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Celebrating White Sulphur Springs with the Dry Creek Music and Arts Festival

The Dry Creek Music and Arts Festival celebrates the rebirth and rejuvenation of White Sulphur Springs. This year, the festival will be held on June 23 and 24 in downtown WSS.

As a thank you for the incredible support of volunteers, donors, business leaders, and community servants, we invite you to join us for live music, street performances, art exhibits, great food and beer, and fun activities for kids. Thanks to our sponsors, admission to the event is free and we hope you’ll bring the whole family!

This festival is a joint production between Big Draft Brewing, Road Hog’s Diner, 50 East, The Schoolhouse Hotel, Lucky Penny, and Gum Store Studios!

Artist vendors include Julie Fine Designs (fiber arts), Shea New (jewelry/precious metals), Wren’s Nest Art Studio (mixed media/art studio), Thomas Ruggerio (fiber/clothing), Fierce Sonia (mixed media), Art Farm at Cross Creek (mixed media/art studio), Mick’s Media Jewelry (jewelry/precious metals), Magpies’ Treasures (upcycled art), Dry Creek Farms (hemp products), River & Earth Creations by Vicky (mixed media), Caroll Bassett (wood/metal), Theresa Filzen (glass), Amber Marcus (jewelry), Lonnie Withrow (wood), Debra Rivoire (fiber), Marie Lewis (fine art), Cathy Johans (fine art), Julie Bennett (fiber/knitting), Kim Baker (fabric), Amanda Brooks (wood/laser), Danny Honaker (wood), and more!

Food and drink options include all the brick-and-mortar restaurants in White Sulphur such as Big Draft Brewing, 50 East, the Schoolhouse Hotel, Road Hog’s Diner, and others, along with Cow Licks from Greenbrier Dairy, the Smooth Ambler Whiskey Wagon, Mountain Steer Meat Company, and The Dawg House.

Friday, June 23

Friday night features the New Orleans Style 2nd Line Parade. The parade will start from Gum Store Studios down to the main stage at Big Draft Brewing. Everyone is welcome to attend and encouraged to dress up and show off their “freaky” side during the parade.

6:30 pm: Freaky Friday Parade from Gum Store Studios to the Big Draft Brewing Main Stage

7 to 9 pm: Dark Matters at Big Draft Brewing Main Stage

Saturday, June 24

Saturday morning kicks off with a stream clean up led by Joey Miller at 7am. Meet at Big Draft Brewing for breakfast and to volunteer.

In the afternoon, between 12:00 – 6:00 pm, Main Street will be closed from Big Draft Road to Willow Street for live music, arts and crafts vendors, and street performers. Kids’ activities will be provided by the Schoolhouse Hotel with their featured “Recess” on the Front Lawn from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Carnegie Hall will also feature arts education and activities, and additional art installations and hands on activities will be featured throughout the festival.

All Day: Downtown Merchants Sidewalk Sales

8 am – 10 am: Stream Cleanup (Volunteer breakfast at 7am)

12 pm – 5 pm: Artist Market

12pm – 2pm: The Schoolhouse Hotel Kid’s Field Day

12pm – 1:30pm: Massing (50 East Stage)

2pm – 3:30pm: Of The Dell (Big Draft Brewery Main Stage)

4pm – 5:30pm: Charlie Brown Superstar (50 East Stage)

6pm – 7:30pm: Sneezy (Big Draft Brewery Main Stage)

8pm – TILL: Funk You (Big Draft Brewery Main Stage)

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