This year’s festival is taking on a different flavor. The Menokin Music Festival Pick Nick will combine the fun and relaxation of a picnic atmosphere with the entertainment of a great afternoon of live music. It’s simply really. You bring your picnic basket full of your favorite foods, a chair or a blanket, your dog (on a leash, please) and all of your friends and family. We’ll provide shady trees, something for the kids to bounce on, and plenty of good music. There will be wine, beer, soft drinks and water available for purchase. (No BYOB.)
The music line-up is the perfect recipe for some toe-tapping, moon-bouncing, picnic-loving fun. Our feature band – The Blades of Bluegrass – will serve up traditional bluegrass music loved by locals for many years. The Willow Creek Band from the Richmond area is known for its tight vocal harmonies and rousing instrumentals, and performs a variety of bluegrass, Americana and gospel. The Donnie LaFleur Band is a gathering of local singers and musicians from Essex County that covers a variety of popular music from genres including country, rock and blues.
The gates open at 2:00 pm and the music starts at 3:00. There will be craft demonstrations, games, a moon bounce and a giant slide on site for added family fun. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate, and are available for purchase at local Union First Market Bank branches, online at www.menokinmusic.com or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Menokin is located at 4037 Menokin Road in Warsaw.
All proceeds from the event will go directly to saving Menokin. The Menokin Foundation’s mission is to preserve and interpret the home of patriot Francis Lightfoot Lee as a focus for better understanding the fields of architecture, conservation and ecology.
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Home of patriot Francis Lightfoot Lee,and part of the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge, is a learning center for heritage and natural resource conservation commited to educating the public on the built and natural environments.