JERRY RUN SUMMER THEATER

   

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This Saturday October 7, Norfolk & Southern

    Norfolk and Southern is another longtime favorite at JRST, and have closed the season for us for many years in a row. They are based in north central West Virginia and bring lots of veteran talent to their bluegrass repertoire, playing a crowd-pleasing mix of traditional, contemporary, gospel, and original material.
Mark Gainer---Guitar, Mark Lynch---Mandolin, Rick Cleavenger---Banjo, Jerry Helmick---Lead Guitar, Danny Reed ---Bass

Shows begin at 7 p.m.













2017 SCHEDULE

All shows start at 7:oo

Admission is $5 adults, $3 under 12, and under 3 free

( except where noted )

April

14 Friday     Benefit to Cure Cystic Fibrosis

    This is the second year that JRST has hosted the benefit concert for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
    Kristi Swecker has organized this show, which consists of a variety of musical genres and artists, to help raise money to find a cure for this disease she battles daily.
    This year’s show will feature artists Key to Adam, Marteka and William, Whiskey Victor, and Emmalea Deal .
    Key to Adam is an up and coming instrumental duo combining artists from completely different backgrounds. With Adam’s fingerpicking guitar style and Kiara on the fiddle/violin, the duo appeals to a wide range of audiences by playing songs from a variety of genres including old-time traditional, Cajun, alternative rock, and Indie folk. Marteka and William need no introduction. This local and incredibly talented brother-sister duo are influenced by the music of Flatt & Scruggs, and they are rapidly making a name for themselves in the bluegrass world. Whiskey Victor is an indie folk duo featuring handcrafted harmonies and unique instrumentation. These sisters from Morgantown, WV create a stripped-down baroque pop sound equally fitting for the most tranquil days and the stormiest nights.
    Also available will be a concession stand, bake sale, homemade pie auction, and quilt raffle. Come out and support these local artists while we also raise money to find a CURE for CF! All proceeds from the benefit will go directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Let’s #CureCF together!

click here forBenefit Concert facebook page




15 Saturday     Whiskey Victor

    Whiskey Victor is an indie folk duo featuring handcrafted harmonies and unique instrumentation. They create a stripped-down baroque pop sound equally fitting for the most tranquil days and the stormiest nights.
Anna-Kate sings and plays the guitar.
Shannon does everything else.

http://www.whiskeyvictorband.com/about-us.html




 22 Saturday     Bobby Maynard & Breakdown

    Bobby Maynard & Breakdown is a three-man Bluegrass band based in Huntington, West Virginia. A versatile group of musicians, all are multi-instrumentalists who know how to entertain an audience.
    Bobby Maynard has been the leader and heartbeat of the band since its inception, and is a reknown banjo master and instructor. He plays banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and bass; sings lead and harmony; and writes original material.

http://www.bobbymaynard.com/breakdown.htm




 29 Saturday     Rocky Road

    Bluegrass from Buckhannon. Rob Hoover, Seth Hoover, Rad Lewis, Mark Lynch, Kaleb McNemar and friends. More info coming.




May

 6 Saturday     18 Strings

    18 Strings is an acoustic string trio based out of Morgantown, WV. While their instrumentation suggests a bluegrass group, the music encompasses a variety of genres and styles which can really only be generalized as "acoustic."
    Andy Tuck-Vocals/Guitar/Harmonica Chris Jones-Mandolin/Fiddle Greg Thurman-Bass

https://www.facebook.com/18stringsWV/info




13 Saturday     Mountain Grass

Dennis Burchett, fiddle and vocals
Marvin Christian, banjo
Charlie Duffield, Bass and vocals
Rod Miles, Mandolin and vocals
Shug Thomas, guitar and vocals

    Mountain Grass is a five piece traditional bluegrass and gospel band from the Charleston, WV, area, featuring very experienced musicians and singers. If you enjoy great harmony singing and a wonderful mix of fiddle and banjo tunes, be sure to catch this entertaining band. They will also share some interesting stories and keep you laughing with your toes tapping.




26 Friday     Kay & Posey

    Kay & Posey are an acoustic duo hailing from Morgantown, WV. Hillary Kay and John Posey met as graduate students at West Virginia University, and developed a tightly knit vocal blend through many years performing together in bluegrass bands.
    In their new collaboration, Hillary and John have expanded their repertoire into the worlds of contemporary and traditional folk styles as well as classic country. A few of their major influences include Gillian Welch, Tim O’Brien, Hazel Dickens, and Townes Van Zandt.




