STOP THE KABOOM MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL KICKS OFF AUGUST 1.
Three Day Festival to Raise Awareness of the Negative Environmental Impact of Mountaintop Removal and Fracking Extraction Processes.
Music, art and community action come together on August 1-3, 2014 at the Woodshed Disc Golf Course in Paw Paw, WV for the 4th annual Stop The Kaboom Festival. This family friendly event will feature over 25 musical and performing artists as well as special guest speakers, local artists, vendors, a kid’s art space and more. The event includes free camping and presale tickets are available now for $35 or at the gate for $50 with all proceeds going to Keepers of The Mountain, an environmental nonprofit based in West Virginia.
The event which features a wide variety of music such as bluegrass, reggae, and rock aims to raise awareness of the negative effects of mountaintop removal and fracking. Through the weekend Stop The Kaboom will be building coalitions between community members and those working on natural gas and coal issues to provide information on how citizens can become more involved to help protect the regions natural resources. “The festival is a place where beautiful music and art can bring people of conscious together to work towards a world we can sustain and thrive in”, said Alan Rinsinger, co founder of the festival. Gates open at 12 noon on Friday and music starts at 6 pm on Friday evening and goes on through Sunday evening. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.stopthekaboom.com
Woodshed Disc Golf Course is a beautiful 18 hole course located at 10 Whipping Post Way, Grand Cacapon, WV for more information call (304) 947-5638.
Keepers of the Mountain is a nonprofit with a goal of replacing an extraction based economy with an economy that values people, land, and mountain heritage, more information can be found at www.keepersofthemountain.org