The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers draw freely from old-time, bluegrass, country, jazz, rockabilly and swing styles to create their tight, high-energy string band music. Well-crafted original songs with emotional depth, masterful picking, and resonant vocal harmonies combine to forge new territories and a fresh take on Appalachian Americana music. Tickets are $5, kids 6 and under get in free.
This free concert will be held at Krepp's Park at the upper pavilion. Hailing from the mountain towns of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Maryland, The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers draw freely from Old-Time, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, and Swing music to create their own brand of high energy, Appalachian Bluegrass. As an offshoot of a former project, The Weedrags, JFS was formed by Gary Antol (Songwriter/Guitar/Vocals) and Libby Eddy (Fiddle/Vocals) in 2014 with a very simple goal: write good songs, have fun, and take it to the road. In the time since, JFS has appeared at festivals from New England to Florida and played club dates from the eastern seaboard to the west coast. In 2015, the band released their debut album, The Lane Change, a collection of both original and traditional songs focusing on journeys through personal relationships as well as life in the coal mining towns of central Appalachia. The album was well received by fans and critics alike. “Mannington #9,” a searing tale of lives lost in a 1968 mining disaster in Mannington, WV, was featured in the Relix Magazine 2015 Summer CD Sampler. Written by West Virginia storyteller and old-time musician, Keith McManus, the song’s driving rhythm and haunting melody capture the loss suffered by 78 families in this tragic accident. The Lane Change also featured the powerhouse harmonies of Antol and Eddy on titles such as “No Ash Will Burn” and “Blue Diamond Mines.”The Morgantown Board of Parks and Recreation (BOPARC) is committed to providing a quality system of parks, trails, facilities and programs that enhance our community and the well-being of our residents. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on and enjoy this free concert.
The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers draw freely from old-time, bluegrass, country, jazz, rockabilly and swing styles to create their tight, high-energy string band music. Well-crafted original songs with emotional depth, masterful picking, and resonant vocal harmonies combine to forge new territories and a fresh take on Appalachian Americana music.
Since 1950, the West Virginia State Folk Festival has focused on old-time music, traditional square dancing, and Appalachian arts and crafts. Join us each year -- beginning the third Thursday in June -- as the city of Glenville, West Virginia, takes on a marvelous change reminiscent of the old days. See antique cars and the Folk Festival Belles. Your ears will be treated to the sweet sounds of banjo and fiddle contests, jam sessions in the streets, old-time gospel singing, and oral traditions.
JCJAM3 is a multi-genre music festival held at David Harris Riverfront Park along the beautiful Ohio River. Music, food, friendship and a celebration of our local heritage will take place May 26-27, 2017. From Bluegrass and Old Time to Americana, the Blues, Rock and Western Cowboy Swing with a little of all in between, makes this one of the most unique festivals of the season. JCJAM3 is a 100% not for profit show staffed entirely by volunteers. For a full lineup, tickets, and more information please visit www.jcjam3.com.
Experience a fresh take on Appalachian Americana music. The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers create tight, high-energy string band music. They draw freely from old-time, bluegrass, country, jazz, rockabilly and swing styles. The band is well known in the Americana music circuit throughout the mid-Atlantic region and is a crowd favorite at music festivals like The Great Blue Heron, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Whiskey Rebellion Festival and others. While recently showcasing their innovative style on a national tour, they gained new fans from Colorado to California and from Arizona to Oklahoma. Experience a toe-tappin’ good time! Some of the region’s best bluegrass, Americana and roots music artists perform in Wheeling as part of the popular Mountain Moon Coffeehouse series. Crowd-pleasing performers, expert pickers, talented vocalists and captivating storytellers entertain crowds with foot-stomping tunes and expressive ballads. Shows take place in the historic 100-year-old Stifel Fine Arts Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. Then, the music begins at 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets online or call 304-242-7700. Purchase early, many shows sell out!
The Music and the Mountains Old Time Festival will showcase and celebrate Appalachian culture and craft. This community based, family friendly event will bring together local artisans and musicians to provide an opportunity for our local community and visitors to experience Appalachian craft demonstrations, old time music and dance traditions along with regional food. Friday night's concert will feature old time, traditional Appalachian music. Saturday afternoon events will include: local craft demonstrations, a display of regional archival photographs, old time children's games and activities, an open old time community jam, a cornbread contest and a soup bean dinner. Saturday night will offer beginner square dance lessons and a square dance bard and caller.
For over 40 years, The Bing Brothers have played their hard-driving brand of string band music from Canada to Florida – from Spain to England, and from Australia, to Ireland and Scotland. Their sound has been formed in the West Virginia mountains, and they remain true to their roots. Yet The Bing Brothers are highly versatile, playing selections in old time and bluegrass, as well as traditional Irish songs and ragtime.
Jesse Milnes and Emily Miller perform country and old-time music, singing close harmony with Jesse’s unique finger-picked guitar style and a healthy dose of old-time fiddling.
Pickin’ Indoors, a local old-time, bluegrass and country jam sessions, will take place, from 6 p.m. -10 p.m., Wednesday, October 19 in The Joni and Buck Smith Arts Forum in Myles Center for the Arts on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. The sessions are hosted weekly by the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College. For additional information, visit augustaheritagecenter.org, call 304-637-1209 or email augusta@AugustaHeritageCenter.org.
The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College welcomes musicians and spectators from across the region to the College’s Outdoor Amphitheatre for the West Virginia Open Fiddle, Old-Time Banjo and Bluegrass Banjo Contest on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Registration for the contest begins at noon. The contest will start at 2 p.m. and run until all contestants have competed. There is no registration fee to compete. participants from any state or region are welcome to enter. Five cash prizes will be awarded in Fiddle, Old-time Banjo and Bluegrass Banjo categories, as well as a Best Senior Musician prize for those age 60 and older, and a Best Youth Musician prize for those age 15 and younger. Awards are $400 for first place, $200 for second place, $100 for third place, $50 for fourth place and $25 for fifth place. The event is sponsored by Smakula Fretted Instruments, Valley Supply and McNeer, Highland, McMunn & Varner LC, Elkins-Randolph County YMCA and several anonymous donors. The contest is part of the Mountain State Forest Festival Celebrating Appalachia – Banjos, Burgers and Beer Festival. For more information, visit www.augustaheritagecenter.org, email augusta@AugustaHeritageCenter.org or call the Augusta Heritage Center office at 304-637-1209.
A Ceili dance and square dance will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, July 29 in the Augusta Dance Pavilion on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. The event will feature the Augusta Ceili Band with calling from Padraig McEeany and followed by a square dance with Dave Bing, Mark Payne and Andrew Dunlap playing old-time music with Mack Samples calling. Admission is $6 general or $4 for students and AmeriCorps members.
Heritage Days is a two day event celebrating the rich central West Virginia culture and history. The event features a Civil War Reenactment in the City of Spencer, encampments at Spencer Civil War Park, square dancing, old-time music, seminars on old time traditional cooking, quilting, presentations by General Stonewall Jackson, museums, and much more.
Morgan’s Kitchen Fall Festival, sponsored by the St. Albans Historical Society, is from from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at historic Morgan’s Kitchen, located along MacCorkle Ave., in St. Albans. Activities will include apple butter making, cabin tours, pioneer re-enactors, the Coal River Group, arts and crafts, old time music and antique woodcrafters. Baked goods and hot dogs are also available. Apple butter is available for purchase. There is no charge for this event and plenty of parking is available.