Fill the hills and valleys this June 14th & 15th at Badlands Bluegrass Festival held at the Poor Farm Festival Grounds, in Williamsburg, West Virginia. This two-day event will feature 15 bands including regional country and bluegrass acts.
New this year is a Tie Dye Tunnel for kids and adults, sponsored by Spiral Light Productions. Along with that they’ll have a black-light painter who does art on canvas, hats, and t-shirts called CloudyButClear by artist Bryan Bailey of Roanoke who will help bring the Tie Dye Tunnel to Life at night! There will also be a new face painter with adult and child versions of Facepainting to offer. And 4 food venders, with 2 offering meat-free choices! Stuart’s Smokehouse will be serving food and alcohol. Menu items include: brisket, pulled pork, roasted corn, hog balls, hamburgers, hot dogs, and Nehi bottled drinks.
Among several other talented artists, West Virginia’s own Taylor Made (pictured) will be hitting the Badlands stage both nights. This group recently accepted an award for “Independent artist of the Year” in Music Row Magazine’s Country Breakout Awards. Among other award recipients were Dierks Bentley for Male artist of the year, Miranda Lambert for female artist of the year, and Zac Brown Band for Group/Duo of the Year.
Friday June 14:
5pm – The Half Bad Bluegrass Band
6:10pm – Dean Cook
7:20pm – The Weedrags
8:30pm – Sky Smeed
9:40pm – Taylor Made
11:20 – The Wild Rumpus
12:30am – Fox n Hounds
1:40am – The Lilly Mountaineers/The Lilly Boys
Saturday, June 15:
12pm – Ridin Hard Bluegrass Band
1:10pm – Cody Wickline
2:20pm – Jonathan Buckner and Chosen Road
3:30pm – Fox n Hounds
5:50pm – Richard Hefner and Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys
7pm – Johnsons Crossroad
8:20pm – Matt Brewster
9:30pm – Taylor Made
11pm – Blind Corn Liquor Pickers
For more info, visit: badlandsbluegrass.com. Tickets: $50 for wknd & $25 single day. Also,
save the date for Poor Farm Fest scheduled for September 6th and 7th. This event hosts rock, blues, and jam bands.