Another CD grant supports Mountain Keepers Music Festival

On Saturday, July 3rd and Sunday, July 4th, the annual Mountain Keepers Music Festival will be held at Kayford Mountain's Stanley Heirs Park. This concert is the premier music festival that celebrates environmental justice in southern West Virginia. The two day event will feature local and regional musicians playing a variety of bluegrass, gospel, country, rock, jam and old time music, as well as internationally known speakers such as leading NASA Climatologist James Hansen. This is a free concert that will celebrate Appalachian life and attendees are encouraged to bring a covered dish for our potluck meal.   Past Mountain Keepers Music Festivals have brought out hundreds of supportive attendees for a fun and restful celebration of our families, friends, independence, and mountains.

Expenses for the concert will be supplemented by a $250 grant from Aurora Lights.  The grant money was raised through CD sales of the recently released Still Moving Mountains: The Journey Home compilation disc.  The budget will go towards reimbursing musician travel expenses as well as the sound system.