Road trip to Culturefest

World music and arts festival Culturefest kicks off in Pipestem, W.Va., on Thursday, Sept. 6 (and runs through Sunday, Sept. 9). It’s a four-hour drive, give or take, but the festival promises music, dance, performance art, workshops, artisan vendors, drum circles, a kids’ village, healing arts, camping, community art projects, a parade and an after hours cabaret.

The music lineup includes Asheville-based artists A Ghost Like Me and Brushfire Stankgrass.

A Ghost Like Me (above) performs self-described “instrumental space rock.” Read a review here.

Brushfire Stankgrass (below) is a local fave, blending electronic and new grass. Learn more about them here.

Also on the roster: Songs of Water, My Pet Dragon, Antioquia, The Soil & The Sun, Spiritual Rez, Option 22, Appalatin, Miss Behavin’, Margo & The Bluegills, Melissa McKinney, Po’ Folks Cabaret, Cari Cohen Speakeasy, Kathleen Coffee, Captain Lazerblast Band, The Brother-Sisters, Kirbie, Four 14, Cassidy Rae Ponton, Ron Perrone, Liberty High World Percussion Ensemble, Chally Erb and Cygnus X 3.

Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the gate. A full weekend pass is $30 adults/$12 kids and includes camping; day passes (no camping) are $7 Thursday, $15 Friday, $15 Saturday and $12 Sunday. Kids days passes are $7, kids under age 5 get in for free.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts writer and editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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