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Dry Creek Music And Arts Festival Coming To White Sulphur Springs

The weekend of June 17-18, come celebrate the rebirth of White  Sulphur Springs with a musical and arts festival on Main Street. A joint production between Cross  Creek Hospitality, 50 East, and White Sulphur Springs Rotary, the weekend will include live music,  art, local food, spirits, and brews, and activities for the kids. 

We gather to celebrate the incredible post-flood rejuvenation of White Sulphur Springs. This rebirth  is the shining example of what can be accomplished with cross-sector collaboration. With  businesses, local government officials, philanthropists, and volunteers all working towards a  common goal, the community has been transformed. 

The weekend festival includes concerts and events Friday and Saturday throughout town, kicking off  at 6:30 PM on Friday with a New Orleans-style jazz funeral parade from The Schoolhouse Hotel to  Big Draft Brewery Stage for a show. On Saturday, Main Street will be closed from 12-6 pm for some  of the best regional artists and craftspeople to display their paintings, jewelry, pottery, photography,  glassware, and more. We also welcome live performing artists throughout the afternoon, as well as  activities for the kids. 

Since 2016, hundreds of families in the Greenbrier Valley have been impacted and assisted by the  volunteer efforts in post-flood recovery. Because of this community centric philosophy, dozens of  new businesses have opened, including a concert venue, brewery, a private early learning center,  coffee shops, restaurants, spas, and retail shops downtown. Over 75 White Sulphur Springs residents 

moved into new or repaired homes. Five new parks have been built and seven others have been  renovated, including the city pool that long served as the hub of youth summer activities. The  community has also attracted larger scale investments, including the barrel factory and local meat  processing facility that continue to create good paying jobs in the community. Over 300 houses have  sold, dozens of new short-term rentals have opened, and property values have more than doubled.  We also celebrate the opening of the Schoolhouse Hotel, first fully accessible boutique hotel in the  world.  

Thanks to the following incredibly generous sponsors, admission to the festival is free. 

Cross Creek Hospitality 50 East  

Dan & Marilyn Evans Rich Family Foundation 

WV Pain Institute The Schoolhouse Hotel Ace Hardware 

The Approved Builders 

Mountain Steer Meat  Company 

Barnwood Living 

The Bank of Monroe 

Mark & Cindy Bowe Richard Gilliam 

Smooth Ambler Spirits First Citizens Bank 

Greenbrier Valley Medical  Center 

The Greenbrier Resort Fairfield by Marriott 

Hampton Inn by Hilton Quality Inn by Choice Martha Robertson Maria Soukup 

Additionally, hosting businesses, have generously agreed to donate a percentage of their sales that  day to the Greenbrier Valley Family Activity Center (GVFAC) Fund hosted by the Greenbrier Valley  Community Foundation. Led by a passionate volunteer committee in partnership with the City of  WSS and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, the GVFAC will create a modern investment  in the health of our community through youth, senior, recreational, and wellness programming. The  29,000 square foot facility at Dick Gunnoe Memorial Park will include indoor and outdoor basketball  courts, an indoor soccer field, batting cages, indoor pickleball and volleyball, and indoor walking  track, among other amenities. The goal of the GVFAC is to make the Greenbrier Valley the healthiest  community in West Virginia. Construction will begin this summer. 

CALL FOR ARTISTS: We are welcoming submissions from artists and craftspeople to join us for the  afternoon and showcase your work. To reserve your spot, email drycreekmaf@gmail.com. 

For the full lineup, schedule of events, sponsorship opportunities, general inquiries, and additional  information, go to Dry Creek Music & Arts Festival on Facebook or email drycreekmaf@gmail.com.

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