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.

Visit Fox Hill Bed & Breakfast

fox hill logoWelcome to Fox Hill Bed & Breakfast Suites located halfway between Staunton and Lexington, Virginia, offering either B&B Suites or Kitchen Suites.

We invite you to unwind and surround yourself with the beauty and peace of our 38-acre country retreat.  Curl up in the living room by our soaring field-stone fireplace, or relax on the front porch and watch the clouds float over the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Our grounds provide endless opportunities to commune with nature:  stroll in the shade along our spring-fed stream as bluebirds swoop by, watch a Blue Heron fish for dinner in our two-tier garden pond as you are serenaded by a chorus of frogs, and wander in our lovely gardens…all the while surrounded by spectacular mountain views.

When you are ready for more activity, you can romp in our meadows and walking trails with your favorite companions:  Fox Hill Bed & Breakfast Suites has been recognized as a favorite pet friendlydoggie destination” in the Shenandoah Valley by Hampton Roads Magazine.

Here you can chose between two lodging options:

All of our Suites have HD Satellite TV with full HBO and Showtime, queen-size beds and lots of space to stretch out and relax; most have Heat-N-Glo fireplaces and private outside entrances. Please visit our B&B Suites or Kitchen Suites pages for detailed descriptions, amenities and pictures of each suite.

Darrell Scott to open Lime Kiln Summer Concert Series

lime-kilnLime Kiln Theater’s Summer 2016 concert series will kick off on Saturday, May 21, as Darrell Scott takes the stage with opener Hoppie Vaughan. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30.

Advance tickets are $20 and are on sale now Season passes are also still available online for $130, a 20 percent discount for all eight shows in the 2016 concert series. Tickets to the May 21 show will be $25 at the door, with cash, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover all accepted.

Lime Kiln Theater’s summer concert series is sponsored by Devils Backbone Brewing Company and Charles W. Barger & Son Construction. Devils Backbone beer, Kind Roots Café food, and Rockbridge Vineyards wine will be available for purchase at all shows.

Darrell Scott is a Grammy-nominated performer and recording artist, a highly in-demand multi-instrumentalist, and an ASCAP Songwriter of the Year. Darrell delivers his soulful performances in solo, duo, trio, band, and string quintet configurations, all equally dynamic and powerful. Songwriting credits include the Grammy Award-winning “Long Time Gone” and “Heartbreak Town”, and he also performs in Robert Plant’s Band of Joy. Darrell’s new record, Couchville Sessions, will be released just a week before he takes the Lime Kiln stage.

Hoppie Vaughan is a Nashville-trained musician who currently lives in Roanoke, Va. Hoppie’s musical style could be described as rhythm and blue-eyed soul. In Nashville, he learned how to write songs and developed his skills as a performing artist. Having appeared or performed alongside acts ranging from Delbert McClinton to Ronnie Milsap, Hoppie now plays solo and with The Ministers of Soul.

Lime Kiln Arts, Inc. is a non-profit (501c3), operating at Lime Kiln Theater in Lexington. It opened in 1984 and is rooted in and inspired by the magic of a natural, outdoor theater. After a brief hiatus that started in 2012, Lime Kiln Theater is thrilled to begin its third straight summer season of live music featuring local, regional and national acts.

For more information, visit Lime Kiln on the web at, or check out our Facebook page at