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Appalachian South Folklife Center’s 16th Annual Earth Day feat. Option 22!

Option 22: Americana / World / Jam / Healing / Lyrical Princeton, WV

After two years of celebrating virtually, Appalachian South Folklife Center will host the 16th annual Earth Day Celebration in Pipestem (Summers County) on Saturday, April 23rd from 11am-11pm. This event features live music, kids’ activities, workshops, presentations, and creative activities! See full schedule below!

The day will feature music performances by Independent State, Option 22, CassiRaye, James Hart, Tim & Maggie, Jordan Furrow and Derian Mills

The day will feature music performances by Independent State, Option 22, CassiRaye, James Hart, Tim & Maggie, Jordan Furrow and Derian Mills, as well as a Birds of Prey presentation by Three Rivers Avian Center, beekeeping with Jay & Felicia Cox, and a Mushroom Walk with E.B Fungi, a new business set to open soon in The Grassroots District of downtown Princeton.

There will be yoga, sound healing, meditation, reiki, and massage…

There will be yoga, sound healing, meditation, reiki, and massage with practitioners from The Gaia Den, a sound healing & peace meditation by Windhorse Healing Arts and live painting and workshops with The Pigment Sanctuary. Kids activities include a plant propagation party with Leslie Caneda, tie-dying for kids with Jillian Firth, make a wire tree with artist Isaac Preston and other crafts.

Bucha Brewhouse & Bistro will be serving up food and drinks, and there will be arts and crafts by Mooncraft Botanicals, Awakened Artwork, RiffRaff Arts Collective, The Pigment Sanctuary, Meish Claus, and more.

“The best part of the day is experiencing the unmatched beauty and breathtaking mountain views at the Appalachian South Folklife Center. The facility features swing sets and open fields, and people of all ages are encouraged to attend.”

– Appalachian South Folklife Center

The music performances are presented by McArts, with funding from WV Department of Arts, Culture & History. Director Jean Battlo said, “The phoenix is finally flying over McDowell County again, and we are happy to support musicians with WV roots performing at this event.”

The day’s activities are free of charge and are sponsored by LLyniuM entertainment, RiffRaff Arts Collective and McArts, with assistance from WV Department of Arts, Culture and History. For directions to the center, a fun schedule of activities, artist and presenter biographies and more information, visit Call 304-320-8833 with questions. For more about the Appalachian South Folklife Center, visit

11 a.m. – Mushroom Walk w/ EB Fungi12 p.m. – Sound Healing & Peace Meditation w/ Windhorse at the Fire Circle1 p.m. – Music Begins with Jordan Furrow
1:45 p.m.  – Derian Mills
2:30 p.m. – Tim & Maggie
3:15 p.m. – James Hart
4:00 p.m. – a message by Power Forward: WV Clean Energy News
4:05 p.m.  – Three Rivers Avian Center
4:45 p.m. – CassiRaye
5:30 p.m. – Independent State
7:00 p.m. – Option 22

11 a.m. – Tie-Dyeing for Kids w/ Jillian
1 p.m. – Yoga w/ Joanie
2 p.m. – Beekeeping w/ Awakened Artwork and Tie-Dyeing for Kids
3 p.m. – Plant Propagation Party w/ Leslie
4 p.m. – Plein Air Painting w/ Lacey and Tie-Dyeing for Kids
5 p.m. – Still Life w/ Harrison
ALL DAY – Make a wire tree w/ Rainbow Art Farms
Glitter Freckles & Hooping w/ Carrie!
Talk plants w/ Tony Petrarca!

WHAT: Earth Day Celebration: Music, Arts and Activism
WHEN: Saturday, April 23, 2022 / 11am-11pm
WHERE: Appalachian South Folklife Center / Pipestem, WV
INFO: / 304-320-8833

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