Music Festival: Red Wing Roots Headliners Annouced

first_imgRed Wing Roots Announces Headliners for Seventh Annual Festival Harrisonburg, Va. – The Red Wing Roots Music Festival will return to Natural Chimneys Park in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley for the seventh time this summer – featuring, as always, local favorites and festival hosts, The Steel Wheels. The 2019 festival will take place from July 12-14 in Mount Solon, Va. Festival organizers are excited to announce the full lineup of artists who will join The Steel Wheels in performing at the seventh edition of Red Wing. They include First Aid Kit, The Wood Brothers, Mandolin Orange, Peter Rowan, The Tim O’Brien Band, The Gibson Brothers, Della Mae and many more! With more than 40 bands scheduled to perform across several stages, great music will remain at the heart of the Red Wing Roots experience. Great food and great fun for the whole family in the great outdoors have also been key features of the festival since it began in 2013. A kids’ climbing wall and play area, organized bike rides, group runs and morning yoga sessions beneath the rock towers at Natural Chimneys Park will be on the schedule once again. “Lucky number seven, can you believe it?” said Trent Wagler of The Steel Wheels. “The changes of seasons in Virginia are always something to behold. The colors of fall, the cool, quiet, darkness of winter, and the new growth of spring bringing us to our full bloom in the heat of summer. Summertime brings vacation for many, perhaps a slower pace, but in our modern age, it also comes with so many great choices for recreation and fun. We are charmed and delighted that somewhere along the way, among all the different choices, so many of you have joined our Red Wing family.” Festival tickets typically sell out before the festival begins, and organizers are committed as ever to retaining the small, family-friendly feel that makes Red Wing special. Sellout crowds are expected once again this year! The Red Wing Roots Music Festival is also proud to be a responsible community partner, emphasizing sustainability and hosting a raffle that raises thousands of dollars each year for local organizations. To download photos or the festival logo, please visit: On-site camping is an extremely popular aspect of the festival, selling out far in advance every year so far. Organizers have added an additional 200 campsites to accommodate demand, but still expect everything to sell out well before July––interested campers are encouraged to reserve a site as soon as possible. To schedule interviews or request more photos, please contact Michael Weaver at Black Bear Productions: 540-820-7847 or [email protected] For tickets and more information, visit last_img read more

Obaje Vows to End Season as Top Scorer

first_imgBy Uchenna IyokeWikki Tourists top striker and NPFL leading scorer, Godwin Obaje has sets his sights at scoring more goals this season to help his club land the 2016 title. Obaje spoke to shortly after helping Wikki Tourists regain the pole position on the log after a 2-0 defeat of visiting Abia Warriors in a Match-day 28 fixture of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) decided at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium in Bauchi.The big striker scored the second goal and his 14th of the season. Obaje’s impressive scoring abilities have seen him earn a call-up to the NPFL All-Star camp preparing for an international friendly tour of Spain for the Carranza LaLiga World Club Tournament.The NPFL All-Star  are billed to play three pre-season friendlies against Malaga CF, Valencia CF and Atletico Madrid CF.Obaje said the invitation has offered him an opportunity to team up with the best players in the Nigerian elite league, pledging that he will make sure the opportunity counts.Obaje had failed to score a league goal for over a month and said his return to scoring form wasa great delight.“I am happy to have scores again today after many games without a league goal. It has not been a result of me but it is the efforts of all my team mates. So i dedicate the goal to the entire squad”.To score the goal, Obaje had intelligently displaced Emmanuel Olowo of Abia Warriors before slotting home perfectly to seal the win for Wikki . The former Mighty Jets striker would not want to place a goals target and reasoned that goals can be scored as the opportunity calls.He continued by saying that scoring against Abia Warriors has renewed his run of goals in the current season and reiterated that he wouldn’t be setting any goals’ target.“I do not like to set a goal target and like I said earlier, I just want to keep scoring as the chances come. Many people are keen to know why Obaje have not been scoring but it’s absolutely nothing. Most times i tried but it did not work out, so I thank God that I got back today”, enthused Obaje.He is now looking forward to continue the scoring form in their game against Akwa United on Match Day 29 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more