Great Music Takes Over New Martinsville This Weekend at the 2nd Annual Back Home Appalachian Music & Arts Festival

David Grisman & Del McCoury

NEW MARTINSVILLE –The Second Annual Back Home Appalachian Arts & Music Festival begins today in downtown New Martinsville and runs until Sunday night.

The 2018 Back Home Festival features a who’s who of Appalachian musicians, including The Del McCoury Band, David Grisman, The SteelDrivers, Billy Strings, Abby The Spoon Lady and many more.

There will be continuous music from 6-11 p.m. today, 1:45-11 p.m. on Saturday and 2-9:30 p.m. on Sunday on Main Street with two main stages. The festivities conclude on Sunday night with a fireworks celebration.

In addition to the music, there will be world-class Appalachian artisans and a variety of food vendors. There will also be workshops throughout the weekend and children’s activities.

Admission to the festival is free. The Wetzel County Convention & Visitors Bureau sponsors the festival.

Billy Strings

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Daily LIVE Music Schedule

Friday, June 29

Wetzel County Hall of Fame Induction — 5 p.m.

Ezra John Hamilton — 6 p.m.

Abby The Spoon Lady

The Last Waltz Tribute — 7:30 p.m.

Billy Strings — 9 p.m.

Ryan Cain & The Ables — Late Night Show at Lincoln Theater

Saturday, June 30

The Price Sisters — Noon at Lincoln Theater

The Travelin' McCourys

Sara Hulse Band — 1:45 p.m.

Abby The Spoon Lady & Chris Rodrigues — 3:30 p.m.

Wheeling Park Bluegrass Band — 5 p.m.

David Gans — 5:45 p.m.

The Grass Is Dead — 6:30 p.m.

The SteelDrivers

The Del McCoury Band — 8 p.m., featuring David Grisman and The Travelin’ McCourys

The Acoustic Company — Late Night Show at Lincoln Theater

Sunday, July 1

The Acoustic Company — 2 p.m.

18 Strings — 3:30 p.m.

Ryan Cain & The Ables

Herb & Hanson — 5 p.m.

The SteelDrivers — 6:30 p.m.

Johnny Staats & The Delivery Boys — 8 p.m.

Johnny Staats & The Delivery Boys

David Gans

The Price Sisters

18 Strings

Grass Is Dead

Herb and Hanson

Ezra John Hamilton

Last Waltz Tribute

Wheeling Park Bluegrass Band

Abby The Spoon Lady

Chris Rodrigues

Billy Strings


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