Perhaps, with the arrival of autumn over the weekend just past, one might think festival season is over.One would be wrong.This weekend, in the heart of Nelson County, Virginia, the third annual Devils Backbone Hoopla will ring in fall with a combination of outstanding music, craft beer, and outdoor adventure.Central Virginia is spectacular in the fall and Nelson County should be your destination this weekend. A tremendous line up that includes Tyler Childers, Rayland Baxter, Front Country, Love Canon, Saw Black, Sarah Shook, Larry Keel, and many more is coupled with a pop-up beer fest showcasing the work of Devils Backbone and other masters of the fermenting arts, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing adventures, limited run/special edition beer tastings, and brewery tours.For this fan of both beer and the outdoors, a weekend in Nelson County is calling my name.For information on the rest of the lineup, outdoor adventures, tickets, and camping, please check out the Devils Backbone website.Blue Ridge Outdoors and Devils Backbone would love to give you and a friend a chance at attending the festival this weekend for free! To win a pair of weekend passes, take a shot at the trivia question below. A winner will be chosen from all of the correct responses received by noon on Wednesday, September 26th!Good luck!!Question . . . . Hoopla headliner and newly anointed Americana Music Association Emerging Artist of the Year Tyler Childers’ most recent record, Purgatory, was produced by what fellow Kentucky Americana badass? By submitting your answer, you are not being added to any mailing list. Your information is kept private and never shared with anyone.
How would you describe the regulatory environment we live in today? I am guessing that narrative involves a vivid plot that involves an everyday citizen (you) just trying to make it from day to day, but at the same time this person is plagued by this overwhelming paranoia that someone (the regulators) are out to get them. Would you say I am within the ballpark?But what if we took a step back for a moment to re-evaluate our approach. To open the window a bit and shine a different light on the situation. I give you permission to go ahead and take off your compliance glasses for just a second. You may need to ask for help in prying them off, so I’ll wait…Now that I have your attention, I want you to sit back and evaluate the regulations for the benefits they can provide. I know some of you may be thinking “Where did they get this guy?”, but I promise you that I am not crazy. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr