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The Mountain Music Trail has many musicians associated with us. They are available to be booked!

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The Pocahontas Opera House presents the Hammons Musical Heritage Celebration

The Pocahontas Opera House presents the Hammons Musical Heritage Celebration

After getting your fill of wild food at the Marlinton’s Autumn Harvest Festival and West Virginia Road-kill Cook-off, the Opera House invites you to come be a part of the “Hammons Musical Heritage Celebration.” The Hammons Family carried on ancient traditions of fiddling, banjo playing, ballad singing and story telling at their remote mountain home […]

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Autumn Harvest Festival & WV RoadKill Cook-Off

Autumn Harvest Festival & WV RoadKill Cook-Off

  Friday night September 23 2016 Square Dance at the Opera House 7-9pm Band:  Mud Hole Control 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 […]

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Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys at the Pocahontas Opera House

Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys at the Pocahontas Opera House

The Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys Saturday, August 27 7:30 p.m., $10 To loyal Opera House concertgoers and anyone who knows bluegrass music in West Virginia, the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys need no introduction. The Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys are among West Virginia’s longest-running bluegrass bands. The group first organized in 1968 around the foursome of […]

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Pocahontas Opera House presents Elk River Ramblers

Pocahontas Opera House presents Elk River Ramblers

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. The Pocahontas Opera House, built in 1910, is a magnificent stage […]

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The Pocahontas Opera House presents Lone Raven

The Pocahontas Opera House presents Lone Raven

Garnering rave reviews throughout Ohio and the surrounding states, Lone Raven performs an eclectic blend of traditional music from various areas of the world, as well as their own original compositions. With over 20 instruments on stage, the band soars through everything from fiery Irish reels to Gypsy fiddle tunes. Their instrumentals are fueled by […]

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The Pocahontas Opera House presents Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line

The Pocahontas Opera House presents Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line

When Nora Jane Struthers and The Party Line last came to the Opera House, they had just released their critically acclaimed album Carnival. Now with the release of Wake earlier this year, they are riding a wave of good reviews from Rolling Stone, as well as NPR’s The Record and Fresh Air. Nora Jane Struthers […]

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Rockin’ Redneck Square Dance

Rockin’ Redneck Square Dance

Friday, September 25th, 2015 The Autumn Harvest Festival and Roadkill Cook-Off present: Rockin’ Redneck Square Dance Location: Pocahontas County Opera House Time: 7-9pm Band:  The Bing Brothers and Jake Krack Caller: Mack Samples Cost: FREE! From the Pocahontas Times: The Bing Brothers have played their hard-driving brand of string band music from Canada to Florida […]

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The Pocahontas County Opera House presents Juanita Fireball & the Continental Drifters

The Pocahontas County Opera House presents Juanita Fireball & the Continental Drifters

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 […]

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Music and the Mountains Old-Time Festival

Music and the Mountains Old-Time Festival

Sept. 11 – 12, 2015 – The Music and the Mountains Old Time Festival 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 […]

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Pocahontas Opera House presents Village Harmony

Pocahontas Opera House presents Village Harmony

Village Harmony Friday, July 24 7:30 p.m., $10 Village Harmony is a traveling, singing summer camp for teenagers. The group of 20 young singers rehearses intensely for a week, learning traditional music styles from around the world from three master teachers, as well as cooking and cleaning for each other. They then get in a […]

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Marlinton Square Dance

Marlinton Square Dance

At one time Pioneer Days in downtown Marlinton held large square dances in the street. Today the Pocahontas County Opera House hosts several dances throughout the year. Juanita Fireball and the Continental Drifters, the Bing Brothers Band, Mud Hole Control or others provide music with local callers Tom Sharp, Jim Carpenter, and Ellen & Eugene […]

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The Pocahontas Opera House presents Caroline Spence

The Pocahontas Opera House presents Caroline Spence

Caroline Spence is enamored with words and songs. Though countless singer-songwriters boast the same simple claim, few have been lifted up by their passion the way Caroline has. Her passion led the Virginia native on a pilgrimage to Nashville, where the 25-year-old honed her writing and her coy, dusky soprano across folk, Americana and alt-country […]

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Pioneer Days with the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys

Pioneer Days with the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys

Marlinton is the setting for the Annual Pioneer Days celebration of the pioneer settlers of the region which features a parade, horse and buggy rides, old-time music, street dances, arts and crafts and a pioneer village. Music, games, and demonstrations highlight the event that many come “back home” to celebrate. Look at all the fun there’ll […]

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Pioneer Days Square Dance with Mud Hole Control

Pioneer Days Square Dance with Mud Hole Control

8 – 11 pm Square Dance Music by Mud Hole Control, with caller Eugene Ratliff Location: Southern States in Marlinton

