Devils Backbone Hoopla final lineup

devils-backboneDevils Backbone Hoopla, the new festival to bring folks together to craft an adventure at Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows (200 Mosbys Run), has announced the final lineup of music and a taste of the exciting the Adventures for the event that takes place Thursday, September 29 through Sunday, October 2.

Full festival tickets, daily passes, camping and Hoopla Adventure registration can be found online at

Ryan Beaver, a Texas-bred artist recently named one of “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know” by Rolling Stone, and Andy Frasco and The U.N., a crew that incorporates soul, funk, and rock into undeniable good times, have joined the roster of 14 musical acts, along with headliners The Revivalists and Old 97’s.

In addition to an incredible music lineup, festivalgoers will be able to participate in Hoopla Adventures, activities and events that celebrate the seven amazing values that make up the Devils Backbone culture: Beer Positive, Passion, Adventure, Family, Humility, Integrity, and Stewardship. Hoopla Adventures kick off on Thursday, and throughout each day of the festival there will be dozens of opportunities for people to participate. Some of the highlights include:

Beer Positive: All Beer is Great Beer

  • Hops & Hogs
    A classic southern pig pickin’ for early festival arrivals
  • Rare Beer Pop Up Festival
    Free tastings of rare beers from a number of craft breweries with Hoopla souvenir tasting glasses
  • Home Brewing Demo
    Home brewers will share techniques and show off their skills with demonstrations
  • Campfire Beer Dinner
    An intimate gathering with fellow festivalgoers for a dining experience
  • Funky Farewell & Beer Brunch
    Brunch gets even better with live music and a pop-up craft market
  • Nelson County Tent
    Stop by for samples from Bold Rock Hard Cider, Virginia Distillery, Silverback Distillery, and more (selections at the tent will vary throughout the weekend)

Passion: Devotion to Your Craft

  • Storytelling
  • Jam Sessions

Adventure: Always Craft an Adventure  

  • Blue Ridge Parkway & Outpost Tour
    Take a field trip on the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway to the Outpost in Lexington for a tour of OP, flight of beers, a pint, and a snack on the way home
  • Guided Nelson County Hike
    A guided hike on the AT to Maupin Shelter with a bagged lunch and DB beer back at Basecamp
  • Nelson County Tour of Bold Rock Hard Cider, Silverback Distillery, and Virginia Distillery Company
    Exclusive tours of our Nelson County neighbors

Family: With Each Other Always

  • Family Activity Area
    This setup includes a climbing wall, a variety of games, and arts and craft supplies for children
  • Fairy Lantern Making
    Each night before it gets dark kids can make their own Fairy Lanterns out of mason  jars, glow in the dark paint, and glitter
  • S’mores & Caramel Apple Awesomeness
    Hang out by the campfire near the Family Tent roasting s’mores or making caramel apples
  • Instrument Making Workshop & Kids’ Parade
    Little ones can make their own instrument before the parade, which will make its way through the Basecamp Meadows and up onto the Meadows Main Stage

Humility: Strive to be the Best by Learning

  • Campsite Cooking Challenge
    Campers can sign up in advance to compete in this chili cook-off, and the public will decide the winner – the best cooks will receive two backstage passes for The Revivalists
  • Beer Painting
    Enjoy a beer while following an instructor to create a unique Hoopla painting
  • Bike Maintenance/Repair Workshop
    A session on how to properly maintain your gear – bring your own bike
  • Chesapeake Bay Care 101
    Informational session on the Chesapeake Bay and what we can do as a community to keep it clean.

Integrity: Be a Good Sport

  • Human Foosball
    The human-sized version of the classic table game
  • Hoopla 5K Trail Fun Run
    Take a trek along the 5K trail through the Meadows at Basecamp
  • Site Wide Scavenger Hunt
    Navigate through Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows for a chance to win DB prizes

Stewardship: Leave it Better than You Found It

  • Food/Coat Drive
    Donate coats and canned goods all weekend long
  • Bouncing for Turkey Fund Drive
    Raise money for Thanksgiving turkeys for those in need

Experiencing new music at Hoopla will give listeners the same sense of discovery that comes with trying a new beer. The featured bands are a sweet mix of bluegrass, Americana, alt-country, and rock from national touring acts, as well as some of the region’s up and coming live bands.  The full bill includes:

  • Thursday: Trongone Band, Adrian Duke Project, Jeremiah Tall
  • Friday: Old 97’s, Futurebirds, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Ryan Beaver, Andy Frasco and The U.N.
  • Saturday: The Revivalists, Dylan Leblanc, Major & The Monbacks, Gold Top County Ramblers, Bryan Elijah Smith & The Wild Hearts, SUSTO, Rainbow Kitten Surprise

Tucked away in the valley of Nelson County on 100 acres surrounded by Blue Ridge Mountains, Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows provides a picturesque backdrop for the music and activities packed into this four-day event.  Campground gates will open in the afternoon on Thursday at11:30 a.m.  You can also follow along on social #DBHoopla on Facebook/devilsbackbonebrewingcompany, Twitter @dbbrewingco and Instagram@devilsbackbonebrewingcompany for updated event information.