Camping & MUSIC ’18

Join us as we at Rock Farmer Records celebrate and welcome Summer at Harvest Moon farm & Orchard in Newbury Village. The view of the White Mountains along the Connecticut River make this a music festival for the whole family with handpicked Vermont Made Modern Acoustic, Folk, Roots Rock, Cajun, Gypsy Blues and Bluegrass Artists.

Photo by Paul Rogers from Camping & Music 2017

The festival starts where the side walk ends just a 5min. walk to historic and picturesque Newbury Village. A state boat launch is within walking distance for boat owners who want to paddle the Connecticut River. Mount Polaski trail head is within walking distance with breath taking views of the Upper Valley. Pick your own strawberries 2 miles away at 4 Corners Farm.

Photo by Paul Rogers from Camping & Music 2017

Kick off with Friday night’s bonfire.  Live performances are 20ft from the fire. Bring an instrument to participate in the open jam.  The main stage line up starts at noon on Saturday until the second bonfire stage heats up.  Enjoy VT microbrews, local harvests, awesome views and guided activities for kids around the play tent.  Bring lawn chairs, coolers, lawn games of choice and enjoy a Camping & Music experience as a whole family.

Photo by Paul Rogers from Camping & Music 2017

Stay Tuned for last minute up dates at or follow Rock Farmer Records on Facebook.  Tell all your friends, let’s have a party!

Photo by Paul Rogers from Camping & Music 2017

Rock Farmer Records is proud to announce that this year’s Camping & Music Festival is partnering with The Folklife Center of Vermont.
Proceeds from the festival go toward Master/Apprenticeship scholarships to help foster, sustain and preserve New England Roots, especially Vermont’s artistic and cultural legacies.

Patrick Ross Coaches Apprentice Anthony Sheppard

 If you are part of a group of 5 or less, sleeping in one tent, you should purchase a family tent site. Please note, RV sites have no toilet or electric hookups. ***Camping is an option***. You can purchase day passes for Friday or Saturday and enjoy everything except sleeping onsite.  It is very important for us to keep track of the number of  people who will be attending, so please include the “total # in family” in the drop down menu.  If you only plan on camping for one night you must still purchase a full weekend pass.  For further questions please email  

Friday – June 22

Gates open at 3pm for camping setup

Food: Green Mountain Pizza Co./Smokey D’s Meats

Friday Night Bonfire Sessions:

7pm – 8pm Tristan Bellerive & Nathaniel Titorenko
8pm – 9pm Bow Thayer Trio w/Patrick Ross
9pm – 10pm Tristan Bellerive & Nathaniel Titorenko
10pm – 11pm Bow Thayer Trio w/Patrick Ross
11pm – 1am Bring an Instrument for Open Jam

Saturday June 23

Food 8am – 10pm         Beer 12noon – 10pm

Beers Include: Heady Topper, Focal Banger, Skadoosh, Holy Cow, First Drop, Moove On Up, and many more… 

Main Stage – House Band – Hot Flannel

* exact start times subject to change
12:00 – 12:45 Doug Perkins – Solo
1:00 – 2:00 Song Writers In The Round
2:00 – 3:00 Young Musician’s Showcase (performers under 18)
3:00 – 4:00 Patrick Ross & Kyle Murray (Celtic)
4:00 – 5:00 Song Writers In The Round continued
5:00 – 5:30 Dwayne Benjamin (Mountain Music) wHouse Band
5:30 – 6:00 Senayit (Blues, Soul) w/House Band
6:00 – 6:30 Chance Lindsley (Folk Jams) w/House Band
6:30 – 7:30 Hunter Paye (Americana) w/House Band
7:30 – 8:30 Kali Stoddard Imari
8:30 – 10:00 Patrick Ross & Hot Flannel
featuring Jeremiah McLane on accordion

 Saturday Night Bonfire Sessions:

10:00 – 11:00 Kali Stoddard Imari
11:00 – 1:00 am Open Jam Session

 Sunday – June 24

Morning Main Stage Chill Out Session. 9:00 – 10:00am Doug Perkins & Ross Martin (Guitar Masters Session)

Green Mountain Pizza Co. will be offering fresh slices all weekend.

Vintage ’52 Ford F4 with built on pizza oven.

Smokey D is bringing his smoke shed and offering plates and sandwiches.

We love dogs, but for liability, safety and sanitary reasons we have decided to make this event an event without dogs.  If you would like to board your dog at a kennel 1 mile away, here’s the number 802-866-5354

Photo by Paul Rogers of Camping & Music 2017

Photo by Paul Rogers of Camping & Music 2017

Photo by Paul Rogers of Camping & Music 2017

Photo by Paul Rogers of Camping & Music 2017

Bio (version 1)

Vermont born, fifth generation fiddle player, Patrick Ross won the Vermont-State Fiddle Championship at age fourteen. He has performed at the Grand Ole Opry and shared stages with Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Paul McCartney. In 2012, he was invited to perform at both the Calvin Coolidge Theater in The Library of Congress and The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. He has had the pleasure of working with Christopher Lloyd in a recent production of, “Call Of The Wild 3D” and assisted in the scoring of the film. He now lives in Newbury, Vermont with his wife and daughter. He works and teaches in collaboration with the Vermont Folklife Center and has recently started an independent record label called Rock Farmer Records with the mission of producing, recording and preserving Roots music. His solo concerts include a world wide range of fiddle styles as well as songs he has penned with guitar, banjo, mandolin and cello. For full length videos and other musings please visit

Bio ( version 2 )

The story begins in the borderlands of Quebec in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom where Patrick Ross learned traditional folk tunes from his father and began his journey as a fifth generation fiddle player. Outlaw Country, Blues, Gospel, Folk, Gypsy Jazz, Classical and Bluegrass are all stops along the way though this autobiographical account of the artist’s formative moments in music. Life lessons, laughs and the associated sounds of people and places that have enriched Ross’s catalog are the topic of this multi-instrument, multi-genre acoustic concert.

With every name there’s a face, a place and an accent. There is, more importantly, a way of doing things that is at the heart of identity, whether personal, cultural or musical. From backyard BBQ’s to stadium concerts, each experience along the way has expanded Patrick’s musical vocabulary to match any occasion and to better express himself.

Having crossed many borders in the United States, Canada, Central America and Europe, a show is Patrick Ross’s statement on identity through ways of, “doing music”.