It’s time to take a break from the winter blues. February 8th and 9th is the third annual WinterSkunk Music Festival at the Spinning Jenny.
Started at the Spinning Jenny two years ago, the WinterSkunk Music Festival is the winter edition of the famous SpringSkunk Music Fest, held on the second weekend in April, and the AlbinoSkunk Music Fest, which is held on the first weekend in October. These festivals are held at SkunkFarm music and camping venue located in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
WinterSkunk Fest got its start after Glynn Zeigler, organizer of SpringSkunk and AlbinoSkunk, came to Spinning Jenny a few years ago to see a Bluegrass band. Zeigler wanted to expand SkunkFest with a winter music festival, and after seeing a few more shows at the Jenny, he decided that it was the perfect venue. WinterSkunk Fest was born.
SkunkFest originally began as a Bluegrass music festival, and has since branched out into broader blend of musical styles ranging from Bluegrass to Alt. Country to Americana, and all of it is played on beautiful outdoor stages.
SkunkFest isn’t just about music. There is always lots of great food from local vendors and craft beers. There are lot of other activities to enjoy too. There is a drive-in movie, a play ground for the kids, kids shows, and tent and RV camping.
Set in the beauty of the great outdoors, Skunk Fest was conceived as a music festival with an atmosphere that’s more akin to a big family reunion than your typical big commercial music festival. SpringSkunk Music Fest and AlbinoSkunk Music Fest are great escapes for the entire family.
SkunkFest got its unique moniker from the white skunks that can be seen from time to time on the SkunkFarm grounds. These unusual skunks not only helped to give the Skunk festivals their memorable name, they serve as inspiration for the artwork that makes up the theme for each festival.
Since WinterSkunk Music Fest is hosted at the Spinning Jenny, the music will be indoors on the Jenny’s spacious stage. Food trucks will be on site, and the beer on tap will be from local craft breweries. Unlike the spring and fall SkunkFests, there won’t be any activities for the kiddos. Older teens are welcome only if accompanied by parents.
While the Spinning Jenny has lots of room and plenty of chairs, you’re welcome to bring your own folding camping chairs. Set them up inside or setup an impromptu picnic area near one of the food trucks when you get hungry.
This year’s WinterSkunk Fest line up has some incredible acts. The music starts on Friday, February 8th at 7:00 p.m., and on Saturday, February 9th the music begins at 2:00 p.m. with three shows on Friday and seven shows on Saturday. The doors open one hour before showtime.
Check out the lineup and buy your tickets here. Don’t miss the third annual WinterSkunk Music Festival at The Spinning Jenny.