Rockin' River Weekends in May

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May 2 - May 29, 2015

After a few months trapped inside, that irritability and restlessness that you are likely experiencing could be cabin fever. The only sure cure for this condition is a strong dose of “aqua therapy” - whitewater rafting! ACE is an expert at this technique and has the perfect solution to a whole new you -- Rockin’ River Weekends coming in May.

Imagine it… a beautiful spring day on the mighty New River, busting thru some of the best whitewater of the year. Back to camp for some kickin’ jams by a select group of musicians. Add a libation to the evening mix to alleviate any lingering tension still hanging on. Add you’re back and ready for whatever life throws your way!

  • 2 Nights of camping
  • Lower New full day, 16' raft*
  • 1 Grilled Riverside lunch, 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
  • Live Entertainment every Saturday Night
  • Cornhole Tournaments on Saturday evenings @ 7pm

May $149 Per Person
SAVE Up To $55 Off Regular Rate! +LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

May 2 - May 29, 2015
*Upgrade to a High Adventure 14' raft for just $10 per person! Our most popular boat size!
Cannot be combined with any other discount.
Rate does not include taxes and fees.

Band Schedule:

This is the 2014 schedule - 2015 TBD

Saturday May 2nd
Lawless Brown Band A local supergroup with over a century of combined professional gigging experience: Lawless Brown can only be described as a powerhouse. Their progressive take on funk, reggae, rock, and soul is punctuated with trademark precision and a booming anthem sound. Tight, complex rhythms, golden horn melodies, and screaming solo breaks all brought together with profound lyricism and songwriting makes Lawless Brown a sonic force, guaranteed to get the crowd moving.

Saturday May 9th
The Wild Rumpus – Appalachian Stompgrass.  Influences range from bluegrass, blues, punk, folk and old country.  They may lead off with a high energy mountain romp, go to an old time bluegrass burner, to a reggae influenced mountain story and then a blues lament on regret.  Shared the stage with Tony Rice, Ricky Skaggs, Mike Seeger, The Hackensaw Boys, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Tim O’Brien, Johnson’s Crossroad, Old Crow Medicine Show and others…

Saturday May 16th
The Boatmen – easily viewed as bluegrass, rock-grass or a new-grass outfit. With diverse instrumentation and the right blend of soaring harmony overtop of moonshine anthems, they have created a niche all their own.  Americana Soulgrass.

Saturday May 23rd
Johnson's Crossroad - has been described by friends and fans as everything from Appalachian Soul" to "Hillbilly Metal." The band blends blues, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, and Appalachian Old Time for a sound that The Daily Times’ Steve Wildsmith calls “both mournful and jubilant, breezy and graveyard serious.” He goes on to comment that frontman Paul Johnson’s voice “barely rises above a growl, but he stretches that sound to encompass the experience of a train-hopping hobo and the wisdom of an old man recalling loves lost and wars fought from the porch of a backwoods cabin.” Their 2011 album Mockingbird puts songwriter Paul Johnson in line with names like Guy Clark or Zac Brown and his powerful voice evokes memories of folk stars like Taj Mahal or Burl Ives. The Wilmington Star News describes, “It's gruff and easygoing, like a mix of Tom Waits and Ben Knox Miller of The Low Anthem.“ AmericanaUK exclaims, “With ‘Mockingbird’ Johnson’s Crossroad seem to have just proved themselves to be one of the finest Roots rockers around right now.” The album was voted the #7 Regional albums of 2012 by WNCW! The sincerity of Johnson’s songs and simplicity of his lyrics make you want to pour a brew, put your feet up or head to the hills. Asheville’s Bold Life call the band a “treat to see live” and says that, “Paul Johnson has a knack for creating powerful visuals with straightforward lyrics.” Dobro, mandolin and fiddle back up Johnson’s clean lyrics on some, other times its simple finger picking to a folksong. "I like to keep the words simple," said Paul Johnson. "I try and follow Hank Williams as much as possible, let the words tell the story and the music back it up," Johnson said. His inspiration is simple yet intently focused. "I was born in the mountains of West Virginia, I've always been in the mountains all my life,” said Johnson who now calls Asheville, NC home.

Sunday May 24th
The Wild Rumpus – Appalachian Stompgrass.  Influences range from bluegrass, blues, punk, folk and old country.  They may lead off with a high energy mountain romp, go to an old time bluegrass burner, to a reggae influenced mountain story and then a blues lament on regret.  Shared the stage with Tony Rice, Ricky Skaggs, Mike Seeger, The Hackensaw Boys, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Tim O’Brien, Johnson’s Crossroad, Old Crow Medicine Show and others…

Saturday May 30st
Groundhog Gravey

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