Here Comes Hoopla!

Photo Cred: Devils Backbone Brewing Co

​Summer has ended but festival season has not!  One of our absolute favorites is here again and if you've never seen southwestern Virginia in the fall, we'll give you a whole weekends worth of reasons to head on down to Nelson County and hit up Hoopla.  

​Devil's Backbone Hoopla

Date: ​September 27-29, 2019  ​ Location: ​Basecamp, VA

Hooplas 2019 Schedule

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Hooplas 2019 Schedule

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​Beer-lovers, foodies, and outdoor adventure enthusiasts will all be more than satisfied at the Devil's Backbone Festival.  

​Held at Basecamp Brewpub and Meadows, the location houses the Devil's Backbone Brewery, Distillery, Restaurant and more!  The website boasts that they are "Pretty much the music, food, camping and beer wonderland of Nelson County" and man did they hit the nail on the head!

After attending the festival last year, I said I would always go back and the fun is non-stop at the late September festival.  Not only do they have an amazing layout with so many options (including indoors, air conditioning and delicious cuisine, if needed) but the people that gather for this festival are top notch as well.  A beautiful drive from a bit north makes the trip totally worth it at this time of year and once you are there, you have countless options to enjoy the majestic location in the heart of Nelson County.

Rayland Baxter at Hoopla Festival (Image Courtesy of Devils Backbone Brewing Co.)
Rayland Baxter at Hoopla Festival (Image Courtesy of Devils Backbone Brewing Co.)

​The weekend includes pop-up beer tastings, outdoor adventures, property tours, crafts, great eats, and tons of incredible live music!  Tickets are a 'music and adventure pass' and multi-day passes that include Friday even get access to ​their “Pop Up” Beer Tasting (21 & over only) in the Meadows and The Outdoor Bar area on Friday. ​

Listed on the schedule in previous years are hiking, beer tours, mountain biking trips and tons of fun for the kids and kids-at-heart.  There is also plenty to do onsite even including fun games (keg-tossing, anyone?) plus the great music to enjoy! 

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Performance Details



Friday, ​September 27-

Sunday, September 29 2019 


Hoopla 2019​​​

​Basecamp Brewpub and Meadows

​200 Mosbys Run, Roseland, VA 22967

(Google Maps Link)

Friday - Sunday

  • $135Presale / $150 Gate

​Friday - Saturday

  • $110 Presale / $125 Gate

Saturday  - Sunday

  • $​85 Presale / $92.50 Gate

KIDS 12 & UNDER ARE FREE (with parent or legal guardian only)

About the author
Karin McLaughlin

Karin McLaughlin

Karin has been a live music junkie all her life, however is a fairly new fan in the world of jam bands and bluegrass. She grew up on hip hop, classic soul, motown and classic rock but has found a new home in the festival world and that is what, in part, had brought her to DC Music Review. Karin produces and hosts a weekly radio show in the area called Karin's Calendar, where she talks all about 'Where to be in the DMV'. She is very excited to be starting down a semi-new road with us and hopes to use her interview skills and write ups of shows to contribute even more to DC Music Review.