Come join the 125-plus musicians, writers and singers for the week of June 21-26, 2015, at the Marlinton Motor Inn in the heart of Edray, WV, just minutes away from the picturesque town of Marlinton, the seat of Pocahontas Country.
Allegheny Mountain Radio is a network of community stations serving the two Virginias of the Allegheny Highlands, broadcasting on 1370 AM Frost, West Virginia; 88.5 FM WNMP Marlinton, West Virginia; 89.7 FM Monterey, Virginia; 91.9 FM Hillsboro, West Virginia, 103.5 FM Radio Durbin; and 107.1 FM WCHG Hot Springs, Virginia. Listeners can also hear Allegheny Mountain Radio streaming live, online at www.alleghenymountainradio.org.
The American Heritage Music Hall, located in Ronceverte WV, promotes live music of all types to carry on music heritage. Music from country to rock, old time, bluegrass, folk and even storytelling can be heard on Tuesday nights weekly at 7:00 p.m. The AHMH offers a dance every 4th Saturday of each month as well.
Tucked in the beautiful Allegheny Mountains, you’ll find something you might not expect. In the town of Elkins, West Virginia, music & laughter can be found each night at the American Mountain Theater, West Virginia’s award-winning, live music & comedy variety show. From the incredible talent of the Due Time Band to gut-busting laughs during […]
August 12-14, 2016 The Augusta Festival is the final weekend that caps off the summer session. It’s a wonderful celebration of traditional dance, craft, and music that is attended by thousands. The Augusta Festival festivities kick off Friday night, August 12 at 8:00 pm, with Contras and Squares in the Augusta open-air pavilion. ADMISSION*is $6 & […]
We are Davis & Elkins College’s program for the Heritage Arts. Augusta provides instruction and performances, folklife programs, and a home for significant collections of field recordings, oral histories, photographs, instruments, and Appalachian art. We teach. We share. We celebrate the wonder and diversity of the heritage arts.
Allan Dale Sizemore, also known professionally as Black King Coal, has been writing songs for almost 30 years. He has fronted the first Americana Appalachian Stompgrass group Rust Kings, became a founding member of the Americana Music Association, had his songs featured as the national PBS Song Of The Week on All Songs Considered twice, scored a European Top 10 Bluegrass/Americana album (Rust Kings’ Hotel West Virginia) and been featured on the Merlefest Songwriters Stage. Not too bad for a boy from Trout Valley, WV.
Currently, Allan is the musical consultant/coordinator for the television show Barnwood Builders on DIY Network. He also is a member of The Wild Rumpus as well as Black King Coal, an Appalachian Soul group playing his compositions and songs he’s co-written with various songwriter friends, and he also keeps a pretty busy solo schedule. His songwriting is varied in subject matter as well as style, from fingerpicked stories to full blues and soul, and whatever comes, he keeps an open mind.
The Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys are among West Virginia’s longest-running bluegrass bands. The group first organized in 1968, taking their name from Black Mountain in their native Pocahontas County. As with many bluegrass bands, the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys have had changes in personnel over the years. Richard Hefner remains as the lone original member. Hefner’s traditional bluegrass banjo playing and tenor vocals have contributed both continuity and much of the “high lonesome” sound for which the band has become so well-known. He is joined by Chris Nickell (lead and rhythm guitar work as well as lead vocals), Rick Carpenter (mandolin and lead and baritone vocals), and Mike Smith (bass).
The Brazenhead Inn offers guests that Irish pub atmosphere in the mountains of West Virginia. The Inn owners, Will and Jill Fanning, hold tight to their roots and have created an Irish haven through the food, the hospitality and the music.
Built in 1902, Carnegie Hall was incorporated in 1983 as a regional not-for-profit arts and education center. Today, the cultural center annually serves more than 75,000 patrons with live performances by outstanding companies and artists from around the world, award-winning arts in education programming, classes and workshops, fine art exhibits, an independent film series and more!
Michael and Carrie Kline weave West Virginia stories and folklore with spine tingling harmonies on voice and guitar. They live and breathe Appalachian music and culture. Their voices carry the songs with truth and authenticity. The Klines present their music both as entertainment and social history, with engaging ease and hard-hitting passion. Their high mountain harmonies meld with their intertwining bass lines on two guitars, with Michael’s melodic flat-picking and Carrie’s rhythmic backup.
“The Mountain Music Trail takes visitors on an exploration of the roots of the state’s strong music tradition, influenced by West Virginia’s Scottish and Irish ancestors and the Allegheny Mountains. The regional trail goes through five counties via U.S. Route 219, and there are festivals and workshops throughout the year.”
Country River Cabins, is located in Pocahontas County WV. We are conveniently located, on the Greenbrier River and trail, just 1 1/2 miles from the small town of Marlinton. Our convenient location has the river trail running through the cabin property to makes easy access to the river front and trail. So we invite you stay at Country River Cabins so you can […]
The Darden Mill is a historic industrial building just one block away from downtown Elkins which now hosts the Appalachian Forest Heritage Area Discovery Center and the West Virginia Railroad Museum.
