GREENBRIER COUNTY (WVDN) – Greenbrier Grass will perform at the upcoming “New Skyline Bluegrass Festival on the River” on Saturday, July 15, at 7:15 p.m. The group features Greenbrier County natives Garrett Sheppard (on guitar) and Brennan Wood (banjo), They will be joined by Connor Nevin (guitar), Eric Capellini (mandolin), and Emily Ilyes (violin/fiddle). Greenbrier Grass covers bluegrass, newgrass, and multiple genres to keep the audience energized, on their feet, and dancing. Utilizing four-part vocal harmonies and singing new and old crowd favorites, the group loves to let loose and have fun with the crowd.
The festival will take place on Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15 in the Island Park Amphitheatre in Ronceverte, WV. Showtime each evening is 5 p.m. Admission is free. Additional entertainment includes After Jack Band, Troubadour Blue, Mud Hole Control, A Tribute to John Prine from Jim Snyder & His Prime Prine Band, Trey Wellington, Richard Hefner and The Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys, Blue Steel and The Gibson Brothers.
Funding to date includes the James F.B. Peyton Foundation, Friends of Pat Bauserman’s Retirement Party, John Manchester, and In addition to great music, a beer truck and a variety of food trucks will be on hand to quench your thirst and feed your culinary desires.
The City of Ronceverte will also be hosting another summer Food Truck Festival this weekend on the main street downtown. Along with even more great food, arts and crafts vendors will be on hand along with a variety of children’s activities. The public is also invited to view additional memorabilia from The Skyline Bluegrass Festival “Peace, Love, and Bluegrass Music” 1976 – 1985 as part of Lewisburg’s First Friday on July 7, 2023, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Visitor’s Center in downtown Lewisburg. Special musical guests are Distant Light. A photographic documentation of 2022’s New Skyline Bluegrass Festival on the River will also be on display featuring the amazing work of WV photographer, Pat Bauserman. Pat served as the original festival’s official photographer from 1976 – 1985.
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