27 Saturday     Silas Powell & The Powell Family

    Silas Powell and The Powell Family Band is a 3 piece family Band from Doddridge County, West Virginia. The Powell Family Band is a Traditional Bluegrass Band, but plays a wide variety of Bluegrass from Gospel to New Grass.
Silas Powell – mandolin/fiddle/vocals
Josh Powell - vocals/bass/guitar/mandolin
Jeff Powell – vocals/guitar/bass /harmonica

https://www.facebook.com/Silas-and-The-Powell-Family-Band




June

3 Saturday     Rachel Burge & Blue Dawning

    Rachel Burge, is responsible for the creation of this very group. She is a graduate from Glenville State College, with a degree in Music Education as well as a certificate in Bluegrass Music. Her mandolin playing blends the lines of traditional and contemporary bluegrass which is styled of some of the greatest mandolin players on the circuit today. She was mostly recently performing with the West Virginia band "No One You Know" under Mountain Fever Records.
    Lance Gainer supplies both guitar and vocals to the band. Lance has been affiliated with several bands as well such as "Buck and Company", and most recently with "No One You Know".
    Rick Westerman brings a tenor voice and solid bass playing to the group. Rick has also been affiliated with many bands over the years such as Buck, and Company, Rarely Herd, and the Hart Brothers.
    Doug Cossin - banjo
    Bruce Jones - dobro

www.rachelburge.com




10 Saturday     Blue Yonder

seats for this show are $8 and advance tickets recommended

    Blue Yonder is a band from Charleston, West Virginia, that takes strands of early country music – from swing to honky-tonk, bluegrass and rockabillly – and weaves them together with award-winning original compositions and a contemporary feel. Their music has been described as an original and virtuosic blend of country, swing, blues, rockabilly, folk and bluegrass songs about living, loving, and losing.
    The group features three seasoned musicians each with distinctive and notable skills: singer and songwriter John Lilly, national guitar champion Robert Shafer, and bassist Will Carter. The band's debut recording, Bittersweet Road, which features all original songs, reached #2 on the Freeform American Roots Radio charts in late 2013.

http://www.blueyonderhonkytonk.com/




17 Saturday     Carpenter Ants

seats for this show are $8 and advance tickets recommended

    The Carpenter Ants are a rhythm and blues group based in Charleston, WV, who've been making great music together for nearly 25 years. They play what they describe as “chicken­fried gospel soul with lots of feel good harmonies and a solid groove.” Members are Michael Lipton, Charlie Tee, Ted Harrison, and Jupie Little. We are excited about this musical changeup to our lineup.

http://www.carpenterants.wvmusichalloffame.com/




please note schedule change


24 Saturday     Millers Creek

    Band members are Ken Scoggins, Doug Rankin, Furman Whitmire, and Jacob Parrish.
    Ken Scoggins & Miller's Creek is a traditional, all acoustic bluegrass band from South Carolina. Formed in 1999, Miller's Creek has been performing for receptive crowds at many large bluegrass venues. The band has logged nearly 10,000 miles per month during its busiest seasons and has produced five recording projects. The band receives a significant amount of both radio and television programming each year. Current and former members have worked with the Larry Stephenson, Marty Raybon, and Raymond Fairchild Bands.

http://www.kenscoggins.com/




 30 Friday     Full Cirkle

    Anyone who loves mellow classic rock of the 60s and 70s will be simply amazed by the vocal harmonies and multiple talents of this long time band of good friends who have been making music together for over 30 years. Full Cirkle has done just as they are called, having come “full circle” in their repertoire of easy listening, classic variety rock n roll, 6os standards, country, and even some covers from the present. From Philippi, Patty's lead vocals are reminiscent of Stevie Nicks, and the creative combination of bandmates Phil, Ronnie, Pat, Jim and Mark will carry you back to the golden age of classic rock.

FULL CIRKLE   Classic Variety    Philippi, WV 26416




July

1 Saturday     Marteka & William

    Marteka and William Lake may be teenagers but they are both expert pickers in the traditional Flatt & Scruggs bluegrass style and are at the forefront of what they call their True Grass Revival. Born and raised right here in Hacker Valley, Marteka (banjo) and William (guitar) and have won rave reviews in the bluegrass world, including being nominated as and have an international following. Accompanied by their Dad Charlie on bass, they continue to astound fans with their musical talent.

marteka-n-williamlakebluegrass.com




8 Saturday     Staats & Shafer

seats for this show are $8 and advance tickets recommended

    Mandolin player Johnny Staats and guitar flatpicker Robert Shafer are two of West Virginia's most decorated pickers. They've both appeared separately on the Grand Ole Opry, and both have won multiple awards for their work on their respective instruments.
    The duo has recorded numerous CDs together, including their latest collection of hymns: Homecoming Favorites. Though they can be classified as bluegrass players, Staats and Shafer draw from influences far beyond the boundaries of bluegrass.

