Stringdusters host the Festy Experience
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
– The Infamous Stringdusters are sponsoring The Festy Experience, a 2-day camping festival over Columbus Day weekend (Oct 9-10) at Devils Backbone in Nelson County, Va.
Confirmed acts include Railroad Earth, Josh Ritter, Toubab Krewe, The Tony Rice Unit, Crooked Still, Old School Freight Train and Sarah Siskind.
Hosted and curated by The Infamous Stringdusters, The Festy Experience will celebrate and combine live music, outdoor sports and lifestyle and beer in a location 45 miles from Charlottesville.
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