Blues, BBQ and camping come together for a four-day festival featuring more than 20 amazing bands, several songwriting workshops, delicious food and more. This rain-or-shine event features an indoor arena with seating for 1,000 and an outdoor amphitheater surrounded by tree shaded seating. This event is kid-friendly. Camping facilities and bath houses are available on-site.
2018 Artist Lineup: Delbert McClinton; Southern Hospitality; Eric Gales; Rick Estrin and the Nightcats; Monster Mike Welch & Mike Ledbetter; Rev Peyton’s Big Damn Band; Southern Avenue Paul DesLauriers Band; Ghost Town Blues Band; Mindi Abair & the Boneshakers; Eden Brent; Heather Newman; Miss Freddye; The Keeshea Pratt Band, IBC Band; Kevin “B.F.” Burt, IBC Solo Duo and Felix Slim. Tickets on sale now at HeritageMusicFest.com!
As the leaves start to turn, but there is still sunshine and warmth, September is the perfect month to spend in Elkins, West Virginia. Blues and Barbecue First Friday is the finale of the season. Meat will be smoking all day long stirring up that hungry feeling deep within your stomach to come out and listen to the blues in the evening while eating. Help us welcome Davis and Elkins students back into town with this end of the season celebration!
Become part of a 33 year old tradition at a live recording of Mountain Stage! This special FestivALL episode will feature Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls, folk-soul duo Overcoats and more with special guest host Michael Cerveris. For more than 30 years, Mountain Stage with host Larry Groce has been the home of live music on public radio. Produced in West Virginia and distributed by NPR, each two hour episode of Mountain Stage can be heard every week on more than 200 stations across America, and around the world via NPR Music and mountainstage.org. Recorded in front of a live audience, Mountain Stage features performances from seasoned legends and emerging stars in genres ranging from folk, blues, and country; to indie rock, synth pop, world music, alternative, and beyond. Location: Culture Center, WV State Capitol grounds-- Charleston, WV Tickets: $15-$35 Info at mountainstage.org/shows
Headliner: Priscilla Price Priscilla's first single, in 1973, was a re-release of "Funny." Picked up by BASF, it went to No. 17 on Billboard's top 30 R&B chart. "You Better Watch Yourself" is Priscilla's 2002 Rock House Records release, produced by Roy Roberts on his Rock House Label. "I'm Not for Sale" is the title of Priscilla's 1997 CD. Produced by Roy Roberts for King Snake/Rockhouse Records. Price's vocals combine gospel roots with pop sensibilities. She also loves the slow, smoldering blues songs that many singers wish they could achieve. Priscilla Price was presented with a “Life Time Achievement Award" by the Blues Society of Detroit in 2006.
Augusta Folk Arts for Kids “Art with Soul” will take place from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. July 17-21 on the Davis & Elkins College campus. Artist and teacher Sarah Ferguson will lead an action packed week of creativity, arts and crafts, music, movement and adventure. Participants will learn about the essence of blues and swing music through a variety of experiences. Registration is open at www.augustaheritagecenter.org. For additional information, call the Augusta Heritage Center at 304-637-1209.
Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm, Luther Dickenson & more perform on Mountain Stage Sunday, August 20, 2017 at the Culture Center Theater, Charleston, West Virginia.
Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, the home of live music on public radio, is heard weekly on more than 150 National Public Radio station across America. Recorded before a live audience, each show features five artists ranging from seasoned legend to emerging star, performing music that spans folk, blues and country to indie rock, synth pop and more! This year will be featuring John Oates and The Good Road Band with Tyminski, Lilly Hiatt and Bil Lepp.
Enjoy a night of free, live music on the riverfront at Wheeling Heritage Port! Sponsored by: JPMorgan Chase, City of Wheeling. In case of inclement weather, concert may be moved to WesBanco Arena or rescheduled. No smoking. No pets. Folding chairs permitted in the grassy areas only. For additional information, visit facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.
For more than 30 years “Mountain Stage with Larry Groce” has been the home of live music on public radio. The two-hour radio show is produced in West Virginia and distributed by National Public Radio weekly on more than 150 stations across America and around the world via NPR Music and mountainstage.org. The show, which is recorded before a live audience, features performances by seasoned legends and emerging stars in genres ranging from folk, blues and country to indie rock, synth pop, world and alternative music, and beyond. Singer/songwriter Larry Groce serves as the show’s host, artistic director and co-producer. The Mountain Stage house band includes jazz pianist Bob Thompson, vocalist Julie Adams, bass player Steve Hill, drummer Ammed Solomon and guitarists Michael Lipton and Ryan Kennedy. The band is directed by Ron Sowell. While “Mountain Stage” is based in Charleston, Morgantown has been the show’s second home for more than a decade.
Buddy Guy is one of the most celebrated blues guitarists of his generation. For more than half a century, he has blended the genres of blues and rock and roll like no other performer. His early work at Chess Records where he could be found sitting in with Muddy Waters, and his early gigs in Chicago where he became famous for his fiery guitar work and flashy stage style led him to the pinnacle of the blues ‘n’ rock genre for which he is known. Guy has earned seven Grammy Awards—Best Blues Album (2015), Best Contemporary Blues Album (2010), Best Traditional Blues Album (2003), Best Contemporary Blues Album – or Contemporary Blues Recording (1991, 1993, 1995) and the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2015). He has received the National Medal of the Arts as well as the Kennedy Center Honors and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005 where he was presented with his award by Eric Clapton and B.B. King. It’s no coincidence that Guy counts King among his influences along with T-Bone Walker and Otis “Lightin’ Slim” Hicks but he is also credited with influencing the careers of Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Don’t miss your chance to experience one of Buddy Guy’s legendary live concerts in the intimacy of the Creative Arts Center Clay Theatre!
Held on Labor Day weekend, Festival of the Rivers is a music festival featuring Grass-roots Appalachian music in celebration of our rivers and railroad culture. Blues, Roots, and Traditional musicians join us to showcase the influence Appalachian music has had on the world. For more information on Festival of the Rivers, visit their website at: cfm-fmh.org.
WHERE: PALATINE PARK, EVEREST DR FAIRMONT, WV 26554 COST: FREE CONTACT: BILL STALNAKER at 304-363-5377 Johnnie Johnson Blues Festival @ Palatine Park Fans come together to celebrate this hometown legend and the “Father of Rock & Roll” during the two day event. Saturday 10 am – 10 pm Sunday noon – 8 pm
The weekend event held at the Cornerstone Family Church is open to all bikers, all cagers, and all those who just like great blues music, food, fun and fellowship. The official host hotels are Holiday Inn Express, Days Inn, Microtel Inn/Suite and Quality Inn in Princeton.