Monday, March 11, 2013

Whitewater Center boasts four upcoming festivals

Saturday guitar virtuoso and sometime Dave Matthews collaborator Tim Reynolds and his band TR3 will headline the US National Whitewater Center's Green River Revival. The third annual St. Patrick's day party includes a greening of the river at 1 p.m. and a 5K trail run that kicks off the festivities at 9 a.m.

TR3 will play around 1 p.m. Local group the Mike Strauss Band, who will also do an acoustic set in the beer garden at 10:30 a.m., follows Reynolds at 4 p.m. The waters will remain open for those that want to raft and kayak.

In April the USNWC combines live music and outdoor competitions at Tuck Fest. Live music will alternate with events like obstacle races and a kayak slalom and mountain bike races and surf competitions.

The event takes place April 19 through 21. Friday's lineup includes Larry Keel & Natural Bridge and the Steeldrivers. Saturday's bill features Fruition, David Wax Museum, Humming House and the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Sunday's headliner is the Infamous Stringdusters.

Other upcoming USNWC festivals include a Memorial Day Celebration May 26 and the 2nd annual Brew Stash Bash June 15, which features craft beer tastings and live music. For more information head here.