Carnegie Hall’s Second Annual Lewisburg Music Festival set for July 25

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Celebrating artists who embody American roots music styles, including country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B and blues, The Second Annual Lewisburg Music Festival will be held on Saturday, July 25. The lawns of Carnegie Hall, New River Community & Technical College, and The North House will be transformed into festival grounds with performances by:

The Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys, 2-2:45 p.m.

Carnegie Hall Kids’ College Ukulele and Mandolin Classes, 2:50 p.m.

Qiet, 3-4:15 p.m.

Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, 4:30-5:45 p.m.

Yarn, 6-7:15 p.m.

David Wax Museum, 7:30-8:45 p.m.

Steep Canyon Rangers, 9-10:30 p.m.

The gates will open at 12 noon with entrances located at the intersection of US Rt. 60/Washington Street and Church Street, as well as behind the Hall at the upper corner of New River Community & Technical College’s parking lot. Other parking may be found downtown, and in the municipal lots on Washington and Foster Streets. Will call will be located at the US Rt. 60/Washington Street and Church Street entrance.

The Kids’ Space will open at 1 p.m. and close for the day at 7 p.m. Kids’ activities will include face painting, a festival coloring sheet, hula hoops and bubbles. During a live broadcast from 3-5 p.m. the 99.5 WJLS Big Dawg will join his crew and be on site to shake paws and pose for photos with fans.

For the comfort and convenience of festival-goers, food and beverage vendors will be on site the day of the festival. Stuart’s Smokehouse and Sweet Frog of Lewisburg will provide a variety of cool treats and hot eats. Several restaurants are also available downtown within walking distance.

The Beer Garden will open at 2 p.m. A variety of wine and beer will be offered throughout the day. An over 21 wristband will be issued for those who wish to purchase alcohol. Valid photo ID is required.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.lewisburgmusicfestival.com. Tickets may also be purchased by calling 304-645-7917, or in person at the Carnegie Hall Box Office located at 105 Church Street, Lewisburg. Tickets not purchased in person may be picked up at Carnegie Hall or will be held at Will Call day of the event. Tickets will be exchanged for a wristband at the gate. Your wristband is your “passport” to come and go throughout the day.

And be sure to enjoy the partner events in town. From theatre to a variety of musical performances, downtown Lewisburg’s arts community is very much alive. A few of the happenings include:

Friday, July 24

• The Irish Pub on Washington Street – Performance by Patrick O’Flaherty – 5-10 p.m.

• Hill and Holler – Bryan Elijah Smith & the Wild Hearts – 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 25

• The Irish Pub on Washington Street – Performance by Patrick O’Flaherty – 5-10 p.m.

Fun for all ages, bring your family and friends and enjoy a day of music on the lawn at Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg. While downtown Lewisburg, explore historic sites, browse through shops, and dine in some of the Greenbrier Valley’s finest eateries. Visit the Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center at www.greenbrierwv.com for a full listing of area attractions and accommodations.

Carnegie Hall extends a special thanks to event volunteers from the following organizations: Lewisburg Rotary and the Carnegie Hall Board of Directors.

Festival sponsored by the WV Division of Culture & History, National Endowment for the Arts, Sarah and Jim Umberger, Annie and Jeff Jeffus, Crews & Associates, Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, The American Beer Company, First National Bank, Paul Grist/Foxfire Realty, Mike Donahue Management, Appalachian Electronic Instruments, The Big Dawg WJLS 99.5, and Greg and Libby Johnson.

 

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