Thanks to the INCREDIBLE support of the sponsors for the Spirit of the Valley Festival we are able to offer a limited number of discounted tickets.

Blue Ridge Insurance Services

Blue Ridge Insurance Services, Inc

Diamond Sponsor

On Sunny Slope Farm, The Heritage Museum and The Farm Museum of the Shenandoah Valley would like to thank Blue Ridge Insurance Services, Inc for their generous sponsorship of the Spirit of the Valley Festival.

Please consider supporting them with your insurance needs. Ask for Karin Flagle. She has been helpful to us and I am sure that she will be to you as well.

 

Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Valley Conference Center

Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Valley Conference Center

Diamond Sponsor

On Sunny Slope Farm, The Heritage Museum and The Farm Museum of the Shenandoah Valley would like to thank Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Valley Conference Center for their generous sponsorship of the Spirit of the Valley Festival.

If you need lodging before or after the festival please consider staying at the Hotel. You may even see an artist or two from the festival.

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Jordan Mitchell

Jordan Mitchell will be joining us this year at the August 5, 2018 Wine and Oyster Festival On Sunny Slope Farm in support of the Artisan Center of Virginia. Come on out and listen to their jazz music as you taste wine from 10 other Shenandoah Valley Virginia Wineries.

My music will either break your heart or melt it. I moved t0 Nashville, TN to write songs and tell my story. Born and raised in Las Vegas, I naturally gravitated towards bright neon lights of entertainment, and developed my real love for music growing up singing in my church choir. Artists like Patsy Cline, Ella Fitzgerald, Norah Jones, Bob Dylan, Reba McEntire, Grace Potter, and Bonnie Raitt have done it best, and I want to follow the paths they have paved.

Other than music, my second love is riding horses. My dad taught me to ride before I could walk, and I even earned a National Championship for my college Equestrian Team.

I love Jameson, tacos, shoe shopping, and making people smile. When I’m not making music with my friends, I pay the rent working at Blackbird Studios in Nashville. I write songs that are witty, heartfelt, and true. They’re a little bit folky, a little bit muddy, and just might make you cry.

I’m charming and stubborn enough to win you over, and you’ll be happy I did. Just like great music, I’m not trying to be anything but real…real easy to love and hard to forget.

Designs By Melanie

Where I’m Coming From

All of my life I have been drawn to the unique colors and inherent beauty in my native Vermont. In 2009 I moved to Harrisonburg, VA to be closer to family, and I was lucky enough to meet my husband at the local market where I started vending. All of my jewelry designs are created locally on our organic vegetable farm.

Not Just a Hobby

I’ve been creating sterling silver jewelry since 2002, and in 2004, I armed myself with a bachelor’s degree in Art, with a painting concentration. Jewelry started as a hobby that developed from a love to create, and my passion for selling spawned from opportunities vending at various Farmers’ Markets. It is now my way of life.

Less Traditional Techniques

Every piece is made with a wire-wrapping technique that makes my jewelry durable and beautiful. Please look closely at the jewelry, as this will give you a better idea of how it is constructed. The wire is fun to manipulate and lends itself to many different applications.

Products of the Highest Quality

I do not select any stones that have been dyed for my creations. The colors of the stones are a main source of inspiration, and keeping my process on a natural path enables me to connect with my pieces on an individual level. I’m am now soldering and stamping which has really opened the doors of possibilities when working with the wire and metal.