The wait is almost over, and the 15th annual Rock House Music Festival will take place Saturday at Flavie Lear Field in downtown Reeds Spring. This event will feature more than a half dozen performers, several food, arts and crafts vendors, as well as folks selling beer and a variety of drinks, both alcoholic and nonalcoholic.
As far as the entertainment goes, the festival will be headlined by Randall Shreve and the Devilles. Shreve brings his own flavor of indie rock, described as “vaudeville rock,” to audiences around the country. His music is derived from influences such as Queen, Muse, The Beatles, and Jeff Buckley, but played against the dark and sultry backdrop of cabaret.
According to his website, “while the rock is thoroughly modern, it exudes the ambition, grit and glamour of old Hollywood, and manages to transport the listener back in time to an earlier era.” Shreve has been, and continues to be, a local favorite.
The festival’s live music will open at 2:15 p.m. with last year’s singer/songwriter winner, Andy Haut followed by Signal Ridge at 3 p.m., followed by National Park Radio, who will perform with their full band at 4 p.m. The Creek Rocks take the stage at 5 p.m., followed by Kyle Reid and the Low Swingin Chariots at 6:30 p.m.
Violet and the Undercurrents get going at 8 p.m., followed by Shreve and the DeVilles at 9:30 p.m.
Special guest Joann McMillan and her Flying Heart Puppet Theater will also perform during the day. The times are approximate, and subject to change.
Gates open at 1:30 p.m., and folks are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs.
There will be no smoking or glass permitted on the festival grounds, and no alcohol can be brought into the festival.
The festival has grown over the past 14 years, and organizers are anticipating more than 1,000 folks to attend this year’s event.
Tickets are available for a cheaper rate on the website, and will also be on sale for $30 the day of the festival. Children 12 years old and younger are free with a paid adult admission.
This is a rain or shine event, and there will be a large rain or shade tent on the festival grounds. No refunds will be granted.
Tickets are available at the gate for $30.