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Solar Fest 2018 to be held in Fayetteville

Keeper of the Mountains Foundation will host its 5th annual solar-powered music festival, Solar Fest 2018, the weekend of July 6-8, featuring more than 20 musical acts including Qiet, Beggars Clan, Tom Batchelor Band and many more.

Solar Fest will be held at Cantrell Ultimate Rafting in Fayetteville. The event is the first and only solar powered music and arts festival in West Virginia with the stages and music powered by solar panels.

Adult tickets for the weekend without camping are $35 or $55 with camping. A weekend pass for youth 12 and under is $20. Children 5 and under are free. Daily Admission is available. Visit www.solarmusicfest.org to order tickets or get them at the gate. If you are an Appalachian Artisan or Food Vendor and want a booth, fees are $100 and include camping at Cantrell’s.  Please call Keeper of the Mountains Foundation at 304-205-0920 or visit the website for more details.

The goal of Solar Fest is to inspire sustainability and the transition into green energy while showcasing Appalachian artists and musicians. The event features yoga, meditation, and permaculture workshops as well as festivities around the beginning stages of building an all-natural playground for youth. Sponsors include WVSUN, a nonprofit that helps organize solar co-ops, and United Plant Savers, a nonprofit that provides education on identification and conservation of Appalachian Native Plant Species.

Performers include Qiet, Tom Batchelor Band, Two Thirds Goat, Suburban Sensi, Beggars Clan, Scarlet Revolt, C.H.U.D., Long Point String Band, Whistle & Fish, Katrina Brown, Margo & the Bluegills, Kathleen Coffee, Jonah Carden, Dina Hornbaker, Davey Rogner, Douglas John, Emmalea Deal, Merry & the Melancholics, and Special Guest Kotchv Humoti hosting the Sacred Fire.

Workshops include: Golden Yoga with Sara, Guided Meditation with Doug Imbrogno of The Meditation Circle, Permaculture with The Harvest Collective, and Identify Native Appalachian Plant Species & Edibles with Spiral Roots Sanctuary.

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