Tyler Childers-Led Healing Appalachia Sets 2024 Lineup

Healing Appalachia isn’t just a 3-day concert with a killer lineup, it is a concert for a cause. It’ll be holding its 2024 festivities once again at the State Fair of West Virginia grounds in Lewisburg on September 19-21, and they’ve just announced a stellar lineup.

Along with perennial headliner Tyler Childers, Healing Appalachia will be hosting Sierra Ferrell, My Morning Jacket, Benjamin Tod and the Lost Dog Street Band, along with Shooter Jennings coming out of virtual retirement to play the fest. Other performers donating their time to the cause include S.G. Goodman, Sierra Hull, Oliver Wood Trio, Buffalo Wabs and the Price Hill Hustle, The Local Honeys, and more.

This will be the fifth year for the event that started in 2018, but took some times off due to COVID. Every year the event has only grown exponentially. The first the event drew 2,400 fans when they were initially hoping for 500-600. Year two hit 8,000 tickets sold in a week, and was shut down to make sure they could handle the capacity. In 2022, they expanded to two days and drew over 11,000. In 2023, they expanded to three days.

“You can see the gratitude in the air. It’s so thick,” says event organizer Charlie Hatcher. Everyone volunteers their time, and 97 cents of every dollar goes into recovery efforts for the non-profit Hope in the Hills, LLC, which produces the event.

Though addiction recovery is the reason for Healing Appalachia, folks can expect to have a great time no matter if they’re in recovery or not. Beer is still sold on the premises, but there are also over 40 different service providers on-site. This includes faith-based initiatives, non faith-based initiatives, and everything in between.

“We don’t advocate for any specific type of recovery,” Hatcher says. “We advocate for what works best for you. All you have to do is look in the back for the yellow balloons. They’re everywhere. And there’s someone there to hang out with, help you, and understand where you are.”

Over the last couple of years, Healing Appalachia has become like its own country megafest, and has gown with the popularity of Tyler Childers. Other performers playing 2024 include Hiss Golden Messengers, Dan Reeder, Nolan Taylor, Shadowgrass, Strung Like a Horse, Cody Christian, Darrin Hacquard, Geno Seale, Jordan Lee King, Palmyra, Alabaster Boxer, and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe.

Tickets go on sale on July 9th at 10 am Eastern at healingappalachia.org.

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