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This Appalachian state boasts Billboard staple Brad Paisley
and “Stand By Me”’s Bill Withers as native sons. Rich in folk heritage, West Virginia plays host to a number of music festivals, jamborees, and jubilees.
- Asleep at the Wheel
- Bill Withers
- Brad Paisley
Music Venues & Festivals
- All Good Music Festival
- Appalachian String Band Music Festival
- Gardner Winter Music Festival
- Heritage Music Bluesfest Festival
- PattyFest Festival
- Robin Kessinger Festival & WV State Flatpick Guitar Championship Festival
- Upper Potomac Dulcimer Fest Festival
- Vandalia Gathering Festival
- Shepherd University
- West Virginia University
- West Virginia State University
Major Music Conferences
- Mountain Recording Retreat
- Mountain Songwriting Retreat