Music festival season has arrived
Hear it now and believe it later but the music festival season is underway.
OK, so, they’ve got a giant heated circus tent to help you be comfortable listening to the music, but with temperatures actually reflecting the fact that it is spring, it looks like a great weekend to get an early bird fest on.
The first fest out of the gate is the 8th annual Hoopla In the Hills Festival that runs Thursday through Sunday, March 27-30 at Poston Lake Music Park, which is about an hour and a half drive north of Huntington near Athens, Ohio.
Gates open at noon Thursday, and music starts at 3 p.m. Thursday and doesn’t stop until 3 p.m. Sunday. If you’re the counting kind, that’s 72 hours of continuous music, along with 70 sets of music between 20 plus DJs, and 20 plus bluegrass/acoustic sets as well.
Just a few of the acts booked include: Papadosio (two nights), EOTO, Keller Williams, Cosby Sweater with Joel Cummins, Up Until Now, Grammy-winning artist Chris Berry and Abou Diarrassouba, Larry Keel and Natural Bridge, EarthCry, Rumpke Mountain Boys, David Gans, Any Colour (Pink Floyd tribute featuring laser lighting experience) and many more.
Poston Lake is a 35-acre music venue with two ponds, a permanent stage, a gigantic main stage circus tent, permanent restrooms, clean port-a-johns, and plenty of room for parking and camping, on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Poston Lake Music Park has been the host of Poston Lake Bluegrass Festival for 30 years and has hosted 14 festivals previously produced by Big Events Presents.
For more info go online at www. bigeventspresents.com and read the upcoming Sunday Life story about lots of other incoming spring festivals.
Dave Lavender is the author of “Dave Trippin: A Daytripper’s Guide to the Appalachian Galaxy of Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia.” He covers regional travel. Follow The Herald-Dispatch reporter on Facebook or Twitter @DaveLavenderHD.
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