Sunday – June 23, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Skyland Resort
mile 41.2 and 42.5 on Skyline Drive

Summer is just around the corner and there is no better way to start off the season than at Skyland Resort’s Pig Roast Summer Kick-Off. Plan to visit and check out the bluegrass bands, cloggers and, of course, the whole smoked hog.

Smell the tantalizing aromas and taste the savory meat of a smoked hog with your choice of blackberry, roasted jalapeño or a traditional honey barbecue sauce. Sides include seasonal vegetables from local farms.

Kids will enjoy face painting and crafts. And adults can enjoy tasting some of Virginia’s finest wines.

Entertainment Schedule

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Debbie Zinn and Natural Grass

The Natural Grass Band was formed in the summer of 2006. After "jamming" with musicians from both sides of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Debbie Zinn brought some of her music buddies together to perform throughout the Northwestern region of Virginia.  Natural Grass' reportoire consists mainly of traditional bluegrass favorites from many years ago.  They have performed at various events over the years including festivals, conference retreats, banquets, cookouts and church functions.

The band consists of Debbie Zinn - Lead Harmony/Vocals and Rhythm Guitar; Wes Gray - Vocals and Fiddle; Arthur Patton - Lead Harmony/Vocals and Mandolin; Randy Patton - Lead Harmony/Vocals and Upright Bass; Dude Settle - Acoustic Lead Guitar; and Connie Jenkins - Vocals and Banjo.

11:45 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Shenandoah Valley Cloggers

The Shenandoah Valley Cloggers is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Appalachian clogging, a distinctive form of American folk dance, which encompasses many different traditions of step dances with Scottish, English, Dutch and German roots. To entertain a variety of ages, the troupe’s music includes everything from bluegrass, to country, to pop, to old time rock ‘n’ roll.

The troupe is made up of 14 dancers , ranging in age from mid-20s to early 70s, all focused on their love of clogging and the enjoyment of entertaining.

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Turkey Ridge String Band

Lead vocalist / guitarist Charles Tompkins and mandolin player-vocalist Alan Cohen have performed together since the 70’s. The band’s other members are Brenda Jeffries (bass, vocals), Marie Fox(banjo), Dan Lewis (vocals, guitar), and Bob Chappell (vocals, bass). TRSB specializes in "Americana" - Bluegrass, Folk, Country, and a few Oldies. Formed in June 2012, the band has well over 100 years of collective band experience.

2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Hi-Horse Cloggers

The Hi-Horse Cloggers of Standardsville, Virginia, is a non-profit organization founded in 1985. The Hi-Horse Cloggers has steadily grown from 6 members to the current 32 members, ranging in ages from 6 to 67. The traditional style of clogging is promoted by the Hi- Horse Cloggers through their performances and teaching. Although this style of clogging is slowly giving way to a more modern dance method, some of which is included in their performances, they are striving to keep the traditional style alive as it is part of our American heritage.