Come enjoy this monthlong whirlwind of music, dance, theatre, film and visual arts. The event will be hosting artists such as Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Parsons Dance, Alan Cumming and Ari Shapiro and Ranky Tanky. The festival, nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and named one of the “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” by Southeast Tourism Society, offers a variety of outdoor, indoor and livestream events. Performances will be staged across two outdoor venues, Kidd Brewer Stadium and State Farm Road Concert Lot, both outfitted with pod seating. The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts will be home to several indoor limited-attendance events, including international chamber artists as well as comedians Paula Poundstone and Sarah Jones.