2021 is making out to be a blockbuster year for the return of live music and also indoor and outdoor festivals all over America. We here at Gary Hayes Country cover over 275 festivals each year, and each time they release more information about their event, I make my yearly articles for each one.

Out on the east coast in Mount Solon Virginia, we have the almighty Red Wing Roots Music Festival. So as we get all of the information correct and up to date, please enjoy your own favorite festivals, and maybe even try to find a new one you like!

With a line up this great, every day is a good day! Check out the full performance schedule and the 2021 line up page to learn more about the amazing artists coming to Red Wing VIII.

View each day’s stage-wide schedule all at once: FridaySaturday and/or Sunday.
Save or print them for use during the festival. However you look at it, we’ll see you in July!

RWVIII Tickets & Camping – June 1st at 10am

A reminder that tickets and camping for Red Wing VIII open on Tuesday at 10am! If you held on to your tickets from 2020, you should have received an email from Eventbrite on Thursday with your ticket information. 

If you’re planning to purchase tickets, this is what you’ll find:

  • Weekend passes will begin with Round 3 Tickets ($141/ea).
  • 3-day passes for teens (ages 13-17) are $75.
  • 3-day passes for children (ages 6-12) are $19.
  • Children under 6 get in free.
  • Single Day Tickets: Friday ($59), Saturday ($69), and/or Sunday ($49).
  • Many great camping options.
  • Don’t forget a parking pass! ($20/vehicle)

2021 Musicians Announced

We are thrilled to be back and preparing to host Red Wing VIII this summer! With only two months until the festival there is much to be done, but first and foremost, let’s get right to the music!

For many of us, musicians and fans alike, live music has been on hold for an excruciatingly long period of time. We are excited to announce that along with festival hosts, The Steel Wheels, this outstanding line up of regionally and nationally-acclaimed musicians will certainly fulfill our long-awaited musical dreams this July!

The Mavericks – Sarah Jarosz – Hiss Golden Messenger – Son Little
Bettye LaVette – Asleep at the Wheel – Tim O’Brien Band
Peter Rowan’s Free Mexican Airforce w/ Los Texmaniacs
The Steel Wheels – Dustbowl Revival – and many more!Visit our 2021 Line Up page to learn more about all the Red Wing VIII performers. Ready for the music? We’ve got your Red Wing VIII Spotify Playlist right here.
2021 Artist Line Up

You have more questions…

We have some answers.

We know that you have a few more questions for us, so we’ll get to some of the most important ones now and share more as things unfold over the coming weeks.

Tickets & Camping Sales

Our plan is to release additional tickets and camping in early June, depending on the Virginia state and local Covid reopening schedule and success. If things continue moving in a positive direction, we anticipate having 3-day and single day tickets, as well as all types of camping packages, except for Premium RV, available. We’ll get the word is out before sales begin, so be sure to sign up for our emails and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

2020 Tickets are Good for 2021!

If you held onto your 2020 tickets and camping, you are good to go! We also know that some of you may need help remembering where you put that information…. no worries, we’ve got you covered. Watch for a new confirmation email to hit your inbox in the coming weeks as we receive final approval to gather this July.

But what about COVID?

We feel more optimistic than ever that we’ll be together this summer AND we’re still waiting for final approval from state and local governments to host this year’s festival. We will be following state and local guidelines for gathering and will have more information about this leading up to the festival.

Featured Artist: BETTYE LAVETTE

Hailed by the New York Times as “one of the great soul interpreters of her generation,” five-time Grammy nominee Bettye LaVette is a vocalist who can take any type of song – jazz or country, pop or rhythm & blues – and make it her own.  LaVette’s commitment to artistry has earned the admiration of musical peers such as Jon Bon Jovi (“she doesn’t just sing the song, she lives in each of them”) and Bonnie Raitt, who praised her as “one of the most incredible R&B singers singing today…a force of nature.”  Over the course of her remarkable, six-decade career, LaVette has sung for President Obama, published an autobiography, placed six records on the rhythm & blues charts, and starred in a hit musical.  And, as proven by Blackbirds, her second recording for the legendary Verve label, she continues to scale new artistic heights. []


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