http://www.bandmine.com/johnnystaatsproject




15 Saturday     The Band Wagon

    The Band Wagon is a multi-versitile band that plays different genres in a bluegrass format, from traditional bluegrass to contemporary, country and classic rock.
Pam Ray from Hamlin WV has been singing in church since age 10 and has over the recent years started playing guitar and bass as well. Bluegrass and country have been the most recent passion in her life. Some past projects she has been in: Bound and Determined, Down Home Gospel, and Percy Wysong. (Vocals and Bass)

Josh Ray has been playing music for 25 years and is a multi-instrumentalist, multi-stylist, and now pursuing more vocals as well. He played for the Great Smokey Rail Road in NC for 3 years doing the tourist circuit. He has been in bands like The High Railers, Kindred Spirits, The Gruven Bros, and has played with several other genres and bands.

Jubal Taylor is the newest member of the group, whose creative banjo licks add a dynamic dimension to this talented ensemble.

www.reverbnation.com/pamstratton




21 Friday     The Little Roy and Lizzy Show

seats for this show are $10 and advance tickets recommended

    We are thrilled to once again have Little Roy Lewis and Lizzy Long from the Heart of Dixie back with us again this summer. They have wowed our crowd for the past six years with their unique combination of musical talent, humor, and antics. Traditional bluegrass and gospel is their mainstay, with Lizzy having won two Bluegrass Song of the Year (2010, 2011) by Dove Music Awards; Little Roy began his lifelong music career as a member of the famed Lewis Family. If you've seen this dynamic duo and their professional band before, you'll know why we are so honored to have them at JRST again this year!
    Seats for this show are $10 adults, $5 kids 5-12 and are by reservation. Call us early to choose your favorite spot!

http://www.littleroyandlizzy.com




22 Saturday     Dustin McCray

    Dustin McCray grew up in the rural community of Ireland, West Virginia. He started playing guitar around the age of ten and by age fifteen he was performing in public at local music venues. He's played in a variety of musical groups and has toured the nation as a lead guitarist and vocalist. His biggest inspiration has been West Virginia singer/songwriter Mike Morningstar. It was Mike's influence that guided him into becoming a solo acoustic performer and to eventually start writing songs.

http://www.dustinmccray.com/




August

 5 Saturday     Buck And Company

    Buck & Company is a well­established 5 piece bluegrass band from the Parkersburg and area that plays a variety of traditional bluegrass and gospel bluegrass for your listening pleasure. With Buck McCumbers on mandolin and fiddle, lead female vocals by Connie Hardman, bass and multi- instrumentalist Eric Chichester, Danny Murray on banjo, and Dwayne McCumbers on dobro, their accumulated experience in the field reads like a Who's Who in WV bluegrass. This is their third appearance at JRST, and we're thrilled to welcome them back.

http://www.buckandcompany.com




 12 Saturday     Blue Steel

    This WV native bluegrass band blends gospel and country with a hard driving bluegrass sound and classic rock in the bluegrass style. With Dave Matheny, Nathaniel Linger, Justin Riffle, Molly Riffle, Logan Matheny, and Leanne Dotson, this talented band will keep your toes tappin' and will satisfy your yearning for some great bluegrass music!

https://www.facebook.com/bluesteel.bluegrass/info?tab=page_info




19 Saturday     Davis & Bradley

    From Virginia, Kathy Davis and Bradley Bishop joined forces, combining their bluegrass, old time, and swing influences to create the unique musical experience that is Davis & Bradley. They combine a medley of strings and harmonies to create a dynamic sound that is both cutting edge while remaining true to their roots.

http://www.davisbradleyduo.com/




26 Saturday     Chester Winkler

    Chester hails from Webster Springs and has been a favorite at JRST since about the first year we opened. He never ceases to enthrall his friends and fans with heartfelt renditions of favorite classic rock and pop tunes, as well as a bit of gospel, from the 60s to the present. (It has been said that Chester does Neil Diamond better that Neil Diamond!) A gifted soloist who accompanies himself with dynamic guitar licks, Chester's performance makes for an unforgettable and nostalgic evening.




