Celebrating its 15th year, and its 10th year in Preston County, WV, the All Good Music Festival is proud to announce a fundraiser for the Masontown Volunteer Fire Department. While the festival brings excitement and revenue, not to mention great music, to the county, the county in turn supports the thousands of fans with essential and life-protecting services. Now, All Good presents this benefit fundraiser in gratitude to the brave men and women who have served as unpaid first responders to any emergency.
The May 13 event will be held at the Purple Cow Lounge in Morgantown and features up and coming bands, Fletcher’s Grove from Charleston, and Morgantown-based group, The Greens. Not only are 100% of the ticket sales revenues raised going to the Fire Department, the All Good Festival will match the amount raised, dollar for dollar.
All Good Festival organizer Tim Walther notes “We appreciate the thankless efforts and support of the men and women of the Masontown Volunteer Fire Department throughout the years and are delighted to present this fundraiser to benefit what they do best. We hope that the money we raise will assist the MVFD in serving their community to the best of their ability.”
The festival is held at Marvin’s Mountaintop the weekend of July 14-17 and features over 40 bands performing over 40 hours of music with such national acts as Furthur featuring Phil Lesh & Bob Weir, Primus, moe., Umphrey’s McGee, John Butler Trio, STS9 and dozens more. The festival hosted a record breaking attendance in 2010, and the event is one of the highlights of West Virginia’s tourism industry by selling tickets in all 50 states as well as a half dozen other countries.
“We appreciate the patience and support that we have received from the residents of Masontown throughout the years, and we are glad that we can give something back that will benefit the community,” Tim Walther.
From bars to barn parties, Fletcher’s Grove has been making its way into the music scene ever since 2006. With their eclectic roots, this band combines tight vocal harmonies with a soulful-jamming-jazz-influenced guitar duo, backed up by a slapping bass and a driving drum ensemble. The Greens play Rock-n-Roll as if Cream was from West Virginia but that’s not all. With 10 years of versatility in song writing and live-performance, this band is growing on you. Come see West Virginia’s hottest up-and-coming bands while supporting Preston County’s hard-working heroes!
Friday, May 13 | Purple Cow Lounge | 1226 Cheat Road | Morgantown, WV 26505 | 304.594.3824 | 8 PM Doors, 9 PM Show | $10 | Advanced tickets available at http://walthertix.musictoday.com