Metal in the Mountains is a fan-driven event, where we ask fans WHO they want to hear and see. We post videos on our Facebook page and fans let us know what excites them. We know that we are incubating some of the brand new super stars of both Metal and Hard Rock, and that people who attend our festivals will be able to say, "Hey, I was there when they played Metal in the Mountains!"
Our venue is unique in that fans have the opportunity to meet and mingle with all the bands. The bands are fans too! They want to see the other bands playing, so they are in the crowd, and often available for photo ops and autographed merch at their booths.
Metal in the Mountains was started by Anna and Anthony Ferraraccio, music lovers, business owners and, for a bit of trivia, we are also both West Virginia Licensed Massage Therapists and own a world class spa here in the mountains. The spa is not open during festivals, but for bands and fans who come early or stay late, check out our "spa menu" and reserve early to secure your appointment.
We have been joined by Dan White, Rock Rage Radio, and have the generous support of local media in our area, as well as some amazing sponsors.
Here in West Virginia, we usually have fairly good weather, low humidity and lots of sunshine. During the festival, there are plenty of in-door and tented areas to hang out should a rain shower pass by, but the music never stops, rain or shine. We might have a delay, but the show will go on!
We are thrilled to have so many bands and fans interested in our festival! This year, we will have fans and bands here from Spain, Germany and the UK. So far!
West Virginia is gorgeous, the people are generous and friendly, and open to meeting new people. We don't have a ton of lodging or campsites in the immediate area, but we do have hotels in Princeton, Beckley, Lewisburg and more campgrounds here and there and of course, the best option would be to stay at Pipestem Resort State Park, across the street – we have continuous shuttles.
Thank you for supporting LIVE MUSIC - and festivals in general. Bands need fans, and festivals, to continue, need support, so again, THANK YOU. Get your tickets today, because one day, this festival will be SOLD OUT.
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