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The Festy Experience – The 2014 Event

Going on five strong years of musical greatness, The Festy Experience music festival is again occupying the Devils Backbone Basecamp to bring another amazing year of indulgence, festivities, debauchery, and music. With this year's Festy Experience spanning four amazing days of fun in the sun, 2014 will be the greatest festival yet.

Held in the beautifully majestic Nelson County, Virginia, The Festy Experience music is only enhanced by the region's rich history and bucolic small town feel. The spirit of Nelson County clearly lends itself to the festival, as many attendees describe the yearly event as a relaxing getaway where fellow festival goers become your close friends over the course of the weekend. Columbus Day weekend has never been more exciting. Grab your ticket and prepare your camping gear, because The Festy Experience 2014 is going to be the best weekend of music you will have this year.

About The Festy Experience

Although 2009 marked the inception of The Festy Experience idea, this festival's Virginia lineage can be followed to previous decades through Michael Allenby and Justin Billcheck. These two Virginia natives went to the same high school in Williamsburg. Independently of each other, they would make the move to Charlottesville, Virginia to start their own music companies: The Artist Farm and Justin Billcheck Productions.

Previously known as Cerberus Productions, Justin Billcheck Productions is dedicated to planning and creating music events and festivals. He has been the operations manager at music festivals no less successful than All Good, Coachella, and Bonnaroo. With so much experience under his belt, understanding what does and does not work for a music festival, he would eventually be unable to fight the urge to create a music festival of his very own in the state of Virginia where he grew up.

Michael Allenby, who co-founded The Artist Farm, is dedicated to producing events that facilitate meaningful connections between strangers. He had previously focussed on helping musicians and artists with management concerns. One of The Artist Farm's clients is The Infamous Stringdusters – the crowning yearly headliner of The Festy Experience. For years, Allenby and The Stringdusters had been talking about making a festival in Colorado or Virginia, due to The Stringdusters' wealth of experience performing at and attending festivals all around the country.

The Infamous Stringdusters would play Nelson County's Brew Ridge Trail Music Festival on the Devils Backbone Brewery land in August of 2009. Produced and created by Cerberus Productions, this festival brought Billcheck and Allenby together for a fated reunion. Key to the mix were The Infamous Stringdusters, and the musicians and the businesses discovered they shared a vision of a bucolic music festival and camping event. Devils Backbone Basecamp in the Blue Ridge Mountains seemed tailor-made for their dream. The Stringdusters would come back to Charlottesville as few months later to lay down some tracks for their upcoming album Things That Fly, and they also took the opportunity to start planning how to realize The Festy Experience with Billcheck and Allenby.

2014 marks the fifth year of The Festy Experience, which will celebrate not only the music but the beautiful location and the successful collaboration between The Stringdusters and the two businesses.

Previous Hits

Last year's Festy saw a roster of amazing bands. Apart from inspirational fixtures The Infamous Stringdusters, CABINET, JJ Grey & Mofro, Della Mae, and Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad were in attendance. This year finds Keller Williams, Anders Osborne, Steep Canyon Rangers, and The New Mastersounds among the top billing.


A challenge for any growing vision is to christen it with the right name. While waiting for the perfect moniker to occur to them, the group simply referred to the event as "the festy" – a common term for music festivals. Meanwhile, the group also desired their event to be a holistic "experience" that could be maintained for years to come. The planning progressed, and a "festy experience" seemed to truly be the most appropriate title for their vision.

The Festy Experience Concert Experience

Don't want to drive back and forth to the festival for four days in a row? Didn't think so. Enjoy The Festy Experience the right way by grabbing your camping tickets. Enjoy the late afternoons and early evenings in the throes of musical passion as you experience the awesome festival bands up close and personal, then spend the night with your new circle of festival friends as you recall all the best performances of the day. Feel what it's like to experience something that's truly amazing with the full Festy Experience music festival camping option.

There is nothing more enlivening that four days of amazing music while surrounded by like-minded, musically attuned individuals. The Festy Experience music festival delivers something that is more than just a performance or a show – it truly is an experience, and one that you will remember to the end of your days. Grab a group of friends and do you best to absorb every moment of The Festy Experience – this is going to be a weekend you will never want to forget.

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