Fly In Festival and WV State Flatpick Contest
WV State Flatpick Guitar Contest and Workshops is proudly partnered with Fly in Festival. The Fly In Festival is a bluegrass, old time, Americana, acoustic music festival. Some of the region's best bands and performers will be featured along with the officially sanctioned WV flatpick contest. The event offers airplane tours, sky diving exhibitions, camping, vendors, and food and drinks. The festival enjoys a venue on the beautiful Ohio River just north of Huntington, WV. The festival grounds will open the evening before the event for camping, jamming, and gathering. Some of the region's best Old Time, Bluegrass and Americana Bands will be performing, as-well-as Air Plane Tours, Sky Diving, and Camping. Tickets are $25/Day, $40/Weekend. Primitive Camping is $20/weekend, and a limited number of Full Hook-Up RV site are available for $35. Food and Drinks will be sold by the Fly In Cafe. Call 304-733-1240 for more information.
Live on the Levee with Split Nixon and No Pretty Pictures
Headliner: Split Nixon Formed in the spring of 2002 from Ashland Kentucky, this band of brothers with a thirst for musical success and a strong willingness to blaze the path, Split Nixon began it's journey. Countless rehearsals and studio sessions led to the self titled freshman album completed early in 2004. After it's release, Split Nixon would begin playing numerous regional shows throughout Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. The band quickly gathered a legion of fans in the area and also attracted the attention of many local radio stations. Shortly after, the band signed a management deal with Ameritone Entertainment from Los Angelos, CA This led to national tours with platinum selling acts such as Saliva and Theory of a Deadman. To date, Split Nixon has shared the stage with countless national acts such as the above mentioned, Shinedown, Soil, Hell Yeah, Black Stone Cherry, Seven Mary Three, Hale Storm, Bobaflex, Ra and many many others. Currently, the band just released a second album entitled "unbreakable" which is now available for sale. Check it out and let us know what you think......Split Nixon Rocks!! Opener: No Pretty Pictures Since the beginning, we have wanted to bring an original sound to the table. In a scene replete with bluegrass, Americana, jam bands and singer-songwriters (which are all wonderful genres in and of themselves), we wish to stand out. With influences anywhere from Rush to Thrice to Dave Matthews Band or This Town Needs Guns, CAKE, Minus the Bear, Why?, you name it! We like to touch on as many bases as we can.
LUCKY JOHNSON LISTENING HOUR – BANANA EXPRESS
Mark your calendars for Saturday, Aug 27th when we once again host the popular BANANA EXPRESS band, a local Americana/bluegrass/indie/old-time band. They'll be here to perform LIVE in the store on Saturday from 4:00-6:00pm. Tickets are $7 at the door. From the moment they take the stage, the four young musicians pour out their heart and soul into the songs they sing and the instruments they play, and the love for what they're doing and the pure, captivating sound of their music is so clear that it could quiet a room holding even the rowdiest of audiences.
LUCKY JOHNSON LISTENING HOUR – THE FLY BIRDS
LUCKY JOHNSON LISTENING HOUR PRESENTS THE FLY BIRDS APRIL 23RD, 5-7PM. $7 AT DOOR ONLY THE FLY BIRDS are Elizabeth Baker, Mary Dunlap (both of Banana Express Band) & Sarah Jane Twigg. You don't want to miss this awesome new trio perform their special blend of rock and original music on banjo, upright bass and guitar, accompanying spectacular vocals. It's going to be a special night of music out under the stars! See you on Main Street.