This Friday, September 18, begins Lost Creek’s 19th Annual Community Festival. The festival will consist of two days of events and will take place on Railroad Street next to the community center.
The fun kicks off Friday night with the crowning of the King and Queen at 6:30PM followed by a concert with the John Palmer & Intent Band.
Palmer was previously the lead singer of the Faded Glory Band. He has opened for famous country artists such as Rascal Flatts and West Virginia’s own, Brad Paisley.
On Saturday, the 17th annual car show is dedicated to Lost Creek Community Festival Committee member, Jack Bowyer, who passed away earlier this year. Hundreds of individuals and over 50 cars are participating. There will be over 40 awards given for the show.
Throughout the day, there will be food and craft vendors, carnival rides, a mud volleyball tournament, and a pretty baby contest.
Johnny Cochran & The Trail Blazers perform at 11AM. Cochran is known to be “the man who can play any instrument with strings.” Cochran started his music career at the age of four playing on WWVA’s live radio show, and has only intensified his career since by playing with country legends George Jones, Johnny Paycheck, and Lynn Anderson.
Ryan Cain and the Ables take the stage at 2PM. West Virginia’s premier rockabilly band began in 2011 and by 2012 their first record was being played on the airwaves nationwide. In the past, they’ve been nominated by the Ameripolitan Music Association as Best Rockabilly Band and have had their song “Yes Indeedy” featured in the television show Supernatural on the CW Network.
Cathi Rhodes will perform a Patsy Cline tribute at 4:30PM. Rhodes has performed “Portrait of Patsy” for Pittsburgh’s Gateway Cruises for six years.
The Marshall Lowry Band will be closing out the festival at 6:30PM. The group is known for its hit song “Beautiful” which reached No. 54 on Billboard’s Hot Country chart. They’ve recorded in Nashville and have plans to release an album later this year.
The event is sponsored by The Town of Lost Creek, Harrison County Bank, Harrison County West Virginia, and the West Virginia Department of Culture and History.