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4848 Snowshoe Music Festival, a new vacation getaway in W.Va.

By Bill Lynch for HD Media

Greensky Bluegrass co-headlines the inaugural 4848 Festival at Snowshoe Mountain Resort. The progressive, jam grass band played two nights during the festival on July 11-13. Courtesy photo

SNOWSHOE, W.Va. — Festival organizer Tim Walther knew he wanted to bring another music festival to West Virginia. He just wasn’t sure where.

“I’ve spent half my life in West Virginia,” the founder of the All Good Music Festival said. “I love the people here. I love the culture. I love the mountains.”

Next week Walther opens a brand new event, the 4848 Music Festival at Snowshoe Resort, in Pocahontas County. The three-day festival from Thursday-Saturday, July 11-13, gets its name from the elevation of the mountain, which is 4,848 feet.

“It makes perfect sense if you know that,” Walther said.

The festival features a mix of jam bands like Umphrey’s McGee and Lettuce, along with progressive bluegrass stars Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters and blues rocker Marcus King. …

Read more: https://www.herald-dispatch.com/features_entertainment/organizer-hopes-to-make-new-snowshoe-music-festival-a-vacation/article_57db6577-300d-583c-b8f0-20afd074f5d4.html

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