CHARLESTON, W.Va.-- Culturefest World Music & Arts Festival marks it 10th anniversary Thursday through Sunday at the Appalachian South Folklife Center near Pipestem. The event features four stages, children's activities, workshops, healing arts and camping. A new lounge tent will allow the show to go on even in inclement weather.
Acts include Sylvana Joyce and The Moment from New York (gypsy rock, blues, cabaret); William the Accountant from Columbus, Ohio (funk, new wave); Rattlemouth from Richmond, Va. (world sounds); Luminaries from Venice Beach, Calif. (hip-hop); Green Sunshine from Tampa, Fla. (hip-hop); and Gideon's Rifle from Louisville, Ky. (folk/newgrass).
West Virginia acts include Option 22 (eclectic/Americana), The Gin Mills (blues/rock), The Company Stores (modern blues/folk), Melissa McKinney (rock/blues), Tim & Maggie (folk), Cody Perkins & Company (indie/folk rock), Colby Elswick (Americana), Pipes and The Peacehounds (rock) and Chally Erb (movement/performance art).
Weekend passes are $30 in advance and $40 at the gate, which includes camping. Weekend passes for children age 12 and younger are $15, and admission is free for children 5 and younger. Day passes are $10 Thursday, $15 Friday and Saturday and $12 Sunday. Purchase tickets at www.culturefestwv.com or at the gate.