Diamond Teeth Mary Blues & Arts Festival At Heritage Station Friday and SaturdayPublished 9:47am Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Legendary musician Dave Lavender is booked for the Third Annual Diamond Teeth Mary Blues & Arts Festival. Dave’s band “ Big Rock and the Candyass Mountain Boys” is tuning up to rock 11th Street in downtown Huntington at Heritage Station on Friday night, along with C&S Railroad, Jill West & Blues Attack, and Ray Fuller & The Blues Rockers.
The festivities continue into Saturday, with a lineup that includes amazing blues artists and bands such as: The Lacividicous Deacons, featuring Scott Gray, Izzy and Chris, Charleston’s Mother Blues, Geneva Red’s Original Delta Fireballs, Liz Pennock & Dr Blues featuring Huntington drummer Alex Kendall! Geneva Red will give a Harmonica workshop on Saturday, as well as judge the West Virginia Harmonica State Championship. Phil Wiggins, a legendary harp player will also be featured. Performance schedule can be viewed at www.ghprd.org.
On Saturday there will be a youth art contest, The KidZone with Arts & Crafts, games, such as the Treasure Dig, as well as inflatables. Vendors dealing with arts andcrafts will be on hand as well as vendors offering food, beer, soda and wine.
The weekend celebrates the legacy of Huntington’s own Blues legend — Diamond Teeth Mary. Admission is free and the festivities will start on Friday, from 5 to 10 p.m, and continue on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.