Music In The Mountains, Part 3: Chilling On The Mountain

Well gang, I figure its about time I finally gave you part 3 of my “musical adventure saga” called Music in the Mountains. I’ve been slacking alot lately. Now before you go riding my case and jumping all over my slackiness, you must first realize that it’s not quite my fault…My terrible internet was down for 2 weeks…yes, it took the “internet company” TWO WEEKS to schedule an appointment, and plus my laptop had gone berserk.

Well I’m back, baby. Now, its time to roll up the mountain in Minden, West Virginia, to hang with some hippies and chill under the cool night sky at ACE Adventure Resort as we enjoy smooth grooves and pure moods in the final entry to my series, music in the mountains. Chilling on the Mountain. Continue reading “Music In The Mountains, Part 3: Chilling On The Mountain”

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Music in the Mountains Part 2 : Brews and Bands

Well hello there and welcome back to the ongoing, epic three part series, Music in the Mountains…Last week I gave you guys an idea of just how metal the local music here can be. Just to recap, It was Rock Retreat, 2018. Heavy metal, small Southwest VA community, good times.

Today we switch gears a bit to talk about a more “area inclusive” event held in Wytheville, Virginia at cozy Withers Park. I say area inclusive only because heavier music tends to draw its own crowd. An event like “Brews and Bands”, a part of Wytheville’s yearly Chautauqua event schedule,( if you don’t know what Chautauqua means, look it up. I had to back in the day. I’m not ashamed ) tends to draw a very diverse crowd. Good music, good people and of course good brews! Time for part 2 of Music in the Mountains. Brews and Bands… Continue reading “Music in the Mountains Part 2 : Brews and Bands”

The Party in the Mountains Slide Show! (Mountain Music Festival 2018) Part 1

Friday June 1st and Saturday June 2nd, the boys from Blue Ridge Report attended the 5th annual Mountain Music Festival at ACE Adventure Resort, in Minden, West Virginia. 

Below are some pictures captured by us this past weekend. Be sure to watch out for our full movie clip we are creating about our experiences at Mountain Music Festival 2018. 

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Music in the Mountains, Part 1: Rocking Out in Rural Retreat, Virginia

 

Hello gang, Its Fake News Nate here. Lately, however, I’ve been rather truthful. The name may have to change… especially if that Zuckerburg fellow doesn’t stop his war against me… So today I’ve decided to do something different. Since I have been slacking, I have ended up with several things to write about but haven’t finished a single one. I know, its terrible. That being said, there have been a lot of musical events lately in our wonderful area and I have been attending as many as I can. Some I’ve had to miss here and there, which makes me sad, but hey. I’m only ONE DUDE…get off my arse… As for the ones that I have been lucky enough to get to, I’ve decided to present to you some articles about them, all in a wonderfully compact,  multi-part manner. Let’s delve into my first of three shall we? Here is part one of the saga, Music in the Mountains… Rocking out in Rural Retreat. Continue reading “Music in the Mountains, Part 1: Rocking Out in Rural Retreat, Virginia”

Micro-Violence In Beckley, West Virginia!

Ya know, normally on a Thursday evening, I’d prefer to relax after coming home from a long day at work. Sit down to a hardy and healthy fast food burger. Vegetate on the couch in a greasy food-induced coma. Maybe fire up the old SNES system for some old school gaming. But on the night of April 19th, 2018, I made a conscious decision to get off my arse and get out to an event. An event like none other, like nothing I personally have ever attended in my life. Yes ladies and gentlemen, one could call this a bucket list worthy event. I’m talking about some mirco violence. Minuscule mayhem. Midget on midget chaos. All taking place under the roof of Muncheez Bar and Grill in Beckley West Virginia, one of my favorite venues in the area. This place is always hosting great and unique events and shows (thank you Brian Reznor) and I’ll admit I have been slacking on the “support local stuff” quests as of late. So, as I stated, I decided it was high time to roll to Beckley. And throw my car out of alignment on the terrible interstate going there…and pay the ridiculous tolls, both to and from, which are supposed to fix said sh!t tier roads…But that’s not the point here. Could be the subject of a future rant though…stay tuned folks. Continue reading “Micro-Violence In Beckley, West Virginia!”

Thawfest 2018 (Hosted By Painted Peak Brewing Co)

On Main Street in Tazewell Virginia, Painted Peak Brewing Company hosted their first “Thawfest” Saturday, April 21st. This festival was a great opportunity to celebrate winter ending with some great beer, food, and music.

A few members of Blue Ridge Report including myself, attended the first annual “Thawfest” which is a music/beer festival that is located in Tazewell Virginia, right in front of Painted Peak Brewing Co. Thanks to the kindness of Painted Peak’s Owner/CEO Dave Blankenship we were able to capture our interviews with some of the bands inside of the “Tap House” where the incredible tasting Painted Peak beer is crafted.

Below you can find our Video Interviews with two of the bands that played at this years Thawfest “Black Garlic” and “The Kind Thieves”. Continue reading “Thawfest 2018 (Hosted By Painted Peak Brewing Co)”

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