Pickin’ in Parsons Bluegrass Festival set for Aug. 1-5

DAVIS, WV (NEWS RELEASE) – It’s bluegrass music at its finest in West Virginia during the annual Pickin’ in Parsons Bluegrass Festival on Aug. 1-5.

Each year the Five River Campground hosts Pickin’ in Parsons Bluegrass in beautiful Parsons, W.Va. With a sparling camping facility and a no alcohol policy, the event is a wonderful, family-friendly environment to listen and jam to some of the country’s best bluegrass, visit vendors, fish, swim, or just relax.

Twenty-five different groups will take to the stage this year to entertain crowds with some of the finest traditional bluegrass and hillbilly music in the south.

“Now in its 14th year, the event draws a strong crowd following from all across the region,” said Jessica Waldo, Tucker County Convention & Visitors Bureau Director. “We have people driving in from Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, and North Carolina to enjoy these nationally recognized musicians and some good old fashioned pickin’ and grin’.”

Appearing in Concert:

Tuesday, August 1
Little Roy & Lizzy Show
Terry Baucom & the Dukes of Drive
Hillbilly Gypsies
Flatt Lonesome
Blue Highway

Wednesday, August 2
The Boxcars
Lonesome River Band
The Moron Brothers
The Gibson Brothers
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Thursday, August 3
Dave Adkins Band
The Grascals
Larry Stephenson Band
Ronnie Reno & Reno Tradition
Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time

Friday, August 4
Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice
Nothin’ Fancy
Becky Buller Band
Jakobs Ferry Stragglers
Larry Sparks & the Lonesome Ramblers

Saturday, August 5
Blue Mafia
IIIrd Tyme Out
Bluegrass Brothers
Band of Ruhks
Jerry Douglas presents the Earls of Leicester

Admission is available at the gate. Cost is $95 for a full-festival pass; $80 for a three-day pass; or $40 for any single-day pass. Kids 12 or under are free with ticketed adult.

Camping: To camp during Pickin’ in Parsons you must be a four day ticket holder. Reservations can only be made by the month, and must be paid in full at time of reservation. Otherwise, it’s first come, first serve. To make reservations, contact Five River Campground at 304-478-3515 or log on to www.fiverivercampground.com.

This is a sheltered, outdoor event with festival seating, food & craft vendors, handicap accessible modern restrooms. Event is rain or shine.

To learn more about the festival, visit https://www.fiverivercampground.com/pickin-in-parsons.html. To learn more about the Tucker County CVB, visit www.canaanvalley.org.

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