July 13-15, Louisville, Ky.
Combines indie/alternative music, art and activism. Performers include My Morning Jacket, Neko Case, Sleigh Bells and Wilco.
Weekend passes $144.50 and up, single day tickets $57.50 and up. VIP packages available.
Putnam County Fair
July 14-21, Eleanor
Concerts by Bucky Covington, July 14; 33 Miles, July 17 and Hunter Hayes, July 21. Plus carnival rides, a children's circus, chainsaw carving, demolition derby, rodeo bull riding, karaoke and more.
Daily $8, ages 5 and under free, fair pass $30 (must be purchased before fair start)
304-586-4001 or www.putnamcountyfairwv.com
West Virginia Interstate Fair
July 17-21, Mineral Wells
Concerts by Randy Houser, July 17; Hunter Hayes, July 20; the Marshall Tucker Band, July 21 and others TBA. Activities include a carnival, ATV drag racing and mud bog, truck pulls and more.
Daily admission $9, three-day pass $20, five-day pass $30.
304-489-1301 or www.wvinterstatefair.org
All Good Music Festival
July 19-22, Thornville, Ohio
More than 40 acts, including The Allman Brothers Band, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Flaming Lips, Bob Weir & Bruce Hornsby with Branford Marsalis and the Mickey Hart Band. This year marks the festival's new location, but the drive time from Charleston is roughly the same.
Four-day passes $199. No single day tickets.
410-982-0799 or www.allgoodfestival.com
Mountain Lakes Festival
July 20-22, Sutton Lake and Dam
Includes a parade, anything that floats competition, battle of the bands, cook-off, historical reenactments and more.
Free, but some activities have participation fees
304-765-6533 or www.mountainlakesfestival.com
Appalachian String Band Festival
Aug. 1-5, Camp Washington-Carver, Clifftop
String band and old-time music, workshops and contests, plus crafts, storytelling and nightly square dances.
Day rates: adults $15, seniors and youth $10, ages 5 and under free. Festival pass (includes camping on first-come, first-served basis): adults $45, seniors and youth $40, family $90, senior family $80.
304-558-0220 or www.wvculture.org/stringband
Aug. 3-5, State Capitol complex
Music, dancing, food and more. With Aaron Neville concert on Saturday and more TBA.
304-421-1585 or www.multifestwv.com
Aug. 9-12, Harris Riverfront Park
Family-friendly festival with ribs, music, entertainment and carnival rides. Music schedule TBA.
Daily $5, children 12 and under free with paid adult, four-day pass $12.
304-696-5990 or www.bigsandyarena.com
West Virginia State Fair
Aug. 10-18, Fairlea
Grandstand concerts are Trace Adkins, Aug. 10; Gaither Vocal Band, Aug. 11; Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., Aug. 12; Justin Moore, Aug. 14; Brantley Gilbert and Drake White, Aug. 15; Newsboys and Building 429, Aug. 16; Buckin' B Bull Riding and Kip Moore, Aug. 17 and Victoria Justice and Max Schneider, Aug. 18. Plus other live music, motocross, carnival rides, trick dog and lumberjack shows, a family circus and more.
Adults (13 and up) $8.25 advance or $10 at gate, children $7.25 advance or $8 gate, ages 5 and under free. Ride passes available. Concert tickets range from $12 to $32 and do not include gate admission.
304-645-1090 or www.statefairofwv.com
South Charleston Summerfest
Aug. 15-18, downtown South Charleston
Concerts and other activities. Schedule TBA.
304-546-5488 or www.southcharlestonwv.org
Reach Amy Robinson at flips...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4881.
Reach Bill Lynch at ly...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5195.