Tyler Childers Leads 2022 Healing Appalachia Lineup

After two years away due to COVID-19, the annual Healing Appalachia concert event is returning September 23rd and 24th to Lewisburg, WV, with Tyler Childers once again headlining the event that looks to raise funds and raise awareness about the opioid crisis gripping Appalachia, and so many other parts of the United States. The event has expanded to two days for the first time, with camping options available on the West Virginia State Fairgrounds as well.

Arlo McKinley, the Lost Dog Street Band, Galactic, Margo Price, Lucero, TK and the Holy Know Nothings, Jeremy Pinnell, The Vince Herman Band, Buffalo Wabs and the Price Hill Hustle, Tommy Prine (John’s son), and Laid Back Country Picker are also on the lineup, as are up-and-comers Cole Chaney and Logan Halstead, who will be playing the afterparty. All artists donate their time, with all proceeds going to the Healing Appalachia cause.

Healing Appalachia came together after 26 people overdosed in one day in Huntington, West Virginia on August 16th, 2016. The event helped underscore that overdose is the leading cause of death for people under 50 in the United States. A group of like-minded individuals formed the non-profit Hope for the Hills, with the Healing Appalachia concert being the flagship event for the organization. Tyler Childers and his wife and performer Senora May have been active within the organization.

“There is no magic cure for this disease. The causes for this epidemic are complex and not easy to fix as the hardest hit regions such as Appalachia are steeped in poverty,” says Hope for the Hills. “As daunting as the crisis has become, hope remains. Robust recovery communities have formed across the United States and Appalachia … through these efforts, communities of recovery across Appalachia are being born, creating a connective tissue of sustainable recovery through personal, innovative and systematic best practices dealing with the catastrophic, multi-generational impact of addiction. Let’s all band together to #FosterHope in 2022 and be an active part of #HealingAppalachia.”

The Healing Appalachia event also gives you the rare opportunity to see Tyler Childers, who is only playing select events in 2022. Two day passes are now on sale, as well as camping passes.

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