Pantry Fest 2017: Benefit for Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread & Meals On Wheels
Venue: Old Seventh Day Adventist Church, Radford
Organizations: Beatnik Nightmare, Billy Coteau Cajun Band, Last Train North, Neal Wyms, Near November, Scott Fore
Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017
Time: 12:00 - 6:00 PM
Event Types: Music, Charity
$10.00 donation suggested however any amount will be accepted.

The Guerrilla Folk Music Society and Coalition For Justice present the first annual Pantry Fest, a benefit for the Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread and Meals On Wheels on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the Old Seventh Day Adventist Church in Radford, VA.

Enjoy six hours of music with 11 local musical acts on two separate stages for a day of great local music! Donations of food and cash will be accepted to help out both the Radford-Fairlwan Daily Bread and Meals On Wheels.

The Radford-Fairlwan Daily Bread provides meals at no cost for people in need, no questions asked, serving the Radford and Fairlawn communities through it's dine-in program. Meals on Wheels provides food for homebound individuals in our community.

Main Stage:
• 12:15-12:45 pm: Scott Fore
• 1:05-1:35 pm: Beatnik Nightmare
• 1:55-2:25 pm: Near November
• 2:45-3:15 pm: Neal Wyms
• 4:25-5:00 Billy Coteau
• 5:20-6:00 Last Train North

Acoustic Stage:
• 12:45-1:05 pm: Robert Greenness Alexander
• 1:35-1:55 pm: Marsha Marie Scott
• 2:25-2:45 pm: Eight Point Star
• 3:15-3:35 pm: Jeff Hoge
• 4:05-4:25 pm: Dean Reed's Feed and Seed

$10.00 donation is suggested however any amount will be accepted.

Scott Fore is an internationally recognized guitarist from Radford, VA having won the National Flatpicking Championships two times that is held in Winfield, Kansas. He is also the Doc Watson guitar champion and the Wayne Henderson Champion of Champions. He has also has published a popular instructional book on flatpicking.


The Beatnik Nightmare is from Radford, VA and plays all original alternative, psychedelic and rock. They cite King Crimson, The Beatles, Azam Ali, Zappa, and Donovan as their influences.

From the dregs of local barbands rises a socially interested gaggle of misfits whose vision exists to change musical history! A new psychedelic view of a world gone mad and dreams of a better future.


Near November is an alternative rock band based in Blacksburg, VA formed in 2013. Although initially playing covers of their favorite bands such as Pearl Jam, Counting Crows, Pink Floyd, R.E.M., they have been working on and perform their own original material as well.


Neal Wyms is a blues extraordinaire and multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter who hails from the musical enclaves of Southwest Virginia who has performed professionally for most of his life. His past work included his presence as a bassist with such artists Speech of Arrested Development, William Bell and the legendary Clarence Carter.

While his musical stylings are varied, he is currently focusing his career as a blues artist. Self taught, he plays all the instruments and sings all vocals on his recorded works to date. Neal's blues influiences are Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, Lightning Hopkins, ElmoreJames and Keb Mo among others.


The Billy Coteau Cajun Band is a Cajun / Creole band based in Blacksburg, VA.

Last Train North is an alternative rock band based in Blacksburg, VA. The foursome looks to create great music and put on entertaining shows regardless of where they are or who is watching. They group combines elements from their background in rock, indie, blues, pop, jazz and more to create a tight and unique sound.


The Old Seventh Day Adventist Church is located at 501 Second Street in Radford, VA.

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