After Party @ Martin’s!!

Festival Friday is BIGGER & BETTER with the addition of the Festival Friday After Party @ Martin’s Downtown on May 26th!

Erin & The Wildfire

Martin’s Downtown is the place to be to keep the Festival Friday Party going with Strong Water and Erin & The Wildfire!

Festival Friday was created to feature local and regional music and craft beers on the first night of FITP. This year’s lineup includes Ghost Eagle, Erin & The Wildfire, Rutledge, and Bristol based roots-rock band FOLK SOUL REVIVAL. Lexington based Devil’s Backbone will also take over the taps and serve up their delicious craft beers.

When FSR is done head to Martin’s! Your FITP button will grant you FREE admission to the After Party!

The party starts at 10PM with Strong Water. Based out of  Harrisonburg, VA, Strong Water is a Folk/Americana band who made their Festival In The Park debut in 2016. This year they will perform on the Amphitheater Stage on Saturday May 27th at 2:30PM.

Erin & The Wildfire will cap off the night at Martin’s with their unique melting pot of rock, soul, and funk. The Charlottesville based band is lead by Fincastle native Erin Lunsford. Along with Erin’s powerful vocals, their striking sound and on stage charm has been captivating fans all over Virginia since 2012.

Nightly Festival Buttons are just $5 or you can purchase a weekend Festival Pass for just $10. Buttons are available at the Berglund Center box office or online at


The 49th Festival In The Park

Blue Öyster Cult highlights the 2017 Festival In The Park lineup set for May 26th-28th. The legendary rock band will bring their classic rock n’ roll to the Elmwood Park stage along with local bands Gasoline Alley, Tobacco Apache, and Groova Scape on Saturday May 27th.

Festival Friday returns with a mix of local and regional music. Bristol based Folk Soul Revival will headline the Friday night lineup along with Rutledge, Erin & The Wildfire, and Ghost Eagle.

The tradition continues with the tribute band that started it all, 1964 The Tribute on Sunday May 28th.

Festival buttons are are on sale now for just $5 per night or purchase a weekend Festival Pass for just $10. Buttons are available at or at the Berglund Center Box Office.

For a full list of over 50 performances on 4 performing arts stages over three days visit: