Music and Art Festival created to bring awareness and raise funds to fight Fracking and Mountain Top Removal
Come on out to the 4th annual Stop The Kaboom Festival!! Where we will be raising awareness and energies on how to Stop Mountaintop Removal and Fracking extraction practices. Join us for three days of incredible music, art and discussions! This year all proceeds from the festival will go to the Keeper of the Mountains organization. They have tirelessly worked to help create a diversified and sustainable economy to build wealth in Appalachia’s extraction communities. Through the weekend we are hoping to build coalitions between community members working on both natural gas and coal issues. Workshops, literature, and speakers will provide information on how folks can be involved in these struggles, to keep West Virginia Wild and Wonderful.
Throughout the weekend we will have special guests speakers from Southern WV speaking to the effects that mountaintop removal has had on their lives. There will also be discussions on ways you can continue to be involved! The weekend will include a wide range of talented musicians performing jam, rock and bluegrass music from our local area and beyond. We will also have many local art and food vendors, a children’s art space, and live performance art! Get your jamming pants on for the event of the summer, as we merge music, art and activism to create the world we want to live in! Gates open at 12 noon on Friday on August 1st and music starts at 5 pm, and goes on through late Sunday night, closing out with an All Star Jam!!
Admission for Camping from Friday until Monday morning is TBA If you purchase your tickets ahead of time which helps greatly with up front costs of putting on a benefit, it will be TBA. Day passes will be available at the gate for TBA.
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