Coming together through a shared love for bands that effortlessly flexed harmonies like the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel, the multi-instrumentalists of JR JR recorded a couple songs in 2009 just for fun. It wasn’t until their friends started reacting with genuine excitement to their music that they realized they had something real on their hands, and with that Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. was born (the band’s original name).

With 2013’s The Speed of Things and 2015’s JR JR (which featured the top 10 Alternative single, “Gone”), the duo continued to expand its already broad fanbase. Listeners across genre lines were drawn in by their adventurous, danceable blend of classic songwriting, intricate melodies and electronic elements. “Epstein and Zott remain purveyors of kaleidoscopic pop music,” said PasteAllMusic noted, “Despite the use of zingy electronics and an array of mechanical drums, they maintain a warmth and humanness to their sound led by frequent McCartney-esque turns of melody…”

JR JR will be performing as the headliner for Fall Festival with opener Yarn, which kicks off the autumn season with Cider Sampling, BYOB (Build Your Own Boat) CompetitionThe Scrambler Obstacle Trail Race, a yoga practice under the trees, and Neptune’s Revenge. Enjoy a premiere view of the music and festivities with Terrace Access. Terrace Access offers food, a private cash bar, indoor and outdoor seating, restrooms, and exclusive viewing area. Register for Terrace Access here.


  • Festival: Fall Festival
  • When: Saturday, October 6
  • Time: 9:00 pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.