FestivALL's Preview Weekend will return to Haddad Riverfront Park & the Kanawha Boulevard. Enjoy a weekend full of FREE live music, delicious food and endless artful adventures in #CWV !
The FREE live music concert series will kick off the weekend with their first concert of the summer. Enjoy local and national touring acts from water or land as they light up the Schoenbaum Stage at Haddad Riverfront Park. Food & drink vendors will also be set up on the Kanawha Boulevard serving libations and delicious local fare. To kick-off summer, Nashville based band DeRobert & The Half Truths and Huntington group THE M.F.B. will light up the stage with their funktastic tunes and colorful stage presence.
For over 30 years, this culinary event has been a favorite of visitors and locals. Enjoy tastes from over 20 local and regional restaurants at Four Points by Sheraton and the Kanawha Boulevard. The reimagined event is presented by Mardi Gras Casino & Resort and will return as an indoor/outdoor event welcoming foodies to Taste it ALL. Entry is free, but TASTE tickets are $0.50 each ranging from 1-6 tickets. Restaurants include Mardi Gras Casino & Resort, Four Points by Sheraton, Adelphia Sports Bar & Grille, Black Sheep Burrito & Brews, Ellen's Homemade Ice Cream, Fusion Teriyaki Grille, Recovery Sports Grill Charleston, Stuff It, Genesis Cafe, Kona Ice, The Block Restaurant and Wine Cellar, Ichiban Pan-Asian Cuisine, Big Joe's, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Bluegrass Kitchen, Brick Salt Bar + Kitchen (Marriott), Bridge Road Bistro, Rock City Cake Company, Dem 2 Brothers & A Grill
Enjoy a FREE alternative music concert at Haddad Riverfront Park in the evening following Taste-of-ALL. National touring acts will rock out the Schoenbaum stage for a night filled with live music. Food vendors & other activities will line the Kanawha Boulevard. This year The David Mayfield Parade headlines the evening with his impressive display of pickin' and singing as he combines his rugged Americana tunes with a touch of vaudeville flair, and the Seratones will light up the stage with their feisty southern rock tunes unfluenced by their Louisiana home. The opener will be the "bombastic one-man orchestra" The Suitcase Junket!
For the second year, FestivALL will partner with the Division of Culture & History as they celebrate the 41st Vandalia Gathering. Make sure you check out the three day celebration on the Capitol grounds filled with traditional West Virginia music, food, crafts, exhibits, and much more! On Saturday, the Trolley will run on a continuous loop from the corner of Capitol & Virginia Street to the Capitol bus stop.
This episode features stories from Professional Storyteller and Champion Liar Bil Lepp, Gospel singer Angie Richardson, and Musician Hunter Walker. FestivALL is proud to present “Three Things: My First, My Favorite, My Future.” A live monthly series showcasing three creative thinkers who will share insight into three of their own unique works. Each guest will share their own very personal story of where they started, what they love and where they are going.