2013 Cheatfest Lineup Teasers!

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Our Entertainment Coordinator Joan has been searching far and wide this year for Festival acts and we are excited to announce a few teasers to get you thinking about Spring!

Welcome back our flatlander friends…the Lewis Brothers!

Last year was their first appearance on the Cheatfest stage but they had the crowd hooked like a small mouth bass on a night-crawler! (No offense to you die-hard fly fishermen and women.)  They are stoked to come back and entertain the masses with their upbeat tunes and on-stage antics…yes, I’m referring to crazy-hat wearing and kazoo playing Dennis the Menace!

Check out their website so you can sing along come May 4th!

New to the Fest this year is husband-wife duo, Shivering Timbers!  “Flirting with the blues and verging on  the psychedelic…their songs build and build until they reach an epic crescendo, rock ‘n’ roll is born.” -Dayton City Paper  Their list of venues is impressive and they have toured with or been direct support for many great acts including Kenny Loggins, Jessica Lea Mayfield, The Chapin Sisters, and David Wax Museum.  We are so excited to have them bring their unique style to the banks of the mighty Cheat!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark your calendars for the 19th annual Cheat River Festival–Saturday, May 4th!

FOC Taking Nominations for 2013 Festival Honorees

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2013 Cheat River Festival, May 4th, 2013

To be considered for dedication of the Cheat River Festival, the nominee must have made significant contributions that correspond to the mission of Friends of the Cheat:  “To Restore, Preserve, and Promote the outstanding natural qualities of the Cheat River watershed.”  Previous Festival honorees include:

2012 – Eloise Morgan Milne  FOC supporter who grew up at the Morgan Farm along Muddy Creek which is now the Cheat River Festival site, her significant financial contributions helped advance the construction of the timber-frame pavilion on the site

2011 – Glen Miller  long-time Cheat Canyon shuttle driver, infamous for his pickup truck, great sense of humor, and commitment to providing access to whitewater paddlers no matter how bumpy the ride

Glen Miller with family and friends at 2011 Festival

2010 – Keith Pitzer  former FOC Board member and Executive Director, whose countless contributions were key to the organization’s growth and success specifically his dedication to implementing acid mine drainage treatment systems, advancement of rail-trail initiatives, and laying the groundwork for site improvements to benefit educational programs at the Doug Ferris Outdoor Classroom and a Cheat River interpretive center at the “Preston Site”

Nomination Form:  2013CheatFestDedicationForm

Nominations must be submitted to Friends of the Cheat by 5pm on February 14, 2013.  E-mailed submissions are preferred and can be sent to Festival Coordinator, Emma Donovan, at efdonovan@gmail.com.  Hard copies can be mailed to the FOC office at 119 S. Price St. Ste. 206, Kingwood, WV 26537.  The nominee will be chosen by the Festival Committee on or before February 18.