Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:00

QOK LIve at Small Country Campground

Written by QOK

QOK we'll be at Small Country Campground next Saturday celebrating Father's Day weekend with camping and music!

Open to the public, Admission $10 for ages 16 and up (including campers) Come enjoy great bands, vendors, food and brews! Keep an eye out for a list of participating bands and a list of our awesome vendors coming soon!

About The Band

Q.O.K. has been building a buzz in the suburbs of Northern Virginia as a young alternative pop/rock band of siblings with mature tastes in music and a great chemistry on stage - but they’re far from your average “family band”.
The band originally started in 2009 when drummer Hallie Roberts began taking lessons at the age of 6. Guitarist/songwriter Jerald Roberts and bassist Loren Roberts were already journeymen of their craft. The only logical step was to recruit keyboardist/vocalist Ingrid Roberts, and singer/songwriter Kristyn Roberts to complete the quintet. Over the next 8 years Q.O.K. grew and developed. The days of late night Guitar Hero World Tour grew into local festivals filled with cover music, which turned into recording & performing original tunes.

Read More ABout The Band Here.

 

About The Venue

It was in this state of neglect when Ruth Small saw a small ad in the March 6, 1968 Washington Post which read “52 acres, more or less, $100 down and $100 per month” and a telephone number. After a quick visit by Bill and Ruth and their three children, the purchase was made and the Small Family had a country get-away from the daily grind of Washington, DC, while Ruth and Bill both worked in and around the Capital until 1996. The Small kids Suzy, Billy and Bryan began what became a farm enterprise, starting with raising game chickens and goats during their weekend visits to “Small’s Back Acres.”  This grew, next with rabbits, and turkeys, pigs, horses, cows, and then a young bull buffalo named Ralph!  Many campers still remember Ralph and the horses from the first few years of the campground. Within a short time, a vision was born – of the Small Family sharing this inspiring getaway with others in need of a getaway and an experience in nature. By the fall of 1975 ground was broken for the first 55 campsites (water and electric only), the store and bathhouse, the electric building and pumphouse. On the weekend of May 14, 1976, a momentous time in our story, the first campers poured in to fill our campground! In celebration of our grand opening, visitors gathered around (in a mist!) to hear Suzy Small and a friend play a two hour serenade of song and guitar accompaniment. Within a year of opening, we ventured further into our wonderful and exciting dreams by building Lake Ruth Ann, our beautiful 25-acre lake.

Read More ABout The Venue Here.


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