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Young Rising Sons

Music creates feelings. Be it intentional or not, songs often have the potential to bring the listener to the highest high or the lowest low. Most songs, however, leave us somewhere in between. While some bands choose to ignore the way in which their music might impact the mood of their listeners, the four ambitious youngmen who make up Young Rising Sons fully embrace it.

At a time when cynicism and moral outrage are quite common in modern music, Young Rising Sons choose to focus on the brighter side of life. According to lead singer/guitarist Andy Tongren, the Red Bank, New Jersey band’s debut single “High” was created with the intention of writing a “soulful pick-me-up, an honest account of life’s ups and downs, all with a glimmer of hope.” Tongren adds that the recently released “High” is the perfect example of the “feel good disposition” that shapes Young Rising Sons’ view on life and music. 


Steve 'N' Seagulls

Originally just a bunch of local yokels from moderately successful bands, this merry mess of country cousins one day decided, just for laughs, to hillbillify (yes, “hillbillify” is henceforth officially a word) and shoot on video the AC/DC staple “Thunderstruck”. Little did they know that the home-brewed video of the song would propel the provincial posse into cyberspace stardom virtually overnight. Attention from media both domestic and foreign ensued, resulting to a slew of performances ranging from festival appearances to being the house band in the christening of your grandma’s cat. 

Cue a few months, a couple of more videos and several newspaper clippings, and Steve ‘n’ Seagulls has become a buzzword known to most in their native Finland. Even record labels – notorious for their oblivion of anything worth noting – had the wool pulled from their eyes. All of a sudden Steve ‘n’ Seagulls find themselves with a recording contract. 


Shakey Graves

Shakey Graves became known for his one-man band set up and most of his debut album Roll the Bones is Rose-Garcia playing unaccompanied by other musicians. When he began working on his sophomore album, And the War Came, Rose-Garcia added musicians to his recording set and live set. Three songs from And the War Came are duets with ex-Paper Bird member Esme Patterson. The album was produced, engineered and mixed by Chris Boosahda. Chris also contributes drums, vocals, percussion and music for the song Big Time Nashville Star to the ATWC album (son of 70's and 80's Christian music singer Stephanie Boosahda). Patrick O'Connor, from the LA music scene, plays guitar and bass at various live shows. Rose-Garcia is also occasionally accompanied by another ex-Paper Bird member Macon Terry on double bass and Aaron Thomas Robinson on steel guitar.


Yarn

Since their start in 2007, Yarn’s original Americana sound has developed into music that seekers of the unique see as the soundtrack to their lives. Yarn’s albums were recognized by the AMA’s and R&R radio charts, spending time in the top 5 at their highest point. Yarn has become one of the hardest-working and harder-touring bands for this generation’s digital natives and new music folllowers.

2013 brings this grammy-nominated roots band into the music revolution, inspired by today’s music devotee’s hunger for artists to believe in and follow, they are giving it to the fans everyday in everyway possible. Yarn’s devotion to their fans is realized in online and social sharing of their music, whether it’s daily video posts, premiering fresh songs on local radio, or performing live in small town venues across the country. They are bringing songs to American music lovers, and the music lovers are responding.


Jon Stickley Trio

The Jon Stickley Trio has earned a reputation for painlessly shattering expectations. The originality and sheer energy of this genre-bending ensemble serves as a welcome wake up call for those who experience it. With roots in bluegrass, gypsy jazz, and hip-hop, Jon Stickley, one of the world’s most innovative flatpickers, violinist Lyndsay Pruett (Futureman), and drummer Patrick Armitage (Atmosphere), have fused their collective styles into a repertoire of exciting, innovative original music, along with fresh takes on traditional tunes. While recording their latest album, producer Dave King (The Bad Plus) referred to the band’s imaginative sound as “this whole other thing”. The virtuosic trio’s compositions truly do not fit into any specific genre, but remain totally accessible and danceable to audiences across the board.


