Capon Bridge
Founders Day Festival


Free Admission
Free Shuttle to Parking
Please No Pets or Fire Arms


 2019 Vendor Application



Friday, September 27, Saturday, September 28 and Sunday September 29, 2019

Open File
in pavilion

Touchoff concert 6:00 PM Friday
Music throughout the day Saturday and Sunday
Friday, September 27, 2019
6:00 -  8:00 pm Rain Crow
Saturday, September 28, 2019
10:00 – 11:00  Winter Squash
11:30 – 12:30  Andrew McKnight
  1:00 –   2:00  Hay Fever
  2:15 –   3:15  Charlee Allman
  4:00 –   5:00  Buck Mt. String Band
Sunday, September 29, 2019
11:00 – 12:00  Seth Maynard
12:30 –   1:30  Joe Herrmann and Joe Fallon
  2:00 –   4:00  Bear Hill Bluegrass Band

6:00 - 8:00 Rain Crow
Rain Crow is a classic rock and roll band from Hampshire County.  Band members include George Constantz, Bill Harris, Jim Morris and Steve Bailes.  Some tunes will take you back to the 50s and 60s; some tunes are current. 
10:00 – 11:00 Winter Squash
Johanna Murray, Mike Everson, and Adam Keeling created the Winter Squash trio about a year ago.  Mike plays banjo and guitar, Adam plays mondolin and guitar, and Johanna plays guitar and sings lead.  Many of their songs are original tunes that range in content from songs about the beauty of West Virginia to the famed mystery of moth man, and all have a uniquly "Winter Squash" flare.   They describe their group as folk rock, bluegrass, blues fusion.
11:30 – 12:30 Andrew McKnight
Andrew McKnight’s solo performances are a bit like one man theatre; the songs are woven together with humorous stories and poetic drama, and the musical soundscape traverses influences from Appalachia, tasteful slide and jazzy blues, feisty anthems, rustic folk, and even a little fancy flatpicking on a Carter Family tune. Over the last couple of years McKnight has been part of the Rocky Mountain, South Florida, Boston and Delmarva Folk Festival lineups, played the Kennedy Center in DC, and performed at dozens of listening rooms, theatres, festivals and house concerts across the U.S.  He has been a guest on NPR’s “Art of the Song” and “River City Folk” shows as well as dozens of public and community stations nationwide, and his music is also frequently heard on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio.         
1:00 – 2:00 Hay Fever

Hay Fever is a Neo-Tradition Appalachian Old-Time band consisting of Jim Morris (Guitar), Josh Haza (Mandolin) and Dakota Karper (Fiddle).

2:15 - 3:15 Charlee Allman
Charlee Allman is 18 yrs old and a senior at Skyline High School.  She will graduate in June, 2019. She continues her education and is enrolled in Lord Fairfax Community College this summer. She loves and continues her singing career. Last year she tried out for The Voice and made it to California but was cut prior to the show. Still a great accomplishment.  Charlee will be singing with a group called Shockwave this summer.
4:00 – 5:00 Buck Mt. String Band
Talented musicians from Hampshire County take the stage to jam for the enjoyment of all, including their own enjoyment.
11:00 – 12:00 Seth Maynard
Returning to Capon Bridge Founders Day Festival after his 2011- 2018 performances, Seth Maynard is a Guitarist, Producer/Engineer, and Songwriter.  His years of training at Berklee College of Music are evident in his skillful and colorful guitar stylings. He performs as many as 150 shows each year at various regional venues and serves as Adjunct Music Faculty at Davis & Elkins College. He also owns and operates Lone Wolf Productions where his recording/producing credits are numerous.
12:30 – 1:30 Joe Herrmann and Joe Fallon 
Since 1975, Joe Herrmann has brought traditional American music to audiences throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland, and Scotland.  With fiddle, hammer dulcimer, banjo, and guitar, he and his wife tend a stable of songs from the first settlements of Appalachia to the best of contemporary American folk music.  They combine precise instrumentation, melodic interplay, and vocals to create a warm and engaging sound.  Joe Herrmann has played at numerous folk music venues, festivals, and concerts including the Birchmere , the Kennedy Center, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Carter Family Fold, the Vancouver Folk Festival, Clearwater's Hudson River Revival, and the Upper Potomac Dulcimer Festival.  He has appeared on radio shows such as Mountain Stage, Voices from the Mountains, and Live at the Birchmere, and on television shows such as Live at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Music from Home, and the Today Show. 
 Joe Fallon will perform with Joe Herrmann.  Joe Fallon has played with Critton Hollow String Band for 35 years on banjo, guitar and vocals.  He works as a Physician’s Assistant in Charlottesville, Virginia.   Critton Hollow String Band has recorded 7 CDs: Gather 'round (2008), The Dulcimer Collection (2000), Cowboys and Indians (1995), Great Dreams (1988), By and By (1985), Sweet Home (1983), and Poor Boy (1979).
2:00 – 4:00 Bear Hill Bluegrass Band
True traditional bluegrass music from the Appalachain Mountains of West Virginia" Bear Hill Bluegrass has the right combination of high energy, comedy, and audience participation. These five versatile muscians can adjust their repertoire as needed whether it be hard driving bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, or classic country mix. Having played venues with the top entertainers like JR Sisk and Ramblers Choice, Mountain Heart, and Claire Lynch, Bear Hill is a musical force coming to the front of the music scene.