Explore wild, wonderful West Virginia from an entirely new perspective — aboard any one of our four unique trains! From April to December, the surrounding mountains and valleys come alive with the welcoming wail of whistles from beautifully refurbished and historic locomotives that depart both Elkins and Durbin depots.
The Elk River Ramblers are Terry Richardson on guitar, Galen Watts on bass and vocals, and Paul Marganian on fiddle, guitar, and vocals. With a foundation in old-time and celtic music, The Elk River Ramblers also branch out into bluegrass, klezmer, and contemporary pop. They are the house band at the Elk River Inn at Slatyfork, WV, and can be heard there most Thursday Nights.
The Fiddlehead Restaurant & Bar, named for the common-to-the-region Fiddlehead fern, takes a basic menu to new heights, adding that extra touch to everyday foods! The Fiddlehead is also the place to go for entertainment that features regional Appalachian talent.
Live entertainment and Open mic each Wednesday.
Nestled in the scenic hills of West Virginia near the Monongahela National Forest, Five River Campground is the perfect place to spend time with family and friends or to meet new ones! Located on the beautiful and serene banks of the Shavers Fork River it is a prime area to relax or invigorate your spirit with activities centered on the outdoors. Five River Campground serves as a base camp for adventure. We are centrally located to many areas that offer exciting and exhilarating outdoor escapades for the novice or expert alike.
The Freshwater Folk Festival at the White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery on East Main Street will be September 10th, 2016. This festival is a combination of music, art, dance, and hands-on nature activities on the beautiful hatchery grounds. There will be plenty of food for sale by commercial vendors and the 4-H Club, and […]
They say that when the planets align and the currents of fate swirl just so, that a band will be formed to pale all other bands. An astrologer was consulted in regards to The Gage Brothers, “The planets looked like a connect the dots puzzle when they started. A very easy one, and quite scattered […]
Located in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains, Greenbrier County offers visitors a true taste of the best of West Virginia. Conveniently located within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the nation’s population, Greenbrier County provides the necessities for a perfect getaway. World-famous resorts, quaint small towns, fabulous outdoor recreation and wonderful art and theatre […]
America’s Resort Airport! We are just minutes from The Greenbrier and The Omni Hotel’s Homestead Resort! Just a 1 hr 20 min drive to Snowshoe Ski Resort! Welcome to Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB), proudly serving the Greenbrier Valley of West Virginia, the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia and surrounding areas. Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB) […]
Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company founded in 2012 located in Greenbrier County WV. Mission: “Get Out, Explore, Bring Beer” We want everyone to experience the meaning behind Wild and Wonderful West Virginia by enjoying our quality craft beers. Enjoy our tasty and refreshing craft beer after a day of adventure whether it is in […]
The Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation assists the needs of the business community of Greenbrier, Monroe and Pocahontas Counties, West Virginia. We provide a variety of services to new and existing businesses such as: business financing, general and technical assistance, site selection and most importantly, the highly skilled and loyal West Virginia Workforce. GVEDC, 804 […]
HAND-CRAFTED LOCALLY SOURCED HARD CIDER AND MEAD. AT HAWK KNOB WE BELIEVE IN QUALITY, TRADITION AND THE POWER OF INTENTION. WE DON’T FOLLOW THE NORM AND NEITHER DO OUR CIDERS OR MEADS. JUST LIKE THE CRAFTSMEN OF OLD WE TAKE THE TIME AND CARE NECESSARY TO PRODUCE TRULY UNIQUE ARTISANAL BEVERAGES THAT HARKEN BACK […]
Meet Bill Hefner: guitar builder, musician, and founding member of Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys. Bill plays finger style and flat picking guitar and mandolin in a variety of music styles with his family, The Hefner Family, including Gospel, Civil War-era music, Bluegrass, Chord Melody guitar, early Country, Irish, and Doo Wop. They play at churches, family reunions, local festivals, Allegheny Mountain Radio, the Pocahontas County Opera House, the guitar shop, or the back porch. In addition to being a musician, Bill is an accomplished guitar builder. He is a member of the Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans and the Guild of American Luthiers.
Hell for Certain String Band is an old-time Appalachian string band based in West Virginia’s stunning Greenbrier Valley. The band takes its name from Hell for Certain Branch, a stream within the Monongahela National Forest’s Cranberry Wilderness Area. Many of Hell for Certain’s tunes originated in the Monongahela region, and represent tough times for hard-working folks negotiating the rugged, high-elevation terrain of the mountains.
Hill and Holler is a restaurant with pizza and live music/dance located in Lewisburg West Virginia established in 2012. Hill and Holler has a large common area great for LIVE MUSIC and DANCING!! PIZZA! and Hours of operation: (click on picture to make BIGGER) Good For Groups, Good For Kids, Take Out and Outdoor Seating Contact info: https://www.facebook.com/HillandHoller […]
“One of the Top 100 Bars in the South”-Southern Living Magazine.
