In an effort to strengthen Boy Scouts’ Duty to Country, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is teaming up with The West Virginia National Guard to sponsor the 4th Annual Veterans and Community Heroes Appreciation Day. The event is designed in festival style with open program activities, exhibitors, food vendors, and live music. Live Music Bands will be playing throughout the day! Cross Town Traffic from Elkins, WV Others TBA Demonstrations BMX Archery Skateboard Action Sports Canopy Tours Climbing/Rappelling Zip Lines (Accessible Zip Line available) Shooting Sports BMX Mountain Biking Skateboarding Visitor Venues Kids Zone - (Slide, Bounce House, etc.) Sustainability Treehouse Scott Visitor Center Nature Boardwalk Exhibitor Area Food Vendors Dem 2 Brothers & A Grill M.A.D. Concessions Others TBA Passes Hero Pass (includes immediate family) Includes Summit Action Passes for US Service Member\Law Enforcement\First Responder and their immediate family, access to Visitor Venues, and Live Music. Summit Action Pass Adults and youth 11 years and older. Includes all Action Sports, Visitor Venues, and Live Music. Participants should be in good physical condition and free from medical issues that may be aggravated by high impact sports. All canopy tour, zipline and challenge course participants must meet the manufacturers weight guidelines to participate (50lb minimum / 250lb maximum). Jr. Summit Action Pass Youth ages 6-10. Includes all Action Sports for which qualified by age, strength and /or maturity, Visitor Venues, and Live Music. ages 6+: skateboarding, BMX, shooting sports, climbing; ages 9+: all activities listed previously plus ziplines, rappelling. Please note that participants must be able to fit the equipment, including safety gear provided. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult. Summit Visitor Pass Includes all Visitor Venues, Demonstrations, and Live Music. Please note that all visitor activities take place in the Scott Summit Center and do NOT include the Adventure Sports venues located in the Summit's Adventure Zone. All participants must present (or sign at entry) the Summit Risk Acknowledgment and Waiver. Because many activities are high intensity and high impact, we reserve the right to refuse service to individuals who in our judgment cannot meet safety guidelines, properly wear safety equipment or who refuse to follow safety protocols. Schedule 12pm - Gates Open for Participants 12pm - Activities Open 1pm - Live Music 2:30pm - BMX Demo 3pm - Live Music 3:30pm - Archery Demo 4:30pm - Skateboard Demo 5pm - Activities Close 5:30pm - Closing Show: Live Music
Charleston's Yeager Airport and the West Virginia Air National Guard are excited to announce the 2018 Salute to Our Veterans & First Responders Air Show! This two day event will take place on October 13-14, 2018, and will feature aerobatic acts, static displays, parachuting, etc. This Air Show is sure to be a memorable event! FREE to the public!
Opener: Union Sound Treaty Union Sound Treaty is based out of Morgantown, West Virginia. Outsiders may not exactly view this as the most ideal location for a band to base its music career. However, it does allow the boys to exist on an island of creativity, remain close to their roots, and play out…A LOT. Union Sound Treaty was founded in the latter part of 2015. Charles had searched for months at regional open-mics and songwriter nights to find like-minded musicians who had aspirations of playing original songs for a living. Thanks to a mutual friend, Charles was able to cross paths with Shawn and John. The three soon hatched a plan of starting the group that would eventually become Union Sound Treaty. Charles grew up with Ross and the two spoke often about each other’s music. So, when it came time to find a drummer for the band, Charles knew Ross was the critical piece this band needed. Union Sound Treaty fell upon great fortune in March 2016 when they were given the opportunity to go to Blackbird Studios in Nashville, TN. They would begin work on what would become their debut album, Next Year (released November 4th, 2016). In the same room where Chris Stapleton’s Traveler was tracked, the boys of Union Sound Treaty laid the foundations of what would become an impressive debut. “With Next Year you also feel like you’re listening to a record of a band that is only going to continue to get better, and you’ll be listening to them and Charles Godwin for years to come. These guys have a bead on what really resonates in country music with listeners.”- Saving Country Music. Headliner: Sundy Best Sundy Best crafts music that re-imagines timeless classic rock of the ‘70s and ‘80s – think the Eagles and the smart, whiskey-voiced lyrics of Tom Petty and Bob Seger. With Nick on guitar and Kris on cajon, Sundy Best takes that sound, modernizes it in their own unique way by borrowing hints of country and bluegrass, to make it personal. Offstage, the pair are lifelong friends, college athletes and dog-lovers; onstage the musical duo delivers something wholly fresh and original, blending their best influences with personal music histories.
Each year around Veterans Day, community groups host a variety of dinners and events designed to honor all veterans who