Music stays around in Bell County

Published 9:32 am Friday, September 14, 2018

There is a concerted effort by entities such as Bell County Tourism, Middlesboro Main Street and Main Street Pineville to see Bell County become a destination for live music. There are a multitude of live performances year round between Middlesboro and Pineville.

With the fourth Levitt AMP Middlesboro Music Series gearing up for its last show next Thursday, the community won’t have to wait long to enjoy more live music in their own backyard.

Pine Mountain State Resort Park will be putting on their first ever music festival Sept. 21-22.

The title of the festival is Appalachian Heritage.

Not only will there be performances both nights of the festival, but there will also be workshops for guests to attend.

The event will feature musicians CF Bailey and Shadow Ridge, Chris Muncey and Narrow Way, Brittony Beason and more.

It’s $20 for both days and the workshops. The show will go on rain or shine and food will also be available.

Soon after the Appalachian Heritage Festival, on Sept. 27, The Bell Theater will feature up and coming bluegrass and folk fusion act The Ghost of Paul Revere.

The band cites its influences as classic rock legends such as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and the Beatles.

The Boston Globe stated this about the band “The Maine-grown, foot-stompin’ holler-folk quartet create the type of music for which festivals are made.”

Doors open at 6:30 at the Bell Theater in downtown Pineville.