Katherine Daniel, Editor in Chief~
The Lynchstock Music Festival will be held downtown on October 20 from 11:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M.
Co-founder and Director of Lynchstock Music Festival, Jonathan Smalt, said, “This is our 6th year doing the Lynchstock Music Festival. We started the festival 6 years ago now because there were really no venues in town for local bands to play, especially with a festival vibe. The first event we ever did started with 200 people and grew to almost 5,000. It has been an amazing journey to watch.”
Smalt added, “The event is located at Riverfront Park in Downtown Lynchburg. We usually have between 3,000-4,000 people attend the event.”
The Academy Center of the Arts is presenting Lynchstock Music Festival this year. According to the Lynchstock website, “The Academy Center of the Arts is excited to produce this year’s Lynchstock Music and Arts Festival.
The Academy is committed to supporting the continued growth of this unique festival which will draw over 3,500 attendees, 30+ bands, 20+ local craft and art vendors, food trucks and more! As the Academy strives to serve our community through arts and culture, this unique event provides Lynchburg a premier music and arts festival.”
According the Lynchstock Music Festival Facebook event, some of the artist that will at the event include: “Dr. Dog, Coin, Vacation Manor, Devon Gilfillian, Jeff Carl, Joel Robert Kaiser, Samantha Iveliz, You’re Jovian, Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon, Oceanic, TLVS, The Dundies, Wesley Montgomery, Julia Rothenberger, Good Dog Nigel, Apple Butter Soul, Nicole Miller, Beatnik, L.A. Dies, Firecracker Jam, Xenith, Tony Camm & The Funk All-stars, Great Health, Shallow Talent, A N X and more!”
Also from the Academy Center of the Arts website, “Lynchstock Music Festival is a rain or shine event. We hope for a perfect, sunny day. If this happens, then bring your blanket. If not, bring your poncho. The music and art will go on, either way!”
Dogs are not allowed to accompany their owner to this event unless they are a service animal. No outside alcohol, food, tents, or canopies will be allowed.
The food trucks that will be at the Lynchstock Music Festival will include: Nomad Coffee, Code Fresh, Bistro Bros Grill and Catering, Dem Bunz, Hibachi Guys, Brother Jake’s Brick Oven Creations, Taco Shark, Action Gyro. Upper Crust, Golf Park Coffee, The Lovin’ Crab, and Chill City Pops.
Smalt said, “We have a lot of local vendors sponsoring us as well.” Some of these sponsors include Pacific Life, BWX Technologies, Inc., Blue Ridge Beverage, Vector Space, Happily Ever After Event Rentals, Harding Street Assembly Lab, Crisp, and Loppleman.
This year, the first ever Lynchstock Music Festival 2018 Launch Party will be held on Friday, October 19, 2018 at the Academy Center of the Arts’ Warehouse Theatre. According to the Academy Center of the Arts website, “Join the Academy Center of the Arts, BWX Technologies, Inc., and Pacific Life as we kick off the 2018 Lynchstock Music Festival at the Academy Center of the Arts’ Warehouse Theatre on Friday, October 19, 2018, from 7:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.”
The event is free admissions and open to the public. Artists performing at the Lynchstock Launch Party are The Dundies and the Apple Butter Soul.
Tickets for the Lynchstock Music Festival will be available online and at the Lynchstock launch party.
According to the Academy Center of the Arts website, ticket prices are: College: $15.00, General Admission Pre-sale (Zone 1): $25.00, General Admission Day of: $30.00, and VIP (Zone 2): $65.00.
VIP tickets are on sale in advance and include a private VIP only entrance, premier covered seating with an outdoor patio and private bar, light refreshments, and two drink tickets.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (434) 846-8499 or visit http://www.lynchstockmusicfestival.com/tickets/ or https://academycenter.org/event/lynchstock-music-festival-2018/.