Main Stage Performers (2021)

Friday

Grace Campbell

Friday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Grace Campbell is a singer/songwriter from Princeton, WV with a charm all of her own. A world traveler and classically trained vocalist, Grace's multifaceted influences have coalesced into a well versed, intelligent young performer.

Grace's impeccable songwriting skills and charismatic personality have warranted her quite the fan base in Southern West Virginia. Her inaugural performance at Culturefest in 2019 (and later in 2020), gained her the attention and respect of many. She was awarded early admission to The Berklee College of Music and is now studying at West Virginia University.

Grace is a bright light in the Grassroots district of Mercer County, WV. As a former barista at Appalachian Coffee House, a shining star at Stages Music School and a regular at Open Stage Nights at the Riff Raff Arts Collective in Princeton, West Virginia. Grace can be found performing in local venues such as The Room Upstairs, The Sophisticated Hound, Weathered Ground Brewery, Bucha Brewhouse, Appalachian Coffee House, Coal Country Candies, and many more.

Now living in Morgantown, WV, Grace is ecstatic to see where her future in music will go.

Seph Custer

Friday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Seph Custer is a Southwest-Virginian singer and songwriter, known in the local circuit for his versatility of performance. His albums and concerts have ranged between indie rock, folk music, blues, classical, bluegrass, funk, soul, country, and traditional American music.

Seedpicker

Friday 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

The Seedpicker Trio, with special guest Willis Greensteet on sax, consists of the songwriting duo of Henry Lazenby and Marcus Morris along with the steady rhythms of David Gregory on drums. Based out of the Roanoke and New River Valleys, this team of musicians has been bringing the soul, funk, reggae, and blues to local audiences since 2014. You’re sure to enjoy a variety of feel good tunes listening to this unique combo of styles. Their latest release, Virginia Rhapsody, tells the story of their journey in music and life, and features other great local talent and regular band members to fill out the sound. It’s available on CD both at live shows and through Bandcamp (where it is also available to download), and on all major streaming platforms.

Hedonistas

Friday 7:45 PM - 8:45 PM

Hedonistas is a five-piece funk/pop/rock band from Atlanta, Georgia. In 2018, they released their debut record, The Way Things Were, highlighted by Vulfpeck's Cory Wong sitting in on their hit song On the Run. Their energetic performances have propelled them to several sold out shows in Georgia, as well as spots on festivals around the southeast. Their latest EP, Bad Decisions, released March 15, 2021.

Music Road Co

Friday 9:45 PM - 10:45 PM

Join Music Road CO, a cooperative of common creative companions conspiring to command your cognitive locomotion. This crew digs through a wide and deep catalog of tunes and musical traditions to get you groovin’ and your hip bones movin’!! Where does Music Road Co finds its inspiration? And why does it connect so perfectly with audiences of all ages and backgrounds? The answer might lie in their widespread roots. Coming from such diverse places as South Africa, Ecuador, Key West, Maryland and Virginia, the band brings many cultural influences together to produce music without boundaries. Moving fluidly from funk to reggae, rock to afrobeat, their sound bounces from blues and soul to island dance and back again, bound together by one common ideal: Music should feel good and spread positive vibes. They get on stage to lift themselves up to a higher frequency and they won’t stop until they bring the entire audience with them!

Saturday

Panjammers

Saturday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Blacksburg's steel drum orchestra brings the music of the Caribbean to Virginia. The PanJammers perform a range of styles, including calypso, reggae, jazz, Latin, and funk, on hand-crafted instruments from Trinidad. Enjoy the sounds of the islands right here in the New River Valley.

Root Down

Saturday 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

“Root Down,” is a collection of jazz enthusiasts from SWVA. We are a diverse group of musicians who have worked together in various settings for the past decade. The more recent “Root Down,” group aspires to bring our love of jazz, funk, & blues to audiences and venues throughout our region. The quartet consists of Justin Craig-guitar, Doug Norton-keys, Brian Peters-drums & Nick Romantini-bass. This performance will include special guest Bruce J Coluccio on alto sax. Be prepared for some groovy tunes complete with plenty of surprises due to the improvisatory nature of this group.

Jstop Latin Soul

Saturday 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Jstop Latin Soul is an exciting Afro-Cuban Jazz project based in Roanoke, VA & features the area's finest musicians. Our fiery blend of Afro-Cuban Jazz, Rumba, Salsa & Cha-Cha will keep you moving.

Smokestack Lightnin’ Blues Band

Saturday 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

Jared Stout Band

Saturday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Jared Stout Band was created in 2018 after Jared Stout moved to Denver, Colorado to start his songwriting career. When his single "Home" was released, he began receiving overwhelming attention and support from his home town of Blacksburg. Jared moved back home, gathered the best musicians he could, and started the band. The band just released their first studio album, "The Jared Stout Band", and are currently touring throughout the Mid-Atlantic to promote that album. The Jared Stout Band brings the beat of the mountains to the rhythm of your everyday blues. They set the stage with high energy, emotive songwriting and a well rounded performance. Rocking a versatile sound of Their own Appalachian Rhythm and Blues The Jared Stout Band is ready to take the stage, and own it.

Kendall Street Company

Saturday 8:45 PM - 9:45 PM

Kendall Street Company is a jam-alt rock band based out of Charlottesville, Virginia. From late
night jam sessions at the University of Virginia to main stages at venues and festivals
throughout the country, Kendall Street Company has broken the mold of improvised rock and
entered a world of jazz-grass infused psychedelic bliss. The band's musical style incorporates
elements of jam, folk, jazz, funk, and psychedelic rock. They embrace mind-altering riffs as well
as soulful and jazzy wit, while remaining true to their folksy songwriting roots.

“The Space Race” is Kendall Street Company’s first single off their highly anticipated
pop-ambient space opera double LP “The Year the Earth Stood Still,” (set to release summer
2021). Recorded in the midst of the covid 19 pandemic, the record was born as a collective
improvisational experiment over a 5 day period in a rural farmhouse studio in Louisa, VA. With
imaginations running wild and sessions lasting through to the wee hours of the morning, the
record quickly took on a life of its own as a time capsule of the band’s thoughts, feelings, and
creative drive in a year of great uncertainty over their own future, and that of humanity at large.

Averaging over 100 shows per year since 2013, KSC has performed at festivals such as Lockn’,
Roosterwalk, Floydfest, Resonance, and Domefest and has opened for acts such as Pigeons
Playing Ping Pong, moe., Papadosio, Umphrey's McGee, Goose, and Leftover Salmon. All the
while, the band has released myriad records, EPs, and singles to national acclaim.