Bluegrass Mini-Fest @Riverstone Estate – David Mayfield & Echo Valley

Bring Your Family & Friends – to ARCA’s First Bluegrass Mini-Fest!

Sunday, August 4 – from 5 PM to 8:30 PM
Scenic Riverstone Estate – In the Grassy Field by the H-Barns
(Rain or Shine – Moving into Olympic Arena if Rain)
Riverstone Estate, 527 Fox View Road, Foxburg PA 16036

5 PM Opening Set – The talented young western-PA Bluegrass Family, ECHO VALLEY
6:00 PM Concert  – The DAVID MAYFIELD PARADE, the charismatic comedian and songwriter/singer/multi-instrumentalist who has sold out Lincoln Hall for the past two years
BEFORE the concerts  – For ARCA Members –  The return of the popular Membership Pig-Roast Picnic at 4 PM. (Become an ARCA member by July 31 to attend the Membership Pig-Roast Picnic.)


This is Bluegrass Entertainment at its Best
– in ARCA’s first BLUEGRASS MINI-FEST Outdoors at scenic Riverstone Estate.

THE DAVID MAYFIELD PARADE at 6 PM, hailed as “a dynamic combination of music and comedy worthy of a traveling vaudeville act” with charismatic David’s vocals and “massively skilled picking” from this songwriter whose tunes are lovely, his extraordinary lyrics rich and touchingvand his showmanship unequaled in contemporary bluegrass – with his band of blazing virtuosos at 6:00 PM in the grassy field west of the H-Barns.

Opening the concert at 5 PM is Western Pennsylvania’s young and talented bluegrass group, ECHO VALLEY, which is delighting audiences as they tour the country with refreshing energy and diverse styles of Bluegrass, Americana, Folk and Grassicana. With their bright retro apparel and animated stage presence, these five sisters and one brother impress with their tight sibling harmonies and multi-instrument talents.

Gates open at 4 PM at Riverstone Estate, 527 Fox View Road, Foxburg PA 16036. Concert is Rain or Shine, moving inside to the Olympic Arena if rain.
Bring your lawn chair & picnic! Beer, wine and soft drinks for sale.

Drive-ins welcome!  Adults $20, Students $5, Children Under 6 Free  

BUY ONLINE here:  http://alleghenyriverstone.org
CALL TO RESERVE:  724-649-3153 to pay by cash or check at the Gate.

 

Bring the whole family and your friends – your lawn chair, cooler, picnic basket – and join us for a magical night in one of the most scenically beautiful places in western Pennsylvania – Riverstone Estate.

Have an unforgettable time on the grassy lawn beside the H-Barns enjoying Echo Valley and the David Mayfield Parade.

AND It’s RAIN OR SHINE – so if rain threatens – NO PROBLEM – we simply move the band and audience seating into the olympic size H-Barn arena.

DIRECTIONS to Riverstone Estate:
Riverstone Estate is located at 527 Fox View Road Foxburg, PA 16036,
minutes off of Exit 45 on Interstate 80.  Once in the area, follow the signs to the turn onto Fox View Road off of Route 58 (Fox View Road on one side and Metz Road on the other).

If you are coming from Foxburg, Riverstone Estate is just up the hill, past the Episcopal Church of our Father and Foxburg cemetery on the right, and past the golf course on your left and A-C Valley Schools on your right. The next right turn is Fox View Road (Metz Road on the left).

The Riverstone gate opens for the Bluegrass Mini-fest opens at 4:00 PM – and the Echo Valley concert starts at 5:00 PM – and The David Mayfield Parade at 6 PM.

Have a wonderful evening with your family and friends enjoying the ARCA’s first Bluegrass Mini-fest.

 

About the Musicians


“…a dynamic combination of music and comedy worthy of a traveling vaudeville act”

Boston Globe

This is joyous Bluegrass summer entertainment at its best, as DAVID MAYFIELD, the charismatic and comedic songwriter/singer/multi-instrumentalist – and Grammy nominated producer returns by popular demand.

Anyone who has seen David Mayfield perform has caught the charisma, the heart, and the comedy, and will be coming back for more. The David Mayfield Parade builds on his solid roots as a bluegrass musician, combining that background with folk, rock and his trademark humor and showmanship – as seen recently in “Ain’t Working” on NPR’s live Mountain Stage Radio Show:  https://livesessions.npr.org/videos/the-david-mayfield-parade-ain-t-workin-mountain-stage

Spirit Magazine described David as “this abundantly bearded multi- instrumentalist/songwriter impresses with a sound on the cutting edge of indie folk- rock” and the Nashville Scene said, “A massively skilled picker and singer with a knack for stagecraft.” 

Plus he’s a songwriter –  David’s tunes are lovely, his extraordinary lyrics rich and touching – and his showmanship unequaled in contemporary bluegrass. The Boston Globe wrote, “A dynamic combination of music and comedy worthy of a traveling vaudeville act.” 

