Yonderville Music & Arts Festival by Sugarcube Productions

Thursday, July 5 to Sunday, July 8

Verdun Adventure Bound, 17044 Verdun Adventure Bound Trail, Rixeyville

Yonderville describes themselves as a multi-day, multi-genre festival, where they “seamlessly blend genres by scheduling artists in a cohesive manner to build energy throughout the day.” Sounds like something worth checking out! This four-day festival features all kinds of nationally and internationally performing headliners including Broccoli Samurai, Litz, Funk You, The Dirty Grass Players, and more!

Festival features include interactive decorations, live painting, visual artists, yoga sessions, diverse camp sites (including a family friendly area), food vendors, merch vendors, a beer and wine garden, and more! Outside food, lawn chairs, picnic baskets, and coolers are allowed but no glass bottles and no outside alcohol is permitted. This festival is 18+ unless accompanied by a parent but children ages 12 and under get free admission.

For more details you can email admin@verdunadventurebound.org, call (540) 937-4920, or visit their facebook page at www.facebook.com/events/549542355402339.


THE LINEUP
*b2b means multiple artists on stage at the same time

THURSDAY-LAKESIDE STAGE

FRIDAY-FOREST STAGE

FRIDAY-LAKESIDE STAGE

SATURDAY-FOREST STAGE

SATURDAY-LAKESIDE STAGE


HEADLINERS

Broccoli Samurai

Since forming in Cleveland, OH in 2010, Broccoli Samurai has taken the club and festival scene by storm. Broccoli Samurai has sculpted a unique blend of their own sound making something fresh in the scene. The band has been thrilling audiences across the nation winning them a massive and fiercely loyal fan base with their synth-laden progressive electronica sound fused with soulful hints of funk and jazz. Eager fans pack dance floors and festival sets, waiting to get lost in the band’s ambient soundscapes, anticipating every note that will force them to move with reckless abandon.

Broccoli Samurai’s line-up includes founding member Ryan “Bruce” Hodson on keys and synth, Cameron Bickley on drums and percussion, Michael Vincent on guitar and keys and synths, and Bassist Randy Nicklas

The band has played countless festivals such as Electric Forest, Peach Music Festival, Catskill Chill, Aura, Hullaween, Euphoria, The Werk Out, Floyd Fest, BIG What?!, Domefest, The Mad Tea Party Jam, SummerDance, Disc Jam, Night Lights along with many other amazing festivals across the nation. Broccoli Samurai has supported and toured with Dopapod, Papadosio, Lotus, Conspirator, EOTO, The Werks, Ozric Tentacles, BoomBOX, Big Gigantic, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Aqueous, TAUK, Twiddle, The New Deal, Perpetual Groove along with many other amazing national, regional and local acts.

LITZ

LITZ brings together a wide array of musical influences ranging from funk, jam, go-go, soul, electronica and just about everywhere in between to amalgamate a new sound for the ears of the world. Their sound strides to sonically transport it’s listeners to another planet free of the stress, struggles, and tribulations of modern day life through the use of funky horn riffs, wah-wah keys, pounding bass, driving/progressive rhythms and melt your face guitar.

FUNK YOU

Hailing from the east side GA town of Augusta, FUNK YOU is an outgoing burst of energy that is continually climbing their way to the top of the music scene. This “funk” oriented outfit projects multiple musical styles focusing mainly on dance driven grooves with powerful clean vocals. Incorporating intriguing musical composition, tasteful lyrics, and crowd captivating live performances, FUNK YOU is surely to make an imprint on your musical taste.

FUNK YOU provides the audience with a furious fusion of influences ranging from Umphrey’s Mcgee, Lettuce, James brown, and Stevie Wonder. By colliding funk, jam, rock, fusion, and prog into one uniform sound, these guys will keep your jaw dropped and your feet moving without stopping. Their songs combine lush ambiance, catchy vocals, and intense shredding simultaneously into a unique well defined sound.

For three years the band has been building their fan base in the southern local markets of Atlanta, Augusta, Athens, Statesboro, Milledgeville, Savannah and Macon. They have numerous sold out shows in Augusta and also at the Georgia Theater in Athens. With performances alongside Maceo Parker & Fred Wesley (James Brown horn section), Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Tea Leaf Green, Robert Randolph, Snarky Puppy, and Moon Taxi, the band is paving their way to the festival circuit. FUNK YOU was voted best R&B band by August Magazine and was named Relix Magazine’s “Artist On the Rise” in their July/August 2013 issue. Perseverance and hard work best describe the band’s attitude, so if you haven’t yet, you will be seeing them soon.

The Dirty Grass Players

The Dirty Grass Players are an up and coming band with their own spin on bluegrass. They use traditional style vocal harmonies and mix it with a jammy improvisational feel to keep listeners on their toes. They have been playing regionally in Maryland, DC, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Coming from areas all around Baltimore, each player brings a different set of influence to the table. Alex Berman is on banjo/vocals, Ben Kolakowski is on guitar/vocals, Alex Tocco is on fiddle/vocals, Ryan Rogers is on mandolin, and Colin Rappa is on bass fiddle.

Ben, Ryan and Colin and their friend Steve Gallagher had started playing bluegrass together in early 2015. By summer Steve was planning on moving to Nashville and Ben had met Tocco and Berman at Dear Jerry (tribute to Jerry Garcia)  and invited them to jam. Once they joined the band, they really began to shape the sound. You can hear influences of traditional bluegrass like Flatt and Scruggs, Bill Monroe, Del McCoury band, as well as some heavier newgrass like Tony Rice, Infamous String Dusters, and Travelin McCourys. They also have some music that includes jazz style improvisation as well as some group improvisation similar to the Grateful Dead or Railroad Earth.

As they start to play more, their versatility shows in their original compositions and by playing tributes ranging from Old and in the Way to Iron Maiden to James Brown.

Squaring The Circle

Founded by seasoned members of the Baltimore music scene, Squaring The Circle’s prog-funk sound has set out to breathe new life into classic funk and jazz fusion with their original material that somehow brings these genres into a contemporary light.

Their shows in 2017 have showed fans what they were all about.  From taking on crowds at Domefest and Hot August Music Festival to sharing single bills with Kung Fu, Big Something, Aqueous, and The Main Squeeze, this power group shows no signs of stopping as it continues to rise in the many music scenes of the Mid-Atlantic.

Carl, Dan, Nate, and Tyler started this journey in late 2014 by immediately finding challenging music and creating definitive medleys featuring some of their favorite tunes.  Since then, they have grown more comfortable with each others’ musical voice while crafting very unique original material that has been turning heads and creating a huge buzz with each growing crowd.

Pam Kamphuis
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Pam Kamphuis is an editor and writer for Piedmont Virginian Magazine and Piedmont Lifestyle Magazines.

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