The Tuff Strutter will be a challenging footrace that takes place at 10 a.m., Sunday, May 27th, on the festival grounds. Our well-marked, rugged course will be fully equipped with EMS on site, a well-stocked aid station, unique race swag (it’s not just another Tshirt), delicious post-race food and an afternoon of great music!
For a $25 entry fee (or $30 the day of the race), you’ll get the Tuff Strutter plus a Sunday ticket to the festival. For folks who already have a Rooster Walk ticket, the race will cost $15 to register ($20 the day of the race).
On Thursday, May 24 at 7 p.m., award-winning actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band will have the distinction of opening the popular Rooster Walk Music Festival in Martinsville. Since its inception a few years ago, the festival has become the place to be just prior to-and during-Memorial Day weekend.
The concert, originally scheduled for March 31, was postponed due to injuries Sinise sustained while a passenger in a car that was involved in an accident.
All of the money raised from the May 24th performance will go to the building of a “smart home” for Marine Cpl. JB Kerns. Kerns is a local hero who lost both legs and his right arm following an IED explosion while on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan.
Only those with VIP tickets to Rooster Walk or concert tickets for the Lt. Dan Band show will be admitted to the event.
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Rooster Walk 4 gained a slew of great bands recently when festival organizers announced the addition of Sarah Siskind, Former Champions, Farm Vegas, The Anatomy of Frank and Common Foundation. All five are new to the festival.
Siskind is a highly celebrated singer/songwriter recently voted one of the five must-see acts of SXSW by Time Magazine. She’s written hits for Alison Krauss and Randy Travis and has just released her latest album, “Novel,” to rave reviews.
Farm Vegas and the Former Champions are rising Richmond rock icons who will bring the heat, while The Anatomy of Frank (indie rock/pop; Charlottesville) and Common Foundation (reggae; Asheville, N.C.) will add top-notch talent and texture to the lineup.