Elkins Depot offering free concert

The Elkins Depot will be the site for some sweet sounds Thursday when Bear Hill Bluegrass comes back to Town Square to play a free concert.

Elkins Depot Welcome Center President Ed Griesel said this will be the last concert of the season.

“Come out and enjoy the music,” Griesel said. “Umbrellas will be set-up to keep the sun off. Have a bite to eat and enjoy the free music.”

The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. A concession stand will offer hotdogs, nachos and other refreshments available for sale, and also a 50/50 raffle.

“It’s a great opportunity to see some old friends and enjoy some bluegrass,” said Jodi Burnsworth, an Americorps worker with the Welcome Center. “We are hoping that the weather will be cooperative.”

Playing true traditional bluegrass music from the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia, Bear Hill Bluegrass offers a winning combination of high energy, comedy and audience participation.

The five versatile musicians can adjust their repertoire as needed, whether it’s hard-driving bluegrass, bluegrass gospel or classic country.

Having played venues with top entertainers like JR Sisk and Ramblers Choice, Mountain Heart and Claire Lynch, Bear Hill Bluegrass includes Bill Nelson on dobro, Lance Donahue on mandolin, Lee Fincham on banjo, Janet Winebrenner on upright bass and Joe Winebrenner, Jr. on guitar.

For more information on the Bear Hill Concert at the Elkins Depot, check out the Facebook event page “Free Concert with Bear Hill Bluegrass” or call the Elkins Depot Welcome Center at 304-635-7803.