October 12 @ 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Join us for our inaugural Fall Jam Saturday, Oct. 12! This event features live music, the final bike race of the summer, our last Glow N’ Flow, bike gear raffles and plenty of fall foliage for everyone to enjoy. There will be limited camping available. Click the Lodging button for more information on where to stay locally. $5 entry fee for the event. If you purchase a Bike Park pass or Zip Line pass your entry fee is waived.
Molly Murphy (of the Judy Chops) | 3 – 4 pm
Molly’s love of music came at an early age, singing in choirs from age 4, participating in all the school musicals, and making music with her family for as long as she can remember.…She attended Stuart Hall School in Staunton, VA as a music student in the Visual and Performing Arts program from 1999-2003, and attended James Madison University where she continued to study music.
Her performing career in music began with her first band, The Bourbon Specials, based out of Charlottesville, VA in 2005. A few years later, she and a group of friends formed The Judy Chops, and have been performing regionally, as well as up and down the east coast since 2007. “Molly’s solid musicianship and dedication have been the background for the band’s solid arrangements.” She plays rhythm guitar, sings, writes, and arranges. (www.thejudychops.com) Molly also performs in a duo ensemble, The Marvelous Murphy Sisters with her sister Sally Murphy, in which their mother, Lorie Lichtenwalner, and younger sister, Lizzie Cahalin, also occasionally join. (www.facebook.com/themarvelousmurphysisters) She has performed and/or recorded with several musicians including Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root, Midnight Spaghetti and the Chocolate G-strings, Acme Swing Mfg. Co, Pete Stallings, Lost Indian, Sally Rose Band, Sarah Lynna and the Misfit Toys, Brian Patrick Band, Ludwell Joseph, Den Frumen, and The Boogie Kings. She loves to share in making music as a jam host in Staunton, as well as in old time/ neo-trad gatherings such as at the Appalachian String Band Festival. Molly opened Queen City Music Studios: a school of music for learning by ear, in September 2016. (www.queencitymusicstudios.com) In her Staunton studio, she offers private lessons for kids and adults in voice, beginner guitar & piano; after-school Making Music with Friends classes for elementary and middle school aged kids; and Musikgarten Family Music classes for families with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. She offers similar classes including Folk Choirs for both kids and adults at Front Porch: A Roots Music School, in Charlottesville, VA. (www.frontporchcville.org)
Dustin Pence Duo | 4:15 – 5:15 pm
Dustin Pence is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Over the years he has played numerous live shows as a solo artist. The next step was to add a backing band. Dustin Pence Band is a healthy mixture of Blues, Southern Rock, and Country Twang. DPB pumps out set after set full of original tunes, intertwined with some of our favorite covers, to keep the crowd rocking and rolling all night long.
Prince Bellerose | 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Harrisonburg VA’s Indie Soul trio blends & harmonizes, emphasizing dynamics & improvisation. Jazz, r&b, blues & folk influence their captivating sound.
Thieves of Burden | 6:45 – 7:45 pm
Thieves of Burden is an original band from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Their sound is a mixed genre of music inspired by elements from rock, Americana, and alt-country.
Ben Kunkle Band | 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Ben Kunkle and company are here to bring the highest quality content to the people! The Ben Kunkle Band is an Alternative Appalachian Rock group based out of Bridgewater, Va. Truthful and intention based songwriting is the ground they stand on, but rock n’ roll with an unmistakable hint of Appalachia is their watermark.
Bike Park Events
Summer Race Series Finale | 2:00 pm
If you’ve participated in our Summer Race Series throughout the summer you know the drill. If you haven’t taken part in the race series, no worries! This is a great opportunity for anyone new to racing, looking to improve, or just eager to test skills against the clock. Since this will be the last race of the series we will be doing awards for series winners as well as individual race winners. More info on the race series here!
Glow N’ Flow | 6:30 – 9:30 pm
This will be our second and last night ride in the bike park for the season so don’t miss out! Bring a bike specific light and rip some laps under the stars and slope lights. We will have a small supply of lights for purchase if you forget to bring a light.