March 9-10-11 2018
Doug Comm of Chester, WV is the lucky winner of the $500 Cabela’s Gift Card raffle. Thank you and enjoy!
Montani Semper Liberi – Music and Art at Oak Glen, a three day celebration of music, the arts and our cultural heritage, will return to the Oak Glen complex (just outside of New Cumberland, WV), March 9-11, for the fourth consecutive year. Once again, the event will feature a roster comprised of nationally and internationally renowned Roots and Americana touring artists, as well as a number of local and regional acts. There will be sixteen Little Theatre / Main Stage performances spread out over four sessions during the three days. To further promote the family friendly intentions of the annual festival, all children will now be admitted free to the Main Stage performances. Those age 12 and under, however, must be accompanied by an adult.
In addition to the Little Theatre offerings, there will be a large Commons Area showcasing area crafters, vendors and artisans, plus a Hall Visual Arts Gallery displaying the works of regional artists and photographers, along with an alternate stage, The Porch, with a full and diverse roster of entertainment. Admission to all Commons Area, Hall Gallery, and Porch activities, events and displays will be free to all ages.
Headliners at this year’s Main Stage concerts include: Hackensaw Boys – “Before string bands were a thing in popular culture…before The Avett Brothers…before Mumford & Sons…the Hackensaw Boys were mixing bluegrass and old time music with a punk attitude, and reshaping what a modern old school string band could sound like.” – Saving Country Music / The War and Treaty – Their distinctive sound is an emotionally charged blend of roots music, bluegrass, folk, gospel and soul. Rolling Stone rated them among the very best at AmericanaFest 2017. / Cedric Burnside Project – Grandson of Mississippi Hill Country blues legend R.L. Burnside, he is the four time recipient of the Blues Music Award’s “Drummer of the Year” and widely regarded as one of the world’s great drummers, also an accomplished acoustic blues guitarist. / Hillbilly Gypsies – Twice honored as West Virginia’s Band of the Year, they still perform their high energy live shows “old fashioned style, playing around a single vintage ribbon microphone.” / Molly Tuttle – Recently recognized as the International Bluegrass Music Association “Guitar Player of the Year,” the first female to achieve that honor, the 24 year old California native is known for her flatpicking, claw-hammer and cross-picking guitar prowess. / Possessed by Paul James – Recognized as “one of 20 most important singer / songwriters of our time” by No Depression, the ultra passionate Possessed by Paul James (Konnor Wert) has been called a “one man folk wonder” by the New York Times and listed among their Top 10 Live Shows. / Dori Freeman – In 2016, Rolling Stone proclaimed her “a strong contender for Americana debut of the year” and the New York Times credited her first release (produced by Teddy Thompson) as one of that year’s best albums. Only 26 and still early in her career, Dori Freeman continues to stay true to her Appalachian roots. / The Early Mays with Cellist Nicole Myers – From Mountain Stage to major folk festivals, The Early Mays sing Appalachian-inspired songs over lush accompaniment. “What a beautiful, beautiful harmony sound…” – Larry Groce, NPR’s Mountain Stage.
Several tri-state area favorites are among the other acts scheduled to perform, including: Sharyn Vinci & da Boyz, The Mojo Trio, Echo Valley, Doug Smith, Mulefactory, Ben Flint and the Wilson Mountain Ramblers. In addition, In Memory of Brett Hartenbach, a gathering of the East Liverpool native’s family and friends (including Rachael Davis, with whom Brett toured for nearly eight years) is scheduled for the festival’s final afternoon.
Adult passes, both single session and full event, are available online at www.musicandartatoakglen.com. They can also be purchased by mailing a check payable to: “M.S.L.- Music & Art” / 39 Golden Bear Drive / New Cumberland, WV 26047. A self addressed envelope must be included. Passes are $15 for single sessions (four acts) and $45 for the full event (sixteen acts). For more information, call 304-374-7474.
Thank You for another great festival!
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