Summer is coming to an end! To keep the summer excitement going Pocahontas State Park has partnered with the Virginia Museum of Radio Entertainment to host a weekend long event on Friday, September 14, and Saturday, September 15, 2012. The weekend will start off with an outdoor concert by the classic rock band, Foreigner and wind down with the Virginia Hops and Harvest Festival.
Classic rock band Foreigner will play at the Heritage Amphitheater.
Foreigner is known for their multi-platinum hits including “Cold as Ice” “Feels Like the First Time” and “I Want to Know What Love Is.” Foreigner has 14 Top 20 hits with some of them the most enduring songs in rock history as well as 10 multi-platinum albums. Local high school choir, James River High School will join Foreigner to sing the bands #1 hit “I Want to Know What Love Is.” Foreigner is partnering with the Grammy Foundation charity to support high school music programs nationwide. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the gate and $40 for Gold Circle seating (advance only). Gates open at 6 p.m. at the park's Heritage Amphitheater. For ticket information, click here. Tickets are also available at the park office at 804-796-4255, at all Capital Ale House locations in Richmond, or by calling: 804-794-6700.
Special guest and the rock legends, The Yardbirds will appear at the Hops & Harvest Festival at the Heritage Amphitheater.
And if Foreigner was not enough, VMRE will host the Virginia Hops & Harvest Festival a day-long celebration of Virginia's bounty, featuring local artisans, craft brewers, food vendors, and outdoor adventure companies, in the beautiful setting of Virginia's largest state park. Music will be provided by Dallas Wesley, Sweet Justice, Led Zeppelin tribute band Zoso, Paul Plumeri Blues Band, and special guests rock legends THE YARDBIRDS.
The Hops & Harvest Festival is a celebration of Virginia's bounty, featuring local artisans, craft brewers, food vendors, and outdoor adventure companies.
Among the scheduled activities included with admission are brewing exhibits by featured craft brewers, kayaking demonstrations presented by The Appomattox River Company, and gear and camping presentations by REI. Featured Virginia Craft Beers Include: Bold Rock Hard Cider, Bull & Bones, Devil's Backbone, Hardywood Park, Legend, Midnight Brewery, O'Connor, Roanoke Railhouse, Starr Hill and Wolf Hills. Tickets are $12.50 advance, $15.00 at the gate. Beer tastings is not included in cost of admission. Festival goers must be 21 years old or older with a valid driver’s license in order to consume alcohol. Gates open at 12:00 p.m.; music begins at 1:30 p.m. For tickets, information, and directions, click here. Tickets are also available at the park office by calling 804-796-4255, at all Capital Ale House locations in Richmond, or by calling: 804-794-6700.
VMRE is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization based in Crewe, Virginia and whose mission is to archive, sustain, and perpetuate roots-based American music, and to enhance public awareness of central Virginia's rich musical heritage.
Pocahontas State Park is located in Chesterfield County, about 20 miles from Richmond. It offers a variety of outdoor activities, including biking, hiking, picnicking, swimming, camping and family-friendly nature programs. For camping reservations, click here. It's easily accessible from Interstate 95, Route 288 and Route 360. See below for detailed directions.
Drive Time: Northern Virginia, two hours; Richmond, half an hour; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, two hours; Roanoke, three hours.