We encourage those who can make it to arrive on Thursday evening. The festival will begin on Friday at 1pm Friday with workshops by the Gibson Brothers and an unplugged, casual performance and Q&A with the Gibson Brothers at 4pm. WVBF will have a welcome reception at 5:00 in the lobby of La Tourelle where you can listen to some acoustic bluegrass, taste some Finger Lakes Wines, and enjoy some southern comfort food prepared by La Tourelle. The Friday show, held in the downstairs conference room (150 seat capacity), will begin at 7:30 with set by the Chris Stuart & Janet Beazley Trio followed by two sets by The Gibson Brothers beginning at 8:30 pm. The concert hall has a bar serving local craft beers and wines, and other alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. Jamming will resume after stage performances and continue late into the night.
Saturday morning we have continental breakfast available or a full breakfast at the La Tourelle Bistro. Free workshops, taught by Della Mae, Stuart & Beazley, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, and other festival performers will be held at 10am, 11am and 1pm. See Schedule for more information. Concerts start at 2:00 pm with Paris Texas and friends featuring Bobby Henrie, 3:00 pm Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, and Della Mae at 4:00 pm. Between 5pm and 7pm there will be a many dinner on the town options, including music and discounts at the reknowned Moosewood Restaurant. The Saturday evening concert will once again be held at the Hangar Theatre, a 300 seat and wonderful music venue. The Saturday night show will begin at 7:30 and feature Della Mae, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Chris Stuart & Janet Beazley, including with a mini Cornerstone reunion during the Stuart & Beazley set.
Sunday morning, we will have a special gospel music show – Spirit Songs and Stories – with preacher and story teller extraordinaire Reba Dolch and a variety of festival performers.
Thanks for attending the Winter Village Bluegrass Festival
Rick Manning, Festival Producer
Scott Wiggins, La Tourelle Managing Director