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Pioneer Days Concert: Juanita Fireball & the Continental Drifters

Pioneer Days Concert: Juanita Fireball & the Continental Drifters

Join Pocahontas County locals Juanita Fireball & the Continental Drifters for the Thursday night Pioneer Days concert! Music, games, and demonstrations highlight the event that many come “back home” to celebrate. Look at all the fun there’ll be – crafts, carnival, concessions, flea market, horseshoe pitching, parades, youth events, contests, demonstrations, antique car show, truck […]

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Allegheny Echoes

Allegheny Echoes

Allegheny Echoes Summer Workshops present a study and celebration of West Virginia and Appalachian culture and heritage. It is an opportunity for students to join accomplished, honored performers for a week of instruction and fun in beautiful Pocahontas County, West Virginia. In addition to learning in an intimate workshop setting, students will be invited to […]

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Pocahontas Opera House presents The Sweetback Sisters

Pocahontas Opera House presents The Sweetback Sisters

Their honky-tonk and western swing tunes touch on subjects of heartbreak, revenge, regret and staying strong in the face of relationships gone wrong. Like the artists they admire, the Sweetbacks are concerned with the traditional subjects of heartbreak, revenge, remorse and staying strong in the face of relationships gone wrong—albeit with a contemporary sensibility.
“We’re a renegade retro band that mixes up country, swing and honky tonk,” says Zara Bode. “Sometimes what we deliver is straight out of the 1950s; other times it’s BR549 meets The B52s.”

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Autumn Harvest Festival & Roadkill Cook-Off

Autumn Harvest Festival & Roadkill Cook-Off

Mark your calendars for the The Autumn Harvest Festival and West Virginia Roadkill Cook-off on September 26, 2015. The West Virginia RoadKill Cook-off is one of the region’s most fun and exciting annual events. In years past, the Food Network, the Travel Channel and the Discovery Channel have all covered this wild and offbeat festival! […]

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Pocahontas Opera House Potluck

Pocahontas Opera House Potluck

Potluck is a feast of stories, songs, and poems that will satisfy your soul, lift your heart, and tickle your funny bone. Karen Vuranch, Julie Adams, and Colleen Anderson have gathered their very best and very favorite pieces about cookery and community—and the connections between them—into an hour-long live performance that’s full to the brim […]

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Pocahontas Opera House presents Becky Buller

Pocahontas Opera House presents Becky Buller

Order tickets via Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/becky-buller-tickets-16171132292?aff=efbevent If you’re a fan of acoustic music, particularly bluegrass, and you haven’t heard of fiddler Becky Buller, there’s a good chance you’ve heard some of her songs. Becky’s compositions have been recorded by Ricky Skaggs (“Music To My Ears”), Rhonda Vincent (“Fishers of Men”), Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (“Be Living”), […]

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Marlinton Square Dance w/ Juanita Fireball & the Continental Drifters

Marlinton Square Dance w/ Juanita Fireball & the Continental Drifters

At one time Pioneer Days in downtown Marlinton held large square dances in the street. Today the Pocahontas County Opera House hosts several dances throughout the year. Join local favorites Juanita Fireball and the Continental Drifters for a night of dancing and fun. An hour-long beginner workshop organized by the Pocahontas 4-H club starts at […]

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Pocahontas Opera House presents D&E Appalachian Ensemble

Pocahontas Opera House presents D&E Appalachian Ensemble

The Davis and Elkins College Appalachian Ensemble is a student string band and dance group, led by Dance Director Becky Hill and String Band Director Emily Miller. The dancers and four-piece band focus on the intersections of different American vernacular forms and their roots, ranging from old-time music and flatfooting to jazz music and tap […]

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Marlinton Motor Inn presents the Young & Restless Pickers

Marlinton Motor Inn presents the Young & Restless Pickers

Every other Friday evening, the Marlinton Motor Inn (host of Allegheny Echoes summer workshops) presents the Young & Restless Pickers! A young group of Pam Lund’s students, led by Trevor Hammons (the youngest in a long line of old-time musicians from Pocahontas County’s famed Hammons Family), play old-time music in the Dining Room. The Motor […]

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Juanita Fireball & the Continental Drifters at the Pocahontas Artisans Co-op

Juanita Fireball & the Continental Drifters at the Pocahontas Artisans Co-op

Join local old-time band Juanita Fireball and the Continental Drifters at the Pocahontas Artisans Co-op this December 6th, 4-6. Come on down and shop. Then head up to Dunmore to join us for a fun evening of square dancing!

