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Strawberry Shindig showcases local talent at the West Virginia Strawberry Festival

BUCKHANNON — The West Virginia Strawberry Festival is gearing up to host a spectacular evening of entertainment during the Strawberry Shindig on Wednesday, May 17. The festival announced on Facebook that the Shindig will feature an exciting lineup of local artists who will perform at Jawbone Park stage.

Kicking off the Strawberry Shindig at 5 p.m. is hometown boy Chris Seymer, a talented singer-songwriter from Buckhannon, West Virginia. Seymer’s performance will include a mix of original songs and covers, with influences from Zach Bryan and other popular country artists. Be prepared for a captivating set that will leave your ears craving more.

As the sun sets, the stage will be taken over by 19-year-old Logan Halstead, an up-and-coming artist from Boone County, West Virginia. Halstead’s neotraditional country style has drawn comparisons to notable musicians like Tyler Childers and Zach Bryan. His song “Dark Black Coal,” a poignant portrayal of life in West Virginia’s coal mines, has amassed an impressive 6.1 million views on YouTube. Catch his captivating performance at 7 p.m.

To wrap up the night, the West Virginia-based group Parallel Lives will take the stage at 8 p.m. Hailing from Jane Lew, this duo (or sometimes trio) is known for their exceptional bluegrass sound and versatile string playing. Rumor has it that if you listen closely, you might just learn to play the spoons — or something like that.

The Strawberry Shindig is set to be an extraordinary celebration of West Virginia talent, showcasing the rich musical heritage of the region. Mark your calendars for May 17 and come down to Jawbone Park to enjoy an unforgettable evening of live music and entertainment.

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