March 29, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lodestar Mountain Inn, 32 Weaver Land Rd, Upper Tract, WV 26866, USA
Presentation by USDA rep Ryan Thorne and an update on Broadband by Thrasher
PCMS Baseball Softball Fundraiser
April 1, 2023
Summit Community Bank, 564 N Main St, Franklin, WV 26807, USA
BBQ by Deans Gap Farm, more details to come.
Live Music Feat. Joe Crites at Swilled Dog
May 27, 2023 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Raised in a small, West Virginia town, Joe Crites has been infused with traditional, roots-based music from the very start. From the high-lonesome, bluesy sounds of his father’s bluegrass banjo to the old, familiar church hymns taught to him around his mother’s piano, music has been a cornerstone of his life.
However, music took center stage for Joe, when, in his early teens he happened upon a concert by a legendary Christian rock band, DC Talk. This chance encounter would forever change the course of his life. “I remember walking up over a little embankment of the amphitheater and as the stage came into view I saw the smoky stage, felt the bass in my chest, heard the rock n’ roll guitars, the deafening crowd--I was hooked.” Upon graduating high school he moved to Atlanta, Georgia for one year to study music at the Atlanta Institute of Music where he took his guitar abilities to the next level.
All of these past experiences have shaped Joe Crites and his music into what it is today; a brand of music rooted in traditional country and branches out into rock, blues, bluegrass and beyond.
“When I play for a live crowd it’s not about me, it’s about the fans. All the hard work that it takes to put on a show is worth it so the fans have a memory that they will never forget.”
Joe’s first release, “He Is Risen,” is a nod to one of his childhood influences, Zag Pennell, who originally wrote the song as an anthem for the Easter season. “I figured this cover song would be a great place to start and now that I have some momentum I
plan to release singles for the fans every few months.”
Raymond's Gymnastics Show
June 3, 2023
Franklin, WV 26807, USA
Spruce Knob Kite Festival
June 24, 2023