. And the best part, kids 12 and under are free and teenagers are only $49 for a 3-Day ticket.

There are four music stages at Red Wing. The two main stages are set along the Park’s beautiful Natural Chimneys in the music meadow.

The vibe at Red Wing Roots Music Festival is one of the best you are likely to encounter at any festival anywhere. The mix of a gorgeous outdoor setting, top-level music acts, delicious locally sourced food, beer, wine and cider, a family atmosphere and fun outdoor activities set this festival apart. For tickets and more information, visit us at


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