Three Greenbrier Valley bands, performing on the Sprint Free Stage, will headline Mountain Music Trail Day at the State Fair of West Virginia Saturday, August 19.
Rush Run Philharmonic will offer a mix of folk, tradional rock and original tunes at 11 a.m.; the young band Mud Hole Out of Control will entertain with its high energy old-time music at 2:30, and the Viney Mountain Bluegrass Boys will play at 5:30 p.m.
The three bands are composed of members from both Greenbrier and Pocahontas counties.
This year’s Mountain Music Trail Day at the Fair is dedicated to the memory of Terry Richardson. There will be tributes to Terry – the musician and the man – as part of the day’s activities.
In addition to the stage performances, young people who are learning traditional mountain music will take part in jam sessions at a shelter located on the Fair’s new Entrance Plaza. These “Young Pickers” will play at noon and again at 3:30 p.m.
The Mountain Music Trail was organized to promote tradition-based music along the US 219 corridor in West Virginia, from Tucker County to Monroe County, and to nurture a new generation of musicians.
For more information, contact Gibbs Kinderman at 304-667-2334 or firstname.lastname@example.org