Zach Deputy

On his new release Another Day (Eusonia Records, 2011), Zach Deputy demonstrates his extraordinary ability to perform and record in multiple contexts and conveys the sensibilities of a mature singer/songwriter. Another Day offers another look at Zach Deputy and seeks to help him cross over into other audiences. Rich with ballads and mid-tempo songs, the music on this recording is best described as soulful rhythm and blues, with flavors of Al Green, Taj Mahal and Stevie Wonder emerging in the swells, changes and modulations of the music, in the voice and even in the lyrical content. The record will appeal to fans of contemporary artists like Jack Johnson and Amos Lee, but the origins of the style and feel remain classic.

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Get it all for one low weekend price. Your weekend ticket gives you access to the Village Brewfest on Friday sampling craft brews from around the region as well as two nights of live music. Friday will feature Steve 'N' Seagulls, Young Rising Sons, and Saturday concert Yarn, Jon Stickley Trio, Zach Deputy, and Shakey Graves! 
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Schedule

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH:
12:00PM – 5:00PM: DockDogs® Competition at Skidder Slope
Watch the premier canine aquatics competition as our furry friends go head-to-head and tail-to-tail in the Big Air competition. Think long jumping for dogs…with a giant pool.
5:00PM – 6:00PM: Yoga - Slow Dynamic Flow on Mountain Lodge Lawn
Relax your body and mind and join us for Slow Dynamic! We’ll guide students on a journey inward with the use of calming breathing practices, and gentle dynamic movement that slowly warms and releases joints, and deep connective tissues within the body. We’ll end the class with guided Yoga Nidra (Systematic Relaxation). Mats are provided, but feel free to bring your own. . (Weather Back Up Location: TBD)
5:30PM – 8:00PM: Registration for Microbrew Bonanza in the Village Plaza
6:00PM-8:00PM: Registration for Southeastern Gravity Series Race/Packet pick-up in the Depot
6:30PM – 9:00PM Mountaintop Brewfest
Sample over 50 delicious beers while taking in the sights and sounds. Come thirsty! Ticket includes tasting ticket, souvenir cups and live entertainment for both nights *Must be 21 Years of Age or Older. Valid ID Required.
7:00pm Steve ‘N’ Seagulls
Originally just a bunch of local yokels from moderately successful bands, this merry mess of country cousins one day decided, just for laughs, to “hillbillify” the AC/DC staple “Thunderstruck”. Little did they know the home-brewed music video would propell their Finnish band into cyberspace stardom, virtually overnight.
8:45pm Young Rising Sons
The New Jersey band, best known for their new hit “High” promises a happy, soulful upbeat show. At a time when cynicism and moral outrage are quite common in modern music, the Young Rising Sons choose to focus on the brighter side of life.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH:
9:00AM – 5:00PM: DockDogs® Competition on Skidder slope
Day 2 of the premier canine aquatics competition as our furry friends go head-to-head and tail-to-tail in the Big Air competition. Think long jumping for dogs…with a giant pool.
9:00AM-10:00AM: Alignment Flow Yoga
Kick start your day with this mixed level, alignment-based flow that will integrate a heart-centric theme. Mats are provided, but feel free to bring your own.
10:00AM-5:00PM: Southeastern Gravity Series Downhill Practice- All Racers
11:00AM: Mindful Hike with Lakeside Qi Gong
Bring the body into balance on this hike around Shaver’s Lake through mixed woodlands and wetlands. Mindfully walk on gentle terrain for 1.5 miles, pausing at spectacular lakeside views for some calming and rejuvenating Qi Gong. Qi Gong: The art and science of using breathing techniques, gentle movement, and meditation to cleanse, strengthen, and circulate the life energy (Qi is pronounced chee). Please bring water and rain jacket
Noon-2PM: Bottle and Brush Art Class
Paint the beauty of the mountains with local artist, Thomas Clevenger. Capture the breathtaking beauty from the deck at Shavers’ Lake. A little inspiration and a few art tricks; you can capture our landscape and this beauty. The mountain will be alive with color and the lake reflections will make for a take home memory of Fall in the mountains. Frames will be available for purchase to complete your masterpiece. (Weather location: TBD)
