Music Fest Combines Bands, Rafting, Camping
West Virginia’s ACE Adventure Resort announced that more than two dozen bands, including headliners Umphrey’s McGee and The Revivalists will perform June 1-3 at the 4th Annual Mountain Music Festival in the New River Gorge.
New in 2017 ACE is offering a payment plan where festival goers can lock in these savings for only $25.
This 1,500-acre mountain playground may well be the only place in the world where outdoor adventure, including whitewater rafting, joins forces with a world-class, high-power music festival that features 25 bands, up from 15 last year.
“Our annual celebration marries adventure and music that spans three nights and is spread over four stages. Music includes Americana, folk, funk, festival jam bands, rock & roll and bluesy soul stuff,” says Chris Colin, special events coordinator. “We give all of our guests the experience that only VIPS get at other festivals. Our camping facilities for music lovers far exceed those at any other venue. All camping spaces allow room for the guest’s vehicle at no extra charge. And guests can shower for free.”
The festival kicks off Thursday, June 1, with a pre-party at The Lost Paddle Lounge, the resort’s bar and restaurant that sports a 1500-square-foot deck.
There’s more splash too at Saturday’s The Beach Party with games, obstacles and activities to entertain all ages for at least six music- and food-filled hours. The fun takes place on ACE’s Wonderland Water Park, a five-acre water park with slides, zip lines, inflatable toys and the famous “Blob” (a giant inflatable pillow on the water). Music from the Greenbrier Valley Brewing Lake Stage will be flowing across the water all afternoon.
More than 25 vendors will display clothing, food, art and more, and 15 visual artists will trade secrets of their techniques throughout a weekend of painting and art workshops. For more information on other workshops go to mountainmusicfestwv.com/activities.html#workshops
Kick It with the Artists brings fans up close and personal with their favorite musicians on river rafts, or zip lining, mountain biking, world-class rock climbing, horseback riding, standup paddle boarding and more.
Festival-goers who come for the weekend can opt to rent cabin accommodations or camp at the “we’ve thought of everything – including nice bathrooms and showers” campground, all located on premise, Colin said.
Dozens of cabin rentals, bunkhouse beds and tent sites are available. Convenient dining options may begin around guests’ campfires or at the variety of restaurants, bars and grills found at ACE Adventure Resort. Available are ticket packages for every length of weekend getaway. An early bird special offers a $175 per person three-day festival pass and three night’s campground reservation, access to the festival pre-party, parking and a full-day ACE Wonderland Water Park pass for Saturday’s Beach Party.
ACE Adventure Resort is the Eastern U.S.’s largest mountain hideaway exclusively focused on world-class whitewater rafting along with guided adventures, outdoor sports and activities, lodging, camping and other amenities. The nearby New River Gorge National River is affectionately known as the “Grand Canyon of the East” and features rafting from April to October.