September

1 Friday     Daniel Lilly and The Lilly Mountaineers

seats for this show are $7 and advance tickets recommended

    Daniel Lilly grew up steeped in bluegrass as part of the legendary Everett Lilly family bluegrass band. He carries on the tradition with the Lilly Mountaineers, delivering a dash of comedy with a powerful country and bluegrass sound. They are an interactive band that loves to get the audience involved.

https://www.facebook.com/lillymountaineers/




2 Saturday     Mark Chapman

    Mark Allen Chapman is a Southern Gospel soloist from in Medina, Ohio, with family roots in Webster County. He and his wife Thelma travel throughout Ohio, West Virginia, and surrounding states captivating audiences with his warmth, uplifting Christian message, and powerful vocals. Because this show is in conjunction with the Holly River Festival, we do not charge admission. However, a freewill collection is taken up during the show to help support Mark and his music mission.

http://markallenchapman.com./




16 Saturday     Country Ramblers

    Country Ramblers is a bluegrass and country band from Upshur County.
Harley Gregory - mandolin
Floyd Gregory - guitar
Linda Moore - vocals
Dorie Gregory - bass
David Gregory - guitar




23 Saturday     Country Fried

    COUNTRY FRIED ... The band as COUNTRY as it's name !
    Stephanie Spinks is a veteran singer/songwriter of country music and has been performing for 30 plus years. She pursued a career in the Country Music Industry and worked as a songwriter in Nashville, TN for several publishing companies including Glaser Brother's Music and Tillis Tunes. After spending a decade on Music Row, Stephanie returned to the hills of West Virginia in 1995. She formed the band "Country Fried" in 2013 and they are building a rather large fan base among those who love traditional country.
    Stephanie Spinks - vocals/guitar, Allan Morris - vocals/lead guitar, Joe Hamrick - vocals/keyboard, Carl Deal - vocals, Steve Acree - bass guitar, Charlie Bledsoe - drums.

www.reverbnation.com/countryfried




30 Saturday     Soldiers of the Cross

   

    Soldiers of the Cross, is a bluegrass gospel group from Buckhannon, WV.
    Soldiers of the Cross is a strictly gospel bluegrass group from Upshur County, known far and wide for their amazing four-part harmonies and their selection of both traditional and contemporary songs. Musicians include Kevin Johnson – bass, Ernie Johnson – banjo, Chad Lewis – banjo, and Dan Blake – guitar. If you've heard their soul-soothing sound before, you will know why they continue to be a perennial favorite at JRST!

http://www.facebook.com/SoldiersoftheCrossGospel




October

7 Saturday     Norfolk & Southern

    Norfolk and Southern is another longtime favorite at JRST, and have closed the season for us for many years in a row. They are based in north central West Virginia and bring lots of veteran talent to their bluegrass repertoire, playing a crowd-pleasing mix of traditional, contemporary, gospel, and original material.
Mark Gainer---Guitar, Mark Lynch---Mandolin, Rick Cleavenger---Banjo, Jerry Helmick---Lead Guitar, Danny Reed ---Bass




Contact Information



Street Address:    824 Cleveland Road, Cleveland, WV 26215

E-mail:    reneea@mountain.net

Phone:    304-493-6574



Driving Directions



   Street Address: 824 Cleveland Road Cleveland, WV 26215

   Regional Directions: We are located about halfway between Morgantown and Charleston, West Virginia, in northern Webster County. From the north (I-79 southbound) you have two choices: For more business traffic and shopping areas, take the first Weston exit (99), follow US 33 East to Buckhannon (about 11 miles), take Rte. 20 south toward Rock Cave (about 14 miles), following brown signs toward Holly River State Park (about 17 miles). For less traffic and very few businesses, take the Roanoke exit (91), turn right on Rte. 19 toward Stonewall Jackson Resort/State Park. Continue about 11 miles to Walkersville. Bear left on Rte. 4 toward Rock Cave (about 7 miles). Bear right at the intersection with Rte. 20, following brown signs toward Holly River State Park (about 17 miles). From the south (I-79) northbound): Take the Flatwoods exit (67), turn right at traffic light, go about 1 mile to light, turn left onto Rte. 15, about 19 miles to Diana. Turn left (north) on Rte. 20, following brown signs toward Holly River State Park (about 12 miles). From Webster Springs: Take Rte. 20 north toward Diana and Buckhannon, following brown signs toward Holly River State Park. We are about 21 miles from Webster Springs. Local Directions: We are 1.5 miles north of (after) Holly River State Park on Rte. 20 (on left if coming from Diana/Webster Springs). We are also 1.5 miles south of (before) the park (on right if coming from Buckhannon/Rock Cave., about 4 miles after crossing the Webster County/Upshur county line, on the right directly after Panther Run Road, a red bus stop, and a concrete bridge. We are across from Jerry Run United Methodist Church, Valley Woodworks, and a little craft shop (closed), in the bottom area. You will see a sign for the Jerry Run Summer Theater on the right; turn in there and follow driveway to cabins and theater. Note: Jerry Run (or Jerry’s Run) is named for a small creek that runs through the area; it is a rural community located between Cleveland and Hacker Valley, and is not usually found on maps.



