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Big Times Ahead This August in MHC

By: VisitMartinsville

July 31, 2022

Entertainment, Family Fun, Music

Big Times Ahead This August in MHC

August is here and along with it comes some big-time fun that you can’t miss! There are two jam-packed weekends on the books that involve two festivals; the BIG What? Festival and the Rockin’ River Fest and lots of other events to round out your month.  

BIG What? Festival
August 4th – 6th
Pop’s Farm 

Big Something, Possum Holler Productions and Life is Art Studios proudly present The Big What?! - 3 Nights of music, art, camping, love & mystery in a beautiful outdoor setting. Lineup: BIG Something, Sammy Rae & The Friends, Butcher Brown, Lespecial, Daily Bread, Kanika Moore, Maggie Rose, Cris Jacobs, Kendall Street Company, The Mantras, Sexbruise?, Josh Phillips, The Kind Thieves, Ranford Almond, Josh Daniel, Into the Fog, Red Panda, Council Culture, Reliably Bad, The Talisman, The Settlement, Dustin Smith & the Daydreamers, The Pigment Sanctuary, and Headspin & Friends.


Rockin’ River Fest
August 19th & 20th
Martinsville Uptown & Monogram Foods Smith River Sports Complex 

Rockin’ River Fest is music and outdoor recreation-filled weekend consisting of a TGIF Concert, the Smith River Fest, and the Uptown Music Fest. The Rockin' River Fest kicks off with the TGIF concert in Uptown Martinsville on Friday evening, followed by the Smith River Fest in Axton on Saturday, then followed by the Uptown Music Fest  Saturday evening in Uptown Martinsville! If you’re a music and outdoor recreation lover, then this might be the highlight of your summer. Advance tickets for the Rockin’ River Fest will be sold for $30 which includes: admission to the TGIF concert, admission to the Uptown Music Fest, a Rockin’ River Fest t-shirt, a sillipint cup, and a free pour at all three events (TGIF, SRF, & UMF).

Plus, there are many more events and activities sprinkled throughout the month for your enjoyment such as Piedmont Arts’ Purrrfect Family Fun Day, the Hawaiian Luau at Stonehaus Farms, the Petal Fest at Purple Honey Farms, and lots more. Get all the information on our Event Calendar and start planning your month of fun!