Popular West Virginia Bluegrass Band to play Saturday
Berkeley Springs State Park rocks Saturday, July 7, with a high energy brand of traditional — and not-so-traditional — bluegrass music from the ever-popular Hillbilly Gypsies. Part of the Morgan Arts Council’s Summer Concerts in the Park, the concert starts at 5:30 p.m. Rain location is the nearby Ice House art center.
Formed in 2001 from a chance meeting in Morgantown, these five young natives of the Hillbilly Gypsies specialize in playing their own homegrown style of old time Appalachian music mixed with a hard driving bluegrass sound.
More than just a bluegrass band, though, the Hillbilly Gypsies are a close-knit family, mindful of tradition yet bold explorers of new styles of acoustic music.
They perform in the old-fashioned style, around a single vintage style microphone, an “old timey” approach that adds a raucous barn party atmosphere to their show, sure to make folks want to get up and dance.
The free concert series continues every Saturday through late August.
Major sponsors for the concert series are Lot 12, Best Western Berkeley Springs Inn and the Star Theatre. Additional funding support comes from the National Endowment for the Arts and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts as well as local hotel-motel tax revenues.
For detailed information on all the concerts pick up a series calendar around town, call 304-258-2300.