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National acts top fest's musical bill

July 21, 2013


July 21--MountainFest will return to Morgantown Wednesday, and along with the rally, some well-known and entertaining musical acts will roll into town, said Music and Entertainment Coordinator and Board President Cliff Sutherland. Two cover bands will perform at the rally. Kashmir is a Led Zeppelin tribute show. "They're tremendous," Sutherland said. "They look like them and play like them." Jamiah On Fire and the Red Machine is a Jimi Hendrix tribute band made up of three brothers. "When it comes to Jimi Hendrix, either you got it or you don't, and they've got it," Sutherland said. The Bearded Irishmen, from Pittsburgh, will perform as well. Sutherland said there are big-name acts scheduled for every night of the rally, as well. Thursday, the Davisson Brothers return, and Jesse James Dupree & Jackyl will perform.

"He'll be a motorcycle crowd p l e a s e r, " Sutherland said about Jackyl. "People love him. He's high energy."

Friday, Guess Who out of Canada will be performing. Guess Who had more than 20 top hits in the U.S. including "American Woman."

Sutherland said they're "older, but original."

Saturday, MountainFest's headliners will perform on the main stage.

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will take the stage at 6:30 p.m., after Foghat.

This year, the main stage's renovations have made for a more easily accessible stage and viewing area.

The main acts will be live streamed into the Coal Bucket Saloon and an additional stage in the Saloon will allow room for more performers.

A full schedule of events, music, and entertainment can be found on the MountainFest Motorcycle Rally's website,


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