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Bluegrass Band a Treat for Holiday Travelers

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Weary Fourth of July travelers got a refreshing break from the road when they turned into the Humpback Rock Visitors Center along the Blue Ridge Parkway Sunday afternoon.

Out-of-town travelers who thought they were making a quick stop were in for a treat.

And people who live nearby made a special trip to the center for a foot-stomping bluegrass concert.

A band called Grassy Ridge from the Shenandoah Valley strummed and sang to hundreds of people who converged at the visitors' center.

Ranger Dave Vargo says the concert was a perfect for weary travelers.

"We put our music under the walnut tree for a reason because it's the coolest spot under our visitors' center and farm grounds here," he said.

People coming from the Skyline Drive direction and also from up the parkway wound their way to the center to enjoy the free performance.

Along with the music many visitors explored the farm which dates back to the 1890s.

The log cabins offer a glimpse of what life was like along the Blue Ridge during that time.

If you missed Sunday's concert, the next one will be Sunday, September 15 at the Humpback Rocks Visitors center.

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