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Marlinton Motor Inn presents the Young & Restless Pickers

Marlinton Motor Inn presents the Young & Restless Pickers

Every other Friday evening, the Marlinton Motor Inn (host of Allegheny Echoes summer workshops) presents the Young & Restless Pickers! A young group of Pam Lund’s students, led by Trevor Hammons (the youngest in a long line of old-time musicians from Pocahontas County’s famed Hammons Family), play old-time music in the Dining Room. The Motor […]

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Marlinton Motor Inn

Marlinton Motor Inn

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.

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Fiddle Fare Fundraiser for Pocahontas Opera House at the Fiddlehead

Fiddle Fare Fundraiser for Pocahontas Opera House at the Fiddlehead

Four WV Craft Beers + A Four Course Appetizer Dinner + Four Fiddlers = an evening of fun and music. That’s what’s happening at the Fiddlehead in Slaty Fork on October 24, 2014 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. Gil and Mary Willis, owners of both the Elk River Inn and the Fiddlehead, have teamed up […]

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Red Tail Ring @ Pocahontas Opera House

Red Tail Ring @ Pocahontas Opera House

Whether rendering a traditional tune or one of their original compositions, the duo infuses each song with musical imagination, haunting harmonies and instrumental artistry on fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, jawharp and plain-old foot stomping.

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A Grand Convulsion in Society: Cameos of Women in Song and Story @ Pocahontas Opera House

A Grand Convulsion in Society: Cameos of Women in Song and Story @ Pocahontas Opera House

As part of the observation of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War singer-song writer Judith Avers and story teller John Burt present a program from the journals, letters and remembrances of women who lived during the time. The stories and songs you will hear will represent some of the lesser known women and […]

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Hammons Musical Heritage Celebration @ Pocahontas Opera House

Hammons Musical Heritage Celebration @ Pocahontas Opera House

The Pocahontas Opera House is pleased to bring back the “Hammons Musical Heritage Celebration,” as part of Marlinton’s Autumn Harvest Festival. The Hammons Family carried on ancient traditions of fiddling, banjo playing, ballad singing and story telling at their remote mountain home in Pocahontas County. Their legacy is proudly celebrated among today’s musicians. In recent […]

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The Bing Brothers feat. Jake Krack @ Marlinton Autumn Harvest Festival & WV Roadkill Cook-off

The Bing Brothers feat. Jake Krack @ Marlinton Autumn Harvest Festival & WV Roadkill Cook-off

Join The Bing Brothers Band featuring Jake Krack on Saturday, September 27th for one of the best events in Pocahontas County, the WV Roadkill Cook-off and Autumn Harvest Festival Pageants. We will be performing along with several other bands in the gazebo judging stage in the center of town in Marlinton, West Virginia.

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Marlinton Motor Inn presents the Young & Restless Pickers

Marlinton Motor Inn presents the Young & Restless Pickers

Every other Friday evening, the Marlinton Motor Inn (host of Allegheny Echoes summer workshops) presents the Young & Restless Pickers! A young group of Pam Lund’s students, led by Trevor Hammons (the youngest in a long line of musicians from Pocahontas County’s famed Hammons Family), play old-time music in the Dining Room.

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September Mountain Music Weekend

September Mountain Music Weekend

There’s plenty of music being made the weekend of Sept. 26-27, and our weekend itinerary highlights the best in the traditional mountain string band music you’re liable to hear along the Mountain Music Trail, and by extension, anywhere on Earth.

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Chris Smither @ Pocahontas Opera House

Chris Smither @ Pocahontas Opera House

Chris Smither has the soul of a poet, the supple fingers of a guitar god and the voice of a sage.

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Celebration of Women & the Arts

Celebration of Women & the Arts

Shop The Arts & Crafts Show Under The Big Tent! Enjoy Gourmet Treats and More at Locust Hill Inn! Meet Wonderful, Wild and Sometimes Wacky Women!

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Marlinton Motor Inn presents the Young & Restless Pickers

Marlinton Motor Inn presents the Young & Restless Pickers

Every other Friday, the Marlinton Motor Inn presents the Young & Restless Pickers! A young group of Pam Lund’s students, led by Trevor Hammons, play old-time music in the Dining Room.

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Pocahontas County Opera House

Pocahontas County Opera House

The Opera House is Pocahontas County’s premier performing arts center. An intimate venue, with seating for about 250, the Opera House is part of the West Virginia Historic Theatre Trail. Its annual performance series brings more than a dozen performances on its stage each year, ranging from bluegrass to jazz, folk to musical theatre and everything in between. The Opera House is known by many as a venue for traditional, old-time music and bluegrass, and is host to the annual Allegheny Echoes summer music workshops, frequent square dances and an annual Opry Night featuring local and regional musicians.

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