Check out the Copper Country Festival, an event great for the whole fam, featuring free music, an arts festival, a Jim Beam pub crawl, and fun and games for all. Discover one of Summit County’s best kept secrets hidden deep in the mountains until now. The festival runs from September 1-3, with music beginning on the 2nd.
Saturday’s music kicks off at noon with The Long Players, a Nashville based group known for taking classic albums and covering them live. Examples of their live renditions have been Bob Dylan’s “Blonde on Blonde” and The Rolling Stones’ “Sticky Fingers”. Truly a unique listening experience, these guys can really liven up a crowd by playing recognizable songs that get the people going with a distinguishable, unique twist.
Next in the line up is Bill Miller, an award winning Native American artist boasting three Grammy awards. Bill Miller is a renowned activist, flute player, and painter. He uses each of these talents in his performances, offering a unique experience and mixture of art, music, and political activism.
Stick around to expand your musical horizons with C.J. Chenier. C.J. is a Creole artist who performs vocal and accordion music. He has appeared on CNN, Jon Stewart, and VH1. Chenier’s unique Creole style of blues is really something else, and is best heard rather than described.
Next up is JD McPherson, a musical hybrid combining old and new rock and roll with an upbeat vibe. Expect this guy to get the crowd dancing and moving, the men out of their seats and the ladies’ hips shaking. This guy has got some serious groove.
Closing out the Saturday show is WAR, a fusion of rock, jazz, Latin, and R&B music composed of a racially and culturally diverse group of artists. These guys have been in movies such as Boogie Nights and Remember the Titans, and TV shows such as The Simpsons and That Seventies Show. Such a unique sound deserves to be heard first hand.
Sunday kicks off with The Spinners, a Motown R&B group that has topped charts and sold millions. Get your dancing shoes on and get ready to jam out with some of the grooviest guys around.
Vintage Trouble follows these guys up, who have had their own expositions in the New York Times, NPR, and Rolling Stone Magazine. Vintage Trouble has opened for The Who, The Rolling Stones, and AC/DC wowing audiences and getting the crowds going for their main acts.
The festival is great for families with kids, with great activities such as face painting, chalk drawing, crafts, and a painting mural. Let the mountains inspire your inner artist and get creative! For the more adventurous ones, there is a go kart track, bungee jumping, and mini golf course. There is also a mechanical bull ride for those who want to go all out old west and test their rodeo skills. Zip around on some karts, get your face painted, and go crazy on some crafts at the festival of the summer!
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