Farmington Valley Acoustic Festival Returns on October 19

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Farmington Valley Acoustic Festival Returns on October 19

The 4th Annual Farmington Valley Acoustic Festival is coming on Saturday, October 19.  Set amongst the beautiful 380 acres of forest and fall foliage at Winding Trails in Farmington, there will be music on three stages, as well as a song contest, two workshops, and free beer from local breweries. The festival features chart-topping performers, official state troubadours, and award-winning songwriters from local and nationally-touring acts. Advance discount tickets are available for at windingtrails.org/programs/acousticfestival or by calling Winding Trails at (860) 677-8458.

This one-day music festival runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is rain or shine. Performances take place in the forest amphitheater, lodges, and pondside. Outdoor stages move indoors in the event of rain. Attendees can also drop-in to the Vocal Coaching Workshop with Nashville recording artist Kaye Pere, and the Craft and Business of Songwriting Workshop with Grammy award-winning songwriter Bill Pere. Songwriters are also invited to sign-up for the judged Song Contest with prizes offered by the Connecticut Songwriters Association and Connecticut Songwriting Academy. Space is limited and preregistration is required for the Song Contest.

Free samples from local breweries Shebeen Brewing, Hog River Brewing, Firefly Hollow Brewing, and Alvarium Beer Company will be available, while supplies last. Food and additional refreshments are available for sale or attendees may BYOB and picnic. Take advantage of the scenic grounds at Winding Trails, with 12 miles of walking trails and disc golf.

 

Advance discount tickets are $10 adults, $5 children ages 3-15. Tickets purchased at the gate will be $15 adults and $8 children. For more information and tickets, go to windingtrails.org/programs/acousticfestival. Festival proceeds benefit Winding Trails, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing year-round recreational and educational activities for the enjoyment and growth of families and individuals of all ages. The festival is also presented by ClarkHirth Accountants and Blue Crane Music with support from Wood-n-Tap, The Bridge Healing Arts Center, Anthology Senior Living, the Law Offices of Michael F. Freeman, and Telefunken.