The fifth annual Rooster Walk Music and Arts Festival is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend (May 24-26) at Blue Mountain Festival Grounds near Martinsville, Va. Rooster Walk features a multitude of musical genres as well as arts, crafts and food vendors, plus children's activities.
Lineup: Leftover Salmon, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Yarn(x2), Larry Keel, Jenny Keel & Sammy Shelor, KUNG FU, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Dangermuffin, Space Capone, Josh Panda & the Hot Damned, Stephane Wrembel, Sanctum Sully, Mandolin Orange, Kings of Belmont, Lizzy Ross Band, Jon Stickley Trio, Dave Eggar & Amber Rubarth, The Floorboards, Travis Book (of the Infamous Stringdusters), L Shape Lot, After Jack, Common Foundation, Big Fat Gap, Justin Johnson, Funk Punch, Hot Twang, Yankee Dixie, GUNCHUX, Bear Mountain Picnic, Steel Drum Band, Empire Strikes Brass marching band and Boy Named Banjo.
Rooster Walk has been named one of the top 100 outdoor events in the Southeast by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine (the BRO Top 100/Jan. 2012 issue). It has also been highlighted in Southern Living Magazine as a top-ticket for the month of May.
Last year, Rooster Walk drew more than 3,000 people and featured 32 bands. Musical genres included rock, bluegrass, newgrass, Americana, jambands, jazz, country, reggae/ska, funk and soul.
Rooster Walk Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit. In four years, organizers have donated $20,000 to the Penn-Shank Memorial Scholarship Fund at Martinsville High School. The festival is named after two late Martinsville natives, Edwin "the Rooster" Penn and Walker Shank.
Blue Mountain Festival Grounds
1920 Coopers Mountain Road
Martinsville, VA 24112