Travelin' Appalachians Revue Arts Fest 2019
Venue: Solitude (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Time: 5:30 - 10:00 PM
Event Types: Music, Arts & Theatre, Charity
$5.00-$10.00 sliding scale donation

The Future Economy Collective presents the Travelin' Appalachians Revue Arts Fest 2019 on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Solitude on the campus of Virginia Tech.

The Travelin' Appalachians Revue Arts Fest (TAR) is an annual mobile arts and culture festival featuring a showcase of Appalachian writers, musicians, and artists. They are on a mission to remind everyone everywhere that you don't have to play a fiddle to be an Appalachian musician and don't have to write stories that take place in the 1800s to be an Appalachian writer. This year TAR is celebrating 5 years of tunes, tales, melodies, poems, yarns, snacks and good ol fashioned DIY good-timin'.

There will be local art for show and for sale, music, poetry and films! There will be refreshments for sale with all proceeds supporting building a community space in the New River Valley as well as resistance against the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

This year TAR is taking their inspiration from a line in the debut book by novelist Mila Jaroniec, a long-time TAR contributor and friend. The quote: "You have to make it work somehow, said the mountaineer lacing up their boot with an earthworm".

Performance Line-Up:
• Ezra Mars (
• Kevin Chesser (
• Anna Elise Anderson (,
• Kelsie Cannon (,
• Sophia Rehak with Hannah Bell (
• Tyler Grady (
• With visual art by Sarah Brown/Questionable Press (, Ashley Hoffman (, Best Virginia (, Queer Appalachia (

Featuring special Performances By:
• Spice Lo ( / R&B hailing from Chapel Hill, NC
• Spectral Arts ( / Local performance art
• Matthew Vollmer ( / Local poet & professor
• Yusuf Poladin / Screening his new documentary, "Still Here", focusing on the fight against the Mountain Valley Pipeline right here in our backyard
• Death Muscle / Smell-o-vision ASMR film by local muscle wives
• With visual art by Joe Shay (local illustrator & artist), Death Muscle (collaborative rugs for sale for community spaces and pipeline resistance) and more

The cost is a suggested $5.00-$10.00 sliding scale donation per person to support our touring artists.

Bring a blanket to sit on, if the weather is nice this event will be held outdoors.

The event will only be held on the first floor of the Solitude House which is wheelchair accessible.

For more information, questions or concerns, call Molly Graham at 412-295-8483 or visit:
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