Noon, 3pm and 6pm: Bike Games at the top of Ballhooter Lift
A freefallEvent Festival tradition - Join in the fun with tall bike jousting, chariot races, balance beam, and more! We’ll even have a DJ!
2:00PM – 3:00PM: Yoga Is for Everyone - Mountain Lodge Lawn
This class is ideal for anyone new to Yoga and to refresh the foundation for already practicing yogis. We will explore a wide variety of flowing and held asana, provided with demonstration and clear verbal cues guiding you into safe alignment. We’ll introduce fundamentals on pranayama (breathing practices)as well as Asana (physical postures) and relaxation. Mats are provided, but feel free to bring your own.
4:30PM-6:30PM Hiking Meditation
Self-Guided Meditation Hike - we’ll meander through an area known to locals as The Fingers. This series of intertwining loops needle-and-thread through a high elevation spruce forest, and with the forest floor covered with pillows of moss, it’s a perfect place for quiet, seated meditation. Measuring 1.5 miles, midway through the hike participants will be granted 30 minutes for quiet contemplation. Please bring water, rain jacket, and a seat cushion if you wish.
Gates open at 2pm for evening entertainment
3:00PM Jon Stickley Trio
With roots in bluegrass, gypsy jazz, and hip-hop, Jon Stickley, one of the world’s most innovative flatpickers, violinist Lyndsay Pruett, and drummer Patrick Armitage have fused their collective styles into a repertoire of exciting, innovative original music, alongside fresh takes on traditional tunes.
5:30PM Yarn
Since their start in 2007, Yarn’s original Americana sound has developed into music that seekers of the unique see as the soundtrack to their lives.
7:00PM: Zach Deputy
A music festival favorite around the country, bringing an exceptionally unique display of rhythm and blues sound that has been compared to Al Green, Stevie Wonder, and Jack Johnson all rolled into one.
8:45PM: Shakey Graves
Best known for his one-man-band set up and his debut album Roll the Bones, he has now added a mix of collective musicians and a handful of largely successful hits such as “Dearly Departed” featuring Esme Patterson.
10:00PM: After party at the Connection Nightclub
Keep the party going at The Connection Nightclub live music by the.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH:
9:00AM – 10:00AM: Yoga – Rise & Shine on Mountain Lodge Lawn
Start your day right with this FREE class. We’ll take the time to awaken the body, gently rolling out our joints to work out the kinks. As we move through the practice we’ll boost up the tempo to invigorate and energize our bodies and mind. What better way to begin your day than with a sense of Inner Peace. Limited mats available. (Weather Back Up Location: Expo Conference Center)
9:00AM-10:00AM: Pre-Registered Rider ONLY packet pick-up*No Race Day Registration
9:00AM-10:30AM: Southeast Gravity Series Downhill practice- All Racers
9:00AM – 4:00PM: DockDogs® Competition at Skidder Slope
Day 3 of the premier canine aquatics competition heats up as our furry friends fly far and fast in the Big Air and Speed Retrieve competitions.
10:30AM-Noon: Southeast Gravity Series Downhill Practice - Elite Racers Only
11:00AM: Mindful Hike with Lakeside Qi Gong
Bring the body into balance on this hike around Shaver’s Lake through mixed woodlands and wetlands. Mindfully walk on gentle terrain for 1.5 miles, pausing at spectacular lakeside views for some calming and rejuvenating Qi Gong. Qi Gong: The art and science of using breathing techniques, gentle movement, and meditation to cleanse, strengthen, and circulate the life energy (Qi is pronounced chee). Please bring water and rain jacket
Noon Southeastern Gravity Series - Start List Posted
1:00PM Southeastern Gravity Series Race
Awards APPROXIMATELY 30 MINUTES AFTER LAST RACER. At the Junction Stage
1:00PM – 2:00PM: Yoga Is For Everyone on Mountain Lodge Lawn
This FREE class is ideal for anyone new to Yoga and to refresh the foundation for already practicing yogis. We will explore a wide variety of flowing and held asana, provided with demonstration and clear verbal cues guiding you into safe alignment. We’ll introduce fundamentals on Pranayama (breathing practices), Asana (physical postures) and wind down with Systematic Relaxation. Limited mats available. (Weather Back Up Location: Expo Conference Center)

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