Live Musical Performances

The Chocolate Festival isn't complete without some great live music to help you dance off those chocolate treats!
Take in these great free performances throughout the day!

 

BlacKingCoal

Location:  City Greenspace
Time:  11am
Price:  Free

 

Comprised of former and current members of Rust Kings and The Wild Rumpus and led by Allan Dale Sizemore, BlacKingCoal is well versed in American music. Having played festivals as diverse as Merlefest, The John Hartford Festival, The Lowell Folk Festival and Brew Skies as well as MANY others and every hole in the wall and kickin' nightclub from Maine to St. Louis, Michigan to Arkansas and all points in between, the members of BlacKingCoal have just about seen or done it all. And survived. Barely, at times. Clint "The Deacon" Lewis still lays the law down with his upright, "Handsome" Mike Zimmerman still keeps the pocket tight and Allan still dances all over the place with his guitar, growling, screaming and at times crooning like a dirty angel. Sometimes, other Kings will dance in and out of the circle, but it stays tight and loose at the same time. Allan's songs going from a 50s style rock and roll number to a country barroom to a city ballroom and back again, they all are tied together with a single rope. And sometimes, twine. American music.

 

 

2nd Block Rock with opening act by the GEHS Steel Drum Band

Location:  City Greenspace
Time:  2pm
Price:  Free

2nd Block Rock is Greenbrier East High School (WV)'s Rock Ensemble. Initially conceived as an advanced guitar class, 2nd Block Rock has developed over the past five years into a full performance ensemble involving over 30 students. In addition to performers, students fill many roles including composition, arranging, production, recording, management, promotion, and performance logistics. This year, 2nd Block Rock will learn and perform over three hours of music in a variety of venues including Spartan Stadium, The West Virginia State Fairgrounds, The Greenbrier Valley Winter Music Festival, The Hub, The Lewisburg Chocolate Festival, and more!