Hailed as “…the wild man of Americana” by The Independent – ARCA Executive Director John Soroka says of Mayfield’s blazing musicianship, energy and physical showmanship:  “Think of him as the Mick Jagger of Bluegrass – but with a country-down-home goodness.”  Unique & Unforgettable…

Bring your all the blue grass loving friends you know to experience the return of The David Mayfield Parade – ALL- AMERICANA Bluegrass entertainment.  

Please reserve early! Tickets are Adults $20, Students $5, Children under 6 Free.  Call to Reserve at 724-659-3153 and pay by cash or check at the gate  The Riverstone gates open open at 4:00 PM. For more information and to purchase tickets by credit card online, buy here.

Ohio-based Americana singer/songwriter David Mayfield has deep roots in the bluegrass and folk scenes. The Kent, OH native grew up playing bass and touring with his family’s bluegrass band and as a teenager, established himself as a hot picker and collecting national awards for his dexterity and deft flat-picking style on guitar and mandolin.

David’s knack for colorful performances was evident as a backing player in his sister Jessica Lea Mayfield’s band including their appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” He oozed personality on stage – a trait that makes him a natural frontman. He took his skills and personality when he joined the bluegrass outfit Cadillac Sky, playing sold out shows with British folk revivalists Mumford and Sons.

Around then Mayfield began writing songs after hearing artists like Randy Newman and Simon & Garfunkel. Encouraged by his sister Jessica, & friend Seth Avett, to record his original material, Mayfield did just that, to much acclaim. Since that time he has toured almost non-stop. Conscious of not just being a musician, but an entertainer – something his father instilled in him in the family band – he certainly makes an impression live. But it’s the strength of his songwriting and musicianship, combined with that charm and personality that keep audiences consistently lining up to join the parade.

 

ECHO VALLEY

Echo Valley is one band you don’t want to miss! Their energetic and lively performance has entertained countless crowds since 2009 with their variety of Bluegrass, Americana, Folk and Grassicana styles. With their bright retro apparel and animated stage presence, these five sisters and one brother impress with their tight sibling harmonies and multi-instrument talents. 

Echo Valley plays 60+ dates a year. The band travels the states and has played in many cities such as, Nashville TN, Pigeon Forge TN, Raleigh NC, Fort Myers FL, Columbus Ohio, Pittsburgh PA, and more.

They were selected as an Official Showcase Band for IBMA 2022 and also selected to perform at the Pennsylvania Fairs and Showmen Convention in 2022. A few of their notable appearances have been: The Station Inn, Dollywood Theme Park, Mohican Bluegrass Festival, West End Fair, Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh, and the Tri-State Bluegrass Festival. 

The band members have won many competitions as individuals. The most notable is their fiddle player, Emily, who is the 2021 Pennsylvania State Fiddle champion as well as the 2018 Maryland State Fiddle champion.

Their latest project, Wildest Dreams (2022), was recorded in Nashville, released on Bell Buckle Records, produced by Donna Ulisse, and sound engineered by Chris Latham and Rebekah Speer. Previous releases include: Echo Valley (2016), Rise and Shine (2018), and Christmas With Echo Valley (2018).

 

RETURN of ARCA’s MEMERSHIP PIG-ROAST PICNIC

Before the concert – ARCA’s Membership Appreciation Picnic and Pig Roast returns in the Riverstone Estate H-Barns for ARCA members at 3:30 PM prior to the performances of ECHO VALLEY starting at 5 PM and THE DAVID MAYFIELD PARADE at 6:00 PM.

Become a Member and attend the picnic!  If you make a membership donation by Thursday, August 1, from $25 for an Individual Membership and $50 for Family Membership to any donation amount you wish to give, you too can enjoy the popular Members’ event! You may use the Become a Member button on the Homepage or call 724-659-3153 to become a member and make a picnic reservation.

ARCA is deeply appreciative of the new owners of Riverstone Estate who have generously donated the use of their scenic property for ARCA’s popular outdoor concert… and the return of ARCA’s Membership Appreciation Picnic.

 

ARIVE EARLY & EXPLORE FOXBURG!

Glenn Thompson, photographer

Before the Concert – Enjoy beautiful Foxburg – or Make it a Weekend, staying at the Foxburg Inn!  

Stop by the Red Brick Gallery and Gift Shop (located at 17 Main Street, Foxburg) to shop for that gift for someone special in the first floor display of talented Cooperative Artists from the region.  AND – view the exhibit in the Upstairs Gallery of RBG Cooperative Artist, Karen Mortland’s family. 

MOTHERS & DAUGHTERS
One Family. Four generations of women. 100 years of art.  

Ruth Coy, Carolyn Kingman, Annette Kingman, Karen Mortland, Nissa Rappoport

Enjoy a walk along the Allegheny River trail or rent bicycles or have a pontoon ride with Foxburg Tours.

Have lunch on the deck of the Allegheny Grille with seating overlooking the Allegheny River.

Or for more casual fare, at Foxburg Pizza with salads, sandwiches and pizza.

Save time to enjoy wine tasting and time on their patio at the newly renovated Foxburg Wine Cellars

Savor a gourmet coffee and hand made chocolate or ice cream at Divani Chocolatier and Barrista.

And plan to make it a weekend – Spend the night in the newly remodeled and elegant Foxburg Inn, where every room has a river view.