The first-ever 4848 Festival took place at the Snowshoe Mountain Resort in Snowshoe, West Virginia over the weekend, and treated attendees to a mix of performances from Greensky Bluegrass, Umphrey’s McGee, The Infamous Stringdusters, Lettuce, Railroad Earth, and many more.
Other artists who performed across the three stages at the multi-day event atop the isolated Snowshoe Mountain during what was a perfect summer weekend in Appalachia (aside from some rain on Thursday) included names like The Marcus King Band, Turkuaz, Fruition, The Ghost of Paul Revere, Rayland Baxter, and Billy Strings, just to name a few, with Strings even taking the main stage to jam with Umphrey’s and members of Greensky Bluegrass on Saturday night. Marcus King was also a special guest during the event, as he sat in with both Lettuce and Greensky Bluegrass during their respective sets.
Umphrey’s McGee w/ Billy Strings, Paul Hoffman, Anders Beck – “Nothing Too Fancy”
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Greensky Bluegrass w/ Marcus King
The music, in addition to the plethora of outdoor-related activities, provided guests with more than enough ways to enjoy the mid-summer weekend to the fullest. If 2019 was any indication on the future of the new festival, expect 4848 Festival to return next July.
Revisit some of the moments from the inaugural 4848 Festival via the photo gallery below, courtesy of photographer Doug Siegel.