The Feastival at Primland: Appalachian Elegance featuring Amythyst Kiah - Primland Resort - 6/13
June 13, 2017
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Spectacular is the only word to describe a Homecoming Feastival at Primland, Patrick County’s magnificent mountain resort. Come enjoy Appalachian haute cuisine in a historic hunting preserve, where we’ll celebrate Appalachia’s cutting edge cuisine—and its music, of course. Located on 12,000 acres near the Blue Ridge Parkway, this luxurious estate encompasses mountain vistas, woods, and fields that are home to abundant wildlife, and holds a primary commitment to good stewardship of the mountain land. Natural, local materials were used in construction of the lodge, which won best designed resort in the world in 2015 by Travel and Leisure magazine and is also a LEED-certified resort. With a nod to local farms, a giant silo anchors the lodge and houses an observatory. After cocktails outdoors, guests will enjoy a sumptuous meal at the Stables Saloon, a charming dining space in the old stables of the original property. Dinner, prepared by Executive Chef Ernest Bledsoe, will feature game and fish dishes, locally-sourced produce, and the resort’s famous “pig candy,” crisp bacon strips cooked in VA maple syrup and brown sugar with cayenne pepper. The forest-to-table meal will include ingredients foraged from the mountainsides such as ramps or morel mushrooms, blackberries, or spring onions. After learning about the history of Primland, our featured speaker, renowned food writer, Ronni Lundy, will entertain and enlighten us with stories of mouth-watering mountain victuals (pronounced “vittles” and the title of her recent book, Victuals) and tell us how Appalachian food has become one the country’s most celebrated regional cuisines within the world of haute cuisine. Guests will also hear from ‘Round the Mountain juried artisan, Ann Childress, about the handcrafted remembrance she created for each guest to take home. Capping off this evening of cutting edge Appalachian creativity is a concert by singer-songwriter Amythyst Kiah. Like Primland, Amythyst honors old musical traditions but in the most innovative ways. She describes herself as a “Southern Gothic, alt-country blues singer/songwriter,” and she accompanies her powerful voice with guitar and clawhammer banjo. One music writer proclaimed that “Kiah is an important and innovative presence in contemporary traditional music.” After the dinner and concert, tours of the main lodge and observatory will be available and the Pub will be open for after-glow conversations. The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is made possible by the support of the Appalachian Regional Commission, Food City, National Endowment for the Arts, Virginia Department of Housing & Economic Development, Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Blue Ridge Beverage, News 5 WCYB, Blue Ridge Outdoors, The Roanoke Times, Virginia Living, Bluegrass Today, Oxford American, Virginia Commission for the Arts, Classic Country 98.1, Davenport & Co, Guest Services, WDBJ , Market Connections, SWVA, WVTF, Mountain Escapes, Recreation News, Union Bank & Trust, Dominion, Virginia State Parks, CGI, Francis Marion Hotel, David & Judie Reemsnyder, New Peoples Bank, The Loafer, Southwest Times, 93.5 WAXM, 90.7 WHC, Bank of Marion, Bolling Wilson Hotel, FocusOne Integrated Financial Planning, Hicok, Fern & Company, Walt & Janet Crickmer, Inn at Wise, Karen Sorber, Mountain Lake Lodge, Abingdon Rotary Club, Chantilly Farm, Electric Hardwoods, Forestland Group LLC, iGo Technology, SWCC Educational Foundation. For the deaf and hard of hearing community, signing interpretation services can be made available if requested at least 21 days in advance of the concert. For requests received less than 21 days prior to the concert, every effort will be made for accommodations, but interpretation services are not guaranteed.