The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival has rounded out its 2019 season with the announcement of the Hot Strings and Cool Breezes Minifest.

The Travelin’ McCourys will headline the event at 6 p.m. Sept. 1, which will also feature the Becky Buller Band and Sierra Hull and Justin Moses.

Dennis Lynch, president of the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival, said that he was pleased with the three bands performing during Minifest.

“We’ve had Sierra Hull and the Travelin’ McCourys in the back of our minds in recent years,” he said. “They were recommended to us, and we’re happy to have them.”

The Travelin’ McCourys are a second generation bluegrass band that focuses on a contemporary “Americana” style. The band won a Grammy award in 2019 for Best Bluegrass Album for their self-titled album “The Travelin’ McCourys.”

Hull is a bluegrass singer-songwriter who got her start in the industry at age 13 by signing with record label Rounder Records. Hull recorded her first album “Secrets” at 16. The album reached No. 2 on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums chart. Hull will perform with her husband Justin Moses at Minifest.

Becky Buller is a two-time Grammy award-winning songwriter. She was the first female artist to win the instrumental and vocal categories at the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards in 2016.

The Hot Strings and and Cool Breezes Minifest rounds out a stacked Shenandoah Valley Music Festival, which will also include The Beach Boys, The Oak Ridge Boys, and Judy Collins. All performances will take place at the SVMF’s venue at 221 Shrine Mont Circle in Orkney Springs.

“We’re looking forward to 2019,” Lynch said. “I always say we have a little bit of everything for everyone, and this year I think we do.”

Tickets for the Hot Strings and Cool Breezes Minifest are available online. Pavilion seating will be $45, while lawn seating will be $40 for adults and $10 for kids.

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