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No Interview Needed at American Heritage Music Hall

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, FEATURED EVENTS, OffBeat

Bluegrass and country music is an important part of West Virginia’s rich Appalachian musical heritage and Greenbrier County always has something happening in the way of jam sessions, concerts, and festivals. The American Heritage Music Hall, or “Hall” as it’s referred to, regularly promotes live music of all types to carry on our musical heritage. […]

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Thursdays: Patrick O’Flaherty at Hill & Holler

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, FEATURED EVENTS, OffBeat

Patrick O’Flaherty will be playing at Hill & Holler Pizza in Lewisburg every Thursday from 4p-8pm.  Patrick is a talented multi-instrumentalist musician who resides in Lewisburg. In his performances, he plays several instruments and sings in both Gaelic and English. PATRICK SINGS IN BOTH GAELIC AND ENGLISH. Raised in Galway’s Gaeltacht on the Rugged West Coast of Ireland, Patrick is […]

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OffBeat: As Country As It Gets w/ Thomas Taylor Band!

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, FEATURED EVENTS, OffBeat

@hashtagwv May 8, 2021 #ishotamaninreno #johnnycash #thomastaylorband ♬ original sound – Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper If you enjoy good ol’ boot kicking country music look up Thomas Taylor Band, you won’t be disappointed! You’ll find them playing a range of covers from Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, George Jones, and more! They tell us their focus […]

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Friday, June 4: Funk You at Mountain Music Festival

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, OffBeat

Slated from Thursday, June 3rd to Saturday, June 5th, the Mountain Music Festival is back and the lineup is shaping up to be a hot mix of funky jam tunes, spicy Appalachian string pounding, and mountain shaking beats. Held at Ace Adventure Resort in the New River Gorge National Park (just 1½ hours from Lewisburg), […]

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Offbeat: Ready to Catapult into the Music Industry. Interview w/ MA’AM.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, OffBeat

Amy McIntire and Mary Ashton of MA’AM, the classic country duo from the mountains of West Virginia, are hosting an online crowdfunding campaign for their brand-new studio album, Fire Pink. They need your help to fund this new album with Plaid Dog Recording Studio Producer, Mike Davidson in Boston, MA. They have been working hard […]

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OffBeat: Old Spruce Brewing Delivers Craft Brews to Snowshoe

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, OffBeat

In West Virginia, breweries are finding plenty of places to grow and Pocahontas County most recently made the list. Thanks to Lawrence Walkup and his stellar team, Snowshoe Mountain’s craft beer scene is attracting skier and snowboarders from all walks of life to escape the cold and enjoy good company. Old Spruce Brewing and Old […]

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Saturday, Nov 16: Appalachian Flavor Festival at WV State Fairgrounds!

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, OffBeat

Smooth Ambler Spirits and Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company are excited to present Appalachian Flavor, a fundraising event to showcase the hard work and pride that our local craftsmen put into creating some of the best artisan spirits and small-batch beers made. Slated for Saturday, November 16 from 6p-12am in the West Virginia Building at the […]

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Saturday, Sept 28: Healing Appalachia: A Concert to Help Eradicate Addiction

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, OffBeat

September is National Recovery Month and on Saturday, September 28th, Hope in the Hills presents Healing Appalachia, a concert to help eradicate addiction in greater Appalachia. Musical acts include Tyler Childers, Brian Fallon, The Gibson Brothers, Arlo Mckinley & The Lonesome Sound, and Senora May. This event is held at the State Fair of West […]

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Sat. April 27: Libation-Fueled Fun at WV Craft Brew Festival!

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Festivals, OffBeat

The Mountain State is fast becoming a premier destination for craft brew enthusiasts. To celebrate and showcase the robust brew scene, craft brewhouses from across the state will gather on Saturday, April 27 for the 3rd Annual West Virginia Craft Brew Festival.  The event will be held on the historic State Fairgounds of WV from […]

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CONGRATS TO LBSPY “OFFBEAT” COLUMNIST, MICHELLE EVANS’ MARRIAGE TO CORY HANKS!

By: Christina / Category: Blog, Michelle Evans, OffBeat

“Michelle Evans & Cory Hanks are pleased to announce their marriage on 10/5/14 at Waveland State Historic Site in Lexington, KY. The ceremony was officiated by Eric Bolander of Lexington. The wedding party consisted of Doc Feldman of Lexington & Michael Jett of Louisville. The bride is the daughter of Gwendolyn Evans of Marlinton, WV. […]

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The Great Beckley Beer Festival Returns w/ HashtagWV this August! 

Michelle Evans Interviews Tyler Childers - Louisa, KY-based musician Tyler Childers has more talent for his 22 years than his fair share. At least, that’s what I’ve heard people say since he was about 19, and I think I’m prone to agree with them. For those who may not know of him – or even for those who do – here’s a little […]
The Great Beckley Beer Festival Returns w/ HashtagWV this August!  - The Great Beckley Beer Festival Returns w/ HashtagWV this August! Fret not, fans of this event! Though the dark days of our pandemic year forced the established-in-2019 fest into hiatus, it’s back and even better for 2021.  On Sunday, September 5th, the Great Beckley Beer Festival will return to the Beckley Intermodal Gateway on Neville Street. […]

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Michelle Evans Interviews Tyler Childers - Louisa, KY-based musician Tyler Childers has more talent for his 22 years than his fair share. At least, that’s what I’ve heard people say since he was about 19, and I think I’m prone to agree with them. For those who may not know of him – or even for those who do – here’s a little […]
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Michelle Evans Interviews Tyler Childers - Louisa, KY-based musician Tyler Childers has more talent for his 22 years than his fair share. At least, that’s what I’ve heard people say since he was about 19, and I think I’m prone to agree with them. For those who may not know of him – or even for those who do – here’s a little […]
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