FarmFest 2017 featuring Music from Swampcandy
Venue: Glade Road Growing, Blacksburg
Organizations: New River Land Trust, Swampcandy
Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017
Time: 5:00 - 10:00 PM
Event Types: Music, Food, Drink Specials, Miscellaneous, Family Friendly, Charity
• Adults: $10.00
• Kids Under 12: Free

New River Land Trust presents FarmFest 2017 featuring music from Swampcandy on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Glade Road Growing.

• 5:00 pm: Free Farm Tour
• 6:00 pm: Music and Food Sales begin

Join us for New River Land Trust's annual FarmFest event. There will be beer from Rising Silo Brewery, local wines, ice cream and food available for purchase from Tabula Rasa on Glade, a free farm tour and live music.

Swampcandy is the aggressive Stomping Mississippi Blues and Roots influenced duo from Annapolis, MD that won the 2014 Floydfestival 'On The Rise' competition.

Ruben Dobbs’ aggressive finger-picking and rhythmic style (which often adds up to sounding like more than one guitar) combined with Joey Mitchell’s bass playing, pounding kick drum and percussive bass throttling (representing the presence of a full drum kit) easily fill up the sonic space normally created by a trio or even a four-piece group. Dobbs’ soulful, passionate vocals are the glue that holds it all together and makes this band tick.

Swampcandy was founded by Dobbs in 2007 and functioned with various lineups until he teamed up with Joey Mitchell in 2010 and the permanent die was cast. After only a few months together, the duo began to tour aggressively and have not slowed down since. Whether its a 20-minute opening slot or a 3-hour headlining gig, they give the audience 110% when they perform, leaving the stage exhausted and crowd satisfied.


Food Menu provided by Tabula Rasa on Glade:
• Sausage Link on Sourdough Bun with Sauerkraut: $12.00
• Grilled Summer Vegetables with Feta and Polenta: $9.00
• Hummus and Pita: $9.00
• Vegetable and Rye Berry Salad: $6.00
• Roasted Carrots: $6.00
• Garden Salad with Vinaigrette: $3.00

Admission tickets are $10.00 for adults and kids under 12 are free.

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Proceeds from the event benefit the New River Land Trust. The New River Land Trust helps local landowners conserve their family farms, our mountain forests and scenic corridors. Since 2002, we have helped conserve over 50,000 acres and over 25 miles along the New River.

Glade Road Growing is located at 2351 Glade Road in Blacksburg, VA.

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