LEON, W.Va. — Festival-goers have already started arriving at Kanawha River Campground for this weekend’s second annual Peck Fest.
Two days of outdoor concerts will take place Friday and Saturday, July 22-23, and will include headliners Chris Janson and Kane Brown, along with Krista Hughes, a contestant on “The Voice” who was part of Team Blake, and many other popular bands from the area.
Earlier this summer, organizer Garry Peck said ticket sales had already tripled from last year and several campers have booked sites at his Kanwaha River Campground for the festival as well. Camping facilities, restrooms and concessions will be available on site throughout the entire festival, which means festival-goers will have everything they need available at Peck Fest.
“Our expectations are very high” Peck said earlier this summer about this year’s festival.
Peck Fest got its name from Peck, a native of Mason County who wanted to bring those summer music festivals closer to home. Rather than driving hours for that festival, it can now be found less than 10 miles outside Point Pleasant.
The 2015 Inaugural Peck Fest hosted headliners Joe Diffie and Rodney Atkins. This year’s headliners, Janson and Brown, are expected to draw an even larger crowd. Janson is known for his 2015 hit, “Buy Me a Boat,” and Brown is known for the songs “Used to Love You Sober” and “There Goes My Everything,” with his first EP released in March after signing with RCA Nashville.
Although the headliners are country artists, rock bands have been thrown into the lineup as well. That lineup, according to the official Peck Fest website, includes:
Friday, July 22: 5 – 5:45 p.m., The Tangle Roots; 6 – 6:45 p.m., Krista Hughes; 7 – 7:45 p.m., Mason Dixon; 8 – 8:45 p.m., Corey Hager; 9 p.m., Chris Janson.
Saturday, July 23: 2-2:45 p.m. Brave New World; 3 – 3:45 p.m., Randy Tibbetts/Mindy and Josh Adkins; 4 – 4:45 p.m., Cochran Brothers Band; 5 – 5:45 p.m., Joey D & The Dub-V; 6 – 6:45 p.m., 5:42; 7 – 7:45 p.m., Matt Matheney; 8:00 – 8:45 p.m., Back Road Anthem; 9 p.m., Kane Brown.
Tickets are required to attend Peck Fest. For more information on Peck Fest, how to purchase tickets and camping information, go to peckfest at www.peckfest.com. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. Peck Fest can also be followed on Facebook. Kids ages 10 and younger get into Peck Fest for free.
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