Watermelon Park Fest 2008!

For Immediate Release

Contact Information
Frazer Watkins
Shepherds Ford Productions
443 Janeville Rd
Berryville, VA 22611

Oh, Brother Where Art Thou Wind Power?
Watermelon Park – September 18-20, 2008 РBerryville, VA

This year’s Watermelon Park Fest brings the voice of the hit film "Oh, Brother Where Art Thou" to its stage, which will be completely powered by Wind.

The Stanley Brother’s song "Man of Constant Sorrow," which was lip-synched by George Clooney in the hit Coen Brother’s film, was actually performed by Dan Tyminski, this year’s Saturday Headliner. The song became a big hit for Dan, and helped to rekindle a huge popular interest in bluegrass and traditional music. Dan Tyminski has been a staple in the Bluegrass scene for years, from his days in The Lonesome River Band and beyond, to his thirteen-year tenure with Allison Krauss and Union Station, and his current Dan Tyminski Band.

Shepherds Ford Productions, the production company presenting Watermelon Park Fest, will power the entire festival with Wind. They won’t have wind turbines onsite, but have purchased Renewable Energy Certificates from a company called Clean Currents, the same company that powers My Organic Market. Watermelon Park Fest will also feature locally-provided backstage food, recycling, free filtered water, and biodegradable cups and dishes made of corn.

This year also features an amazing array of acoustic entertainment, including Larry Keel & Natural Bridge, Crooked Still, Magraw Gap, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Woodshedders, Furnace Mountain Band, Danny Knicely presents Bluegrass & Beyond, The Freight Hoppers, Zan McCleod, Billy McComski, Molly Andrews, and Jim Egan, The Mando Mafia, The Speakeasy Boys, Gold Heart, The Page County Ramblers, The Whiskey Rebellion, Chesham Creek, Gavin Largent & Grassland, The Fox Hunt, The Clubhouse Gang, Bayou Faux Pas, The Acoustic Burgoo, Fiddlin’ Dave & his 6 Hotel Rooms, Instrument Workshops, Old-Time and Cajun Dances, Kid’s Activities, and the Fairbuilt Guitar and Weber Mandolin Pickin’ Contest.

Watermelon Park is a family-friendly venue situated on a beautiful bend of the Shenandoah River, offering onsite camping, spectacular views, and shady seating areas as you listen to the bands. Several quality food vendors will be onsite to provide a variety of lunch and dinner refreshments.

Earlybird Tickets are available through August 31st at $50 for the Weekend. On September 1st ticket prices become $70 for the Weekend. Per day tickets are $40 each. Children 12 and under are FREE. This year’s event also offers FREE CAMPING with Admission. Water and Electric Hookups available at $10 per night, first come first serve.

Advance Tickets are available at JV Music in Berryville, VA; The Guitar Studio in Winchester, VA; Melodee Music in Leesburg, VA; Ellsworth Music in Charles Town and Shepherdstown, WV; at Watermelon Park in Berryville, VA; and online at www.watermelonparkfest.com.

For more information please contact Frazer Watkins and Shepherds Ford Productions at 540.539.2054 – fwatkins@shepherdsford.com.