On Saturday, September 15, 2012 the Virginia Museum of Radio Entertainment is pleased to present The First Annual Virginia Hops & Harvest Festival at Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Rd, Chesterfield. Pocahontas State Park is just a few miles southeast of Richmond, and is easily accessible from Highway 360 or Interstate 95. Tickets are $12.50 advance, $15 at the gate (beer tastings not included in cost of admission). You must be at least 21 years old with a valid driver’s license in order to consume alcohol. Gates open at 12 p.m.; music begins at 1:30 p.m..
Visit www.pocahontaslive.com for tickets, information, and directions. Tickets are also available at the Pocahontas State Park office, at all Capital Ale House locations in Richmond or by calling: 804-794-6700.
The Virginia Hops & Harvest Festival is 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 Virginia’s own Dallas Wesley, Sweet Justice, Led Zeppelin tribute band Zoso, Paul Plumeri Blues Band, and special guests rock legends The Yardbirds. 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.
The musical highlight of the event will be a blazing performance by British blues/rock band The Yardbirds. With all of the passion, fire and intensity that launched the careers of three of the world’s greatest guitarists – Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page – The Yardbirds are still creating vibrant performances that leave audiences amazed at their ferocity. The band features original members Jim McCarty and Chris Dreja, along with guitar virtuoso Ben King, vocalist Andy Mitchell and bassist Dave Smale. Expect to see a memorable set of classic hits such as “For Your Love,” “Shapes of Things,” and “Happenings Ten Years Time Ago,” infused with a modern flash of brilliance in the band’s fresh interpretations of these powerful songs. The Yardbirds will perform at 6 p.m.