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Pickin'' in the Panhandle Announces 2012 Lineup

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Pickin' in the PanhandleMartinsburg, WV -- Pickin' in the Panhandle has announced the lineup for their sixth annual music and BBQ festival. The 2012 headliners include bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, country rockers Kentucky HeadHunters and Colt Prather, and favorites in West Virginia and beyond, the Davisson Brothers Band.

"Our goal is to provide a well-rounded lineup with a variety of bluegrass, country, Americana, and roots music artists," said festival director Andrea Ball. "In years past, we've succeeded in introducing people to different interpretations of bluegrass. We've also included country artists to attract a different audience, many of which have become bluegrass music fans and repeat visitors to our festival."

Pickin' in the Panhandle celebrates the best of barbecue, roots music, and family fun. Located just over an hour from Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD, the Lazy A Campground in Back Creek Valley (just 8 miles off Interstate 81) will be filled with the sound of music ... mixed with the smell of mouth-watering BBQ. Do a little pickin' of your own, or just sit back and enjoy some of the best musical acts from our region and beyond! Mark your calendar for Pickin' 2012, September 7-9!

Pickin' in the Panhandle is also host to the West Virginia State BBQ Championship. Certified by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, the competition will crown the Grand Champion who will then represent West Virginia at the national level. The festival also hosts a backyard BBQ cook-off, a bluegrass band competition, children's activities, arts and crafts, a beer garden (21 and older only), camping, and more.

The 2012 lineup will feature:

  • Appalachia
  • Appalachian Flyer
  • The Back Creek Valley Boys
  • The Bluegrass Brothers
  • Circa Blue
  • Chris Jones & The Night Drivers
  • Clay Hess
  • Colebrook Road
  • Colt Prather (and special guests)
  • The Crowe Brothers
  • Cumberland River
  • Davisson Brothers Band
  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
  • Drymill Road
  • The Expedition Show
  • Half Bad Bluegrass Band
  • Highland Grass
  • James Reams & The Barnstormers
  • Jett's Creek
  • Joe Taxi
  • Kentucky HeadHunters
  • Lonesome Highway
  • Lonesome River Band
  • NewFound Road
  • Shane Thomas
  • Sleepy Creek
  • Speakeasy Boys
  • Stacy Grubb
  • Stoney Creek
  • Westbound Rangers
  • Wildfire

For more information, visit or contact the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Convention & Visitors Bureau at 304-264-8801.Colebrook Road

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