World-Class Music Returns to New Martinsville This Weekend

NEW MARTINSVILLE — The third annual Back Home Appalachian Music & Arts Festival takes over downtown New Martinsville this weekend, featuring world-class, nationally touring music artists, local talent and much more.

The event is free for all main stage concert acts. There will be food, beverage and craft vendors on site, workshops, free camping and more.

Schedule of Events


June 28

The Allman Betts Band

• 5 p.m., Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (Wetzel County Museum)

• 6 p.m., Sara Hulse Band

• 7:30 p.m., Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

• 9 p.m., Billy Strings

• 11 p.m., Rumpke Mountain Boys with special guest KR-3 (Lincoln Theater)

Billy Strings


June 29

• 10 a.m., Rise & Shine Yoga with Sarah

• Noon, Fletcher’s Grove (Lincoln Theater)

• 2 p.m., Capt. Dirtbeard & The Scourge of the Ohio

The Travelin' McCourys

• 3 p.m., Slippery Creek

• 4:30 p.m., Rumpke Mountain Boys

• 6 p.m., The Grateful Ball featuring The Travelin’ McCourys & The Larry Keel Experience

• 9 p.m., The Allman Betts Band

• 11 p.m., Rumpke Mountain Boys with special guest The Acoustic Company (Lincoln Theater)

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

• 2 a.m., Special Late Night Show (on the Courthouse Steps – Artist TBA)


June 30

• Noon, Homegrown Showcase with The Hillbilly Gypsies, WV Hitchers and Silas Powell & The Powell Family Band (Lincoln Theater)

• 12:30 p.m., Hoop & Flow Workshop

The Larry Keel Experience

• 2 p.m., Dulcimer Workshop (Doolin Center)

• 3:30 p.m., EmiSunshine & The Rain

• 5 p.m., The Davisson Brothers Band

• 6:30 p.m., Iron Horse

• 8 p.m., Johnny Staats & The Delivery Boys

• Dusk – Fireworks

All performances and events take place at the Main Stage area (unless otherwise noted.)

Admission is charged for shows at the Lincoln Theater.

For more information, visit www.backhomefestival.com

The Davisson Brothers Band

Rumpke Mountain Boys


Captain Dirtbeard & The Scourge of the Ohio

Main Stage acts at the Back Home Appalachian Music & Arts Festival in downtown New Martinsville, W.Va., include some of the top touring bluegrass acts in the nation. Admission is free to see the main stage concerts.


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