Virginia welcomes women’s music fest

Memorial Day weekend filled with legends and current groups alike

by Lainey Millen  Special Assignments  specialassignments@goqnotes.com
Published: April 26, 2013 in A&E / Life&Style

(top to bottom, l-r)  Legends Cris Williamson, Tret  Fure and Charlotte’s Christy Snow. Photo Credit: (Snow) Robyn Loonan Gibson

(top to bottom, l-r)
Legends Cris Williamson, Tret
Fure and Charlotte’s Christy Snow.
Photo Credit: (Snow) Robyn Loonan Gibson

KENT’S STORE, Va. — The Virginia Women’s Music Festival will be held May 24-26 at CampOut, 300 Grace Johnson Rd.

This event features music from the following artists: Tret Fure, ViRAGO, Christine Havrilla, Wicked Jezabel, Crys Matthews, Red Letter Day Christie Lenee, Indigie Femme, Veronika Jackson, Christy Snow, SONiA & disappear fear Mama’s Black Sheep, Nancy Beaudette, Gina DeSimone & Pat Quinn and Zen Monkeys.

Snow hails from Charlotte and is a pastor and serves on the board of Mecklenburg Ministries.

Music, dancing, bonfires and a Memorial Day celebration rounds out the weekend’s festivities. A 5k trail run/walk will take place on May 25 at 8 a.m. It is open to the first 50 to register for the event. Prizes will be awarded.

Accommodations include valet, group and tent camp sites, as well as RV sites and cabins.

A cafeteria is open for meals and a snack bar complete with hamburgers and hotdogs plus smores elements for campfires.

Saturday is filled with “Run, Fly, Soar!‚” guitar and drumming circle workshops, yoga, softball game and AA meetings and ends with a dance at the pavilion with Wicked Jezabel. Sunday’s schedule includes a holiday celebration and a dance at the pavilion with DJ MIchelle.

Quiet hours at the site is from midnight to 8 a.m. and is strictly enforced. Safety and other considerations must also be adhered to. Male children under the age of 5 are welcome. No pets permitted.

Membership is required. Cost is $25 for occasional use camping or $60 for frequent use camping. Tickets are $105 for the weekend, $40 for May 24, $65 for May 25 and $45 for May 26. Cabins are $20 per night/person. RV electrical hookup is $30 for the weekend. Tent rentals vary. See website for more details.

For more information, visit campoutva.com/musicfest.html. : :