Diamond Teeth Mary Blues & Arts Festival At Heritage Station Friday and Saturday

Published 9:47 am 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.

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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.