The Paramount Arts Center will host the 3rd annual FoxFire Music & Arts Festival September 30th – October 1st at the Ashland Riverfront.
The 2-day festival features eighteen bands as well as visual and performing artists from around the country. The lineup includes highly anticipated performances by headliners Morgan Wade and Elle King. Doors will open at 2PM each day with performances from 2PM – 11PM.
The FoxFire Music & Arts Festival pays tribute to the late Jean Bell Thomas of Ashland. Beginning in September 1930, Bell-Thomas staged the first annual American Folk Song Festival at her home in Boyd County. “Many people don’t realize that Ashland is one of the birth places for music festivals in our country,” said Holly Canfield, Executive Director of the Paramount, “The American Folk Song Festival was the first of its kind.” FoxFire Music & Arts Festival seeks to carry that torch forward by capturing the independent spirit of Appalachian music and culture by showcasing both national touring acts and regional talent. A vendor market at the festival also provides a platform for local artisans to showcase and sell original art.
Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning Tuesday, May 30 th at noon with special Early Bird
pricing and can be purchased online at www.paramountartscenter.com or in the Paramount Box
office at 606-324-0007.