West Virginia Strawberry Festival announces exciting entertainment lineup for May 18-20

BUCKHANNON — The West Virginia Strawberry Festival has revealed an incredible lineup of entertainment for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, May 18-20. With a diverse range of musical styles, festival-goers can look forward to a weekend filled with exceptional performances at the Jawbone Park stage and Citizens Bank of West Virginia stages.

The weekend entertainment comes in the wake of a new event added for the 2023 festival — Wednesday’s Strawberry Shindig, featuring the sounds West Virginia. Read about that event by clicking here.

The weekend entertainment begins at Jawbone Park on Thursday, May 18, at 8 p.m., following the Junior Royalty Parade, with local bluegrass sensation Bluegrass Preserves. Hailing from Buckhannon, this group will have the audience tapping their feet to the best music the bluegrass genre has to offer.

On Friday, May 19, the Jawbone Park stage will welcome rock ‘n’ roll cover band From the Edge at 8 p.m. With members from East Tennessee and Southern Virginia, this band often performs at Blake Shelton’s ‘Ole Red’ restaurant, bringing Nashville Country and southern rock to Buckhannon.

Following From the Edge, local favorites Buckshot will perform a blend of country and rock at the ‘Little Kanawha’ stage at 8:30 p.m.

The excitement continues on Saturday, May 20, with the Stone Creek Band from North Central West Virginia kicking off the evening street party at the Jawbone Park stage at 5 p.m.

At 8:30 p.m., 23-year-old singer Stevie Lynn from Wheeling, WV, who has opened for acts like Florida Georgia Line, Aaron Tippin, Dylan Scott, and Chase Bryant, will perform hits from Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Miranda Lambert, and more at the Jawbone Park stage.

The ‘Big Spring’ stage will host the Reid Boys, Jack and Davis Reid, grandsons of the legendary Statler Brothers, on Saturday at 5 p.m. The duo will entertain with their engaging performances, making audiences laugh, cheer, and possibly even shed a tear.

Kowboyz from Gassaway, WV, will bring their southern rock and country sounds to the ‘Kanawha’ Stage on Saturday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m. The vocal duo promises an engaging and immersive performance that is sure to entertain.

Finally, Spencer Hatcher, a talented musician with 45 million views on social media, will perform classic country, new country, and a hint of bluegrass with a dash of Johnny Cash at the ‘Spring’ stage at 8 p.m. on Saturday.

With such an incredible lineup of talented artists, the West Virginia Strawberry Festival promises to be a memorable event for everyone in attendance. Don’t miss out on this fantastic weekend of live music and entertainment in Buckhannon!