Rental Cabins

Jerry Run Cabin

   Basic Info: Private location, clean and simple lodging in a rustic setting, small stream meanders nearby. Jerry Run Summer Theater is on adjoining property, featuring live, mainly acoustic music on weekend evenings in spring and summer (admission charged). Located 1½ miles from Holly River State Park in northern Webster County in central West Virginia (Mountain Lakes Region). Sleeps 4, electric wall heater, no AC, not insulated. (Ceiling and box fans, screened windows, and shaded hillside location provide cooling in summer.) Bedding, towels, kitchenware, toaster, microwave, coffeemaker provided, pets accepted (fee). Cabin is made of vertical logs, has one open room with queen bed, set of bunks, kitchen area (gas cooking stove, fridge, sink, and storage), small sitting and dining area, separate bathroom with shower stall, and covered deck. Small TV with DVD player, no TV reception, no phone. (You may use our home phone; we deliver messages as soon as we get them, although we are not always at home.) Cell phone reception is spotty-you may have to walk out to main road or drive to top of hill depending on carrier. Water is from an approved well; however it contains noticeable amount of iron. We suggest using bottled water for drinking purposes. Picnic table, charcoal grill, campfire OK, plenty of yard space for outdoor activities. A public picnic shelter and dirt roads for exploring are a short walk away. Please Note: Cabin is not handicap-accessible, nor is it childproof. Covered deck porch is open beneath railing and would not prevent small child from falling.
Rates: $160 week (6-7 nights), $80 weekend (2-3 nights), $10 pet fee. Cash or check; credit cards not accepted. You may prepay deposit (50%) by mail, or pay full amount upon arrival.

The Bunkhouse

   Basic Info: Private location, clean and simple lodging in a rustic setting, small stream meanders nearby. Jerry Run Summer Theater is on adjoining property, featuring live, mainly acoustic music on weekend evenings in spring and summer (admission charged). Located 1½ miles from Holly River State Park in northern Webster County in central West Virginia (Mountain Lakes Region). Smoking permitted on outside deck and front porch only. Sleeps 8, electric heat, window AC, bedding and towels provided, pets accepted (fee). Downstairs: 3 small bedrooms (one with double bed, one with double bed and bunks, one with 2 twins), 1 bath w/ shower, small front porch. Upstairs: Open living, dining, kitchen area, outdoor upper deck. Kitchen has microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, blender, electric wok, cookware, dishes, utensils, etc. Small TV with DVD player, no reception, no phone. (You may use our home phone; we deliver messages as soon as we get them, although we are not always at home.) Cell phone reception is spotty-you may have to walk out to main road or drive to top of hill depending on carrier. Water is from an approved well; however it contains noticeable amount of iron. We suggest using bottled water for drinking purposes. Picnic table, charcoal grill, campfire OK, plenty of yard space for outdoor activities. A public picnic shelter and dirt roads for exploring are a short walk away.
Rates: $260 week (6-7 nights), $160 weekend (2-3 nights), $10 pet fee. Cash or check; credit cards not accepted. You may prepay deposit (50%) by mail, or pay full amount upon arrival.

Contact:
Dusty and Renee Anderson
824 Cleveland Road
Cleveland WV 26215
304-493-6574
email  reneea@mountain.net








You Tube Videos

    Iron and Wine at Jerry Run film: Dreamers and Makers are My Favorite People

Iron & Wine

    Charleston Gazette article

gazettemail article

    3rd String Bluegrass preforms 30 Years of Farming with some help from John Miller and Chris West from Blue Moon Rising

3rd String

    Rodney Dane sings I Wanna be a Hillbilly with JC and The Moonshine Band

JC and the Moonshine Band 1

    Deb Gore performs Swingin' - the dancer is Ian Cornett

JC and the Moonshine Band 2

    The Summer 2016 issue of WV Living magazine made this video, the band is Savannah and the Kings

WV Living

    Falling Run Bluegrass preforms Those Memories of You - July 2013

Falling Run Bluegrass

    Wolf Creek preforms Minor Swing - July 2014

Wolf Creek

     WhiteWater performs Until There Was You - May 2015

WhiteWater

    Soldiers of the Cross preform V Bottom Boat - July 2011

Soldiers of the Cross

    Stephanie Sphinks and Country Fried preform Detroit City.

Country Fried

     Alleghenny Outback at Jerry Run

Allegheny Outback




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