Come celebrate the rebirth of White Sulphur Springs with a musical and arts festival on Main Street the weekend of June 17 and 18. A joint production between Cross Creek Hospitality, 50 East, and White Sulphur Springs Rotary, the weekend will include live music, art, local food, spirits, and brews, and activities for the kids.
We gather to celebrate the incredible post-flood rejuvenation of White Sulphur Springs. This rebirth is the shining example of what can be accomplished with cross-sector collaboration. With businesses, local government officials, philanthropists, and volunteers all working towards a common goal, the community has been transformed.
The weekend festival includes concerts and events Friday and Saturday throughout town, kicking off at 6:30 p.m. on Friday with a New Orleans-style jazz funeral parade from The Schoolhouse Hotel to Big Draft Brewery Stage for a show. On Saturday, Main Street will be closed from 12 noon to 6 p.m. for some of the best regional artists and craftspeople to display their paintings, jewelry, pottery, photography, glassware, and more. We also welcome live performing artists throughout the afternoon, as well as activities for the kids.
Since 2016, hundreds of families in the Greenbrier Valley have been impacted and assisted by the volunteer efforts in post-flood recovery. Because of this community centric philosophy, dozens of new businesses have opened, including a concert venue, brewery, a private early learning center, coffee shops, restaurants, spas, and retail shops downtown. Over 75 White Sulphur Springs residents moved into new or repaired homes. Five new parks have been built and seven others have been renovated, including the city pool that long served as the hub of youth summer activities. The community has also attracted larger scale investments, including the barrel factory and local meat processing facility that continue to create good paying jobs in the community. Over 300 houses have sold, dozens of new short-term rentals have opened, and property values have more than doubled. We also celebrate the opening of the Schoolhouse Hotel, first fully accessible boutique hotel in the world.
Thanks to the following incredibly generous sponsors, admission to the festival is free: Cross Creek Hospitality, 50 East, Dan and Marilyn Evans, Rich Family Foundation, WV Pain Institute, The Schoolhouse Hotel, Ace Hardware, The Approved Builders, Mountain Steer Meat Company, Barnwood Living, The Bank of Monroe, Mark and Cindy Bowe, Richard Gilliam, Smooth Ambler Spirits, First Citizens Bank, Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, The Greenbrier Resort, Fairfield by Marriott, Hampton Inn by Hilton, Quality Inn by Choice, Martha Robertson, and Maria Soukup.
Additionally, hosting businesses have generously agreed to donate a percentage of their sales that day to the Greenbrier Valley Family Activity Center (GVFAC) Fund hosted by the Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation. Led by a passionate volunteer committee in partnership with the City of White Sulphur Springs and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, the GVFAC will create a modern investment in the health of our community through youth, senior, recreational, and wellness programming. The 29,000 square foot facility at Dick Gunnoe Memorial Park will include indoor and outdoor basketball courts, an indoor soccer field, batting cages, indoor pickleball and volleyball, and indoor walking track, among other amenities. The goal of the GVFAC is to make the Greenbrier Valley the healthiest community in West Virginia. Construction will begin this summer.
CALL FOR ARTISTS: We are welcoming submissions from artists and craftspeople to join us for the afternoon and showcase your work. To reserve your spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org
For the full lineup, schedule of events, sponsorship opportunities, general inquiries, and additional information, go to Dry Creek Music & Arts Festival on Facebook or email email@example.com