Tyler Childers to Headline Healing Appalachia Benefit Concert

September 24 and 25th at the State Fair of West Virginia in Lewisburg, the Healing Appalachia concert will happen with a healthy slate of headliners and openers, all working to support a prosperous Appalachia free from addiction.

On Friday, September 24th, TK and the Holy Know-Nothings will open the show, with reigning Saving Country Music Album of the Year winner Arlo McKinley playing next, and none other than Tyler Childers headlining the evening. Then on Saturday, September 25th it will be Don Rigsby, Jeremy Pinnell, Buffalo Wabs and the Price Hill Hustle, Lucero, and headliner The Marcus King Band. Also, Kathy Mattea will be the emcee of the event on Saturday.

Drug overdose is the leading cause of death for people under the age of fifty in the United States. The Appalachian region has been dramatically impacted by the opioid and heroin epidemic, and West Virginia in particular, which is the only state entirely within the Appalachian region.

“We want to make note again that this is a charitable event. These artists donate their time, talent, and energy to provide a memorable experience while raising funds and awareness,” says Healing Appalachia.

Hope in the Hills, which helps organize the Healing Appalachia concert, is a 501(c)3 organization run by an all-volunteer board of industry professionals. The board includes President Dave Lavender, who writes for NPR’s Mountain Stage, and is also a musician himself. Ian Thornton, who is the manager for Tyler Childers, Arlo McKinley, and others is the board’s Vice President.

Doors open at 3 p.m. on Friday, and noon on Saturday. Tickets for each individual evening or the entire weekend are available, and more information can be found at healingappalachia.org .

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