Music and Merchants Festival
Venue: Downtown Pulaski, Pulaski
Organizations: Chas & Bill, Eric Gress, One Side Missing, The Antecedents, True North
Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time: 5:00 - 10:00 PM
Event Types: Music, Food, Drink Specials, Miscellaneous, Family Friendly, Arts & Theatre
Cost: Free
The 1st Annual Music and Merchants Festival will be held in downtown Pulaski, Virginia on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 5:00-10:00 pm.

Enjoy a nighttime street festival! There will be music, craft beer, wine, great food, 48 craft vendors, Jerry Bowyer, a live street style magician, kids zone and more! This is something for the entire family!

Some of our area's most popular musical acts are performing including:
• The Antecedents
• Eric Gress
• One Side Missing
• Chas & Bill
• True North

The Antecedents began as a local duo and are now a six piece band dedicated to writing songs with substance, and depth. With influences ranging from all over the timeline of music this acoustic duo has found a unique but familiar approach to modern songwriting, while staying true to the format that captivates a listener's enjoyment. Performing folk, roots, pop, alternative and country.


Eric Gress is a singer and song writer from Pulaski, VA and one of Southwest Virginia's greatest homegrown musicians. Writing since he was 12 years old and playing any instrument he touched from the time he was two Eric has quite the catalog of music in his file. Rock music is what started his writing career at an early age and kept him traveling and playing. In Late 2013 he decided to step away from the rock world and try country for a change.

After writing a full album for the band Buck Nelson, Eric decided to separate himself from the band and take a walk down the solo artist road for a change. Since then he has been plugging away with writing, recording and playing as many shows as possible. With the new music he has written he hopes to catch the ears of friends, fans and anyone else who shares the love of music.

He has shared the stage and opened for Travis Tritt, Tyler Farr, Luke Combs and Old Crow Medicine Show. Eric has fans all across southeastern United States, and plays regularly in Nashville, Tennessee, as well as other states.

“To me, music is something that everyone in the world relates to. It can make you smile and it can make you cry but most of all its something 20,000 strangers can agree on at one time in a packed arena.. that is a beautiful thing.”


One Side Missing is an alternarunkabilly-hop swamp band from Wytheville, VA.


Chas & Bill is made up of cousins Chasity Lucas and Bill Bugg. They perform a wide range of musical favorites that everyone can enjoy. Their sound and influences range from the bluegrass and country sound of Alison Krauss to the hard hitting rock and metal of Metallica.


True North is a Winston-Salem, NC based husband and wife acoustic rock n roll and blues act featuring Bradley and Heather Steele. They have a passion for bringing an energy to an environment like none other and want nothing more than to share the music that has made them the people they are today.

True North forms a remarkable blend of raw rock n roll and punk melody and technique from singer and guitarist Bradley Steele. Forged with a Disney Princess like ambiance created from the soul capturing voice of Heather Steele.

With a wide range of covers mixed with original music, True North is your true destination for quality music.


Admission is free and all are welcome

Bring the entire family down to Pulaski's historic Main Street between Washington Ave and Jefferson Ave for an amazing night of fun!

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