Stop the Kaboom Fest! April 29-May 1, 2011, Hedgesville, WV

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
posted by rampscampaign72

Stop the Kaboom! Festival is an event merging music, art and activism in a fundraiser for a new direct action campaign, Radical Action for Mountain Peoples’ ¬†Survival (RAMPS).

The festival and campaign will help raise money and awareness for this cause, and will be used to acquire a living space in West Virginia’s Coal River Valley. The music will include several local and regional musicians, representing a wide range of styles and genres, including bluegrass, funk, reggae, jam, folk and electronic music.

In addition, we will have several informed and inspiring Speakers from throughout West Virginia taking the stage. They’ll be speaking on their involvement in organizing to stop mountaintop removal and hydro-fracking of Marcellus Shale for natural gas, as well as their struggles to create a more sustainable, healthier West Virginia.

The event is located in Hedgesville, WV and will be held April 29th through May 1st, 2011. The festival will include admission and 3 days of camping for a minimum donation of $15 dollars.

If you would like to take part in vending, wish to set up a table with an environmental or social justice group, or donate an item for the silent auction, please contact event organizer Laura Steepleton at [email protected].

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