Blue Ridge Rock Festival set to return to Pittsylvania County in 2022

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PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Despite some problems reported at 2021’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Pittsylvania County, festival organizers announced Friday that the event will be returning in September 2022.

In addition, organizers say that announced next year’s festival — which will take place Sept. 8-11, 2022 — will operate under new ownership and management.

More changes reportedly include removing the Golden Circle viewing section, reducing the number of stages from six to four, and preventing any overlap of main stage performances.

However, the national talent buyer, marketing director, and curator of the festival, Jonathan Slye, will stay with the festival “to preserve the essence of Blue Ridge that has resonated profoundly with many since its launch in 2017,” according to the festival Facebook page.

This news comes after Slye spoke out in October about Pittsylvania County billing Purpose Driven Events $337,592.29 for all costs incurred during the Worship at the Mountain festival over Labor Day weekend, as well as the Blue Ridge Rock Festival from Sept. 9-12.

While the 2022 festival is still months away, organizers still want to hear from the fans, who will soon be able to vote for which artists they would like to see perform and any other changes moving forward.

For more information about the 2022 Blue Ridge Rock Festival, follow this link.

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