The Irish Pub on Washington Street, or “The Pub,” as it’s know to locals, opened in Nov. 2006 and since then it has become an integral part of the community. As well as being a music venue and a bar, it is a community gathering place for myriad events ranging from benefits and fundraisers to Mardi Gras parties, wedding receptions (and even a wedding, once) to Pub Quiz Trivia night, or just a nice place to go of an evening for friendly faces and a warm, welcoming atmosphere.
John Wyatt, the Appalachian! Appalachian from the heart best describes John. His songs and stories of the mountains transport you back to another time and place. Wyatt’s music and storytelling celebrates the common bonds of faith and family and what it means to be Appalachian. His music has a hint of the old Carter […]
Juanita Fireball & the Continental Drifters debuted at the Pocahontas County Opera House in 2008, although they have been making music together in one form or another for twenty-five years. They play Appalachian string band tunes, many of which they learned years ago from old-timers in West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina. They sing songs about animals, outlaws, fruit and love, with a few gospel numbers for balance. The high energy of their hard-driving music will have you dancing in the aisles.
Located in Cass adjacent to the Cass Country Store. We serve your favorite fast food including burgers, hot dogs, and old-fashioned BBQ. We also have daily specials. After a fun train ride, enjoy an ice cream cone at our old timey soda fountain. Blue Roof Caterers/ Bonnie Botkin 631 Mountain Turnpike Monterey VA 24465 Phone: […]
LBSPY is a free arts and entertainment tabloid dedicated to providing useful information in the areas of Greenbrier County, Pocahontas County, parts of Allegheny/Raleigh/Monroe County, and more. With an emphasis on elegance and creativity, we create a meaningful way for our readers to appreciate the arts and culture.
Little Sparrow is a vibrant, versatile vocal duo combining well-crafted original songs with dynamically arranged traditional material accompanied by guitar, acoustic bass and percussion with acappella offerings as well. Mary Dailey and Jeanne Hoffman soar with voices that blend seamlessly through an eclectic mix – heartfelt, haunting, humorous and all things between. Complemented by a down home stage presence, Little Sparrow’s performance is like a rare front porch evening with friends.
Located in beautiful Pocahontas County, “Nature’s Mountain Playground” and the “Birthplace of Rivers”, just 18 miles South of Snowshoe Mountain Resort! Our motel features large double rooms with AC, cable TV with free HBO, phone/voice mail, coffee pots, and more! Outdoor pool (in season)! Smoking or non-smoking rooms available, handicap-accessible rooms, and jacuzzi suites! Spacious dining area with family atmosphere and home-cooked meals. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served. Sixties Cafe’ Lounge & Game Room open daily, featuring live entertainment some weekends.
MITCHELL CHEVROLET INC SERVING & CHEVROLET CUSTOMERS Mitchell Chevrolet Inc is located in the heart of , WV, in Marlinton. We also serve an endless amount of and Chevrolet customers with a huge selection of new and used vehicles at great prices. Mitchell Chevrolet Inc was established in 1966 by H Reid Mitchell and the […]
The Monroe Arts Alliance is committed to community service through the promotion of the arts in Monroe County and the surrounding area. The Alliance’s purpose is exclusively charitable and for the enrichment of the general public.The Alliance engages the public and local community through scholarships, projects, workshops and events including Festival in the Hills festival, annual youth art show, holiday concert and other performances. Festival in the Hills focuses on old time and traditional Appalachian music.
Monroe County, West Virginia, offers you a place to Get Real! This rural, agricultural community has retained and enhanced many of the characteristics of previous times. It is still possible to have an authentic and memorable experience in this scenic country county! Monroe County is where you’ll find: • Restored covered bridges, old grain and […]
The Mountain Dance Trail project promotes coummunity square dances, shares the heritage of square dancing and perserves this unique art form. A statewide project of the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis and Elkins College, the Mountain Dance Trail celebrates West Virginia as the only Appalachian state which maintains a strong community dance tradition.
Have Memorial Day plans yet? Follow our full weekend itinerary of live mountain music and dance! Enjoy dinner Friday while the Pretty Penny Pickers jam in Hillsboro, then head down to Lewisburg for Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn.
Saturday, catch the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys in the afternoon before heading down to Greenville for an old-fashioned square dance with the Hans Creek String Band!
“We’re very excited the Mountain Music Trail has been recognized internationally,” Commissioner of Tourism Amy Shuler Goodwin said. “Our Appalachian heritage is a blend of cultures from many different countries — so in a way we’ve come full circle by sharing our music and dance with the world.”
For more than 30 years, Mountain Stage with 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 150 stations across America, and around the world via NPR Music and […]
Mountaintop Condos features 1, 2 and 3 bedroom properties located at the top of Snowshoe WV – only a short walk to Snowshoe Village, shops, restaurants, lifts, and – of course – the slopes! Our condos are privately-owned and rented, which means you save money! Visit Our Website View Our Condos Find Us On Facebook Call us today on 301-501-7231, or email […]
Charlie Loudermilk started playing banjo in the late 1940s and Junior Spencer started playing the fiddle about the same time. By the 1950s they had started playing square dances together. They played music together regularly until Charlie’s passing in 2012. In the mid 70’s Charlie’s sons started playing with them. Jerry “Cannonball” played the upright […]