The Feastival at St. Paul: History, Heritage, and Revitalization with Dori Freeman


Western Front Hotel

3025 Fourth Street, St. Paul VA

Crooked Road Concerts


5:00 PM

As they say on their town website, “there’s always something happening in St. Paul. Join us downtown by the banks of the beautiful Clinch River for an event celebrating the history and the rejuvenation of St. Paul. We’ll enjoy libations at the Sugar Hill Brewery and feast on a local bounty farm-to-table style dinner, in front of the soon-to-open Western Front Boutique Hotel. The evening will close with a very special after-dinner concert by Dori Freeman, one of the Crooked Road’s star performers. We’ve lined up some high-profile culinary personalities to contribute to the evening including SWVA native and nationally acclaimed chef Travis Milton. Milton showcases Appalachia’s fabulous food traditions by presenting them with his own imaginative twist.. He is designing a menu that, as he puts it, “will be humble in heritage, but definitely innovative, especially the entrée. I’ll use what we have locally and what comes from our tradition, but I’ll present it all in a new light.” Travis’s close friend and mentor, Ronni Lundy, a celebrated food and music writer, will serve as culinary interpreter and storyteller for the evening. Ronni’s warm humor and her deep knowledge of Appalachian food, music, and culture make her a favorite on the speakers’ circuits. Her recent book Victuals: An Appalachian Journey with Recipes (Clarkson Potter 2016) has been lauded by, Saveur, and Garden & Gun, to name just a few. After dinner features a concert by Dori Freeman, a young artist whose music—like Travis’s cooking—has deep roots in SWVA. Freeman is an accomplished guitarist and an up-and-coming singer/songwriter garnering attention on the national scene. The granddaughter of musician and pencil artist Willard Gayheart and the daughter of the very talented Scott Freeman, Dori is steeped in the old-timey music of her family. Her music is infused with both her heritage and her imagination. Accompanied by her husband, Nick Falk, the intimate concert features some of the best music our side of Virginia has to offer.
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